Brace yourself! Winter is upon us, so there’s no better time than now to share our cold weather survival guide! Snag the goodies below and you’ll be feeling fine until spring has sprung!
All the hot drinks are in order! Protect your hands while using sustainable products from Lauren Osmon Designs, our go-to for handmade coffee sleeves. Not only are their products reusable and eco-friendly, but they’re all reversible! We love this Retro Floral Print ($10). Ditch the paper sleeves and grab something that will last through each flip of the calendar!
Thaw out from the inside! We suggest you fill up that mug with Yaupon Brothers American Tea; it’s “unexpectedly good and good for you.” The Yaupon plant is “naturally caffeinated, an antioxidant-rich superfood and to top it all off, it contains no tannin.” Get invigorated with the Revive Mint Yaupon Tea Eco-Tube (just $9). Or if you can’t choose just one, go all out with the Yaupon Holly Tea Variety Pack ($40); it contains 5 canisters of tea, each containing 16 natural fiber tea sachets, and it won’t be around forever!
Hard to kill plants make for great company, and nothing is as easy to care for as air plants! Snag a little companion that will brighten your mood and your room from Plant One On Me Designs! Jazz up your space while you’re stuck inside this winter. We love the Large Peridot Geode Planter with Air Plant ($45). Or snag a Concrete Planter with Gold Splatter and Air Plant ($15); it’s a natural conversation piece.
What kind of survival guide would this be without a cozy candle?! Find your happy place by breathing in scents from the Happy Place Candle Co.. Their soy wax candle products promise “a long, clean burn for 40+ hours!” We suggest the Blood Orange + Lavender (from $13), perfect for “a morning yoga session, a warm sunny day, relax and recharge.” It’s got top notes of bergamot, grapefruit and orange with a base of lavender and green. Or skip the wick and snag a melt, like Moss + Rain ($6); it smells of “a spring hike in the woods, moss covered rocks, budding trees and the smell of a spring rain.”
Add some warmth to your surroundings! Canyon Clay Creative is the place to go for “original paper goods and decor!” Their products “are made with the earth in mind, with 100% eco friendly printing and packaging.” As an added bonus, you can feel good while you shop knowing that 10% of their proceeds go to a different non-profit. We love the Fern Painting Art Print 8×10 (just $20); the soft toned print comes on linen cover weight paper and according to them, “linen paper is extra special in that it’s textured and offers a very luxurious look and feel.” Or spread a little sunshine in any room, any day of the year, with the Sun Rainbow Art Print 8×10 ($20). Don’t forget to spend some time decorating your planner and water bottle with their great stickers (from $5).
There’s nothing like traditional hot tea to shake those chills away! We’ve got the perfect small business for you, Tea Vibes! And they’re offering not only tea, but a detox “teatox!” Try the 1-WEEK T-TOX ($45); it’s known to hydrate, cleanse and calm. They call it “a simple habit designed to lighten your body and lift your spirits.” Or if you’re looking for something herbal, and caffeine free, they’ve got you covered with a wide range of options (from $15)!
Cold weather can wreak havoc on your skin, and if we’re honest, your mental health! If there’s a perk to all that time inside, it’s the opportunity for self care! Bloom By Simply Lanae has here to take care of all of your needs! Check out their Self-Care Gift Sets (from $29); this is the perfect time to create a new ritual and you deserve it. If you can’t commit to a whole routine, consider a Rose Soak with Lavender ($9). Unwind while you soak in the “calming blend of mineral salts, rose petals, lavender, chamomile, and other healing botanicals.”
Mandalina is “your natural home store” and destination for “contemporary, eco-friendly textiles!” They have everything needed for staying in or adventuring out in comfort. Hit the town in their Short Kimono w/capped Sleeve ($55). Or consider the versatile Denim Stonewash Towel/Throw ($40); it can be used for any occasion. Hunker down at home and use it as a soft throw, or grab it when you’re on the go to be used as a towel or picnic blanket! You’re prepared for anything when you’re shopping this brand!
If we’ve said it once we’ve said it a million times, cold weather is meant for cozying up! The best way to create a relaxing environment is with soothing aromas, and HYDE NOR HARE is the perfect vegan option for all your candle needs. Their products don’t contain any animal ingredients and they’re “also free of any toxins, phthalates, additives, dyes or environmentally harmful packaging.” We’d like to bask in the Black Tea & Bergamot ($20), which they call the “calming scent of Earl Grey tea leaves paired with spicy-sweet bergamot.” Or transport yourself, at least in spirit, with the Speakeasy ($20); it “contains notes of dry gin, red currant, cypress, balsam and oak and captures a night spent sipping a dry martini at a holiday party.”
When layers are covering everything else, it’s time to shine for your jewelry! Even at your most bundled, you can still stand out with finds from Kate Koel. We suggest earrings (from $20) that can dangle over those turtlenecks or a necklace (from $47) that can be draped over your outwear! We’re in love with these Dangling Abstract Earrings ($100); the statement earrings with glass beads inside would look beautiful paired with even the simplest sweater or peeking out from under a knit cap. Don’t sacrifice your style this season!
You can brave any storm winter throws your way with these great goods! Just a reminder, check our virtual market to look for these makers; many offer discount codes for virtual market-goers! Shop and save! Be sure you drop a comment below if you snag any of these wonderful recommendations and tag us in your photos!