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    ~And Since We’ve No Place To Go~, Let’s Get Your Home Ready For Winter

    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. You've got everything you need to stay cozy at home.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. An odor-eliminating Levoit air purifier because cold and flu season is here and the last thing you need are allergens, dust, and smoke to make this time of year even harder. Its three-stage HEPA filtration system will help keep your home's air easy to breathe.

    Promising review: "I struggle with terrible winter allergies. After several years of getting bronchitis at this time of year, and swallowing two 24-hour allergy pills a day, and fighting with extremely painful ear infections, I HAD to try something new. I got this little thing hesitantly. I was worried it wouldn’t work, or it would be too loud but none of that has been the case. My headaches are gone. My stuffed up nose in the morning is gone for the most part. No allergy pills required. The volume is adjustable and on its lowest it’s barely noticeable. If you suffer like I have, please give this a try. I am so thankful I did." —Bunny

    Get it from Amazon for $74.99+ (available in black and white).

    2. A super sleek and super quiet Levoit humidifier and diffuser if the cold weather has brought with it congestion, coughs, or dry skin. It's even got a 360-degree mist nozzle. Raise the humidity by 10% in just 20 minutes!

    Promising review: "I have searched and searched for the perfect humidifier for my bedroom. After reading the positive reviews of this one, I ordered it. It is awesome! I love that it is top fill. I will be able to get into every nook and cranny to clean it, and it’s super super quiet! I also appreciate that it doesn’t have an annoying bright light on it anywhere!! The most important thing is that I can adjust how much moisture comes out of the top. I have used it a few nights now and I’m not waking up choking with my mouth and throat being so dry and stuck together. Great product and I would recommend to anyone who is looking for a humidifier to put beside their bed at night during the winter. You will not be disappointed!" —MH

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99 (available in two colors).

    3. A super smart (and cute) humidifier tank cleaner for keeping your humidifier mold and mildew free for up to 30 days. It also kills 99% of odor-causing bacteria, which you need if your humidifier has been spewing out some smelly smells.

    the blue plastic fish filled white white balls that sanitize the water
    the fish swimming around a humidifier

    Promising reviews: "I LOVE these little fish. I’ve been using them for about 2.5 years now and I truly believe they help keep the humidifier and water cleaner. People don’t realize all the nasty mold and bacteria that can be growing in their humidifier and then released into the air in their room! I’ve noticed a huge difference in mold growth when I use these fish." —Shelly

    Get it from Amazon for $5.28.

    4. A gorgeous, handcrafted wreath to stamp the front of your home with. Now even passersby will know that no Grinches live here.

    Promising review: "This is such a beautiful and FULL wreath; no skimping on materials here. It was fun unpacking it and unbending/arranging some of the branches, etc. It was packed beautifully and it is so nice to have that keepsake box to store it in when not in use." —Mindy Silver

    Get it from Amazon for $69.47.

    5. A fast-acting and environmentally friendly ice melt that won't irritate or dry out your skin when handled. Be prepared for any rogue snowstorms that come your way.

    someone pouring out the pet friendly ice melt

    This even comes with a handheld ice melt spreader!

    Promising review: "Today in Chicago it snowed throughout the day, not blizzard, but a normal 5-ish inches. I live in the city and have to keep my sidewalks clean, so I shoveled midday to break up the torturous foot-traffic-packed snow that builds up, and broke a decent sweat (shoveling about 15 feet of sidewalk). I said 'see you later' to my neighbors who were also shoveling. I put this salt down over the remnants of my hardship, figuring it’d make round two easier. It has been six hours and my sidewalk is clear — no random patches of ice, clear — while my neighbors already had a solid new layer of snow to shovel. I will not be joining the next round." —Kate

    Get a 50-pound bag from Amazon for $43.82 (available in other sizes). 

    6. A gingerbread simple syrup so you can step up your home latte game without artificial flavorings and colorings. Give your coffees, mochas, and hot chocolates a wintry twist! 

    the gingerbread syrup on a kitchen counter
    Lynn & Gray / Etsy

    Lynn & Gray is a Pennsylvania-based small biz handcrafting essential oil diffusers and simple syrups.

    Promising review: "This is the best gingerbread syrup I’ve had. I was looking for something to replace Starbucks to make my own gingerbread lattes, and this is actually better than theirs. It is delicious." —Ellie Clinesmith

    Get it from Lynn & Gray on Etsy for $10.50+ (available in two sizes).

    7. cheese board and cutlery set because 'tis the season for gathering and merrymaking and that means making sure your guests are full of cheese and crackers. Made of acacia wood, this water-resistant cheese board will take your hosting to the next level.

    The set includes the three bowls, a matching knife set with three utensils, and three compartments that can be used for the bowls or on its own for snacks.

    Promising review: "Got this for my mom who is obsessed with making cheese boards. She loves it. Great gift and pretty unique design. The packaging was also very impressive, which made it an even better gift." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (also available in a lazy susan style).

    8. A UV-free LED sunlight lamp if the sun's early setting is ruining your vibe. This lamp provides glare-free "happy light" that feels just like the sun's rays, so you can enjoy boosts of energy and focus throughout the day.

    Promising review: "I've been using my HappyLight for a month and I can honestly say that I do notice a difference in my morning outlook and energy. I have it on my vanity table and sit with it for at least a half hour while drinking coffee, scrolling TikTok, answering emails, catching up on the overnight news, and solving Wordle. It also serves as a supplemental makeup light while I do my makeup and morning skincare routine! Like many of you, I go to work in the dark/come home in the dark during this time of year. I know I need at least some artificial sunshine in my life to ward off the winter blues." —Virginia

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    9. A très chic acrylic bathtub tray for a series of well-deserved self-care days. Prepare a glass of wine, light a candle, drop in a bath bomb, and get ready for a relaxing and rejuvenating bath.

    Promising review: "Had this in my cart for months and decided to pull the trigger. Pleasantly surprised by the quality and the aesthetic. Would order again in a heartbeat." —Daisygirl

    Get it from Amazon for $69.95 (available in three handle colors).

    10. A seasonally appropriate doormat sure to let anyone visiting you know that once they cross that threshold, they must be prepared to spend the day lounging with a soft blanket and a mug of cocoa.

    person standing above door mat that reads
    Home Maven

    Home Maven is a woman-owned small business based in Tampa, Florida, making cute, custom doormats.

    Promising review: "Beautiful rug! It came quickly and is absolutely gorgeous! It doesn’t shed too much and looks very durable!" —coliver102

    Get it from Home Maven on Etsy for $54+ (available in five sizes).

    11. A pack of foam socket sealers that'll stop any rogue breezes from finding their way into your home through slight gaps between your walls and switch plates and outlets.

    Hands installing the socket sealer beneath a light switch plate
    Hands installing one beneath a plug's plate

    You'll get 16 outlet sealers, 6 switch plate sealers, and 2 decorative covers.

    Promising review: "These actually work. I admit that I had my doubts at first, but then, I verified the results with the a thermal leak detector. Outlets that were at least two or three degrees lower in temperature prior to installation were actually warmer than the wall after I installed. Pretty amazing. Package comes with mostly double round sockets and a few square. Our house has all square, so we cut the round to fit the square plate, and they work very well. We used the light switch cutouts for cable coax outlets, which made a huge difference." —K. S.

    Get the variety pack on Amazon for $14.99.

    12. A pack of six aromatherapy shower steamers for turning shower time into a nice trip to the spa this winter. Relieve a little stress with a lavender, eucalyptus, vanilla, watermelon, grapefruit, or peppermint steamer.

    Promising review: “These are the best shower steamers I've ever tried. Usually they aren't strong enough or they melt too quickly to even enjoy. They are also bigger than what you can buy at the store. One lasted my entire shower and still smelled amazing even after I was done. These are the best shower steamers hands down. I would definitely buy these again.” —Krista 

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    13. A Bluetooth record player so you can play all the biggest and best holiday hits! Sit back and relax as Mariah Carey croons about Christmas on this retro-inspired record player.

    reviewer image of the record player closet and sitting on table
    reviewer image of the record player open showing the top of the record

    Promising review: "I'm in love with my record player. I don't have any bad thing to say about it. The sounds quality is great. The way it looks is perfect. I actually own a second record player and this is my favorite as it looks very vintage. Is definitely giftable. I'm buying this for my sister who also loves collecting vinyls." —Liliana

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in eight colors).

    14. A boot dryer and warmer because you don't have time to wait for your boots to thaw from yesterday's snowy excursion; you have things to do and people to see! This device silently warms the air that rises into the boots so they dry more quickly.

    review photo of the boots drying on the boot dryer and warmer
    review photo of two boot warmers with boots drying on them

    Promising review: "I was skeptical for the 'no moving parts' thing, and also concerned for energy usage because I'm a cheapskate when it comes to that electric bill. But some sorcery allows for this thing to have no moving parts, low energy consumption, AND the boots are hot in the morning. No more wet toes before I even leave the house. I read a lot of reviews of people whining about not having an on/off switch or having to unplug it to turn it off. I thought it was a legitimate concern before purchasing but have now determined that it was just whining. I have two pairs of boots anyway so there's always one pair on it. Pleased with purchase." —Public name (required)

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    15. A delish hot toddy mix if you're looking for a boozy way to stay warm and toasty this winter. Just add hot water and the liquor of your choice (I'm a whiskey girl myself) and this spice-filled drink is ready to go!

    bottle of the hot toddy mix styled next to an empty glass mug
    hot toddy made in a clear glass with orange slices and a cinnamon stick
    Wood Stove Kitchen / Etsy

    Wood Stove Kitchen is a small business based in Mont Vernon, New Hampshire making delicious mixers for cocktails, mocktails, mulled wine, spiced cider, and hot toddies, and more!

    Promising review: "Very tasty. I live in a cold place with a deck, so this mix is a fun thing to have. Now I can bundle up, sit on the deck, and feel festive!" —Crisi Benford

    Get an 8-ounce bottle from Wood Stove Kitchen on Etsy for $11.99.

    16. An insulated weather- and soundproof strip you can install on your windows and doors to keep cold air where it's supposed to be — outside!

    A reviewer's door with the strip already installed on the edges
    A close up of what the strips look like in the middle that shows the foam part

    Promising review: "JUST WHAT I NEEDED! This weatherstrip worked great for me. It came in two attached strips with an adhesive backing. The strips can be separated as needed. It was easy to peel the backing and install the strips. I installed both strips on the door casing where the door meets it when closed. It immediately stopped the draft that was coming in around the door." —RH in TN

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97+ (available in two sizes and four colors).

    17. And a pack of two door draft stoppers with adhesive strips that make for easy install. No more losing precious warm air when you turn your heater on!

    close up reviewer image of a wide gap between the bottom of a white door and the floor beneath
    close up of the same door but with a white suptike door draft stopper installed at the bottom gap

    These stoppers are wider than the strips above, so that makes them a better fit for doors with a large gap between them and the floor.

    Promising review: "I bought this to seal the bottom of the door between the kitchen and our uninsulated mud room. Before installing this, the cold winter air could be felt 4-5 feet from the door. Now, I can barely feel it. It was easy to install; I was able to cut it with scissors, and it stuck well. One note: It’s not easy to adjust if you need to make a change once it’s been stuck down." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four colors).

    18. An adjustable window AC unit cover to protect you from the wintry winds that will try to blow through your unit's vent. Its embedded cotton also prevents warm air from escaping your home and venturing into the wild.

    Just be sure to check the size of the cover against the size of your AC unit!

    Promising review: "I love it. I put it on, and then, in probably a half hour, I could notice the change in the room. That breeze was gone." —DA-BIGGUY

    Get it from Amazon for $16.49+ (available in four sizes and in black and white).

    19. A darling snowman made from the pages of a book. No snow? No problem! These little paper snowmen make glorious centerpieces

    three paper snowmen of different sizes on a table
    Root to Vine / Etsy

    Based in Indiana, Root to Vine is a whimsical small business making charming pieces of decor.

    Promising review: "I love it! I only bought one and now I feel bad because I do not want it to be lonely so I will definitely buy the rest in the near future. It's cute and can stay out for the whole winter because it's not holiday-related." —Gracen Cloud Walter

    Get it from Root to Vine on Etsy for $17.60+ (available in three sizes and in sets of three and in two hat colors).

    20. A soft checkered fleece throw blanket so you don't have to ruin your perfectly made bed to get toasty under covers. This cute blankie will keep you comfy on chilly movie nights.

    Promising reviews: "Really soft blanket. Light and fluffy yet warm." —Amazon Customer

    "This thing is heavenly! So cute and wildly soft! My kiddos are obsessed with it, but it’s Mom's blanket. Haha. I definitely will be getting more in different colors." —Sabrina Padgett

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three sizes and 16 colors).

    21. A ceramic cup warmer because you've been heating that same cup of coffee in the microwave all morning, and it just *doesn't* have to be like that. Now you can enjoy your warm bev even as low temperatures threaten to make it cold.

    Promising review: "I'm a very slow tea/coffee drinker, so having this mini hot plate is amazing. I can have hot tea until the last sip! Life changing. I use it every day. I'm using it as I write this review. I drink more tea because I know it won't get cold and sad. My roommates all want one now." —PDT

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    22. A baby wipe warmer if your little one has made it known that they are not a fan of a cold wipe on their bottom. It's even got a night-light feature that has a 10-minute auto shutoff.

    white wipe warmer sitting on a counter

    Promising review: "I love this thing. I’m SO glad I got it. My child is 2 months old and we’ve been using it since we got home and there’s been zero mold. It’s super easy to fill and holds a whole pack of wipes. It has a nice long cord as well as a little light, and it locks on the sides of the bottom lid to keep it down when pulling out wipes. Now, when I use cold wipes in the daytime, they bother my hands because I’m used to the warm wipes, so I can’t imagine how nice it is for my little one to have them warmed up. It heats up only on the top of the lockable portion of the warmer. Not too hot, not too cold, and no little hands can get into it as long as it’s locked. The only issue (which isn’t huge) that I’ve run into is that when the wipes get low, the inside gets pretty hot. This is fixed as soon as it’s filled again. I was so indecisive on this issue and I’m so glad I decided to splurge." —BR

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (also available with an organizer).

    23. A set of pinecone-shaped candles whose blended fir, citrus, and earthen scent is inspired by pine trees and will keep spirits in your home feeling lifted.

    three pinecone shaped candles lit and styled on a piece of wood
    Anaïs Candle

    Anaïs Candle is a small business based in New York City hand-crafting gorgeous and fragrant candles using cosmetic grade all-natural beeswax and soy wax. 

    Get a set of three from Anaïs Candle for $95 (originally $105), or purchase individually for $38.