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10 gifts that would turn anyone into a homebody

Cozy ideas to make staying in a little sweeter.

Cozy ideas to make staying in a little sweeter

(Source, left: linenchest.com; right: nodpod.com)

This winter many will be looking to make their homes a much cozier and comforting space to hibernate in. From candles that mimic a crackling fire to soothing teas, here are some gifting ideas that might help make staying at home this winter a lot more joyful. 

The last thing anybody wants when indoors is to be cold. Enter: A heated blanket, perfect for relaxing on the couch or for draping over your lap during Zoom meetings. 

Sunbeam Reversible Heated Throw Blanket - Lumberjack, $69.99, London Drugs

If they find comfort in a hot drink, look no further than Teapigs's limited edition Spiced Pear Tea. It's the perfect balance of spicy and sweet and will definitely leave them feeling warm and cozy inside. 

Spiced Pear Tea Limited Edition, $7.99, Teapigs

Comfortable clothing is non-negotiable when hibernating indoors. But if they're tired of wearing sweatpants all day, elevated lounge pants are a great alternative. Uniqlo has a wide range of lounge pants that come in flattering styles and breezy fabrics.

Satin Drape Straight Pants, $24.90, Uniqlo

Candles are a must when it comes to creating a restful and comforting space. This one by B.C. brand Mala not only smells like a fireside but crackles like one too, thanks to its wooden wick.  

Fireside Wood Wick Candle, $30, Mala

For those who can't function without their morning latte, consider gifting them coffee/espresso tools. A handheld milk frother, for example, is a simple (and inexpensive) item that'll up their at-home coffee game to barista levels. 

Grosche E-Z LATTE Turbo Black Milk Frother, $14.99, Linen Chest

For those in need of a good night's rest, consider a weighted sleep mask. Just like a weighted blanket, a weighted sleep mask provides the eyes with a gentle and soothing pressure that's said to promote a better night's sleep.

Weighted Sleep Mask, $43, Nodpod

A snuggly house coat is a stay-at-home staple. This robe by Roots comes in the heritage brand's iconic salt and pepper fabric and is decked out with a hood for when they want to feel extra snug.

Salt and Pepper Hooded Robe, $98, Roots

Some people are spending way more time in their kitchens nowadays. A culinary-themed gift, like this sleek Japanese-made cookbook stand not only looks nice on a kitchen counter but is incredibly useful and doubles as a tablet stand. 

Tosca Cookbook Stand, $23, Erin & Co

Whether or not they drink, a splash of Seedlip Spice 94 is a lovely touch to toddies and mules. This non-alcoholic spirit features warm flavours, like allspice berries, cardamom and citrus peels, which makes it perfect for the holidays or a relaxing night in.

Seedlip Distilled Non-Alcoholic Spirit Spice 94, $45, Seedlip

Jigsaw puzzles offer a quiet escape from doom scrolling and are a great stress reliever. There are also loads of beautiful puzzles out there, like this one from Slowdown Studio featuring a lovely painting of Spain's La Muralla Roja.

Slowdown Studio La Muralla Roja Puzzle, $35, Free People

Linen and room sprays can help recreate a comforting hotel-like atmosphere at home. L'Occitane's Cocon de Sérénité Relaxing Pillow Mist features a dreamy blend of lavender and orange blossom essential oils, which will no doubt elicit relaxed and calm vibes.

Cocon de Sérénité Relaxing Pillow Mist, $25, L'Occitane En Provence


D'Loraine Miranda is a Toronto-based editor and writer. Follow her on Instagram @dlorainem.

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