It’s getting chilly, the wild weather is on its way, and spending the next three months wrapped in your blanket cocoon is looking like a great option. But if you have to emerge from bed and step out into the cold cold world of work, school, uni and everyday life, make sure you do it right. Get your winter game on and thaw out with these winning warmers …
#1 ~ Keep your typing fingers frost free with touchpad gloves
Finally, you can use your phone or tablet device without getting frostbite! Normal gloves just don’t cut it when you need to urgently snapchat your bestie about what they’re missing out on RIGHT NOW. Don’t let the moment (or your phone) slip away. These touchpad gloves have screen-friendly soft-grip coated fingertips that mean your phone ninja skills will be just as good in winter as they are in summer.
#2 ~ Heat yourself, not the house
Your secret cost-saving grace this winter, and also great to help heal sporting injuries! Tear yourself away from hugging the heater but stay super snuggly with pocket warmers and heat patches. With an average temperature above 50°C lasting 10+ hours, these self-contained heat packs will keep you snug even in the snow and are much more discreet than that hot water bottle you’ve been tempted to carry around. Just peel off the backing, stick the pack to the inside back of your winter coat and enjoy a cosy walk outdoors. Always follow instructions on the pack for optimum warmth and safety. Here’s how they work.
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#3 ~ Keep winter sneezes at bay with cold-fighting tea
Ginger tea has many health benefits however there are side effects and precautions to take. Read more here:http://www.newhealthguide.org/Ginger-Tea-Benefits.html
Give yourself a hot pre-winter boost with antioxidant-packed tea. Green tea is especially good for you, and a squeeze of lemon will help flush out any toxins (perfect after a night on the town). We love the lemon squeeze-pourer that allows you to pour your fresh lemon juice into your tea instead of all over the kitchen bench, and its handy cap will allow you to keep your lemon fresh in the fridge longer.
Bonus tip: Stay hydrated with lukewarm water and a squeeze of lemon juice between teas.
And if the sniffles set in: Check out this epic tea recipe you can use to kick that cold to the curb.
#4 ~ Don’t freeze your butt off this winter! Warm your tush!
Cold seats and short skirts: you know the story. Colourful woolly short johns (just like long johns but mini) will keep you warm AND make sure your butt looks extra sassy in those Marilyn-Monroe-on-a-windy-street moments. Oh my!
#5 ~ Get your snuggle on with mini snuggle blankets
Take the edge off of winter chills, whether you’re at your desk, watching TV on the couch or cheering on the local footy players from the sidelines. Mini fleece snuggle blankets are 80cm x 60cm – small enough to squash into your bag and big enough to wrap around your knees to keep the chills away. Perfect for kids too.
Bonus tip: Snuggle blankets are also just the right fit for pet beds, and your furry friend will love nuzzling into them.
#6 ~ Waterproof yourself with great value brollies from only $2.80
Step 1: Layer up your winter woollies.
Step 2: Wait for rain.
Step 3: Add a raincoat and umbrella to your look.
Step 4: Strut your stuff on the footpath like it’s the hottest runway this side of Paris. Own it!
#7 ~ Buy your boots half a size too big to make room for thick fuzzy socks
Keep your tootsies toasty all winter. Like newsreaders in Hawaiian shorts, there’s something cool, cute and rebellious about secretly wearing bed socks with your serious work clothes!
#8 ~ Embrace soup season and share the love
A big batch of wintry soup is just the thing to make you feel hugged on the inside, but when you’re trying to slurp your way through it all over a week, your tastebuds will probably feel a little bored, right? Solution? Start a soup club at uni or work, where a group of you all make different soups, freeze them in batches and do a swap. DAISO has all the colourful soup paraphernalia you need to get the club started, right down to the office-friendly heat-keeper mugs for sipping your soup between filing and spreadsheets.
Bonus tip: If you’re in a rush and making soup for one, a cup of instant miso soup will warm you up fast and is packed with health benefits.
#9 ~ Make like a squirrel and stock up on emergency hibernation food
That moment when you get home after a long day, you find the cupboard bare and you know you have to brave the cold outside to get to the supermarket before it shuts. Noooo! Stock up now on emergency supplies and your future self will thank your current self (or is that past self?) for your excellent planning. DAISO has noodles, soups (including miso), dried goods like mushrooms for bulking up your meals, and snacks to get you through the deep dark winter. Here are just a few of the things available.
Need quick Japanese recipe ideas? Hello gyoza, sushi and other delicious treats!!
Have you seen DAISO’s dumpling maker in action?
#10 ~ Maintain your glow from top to toe with weekly pampering
Who doesn’t love luxurious pampering to look and feel amazing?! While winter layers help us forget about the finer details (yeti legs!), cold winter winds and indoor heating really dry out our skin … and then spring is suddenly on the doorstep wanting us to look our best moisturised selves for the racing season! Ugh! Get the jump on it all with some weekly winter maintenance. We put together a few tips for you during the spring racing carnival that you can revisit. And remember that charcoal does wonders!
There’s no way we’re going to let winter rain on your parade! What are your Daiso winter secrets? Share them with us by hashtagging your social media pics with #MyDaisoWinterSecret . You can also post pics directly to us using @daisoaustraliaofficial .
Here’s to a cosy winter ahead!
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