How to Have Fun Outside in the Cold this Winter & Win $75 to Amazon

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 11.19.20
How to Have Fun Outside in the Cold this Winter & Win $75 to Amazon
When my grandfather was young, he used to carry a hot baked potato on his walk to school. Not because it was his lunch, but because it kept his hands warm. This winter, I might just be stocking up on potatoes - I'll try anything to be able to stay outside longer. 

Just because the temperature is dropping, doesn't mean you have to hibernate! Check out these tips (that don't involve vegetables) on how to make the most of the cooler weather. Plus, enter to win a $75 Amazon gift card.*

Outdoor living

If you have the luxury of outdoor space, make it cozy. Outdoor heaters, fire pits and movie projectors are trending. String up lights or place lanterns on the table and you have a perfectly Instagrammable Hallmark movie set. 

But if the heater you want is sold out, don't worry. Bring a thick blanket made of wool or polar/micro fleece to wrap around you. Even better, try a Snuggie (a wearable blanket) or a Comfy (a giant oversized sweatshirt)! They are both perfect ways to feel cozy no matter what you are doing.

Don't forget hot drinks to heat you from the inside out. Our members recommend using a good travel mug, like Bubba and Klean Kanteen to keep your drink steaming for hours. 

Also, try thinking outside the box for timing. Rather than sitting outside in the evening after the sun has gone down, get your fresh air in the afternoons when the day is warmest.

Keep moving

Sitting around with friends is nice, but being still can make the cold worse. Try meeting your friends for outdoor exercise, a walk around a park or a photo shoot in front of your favorite neighborhood sites.

Another option is to bring out the tailgating games. Corn hole is a fan favorite, and lately, we've also been loving Kan Jam. It's a simple frisbee game where someone throws the frisbee and their partner helps them get it into a bucket/goal. According to SheSpeaks member mgs1997, "I don't have an athletic bone in my body, but this game is so much fun."

Or put on your favorite music and have a dance party. That will definitely keep you warm.

Time to shop 

Swedish parents have a saying they often repeat to their children: “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.” If you're going to be outside, it's important to dress the part.

Make sure to have a warm coat (we love the Orolay jacket from Amazon that everyone's talking about) and warm socks (you can't go wrong with Bombas Merino Wool Socks).

For your hands and feet, gloves and mittens are key, especially for kids. SheSpeaks member Emimorgan is a big fan of Primary Cozy Mittens. For extra warmth, try hand warmers. ICandyGirl recommends the rechargable warmers by OCOOPA, which has three choices of temperature. They make great holiday or "house-warming" gifts!  

We're also realizing that wearing a face mask is not only an extra line of protection against COVID-19. It will also keep your nose and face warmer too!

*Note: CDC guidelines recommend wearing a face covering and keeping socially distant (at least six-feet apart) from anyone who does not live in your household while enjoying these activities. Of course, if you do not feel well, stay home and reschedule for another time.

What are you doing to stay warm as the weather gets colder? Tell us to win a $75 Amazon gift card!

SheSpeaks Giveaway: Ready for the Cold
*One person will be chosen at random to receive $75 Amazon gift card. Giveaway is open through December 6, 2020 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.

Update: Thanks to all who entered! Congrats to our winner, SheSpeaks member Brittany8977.

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  • Sweetdoll1 By Sweetdoll1

    Having more warm drinks and eating soup. 

  • BostonTerriers By BostonTerriers

    Walking more, it's been in the 80s past Thanksgiving.

  • motherng By motherng

    Drinking lots of warm beverages, wearing warmer clothes

  • catoftheseas By catoftheseas

    hot cocoa, hot coffee, furrbabies, netflix, ceramic heater to take the chill out of the room

  • notheragain By notheragain

    I'm drinking more hot drinks, mostly coffee and tea, and using space heaters, wearable blankets, slippers, and more lightweight layers in the house to keep warm. I realized I need to buy gloves because all my others are lost! And I'd like an outer shell for my puffy coat to keep out the wind and rain. 

  • savingsinseconds By savingsinseconds

    I've restocked my coffee cabinet so we always have a tasty, warm something to drink.

  • daUPhere By daUPhere

    I've got nice warm walking boots by Keen, so I can keep doing my daily 2 mile walks, as well as a lightweight brown jacket and wool hat.  I'm not going to let the cold weather keep me from enjoyingy daily fresh air and exercise!

  • nancyspeaks By nancyspeaks

    I bought heated gloves for this winter, my  hands get so cold. I'll add on a warm hat, fuzzy socks and a hot drink and I may survive the cold.

  • Neisha816 By Neisha816

    To stay warm I will have a cozy fire and lounge around in my sweats and fuzzy socks. As well as cuddle with my husband and fur baby, Zoe.

  • LaVonneLong By LaVonneLong

    Scarves, beanies, gloves, and winter coats!

  • bucketlady By bucketlady

    I bundle up and take my dog for a walk.  He wears a sweater, so we go for short walks.

  • mokitty87 By mokitty87

    Drinking coffee and snuggling under a cozy blanket 

  • shellrae58 By shellrae58

    chunky sweater and fingerless mittens work for me in this old drafty house

  • made33 By made33

    Wrapped up in a nice warm handmade knitted blanket 

  • made33 By made33

    Wrapped up in a nice hand made knitted blanket.. 

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