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Prep for the Long Winter Ahead: Six Items to Buy NOW for a Better Winter

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October 5, 2020

Whether we’re quite ready to accept it or not, many signs indicate that we’re in for a looooong winter. Make the best of an extended hibernation by stocking up on these seven items STAT before suppliers run of stock. (Remember the great trampoline and pool shortage of summer 2020?) Make a plan now to make the most of winter 2020. 

Hot Tub 

Hot tubs are making a big comeback as people search high and low for ways to reduce stress. Spending time in the great outdoors is proven to reduce stress, and a hot tub extends outdoor time into winter. The benefits of soaking in a hot tub include relief from lower back pain and decreased anxiety and stress. No need to break the bank either, when it comes to purchasing a hot tub: inflatable hot tubs cost a fraction of a standard hot tub while providing the same stress-busting benefits. 


Studies prove that indoor plants can boost mood and reduce stress. They also promise to brighten up a drab room. Bring the outdoors indoors by stocking up on plants and creating a ‘green room’ of your very own. If you don’t have a green thumb, consider a plant subscription service: The Sill will send you a selection of easy-care, indoor plants in beautiful pots, perfect for bringing a little happiness to your windowsill.  

Fire Pit

Extend patio season into early winter with a firepit: gather around it in your backyard and enjoy a moment of fireside conversation and warmth guaranteed to warm your heart. Who says s’mores are only for summer?

Home Movie Projector 

Bring the movie theater into your home with a mini projector that connects to your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. All you need is a white wall or a white sheet. Pop up some popcorn, set up a movie candy shop, and settle onto your sofa for a night at the movies … at home. 

Spa Goodies

Missing spa time? Make a date for self care by making your own at-home spa. Skincare masks will keep your skin moisturized all winter long, while a paraffin wax melter will help you maintain soft, smooth hands. A few extras like a bathtub pillow and tray will transform a bath time into a self-care ritual: sit back, relax, and take a moment of ‘me’ time. 

Winter Sporting Goods

Embrace the great outdoors no matter the weather by challenging your family to learn a new winter sport, together. Gather the goods you’ll need now before suppliers run out of stock: snowshoes, hiking boots, ice skates, cross country skis … so many winter sports to choose from, so little time!

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