16 Best Amazon Items to Buy if You Can’t Stand the Cold

We can’t stop the cold weather from coming, but we can make living through it more bearable
Updated May 1, 2024
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Winter can be cute and fresh in December when the holidays are upon us and the snow has just fallen.

But by the time February rolls around, the gray skies and bone-chilling weather can put a serious damper on your mood.

Fortunately, Amazon has a wealth of products that can make the season tolerable — either by keeping you warm outside or happy in your home inside — and in some cases, even enjoyable.

Insulated coffee mug

Courtesy of Amazon  YETI Rambler 30 oz Travel Mug, Stainless Steel, Vacuum Insulated with Stronghold Lid, White

If you’re sticking to your resolve to make coffee at home, then it stands to reason you need a thermos to keep your java piping hot on your way to work.

Enter the solid 30-ounce Yeti Rambler which has 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon and retails for $42.

Reviewers praise both its ability to maintain the temperature of a beverage and its durability.

Hand lotion for dry skin

Courtesy of Amazon Nivea lotion for dry skin infused with almond oil blue bottle and almond nuts bowl, blue towel on the corner.

Not only is winter super cold, but it also dries out your skin like nobody’s business. That’s why you need a good lotion to soften your hands, such as Nivea’s lotion for very dry skin.

Nearly 17,000 Amazon shoppers give this product 4.6 stars for doing its job well and having a pleasant, light scent. At only $5.81, it’s a steal, too.

Winter-resistant lip balm

Courtesy of Amazon Blistex Five Star Lip Protection Lip Balm, beanie, scarf, handbag around it yellow background

To help your lips endure harsh winter conditions, Amazon recommends Blistex Five Star Lip Protection.

Over 2,200 customers substantiate the claims that this product is wind-resistant, protects you from the sun, and keeps your lips hydrated in dry air — for only $2.99 on sale.

They also point out that the chapstick isn’t waxy, and is good for kids as well.

UGG boots

Courtesy of Amazon one brown UGG boot

We try not to be too brand loyal, but there’s arguably no substitute for UGG boots for keeping your feet warm and comfortable. This footwear is praised for being warm, soft, stylish, and long-lasting.

Amazon agrees, along with nearly 18,000 reviewers who recommend the Women’s Classic Short Boot II (from $169.95). Over 15,000 swear by the Men’s Neumel boot (from $139.95), too.

Thermal underwear

Courtesy of Amazon Woman wearing pink thermal shirt and pants underwear smiling sitting on couch

Putting long underwear on under your street clothes is one of the smartest ways to stay warm when the temps get brutal.

To that end, Thermajohn’s Long Underwear for Men is an Amazon best-seller (from $29.99), as is the woman’s option.

Over 30,000 customers gave these items 4.6 and 4.5 stars, respectively – impressive.

Heated gloves

Courtesy of Amazon Winter Gloves for Men and Women - Waterproof Warm Glove for Cold Weather, Thermal Gloves with Touch Screen Finger

If you live in an especially frigid climate like the Midwest or the Northeast, you may want to consider picking up ihuan Heated Gloves.

This Amazon best-seller will set you back $14.99 to $15.99, but that could be worth it on those tough February mornings.

With 4 stars from over 1,800 buyers, these gloves will do what gloves do best: keep your hands warm.

Patio heater

Courtesy of Amazon patio with long lamp grey propane heater and white couch

Losing outdoor space in winter due to the weather is a drag, but you can reclaim some of your deck or backyard with an AmazonBasics Propane Patio Heater.

Nearly 10,000 reviewers gave this product 4.5 stars and said that it’s attractive, lightweight, long-lasting, and heats up quickly.

At $127, the propane-powered heater will keep 9 feet of space warm with 46,000 BTUs.

Duvet insert

Courtesy of Amazon White comforter and bedding in beige bedroom

As the temps decrease outside the number of blankets inside increases, on beds and sofas alike.

To bulk your bedding up, Amazon and nearly 100,000 of its customers recommend the Utopia Duvet Insert.

With 4.6 stars overall, that’s a serious endorsement of any product. “You can not go wrong with this comforter,” one person remarked, which is only $38.99.

Heated blanket

Courtesy of Amazon Sunbeam Royal Ultra Heated Throw Blanket

If you want more than just a duvet, the Sunbeam Royal Ultra Heated Throw could be what you’re looking for.

Priced at $44.82 and marked as Amazon’s choice, it’s a great option when you need the added warmth that electric blankets provide.

Over 12,000 shoppers give the item 4.4 stars, noting it helps them endure difficult winters.

Foot warmer

Courtesy of Amazon Electric Heated Foot Warmer - Auto Shut Off, Ultra Soft Flannel Heat Therapy Wrap Extra Large for Feet, Back, Waist, Abdomen with Extra Long Cord, 22

If you have to sit at a desk for long periods and have circulation issues (which get worse in winter), the Proaller Electric Foot Warmer is a lifesaver.

It also has 4.4 stars, mostly because it heats up quickly, distributes the heat throughout the product, and is super soft inside.

The foot warmer will set you back $26.99, but it’s worth it to have happy feet.

Space heater

Courtesy of Amazon Portable Electric Space Heater with Thermostat

Obviously, your heating bill is going to be higher in winter in chilly climates, but you still may need extra heat sources in certain areas of your home.

That’s when a space heater can come in handy, such as the Airmate Portable Electric Space Heater with Thermostat on Amazon. This bestselling item costs a reasonable $35.99.

Almost 67,000 reviewers praised the power and portability of the Airmate, as well as its durability.

Light therapy lamp

Courtesy of Amazon Light therapy lamp with color pencils and notebook and papers on the table

Winters are more than just cold; they’re also dark and dreary.

If you find that takes a toll on your mood, consider picking up the Verilux therapy lamp for $35.99.

It’s not a perfect substitute for sunlight, but it can boost your mood and improve your sleep, as reviewers confirmed.

“I don't know what I would do without this light,” one user with seasonal affective disorder wrote.

String lights

Courtesy of Amazon ANJAYLIA LED Fairy String Lights

Have you heard about the Scandinavian concept of hygge? In a nutshell, it’s making your indoor space cozy and beautiful in the winter so you’re content to be there.

One way to do that is by incorporating string lights, like ANJAYLIA LED Fairy String Lights for $8.49 on Amazon.

Over 18,000 buyers gave this product 4.4 stars, praising the warm glow they cast off.

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Scented candle

Courtesy of Amazon Yankee Candle Balsam & Cedar Scented lit through the window snow, pine tree, and lights

Another way to maximize hygge is with scented candles, such as the Yankee Balsam & Cedar Jar Candle.

With 4.7 stars, this is the highest-rated item on the list, with over 63,000 reviews. People love that it’s a classic holiday scent that’s not overpowering — great for winter nights.

The best part is that the candle is only $15.49 and lasts a long time.

Hot chocolate mix

Courtesy of Amazon Organic Dark Hot Chocolate mix Equal Exchange

Last but not least is another hygge heavyweight, hot chocolate mix, which brings sweetness into dark winters.

If you’re ecologically minded, then Equal Exchange Organic Dark Hot Chocolate is a good option for you, which costs $11.82 for a 12-ounce can on Amazon.

“This spicy hot chocolate has so much flavor and just the right amount of sweetness,” one of over 2,000 customers shared. Yum!

Bottom line

Olesia Bilkei/Adobe Little blond girl on the bed with her toy playing with string lights

Let’s face it, winter is a difficult time for a lot of people, especially those in cold climates with a long, dark season.

Fortunately, there are a host of Amazon products that can help you get warm, comfortable, and even happy.

Even if you live in a warm climate like Florida, you can still benefit from a foot warmer or a nice mug of hot cocoa. There’s bound to be at least one chilly night of the year!

Author Details

Cat Lafuente Cat Lafuente is a Florida-based writer and editor with extensive experience in digital and print content spaces. Her own personal finance journey — particularly consolidating debt and paying it off, in turn boosting her credit score and becoming a homeowner — inspired her to join the FinanceBuzz team; she hopes she can help others do the same.

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