22 Unusual Slippers To Keep Your Feet Warm

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Trade in your old house shoes for something with a little more flair. These unusual slippers will be sure to turn some heads at your next pajama party.

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1. LIGHT-UP UNICORN SLIPPERS; $39.95

unicorn slippers
Amazon

Remember those light-up sneakers you had as a kid? Relive the good ol' days with these mystical unicorn slippers. With each step you take, the one-size-fits-all plush slippers light up in a rainbow of different colors.

Find it: Amazon

2. HEATED NARWHAL SLIPPERS; $49.95

If unicorns are a little too magical for you, try narwhals—a real-life horned animal. They don’t light up, but they do offer a built-in heating feature to keep your toes warm during the cold season.

Find it: Amazon

3. YETI SLIPPERS; $13.99

Yeti slippers
Walmart

Throw on these blue-toed abominable snowman slippers and play pretend.

Find it: Walmart

4. LEGO SLIPPERS; $16.33

These LEGO slippers serve two functions: keeping your feet warm and protecting you from stepping on any stray LEGO bricks. The red slip-ons look just like LEGO bricks, helping you stay in character while you build your next project.

Find it: Amazon

5. ZOMBIE SLIPPERS; $19.88

These oversized slippers are perfect for aspiring zombie hunters. Wearing the plush footwear is like bravely slipping your feet into two zombie heads.

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6. HOMER SIMPSON SLIPPERS; $44.99

Homer Simpson slippers
Top Toy

Are zombie heads a little too gory for you? Shove your feet into the Simpson patriarch’s mouth instead. These slippers will keep you comfortable while lounging around the house. Homer would be so proud of your lethargy!

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7. MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO SLIPPERS; $19.99

Totoro slippers
Amazon

While these slippers probably won’t take you on a ride in a cat bus, they will keep your feet warm. Each tiny Totoro wears the same leaf hat that the character wore in the movie.

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8. S’MORES SLIPPERS; $39.99

These smiling s’mores are heated just like a real cooked marshmallow. Warm up the cotton footwear by plugging in the detachable USB cable to a Mac, PC, or any other USB port. With a cord that's 57 inches long, you can walk around even while charging the slippers.

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9. BATMOBILE SLIPPERS; $12.94

Pretend your feet have wheels with these officially licensed Batmobile slippers. They’re fleece-lined and slip resistant, to keep your warm and upright while you take on the bad guys.

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10. PIKACHU SLIPPERS; $14.58

These adorable plush slippers feature everyone’s favorite yellow creature. They even come with tiny lightning bolt tails at the heels.

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11. YOSHI SLIPPERS; $26.72

These one-size-fits-all Yoshi slippers are perfect for your next game of Mario Party.

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12. BLOBFISH SLIPPERS; $29.99

blobfish slippers
ThinkGeek

If you find yourself feeling like the blobfish—a sea creature that resembles a piece of melted bubblegum—in the morning, then these slippers are probably for you. The plush footwear will fit most feet.

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13. TARDIS SLIPPERS; FROM $15.95

Travel through time (or at least through the living room) in these officially licensed Doctor Who slippers. They’ll look great with your matching TARDIS robe and pajama pants.

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14. MOP SLIPPERS; $8.88

Clean your house without even getting dressed. These slippers come with mop-like soles, so you can clean up just by shuffling around the house.

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15. FREUDIAN SLIP-PERS; $24.95

Pay homage to the great Sigmund Freud with these punny slip-pers, available in small, medium, and large sizes.

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16. GIANT ROBOT SLIPPERS; $34.99

These bootie-style slippers are sure to keep your ankles warm, but more importantly, they’ll help you live out your dreams of being a robot. With each step, the slippers will make noises simulating what it would sound like to be a robot clanging around the house. The slippers can fit feet as large as a U.S. men's size 12 or a women's size 14.

Find it: GameStop

17. FRANK SLIPPERS; $41.89

Don’t worry; you’re not the only one who can see these bunny slippers. The Donnie Darko-themed slippers are made with a plush material and fit most feet (they are available in sizes as large as a UK men’s size 10.5).

Find it: Firebox

18. CTHULHU SLIPPERS; $29.95

Cultists and fans of H.P. Lovecraft will enjoy these slippers inspired by the cosmic entity Cthulhu. The monster’s octopus tentacles will helpfully keep the tops of your feet warm.

Find it: Bunny Slippers

19. RUBBER DUCKIE SLIPPERS; $9.17

rubber duckie slippers
Fabshopper

Rubber duckie slipper, you’re the one. You make lounge-time lots of fun. This duck-themed pair are perfect for any occasion—just don’t wear them in the bath.

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20. SOCK MONKEY SLIPPERS; FROM $11.89

sock monkey slippers
Slippers.com

Sock monkeys are made out of, well, socks, so it only makes sense for you to put them on your feet. These cozy slippers come with non-skid soles and foam-cushioned insoles.

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21. POOP EMOJI SLIPPERS; $15.99

The beloved emoji has made an appearance on everything from shirts to bottle openers, so it’s no surprise that you can now adorn your feet with them as well. The slippers are stuffed with cotton and covered in a velvet-like material for extra comfort.

Find it: Amazon

22. SHARK SLIPPERS; $33.99

These mischievous slippers won't try to bite you. The plush shark slippers come with open toothy smiles that are equally cute and threatening. Hopefully, they will keep everyone away until you've had your morning coffee.

Find it: Amazon

13 Wholesome Gifts for Mister Rogers Fans

Funko / Universal Studios / Amazon
Funko / Universal Studios / Amazon

Fred Rogers didn't watch television until his senior year of college, and when he finally did, he hated it. He told Karen Herman during a 1999 interview for the Archive of American Television, “I saw people throwing pies in each other’s faces. And I thought this could be a wonderful tool for education. Why is it being used this way?”

Interested in helping the medium fulfill its potential, he told his parents he would be postponing his prior plan of becoming a minister to pursue a career in television. Despite their initial protests, he forged on, eventually becoming a household name as the creator and star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, which would stay on the air for nearly 30 years and help change the perception of what children's television could (and should) be.

On November 22, 2019, A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood will premiere in theaters, with Tom Hanks taking on the iconic role of Mister Rogers and Matthew Rhys playing a cynical reporter named Lloyd Vogel who is tasked with writing a profile on the wholesome TV star. The film takes a look at the life of Rogers and the impact he had on viewers and the people around him.

So, in anticipation of the film, and with the holidays on the horizon, here are some unique gifts you can pick up for the Mister Rogers fan in your life.

1. Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: A Visual History; $25

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Book
Clarkson Potter / Amazon

Have you ever wished you could journey behind the scenes of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood? Well, now you can. This book chronicles the show's timeline—from its modest start on WQED in Pittsburgh to its film debut in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes photographs, a visual guide to the characters, and stories from those who devoted their lives to the show, this book will give readers insight into both the program and Rogers himself.

Buy it: Amazon

2.The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember; $11

The World According to Mister Rogers Book
Hachette Books / Amazon

Carry Mister Rogers’s wisdom around wherever you go. With a forward written by his wife, Joanne Rogers, this book allows readers to explore the life of Fred Rogers through his speeches, interviews, anecdotes, and some of his never-before-published writing.

Buy it: Amazon

3. Mister Rogers Color-Changing Mug; $16

Mister Rogers mug
The Unemployed Philosophers Guild / Amazon

There’s a lot to love about Rogers, especially his never-ending wisdom and extensive sweater collection. Now you can have both on a mug. At first it appears he’s wearing a suit jacket, but fill it up with a hot beverage and watch it change to a yellow sweater. The mug is also covered in some of his classic sayings, such as "I like you just the way you are,” to help you get the morning started off right.

Buy it: Amazon

4. Mister Rogers's Bath Soap; $6


The Unemployed Philosophers Guild / Amazon

Rogers taught viewers a lot of things, especially the importance of washing one’s hands. Make him proud with this cocoa butter-scented soap that features his reassuring smile on the wrapper, alongside his pal, Daniel Tiger. The same company also has Bob Ross soap to add even more serenity to your bath.

Buy it: Amazon

5. Mister Rogers Magnet Set; $22

Mr Rogers magnets
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Coming in four vibrant colors and featuring different quotes from Rogers himself, these magnets will brighten up your day, whether you stick them on your refrigerator, locker, or wherever else you need a little positivity.

Buy it: Amazon

6. Mister Rogers Encouragemints; $5

Mister Rogers Breath mints
The Unemployed Philosophers Guild / Amazon

If you’re going to be taking a stroll around the neighborhood, then these will enable you to do so with peppermint-fresh breath.

Buy it: Amazon

7. King Friday Oven Mitt; $15

King Friday oven mitt
Surreal Entertainment / Amazon

King Friday XIII was originally created to show kids that Friday the 13th should be fun, not frightening. And with this oven mitt featuring the king, you can take that same positive mindset into the kitchen next time you've got an important dinner to make.

Buy it: Amazon

8. Mister Rogers Sticky Notes Booklet; $8

Mister Rogers sticky notes
The Unemployed Philosophers Guild / Amazon

These sticky notes allow you to inject some wholesome Rogers charm anywhere you'd like. Let his serene smile adorn your grocery list and slap his trademark yellow sweater on your kitchen counter anytime you need to be reminded of an important errand to run. However you use the book is up to you.

Buy it: Amazon

9. Mister Rogers Funko; $11

Mister Rogers Funko
Funko / Amazon

Available for pre-order now, this figure features Rogers in that famous red sweater with Daniel Tiger right by his side. The figure will be released on November 25, 2019, right around the time the film premieres.

Buy it: Amazon

10. Mister Rogers Pins; $16

Mr Rogers pins
The Unemployed Philosophers Guild / Amazon

If you’re looking to dress up your favorite sweater or jacket, then make sure you’re doing so in a way that says “Won't you be my neighbor?”

Buy it: Amazon

11. Mister Rogers Magnetic Dress-Up Play Set; $15

Mister Rogers magnet set
The Unemployed Philosophers Guild / Amazon

You're in control of Mister Rogers's wardrobe with this magnetic dress-up kit from The Unemployed Philosophers Guild. Want him a green sweater? Go for it. Want him to be a fireman while wearing roller skates? You're more than welcome to try. You can even bestow Daniel Tiger with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, because, well, he's earned it.

Buy it: Amazon

12. Won’t you be my Neighbor? Documentary; $13

Will You be My Neighbor documentary
Universal Studios / Amazon

This award-winning documentary from director Morgan Neville—which has an incredible 98 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes—offers a glimpse at the legacy of the venerable TV star. It's perfect for both lifelong fans and newcomers simply looking for something to smile about.

Buy it: Amazon

13. Mister Rogers Socks; $14

Mister Rogers socks
Good Luck Sock / Amazon

Walk around with Mister Rogers and King Friday wrapped snugly around your feet. The socks have a reinforced heel and toe and are safe to machine wash. You can always buy the same socks in women's sizes for $14.

Buy it: Amazon

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Rosetta Stone Is Offering Up to Half Off Language-Learning Software for Black Friday

Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone

It’s no secret that learning another language has numerous benefits. But if going back to school and memorizing lists of vocabulary isn't an option—or something you particularly want to do—you can turn to Rosetta Stone, which now offers subscriptions to their language-learning software. And through November 27, language enthusiasts can take advantage of the company's Black Friday pre-sale deals and receive up to half off Rosetta's regular prices by heading here.

These deals include a three-month subscription for $39.50, a one-year subscription for $89.50, a two-year subscription for $124.50, and a lifetime membership for $199. Over 30 languages are offered on Rosetta Stone, such as Spanish, Japanese, and French, and your online subscription to the language courses comes with numerous other perks, including:

  • Phrasebooks: These teach you quick expressions and greetings that are perfect for traveling
  • Mobile app: Get access to Rosetta Stone's iOS app, where you'll find conversation practice and short 10-minute lessons that fit your schedule.
  • An audio companion: Download and listen to lessons even while offline.
  • Stories: Written and narrated in the language you're studying, these stories include poems, tours, and narratives that expose you to new words and help you understand the culture better.
  • Games: Practice your language skills by yourself or with other users (available on all devices but mobile).

For an additional fee, you can also get live sessions. The sessions are 25 minutes long and are taught by a tutor who is a native speaker of the language you’re learning.

Rosetta Stone language program on mobile
Rosetta Stone

Mastering new languages can open up new ways to communicate with others you may have not been able to before, and over the past few years, studies have shown that being multilingual can help slow cognitive decline and strengthen neural pathways as you age.

Alongside using a program like Rosetta Stone to learn a language, it can help to have periodic conversations in the dialect you’re studying—even if they are with yourself. Check out our other tips for mastering another language.

Sign up now for the three-month ($39.50), one-year ($89.50), two-year ($124.50), or lifetime ($199) subscription.

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