23 May 2022

One of the best things about winter is the inclination to snuggle down and get cosy.


I’m sure you can add many other “best things” in praise of winter too. Things like hot water bottles, donning the scarves and hats and layering away, eating hearty foods like casseroles and soup, relaxing in hot tubs and saunas, languishing fireside, supping on hot cocoa and mulled wine, enjoying snow (and other) winter sport, and burrowing under warm bedding.

I found that my quest for product this time gravitated towards things that spoke to me of “snuggly opportunities” and being warm…things like the faux fur beanbag I found at NOOD – how do you NOT want to sink into that? Being warm in bed is a biggie, and there are a variety of ways of achieving this thanks to wheaties, hot water bottles (with cute covers), electric blankets, duvets and delicious blankets, flannelette sheets and pyjamas, and woollen mattress toppers, all of which are available in a number of our stores. Hop out of bed to feel a luxuriously soft shaggy rug underfoot – they too are on offer at more than one Westgate store. And if exercise is your get-out-of-bed go to, then it’s certainly time to replace the shorts with something offering more fabric – Rebel sport has quite a range, and of sweatshirts too.

June is just around the corner, and yippee, with June comes two long weekends thanks to Matariki being added to the mix. I’ve included a luggage option in my product line up to help with your public holiday planning. Of course, if you have all your “snuggly” components sorted, you may just be happy to stay home. Head down to our stores to ensure you have what it takes to make winter wonderful.

|1.The trail grip bag Heaphy Navy & Black, $59.99, from Briscoes |2.Urban Loft floral garden candle wildflower 10oz, $24.99, from Briscoes |3.Natura Eco NZ wool underlay by Bambi, $339, from Harvey Norman |4.Hilary throw, $62.50, from Freedom Furnishers |5. Under armour women’s HG armour brand tight, $99.99, from Rebel Sport |6. Feather shaggy rug, $299 – $699, from Rugs and More |7.Home chic wheat lavender purse pillow mosaic, $7.40 from Bed Bath & Beyond |8.Grey fox faux fur bean bag cover, $339, from NOOD |9.Sleep Elephant knit twosie, $29.90, from Bed Bath & Beyond |10.Standard electric blanket by Banbury, $159, from Harvey Norman.

Note: The prices mentioned, and availability of products featured, are subject to change. If you love the look, we recommend you head in store sooner rather than later to find out more and make the most of sale prices.