Embrace Your "Hibernation Era" This Winter With These 12 Items

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Ever find yourself envious of bears, who get to spend the coldest months hibernating? While we can’t abandon our daily responsibilities to crawl into a cave and snooze until springtime, we can celebrate the slowness of wintertime. Call it your “hibernation era,” a term that has taken over TikTok, or simply call it cozying up. Either way, surround yourself with ambient lighting, pick up a few tactile hobbies, and wrap yourself in the warmest pieces your wardrobe has to offer. 

We shopped for the 12 best items to embrace your hibernation era this winter. Time to cozy up.  

Parachute Suede Shearling Clogs

Shearling slippers

Parachute

Cold toes have no place in your hibernation era plans. When the temperatures outside dip, you’ll need a fuzzy pair of slippers to slip your feet into. These suede shearling clogs with sturdy foam soles from Parachute are perfect for wearing around the house and stepping outside too. If you don’t take them off until springtime, we don’t blame you.

JIGGY Luxury Jigsaw Puzzles for Adults

Put down your phone and pick up a puzzle. JIGGY creates puzzles—all designed by female artists—that are colorful, beautiful, and frame-worthy—which would be easy to do, since they all come with glue and a straight edge.You won't miss endlessly scrolling Instagram when you have to figure out where the next piece goes.

Offhours Homecoat

Offhours Homecoat robe

Offhours

If you’ve lived without a housecoat until now, you’ve been missing out. The Homecoat from Offhours, which may be the softest, warmest piece of clothing you’ve ever wrapped yourself in, is bound to be the key piece of your hibernation era wardrobe. It’s sold in a variety of color combinations, from this soft sage tone to a rusty terracotta, deep navy, and pale blush, and each comes with a convenient side tie and oversized front pocket.

Uncommon Goods Swivel Bath Tray

Uncommon Goods Swivel Bath Tray

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There’s no better way to warm up and wind down than with a bath. This swivel tray is a must-have accessory for a proper soaking session. It suctions to the inside or outside of any porcelain tub, and allows for an easy-to-reach place to set a glass of wine, a page-turner of a novel, and your favorite candle.

Wooj The Wavy Lamp

Harsh overhead lighting is off-limits during your hibernation era. Instead, light your spaces with soft, ambient light, like this wavy lamp from Wooj Design. Its wiggly lampshade is created made-to-order from heat-resistant, corn-based recycled plastic in a 3D printing process that takes place in Wooj's Brooklyn studio.

Taste and Place: The Design Hotels Book

While you may be hunkered down hibernating this winter, you can still daydream of sun-soaked, exotic faraway places. Think Crete, the Caribbean, and more. This Design Hotels book is perfect for that. Not only does it look beautiful on a coffee table, but you'll immediately become inspired to plan your spring break getaway.

TheCherryBlossomUS DIY Embroidery Kit beginner

Make your grandma proud with your hibernation era activities. Anything that involves making things with your own hands—think knitting, crocheting, sewing, and scrapbooking—will have you forgetting what episode of Yellowstone you’re on. Not sure where to start? Embroidery is a good, easy-to-learn option. This DIY kit for beginners includes everything you need to create this sweet floral design. Here's betting you'll be hooked.

Anthropologie Tonal Pillar Candle

A hibernation era must: candles, candles, and more candles. These pretty pillar candles from Anthropologie come in a variety of shapes and sizes, all in a tonal color scheme, so they're super easy to mix and match. Get one or get one dozen—either way, they'll light up your cozy time.

HAY Crinkle Stripe Throw

Throw Blanket

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What's not to like about this HAY crinkle throw? It's made from soft cotton, with a tactile texture and tasseled ends. Its gray tone goes with everything. It's substantial enough to keep you warm through your hibernation era, yet lightweight enough to use all year long. In other words, it's perfect.

Brooklinen Socks

Brooklinen Socks

Brooklinen

Now that you've started your hibernation era, it’s time to get serious about socks. You’ll want—or need, rather—a handful of cushioned, cozy pairs that complement your favorite loungewear sets. These socks from Brooklinen, which come in a variety of colors, check all the boxes.  

SupplyFlora LED Window Curtain Lights

Window Curtain Lights

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If you thought twinkle lights had to be packed away with Christmas decorations, think again. These LED fairy lights amp up the cozy vibe you’re looking for this hibernation season—a must when the sun sets absurdly early. Choose from one of the eight settings (like slow fade, twinkle, and steady on) and bask in how welcoming your space looks. 

Emile Henry Round Dutch Oven,Burgundy,2.6 Qt.

Hibernation season is soup season and, if you're regularly whipping up a new stew, add this versatile dutch oven from Emile Henry to your wish list. It'd be a welcome addition to your kitchen since it's not only practical but pretty too.

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