2020 is behind us, and we’re welcoming the new year with open arms … and more appreciation for the comforts of home than ever before. With January’s chill comes the desire for all things cozy and good for the soul — soft loungewear, scented candles, and spiced cocktails. Whether you’re curling up with a good book, taking a long bath or sleeping in, we’ve got a selection of Southern-made items to keep you warm and smiling all month long.
FOR THE COZY WINTER WARDROBE
These Z Supply pajamas will surely induce dreams of all the wild adventures to come this year. Made from super-soft brushed twill fabric, this woven notch collar two-piece set features an all-over leopard print and comes with a button-up pajama top and drawstring bottoms with pockets. There’s even a little bit of stretch for maximum comfort. Find this set for $80 at The Mint Julep Boutique.
This oh-so-soft sweater dress, which, might we add, has pockets, feels so good you may never take it off. Lounge in it, dine in it, walk around the park in it … it’s perfect to pair with tights and boots in the chilly months. We’re ready to toast some marshmallows. Find yours for $83 at Custard Boutique.
Keeping warm and looking cute simultaneously? Yes, please. These cable knit beanies with faux fur poms are ideal for morning strolls (if you’re feeling ambitious), running errands, or even just lounging around the house. Find them in assorted colors for $32 each at Abednego.
That transition from a warm bath into a welcoming robe tops our list of cozy things to look forward to each day. This CozyChic® “Barefoot In The Wild” version from Barefoot Dreams, a brand specializing in cozy loungewear and accessories, is as snuggly as it gets. Find it for $169.95 at The Barefoot Cottage.
Knit from their signature faux rabbit fur, the “Bunny Hop” poncho is unquestionably cozy. The loose silhouette drapes effortlessly over any figure, and the elegant cowl neckline with open sides layers easily over other tops. Find yours for $196 at Clair de Lune.
“COZIFY” YOUR HOME
This two-ply jacquard weave throw from Turkish T is perfect for keeping around the house, on the patio, and in the picnic basket. Grab one in every color to ensure all of your cohabiters and guests are comfy. The 100% Turkish Aegean cotton is super-soft without being stifling hot, and it’s machine washable and free from harmful chemicals. Find yours in four different colors for $61 at SB Shop.
Fill your home with welcoming fragrances with this diffuser. All you have to do is plug it in, set it up, and then you can control it from your phone. You can set custom schedules, turn it off and on as you please, and yes, even start it while you’re on the way home from your errands. Find this smart diffuser for $85 at Pickering Boxwood.
Okay, this FIND is too cool. What can you do with your Growing Candle after the wax has burned its 75+ hours? Plant some wildflowers, of course! Seeds are embedded within each candle label, so fill your container with soil, plant the label (just like any other seed), and grow some flowers. Find this candle that keeps on giving (and two other vessel options) for $38 at Lizard’s Thicket.
Faux fur throw
Sleeping in just got even better with this “ivory mink” faux fur throw from Providence Interiors. The luxurious cover is animal-friendly, super soft, and a stunning accompaniment to your bedding. Not to mention, it’s the ideal blanket to snuggle up in. Order it from Providence Interiors for $350.
This refined Camont puzzle of an 18th-century farmhouse in Gascony, France, is undoubtedly the perfect activity for a cozy night in. At 500 high-quality matte pieces, this might even be worth framing once finished. Find yours for $40 at Wrapsody.
LUXURIOUS BATH & LAUNDRY
Dip into divine moisture with this ultra-nourishing whipped body butter from fan-favorite Lollia. Moisture-rich aloe and shea butter envelop your body in lush hydration as cocoa butter and avocado oil leave your skin radiant. Plus, uplifting aural notes of water lily and sun blossoms linger on your skin for a delightfully fresh formulation. Get yours (before they run out!) for $52.50 at The Truffle Pig.
After a generous application of the aforementioned body cream, add this eye pillow for ultimate relaxation. It has hand-printed cotton on one side and cooling natural silk on the other. It’s filled with dried lavender and flax seeds, making it the total meditation and restful product. Find it for $29.95 at RSVP Stationers.
What better way to cozy up for a restful night’s sleep than to crawl into sheets sprayed with this lavender linen spray? This handmade spray contains lavender essential oil — straight from Twin Creek Lavender’s South Carolina lavender farm — which helps induce relaxation and reduce anxiety. Find this spray for $12 at Twin Creeks Lavender.
Each of these three formulations of artisan bath soaks enhances your warm bath: Rose Cloud is filled with rose petals and rich Himalayan salt, Detox is filled with ingredients to help draw toxins from your body, and Soothe gently nourishes your skin with oatmeal, baking soda, coconut milk and chamomile. Good luck choosing just one! Find these soaks for $22 each at Falling Into Place.
COZY UP THE PANTRY
This fun DIY cocktail box features three different craft tea blends and three different recipes to cozy up with by the fire on a cold winter’s night. You’ll find the Asheville Grey, Elderflower Mint and Lemon Ginger Yaupon, all with tasty hot tea cocktail recipe cards for hot toddies and more. Find yours starting at $27 at Asheville Tea Company.
Hot chocolate bomb
Hot chocolate bombs became one of this year’s winter trends. A chocolate sphere filled with even more chocolate? Count us in. It’s a magical little experience to watch as the hard shell melts away into your cup of heated milk … and it’s delicious, too. You can find them for $14 each at Tempered Fine Chocolates.
Chai latte mix
This chai latte mix contains a bounty of anti-inflammatory and digestion-aiding ginger, cinnamon that regulates blood sugar levels and aids metabolism, and cardamom and cloves — two delicious digestives that pack a flavorful, smooth punch. With just 6 grams of paleo-friendly, organic coconut sugar, this might just be the perfect cozy drink. Find yours for $12.99 at Oak Nashville.
We know you can buy brownie mix from the grocery store … but buying from a famed Southern bakery will taste so much better! All you have to do is add butter, sugar and eggs. Find this brownie mix for $11.50 at Muddy’s Bake Shop.
Here’s to a cozy January!