Looking for a cozy gift for yourself or someone else? While warm blankets and soft pajamas are great options, consider expanding your horizons into other products that cater to creature comforts.
Cozy gifts help recipients relax or get more comfortable one way or another. They’re thoughtful and sentimental, and in many cases, they’re exactly what a recipient wants or needs but wouldn’t necessarily buy for themselves. A cozy pair of socks, for example, keep feet warm on chilly nights, whereas a fluffy scarf can accompany them on cold commutes.
Cozy gifts are thoughtful and sentimental because they speak to the recipient’s wants or needs. Here are a few reasons why it’s worth picking a cozy gift over others:
Self-care gifts let recipients enjoy downtime in a special way, whether it’s binging their favorite shows or enjoying a nice, relaxing bath. While these gifts may not fit the traditional definition of “cozy,” they contribute to the overall ambiance of relaxation and personal care activities.
Many cozy gifts help recipients sleep better, like comfortable, relaxed-fit pajamas or warm bedding. Other gifts in this category contribute to a more restful sleeping environment, like sound machines or sleep masks.
Consider giving clothing and accessories so recipients can feel cozy, including outside the home. Plush hoodies, fluffy socks and warm scarves all make great gifts, and if you’re willing to spend a little more, there are several plush jackets worth considering.
The COMFY Dream Oversized Wearable Blanket, once a Shark Tank product, remains a customer favorite for its oversized design. It’s made with silky-soft microfiber, which is machine-washable and dryer-safe. Choose from over a dozen fun designs and colors.
Parlovable Cross Band Plush Slipper shares the same fluffy softness of stuffed animals. The slipper has a full-length memory foam insole and a nonslip rubber outsole. It has a wide, spacious cut that lets wearers enjoy the slipper either barefoot or with their favorite socks.
Sierra Concepts Bathtub Pillow is made with 3D air mesh fabric that is breathable, non-irritating and quick to dry. The pillow has plush head and neck support to relieve pressure while you relax during a long, hot bath. It can be used in most tubs, jacuzzis and spas.
Betsey Johnson Cabin Footie Sock Set includes two pairs of fluffy socks with faux sherpa linings. The pair, which features bold designs and ankle poms, have nonslip soles and a wide toe. The socks are machine washable, and because they’re made with polyester, they won’t shrink.
Chesapeake Bay Serenity + Calm Candle, a unique blend of lavender and thyme, comes with a self-trimming wick and has a burn time of 24 hours. Poured and designed in the USA, it’s made with a natural soy wax blend and natural essential oils. The candle is 100% recyclable through TerraCycle as well.
Enchante Home Timaru Turkish Towel Set is made with premium long-staple cotton. The set, which includes a pair each of bath towels, hand towels and washcloths, has hotel-quality softness and absorbency. The towels have a luxurious, dual-texture finish and come in five neutral colors.
Wander Agio Winter Blanket Scarf measures 84 x 23 inches, making it a cozy option to keep you warm on chilly days. The scarf can be worn several ways, including as a shawl, hip scarf or over the shoulder. It’s available in a large number of colors.
UGG Whitecap Plush Flannel Throw adds plenty of warmth and coziness to any bed or sofa. At 70 x 50 inches, it’s easy to roll yourself in it. The UGG throw is made with premium plush material that elegantly drapes across furniture when it’s not in use.
Simply Vera Vera Wang Cozy Short Sleeve Pajama Set includes a relaxed-fit V-neck top and boxy pants. It’s made with a soft, flexible blend of polyester and Spandex, making it a suitable option for sleeping or lounging. Choose from a few floral-inspired patterns.
HoMedics White Noise Sound Machine offers six soothing sounds to help users relax or drift off into sleep. It plays sounds continuously, or you can select from three timer options to save the battery life. The small, lightweight device is travel-friendly.
Manta Blackout Eye Mask makes it easy to catch some Zs, considering it blocks out 100% of light with eyecups and side panels. Users appreciate the extra-deep eyecups, which allow them to blink and move their eyes comfortably if desired. The mask is machine washable.
Alexander Del Rossa Fleece Robe has an extra-long hemline and oversized hood. Made with 330 GSM flannel fleece, it keeps wearers warm and toasty. The robe comes neatly packaged and ready for wrapping and gifting.
Weighted Idea Cooling Blanket may help users to relax with the light pressure of a gentle hug. It’s available in weights from 5 to 25 pounds and comes in over a dozen colors. The weighted blanket is made with cool-to-touch material, making it ideal for all-season use.
Lands’ End Women’s Cozy Fleece Jacket features soft, plush sherpa construction with satin details. The soft jacket is cozy yet lightweight, which is why it’s popular for lounging, traveling and commuting.
Pure Enrichment PureRelief XL Heating Pad helps users relax — and may even deliver some much-needed relief to neck and back pain. The jumbo heating pad is equipped with four therapeutic heat settings and has a built-in LED controller. Because it comes with a belt, you can wear it while you recline, work or do chores.
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