The 21 best cozy gifts for homebodies in 2023

Shopping for a homebody may seem like an easy enough task, but if they’re anything like me, they may be particular about their comfort. Whether it’s a robe, a blanket or a pair of slippers, it can’t be too hot or too cold — those who love a cozy night indoors will want their gift to feel just right. To help your search, we rounded up some of the best cozy gift ideas for the special couch warrior in your life.

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The best cozy gifts of 2023

To compile the best cozy gifts, we rounded up some of our favorite products from past coverage, along with top-rated and bestselling gift ideas across categories like tech, home and more. We also arranged them under various price points to suit a range of budgets.

Cozy gifts under $50

Luna Hot/Cool Minky Fleece Weighted Eye Mask

This weighted eye mask rests on the face and applies a gentle pressure to the eyes, temples and forehead that’s meant to soothe and calm as you sleep, according to Luna. It comes with a removable weighted insert that your recipient can freeze or microwave to heat it up, depending on their sleep needs. Heat is best for those with dry eyes and in need of muscle relaxation, while cold is ideal for dark circles, inflammation reduction and puffy eyes, according to the brand. Once they remove the insert, the mask itself is machine-washable and also has an adjustable strap.

Topicals Faded Brightening & Clearing Eye Masks

Completing an extensive skin care routine after a long day at work or school can feel exhausting, especially if you’re a commuter. I love these under eye masks from Topicals, which let me depuff and brighten my under eyes while lounging on the couch. They’re formulated with caffeine, kojic acid and arbutin, all of which help with evening skin tone and reducing dark circles, and also have a cooling hydrogel to soothe the skin, according to the brand. Your recipient can apply the masks for 15 minutes, two to three times a week for best results — and the stylish pink design is an added bonus.

Fenty Skin Butta Drop Warm Cinnamon Whipped Oil Body Cream

A rich, thick body cream is one of my winter skin care essentials — and the ideal cold weather addition to your routine. This Fenty Skin body cream is made from shea butter and glycerin for hydration and moisture-barrier repair, along with seven different oils meant to nourish skin, including sorrel, baobab, coconut and jojoba, according to the brand. It has a 4.5-star average rating from over 500 reviews on Sephora, and now comes in a limited-edition cinnamon scent that’s warm and festive for the holiday season.

Uniqlo Chunky Scarf

This oversize scarf is ideal for staying warm in the winter. Made from a wool-nylon blend, it’s surface is brushed to form a short, fuzzy layer that gives the scarf extra volume and fullness, according to the brand, and is perfect for keeping your giftee’s neck wrapped and safe from the cold. I’d been looking for a winter scarf for a while, and after purchasing this, my search ended almost immediately — not only is it soft and warm, but also very durable, and looks great with just about anything I wear.

Smoko Bear Toasty Heatable Plushie

Perfect for wintertime snuggling, this plushie doubles as a heating pad; it’s filled with a pouch of flaxseed and lavender, which is designed to comfort whoever is holding it, according to the brand. To get the warmth going, simply remove the pouch insert and pop it into the microwave for 60 seconds. This toasty plushie has an adorably playful bear shape, and also comes in other cute designs like a bunny, a bowl of ramen and more.

Areaware Gradient Puzzle  

This 500-piece puzzle is a fun way for your giftee to unwind while escaping from the cold. It’s made with a glossy art paper coated over a 2mm chipboard to prevent damage after repeated use, according to the brand. The gradient design is meant to inspire meditation on color, and is also available in black and white, blue and green, and red and yellow.

Inside Then Out Better Every Day Journal

With this daily guided journal, your giftee can write their way to a stronger wellness routine. It has 365 prompts across 10 themes, including love, self care, happiness, understanding your past and pursuing goals, and is designed to take them through a full year of reflection and growth, according to the brand. The minimally-designed book, which has a 5-star average rating from more than 500 reviews on Inside Then Out, is made with a black, textured vegan leather cover and has gold lettering; it also comes with an attached ribbon bookmark.

Cozy gifts under $100

The North Face Women’s ThermoBall Traction Mules

These slippers come recommended by NBC Select editorial operations manager Shari Uyehara. They’re made with insulated materials for heat retention, and also have a fleece collar and a water-resistant rubber outsole, making them ideal for both indoor and outdoor use, according to the brand. They also come with a collapsible heel to make taking them on and off easier, and are available in both men’s and women’s sizes and multiple colors.

Uncommon Goods Smart Self-Warming Mug

Every expert couch lounger (like myself) knows that no wintertime rest session is complete without a piping hot drink in a warm mug. In this self-warming smart mug, drinks can stay warm for up to six hours — the base sensors measure and then maintain the temperature of the drink placed on it, keeping pumpkin spice lattes or peppermint hot chocolates warm and toasty the entire time, according to the brand. The mug was also made with safety in mind: it has a switch to prevent the base from warming without a mug. It’s available in a deep Mauve Rose colorway, and also includes a gold-plated stirring spoon.

Instant AP 100 Air Purifier

NBC Select associate updates editor Zoe Malin has owned this compact air purifier for years, and says she loves how effortless the auto feature is — when in this mode, the machine senses a room’s air quality and automatically adjusts the fan accordingly, according to the brand. This is one of the best lab-certified air purifiers, because along with cleaning air, it also reduces odor and is very quiet, according to Malin. It has a light band that indicates the air quality of the room from good (white) to okay (orange) to poor (red). The machine is also Energy Star-certified, meaning it uses less energy than other, similar purifiers, and has an air filter that can last up to 12 months, according to the brand.

Slip Holiday Edition Gift Set

With this set, your giftee will get Slip’s signature, Wellness Award-winning silk pillowcase, along with two of the brand’s slipsilk scrunchies. Each piece is made from mulberry silk, and is made to reduce frizziness and hair damage, according to Slip. NBC page Mikhaila Archer, who regularly uses silk pillowcases, says she loves how it helps protect her hair and soften her skin. The set comes in two color combos, Chelsea (pink/multicolored) and Sloane (cream/neutral), and is available in Queen and King pillowcase sizes.

Cozy gifts under $200

Cozy Earth Cloud Knit Blanket

This soft throw blanket is the perfect solution for fussy nappers who know the struggle of trying to find a blanket that keeps you warm without overheating. It’s designed to be cooling — it’s made out of 100% bamboo-derived viscose, which is a moisture-wicking fabric that helps in regulating body temperature, according to the brand. It’s also machine-washable, and comes in various colors and sizes.

Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe  

This Bed & Bath Award-winner is loved by NBC Select staff for its size, fit and materials. NBC Select associate reporter Bianca Alvarez likes the attached adjustable tie and how comfortable the below-knee length is, while Malin says it’s “a great all-season robe.” It has unisex sizing and is made from 100% long-staple Turkish cotton and is available in various muted and neutral colorways.

Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Gooseneck Kettle

This is one of the best electric kettles of 2023; it has  a temperature control dial that ranges from 135 to 212 degrees Fahrenheit and  a toggle that your recipient can activate to keep their  kettle at their desired temperature for up to an hour. NBC Select commerce editor Lindsay Schneider also loves the sleek, minimalist design, and says it “always brings in compliments.”

Alo Yoga Clean Body Glow System  

Gift someone a rejuvenating at-home spa night with Alo Yoga’s body care system. This set comes with full-size versions of their body wash, body lotion, glow oil and magnesium reset spray. I’m a huge fan of the magnesium reset spray — it’s my go-to treatment for soothing any tension or fatigue in my muscles after a long day, and is an essential part of my evening self-care routine.

Buffy Wiggle Pillow

This body pillow is covered in soft eucalyptus Tencel lyocell fabric that gives a flexible, full-body support. The NBC Select Bed & Bath Award winner for best body pillow is both cozy and comfortable, and is versatile enough to cater to a range of sleeping positions and preferences, according to our editors. For example, NBC page Carolyn Chun finds the pillow to be more firm and manageable after tying it into a knot, while, as a side sleeper, I prefer to keep mine at full length and lie on top. The pillow’s fill is recyclable and BPA-free, while the cover is machine-washable and safe for both pets and kids, according to the brand.

Philips SmartSleep Sleep and Wake Up Light Therapy Lamp

Philips’ therapy lamp is inspired by sunrises and is designed to gradually increase in light while leading up to your wake time, according to the brand. This lamp is one of our favorite sunrise alarm clocks, and has customizable brightness levels and wake up sounds, a smart touch display, and a light-guided breathing function to help you wind down and decompress from a busy day. It also has a soft light feature that, when turned on in the night, gives off just enough light to let you see in the dark, but not enough so that the brightness disturbs your return to resting — perfect for preserving sleep after a midnight bathroom break.

Therabody Theragun Mini  

Therabody makes some of the best massage guns, and this mini model is the brand’s most compact and portable offering. Our team loves how easy it is to travel with — commerce leadership coordinator Alexa Arent also likes how the small size lets her target specific body aches. The massage gun has three speeds and head attachments, and also comes with a soft case and charging cable.

Brooklyn Bedding Chunky Knit Weighted Blanket

This Wellness Award winner for best weighted blanket is made of a soft polyester jersey fabric that’s meant to offer cooling airflow, according to Brooklyn Bedding. Malin says it adds an element of decor to her space and loves that it’s soft without shedding any fuzz. It’s available in two neutral shades, cream and gray, and in 10- and 15-pound versions.

Lululemon Scuba Oversized Half-Zip Hoodie

No day lounging around the house is complete without a comfortable, cozy sweater. This half-zip from Lululemon is perfect for indoors — it’s made of a cotton blend that’s designed to be lightweight, yet still warm and soft enough to keep you comfortable, according to the brand. It has an oversized fit that makes the sweater naturally roomy and breathable, along with a kangaroo pocket with a hidden sleeve for your phone, and an elastic zipper that doubles as a hair tie in a pinch. The machine-washable sweater comes in 13 shades, so you can choose the perfect color for your giftee (or yourself).

Lola Arnao Head-to-Toe Winter Essentials Gift Set

This pre-gift wrapped, fragrance-free set is designed for sensitive skin, and works as a great starter kit for anyone interested in exploring solid, concentrated body care. It includes bath cubes (which come in a reusable bamboo container), a solid starter shave set, a moisturizing avocado-oat bath wash bar and a solid cocoa-calendula lotion bar, according to the brand.

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Ashley Morris is an associate reporter at NBC Select who regularly covers self care, home and lifestyle. For this guide, she compiled products included in previous coverage and researched bestselling products from top-rated online retailers.

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