8 Things You Need To Hit Peak Winter Night-In Goals

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My own headline made me lol.

And also soz if you’re like WOAHHH HANNAH HOLD YOUR HORSES, IT’S STILL AUTUMN.

In my head September, October and November are autumn and then December, January and February are winter, but it just feels a bit lol, too late to write a post about autumn now, so please humour me for the sake of like two weeks.

I’m a night-in girl through and through, but now it’s cold, I’m basically living for snuggly nights in. Screw looking for sparkly party dresses when I could be looking for slipper socks and electric blankets (for real, this is the one on my current hello, I’m old, nice to meet you list).

So y’know, I thought I’d do a little round-up of all the most important pieces for a proper cosy af night in.

I don’t want it getting to spring and you being like OMG I FORGOT TO APPRECIATE WINTER AND BEING SO SNUG I FEEL LIKE I’M IN HIBERNATION. Or you like forgetting that scented candles exist, or good pyjamas, or fires or mulled things.

Anyway, let’s go hun buns.

 

1. MATCHING TWO PIECE PYJAMAS

Forget the onesie, now you’re a sophisticated grown-up kinda-sorta-not-really middle class lady, you need a good solid set of button up pyjamas.

The sort that you want to open the front door to the ASOS delivery guy in because hello, you look seriously swag.

I’ve got these hunnies from John Lewis. I love that they’re Christmassy because of the HI I’M HERE shade of bright red, but the floral print makes them acceptable all year round.

Posh pyjamas are like bed sheets with a high cotton count, once you’ve tried them you start to panic about how you’ll go back to Tesco basic again. Like, someone wanna hook a girl up with a money tree in the garden, or nah?

 

2. CHRISTMAS CANDLES

I’d love to say woooooah hold your horses guys, found some megz cheap candles that smell like festive happiness, but alas no, my current hunks are in fact Yankee Candle.

After hitting up Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Asda this weekend (honestly, my life is full of sexy Instagram moments), I found that these sample size candles were cheapest in Asda (a quid each) and also they had the best selection of ACTUAL festive scents. Y’know the ones that just smell of cinnamon and cookies rather that like ice or pine? Like what, why do I want pine? I’m not buying a car scent FFS.

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3. DUVETS AND BLANKETS

Unless there’s about three on your sofa than you’re doing it wrong, just FYI.

 

4. PAMPER

For me a cosy night in needs a touch of pampering, but nothing that’s so full-on that it’ll take away from burying myself into a mound of duvets and staying there until I pretty much fall asleep and oh whaddya know it’s 9pm and I’ve started snoring during X Factor. Lolz.

I like to pick one thing, maybe a little detoxifying mud mask, maybe a slick of paint on my toenails, maybe a thick slather up of a heavy moisturiser, or a long soak with something foamy and colourful and scented in the bath, to kick-start the evening.

It gives me a little boost of self-esteem and makes me feel somehow productive, balancing out all the slobbing about that’s about to commence.

 

5. ELECTRIC BLANKET OR HOT WATER BOTTLE

Essentially, you want some sort of heated slice of happiness that you can hug tight and whisper sweet nothings to. I’ve ever owned an electric blanket before but legit, it’s riding high on my wish list right now (specifically, this one). It’s probably wedged between a trip to NYC and a pair of Miu Miu sunglasses tbh.

 

6. MULLED CIDER

I love a mulled wine, but corrr, you can’t beat a big mug of mulled cider cupped under your chin after you’ve got a belly full of dinner.

Ain’t no autumnal combo like apple and cinnamon. Ya get me?

I think most supermarkets sell these mulled cider packets now, or you could just simmer some cider with cinnamon, cloves and orange if you’vr already got those ingredients at home.

Shout out to Rekorderlig’s Winter Cider which is boom ting when heated up (although a little sickly and NAH when drunk cold).

 

7. SLIPPER SOCKS

Everyone knows the basic rules – if your head and feet are warm, you’ll be warm. It’s the very reason I sometimes wear a cute pom pom hat around the house on particularly chilly nipple-erecting days.

I’m living in Uggs around the house at the moment, but slipper socks are where it’s at for pulling your little leggies up onto the sofa and under your double duvet.

Let’s just take a moment to appreciate these cutie patooties.

 

8. SNACKS

It’s basically illegal not to gain a few pounds of festive blubber to keep the cold from infiltrating your bones. Known fact. Currently riding high on my COME TO MUMMA list are: coconut Lindor balls (currently 3 for ยฃ10 in Asda which is banging – not sponsored by Asda lol, I just have a keen eye for good deals), vegetable crisps, homemade nachos with refried beans, Haagen Dazs dulche de leche and watermelon fizzy sweets from any decent pick n mix selection.

(Spoiler: I obvs don’t eat these things daily because IT’S ALL ABOUT BALANCE).

 

What do you guys love doing on a winter snuggle evening in? And most importantly, which boxsets are you basically spending 92% of your time thinking about? I need summin’ real good (maybe a bit murder-y) to get down to wit da boy.

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  • Great post – I absolutely love new pyjamas and blankets at this time of year! I’ve also had my fair share of over indulging on snacks, especially nachos and galaxy cookie crumble!

    I’ve recently got Netflix and managed to watch 6 seasons of sons of anarchy already (shameful, I know) – would definitely recommend it!

    http://www.ohsobecky.com

    • Oooh I’ve heard good things about this and the fact it’s on Netflix makes it VERY tempting. Thanks for the rec xx

  • Literally got the same post to go live on Wednesday. OUR BRAINS ARE FULL OF BEING WINTER SOCIAL HERMITS xxxxxx

    http://www.fashionnomads.com

    • AHAHAHA. Standard. Well I’m looking forward to reading your suggestions and having more things to add to my old lady night-in checklist xx

  • Yes, yes and yes! I’d just add a stack of magazines and some good TV/film (and a selection of my favourite blogs of course). I’m definitely doing all of that right now hahaha xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua Italy

  • Hannah Dowie

    If you love Grey’s Anatomy (like I do) then I would recommend watching Shonda Rhimes’ other shows. I am abso addicted to Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder – they are amazing!! xx

  • I love this list so much! I’m going to go and buy a pair of slipper socks tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚ and as far as I’m concerned, it been feeling pretty wintery lately anyway, so perfect timing for a post like this! I’m addicted to American Horror Story and Sons of Anarchy at the moment, both brill and both a bit murdery ๐Ÿ˜‰ x

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  • I am probably going to need those pajamas! #sorrynotsorry

  • Ok so here it goes – major blogger stalker alert ๐Ÿ˜‰
    1. I have three blankets so I am winning and being part of the cool tang.
    2. The Killing – on netflix. 4 series worth that you will watch non stop and then not thank me for it.
    3. Im off to buy some posh jammehhhhhhs

    Over and out.

  • I pretty much just feel like Autumn and Winter are one giant season.
    And that season is stay-inside-in-big-fluffy-blankets-and-pretend-the-world-doesn’t-exist season xo

  • Home made nachos and refried beans, oh my yum <3
    Also, The Following will fully get you addicted and is a bit murder-y…the only downfall is that it's not on Netflix and only has 3 seasons and will make you cry a bit when it's over…but trust me, it's worth it! (oh hey Kevin Bacon)

    http://www.justbeingbrooklyn.com

  • I’ve not being bought new pyjamas for ages. I want a winter pair now!

    I love our underfloor heating! So toasty on the feet, great for that 2am trip to the loo! X

  • Now all I want is a heap of blankets and happiness. The shopping centre close to home opened up a ‘scent shop’ and it’s basically heaven. All the candles you could wish for and loads of Bath bombs rivalling Lush. I think I might just move there for the winter

    x
    http://www.SiobhanRothwell.com

  • I can’t wait to have more cosy nights in, though it’s totally throwing me going dark so soon I keep thinking it’s like bed time at 4pm ha! Already ticked off the Christmas candles, and definitely got mulled cider in thoughts, so good!

    Louise x

  • Absolutely love your posts – all of them are always just spot on & easy to read!
    I lurvvvvvvv da mulled cider too – yum! & them jammies are gorgeous!
    Also, I know it’s old but Luther’s one I’ve been enjoying recently, and again, it’s old, but Peaky Blinders! x

    http://www.beckieeschle.com

  • Great night in musts!! I love a good candle and pamper on a winter evening, especially on the build up to christmas!! x

  • Aliya

    Hahah I love this post! The matching pyjamas and snacks is a must! Add a bit of Netflix and I’m sorted ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Amy-Louise

    Hey hannah awesome post! U mentioned box sets and i was wondering could u recommend some murdery good ones u thought were worth watching? Ive been watching american horror story non stop , one box set called salem , i love proper gorey witch type mudery shows so i’d love some more, i live in halls at uni and i get so bored! Xx

  • I love this post, you had me seriously laughing out loud at some points! Those pyjamas are gorgeous, though a pair from Primark never go a miss for me. They have some lovely Christmas ones in at the moment (hello Home Alone). For a good murder-y TV show I’d recommend something like Hannibal, Dexter or Whitechapel. I enjoy the more messed up shows. x

    Megan | http://www.meganjean.co.uk

  • Fii

    I def need new pjs this year. Because clearly my current lot are not festive, warm or matchy-matchy enough. I’ve never tried mulled cider and now feel the need to. Oh dear. Beeteedubws, your writing gives me so much life.

    Fii | little miss fii

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  • Becky

    ‘How to get away with murder’ on netflix, watch it now!

  • em

    Criminal minds. Free if you have amazon prime ?

  • Kiki

    Omgeeeee trust me when I say once you get an electric blanket you’re life is never the same again! Whipped mine out the cupboard and put it back on the bed last week. Nothing like getting in from a cold, wet day and cranking that bad boy on and getting in to watch Netflix with snacks and candles on. Absolutely lush! Even my boyfriend is completely sold on it now ?

  • Tea keeps me going.. Millions and millions of cuppas!

  • You’ve literally written about everything I want to do over the winter! I can’t wait for all the Christmas markets where they do mulled cider and wine. Loved this post, it’s made me want to snuggle up in my pj’s and blankets, yay for Winter!

    Lauren x
    http://www.laurenshh.blogspot.com

  • Definitely buying those pjs now!! So cute.

    Luther is a MUST if you haven’t seen it. So tense.
    Game of Thrones – I am SO behind on this bandwagon but it is majorly good.
    The Good Wife – on Netflix and a great watch.

  • Jules

    haha I was about to buy those pjs the other day! Definitely on the Christmas Eve pj list! You should watch how to get away with murder – first series on Netflix and I am obsessed!

  • I LOVE two piece pyjamas! My friends call me a granny but they are so comfy and I think they look cute! Niamh x

    http://mypetitecloset.blogspot.co.uk/

  • You’ve just given me some major mulled cider cravings! Need to go find one of those packets somewhere ๐Ÿ™‚

    Laura // Middle of Adventure


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