We’re spending more time outside on days where the weather is above freezing and the sun is shining. But the chill can make noses (even beneath masks) and fingers cold, and having warmth and coziness to return home to can make outdoor adventures so much sweeter.
Here are some cozy items from local makers to help you keep warm this winter.
Blankets for snuggling or for building epic blanket forts.
- Birds of Prey Quilt by SewBaloo ($140)
- Salem MA Icon Blanket/Throw by Coon’s Cards and Gifts ($59)
- Love Me Like My Demons Do Sherpa Blanket by Vampfangs ($55)
- James Drummond Of Perth Modern Tartan Throw by PEM Shop ($170)
- Striped Throw by Shakteau Interiors ($39.99)
Cozy up with a cup of tea or hot chocolate at home.
- Winter Solstice Tea by Jolie Tea Company (From $9)
- The Best of European Chocolate Elixir Set by Kakawa ($42)
- Hexenhaus Spiced Herbal Tisane by Old Growth Alchemy (From $15)
- Mermaid Iced Coffee Cozy from Salem Style ($16)
Bundle up and keep warm with fleece and knitwear.
- Solstice Maxi Cardigan by Die With Your Boots On ($80)
- Moon Witch Hoodie Sweatshirt by District Trading Company ($45)
- Black Salem Sweatshirt from Salem Witch Museum ($29)
- Sutherland Infinity Scarf – Fossil by Coffee Bean Knitting ($55)
- Green Italian Knit Heart Arm Warmers by I Heart Arm Warmers ($38)
- Cable Knit Pom Pom Beanie Hat in Multiple Colors by Modern Millie ($14)
- Entering Fenway Pom Beanie by Sully’s Brand ($15)
- Scarf – Knit – Laced Up in Blood Orange Marg by Cat Knits ($35)
Legs and Feet
- Bats and Ferns Soft Leggings by Bats in the Belfry ($42)
- Socks that Protect Sloths by Moody’s Home and Gifts ($14.99)
Many cafés and restaurants order cozy curbside pickup for the cold and weary wanderer. Grab a soup or cup of tea from one of these locations:
- Atomic Café – Beverly
- Breaking Grounds Café – Peabody
- Busy Bee Café – Ipswich
- The Castle: A Board Game Café – Beverly
- Front Street Coffeehouse – Salem
- Gulu Gulu Café – Salem
- Jolie Tea Company – Salem
- Kakawa – Salem
- Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Co. – Lynn
- Little Wolf – Ipswich
- Lone Gull Coffee House – Gloucester
- New England Soup Company – Salem
- Uncommon Feasts – Lynn
- Wolf Next Door Coffee – Salem
*Hygge (pronounced hoo-guh) is a buzzword born of Scandinavian origin that ultimately translates to the art of coziness. The feeling of snuggling up with a book and tea under a blanket next to a fire is an example of this.
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