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So stylish, so soft. (Photo: Ugg)
Everyone loves a cozy pair of slippers—and everyone will be buying them come winter. Ugg slippers are back in style thanks to quarantine, and will be a hot product this year. To avoid having to settle for a pair of less-than-comfy slippers or, worse, no slippers at all, grab a pair ahead of the season. The celeb-loved Fluff Yeah slide is one of the brand’s most popular slippers for women, while the Ascot slipper is a great choice for men.
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6. Sleds and snow tubes
Make your next snow day a lot more fun. (Photo: BigMouth/Lucky Bums)
Pool floats are the hottest outdoor accessory in the summer, but fun and unique sleds and snow tubes will be all the rage this winter. So it’s best to buy them now rather than waiting until the first snow. One of the top-rated sleds on Amazon is this one from Lucky Bums, with hundreds of reviewers saying it’s durable, comfortable to ride in, and, best of all, super speedy. You can also find trendy tubes on Amazon, like this fun ice dragon from BigMouth.
7. Ice salt melt
Preventing your driveway from getting too slick is a must in the winter, but you want to make sure you’re using an ice melt that won’t damage your (or your neighbor’s) pet’s paws. More than 1,000 Amazon reviewers opt to use this ice melt from Green Gobbler, which uses pet-safe magnesium chloride to melt ice. Get it before the first snowfall, so you can apply it in advance.
Ice on your windshield is a huge culprit to running late. You can’t see through the ice and you definitely cannot drive with it to get various essentials (like hand sanitizer) on your windshield. If you park your car outside at any time during the winter, you’re going to need an ice scraper. This one from Subzero is long enough to reach your entire windshield from one side and has a brush to easily wipe away excess snow. Keep one in your car so you’re always prepared for unpredictable weather.