10+ Gift Ideas That Make Winter Actually Bearable

10+ Gift Ideas That Make Winter Actually Bearable

Sometimes I wish I could hibernate through winter. I hate being cold.

There are some products that I’ve found just make winter a little bit easier. So today I thought I would create a compilation of gift ideas that make winter actually bearable.

These gifts are perfect for giving to family members for Christmas, or you might end up just keeping them for yourself.

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Winter Boots

A good pair of winter boots is a must have, especially if you live on a farm. There is no way I could make the long trek out to my chicken coop to check on my hens in freezing cold weather without a good pair of waterproof boots. There are some great boots on Amazon here

Homemade Body Butter

I love homemade body butter. Trust me. Once you make the switch to making your own homemade body butter, you will never look back. Homemade body butter is also the perfect quick and easy gift! Check out my recipe for homemade body butter here: Coconut Oil Lavender Whipped Body Butter

Here's how to use raw organic coconut oil and lavender to create salon-worthy body butters! Only 2 ingredients - make it today with ingredients already in your pantry! From FrugalChicken

Blankets

Blankets are definitely a go to gift for me. You can never have too many blankets (in my opinion). I would not survive winter without large plush blankets like this one.

Echinacea Tea

Echinacea tea is perfect for a “get well soon” gift for someone who is feeling a little bit under the weather. Nothing makes me feel better when I’m sick than a warm cup of herbal tea.

Find it here: Echinacea tea

Mugs

Mugs are another one of my favorite gifts to give and to receive. They’re just fun and they’re perfect for drinking hot chocolate, herbal tea, and coffee. Here are some of my favorite mugs:

I Like Chickens Mug

Crazy Chicken Lady Mug

Love Chickens Mug

Beanies 

If you haven’t noticed already, I love beanies. Especially during the winter! They’re the perfect inexpensive gift that makes winter just a little bit easier. I love these beanies here.

Ice Scraper Mitt

Scraping the ice off of your car is the worst. I love this ice scraper mitt because it makes scraping the ice off of my car a little bit easier (especially since my hand isn’t frozen by the end!) You can also check out my recipe for homemade car de-icer spray here.

Lip Balm

With winter comes dry skin and chapped lips. That’s why lip balm is the perfect gift for the holiday season. You can make your own lip balm to give to your family and friends with my pumpkin spice lip balm recipe or my lemon balm lip goo recipe!

Mittens

There are very few things I hate more than having cold hands. I’m that person who has two pairs of gloves in my purse and in my car AT ALL TIMES. I love mittens because they keep my hands warmer than gloves. You could make your own mittens for a DIY gift or you can buy mittens here.

Slippers

Slippers are the best. Nobody likes having cold feet and slippers are the perfect solution. I love these slippers here. You can stuff slippers full of goodies for a fun and simple gift this year.

Bath Robe

Getting out of the hot shower in the winter is not fun. But having a soft bath robe makes it a little bit easier. I love this bathrobe here

Socks

I have a large collection of crazy socks. I figure if I can’t wear flip flops, I might as well wear fun socks. Here are some of my favorite crazy socks that I want to give as gifts this year:

Chicken socks

Chicken Feet Socks 

Chicken or The Egg Socks

 

What do you do to make winter more bearable?

 

 


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Homemade Car De-Icer Spray That’s Ridiculously Easy To Make

Homemade Car De-Icer Spray That’s Ridiculously Easy To Make

Homemade car de-icer spray is so easy to make that you’ll never have to buy the commercial stuff again.

 

Most places in the US are under snow – it’s a fact. And it’s something that makes me miserable, especially since it forces me to take a few extra steps before I can head out to the feed store. 

 

Like having to rid my windshield of all that ice that’s cramping my style. 

 

Well, you’re going to love my homemade car de-icer spray. And with just two ingredients, you’ll love how simple it is to make a homemade deicer for cars.

 

Alright, so how do you make a homemade car de-icer spray anyway?

 

First, grab a spray bottle. A clean, new one is best to make sure it doesn’t have any residue in it, but if you don’t have one, then clean yours the best you can.

homemade car de-icer spray

The spray bottle is necessary to hit as much space as possible on your windshield. Why make more work than necessary, right?

 

Fill the bottle up ¼-1/3rd of the way with water.

 

Next, add isopropyl alcohol (yes, the same thing you can buy at any pharmacy for about $1) until the entire bottle is full.

 

Homemade car de-icer spray

 

Shake vigorously until your homemade deicer is blended.

 

The next time you’re dealing with an icy windshield, spray liberally on the window.

 

Wait just a few moments, and you’ll start to see the ice begin to break up and start to melt.

 

Grab your scraper and get to work. The de-icer spray will work quickly!

 

homemade car de-icer spray

 

Your homemade car de-icer spray will also work on your locks.

 

Be sure to keep a bottle in your house and also in your car in case you’re out and about and find yourself needing it. The homemade car de-icer spray does not go bad or freeze, so just leave it in your car in case you need it.

 

I’d like to hear from you!

Have you ever made a homemade car de-icer spray? Will you now? Leave a comment below!

 

Alcohol photo by: Craig Spurrier – Own work, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2000593

More Winter Tips and Resources:

 

Non-Toxic homemade car de-icer spray is so easy to make that you’ll never have to buy the commercial stuff again. Here's an easy-to-repeat recipe!


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