8 products to warm up your outdoor winter gatherings

Meaghan Wray
·3 min read

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Winter is coming, but that doesn’t mean we have to be stuck inside.

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Although a likely second round of COVID-19 lockdowns looms over us, we needn’t feel trapped in our homes, unable to socialize. There are more than a few products to help transform your outdoor space into a warm and cozy winter wonderland, perfect for hosting a small, physically distanced gathering.

Even if you live in the coldest of Canadian cities, there are outdoor heaters, wool blankets and fire pits available at the touch of a button, delivered right to your door. A matching pair of mittens, scarf and hat will keep you and your friends warm while enjoying a hot cup of cocoa and catching up on the latest.

One of our favourite finds is the Simple Deluxe standing heater. It’s completely cold weather and waterproofed, and doesn’t use propane, meaning it can be used on an apartment balcony, too.

Simple Deluxe Standing Outdoor Heater

Simple Deluxe Standing Outdoor Heater (Photo via Amazon)
Simple Deluxe Standing Outdoor Heater (Photo via Amazon)

A portable heater is a must-have for any outdoor winter get-together.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $239

Fire Sense Roman Fire Pit

Fire Sense Roman Fire Pit (Photo via Amazon)
Fire Sense Roman Fire Pit (Photo via Amazon)

If you’re blessed with a backyard, you need this fire pit. No only does it provide added warmth, but it adds to the atmosphere.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $114 (originally $121)

Eddie Bauer Rideline Lodge Reversible Wool Blanket

Eddie Bauer Rideline Lodge Reversible Wool Blanket (Photo via Amazon)
Eddie Bauer Rideline Lodge Reversible Wool Blanket (Photo via Amazon)

Cozy up under an Eddie Bauer wool blanket while catching up with your neighbours.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $85

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BlueYang Solar Outdoor Flickering Flame Light

BlueYang Solar Outdoor Flickering Flame Light (Photo via Amazon)
BlueYang Solar Outdoor Flickering Flame Light (Photo via Amazon)

While these don’t give off heat, they certainly add to any outdoor ambiance.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $42

Cresimo Airpot Thermal Coffee Carafe

Cresimo Airpot Thermal Coffee Carafe (Photo via Amazon)
Cresimo Airpot Thermal Coffee Carafe (Photo via Amazon)

Keep your coffee or hot cocoa piping hot and at-the-ready with this carafe saving you a trip from going inside to top up your seasonal beverage.

SHOP IT: $42 (originally $60)

Yeti Rambler Stainless Steel Mug

Yeti Rambler Stainless Steel Mug (Photo via Amazon)
Yeti Rambler Stainless Steel Mug (Photo via Amazon)

Never let your beverage of choice go cold again with these amazing air-tight Yeti mugs.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $34

Chloria 3-Piece Cable Knit Cashmere Winter Set

Chloria 3-Piece Cable Knit Cashmere Winter Set (Photo via Amazon)
Chloria 3-Piece Cable Knit Cashmere Winter Set (Photo via Amazon)

Offer your visitors a three-piece matching glove, scarf and hat set to keep warm. With these gloves, you can still use your phone, too—although we’re sure you’ll be more interested in the conversation around you!

SHOP IT: Amazon, $45

DOSS Traveler Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

DOSS Traveler Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker (Photo via Amazon)
DOSS Traveler Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker (Photo via Amazon)

What’s a gathering without a bit of music? Don’t worry about breaking your portable speakers with this rugged speaker system made to fight the elements.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $52

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