We get it. What was once just a “few weeks” or a “couple of months” of staying at home has dragged on a year at this point, and those four walls they are a closin’ in. We’ve dutifully stayed home, not traveled as we’ve wanted to or stayed in posh hotels, eaten in gourmet restaurants or heck, even the local taco place, stayed away from our favorite watering holes and avoided group gatherings even around the holidays. At this point, cabin fever is a very real danger. But fear not, brave reader, we’ve got 37 ideas that make staying inside that much easier!
Those same four walls are probably quite boring to you at this point, but we’ve got some ways to freshen up your nest so it’s a pleasure to be at home instead of a punishment. From the softest blankets to the fluffiest bath towels, we’ve got home items that’ll make you wish quarantine would go on even longer so you can enjoy your home to the fullest!
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This Mug Will Put A Smile On Your Face
Weather stinks? Turn that frown upside down with this beyond-cute bear mug that you can use for your favorite comforting drink – tea, coffee, cocoa or just warm milk. Kids would also love this as a fun accompaniment to their morning breakfast.
This Marble Mug Comes With A Pretty Spoon
Sometimes you just need a dose of pretty to start your day. This gorgeous marbelized mug in pink or grey is the perfect wake-me-up, and it comes with an adorable gold floral spoon to stir things up. I’d love to see this bright spot on my desk throughout the workday slog!
This Mug Warmer Keeps Things Hot
Don’t get to drink your hot beverage before it goes ice cold? With a new puppy and two kids doing remote school, I couldn’t feel this harder. What we need is this mug warmer that keeps coffee, tea or cocoa piping hot until you actually get a chance to sit down and drink it!
Milk Boss Is In The House!
I’ve always wanted a whisk drink mixer, but it’s so pricey in stores. That’s why buying this Milk Boss electric milk frother was a no-brainer. You essentially get two for the price of one AND they come in a dozen colors! One whisk comes in its original sleek black color, and the other you can choose from solid or ombre colored handles. This is the perfect duo pack to share with a family member so you won’t have to fight over who gets to use the whisk every morning.
This Candle Set Is Great For Gifting
These candles would make great hostess gifts when you dole them out one by one with a bottle of wine, or you could be selfish and keep them all for yourself. I vote for option two. These candles are made from natural soy wax so there’s no harmful smoke when you burn them, and they come in eight scents: lemon, fig, lavender, spring fresh, rose, jasmine, vanilla and bergamot.
This Beyond-Cozy Blanket Is Delicious
Just one look at this thick faux fur throw blanket and you know it’s going to be your new favorite cuddle buddy when you’re curled up on the couch reading or TV bingeing. You’ll also know it’s good from the over 7,000 rave reviews praising it’s super-softness, warmth and coziness. And it’s machine washable for freshening up between movie marathons!
These Throw Pillow Covers Are So Fuzzy
The easiest way to refresh and cozy up your couch or bed is with throw pillow covers. I love these fuzzy ones because they look amazingly soft and come in three sizes, king, queen and 18×18. The softness extends to both sides, and they get glowing reviews for feeling like “cuddling a teddy bear”.
This Bath Pillow Is Spahhmazing
I didn’t think there was a way to make a hot bubble bath more spectacular, turn out I was wrong! Adding this blow-up bath pillow makes a world of difference since you have somewhere comfy to lay your head. It even extends down to cushion your back as you lay back and relax the evening away.
This Bath Mat Is So Plush
Look how at how high the pile is on this bath mat. I’d love to sink my feet into the plush depths right after stepping out of the bath or shower. It comes in a ton of sizes and many colors to customize to your decor, and gets great reviews for absorbency and amazing quality.
This Bathrobe Is Pure Heaven
Even though spring is on the way, it’s still chilly in our house – especially in the mornings! This plush bathrobe is the answer to staying warm while looking cool thanks to the pretty Nordic print. This baby gets stellar reviews – over 1,300 of them – for softness, warmth and quality all wrapped up in one fuzzy package.
This Burrito Blanket Is Deliciously Warm
Sometimes you just wanna wrap yourself up like a burrito and watch TV. Good news is now you can! This burrito blanket is super high quality, printed on both sides and backed by a fleecy interior to keep you the coziest you can be. Reviewers rave about the size – it’s actually big enough to wrap yourself in – and softness.
This Bath Caddy Is Deluxe Comfort
Want to take your bath to the next level? Try this bamboo bath caddy that can hold everything from your kindle to a glass of wine to your favorite candles. I use mine to hold snacks too when it’s going to be a long-haul bath, the kind where I lock the door and ignore the sounds of the kids screeching outside.
These Fuzzy Socks Warm Up Cold Toes
I swear, my toes never get warm. Even in the depths of summer, you can still find me wearing shearling-lined slippers around the house. But I’ve got something new in my arsenal – these fuzzy socks that I can even wear to bed to keep things that much cozier! They’ve got an anti-slip bottom too, in case you want to wear them instead of slippers so you don’t go slip sliding across the room.
This Hoodie Is Sherpa Lined Loveliness
Sometimes you want to stay warm while moving around, but want something less restrictive than a long bathrobe. This sherpa-lined oversized hoodie is the answer. It’s like a mini-wearable blanket that you can walk around the house in, then settle back into your reading chair or couch to relax in your warm cocoon. The sleeves are elastic so they won’t hang down over your hands, and the hoodie has a drawstring to adjust for a perfect fit.
These Slippers Come Extremely Highly-Rated
If you’re in the market for a new pair of slippers, may I (and 34,000 Amazon reviewers) suggest these memory foam ones? They’re like walking on clouds that mold specifically to your feet, giving you a customized, pillowy fit. And they have a sturdy rubber sole so you can wear them out of the house like I do for quick school drop-off and pick-up runs, trips to the pet supply store or just to the mailbox.
These Pillowcases Are Plush & Gorgeous
Fuzzy pillow covers are the best, and I love the interesting diamond pattern on these ones. It’s an easy way to make your couch cozier without adding a busy look since these come in neutral cream or white. These look a lot more expensive than they actually are, and will delight you every time you snuggle down into them when you’re chilling out.
This Candle Smells Like Spring
I was gifted this candle from my brother-in-law for the holidays, and I couldn’t love it more. It’s incredibly classy, from the minimalist package design to the scent which invokes the first flowers of spring. It’s exactly what I needed after a long time stuck indoors, it’s so refreshing and is made from clean-burning soy wax so it won’t pollute your air.
These Hot Water Bottles Are Going To Be Your New Besties
Hot water bottles are a retro trend I’d love to see come back into the mainstream because they’re so practical and SO WARMING. Sometimes on a chilly day when the house just won’t seem to retain any heat and I can’t drink yet another cup of hot tea, I need to call in the big guns. These hot water bottles do an excellent job of warming me right up, and they also work amazingly to soothe cramps and back aches.
This Cozy Throw Is A Bestseller
This cozy throw‘s a bestseller for lots of reasons – it comes in four sizes, from throw blanket to king bed sized and 17 colors, from cool neutrals to bright jewel tones and everything in between. Reviewers love the sherpa-lined blanket for being the “softest, most decadent blanket” they’ve ever owned, and “absolutely delicious”. It’s great for pets too, if you have a furry friend that loves to curl up on the couch with you.
This Tea Cozy Keeps Your Pot Warm
A charming way to keep your teapot warm until the next cuppa is this foxy tea cozy. It’s insulated to keep in the heat, and these things actually work – we use on one weekend mornings to keep the old brown teapot nice and toasty as we leisurely sip breakfast tea. Reviewers love the quality construction and fact that it actually keeps things hot!
These Slippers Can Be Worn Outdoors
Sometimes I need something a little warmer than a low-cut slipper, which is why I love this bootie style for keeping my ankles cozy, too. They’re lined in faux sherpa for ultra-warmth and the best part is you can wear them outside, so they’re basically like an extra pair of winter shoes if the ground’s not sloppy with slush and snow. They come in three colors but the red is so kicky, plus does a great job of brightening up gray days.
This Body Pillow Doubles As Decor
Yes, this body pillow makes sleeping 100 times more comfortable, especially if you’re a side sleeper or pregnant, but the part I love is it can double as bed decor. I love when my bed looks made nicely, but my husband hates a bunch of throw pillows. This body pillow dresses it up without clutter, just get a nice cover and it’s the perfect bolster for reading, too.
This Body Pillow Cover Is So Silky
Remember that body pillow cover I mentioned a minute ago? Well, here ya go! This one looks as good as it feels since it’s made from a super silky material that’s great for sleeping or decor. It comes in black, white or two shades of gray so its totally neutral and will go with whatever decor you’ve got going on.
This Teapot Is So Well Designed
This sleek-lined teapot is Japanese-made porcelain that perfectly withstands high temps, so you can brew your favorite cuppa with no worries about breakage. It comes with a superfine mesh strainer for brewing loose leaf tea, which in my opinion tastes so much fresher than the bagged stuff. And it comes in the cheeriest colors like red, mint and yellow.
This Towel Set Is So Highly Rated
When you step out of that steamy shower or bath, you’re gonna need something to wrap up in. Try these super-highly rated towels from Amazon Basics. The six-piece set comes in seven colors and gets great reviews (over 22,000 of them) for quality, absorbency and value!
These Flannel Sheets Are The Coziest
I say there’s never a bad time for flannel sheets (except maybe in August if you don’t have AC). Spring is perfect for these babies since the weather is so unpredictable – sunny one day and frigidly windy the next. These sheets are the ideal weight – not too heavy or too light – to use year round, and the patterns are beautiful.
This Candle Accessory Kit Is So Luxe
If you’re a candle lover, treat yourself to this luxe candle accessory set to make lighting up even more enjoyable. It comes with a snuffer so you don’t accidentally blow wax everywhere, a wick trimmer, wick repositioner for even burning, and a tray to store your tools or candles on display. This would be a great gift for candle lovers, too. Just throw in your fave candle and make their day.
This Knobby Bathmat Is Super Absorbent
I love the knobby texture of this striped bathmat for some fun stimulation to wake up my tired toes. I also love that it comes with a non-slip backing so I won’t go careening across the bathroom floor when I step out of the tub. It comes in three sizes for a custom fit to your bathroom, and reviewers rave about its absorbency, comfort and softness.
This Mini Candle Set Is The Perfect Gift To Yourself
I love to burn candles during bathtime, while I’m working, or just in the kitchen to get rid of occasional unfortunate wet puppy odors. The problem is I get sick of a candle’s scent long before I finish it, that’s why I love these mini candles for variety. The natural, vegan soy wax set comes in berry, peach, cherry, grapefruit, Tarocco blood orange and Mediterranean fig so you can choose a scent to match your mood and switch things up often so you don’t get bored.
This Sloth Warmie Is Lavender Scented
Not only is this sloth stuffed animal adorable, he’s got a useful secret. You can microwave the lavender-scented hot pack inside him and use it for cramps or aches and pains. I’ve had two of these snuggly softies and they’ve both gotten confiscated by my two daughters so I’m buying this one and hiding it.
This Diffuser Makes Your Home Smell Amazing
One of the fastest ways to enhance your home’s atmosphere is to diffuse some essential oils from this gorgeous, minimalist diffuser. As soon as the scent hits the air, it can change the environment from uplifting, to cozy, to cleansing to relaxing and more, depending on what fragrance you choose. This diffuser gets high marks for ease of use and quality construction and comes very highly recommended.
These Essential Oils Are Perfect For Diffusers
Not only are these essential oils perfect for diffusing, they’re super useful whenever you need a bit of delicious scent added. I put them in homemade cleaning sprays, in bath water and even in unscented laundry detergent in small doses. You can use them all over the house and create delicious scent combinations with peppermint, sweet orange, lavender, eucalyptus, tea tree and lemongrass varieties.
These Water Bottles Are A Total Pick-Me-Up
You might miss your twice-daily coffee shop breaks during the work day, but let me tell you how much better I feel after switching to water all day long. I put a little bit of lemonade powder or what have you in so it’s not boring, and sip away all day. These water bottles are perfect for those who don’t think they like water since they make it much more palatable by keeping beverages ice cold for hours and hours.
These Copper Mugs Are Great For All Kinds Of Adult Bevvies
I’m sure you’re missing your favorite bar, like so many of us. Here’s the good news – these copper mugs make it feel like you’re out at your favorite watering hole and they’re great for all sorts of mixed drinks, from Moscow mules to mojitos. You get a set of four, so you can share with friends once get-togethers are okayed.
This Wax Warmer Gently Scents Your Home
If you like to scent your home but are wary of a candle’s open flame, try this gorgeous plug-in wax warmer instead. When you turn it on you get this firework-like display of lights that’s so soothing to watch as the delicious scent of whatever wax you’re melting wafts through the air. Over 6,400 reviewers give this beauty top marks for great design and even better looks.
This Wearable Blanket Keeps You Nice And Toasty
Sometimes you just want to curl up under a big blanket and cover your head, but it’s pretty hard to get things done that way. A better solution is this wearable blanket that has sleeves so you don’t have to have cold arms while you’re reading, watching TV, doing crafts or knitting. You’ll probably save money on heating bills too since it’s so cozy.
These Mini Pie Molds Are Adorbs
What could be cozier than pie when you need a little pick-me-up? These silicone mini pie molds let you make individual desserts so you can customize to people’s preferences without making a bunch of big pies. These would be so cute for desserts or heck, even breakfast if there’s fruit in them.
These Down-Alternative Pillows Are The Best
Do you need new pillows? Of course you do. We’re all guilty of not replacing our pillows as often as we should, and this is a perfect excuse to refresh your nest with the best of the best. These down-alternative pillows have nearly THIRTY-ONE THOUSAND glowing reviews for softness and resilience. The best part is the price – these are so affordable you can actually replace them at least once a year, guilt-free!