I Shop Amazon for a Living—and These Are the Wintertime Staples I Can’t Live Without
For someone who’s always cold, these cozy and warm finds are must-haves.
With winter’s freezing temperatures and dreary days here, I plan to ignore what’s happening outside while staying warm and cozy inside—in other words, drinking tea, staying in bed to read, watching Netflix, and the like.
In an effort to make these months feel less like an isolating and depressing sentence and more like a relaxing and restorative retreat, I’ve spent years collecting hygge-esque sweaters, outerwear, and even a few gadgets that help me survive—heck, even thrive!—during winter. Now that I’m an e-commerce reporter and responsible for finding the best products across the Internet, I’ve perfected my little curation of wintertime must-haves. And the best part? They’re all Prime-eligible Amazon finds that start at just $11.
If you’re ready to make the most of your Prime membership and the season (or at least make the latter feel less miserable), go ahead and treat yourself to one or several of these pieces.
Amazon Essentials Women’s Lightweight Packable Puffer Jacket
This surprisingly warm and not-bulky jacket packs down into a super small bag that comes included, making it easy to throw in a tote, gym bag, or suitcase. The lightweight piece is also great for layering. It’s so comfy that I’ll wear it around the house when I need to warm up.
To buy: $45; amazon.com.
Goodthreads Women’s Boucle Shaker Balloon-Sleeve Sweater
When I don’t feel like putting together a cute outfit, I can throw on this roomy sweater with just about anything—jeans, skirts, and even leggings—and instantly look polished.
To buy: $30–$40; amazon.com.
Achiou Winter Touchscreen Gloves
I wear these stylish and functional tech-friendly gloves while commuting so that I can scroll through Instagram and answer texts on the go. They work flawlessly with all of my go-to gadgets, and since they’re so affordable, I don’t feel guilty over misplacing one or both, which tends to happen every winter.
To buy: $11; amazon.com.
Yeti Rambler Insulated Mug
Koolaburra by Ugg Women’s Koola Boot
Shopping hack: You can get Ugg’s signature comfy and cozy feel for a fraction of its usual prices from its less expensive sister brand, Koolaburra. My feet feel practically frozen from November through May, so I love to wear these soft faux fur-lined shoes around the house.
To buy: $55 (was $80); amazon.com.
Goodthreads Women’s Boucle Cardigan Sweater
I wear this versatile cardigan with almost everything in my closet. During the week, I’ll layer it over dresses and wear it to the office; on the weekends, I’ll wear it with leggings and t-shirts.
To buy: $32–$40; amazon.com.
Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Air Purifier, Space Heater, and Fan
While it may be pricey, I use this three-in-one machine every day of the year, which means its cost per use breaks down to a little over $1 a day. When I’m not running the air purifier, I’ll use the space heater function to quickly warm up my apartment.
To buy: $475 (was $500); amazon.com.
Columbia Women’s Boundary Bay Jacket
This sleek jacket is the only winter coat I’ve ever found that keeps me warm but doesn’t make me feel like I’m wearing a heavy and puffy parka. It comes in black and two other unique colors, and unlike most marshmallow-esque coats, this option doesn’t feature Michelin Man-like lines.
To buy: $91–$222; amazon.com.
Amazon Essentials Men’s Hooded Fleece Sweatshirt
If I’m not at work, you’ll likely find me wearing this comfy, slightly oversized hoodie around my house that I discovered in Amazon’s men’s department. I love its warm fleece lining, soft fabric, and simple look even more than the other pricier name-brand hoodies currently sitting in my closet.
To buy: $20; amazon.com.
Philips Smartsleep Wake-Up Sunrise Alarm Clock
Whether I’m waking up extra early to hit the gym or sleeping in a little later, I’m often waking up while it’s still dark out, which is why I love this sunrise-simulating clock. It makes every day feel like a sunshine-filled summer day—at least until I leave my apartment.
To buy: $200; amazon.com.