21 Holiday Gifts That Are Absolutely Perfect For That Freezing Friend You Have

We all know at least one person who is always clutching a piping-hot cup of coffee, or someone who never takes off their coat (or their scarf, or their hat, or their gloves). Luckily for these chilly people, the coldest months of the year are also when all of our favorite gift-giving holidays fall. No matter what holiday you’re celebrating…or even if you’re just in a giving mood…gifts that will warm the soul are always appreciated.

These 21 items would make perfect wintertime gifts for your friend who refuses to move farther than three feet away from the space heater.

1. This mug will keep icicle fingers nice and toasty.

2. Grab a cordless electric tea kettle so you can keep your nice mug full of hot tea.

3. A little calming tea will do the trick!

4. If your office is reminiscent of an Arctic tundra, these USB mittens will make typing a little more bearable for your coworker with the blanket draped over his shoulders.

5. Pair those gloves with a heated mouse.

6. If flats are the only way to go, but you don’t want cold air creeping under the hem of your pants, try these socks.

7. Hands get dry and cold in the winter, but so does lotion. Do you see the dilemma here? Try a heated lotion dispenser.

8. You can wear these heated slippers inside or outside.

9. Good news! There are also heated socks!

10. There are plenty of options for those with cold feet. How about heated insoles?

11. …Or strawberry-themed USB heated slippers?

Because who doesn’t love strawberry-themed USB heated slippers?

12. Never be afraid to get out of that hot shower again…because you have a towel warmer.

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13. Give the gift of staying warm all night with a heated mattress pad.

14. You can recharge these hand warmers with a USB or a wall charger.

15. If your friend is a cat person…or just a cat…they’ll love this heated cat bed.

16. It’s hard to go wrong with a Snuggie, though.

17. A heated jacket might sound extreme, but not to those who are chronically cold.

18. A heavy-duty thermos is sure to make any cold-blooded person happy. Chicken noodle soup, Irish coffee, you name it. This will keep it warm.

19. Never underestimate how happy a heated blanket can make a chilly human.

20. This personal heater is adorable, since it’s six inches tall.

21. Does your secret Santa recipient love music, but always opt for earmuffs in the winter? Give them the best of both worlds.

(via Simplemost)

This should be a great start to your holiday brainstorming. And hey…who says you can’t buy yourself a nice warm gift, too?

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Does This New Toy Craze Actually Have Something To It? Some Psychologists Say Yes

So many people find themselves distracted and unsure what to do with their hands.

Whether it’s sitting all day at work or trying to focus during a lecture, the fact is that sitting completely still doesn’t work for everyone. That’s why some teachers have caught on to the fact that just because a student may be drawing or fidgeting that doesn’t mean they’re not paying attention.

It’s also why fidget toys have exploded recently. Fidget cubes and spinners have skyrocketed to the top-selling lists, and in some cases, they’ve become so prevalent that they’re being banned for being a distraction. But do fidget toys live up to the hype?

Research shows that people need different levels of stimulation in order to focus. That’s why some people must work in complete silence while others need music. It’s also why some may find fidget items helpful while others may not.

Kids who have attention issues or anxiety may find fidget toys help them in classrooms. In fact, therapists have been using various items like this for a long time, they just haven’t been so flashy or popular.

Banning the spinners from classrooms might still be the right move despite their usefulness because the movement can be genuinely distracting. But where does that leave kids who need to fidget to function?

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This 20 Year Old Girl Suffers From Extreme Anxiety. That’s Why This Left Me Totally Speechless.

Anna Clendening was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder and she regularly suffers from panic attacks. She’s only 20 years old, but her musical talent is brilliant. She fought through her personal problems and left judges absolutely stunned on this past season of America’s Got Talent. If you didn’t see this rendition of Hallelujah, check it out.

Share this amazing performance with others below. Anna’s truly inspiring with her ability to overcome.

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Jimmy Fallon, Obama fan boy!/jimmyfallon/status/194774035333259264

Jimmy Fallon, all atwitter and getting ready to scrawl madly in his diary. The One will be here!

Here we go! #ObamaOnFallon

— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) April 24, 2012

Capping off the teenage fan boy swooning?

The President has left the building. This has been one of the most exciting things I've ever done. #ObamaOnFallon

— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) April 24, 2012

Oh dear. Get a room. We’d venture a guess that he didn’t play “Lyin’ Ass Bitch’ as President Obama’s intro music.

Maybe it was “Pour some sugar on me” or The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven”?


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