The 10 best winter warmers

Cuddle up in a Cuddlee blanket
Cuddle up in a Cuddlee blanket
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1 Knitted owl hot water bottle, £25, from Debenhams (pictured on the front of Family Life).

Everyone needs a cosy hot water bottle as the nights get colder. This one is definitely a bit cuter than your bog-standard variety and will be sure to put a smile on any face in need of cheering up.

2 Scary croc slippers, £10, from Brantano (pictured below)

These fierce fellows will keep your children’s toes toasty this winter. Try Brantano for more novelty slippers – the perfect winter warmer.

3 Magic gel reusable hand warmer heat pack, £4.99, from amazon.co.uk

Pop a pair of these inside your gloves and you’ll have warm fingers in seconds. The hand warmers work at the click of a button and the reusable gel will keep on re-heating.

4 Cuddlee blanket, £14.95, from House of Bath (pictured right).

Snuggle up in style in a fleecy blanket like this one in eye-catching fuschia. There’s a variety of wrap-around blankets on the market – but this one comes in at just under £15.

5 River Island loose knit snood, £15, from asos.com

This chunky, open knit, snood will wrap around the neck to keep even the worst wind out. With more material than a scarf it’s the stylish, practical, way to stay warm.

6 Butterfly ear muffs, £10, from Accessorize.

These muffs are a pretty shade of pink and decorated with glittery butterflies.

When ear muffs are as cute as these there’s no need to feel embarrassed about wearing a set on your head.

7 Thermal long pants, £15, from Debenhams.

Think long John’s are a thing of the past?

The modern day thermals have come a long way so pop a pair on under your trousers when it’s a really cold day to guarantee warmth.

8 Lavender warming boots, £12.50, from amazon.co.uk

The removable wheat pouches can be heated in the microwave to release warmth and the smoothing scent of lavender. Perfect for those who want something more from their slippers.

9 Trapper hat, £18, from Marks & Spencer.

A traditional trapper hat – with ear flaps and a fleecy lining – is perfect for keeping your head warm this winter.

10 Knitted leg warmers, £6, from M&S

All right, there’s no getting away from it, there’s something inescapably ’80s about a pair of leg warmers. But if you don’t mind looking like an extra from Flashdance leg warmers can be brilliant.