I’d say that if there was one thing we learned over the past few years, it was how to cozy up at home. I know that I used the time to find additional ways to turn our space into an oasis for relaxing and unwinding. Uncluttering was an important part of this process and it was fun to add a few additions that made it just perfect.
Now that we’re out and about again, this is still an important lesson to take with us: Your home should always be a place where you feel secure and sheltered. Whether you work from home or go to an office, when you’re charging hard, you have to have a place where you can nourish your soul. As the old saying goes, you can’t pour from an empty cup. With this in mind, I’ve pulled together a list of things that will cozy up your home and leave you with all kinds of good vibes.
I’ve included ideas for everyone in the family, right down to your four-legged friends, and items at all price points. Whether you choose to add some warmth to greet you in your entryway or add charm to your den with these copper string lights at under $15 or invest in this delicious hand-knit chunky weighted blanket at $269 — that’s like what would happen if a fisherman sweater and a hug got together and had a baby — you’re sure to feel the love.
So settle in, explore, maybe shop a little and know that comfort and cheer are on the way.
My team and I carefully choose the items shared here with you and hope that you’ll love them as much as we do. Should you decide to purchase one of the products from this article, we may receive a small portion of that sale.
NEOM Organics Happiness Scented Candle ($36.50) – To me, cozy starts with candle, and this one scented with Happiness is the perfect choice for the occasion. NEOM has designed Happiness specifically to lift the mood and establish an atmosphere of positivity with its blend of essential oils including white neroli, mimosa, and lemon.
Bulbrite Copper Starry String Lights ($14.78) – Lighting makes such a big difference in your outlook on things, and these copper lights with warm LED bulbs are perfect for establishing an ambience in any room. String them down the wall behind your sofa, use them to make accent lights out of Mason jars, create a dramatic floral display for a bookcase or table – the possibilities are endless.
Nuzzie Hand-Woven Chunky Knit Weighted Blanket ($269) – If you haven’t tried a weighted blanket yet, now’s the time. Using one is like getting.a full-body hug -and they’ve been proven to enrich sleep quality. This one gets its heft from a fiber that’s crafted from more than 500 recycled plastic bottles, so you can feel good about it, too.
GOLDTOE Socks (6-pack, 13.20) – If you do one thing this season, treat yourself to some new socks. These from trusted brand GOLDTOE are packed with delicious cushioning that’s sure to add some bounce to your step and feels so cozy when you have your shoes off padding around inside the house.
Sticky Be Socks Colorful Mantra Box (7-pack, $75.00)– Speaking of walking around in your sock feet, if you prefer a little more grip when you’re without your shoes, check out this cuddly footwear that has non-slip grip dots on the sole. Better yet, each pair features a different inspirational mantra on the toe and the sole. They’re great for yoga, Pilates, and everyday wear. The neutral box was one of Oprah’s Favorite Things this year!
Drowsy Silk Sleep Mask ($55.30) – There are lots of sleep masks out there, but this one, crafted from luxurious mulberry silk, blocks out all the light overnight and cradles you in unparalleled comfort. The high-end fabric is frictionless meaning so to create fewer unwanted wrinkles around your eyes, and it has a strapless elastic design so you can rest in comfort. A variety of sumptuous colors are available.
Amazon Essentials Pajamas ($29.00) – There’s nothing that says “cozy” to me more than curling up in my PJs for an indulgent session of streaming my favorite new Netflix series. Made from comfy cotton modal, this set from Amazon Essentials is stretchy enough to let you enjoy your popcorn and makes a great companion for any film festival.
Cariloha Bamboo Sheet Set ($269) – Crafted from 100% bamboo viscose so it’s super eco-friendly, this sheet set feels good when slip into your bed, and it’s also the feel-good choice for preserving Mother Earth. Bamboo fibers have unique cooling properties to distribute your body heat so you’ll stay just the right temperature all night long.
Big Blanket Company Extra Large Throw Blanket ($149) – Perfect as the top layer on your bed, to warm the whole family on the couch for movie night, outside around the fire pit, or for about a zillion other uses, this blanket is so cuddly and the ultimate utility player. It cleans easily in the washer/dryer, and I’ve used mine as everything from a fun picnic tablecloth (it’s ideal for tailgating) to a Christmas tree skirt.
Keenray Bucket Towel Warmer ($130.99) – Pop your towel into this towel warmer while you’re in the shower, and you’ll have a delightfully warm towel to step into when you’re done. Even better, pop your PJs into the bucket while you’re brushing your teeth, and you’ll be absolutely over the moon when you change into your nice and comfy warm pajamas.
GRT Bath Mats (2 Pieces, $13.99) – Bath mats don’t have to be strictly utilitarian – these are both attractive and so plush on your feet that they actually relieve tension and eliminate pressure. They’re composed of three layers – a cozy and absorbent flannel layer that feels ultra-soft on your feet; a foam layer for support and to soothe aching muscles; and a non-slip layer so that these mats stay in place. They’re machine washable for easy cleaning, too.
Grounds and Hounds Three-Blend Coffee Starter Kit ($29.99) – Doesn’t coffee taste so much better when you have nowhere to be? Grounds & Hounds Coffee is delicious whether you’re dawdling or on deadline, and this box contains three of their delicious flavors – Morning Walk Breakfast Blend, Paper & Slippers Medium Roast, and Alpha Blend Dark Roast – for you to try. As a bonus, this company puts a portion of the proceeds from every sale toward animal rescue.
VAHDAM Tea Assorted Tea Bag Sampler ($14.99) – If you’re not a coffee lover, how about a cup of tea? VAHDAM makes so many delicious flavors that I think this assortment – packaged in a gorgeous box that also makes a great gift – is the perfect way to start. It includes 40 blends ranging from old favorites like Earl Grey and chamomile to an assortment of chai flavors and newly-popular turmeric blends. Don’t miss my favorite, the Hibiscus Rose!
Filthy Whiskey Cocktail Kit ($44.99) – It can be great to cozy up with a cocktail, and Filthy’s award-winning mixers and garnishes make it quick and easy to whip up a delicious drink with all the bells and whistles – you just add the whiskey. If an old fashioned isn’t to your taste, the brand has plenty of other kits to wet your whistle. They’re great for entertaining, too.
Moonshot Organic Crackers, Sourdough Sea Salt (3-pack, $24.26) – No cozying-up session is complete without a snack, and I think you’ll love these crackers – I could scarf them up by the handful. They’re perfect on their own and even better with a schmear of goat cheese or a square of Swiss or cheddar. By the way, they’re also regeneratively-made and climate-friendly!
Amazon Essentials 6-Quart Cast Iron Dutch Oven (59.99) – Maybe you’re in the mood to do a little more intensive cooking. A nice stew or a braise – or some risotto, if you’re feeling ambitious – is always good when you’re looking for something comforting, and this Dutch oven from Amazon Essentials looks (and feels! Oof!) just like the name brand, for a fraction of the price. It features solid cast iron construction for even heating and enameled coating in a gorgeous range of hues.
NINJA Foodi PossibleCooker Multi-Cooker ($119.99) – Maybe hands-off cooking is more your speed. This multi-cooker is a slow cooker, steam oven, food warmer, nonstick sauté and saucepan, stockpot, cast iron skillet, Dutch oven, and roasting pan, all in one. Heck, you can even make bread in it. Use the slow cooker setting to make chili, pulled pork, and so many other cozy dishes while you’re doing other things.
JIGGY Jigsaw Puzzle ($49.00) – Looking for something to do on a night in that doesn’t involve screens? Jigsaw puzzles are so much fun and encourage conversation and engagement, too. JIGGY jigsaw puzzles come packaged in a lovely glass cylinder and are accompanied by all the supplies you’ll need to preserve your masterpiece once it’s completed. The stunning artwork on all of JIGGY’s puzzles is by women artists.
Telestrations ($29.99) – Board games are also a terrific way to chill on a cozy night in. Telestrations is a board game take on “the telephone game” that we all played as kids, and if that doesn’t ring a bell, it’s very easy to figure out. This game is fun and engaging for groups from 10-110, as well as for mixed ages – but don’t take my word for it: It has earned more than 10,000 4.8-star reviews on Amazon.
Comfytemp Neck and Shoulders Heating Pad ($42.99) – For those times when you’re feeling sore from too much time in front of the computer and need a little pampering, this heating pad cradles your neck and shoulders in warmth. It’s pleasantly weighted to simulate the feeling of a comforting hand reaching out to touch you, and it has nine heat settings and 11 auto-off timers for the ultimate in convenience.
MiHIGH Portable Infrared Sauna Blanket ($399.99) – If you’re looking for a full-body cozy fix, how about an infrared sauna that doesn’t require going to the gym or the spa and that you can roll up and keep in your closet? The MiHIGH will really warm you up when it’s cold outside and is ideal for detoxing and increasing circulation any time of the year. One use and you’ll be hooked!
BioLIte Smokeless Fire Pit ($209.97) – Outdoors can be cozy, too, and there’s no better place to start than with this tech-forward fire pit: It uses a fan powered by a rechargeable power pack to stay smoke-free, and you can also control the size of the flames manually or via an app on your phone. You can cook over this fire, too, and with its folding legs you can take this fire pit with you for a cozy huddle-up wherever you go.
MAGGIFT Solar Pathway Lights (12-pack, $25.59) – With more than 16,000 4-star reviews on Amazon, these solar lights are the perfect way to add warmth and depth to your landscape or to highlight your driveway, path, or a favorite outdoor feature. They’re weatherproof and come on automatically at dusk and turn off automatically at dawn. Simply stake them into the ground, flip the switch, and installation is complete.
MalloMe Marshmallow Roasting Sticks (5-pack, $8.19) – While you’re outside, enjoy making some s’mores over the fire pit with these marshmallow roasting sticks that telescope out so your hands aren’t so close to the heat. Each stick has a different color so everyone can keep track of their own. You’ll love them for camping, too – try roasting hotdogs or sausage over the flame.
S’well Stainless Steel Wine Tumbler ($25.00) – Enjoy your favorite beverages around the fire in this vacuum-insulated stemless wine tumbler from perennial favorite brand S’well. This one features a beautiful design evoking Calacatta marble, but there are so many different colors and styles that you’re sure to find one that you love. Engineered to keep beverages at their intended temperature – hot or cold – for extended periods of time, it features a BPA-free plastic lid with sip-through, spill-free silicone seal.
OCOOPA Rechargeable Hand Warmer ($27.99) – Great for taking off any remaining chill while you’re sitting around the fire, as well as while you’re walking the dog on crisp mornings, going for a hike, golfing, going to the football game, or any number of other outdoor activities, this hand warmer recharges via a USB-C connection. As a bonus, this little gadget can also be used to recharge your smartphone or other electronic devices.
Kuoser Reversible Dog Jacket ($21.99) – Our four-legged family members love to get cozy, too, and this dog coat is so versatile for all the puppers out there. Available in seven sizes, you can get almost a customized fit, and the reversible design provides extra fashion options. The jacket is windproof and waterproof to protect your dog from the elements, it’s available in eight styles, too.
Mau Modern Cat Tree ($289.00) – If you’re more of a cat person, you know that cat trees and cat condos are bulky and ugly, and you’d never put one in your living room – until now. This modern cat tree from Mau is made with real wood branches for scratching posts and hand-woven wicker baskets where the cats can sleep, and has a modern design that kitties will love playing and cozying up in and that won’t stick out like a sore thumb in any décor. It’s definitely an investment, but this is cat furniture that your cats will enjoy for years.
Furhaven Self-Warming Pet Bed ($17.99) – Pets of all kinds will love this plush pet bed that’s crafted with insulating fiber matting plus a layer of Mylar that reflects back body heat to give Fido or Fluffy a warm and toasty place to nap.It’s cordless for use outside and when you’re on the go, and completely machine washable for easy care.
Hope you enjoyed this list! Let us know all the ways you’re making your home more cozy!