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We’re excited to welcome 2021 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 — fuzzy slippers, scented candles, plush bathrobes and hot cocoa. Whether you’re curling up with a good book, taking a long bath or sleeping in, we’ve got a selection of locally found items to keep you warm and smiling all month long.

TO COZY UP YOUR HOME

Barrel-aged candles

These hand-poured, all-natural soy wax candles not only smell divine, but they’re also the perfect addition to create a warm and inviting space. Set in beautiful wooden vessels, the custom-blended scents are inspired by your favorite wine varietals such as champagne, pinot noir, rosé and chardonnay, so you can dream of future adventures in Napa Valley. You can find them for $32 each at Amelia’s Flowers in L&L Market.

Nashville FINDS January: A quartet of candles from Amelia's Flowers

Rewined barrel-aged candles, $32 each, at Amelia’s Flowers | Image: Amelia’s Flowers

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. Yes, comfort comes at a cost, but you will not regret this investment! Order it from Providence Interiors for $350.

Faux fur throw from Providence Interiors

Couture faux fur throw, $350, at Providence Interiors | Image: Providence Interiors

Taper candles

If curling up in front of the fireplace isn’t an option (or even if it is), these stunning taper candles from Reed Smythe & Company are reminiscent of kindling, with a selection of wooded varietals such as hickory, maple and cedar. A beautiful addition to any tablescape, they are made from 100% beeswax and hand-cast to represent branches. Order a pair for $38 from Reed Smythe & Company.

Nashville FINDS January: Branch taper candles at Reed Smythe & Company

Taper candles, $38, at Reed Smythe & Company | Image: Jenna Bratcher

Cashmere blankets

Thrown around your shoulders or over the side of your couch, these colorful blankets are both pretty and practical. Made of 100% cashmere — the holy grail of winter fabrics — you’re in for a lightweight but well-insulated treat. Available in lemon, navy or teal, you can find them at Epergne for $425 each — again, a splurge for sure, but a long-lasting investment you’ll be thankful for year after year!

Blankets from Epergne in grey, yellow and turquoise

Ciarra throw blanket, $425, at Epergne | Image: Epergne

TO COZY UP YOUR SELF-CARE

Warming heart therapy pillow

Whether you gift one or keep it for yourself, the warming heart therapy pillow from The Giving Collection is the self-care companion you’ve been looking for. It can be heated up in the microwave to soothe body aches or refrigerated to reduce inflammation. Order it online for $44.99 at Abode Mercantile.

Nashville FINDS January: Giving Heart warm and cool therapy heart

Warming heart therapy pillow, $44.99, at Abode Mercantile | Image: Abode Mercantile

Shower steamers

Crisp mornings call for long, hot showers. If you want to kick it up a notch, these shower steamers are sure to do the trick. With five different herbal and floral scents, including the lavender and vanilla-infused “sleep,” or “intense citrus and mint,” you can turn your morning ritual into a relaxing spa experience. Find them for $8 at Oak Nashville.

Citrus & mint shower steamers from Oak Nashville

Shower steamers, $8 each, at Oak Nashville | Image: Oak Nashville

Fuzzy bathrobe

Stepping out of the bath and into a fuzzy 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.

Nashville FINDS January: Fuzzy leopard-print robe from Barefoot Cottage

CozyChic® “Barefoot In The Wild” robe, $169.95, at The Barefoot Cottage | Image: The Barefoot Cottage

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TO COZY UP YOUR LOVED ONES

Dog sweater

You aren’t the only one who wants to feel cozy. With this grey Nordic dog sweater from Baxter Bailey & Company, your canine counterpart is ready for winter, too! Walks around the neighborhood just got a lot more festive. Find this sweater for your pup at Baxter Bailey & Company, starting at $40.

Nashville FINDS January: Yellow and grey dog sweater on a puppy

Grey Nordic dog sweater, starting at $40, at Baxter Bailey & Company | Image: Baxter Bailey & Company

Knit slippers

Who doesn’t love a comfy pair of slippers? These unisex beauties are made with locally sourced materials from the Patagonia region of Chile, and they conform to your foot. They even carry them in infant sizes! You can find the adult slippers for $78 at The Getalong.

Knit slippers from The Getalong

Chilote adult slippers, $78, at The Getalong | Image: The Getalong

Girl’s mohair heart sweater

This precious sweater is just one of the many reasons to love Green Hills’ newest children’s boutique. Perfect for Valentine’s Day — or any day, really — this sweet mohair heart sweater is a cozy, cute addition to any little girl’s wardrobe. Find it for $56 at Patch Nashville.

Nashville FINDS January: Heart sweater from Patch Nashville

Girl’s mohair heart sweater, $56, at Patch Nashville | Image: Patch Nashville

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TO COZY UP YOUR CUISINE

Hot chocolate bombs

Hot chocolate bombs became one of this year’s winter trends, and you won’t hear us complaining. 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.

Hot cocoa bombs from Tempered Chocolates

Hot chocolate bombs, $14 each, at Tempered Fine Chocolates | Image: Tempered Fine Chocolates

Turmeric-infused tea

If you’re looking to give your body a little post-holiday TLC in the form of a hot cup of tea, The Turnip Truck on Charlotte Avenue has everything you need to cleanse, revitalize and get back on track. This stackable turmeric tea trio ($15.99) is rich in antioxidants, with three different flavor options to help you de-stress and reduce inflammation.

Nashville FINDS January: Turmeric tea and matcha from the Turnip Truck on Charlotte

Stackable turmeric tea, $15.99, at The Turnip Truck on Charlotte Avenue | Image: The Turnip Truck

Soup

Perhaps it’s partly the nostalgic factor, but there’s something about a hot cup of soup on a chilly day that warms you from the inside out. These hearty options from the Giftery are easy go-to meals, and they make great gifts, too. You can find selections such as corn chowder, baked potato, and gumbo for $14.95 each at the Giftery.

Nashville FINDS January: Soup and chowder in a bag

Soups, $14.95 each, at the Giftery | Image: Jenna Bratcher

TO COZY UP YOUR ATTIRE

Monogrammed wrap

Picture this: You’re camped out in front of a roaring fire, sipping a glass of wine and grazing on a charcuterie tray. Casually draped over your shoulders is a comfy wrap with your initials monogrammed on it. Sounds dreamy, right? This grey-toned wrap from South of Hampton makes that a reality. Order yours for $92 from SB Shop.

Monogrammed wrap from SB Shop

South of Hampton monogrammed wrap, $92, at SB Shop | Image: SB Shop

Comfy sleepwear

We aren’t necessarily suggesting you wear your pajamas out and about, but with this stylish matching set by Rails, you might at least be able to get away with it for Zoom meetings. We’re just saying. The ultra-soft rayon fabric will have you swooning, and the button-down shirt and drawstring pants will put a little fashion in your nightcap. You can find the set at White’s Mercantile for $168.

Nashville FINDS January: Rails leopard-print pajamas from White's Mercantile

Pajama set by Rails, $168, at White’s Mercantile | Image: White’s Mercantile

Knit beanie

Keeping warm and looking cute simultaneously? Yes, please. These cable knit beanies with faux fur poms are ideal for morning runs (if you’re feeling ambitious) or even just lounging around the house. Find them in assorted colors for $32 each at Abednego in Germantown.

Knit hats with pom-poms from Abednego

Knit beanies, $32 each, at Abednego | Image: Abednego

Stay warm and cozy this January, Nashville!

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