The first snow of the year hit Nashville last night and as I was anxiously awaiting its arrival I hunkered down with a fresh cup of homemade hot cocoa, flannel pj's, and some needlepoint. In light of this first snow, I put together a list of all my favorite winter must-haves.
COZY FLANNEL PAJAMA SET || Every year around the second week in November Lands End starts a huge sale where a ton of items are 50% off. This is hands down the best time to buy a flannel pajama set. They have all the classic colors that remind me so much of the holiday season. You can even get a pair monogrammed! Which I think makes a personalized and thoughtful stocking stuffer gift.
HOUSE SLIPPERS ... ALWAYS || I kid you not, I wear these UGG slippers every day during the winter. I love that they are more of a loafer as it always seems to keep my entire foot warm. As opposed to slip-on shoes where half your foot is hanging out. If you are looking for a gift for dad this Christmas the UGG leather loafers have been a huge hit in our house.
HEATED BLANKET || A heated blanket is a must-have for cold winter nights. I use this when I am sitting on my couch reading a book, working from my desk, or when I have guests come to visit. Work this blanket into your guest room bedding and then turn it on 15 minutes before bedtime. Your guest will be so delighted to snuggle into a warm bed and you will look like an excellent host.
LEATHER GLOVES || These beautiful leather gloves are not only fashionable but functional. Perfect for those early winter mornings on the way to work when the car isn't quite heated up yet. I always leave mine in the glove compartment of my car so they're ready for me when I head out the door to work. Bonus - they just got marked down to 25% off!
MUG WARMER || This is not an essential winter item by any means but I love it. The house always gets a bit draftier on those cold winter mornings and my coffee seems to quickly follow suit. This mug warmer helps to keep it at the perfect temperature. Allowing me to get in a few emails while my coffee stays nice and warm.