Don’t let the winter blues get you down. Here’s what you need to make those chilly grey days warm and comfy.
Winter is here! But don’t panic. Just grab your RCS Card and get ready to get your cosy on with our top picks to get you through the chilly season.
CREATE A COSY HOME
You’ll need a stylish couch to chill on like the Churchill three-seater from Coricraft (from R9 495) and a soft rug to slide underneath it so you don’t flinch every time your feet hit the ground (Hovenia rug, R3 799, Superbalist).
Next you’ll need cushions and blankets galore. Fleece and faux fur options are especially soft, but we’ll be snuggling up with the grey Sherpa throw from Boardmans (R299). Add a little twinkle with some fairy lights (R100, Makro) and the soft glow of candles. Lots and lots of candles. We love the pretty simplicity of the Luxury Boxed Candle range from Poetry (R150).
WARM UP FROM THE INSIDE OUT
Whoever said that a summer body is made in winter obviously didn’t get the pure bliss of a creamy mug of hot chocolate. Pair Nomu’s Just Add Water Hot Chocolate (R75.99, Pick n Pay) with a few buttermilk rusks (R66.99, Melissa’s at Pick n Pay) and you have a match made in heaven. Coffee aficionados will know the necessity of a good cuppa and budget buyers will want to check out the Russell Hobbs coffee maker (R559, Clicks). If you’re a pod person and take your coffee very seriously then look no further than the Nespresso Lattissima Touch (R4 849, DionWired). The last must-have for pleasing your winter belly is the handy slow cooker (Salton 6.5L slow cooker, R599, Game). Let soups, stews and roasts simmer away while you’re at work and come home to a dinner that is ready to serve.
PRACTICAL WINTER WARMERS
Your feet need slippers at the end of a long day. Here, only the best will do and so our vote goes to his and hers sheepswool slippers from Cape Union Mart (R599). While you’re there maybe pick up some Thermalator Elite vests (R275) to hide under your favourite chunky knit – those icy winds are brutal. We also like the idea of the Mellerware rechargeable hot water bottle that, unlike conventional water bottles, won’t result in second-degree burns. It also has a soft, fur cover, which is nice (R149, Tafelberg Furnishers).
BEAT THE BOREDOM
Have these activities in your back pocket to keep the troops entertained on a rainy day:
• Giant world map floor puzzle (R159.90)
• Harry Potter colouring book (R174.90) or for the littlies, My Fun Time bumper colouring book (R49.90)
• Beat the Parents board game where kids battle parents with a set of general knowledge questions
• ShowMax six-month subscription voucher (R594) – this makes a great gift too!
All available at CNA.
WARM UP USING YOUR RCS CARD
Signing up for an RCS Card means that you can easily shop for the essentials you need this winter. There are over 23 000 stores in the RCS shopping network so you’ll have no trouble finding the best winter buys, or apply for an RCS Loan to give your home a proper winter makeover.
* Prices were correct at time of publication, and are subject to change.