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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.

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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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This Lady Has Enough Christmas Spirit For All Of Us Combined

Every time the Christmas season rolls around and I hear bells, I get a little nostalgic.

I belonged to a handbell choir when I was in high school, and I always looked forward to playing Christmas songs during our holiday concerts. It’s been many years since I’ve made music with bells, but now I’m wishing I had this lady’s awesome outfit so I could jam out whenever the mood strikes.

Julie Sewell must love the winter holiday, because she spent hours putting together a bodysuit with 12 bells on it. Her outfit may seem a little strange at first, but it becomes seriously impressive once she starts playing “Carol of the Bells.”

Talk about coordination!

Read More: A Group Of Singers Gathered In A Train Station And Sang A Hauntingly Beautiful Hymn

Say what you will about her suit, but you can’t deny that Sewell completely nailed that performance. You go, girl!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/christmas-bell-suit/


A Mall Santa Was Shocked When A Grown Man Asked Him For A Photo. Get Ready To Cry!

Many of us consider the holidays to be the most joyous time of year, but for parents who have lost children, Christmas can be an incredibly hard time.

For these parents, the moments we celebrate can be a minefield of grief. Their child will never trim the tree. They’ll never wake up on Christmas morning with eyes full of wonder and excitement. Even something as small as never being able to take a picture with Santa is heartbreaking for their families.

Caleb Ryan Sigmon was working as Santa in a North Carolina mall when he noticed that one man in line was not accompanied by a child. Instead, he’d come to ask Sigmon for a special favor. Read the story in his own words below.

“A man walked in today holding something in his arms. ‘I have a request,’ he said, turning around this picture frame. He took a moment. ‘My son passed away last year.’ He choked up and couldn’t finish his sentence. The entire photo set was silent. I said, ‘Absolutely.'”

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“Without anyone saying anything, he handed me the frame and I placed it on my knee. In the photo, I could see on the little boy’s armband that his first name was Hayden. I didn’t ask any questions, but I am guessing that this is his first photo with Santa. The camera snap was the only sound I could hear through the entire mall. Normally, I hear all kinds of music and sounds, but it was absolutely silent.”

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/baby-picture-santa/


Important: Obamas, Bidens release this year’s holiday playlists on Spotify

We’re not suggesting that President Obama, his family and his advisors are out of touch. It’s just that, by releasing the family’s holiday Spotify playlist while the Obamas are enjoying a family vacation in Hawaii, they’ve only managed to remind us of August, when the Obamas released (by “popular request”) the playlists for their family vacation in Martha’s Vineyard.

As a special bonus, the Bidens have shared their vacation playlist as well.

“Just in time for Christmas, the Obamas and the Bidens are sharing their favorite holiday music on Spotify with Americans celebrating the holidays around the country,” writesKori Schulman, the White House director of digital strategy. “So, gather with friends and family,take a listen, andget into the holiday spirit with the Obamas and the Bidens.”

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2015/12/23/important-obamas-bidens-release-this-years-holiday-playlists-on-spotify/