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Winter Isn’t Over Yet—but These 13 Useful Products From Amazon Can Help You Get Through the Rest of It

By Stephanie Barnes
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Another winter is upon us, which means it's time to break out all the warm and cozy things. To help you make your home more comfortable and enjoyable this season, we've compiled a list of incredibly useful winter home products you can find on Amazon, including gear, gadgets, and everyday home goods that are great to have around as temperatures continue to drop. So whether you're looking for affordable ways to stay toasty while staying indoors or searching for new ways to upgrade your space for the frosty months, this list has got you covered.

1. Holikme Door Draft Stopper; From $9

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A great way to keep the cold out and the heat in is by installing a few draft stoppers. These thin strips are easy to install and work as insulators. They're a super-efficient solution to prevent heat from seeping out, which may help reduce the cost of your electric bill during the winter months. After installing at the bottom of your doors, you might notice a bit of noise reduction as well. Plus, they’ll also prevent tiny critters from crawling in.

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2. Google Nest Smart Thermostat; From $110

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You can also save a few bucks during the winter months by picking up a smart thermostat, and the Google Nest thermostat is a great option. The Nest thermostat helps you save energy by turning itself down when you leave the house, so you aren't cooling or heating an empty space. You can control it from your smartphone—whether you're in bed or on-the-go. It's also compatible with most voice-assistants (like Alexa) and easily programable.

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3. Lasko Space Heater; $32

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During the colder months, you can't go wrong with a space heater for your home or office. This Lasko model is the perfect size to fit on or under your desk without getting in the way. It has three super-quiet settings—high heat, low heat, and fan only. There are also built-in safety features that will prevent the unit from overheating.

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4. Sunbeam Heated Blanket; From $55

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If you're someone who just can't seem to get warm enough, then you'll love this Sunbeam heated blanket. It's made of incredibly soft fleece that will keep you warm and cozy as you slumber. It also has "thermofine" wiring that'll sense your body temperature and adjust as needed throughout the night.

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5. AquaOasis Cool Mist Humidifier; $38

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Dry winter air is no joke. It's bad for your skin and it may cause some respiratory issues. A great way to combat this issue is by picking up a humidifier, and this one from Vicks is hard to beat. The unit can run for up to 10 continuous hours, and it's powerful for its size.

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6. Snow Joe SJ623E Electric Single Stage Snow Thrower; $204

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If it's time replace that old snow blower, then consider picking up this one from Snow Joe. This model is lightweight and easy to turn and maneuver. It's powered by a 15-amp motor that can power through up to 720 pounds of snow per minute. This thrower is also made from heavy-grade steel, which makes it durable, and doesn't require any gas, oil, or tune-ups to make it go.

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7. NEST 3-Wick Candle; From $58

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You can't accomplish that gorgeous "warm and cozy" aesthetic without including some candles. And not just any candles—you need luxury glass candles. These NEST 3-wick candles are perfect to set the mood in any room. The premium proprietary wax is formulated to burn cleanly and evenly for up to 100 hours while providing rich, lasting scents. They're also vegan and made without any animal testing.

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8. Nespresso Vertuo Plus; From $155

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Cold weather calls for hot drinks. If coffee is your thing, you can't go wrong with a Nespresso machine. With Nespresso's wide flavor offerings, you're sure to find the warm (or cold) caffeinated beverage of your dreams. The machine makes coffee and espresso in several sizes: 5-, 8-, and 18-ounce coffees, and single and double espresso.

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9. Yogi Tea, Pack of 6; $40

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If coffee isn't your thing, consider trying this Yogi Tea sample pack instead. It comes with six boxes, including Sweet Clementine Stress Support tea, Kava Stress Relief tea, Soothing Caramel Bedtime, and more. And with the coronavirus pandemic still in full effect, why not give your immune system a little boost in the form of a yummy cup of tea?

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10. Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug; $130

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There are a few things worse than making your tea or coffee and having it go cold before you're able to enjoy it. With the Ember mug, that'll never happen again. According to the manufacturer, it's the world's first temperature control mug that offers complete customization. The mugs allow you to set and maintain your preferred temperature for hot beverages. Your drink will stay at your desired temperature for up to 80 minutes, or all day when paired with the included charging coaster. And the best part? You can control it all from your smartphone.

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11. Ameriwood Home Lamont Mantel Fireplace; From $467

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If you've ever wanted to curl up by the fireplace in your home with a good book and a hot cuppa but you don't have a fireplace, then this is for you. This mantel fireplace is beautiful, easy to setup, and creates an instant vibe. It'll bring a new look to your living room or family room. You can also change the temperature, flame brightness, and heat setting via its touch screen, or with the included remote control.

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12. Luna Weighted Blanket; From $45

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Weighted blankets recreate the sensation of being swaddled, and could be an excellent investment for people who struggle with insomnia. Designed to mimic a therapeutic technique called deep pressure stimulation, Luna's weighted blanked combines seven layers to evenly distribute weight around your body. It's also ultra-soft and filled with a cloud-like fabric, which is constructed with breathability and temperature control in mind.

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13. Snow Joe 20-inch Snow Shovel; From $21

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Maybe you broke your last good one during last season's big blizzard, or maybe you just know that the one you've got in the shed is going to need an ally come the next snowfall. Either way, grabbing a strain-reducing shovel like this one from Snow Joe could be a great call, especially as this offers a spring-assist handle, which can help prevent all the bending, huffing, and general frustration that this task is often fraught with.

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