30 Must-Have Gifts for Winter Lovers: Winter Wonderland Wonders

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Winter is here! And that means it’s time to dig out those puffy coats, cozy up by the fire, and, of course, start thinking about the best winter gifts for your favorite snow and cold lovers (or haters).

As someone who’s spent a fair share of winters shivering and dreaming of a fireplace, I know the importance of finding gifts that can turn even the coldest of days into a heartwarming winter wonderland. That’s why I’ve put together a list of 30 snow-tastically awesome gifts for winter lovers and people who are always cold!

Whether you’re shopping for a seasoned ice queen or someone who never leaves the fireplace, we’ve got something for everyone on this list. So, grab a hot cocoa, snuggle up in your coziest blanket, and chech out these epic winter wonderland gifts that’ll have your winter-loving friends sponateously sing, “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!”

Are you short on time? Check out the editor’s top three winter gift ideas by budget.

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25 winter-themed gifts

Winter gifts for large budgets

#1 DIY mulled wine

DIY Mulled Wine Gift Set
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The best winter gifts are gifts that keep the receiver warm. And that is exactly why you will find so many hot drinks on this list.

But the best one for people who love alcohol and Germany is this DIY mulled wine set.

It contains different kinds of spices to make the most delicious hot wine at home.

#2 Snow-themed gift basket

A winter gift basket
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I love gift baskets because they are incredibly cute to gift and contain a range of practical products for the receiver.

The snow-themed gift basket on Etsy contains a candle, a pair of socks, alaser cute snow flake ornament, bath bombs, a soap bar, and honey and mint to get them clean and fresh through the winter.

And if this basket is a bit over your budget, check out my guide on how to make your own gift basket and simply create a beautiful crate a home!

#3 Puff jacket

Man wearing a blue jacket from the North Face
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Even people who love winter get cold sometimes, but with high-quality outdoor clothing, winter lovers can enjoy the winter landscape without freezing their buts off.

And that is exactly why this puff jacket by The North Face is one of the best gifts for winter lovers (and for people who are always cold). It’s super warm, but also very lightweight making it a great gift for cold weather travel too!

#4 Fondue set

Fondue set
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One of the best things about winter is the cozy indoor winter nights. And when you think of cozy winter nights, it doesn’t take long before fondue comes to mind.

So if you are looking for gifts for winter lovers who love cheese, a fondue pot is the perfect gift.

The fondue pan I selected is even better for people who love Switzerland, but you can also find fondue pots without decoration on Amazon.

#5 Winter photography guide

Book cover of 'Shoot Cold: Pro Techniques for Exploring the Bold World of Winter Photography'
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This is one of the best gifts for winter lovers and photographers. The ultimate guide to shooting the best winter landscape photos

Besides tips and tricks on taking better winter photos, it also includes tips and tricks on how to stay warm and survive while shooting in the snow (not unimportant either).

#6 Hot chocolate

Three bags of chocolate
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One of the most typical winter drinks is, of course, hot chocolate!

And that makes it one of the best winter gifts for both people who love and people who hate winter. Because even if you don’t like winter, you can’t not like hot chocolate (unless the receiver is one of those crazy people who doesn’t like chocolate).

My favorite hot chocolate is Mexican hot chocolate. It’s made with cocoa discs that contain cocoa, sugar, and different flavors such as vanilla or almond. And the best part about this is that you can even make it with water instead of milk and it will still taste delicious!

Alternatively, you can also go for a set of regular hot chocolate with different flavors. It’s not Mexican, but still delicious.

#7 Tea gift set

Teas of the world gift vox
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Any drink that will keep the receiver warm makes a great winter drink and thus a great winter-themed gift.

So besides hot chocolate, tea is a classic gift for winter lovers.

And my favorite tea gift set is the one with ten different types of teas from around the world. But of course, I am a big travel lover, so I love anything that is international-oriented.

For receivers who are not particularly big travel lovers, the cold weather comfort tea set is a better alternative.

#8 Icelandic sweater

Icelandic sweater
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Whether you are looking for winter gifts for people who love Iceland or not, an Icelandic sweater is always a good gift.

Not only are they incredibly warm, but they are also super stylish. Especially if the receiver has embraced the cozy, hygge style.

#9 Electric snow shovel

An electric snow shovel
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An electric snow thrower is the ultimate winter gift for anyone. Whether it’s your dad, mom, boyfriend, or aunt, it’s like giving them the power to banish snow with the flip of a switch! 

No more shoveling till their backs ach or wrestling with gas-guzzling monsters. It’s a game-changer that’s eco-friendly, easy to use, and won’t wake the whole neighborhood.

#10 Merino wool base layers

Woman wearing a merino wool black shirt
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If you are looking for winter-themed gifts for people who are always cold or for people who spend a lot of time in the snow, a merino wool base layer is perfect.

Merino wool is one of the best fabrics for outdoor lovers. It’s made from the wool of the Merino sheep that often graze in New Zealand’s highlight. It’s lightweight, super warm, dries quickly, and best of all, it’s odor-resistant! Especially that last quality comes in handy for people who spend a lot of time being active in the snow such as hikers, skiers, mountaineers, and snowboarders.

#11 Windshield cover for a car

A car with a colorful winshield cover
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A windshield cover for ice and snow is the perfect gift for a winter lover because, let’s face it, even winter enthusiasts hate the morning ice-scraping ritual!

With this snow-inspired cover, they can tell frosty windows to “chill out” and enjoy more time cozy in bed.

#12 Heated blanket

A heated blanket
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My dad actually gave my mom this heated blanket last Christmas, and he absolutle loves it. (No that’s not a typo, my dad ended up using it more than my mom, check out #19 for the full story 😉).

Personally, I think the wearable blanket (#19) is easy for those who work from home or who just walk around the house quite a lot. Whereas this heated blanket is best for those cozy snuggle nights on the couch. 

They both have their function, so just think of your recipient when you decide which one to buy. Do they love to snuggle on the couch or bed, watch tv and read a book? Then go for this heated blanket.

Do they work from home and do a lot of household task? Then the wearable blanket it more practical.

#13 Heated car seat cover

Heated Seat Cushion for the car
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A heated car seat is the ultimate gift for people who are always cold. It’s like giving their derrières a cozy, warm hug on chilly mornings. Because, let’s be honest, nobody wants to feel like they’re parking their bum on an iceberg.

So, give the gift of warmth and help them through the cold winter days!

It’s also a really great gift for people who just passed their driver’s test and are now up for their first winter with their cars!

Winter gifts for mid-budget

#14 Winter-themed cookbooks

Book cove rof 'Delicious wintertime: The cookbook for cold weather;
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Delicious wintertime: The cookbook for cold weather

Winter is the perfect season for home-cooked comfort food, and this book is dedicated to the best recipes for that time of the year, paired with photos of beautiful winter adventures.

Cookbook titled 'Fireside Food for Cold Winter Nights: More than 75 comforting and warming recipes '
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Fireside food for cold winter nights: More than 75 comforting and warming recipes

Are you looking for winter-themed gifts for cooks who prefer a little less adventure and more comfort food? Then I highly recommend this cookbook with 75 delicious and cozy recipes.

Book cover of 'The Ski House Cookbook: Warm Winter Dishes for Cold Weather Fun'
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The ski house cookbook: Warm winter dishes for cold weather fun

As you probably already guessed, this is the best cookbook for skiers and snowboarders!

#15 Winter bath gift set

A set of Winter Applee fragrance bath products
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Who doesn’t love a warm bath on a cold winter day?

And to make that bath even better, you can gift this cute winter wonderland gift set, that smells like winter candle apple.

#16 Winter travel guide

Book cover of '100 Slopes of a Lifetime: The World's Ultimate Ski and Snowboard Destinations'
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This is one of the best winter gifts for skiers and snowboarders; National Geographic’s selection of the 100 best slopes around the world!

#17 Snowtube

A blue snowtube
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Snow tubes are the coolest gift for winter lovers of all ages!  Kids and adults alike get a kick out of zooming downhill, and you don’t need a Ph.D. in winter sports to master them. 

It’s snow-day fun at its finest, and let’s face it, who can resist the allure of a snowcovered joyride? So, whether you’re young or just young at heart, give the gift of snow tubing and watch those winter blues melt away!

#18 Scarf with hidden pockets

An infinity scarf with a floral print and a hidden pocket
Scarf with hidden pockets

Are you looking for gifts for cold weather travel?

Then this scarf is a great gift to keep them warm and safe!

It comes with hidden pockets for a passport, wallet, or cash, so the receiver can travel safely on a bus without having to worry about their personal belongings.

#19 Wearable blanket

Woman wearing a large grey blanket
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As someone who is always cold, this wearable blanket it one of the most comfortable winter gifts I ever received. My mom actually gave it to me for Christmas and I’ve never had a warmer winter than that year. 

My mom agrees on that too!

Because now that I’m traveling, she’s actually worn it more than I have, and she’s already worried about having to give it back to me when I return (I guess, I know what gift to buy for her next Christmas 😉).

And funny enough, when my mom saw the chance to wear my wearable blanket, my dad grabbed his opportunity to use the heated blanket he gave to my mom. I guess they both gave the gift they actually wanted to receive themselves (which is a common pitfall for gift givers).

#20 Beanie

White Carhartt Men's Knit Cuffed Beanie
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Hats and beanies are great gifts for winter lovers (and people who are always cold) because they keep them warm and stylish and allow them to stay outside even longer!

The beanie I selected is available in 34 different colors, but you can also check out Amazon if you prefer different styles of hats.

#21 Winter paint-by-number kit

A painting of a cabin at a lake in winter
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Winter is the time to stay indoors and do fun stuff, such as painting.

And for receivers who are not much of a gifted painter, or for receivers who just love to paint with instructions, this paint-by-number set is perfect.

Just in case you’re not familiar with the concept. It’s a painting that comes with paint that is numbered and all you have to do is use the numbered color in the corresponding area on your painting and you will create the most beautiful painting even if you have zero skills.

#22 Travel pillow & blanket

 Travel Blanket Pillow
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Are you looking for gifts for cold weather travel?

Then this blanket that can also be used as a pillow is perfect. Not only will it keep them warm, but it will also help them sleep on long flights, buses, or trains.

#23 Snow sled

Blue plastic snow sled
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Whoever thinks snow sleds are just winter gifts for kids, has never sledded down a good slope.

Trust me, even as an adult, it’s a lot of fun!

So if you are looking for gifts for snow lovers who live near a hill or who go on snow vacations each year, a sled is the perfect gift for them. Whether they have kids or not, a sled is always fun.

#24 Hygge book

Book cover of 'Hygge: Unlock the Danish Art of Coziness and Happiness'
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If you think of winter and coziness, Hygge is probably one of the first words that comes up. This Danish word represents a beautiful and relaxed cozy lifestyle and with this book, the receiver will learn how to adopt that lifestyle outside of Denmark.

#25 Winter-themed gift card

Amazon.com Gift Card in a Holiday Gift Box
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Gift cards have a reputation for being bad and boring gifts, but I disagree.

They are actually the most practical (and desired) gifts. And if you give this cute snowflake tin gift card, I am sure that winter lovers will not perceive it as a boring gift.

Winter gifts for small budgets

#26 Snowball maker

4 Pack Snowball Maker
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This is one of the best gifts for winter lovers who never get bored of a good-old snow fight.

With this tool, they can make the perfect snowballs in no time and win the next fight!

Plus it comes in a set of 4, so if they want to play it fairly, they can even give a snowball maker to their opponents (though that’s completely optional, of course).

#27 Winter-themed wall art

Set of 6 Unframed Winter Decor Gallery Wall Art Prints
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Are you looking for winter-themed gifts for someone’s home?

Then this set of six winter-themed landscape posters is perfect! Keep in mind that they come unframed, so you may need to buy six photo frames if you want to give the complete gift.

For other winter-themed wall art options, check out Amazon.

#28 Warm socks

5Pack Womens Vintage Winter Soft Warm Thick Cold Knit Wool Crew Socks
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Alright, I am not going to lie.

Warm and cozy socks as definitely not the most unique winter gift ideas out there.

But they are super cute and practical nonetheless. And one can never have too many warm socks (or at least people who are always cold, can never have too many warm socks).

#29 Outdoor sign

A wooden sign with "hello winter"
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Even though they embrace winter’s chill, a little extra coziness never hurt anyone, making this wooden sign a great winter wonderland gift ideas. It’s like inviting the season in with a warm hug and a touch of rustic charm. It adds a touch of seasonal spirit to their space and gives them one more reason to smile when the snow starts falling.

Save these gifts for winter lovers

Did you save these winter gift ideas on Pinterest yet?

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Final note on winter-themed gifts

Alright, I hope that you found the perfect gift for your recipient! And if not, have a look at the editor’s top three winter-themed gifts.


Hi, I’m Lara, a 29-year-old travel-lover (but who’s not these days?). I love reading, puzzling, world-heritage sites, researching, and making lists, which comes in quite handy when you’re making lists of travel gift ideas!