Gift Edit 2023

54 Cozy Gifts That Feel Like a Big Hug

updated Nov 3, 2023
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This feature is part of Apartment Therapy's Gift Edit, our editor-curated collection of gift ideas. Need more inspiration? Check out all our guides here.

No matter the weather outside, there’s one feeling that we at AT can get behind all year long: coziness. Whether that means curling up under a weighted blanket on the couch, relaxing on the patio with a tumbler of wine, or indulging in a steamy aromatherapy shower, feeling safe and pampered is one life’s greatest joys — not just for you, but for your nearest and dearest, too.

On that note, we searched the web to round up some of the best cozy gifts to help your friends and family feel safe and loved. From the latte powder that Oprah herself swears by to hurricane lanterns that double as mood lighting to outerwear essentials for staying as warm as possible, there’s something for everyone in your life. Put simply: Cozy, comforting presents are the way to go. And while you’re at it, you might as well snag some for yourself, too.

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was $51.00

Nothing says “cozy” better than a compact (and fairly cute-looking) portable hand warmer. Available in black or grey, this game-changing rechargeable device from QVC fits in anyone’s palm or pocket for constant warmth during runs, sporting events, outdoor parties, and more. Trust me, this is the gift they’ll be grabbing — and grateful for — all winter long.

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Dusen Dusen

Is baking is their love language, or go-to cozy winter hobby at the very least? Then say hello to the cutest oven mitt out there from quirky Brooklyn-based brand Dusen Dusen. With a reversible striped design (blue and yellow on one side, green and orange on the other), it’s just as fun using to take cookies out of the oven as it is hanging up by the built-in loophole for a kitchen pop of color.

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Meet my go-to holiday, birthday, and housewarming present: a chic rechargeable lighter. It’s the little luxury you’d probably never buy for yourself, but comes in handy way more often than you’d think (speaking from personal experience here). With five different two-tone colorways to choose from and a sleek silhouette, it’s the coffee-table-worthy gift that keeps on giving.

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For the homebody with an appreciation for the finer things, Aesop’s gift sets are filled with the best little self-care luxuries they'll love down to the last drop. The brand has a range of kits and prices, but one of my favorites has to be the Heartful Harmonies kit, which includes a spa-worthy soap, hand balm, and room spray for the best cozy-meets-indulgent essentials.

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Give beloved water bottles or Stanley cups the cozy treatment with this versatile insulated carrier from Calpak. Friends and fam can stay hydrated, hands-free, either carrying this by the handles or wearing it like a purse. Built-in pockets also make it the perfect on-the-go organizer for traveling, hiking, and so much more. Plus, choose between fifteen colors and prints to match their personality, from classic black to fun florals.

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Uncommon Goods

Ceramicist Maggie Ames truly thought of everything for the design of this stoneware bowl-mug hybrid: there’s a built-in spoon rest, plus a handle to easily hold and transport this on the go. It’s oven-, dishwasher-, and microwave-safe, too, and doubles as a hand warmer while enjoying soup, oatmeal, or coffee.

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Landing a spot on Apartment Therapy’s Best List, Quince’s popular silk pillowcase looks and feels way more expensive than just $39.90. The brand offers twelve different colors — from plain white to a soothing eucalyptus — and two sizes for a luxuriously dreamy touch to any bed. Plus, unlike similar silk styles, a built-in zipper secures this in place, so nothing gets in the way of your beauty sleep.

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Pottery Barn

Let it snow inside with this fun snowflake sherpa pillow. The 18-inch diameter and unique shape combine for the perfect cuddling conditions, not to mention it adds a gentle, inviting texture wherever it’s styled.

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Cozy Earth
was $195.00

It wouldn’t be a cozy gift roundup without something from Oprah-approved (and editor-loved) brand Cozy Earth. I’ve already sung the praises of their bestselling long sleeve bamboo pajama set, aka my absolute favorite thing to sleep in. Treat your mom, sister, or best friend to the high-end-looking, super-soft top and bottom pair, available in 12 different colors (including two new prints) and sizes XS to XXXL, as well as regular and tall lengths.

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Urban Outfitters

It absolutely does not get any cuter (or cozier, of course) than this squishy, ube pancake-inspired plushie. Clocking in at 12 inches wide by 18 inches high, it’s the cuddle companion — and adorable accessory — they never knew their bed was missing. Like, come on, who can resist that sweet little face and huggable stacked shape?

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A hand-held massager like this one is a gift that your loved one will thank you for every single day as they soothe their tired muscles. The machine features hot or cold temperatures, various speeds depending on the desired intensity level, and nine different attachments to help ease tension.

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Coming Soon

Fear not, this list isn’t exclusive to humans! Surprise your favorite new pet parents or dog lovers with this design-forward accessory they’ll actually want to display at home. Available in black and white or green and white checkers, plus purple and orange stripes, this is the first fully-recycled dog bed, down to the included insert, and it’s machine-washable, water-resistant, and scratch-proof. Pups and people alike will love having one of these!

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Anecdote Candles

As the name implies, Anecdote Candles is well-known for their collection of playful, relatable “anecdotes” attached to each votive, and the brand does not miss, especially with their new Homebody candle. It's aptly described as smelling like "invited and not going," which translates to scent notes of bergamot and tea leaves, and gives your favorite introvert(s) yet another excuse to stay in and cozy up.

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We all have that one friend who could spend hours relaxing in a warm bath, but if you want to go beyond bath bombs or bubbles to enhance their experience, treat them to this organized bamboo tray. The adjustable design expands to fit over any tub, plus it comes with a foldable stand for books and tablets and built-in grooves to safely secure a candle and wine glass — yep, Target has everything covered here.

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You don’t know comfort until you’ve wrapped up in Parachute’s signature Cloud Cotton material. The brand's robe, made from 100 percent premium Turkish cotton with four-ply guaze, is, in a word, luxurious. It comes in eight sizes and seven different colors, and honestly, you'll probably want to get one for yourself, too.

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Williams Sonoma

What’s not to love about a mini heart waffle maker? Perfect for your S.O. or BFF, especially if their kitchen’s on the smaller side, this nonstick gift will officially up the ante on every at-home weekend brunch — because no spread could be complete without (heart-shaped) waffles.

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Uncommon Goods

No crochet talent needed to gift this cozy, handmade scarf that only looks like you spent months crafting it. The bright colors and nostalgic, retro squares will make even the most cold-weather-averse excited to bundle up.

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Pottery Barn

Now their Christmas tree can get the cozy treatment, year after year, with this faux fur skirt collar. The soft texture glams up any holiday color scheme, even a bright Barbie-pink plastic tree.

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MoMA Design Store

Know someone who likes winter sports or is dealing with some major cramps? Gift them this minimalist, two-sided heatpad pillow, featuring a natural clay core that can stay hot for almost two hours. Just warm it up, keep it close to the area that needs attention, snuggle up on the couch with a blanket, and you've got a perfectly cozy (and hopefully pain-free) scene.

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You know that cozy feeling you get when you savor some really good red wine? This 12-oz. tumbler will subtly encourage your loved one to kick back and relax. It's designed to keep drinks hot or cold for up to eight hours, and the cover ensures that it won't spill... even a few glasses into the evening.

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Saks Fifth Avenue

While a shower brush isn't *technically* cozy, it's a reminder to take care of yourself physically in the upcoming colder months, amidst all those layers of blankets and loungewear. Joanna Vargas' Ritual brush exfoliates skin and helps improve tone, perfect for your friend who could use a bit of extra self care.

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Give the gift of ultimate relaxation in the form of these aromatherapy shower tablets. Each set comes with three tablets that each last for roughly three showers — Eucalyptus Mint, Lavender Sage, and Rosemary Lime.

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MoMA Design Store

Equal parts smart and stylish, this glass MoMA Design Store teapot has a built-in steeping cylinder that brews and recycles loose tea, so you get more uses out of the same leaves — a cozy morning routine win-win. The cheery, minimalist silhouette is also an updated reproduction of a 1988 Bodum piece, so consider this perfect for any tea- and design-loving friends (not bad for $30!). Above all, their kitchen counter or table will never look more well-curated.

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True to forn, Casper’s Snoozewear™ Blanket Robe functions like a wear-all-day blanket with sleeves. Cold days are no match for this oversized essential, available in sizes small, medium, and large, each with pockets and a button closure for even more convenient lounging. Because honestly, why would you ever want to take this off?

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This chunky knot-shaped pillow from editor-favorite brand Bearaby — beloved for their weighted blankets — is essentially the grown-up (and super chic!) equivalent of a stuffed animal. Called the Hugget, it comes in three different sizes and five colors, all designed to help you de-stress and relax. Better yet, they style well on a bed or chair, too.

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The Tartan Blanket Co.

It wouldn’t be a cozy gift list without a nod to Edinburgh-based Tartan Blanket Co., which supplies high-quality wool and recycled wool blankets and throws. I’m talking last-a-lifetime comfy designs, in a huge range of gorg patterns and solid colors for absolutely anyone on your list (seriously, who can say no to such a luxurious home gift?). I especially love the brand's tartan-printed collection — starting at $70 for a size small — to get that classic, Ralph Lauren-esque allure that never goes out of style.

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Uncommon Goods

The Scandinavian concept of hygge goes hand-in-hand with coziness, as well as maintaining feelings of happiness and comfort during the colder months. Channel that mentality from home with this fun, winter-friendly game night activity, featuring 330 thought-provoking questions like, “Who is the most interesting person you have ever met?” or, “What would you do if you won the lottery?”

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was $199.00

If candles aren’t really their thing, or they already own more than they know what to do with (*raises hand*), mix things up with a sleek diffuser and essential oils combo from Vitruvi. The editor-favorite brand just teamed up with minimalist jewelry company Mejuri on this limited-edition gold version of their popular cordless Move design, which pairs well with their many exclusive scents. Yes, it’s pricy, but it’s just as pretty even when not in use just sitting on a nightstand or dresser — although anyone can soak up its soothing ambience on the daily. Think of this as the big cozy gift of the year for your close friends, fam, or partner.

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Big Blanket Co.
was $179.00

If your giftee likes being cozy, then they will absolutely adore this massive blanket from the (aptly named) Big Blanket Co. It incorporates temperature-regulating technology to prevent users from getting too hot when cuddled underneath. And since it spans a whopping 10' x 10', there's room for everyone in the house to feel warm and comfy.

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This Puresoak Bath Himalayan Salt Body Scrub Set is the perfect gift for someone who likes to indulge in good old-fashioned self-care. It comes with an exfoliating body scrub and exfoliating gloves, so your loved one can emerge from the shower with soft, smooth skin. The uplifting aroma will keep them feeling great long after they've gotten dressed.

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Pottery Barn

These luxe covers can transform any 12" x 12" throw pillow into cuddly soft decor. The chunky knit material is just what your giftee needs to upgrade an afternoon nap on the couch from ordinary to epic.

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Clevr Blends
was $79.00

If you know someone who wants to make the switch from caffeine to an alternative, then this Starter Kit from Clevr Blends is a home-run gift. The Oprah-approved brand makes coffee-shop-style lattes with wellness-promoting ingredients like adaptogens, oat milk, and coconut cream. The Starter Kit includes two latte powders of choice (each makes roughly 14 servings), a frother, and a measuring spoon.

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With tastebud-tantalizing aromas like Espresso, Angel Food, Vanilla & Fig, and Whipped Cream & Pear, these old-timey, boulangerie-style candles are sure to warm your giftee's heart. They are crafted from high-quality ingredients and bring to mind (and nose) a charming French patisserie.

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There’s no better present than that of a great snooze, especially for any light sleepers in your life. Enter editor-favorite brand Brooklinen, whose soft-to-the-touch sheets and towels have topped a few of our Best Lists. The same luxurious, cozy feel carries over into their perfectly giftable silk eye mask, which not only blocks out light but also does wonders for your hair and skin. Grab one in their favorite color (or a cool celestial print) for the ultimate stocking stuffer.

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L.L. Bean

Okay, yes, these may be $45 mittens... but they’re fleece-lined! And cable knit! And just super cute all around! A quality pair of mittens is basically an essential, and these ones check all the boxes — plus, you know you can always count on L.L. Bean for high-quality pieces. Anyone will thank you for this (stylish) gift they can use for many, many upcoming winters.

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Williams Sonoma

This Scandi-inspired electric kettle is the key to the pour-over coffee of your dreams. It'll look equally good just sitting out on your kitchen counter, too.

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Sur La Table

Consider finding a unique gift for your favorite baking enthusiast a piece of (village-shaped) cake. This nonstick pan by Nordic Ware boasts six mini cottage shapes to whip up a batch of the cutest edible creations, all year long. Just make sure to ask them to set aside a few (… dozen) for you.

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If you know someone whose kettle has seen better days, upgrade them with this very cute electric kettle from KitchenAid. Available in five classic KitchenAid colors, this kettle boils water fast and takes up hardly any counter space — although it looks so good that you won't mind leaving it out. It's also totally easy to use, with no extra controls, settings, or other bells and whistles.

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was $59.00

True to name, this present from Parachute is the pure embodiment of cozy in slipper form. The slip-on bootie style comes in sizes extra small through extra large to guarantee the snuggest, softest fit. And speaking of soft, they’re made from 100 percent polyester sherpa. Basically, your (lucky) giftee will be living in these until spring.

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Knack delivers perfectly curated gift sets for any mood or occasion, including this wellness-inspired collection. Gift your friends the comfy spa treatment with clean beauty products from Herbivore and Live By Being, a charcoal face scrub towel, meditation journal, candle, and vial of matches. Be warned: They may never want to leave the house.

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Weighted blankets aren't going anywhere — nor do we want them to. Things are still a bit, *ahem*, anxiety-inducing right now, and a quality weighted blanket is a great thing to snuggle with. This one from Baloo has a cotton cover and glass microbead fill, so it won't make you overheat while still keeping you nice and cozy (and hopefully more relaxed).

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Rifle Paper Co.

For the person who prefers puzzles to movie nights, check out Rifle Paper Co.'s new collection of whimsical puzzles. Each 500-piece option features a classic Rifle Paper Co. illustration, from floral motifs to a pastoral scene inspired by 18th-century France, completed with gold foil accents for that extra special finishing touch.

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West Elm
was $79.00

Never underestimate the power of a cute-meets-cozy throw blanket. Made from a wool and polyester blend, this one comes in six versatile hues with a pretty herringbone print to boot. It’s a seasonal staple that will never go out of style — aka grab one for everyone on your list this year.

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If you like to sip hot beverages all year round — be it coffee, hot chocolate, or mulled wine — and there’s no better way for them to sip in style than with this “sweater weather” mug. From Etsy seller Sweet Water Decor, this handmade gift boasts a trendy tiled honeycomb print paired with a gold handle. There’s also an identical “warm + cozy” mug available, too, which can stack on top of this one to spruce up their countertop coffee corner.

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Williams Sonoma

For the person who prefers tea over coffee always, consider this jumbo pack of blends from Fortnum & Mason. The famous British brand has been around for 300 years, so they know a thing or two about fine teas. This set of 60 bags includes six of their most popular blends: Royal Blend, Breakfast Blend, Afternoon Blend, Queen Anne Blend, Earl Grey Classic, and Smoky Earl Grey, and is available exclusively through Williams Sonoma.

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West Elm

Sure, a candle is a great idea for a cozy gift, but what if the person you're shopping for is allergic to scented anything candles, or they already have a huge supply of candles? Instead, gift them one of these porcelain hurricane lanterns. Available in four sizes, they're the perfect way to create some cozy mood lighting in your friend's space without splurging on new fixtures.

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"Cozy" is more than just soft textures and low lighting. If you're shopping for someone who loves to make comfort food (or needs some added comfort right about now), send them this best-selling book of essays and recipes. Each essay explores how comfort food can help us cope with dark times, and featured writers include Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anthony Doerr, Carmen Maria Machado, and more.

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Bean Box

How about giving your loved one curated coffees every month? Bean Box's monthly sampler includes four gourmet blends from award-winning global roasters, as well as brewing tips and an artisanal caramel to top it off. You get to choose the type of roast (light, medium, dark, espresso, decaf, or all), as well as how you want it delivered (whole bean or freshly ground). Finally, decide how long you want the subscription to last (one, three, six, or 12 months) and get ready for the gratitude to roll in.

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Have a friend who's worried about not having anything to do? Send them this beginner's knitting kit, which includes two cakes of wool yarn, one pair of knitting needles, one large eyed tapestry needle, a pattern, and access to an online video, so they'll learn exactly how to knit a headband. Who knows — maybe you'll introduce them to their new favorite hobby.

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This foot spa will be a much-appreciated gift for your pedicure-obsessed people. It feels just like one you'd find in a spa, with massaging water jets and an included pumice stone for exfoliation. Plus, it's designed to be splash-proof, so they don't have to worry about any spillage while they're trying to relax.

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Once temperatures drop, two magic words always sound downright delightful: hot chocolate. Send long-distance friends this all-inclusive gift box, which comes with a jar of cocoa, a bag of marshmallows, and a ceramic mug from Kerber's Farm in upstate New York. And if you’re not able to see each other for the holidays, your crew can have a virtual hangout with your hot drinks... spiked cocoa, anyone?

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Saks Fifth Avenue

Don’t knock socks as gifts, especially if they're cashmere. Trust me, a pair of cashmere socks feels like the unsung holiday gifting hero — they’re the little luxury few people think to buy for themselves, yet will become SUCH an appreciated present (and wardrobe staple). I love these for the pretty-in-pink color and added nylon insole to hold up against wear and tear.

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was $34.00

Help your friend achieve the coziest bath ever with these subtly scented, nourishing bubbles. Beautifully packaged, this comes in three different fragrances — but the Relax version feels the most gift-worthy, hands-down. Notes of lavender and white orchid — paired with Tahitian vanilla and honey — guarantee they’ll feel pampered and, of course, relaxed. Add a few candles for the ultimate zen experience.

Additional reporting by Nicole Lund and Amy Gordon.