I have two gift ideas for your friend. The first I learned from my old roommate, Sarah. She had two fo them and I would watch her go through this little winter ritual of filling the bottle, wrapping it in it's cozy cover, and placing it in her bed to warm her place. Then I saw these coal-filled pans in shows like Downton Abbey and the movie Emma, and I thought that these women must be on to something.
Hot Water Bottle:
to keep cozy & warm through the night
I use my hot water bottle, purchased from Walgreens a couple years ago, every winter night. If I forget to fill it fresh, I will crawl out of bed, mosy on downstairs, and boil the water in the kettle it's that wonderful. All through the night my feet are kept toasty and warm, which warms my whole body. Best $11 I ever spent!
Warm Traditions, Pearl, $21
Warm Traditions, Kid Sized $9
Walgreens, $11 It looks orange-brown but it's really magenta. I love it. Ignore the word enema and just discard those parts;)
to keep cozy & warm through the day
My college roommate, Maggie, never left the house for class without putting on thermal underwear. I thought she was nuts, but she never got cold walking in the dead of Milwaukee January. I don't have these but I sure want them. I do know that you want a material that isn't cotton. Cotton just gets caught on the inside of your pants and makes for an uncomfortable warmth.
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