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We’re gearing up for another cold winter and we plan on staying indoors for the most part and simply enjoying each other’s company. I’m guessing most people will be doing the same so I’ve put together holiday gift ideas for that are perfect for those long weekends indoors. Summer will be here before we know it so let’s hear it for those cozy nights in! Winter is coming and we all need some extra comfort in our lives — we’ve earned it, right? Especially after the last 20 months or so. Here’s our Holiday Gift Guide: 7 Fun Gifts for a Cozy Night In!
Dreo Air Fryer Pro Max $119
Got a hungry crew? With three kids (two of which are hungry teenagers) plus a husband, I find myself spending way more time than I’d like in the kitchen. Whatever I can whip up quickly is always preferable and food that can be made in the air fryer is popular in our house, but my current air fryer only has a 5.8 qt capacity. With Dreo Air Fryer Pro Max, which comes in a family-friendly 6.8 qt size, I can make enough to feed everyone in minutes. I recently made four grilled cheese sandwiches in 8 minutes with minimal work: after preheating the air fryer, I buttered one side of a slice of bread, added shredded cheddar cheese and covered with another slice. I placed the sandwiches in the basket after spraying the non-stick plate in oil and then sprayed oil on top of the four sandwiches. Using the enclosed recipe, I fried them for a total eight minutes. (The air fryer beeped halfway through to remind me to flip the sandwiches and I was also able to turn on the light to check on them occasionally). The sandwiches came out nice and brown and delicious! Crispy on the outside and soft and cheesy on the inside.
The Dreo Pro Max is not only big enough to feed the whole family, it has five cooking modes, so you can roast an entire chicken, bake a cake or cookies, broil a steak, make dehydrated fruit and even make yogurt! I also love that the basket comes with a silicone non-stick plate that you can easily remove and wash – it makes cleaning super-quick and so much easier!
iHeart Art set
Wintertime is always a great time to be creative and channel your inner artist. With iHeart Art from Bright Stripes you can find many types of kits for both kids and adults. My oldest and youngest are both into art, but they like to do different types of things. My nine-year-old had a blast with the Paint and Pastel colors kit while my teenager enjoyed getting creative with the Batik Kit. The 24 Gel Pen multi-Pack is perfect for family coloring projects on a snowy day!
Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver’s Travels and Skygazing
Is there anything better than snuggling under a blanket with a good book? I love that my boys love to read but sometimes I wish they would read more books that have substance. Both of the popular classics Robinson Crusoe and Gulliver’s Travels have recently come out in new editions with breathtaking illustrations by Robert Ingpen that are perfect for reading together as a family and are suitable for ages 8 and up. Another book that’s fun to read together is Skygazing – it’s fun facts about the sky in the day and nighttime and science, history literature. My boys especially love that the first half is about the daytime and when you flip the book over, it’s about nighttime, so it’s two books in one!
Kids and Adults Matching Pajamas $44 and up
Indoor weekends means you get to stay in your pajamas all say and what could be cuter than these Company Store pajamas with adorable dog prints on them? Made with 100% organic cotton from Peru, they come in kids and adults sizes starting from 2T for kids and up to XXL for adults (plus there’s one in several sizes for a dog if you have one).
Bubble Tea Kit $40
Staying indoors on a cold day? Whip up a batch of delicious bubble tea with this kit from Uncommon Goods. The kit includes two types of loose-leaf tea, tapioca pearls, two reusable stainless steel straws and instructions. Perfect with a batch of holiday cookies!
Sloth Socks $15.99
Fun socks are a winter must-have and what’s better than socks that give back? Especially if they have cute sloths on them? These fair-trade organic cotton blend socks are available from Ten Thousand Villages, a company that supports artisans from across the globe. They are handmade in India by a company called Conscious Step, which donates with each purchase of a pair of socks to Conservation International – an organization that protects tropical animals.
Faux Fur Blanket from Natural Life, $66.75-$89
Soft and comfy and bursting with happy colors, this blanket comes in five patterns and is perfect for snuggling on a cold day. The photo shows the “Jewel Border” pattern, which has bright, dazzling colors that add a splash of color to any room and bring positive energy and vibes.
So, are you ready for order some great gifts for your family to have a cozy night in? Please share our Holiday Gift Guide: 7 Fun Gifts for A Cozy Night In with your family and friends (hint, hint!). Happy Holidays!
I was not compensated for this post. I received some samples.
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman is a PR consultant and freelance writer and has written for several blogs, including The Huffington Post. She has been living in the New York City area for over twenty years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids, ages 14, 12 and 9.