Know someone who wears winter coats during the height of summer? Us too. So here's a list of great gift ideas to keep them warm and happy both indoors and outdoors instead.
We've all got that friend who would wear a scarf in a sauna right?
Or who always seems to be freezing cold no matter where they are or what they're doing.
And who turns the central heating up at home to levels resembling a tropical rain forest, yet still sits there shivering.
Well how about getting them a gift to help them stay warm the next time their birthday or the holidays roll around?
As this will be a gift that you know they will love and appreciate.
And you can find a gift to keep them warm both at home or when they are out and about braving the elements.
So we've split our list of ideas for gifts for people that are always cold into the following two sections.
Gift Ideas To Keep People Warm When Outside
We all need to wrap up well and be sensible to stay warm when the cold weather hits.
Especially if you're someone that feels the cold more than most.
And the following list of gift ideas will all help people to do that.
So give someone a gift that gives them the best chance of staying warm and comfortable no matter what the weather is doing outside.
And as an added bonus these gifts will also get plenty of use during the warmer months if they always feel cold.
In Sweden they have a saying that there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.
And as they get more than their fair share of bad weather we should listen to them.
Because what they are saying is that if you layer up your clothing correctly, then the cold weather won't be able to touch you.
So your first port of call for gifts for people that are always cold is to get them some appropriate clothing to help them stay warm.
Especially things that help them layer up in the right way, as this will help them to conserve as much of their body heat as possible.
So to do this properly they need to wear 3 layers that all do different jobs:
So any of the following items will all make great gifts for people that are always cold:
You get the idea.
Your extremities are the parts of your body that will feel the cold the most when it's freezing outside.
This is because your body goes into survival mode in baltic conditions.
And conserves most of it's heat and blood flow to what it considers to be the most important parts of itself to protect.
Which are your internal organs, heart and the center of your body.
So things like your feet, hands and ears can feel like blocks of ice when outside in the cold for too long.
Which makes getting someone a pair of boots to keep their feet warm an ideal winter gift.
And a great choice would be to get them a pair of UGG boots.
These are always fashionable and come in many styles such as the classic women's UGG boot or the lower style boot for men shown above.
And these are such a good option for a couple of reasons.
Firstly they are lined with sheepskin and wool which will keep your feet warm and supremely comfortable while also wicking away any sweat.
Plus they have a good grip on the soles, and are waterproof and stain proof, so can withstand wintery conditions well.
So they will be a gift your friend may end up wearing everyday while it's cold outside.
UGG don't only concentrate on keeping your feet warm.
As they also use their sheepskin and wool to make earmuffs that will keep your ears warm too.
And these are a great item for anyone that feels the cold to have.
Because having cold and stinging ears is a really unpleasant experience during the winter season.
And the earmuffs below have the added bonus of having built in bluetooth headphones.
So you can connect them to your devices to listen to music while also keeping your ears warm.
And they are waterproof too, so you don't need to worry when you are outside in the rain.
Touchscreen winter gloves
Wearing an insulated pair of gloves when going outside in the winter is absolutely essential for keeping you warm.
However in the modern age this causes us a problem.
Because we have all become so reliant on our smartphones.
And having to remove your gloves every time you want to check your phone when outside is going to defeat the whole purpose of wearing them very quickly.
So a useful gift idea for someone that can't put their phone down for 5 minutes is a pair of touchscreen compatible winter gloves like the ones below from Mujjo.
As these gloves include silver nylon fibers that allow you to use your phone while still wearing them.
So there's no need to get cold hands ever again while checking for directions on Google maps or replying to WhatsApp messages.
And being double layered, these gloves are also really warm too.
So perfect for keeping your hands warm and staying connected at the same time.
Another gift that can provide an extra layer of warmth for your hands are these hand warmers from Hothands.
As these are natural and safe heat packs that deliver a burst of warmth as you hold them in your hands.
All you need to do is remove one from the packet, give it a shake, and the air will activate the heat and warm it up.
Then you can either hold it in your bare hands to keep them warm, or slip it inside your gloves to provide even more heat and warmth.
So these heat packs are always handy for someone to have in their pockets while they are out and about and need to warm up their hands quickly.
And so much simpler and more effective than blowing into your hands!
A thermos flask
One of the best ways to warm up when outside in the cold is from the inside.
So a nice warming cup of tea, coffee, or soup can really give you that inner glow and bring your body heat back up to a more comfortable level.
Which makes a thermos flask like the one below a great gift for anyone that spends a lot of time outside.
As this way they will always have the option of having something warm to defrost them and make them feel better.
And the Thermos work series flask makes an ideal gift option.
As it's small enough to carry around easily, will hold 1.2 litres of drink or soup, and keep it warm for up to 24 hours at a time.
A heated car seat cover
Another place that can feel cold during the winter time is your car.
Especially first thing in the morning when you first get into it.
And while many modern cars now come with great heating options that will have you feeling warm and toasty within a matter of minutes.
Other cars still struggle to warm up and leave you feeling cold as you are driving to work.
So a nice gift idea for someone with a car that refuses to heat up is a heated car seat cover like the one below from Wagan.
This cover fits on top of your car seat and plugs into your car cigarette lighter.
You then have the option to heat it on high or low settings, with the maximum temperature a butt warming 114 degrees fahrenheit.
And the cushion is soft and comfortable to sit on.
Which makes your morning commute more comfortable as well as warmer.
A fleece travel blanket
Another way to stay warm while travelling is to use a fleece throw blanket.
However these can be a bit bulky and awkward to pack and carry around with you.
Which is where the ForestFish travel blanket earns it's stripes.
Because it can be folded down and stored in a small pouch that won't take up much room in your luggage or car.
Yet it still remains really warm, soft and comfortable to use.
So it's great for covering yourself up with to stay warm on long car journeys, or on trains and airplanes.
In fact especially on airplanes, as the cold air and cabin pressure can really bite sometimes.
So if you're buying a gift for someone that travels often, one of these blankets will do a great job of helping them to stay warm.
An outdoor fleece throw blanket
Fleece blankets are also good gift ideas to help someone enjoy the outdoors a bit more.
So if you know someone that puts off picnics, camping trips, or going to sporting events because they will be too cold, an outdoor fleece throw blanket can be a game changer.
As they can wrap it around themselves to warm up whenever they are feeling the chill.
And a good choice of blanket is the Hood River Fleece Stadium Blanket.
As this one is insulated with fleece to keep you warm, but is also soft and comfortable to the touch.
And it's plenty big enough to cover you up to protect you against the cold.
It's also wind and rain proof, so a great option for the outdoors.
An outdoor patio heater
If you've got a garden or outside patio area at your home then you'll know just how enjoyable summer evenings can be there.
As you sit outside with friends and family, having a drink or a barbecue and just enjoying each others company.
So it's a real shame to not use these areas when the weather gets a bit cooler.
But what can you do when it's too cold to sit outside anymore?
Well one solution would be to buy an outdoor patio heater like the one below from AmazonBasics.
As by using gas as their fuel, these heaters will give off a constant burst of heat that will keep you warm and toasty even when it's really cold outside.
Which means you can continue to enjoy evenings in your garden long after the last days of summer have passed.
So one of these heaters would make a great gift for anyone that loves sitting outside during the evenings.
Gift Ideas To Keep People Warm When Indoors
While feeling cold outside is something most people struggle with, for some people this is also a problem indoors too.
And there's nothing worse than feeling cold in your own home.
Or when you're trying to get some work done in the office.
So the following gifts will all go some way towards making someone feel warm and comfortable indoors, rather than cold and miserable.
A fleece adult onesie
There's nothing quite as warm and snuggly to wear when you're relaxing at home as a onesie.
And while they may not be to everyone's tastes, in the comfort of your own home you can wear whatever the hell you like.
So they make a great gift for any friend that struggles with the cold inside.
And our choice for onesies would be Forever Lazy.
As they offer a great selection of unisex onesies that are ideal for keeping you warm.
These are made from fleece and even cover your head and feet too, so the cold has nowhere to penetrate.
And they come in a variety of styles which you can check out by clicking here, with our favourite one being this pink number below.
There are even zippers in strategic places so you don't need to remove it to use the bathroom!
So you'll stay toastie in there too.
A pair of slippers
It can be impossible to get warm and comfortable indoors when your feet feel like two blocks of ice.
And this can be a big issue for people with poor circulation.
As their feet and hands will not get the required blood flow to keep them warm enough when they are feeling a bit chilly.
So why not get someone a pair of warm slippers to help them solve this problem.
This way they can warm their whole body from the feet up.
And a good place to go for warm and comfy slippers is L.L.Bean, especially their wicked good moccasin slippers.
After all, they are called 'Wicked Good' for a reason.
Because they are designed with warmth and comfort in mind, being lined with premium sheepskin that is a delight for your feet.
And they are sure to be a gift your friend will love wearing indoors this winter.
They also come in other slipper designs such as boots and slip-ons if you don't like the moccasin style.
SMOKO foot and hand warmers
Another gift idea to keep someone's hands and feet warm at home would be to get them some foot and hand warmers.
As they are like slippers or fingerless gloves that you pre-heat before wearing.
And these work great to warm you up in no time at all.
So we've included some super cute examples below from Smoko that would make great gifts.
As not only do they keep you warm, they look really good too.
These both work by either heating up when plugged into a USB socket, or you can choose the wireless option and heat them via a rechargeable battery.
And you can choose the level of heat you want too.
So you won't go too far the other way and become a Sweaty Betty instead!
A heated footrest
While heated foot warmers and sheepskin lined slippers are fantastic for keeping your feet warm at home, you can't exactly use them in a cold office.
Well not unless you're the boss anyway!
So a practical gift idea to keep someone's feet warm at work is a heated footrest such as this Toasty Toes one by Cozy Products.
As this will fit under your desk and not be too conspicuous.
And with a 105 watt heater and 3 heat settings, you'll have no trouble keeping your feet warm throughout the work day.
It also doubles up as an ergonomic footrest with 3 adjustable positions.
So you can take the strain off your feet as well as warming them up.
All in all a good gift for anyone that complains of working in a cold office.
A sherpa fleece throw blanket
There's nothing quite like snuggling under a warm blanket when you're feeling cold.
So getting someone a fleece throw blanket is a great way to help them get comfortable and stay warm when they are relaxing at home.
And these make really useful gifts, as they can carry it around with them to use on the couch, or use it as an extra blanket while laying in bed.
And a nice one to give as a gift is the Genteele Sherpa Fleece Throw Blanket.
Because this one is really warming with the woolly fleece on one side.
But it's also super soft, luxurious, and comfortable to use too.
Which makes it a winner in our book.
A portable fireplace heater
It can be a tough situation when one member of the family feels colder than the rest.
Because it means you can never get the temperature indoors right.
As either everyone is too hot except for one person, or everyone is happy except for one person who is too cold.
So a great way to avoid this problem is to get that member of the family that feels the cold more than the rest their own portable heater.
This way they can take it with them from room to room to keep them warm.
And without melting the rest of the family in the process!
These portable heaters can also be taken into work if your office is a bit on the chilly side.
And a good one to give as a gift is the PuraFlame Mini Electric Fireplace Heater.
As this one is small and easy to carry around, is safe to use, and does a great job of heating small rooms.
Plus it also looks really cool with the LED coal fire flame effect.
An impressive and useful gift.
A heated electric mattress pad
Another place you want to remain warm and comfy is in your bedroom.
As it's a terrible thing trying to sleep in a cold bed.
Or waking up in the mornings shivering with the cold (and dreading getting out from under the covers for the dash to the shower).
So a nice gift to get someone is an electric mattress pad.
These pads fit on top of your mattress and can be heated via a wireless remote control.
Which means you can be sure to get into a warm and inviting bed every night.
And our favourite electric mattress pad is the one below from Sunbeam.
As this one has 10 different heat settings as well as 6 different zones where you can adjust the heat levels.
So not only is it great for warming you up, it's also good for relaxing your aching muscles.
As you can adjust the different heat zones to work on any areas of your body that feel a bit tight and sore.
Plus it's quilted and really comfortable to sleep on.
So this makes a great gift for getting people through the cold winter nights.
A hot water bottle
If you want to go a bit more traditional in your gifts for keeping someone warm in bed, then a hot water bottle will always be well received.
As with these there are no wires, remote controls or complicated instructions.
Instead you just fill your hot water bottle to two-thirds capacity with hot water, tighten the top, and you have something warm to cuddle up to.
And the one below from Attmu is even more snuggly as it comes with a cotton knit cover.
You also get the added bonus with hot water bottles that they can be used when sitting on the couch too.
And they are good for easing sore and aching muscles, or giving you relief from stomach cramps.
So one of these makes a really simple but nice gift we think.
Speciality teas and hot chocolate
As we mentioned previously, one of the best ways to warm your body up is from the inside.
So drinking warm drinks can make a big difference to your body temperature and keep you feeling warm and comfortable rather than cold and miserable.
Especially during the evenings.
Which makes buying someone who is always cold some fancy teas or hot chocolates a really nice gift.
As these will not only warm them up, but will also help them to relax and unwind in the evenings.
So have a shop around and treat them to a brand or flavour that you think they'd really enjoy.
And to give you some ideas we've included a couple of our favourites below.
A slow cooker
Continuing on with the 'warm yourself up from the inside' theme, this brings us on to our next gift idea which is a slow cooker.
As there's nothing like a home cooked, hearty meal to really warm you up when you're feeling the cold.
However it can be hard to find the time to do this when you have so many work and family responsibilities.
So gifting someone their own slow cooker gives them all the means to come home to a delicious and warming meal every night during the winter.
As they can prepare it in the morning and leave it to stew perfectly during the day.
And the one below by Hamilton Beach is a good starter cooker that is more than enough to get them going.
As this one can be programmed easily, cooks your food evenly, and can be left to do the business rather than having to monitor it constantly.
So ideal for busy people and great for making warming winter meals.
Soups and stews cookbooks
Ok, so you've decided to give someone the slow cooker but you suspect they have no idea how to use it?
Well why not throw in a slow cooker recipe book too?
As this will give them the inspiration and guidance they need to make themselves some heart warming and filling meals.
And one that covers almost every base is Stock The Crock by Phyllis Good.
And while you're at it you could also get them recipe books for soups and stews too.
These are also good gifts for people without slow cookers.
And one that makes a brilliant gift is Soup: The Ultimate Book Of Soups And Stews by Derek Bissonnette.
As not only is it full of tasty and easy to follow recipes.
It also includes lots of attractive photography of the soups and stews, food porn of the highest quality.
So it will double up as a great coffee table book too.
Shivering in the cold is no fun for anyone.
But it can be even more frustrating for people that feel the cold more than the rest of us.
As they spend most of their lives trying to stay warm and get comfortable.
So why not get them a gift or two from our list to help them stay warm this year.
As this will be an extremely thoughtful and well received present that can keep them warm both indoors and outdoors.
And hopefully mean they can enjoy the winter period more this year, rather than being filled with dread.