The best gifts for people who are always cold

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Layers of clothing, hot drink in any weather, and an overflowing basket of couch throws – the lovable traits of that friend or relative who’s always cold. They’re probably some of the easiest people to shop for, since one can never have too many fuzzy socks and hat and scarf sets, right? Those default stocking stuffers are nice, but the following gift ideas will keep your beloved cozy, and show you don’t hold a grudge for them asking you to fiddle with the thermostat.

Footed Jammies

We don’t quite understand why there’s a need to euphemize footed PJs as “union suits” or “jumpsuits.” They’re nostalgic, practical, and perfectly evoke the need to break from adulting for the day (or Netflix-bingeing weekends). We love PajamaMania Women’s Fleece Footed Onesie Pajamas because they’re available in a broad range of sizes and several solid chic colors, and are amply designed to move around in. Plus they have pockets. Of course the only thing better than covered feet is covered ears, which SleepytimePJ’s Men’s Fleece Hooded Footed Onesie Pajamas covers. They have fun designs such as penguins, moose, and snowflakes, and are of that same kind of thick, plushy material that takes chills away.

Warming Amenities for the Bathroom

You know that cringe-worthy feeling that comes from a bathroom that attacks you with drafts. Make your own unique gift basket of items intended to make restroom use as pleasant as possible. Whether standing or wall-mounted, the LCM Home Fashions Towel Warmer and Drying Rack will keep towels at a luxurious 122°F, to complement the presumably already steamy shower or bath. Of course let’s not forget the adage “heat rises,” which makes a SunTouch 120V Radiant Floor-Warming Mat perfectly lovely for toes to nestle in. The 6-ft x 30-in pad helps turn cold floors into a spa or hotel-like indulgent getaway. And although toilets may not seem like a thoughtful gift, a Brondell LumaWarm Heated Toilet Seat will change your mind. It has four temperature settings, adapts to most toilet models, and again, referencing the benefits of multi-purpose, has a blue nightlight to reduce blurry-eyed mishaps.

Cocoa/Coffee/Tea Mug Warmer

The downside to a soothing cup of java, tea, or hot chocolate is that it cools down too quickly. And you know that people who are always cold usually have a few warm beverages throughout the day. The KUWAN Electric Cup Warmer is a handy accessory, which maintains drinks between a toasty “low” 100° to a “high” 113°F. Its compact size and 1.2m long electric cord doesn’t take up much room on an end table or desk, and sleekly blends in with any décor.

Heated Massage Cushion


A low tolerance for colder temperatures makes every sitting surface potentially uncomfortable. Cramps or sore muscles only makes being seated for work or for lounging even worse. We like gifts that are multi-purpose, which is why the Wahl Heated Lumbar Massage Cushion is a terrific addition for someone’s personal needs. It’s portable, plugs into car and wall outlets, and applies a low or high concentration of pressure and heat to the lower back. Sometimes people get gifts that they themselves fancy, so no surprise if you also get one to sink into and experience instant radiating relief.

Outdoor Event Seat Warmer

For the cold guy or gal who is constantly on the go, and fills up social media with their event check-ins, consider a Power Pulse Technology Heated Cushion. It’s every much an outdoor sports game, concert, and festival bleacher seat essential. Fire it up at home, in the car, or at a cafe, and let it emit 125-145°F waves of heat along the sitter’s bottom. Given the often less than pristine surfaces and crowded conditions (i.e, propensity for spills), that many venues have, we appreciate that the cushion’s fabric is stain and water-resistant, and removable for washing.

Heated Mattress Pad

The bedroom is a sanctuary for most. Think fluffy pillows, shag rugs, and a BeautyRest Cotton Blend Heated Mattress Pad for a relaxing environment. There’s much to love about this 200-thread count cotton-polyester blend pad that’s available in non-slip twin through California King sizes. Featuring varied temperature settings and automatic shut-off, it alleviates central heating bills and lessens the need for a pile of comforters. Best of all, there are dual controllers to pacify partners who may sweat as their other halves turn up the higher heat-inducing numbers.

Robyn Alezanders is a writer for BestReviews. BestReviews is a product review company with a singular mission: to help simplify your purchasing decisions and save you time and money. BestReviews never accepts free products from manufacturers and purchases every product it reviews with its own funds.

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