Friday, November 25, 2016

The Best Gifts Are Cozy, Comfy Creature Comforts

Guest Blogger Lynne M. Favreau is back again this year, with the first of two posts on cozy gifts. What I really like about these? Most are made by artisans or do something good in the making of them. 

We start with gifts for her...

Head to toe, here are the warm, soft, cuddly, and cozy things for giving and getting this year.

Wool Runners

Most comfortable sneaker ever? Lightweight, breathable, and their merino wool is “ZQ-certified, which means it meets stringent standards of sustainable farming and animal welfare.” Find them at for $95. (They have them for men too!) Editors TIP: You can read more about their story HERE.

Blanket Scarf
I appreciate this scarf as a lap blankets since I sit at a computer for hours. I love the size and plum color of this 100% wool scarf.  It comes in beige light, blue, and black/grey also. You can get it, and other cozy things at & Other Stories. $85  Editors TIP: Check out the sale tab while you're there.

Flower Cloche Hat
A punch of color brightens up a snowy day. This boiled wool hat comes in 6 colors (shown: Berry). Only $28! At Kohls! 

Fingerless Gloves
Fingerless gloves are great for those who type for hours on end, or need to use a tablet or phone outside. These help keep my arthritic hands warm. You can find these @PrettyCrochetForYou, but you can also just go to and plug in fingerless gloves to the search to see a really wide variety of choices. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTISTS! 

The Best Socks in the World

From Darn Tough: One family, one mill, one mission... Made in Northfield, Vermont.
You can’t go wrong with these, they are unconditionally guaranteed for a lifetime. “Crafting the world’s most comfortable, durable, and best fitting socks is an ardent skill passed down from father to son.” Available in sizes S, M & L. from $17-27. 

There are many colors and designs. Orange is in this season, so we picked this. These are $20.

Sweater Jacket

Sweater jacket of cozy fleece fends off the chill with a slouchy neck and a soft plush lining.  In four lovely heather colors. Charcoal grey with black piping and lining, Light gray with an off white piping and lining, a nice heathered blue with navy piping and lining, and the dusty purple below. ON SALE as of this publishing, for $56 down from $75. Made by Columbia, known for their quality clothing. 

A Nice Hot Cup O’Tea

Adagio Teas, come in a wide variety of mixtures and themed collections. I have not been disappointed in the dozens of blends I’ve tried. Nothing warms me, comforts me, or calms me ad well as a “nice hot cup of tea.” This is Darjeeling Sungma Summer tea, a good choice of many, which runs .17 cents per cup.  Editors TIP: You will get a pop up offer for a $5 off coupon if you make a few clicks on the site. 

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