With the temperatures dropping and Autumn well and truly under way it’s time to get cosy.
Thanks to the energy crisis, however, many of us are resisting the urge to put on the heating until we absolutely need to.
Trying to stay warm when an evening chill settles over your living room isn’t easy though let’s face it.
And determined as we are to cut our fuel bills, the temptation to turn up the thermostat is real.
The solution? Furry blankets, warm hoodies and slippers, hot drinks and cosy candles to offer warm lighting and for emergency use – just in case of a black-out.
We’ve rounded up some of the warmest buys on the high street and online to help you stay cosy without turning the heating on.
Obviously, blankets are fab for keeping you toasty, but the key is finding one that offers as much warmth as possible.
Fleece and fur-lined are ideal but you also can’t beat a bit of wool. Imagine snuggling on the sofa with one of these options, or throwing one over your duvet to add extra warmth at night. Lovely.
The high street has plenty of cosy options that are also comfy too. Fluffy and woolly cushions are surely a must.
It’s definitely snuggle season with these.
Why not combine a hoodie with a blanket in the form of a snuddie? These fleecy oversized hooded blankets have proved popular, with people rushing to snap them up.
It’s not hard to see why. Imagine popping one of these on and seeing how warm you’ll be. It’s definitely worth a go, especially if it helps you stay cosy without turning the heating on for a little longer.
If your feet are cold then keeping warm is pretty much impossible so make sure you invest in a good pair of slippers.
M&Co even do a microwaveable pair, which are absolutely perfect for slipping cold feet into ready for a cosy night on the sofa.
5. Hot drinks
Ensuring the hot drinks are flowing is vital to keeping warm, whether it’s hot chocolate, tea, coffee or even hot squash that is your top tipple.
So, why not treat yourself to some indulgent luxury drink options and even some lovely new cups to enjoy them in?
Candles might be the best thing to buy now the temperatures are dropping. If you’re trying to resist the heating going on, then candlelight creates a lovely feeling of warmth and relaxation.
It’s also a good way to save on electricity so a great option in the current energy crisis. And if black-outs were to happen you’d be well prepared.