Throw pillows, slow cookers, more products perfect for winter


It’s always coldest just before spring, and March comes in like a lion soon. Long Islanders hunkering down for the last long nights of the season need extra-cozy items to make it through, and we have you covered, from snuggly, sweatered teapots to chunky blankets and fuzzy pillows. Sure, it’s been a chilling winter, but cuddling up with something soft makes it a lot more bearable.

Handspun wool throw pillow

Pillow talk Shaggy and silly, like the Puli

Shaggy and silly, like the Puli mop dogs that inspired its design, this handspun wool throw pillow is 18 inches square and features a wool backing. Dry clean only. $195 at

Door Draft Blocker

Draft pick A Door Draft Blocker like this

A Door Draft Blocker like this one helps keep cold air out and warm air in. Just place this 36-inch-long polyester fleece at the base of any drafty door (or window) and watch heating bills go down, too. $9.99 at and select Bed Bath and Beyond stores.

Glansnäva curtain liners

Silver lining Drafty windows are no match for
(Credit: Ikea)

Drafty windows are no match for these heavy-duty, light-gray Glansnäva curtain liners. Made of extra-thick polyester, they attach to the heading tape on existing curtains, and they also come with tabs that allow the liners to hang directly on rods. Available as a pair, 56 inches wide, in 94-inch or 114-inch lengths. $24.99 to $29.99 at and select Ikea stores.



Red Pom-pom Sweater Teapot

Tea's on Keep tea warm and smiles wide
(Credit: Pier 1 Imports)

Keep tea warm and smiles wide with this adorable little stoneware pot covered in its own cozy sweater. The 7.5-inch-high Red Pom-pom Sweater Teapot is dishwasher safe and microwaveable, and the sweater is hand-washable. $29.95 at and select Pier 1 Imports stores.

Cooks Triple Slow Cooker

Triple play Why settle for just one slow-cooked

Why settle for just one slow-cooked meal when you can make three all at once? This Cooks Triple Slow Cooker features three 1.5-quart containers, each with individual temperature controls and lid rests. The liners are dishwasher safe, too. $70 at and select J.C. Penney stores.

The Smoosh Blanket

Blanket statement Every single blanket from Colorways Gallery

Every single blanket from Colorways Gallery is hand-knit, and the merino yarn used is lightly handspun. The huge-stitch chunky knit blanket, which the shop calls The Smoosh Blanket, is 32 inches by 54 inches, and it is dry-clean only. $189 at

Diner-style carafe

Hot topic Warm coffee, warm heart. This diner-style

Warm coffee, warm heart. This diner-style carafe, made from enameled steel, is dishwasher safe and holds 54 ounces of your favorite hot (or cold) beverage. Available Feb. 23. $50 at and Kate Spade New York stores.

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