Must Haves

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Welcome to winter! Check out these 7 Must Haves For Your Winter Activities to help you ease through the season, whether you’re trying to keep warm or have a little snow day fun.

I grew up in New England, Rhode Island to be specific, so I’ve endured many frosty winters. As I get older, I like the cold less and less but when I was a kid there was nothing better in life to me than sledding. My dad would take me to our favorite hill on the other side of town, local golf courses and even the beach. Anywhere I could pick up a little speed. I mean, I really loved sledding. This list does, of course, include a few items to get you down an incline rapidly, but also some to keep you warm and some other fun winter activities.

I tried to stick to easy items you can keep on hand for when the forecast calls for when the thermometer dips below 32. There are literally days I want to cry because I hate the cold so much (I wish this was an exaggeration) but I love being outside, so I endure the layers and goggles and boots. A couple of the pieces on this Must Have list will help with keeping you (and me) cozy even in the coldest of temperatures. And some of the other things will make getting all bundled up a little more fun while you’re out there.

  • Fluffy Cold Weather Balaclava

    If you’ve read any of the other Must Have lists I’ve written you know there’s always (at least) one product I buy before the article even gets published. So why not put it as my number 1. There are a lot of things I’m required to do outside, and this soft fleece balaclava will make them a little less painful. Plus, it’s affordable and available in multiple colors so why not grab more than one.

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  • Inflatable T-Rex Snow Tube

    Make everyone else on the hill full of envy as you zip past them on this super fun T-Rex shaped heavy duty snow tube. It’s durable and large enough for riders of all ages, holding up to 250 pounds so it’s fun for the whole family.

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  • Snowball Maker

    It may seem like cheating but with a couple of these snowball makers you’ll be the king or queen of your next snowball fight. You’ll make snowballs in record setting time and they’re easy to use for little hands. Work smarter, not harder, right?

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  • Carhartt Women's Breathable Wicking Gloves

    Perfect for throwing those afore mentioned snowballs or walking the dog in the dead of winter, these Carharrt insulated wicking gloves for women are guaranteed to keep fingers warm and dry.

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  • Double Rider Peppermint Snow Tube

    What’s better than snow tubing? Snow tubing with someone else! The only thing that would make this peppermint double rider snow tube any sweeter is making that second seat for your dog. But still a total win that should be one everyone’s wish list.

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  • Hot Hands Super Warmers

    Hot Hands should always be a staple in your cold weather defense but these Super Warmers come in a larger size. I usually keep some of these in the car, because you just never know when they could come in handy, no pun intended, and they’re so convenient.

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  • Snowman Build Kit

    This Snow Friend kit is as easy as just adding snow. Grab this set of the add on details including eyes, nose, arms, buttons and hat and make your front yard snow friend the talk of the neighborhood. Durable for annual use and easier than real buttons and carrots.

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