While we wish that winter was always a wonderland, the season can bring along its fair share of annoyances: cold air, power outages, and hazardous snow, to name a few. If you live somewhere exposed to winter storms and temperature drops, you'll be glad that you registered for the following gifts.
A Snow Blower
If your home has a walkway or driveway, this tool will make clearing snow so much easier. Save your back from excessive shoveling with a powerful model, like this one.
Toro "Snowmaster" Snow Blower, $799, homedepot.com.
A Mug Set
When it gets chilly, you'll love relaxing at home with your spouse and a pair of hot drinks. These mugs are stackable, too, so that they won't take up too much cabinet space.
Crate & Barrel "Logan" Mugs, $36.95 for eight, crateandbarrel.com.
A Car Starter
If you drive to work (or anywhere else), a warmed-up car makes all the difference. Purchase a remote starter to get your engine running before you have to take off, and avoid having to scrape your icy windows or freeze your hands when you grab the wheel. This one will also come in handy in the summer, as it has both hot and cold temperature functions.
CompuStar Remote Kit, $99.99, bestbuy.com.
Swap out your lighter linens for flannel sheets come winter, and never be kept awake by the cold again. These ones come in a wide range of colors.
Kohl's "Micro Flannel" Sheets, starting at $54.99, kohls.com.
A Portable Generator
Winter storms bring heavy snow and strong winds, which are the perfect formula for power outages. Instead of sitting in the dark and cold waiting for your provider to help you, power what you need yourself. This portable generator has high ratings.
Champion Portable Generator, $699.00, amazon.com.
A Throw Blanket
Not only are throws cozy to cuddle up with, but they can also be used as décor. Spruce up your couch with a wintry pattern, like this checkered print.
Pottery Barn "Buffalo Check" Blanket, $99, potterybarn.com.