By Mary Wheeler
Cocoa Butter Lip Balm; Badger Balm; .25 oz, $5.00
New Morning Natural & Organic
739 Main Street South
Woodbury, CT 06798
Hours: Mon to Sat 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Certified Organic and Fair Trade, these lush and creamy balms are the perfect addition to your smackers this winter. For something fruity, try the Sweet Orange or Lime Rocket balms or for something a bit more sultry, The Creamy Cocoa and Mocha Cocoa smell (and taste) just like hot chocolate; minus any unwanted calories. With no artificial sweeteners or fragrances, these light-weight balms won’t leave any sticky, slick reside behind like other balms.
Black and Red Checkered Cashmere-Blend Scarf; $74.99
9 Lillinonah Ridge Road
New Milford, CT 06776
Hours: Mon to Sat 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
This chic woven 4-ply scarf will take you right from fall to winter to spring. This crisp and classic scarf works perfectly over a peacoat and a pair of jeans. Because it’s a uni-sex piece, this makes a great gift for family and friends. Yours Elegantly has a wide selection of plaids, solid, and fashion shawls all running 50-70% off retail price-perfect for bargain shoppers.
Outlast Snow Fire Knee Length Socks; $21.99
Herbs Sports Store
51 Wooster Court
Bristol, CT 06010
Hours: Hours: Mon to Fri 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
These Wigwam socks are perfect for the outdoorsy types spending a day on the slopes or those lounging around in their sweatpants. Made with merino wool, these ubber soft and comfortable socks are cushiony and thick for warmth; so you’ll never worry about getting cold feet. Available in four colors, these durable socks will leave you never needing to buy multiple pairs.
Hot Chocolate & Coffee Sticks; ($3.50-$4.00)
12 South Main Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
Hours: Mon to Tues 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Wed 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Thurs 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Fri 11:30 a.m. – 12 a.m.; Sat 10:30 a.m. – 12 a.m.; Sun 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Winter is known for hot chocolate- and what better than to have hot chocolate on a stick. The Milk Chocolate with Chai stick is a mixture of sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and green tea is delicious when mixed in with hot milk. The White Chocolate with Butterscotch and Whiskey is like an Irish Coffee but added with a bit of butterscotch for a bit of a sweeter flair. The Dark Chocolate Mocha is made with solid dark chocolate and 70% cocoa mixed with freshly ground mocha beans-perfect for a cold, snowy day.
10 Pack Hand Warmers; $13.99
Pedigree Ski Shop
350 Bedford Street
Stamford, CT 06901
Keeping your hands and fingers toasty warm for up to 7 hours with these compact and portable hand warmers. Just place the warmer into a pair of mittens or gloves, and you’re good to go for hours of fun in the snow.
Another great winter find for techies, are the A Gloves, top-rated texting gloves, so you’ll never have to worry about getting your hands cold while texting; perfect for those with IPhones, SmartPhones, etc.