We are nearly a month into the new year, which means that winter is in full swing and the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics are now less than two weeks away. If you’ve been following one of the inspiring stories from Team USA athletes heading to matches, you may be inspired to set some of your own goals right now, or stay out of the cold and relax inside for once.
But the cold doesn’t always require drastic changes – the season can be as simple as improving your eating habits or changing your skincare routine. These small changes can add up to something big, regardless of your goals.
So, we’ve scoured Amazon for bestselling finds that can help make it easier to get it all done or just get through the winter. Shop TODAY editorial director Adrianna Brach dropped by TODAY to share the choices that, in our book, are worthy of a gold medal. Read on to see buyer-approved favorites for your kitchen, beauty routine, and more.
Amazon Bestseller January 2022
Lodge enameled cast iron Dutch oven
When you think of a hearty winter meal, a Dutch oven probably comes to mind, and for good reason. They are a shopper favorite for stews, breads, roasts, and more. This bestseller has more than 24,000 five-star verified ratings from reviewers who praise it for its durability and how easy it is to clean. It’s a great piece for grilling, roasting, marinating, serving, and more, for under $ 80.
Once you’ve made a delicious stew in your Dutch oven, you can use the soup cubes to store leftovers in perfect sized portions (half a cup, 1 cup, and 2 cups, to be exact). These ingenious silicone trays were designed by a husband and wife duo to make preparing and storing meals easier, and shoppers seem to love it then. You simply have to pour your meal into the slot, place the tray in the freezer and then when you are hungry, you can put the meal directly into a pot or plate to reheat and enjoy.
Soup cubes (set of 2)
You can also find the trays in sets of two for double the amount of storage options.
Olaplex No. 8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask
Olaplex is a proven brand that the Shop TODAY team (and Shop TODAY readers) can’t get enough of. This moisturizing mask made its debut last year and it didn’t take long for it to become a bestseller. Almost anyone dealing with winter hair problems will appreciate its ability to help heal and protect damaged hair, thanks to ingredients like hyaluronic acid and avocado oil. It only takes 10 minutes for the formula to work, and according to the brand, it produces twice the shine and six times more smoothness for your locks.
Vanicream Moisturizing Cream for the Skin
This dermatologist-approved cream has over 21,000 verified five-star ratings from Amazon buyers and is also editor-approved of TODAY.com. It is a rich cream that is perfect for the winter time and helps soothe itching, redness and irritation, which has helped it earn a seal of approval from the National Eczema Association. This tub is worth a pound of the long-lasting cream for just $ 14, which your skin will likely thank you for.
Vanicream Delicate face cleanser
If you want your cleanser to have moisturizing benefits too, Vanicream’s Facial Cleaner is worth considering. For starters, it’s free from dyes, fragrances, and parabens, and is made with hydration-enhancing glycerin to help the skin retain moisture.
Vanicream moisturizing face cream
Hyaluronic acid, squalene and glycerin are the standout ingredients in this moisturizer from Vanicream, which can be used daily.
Ugg Classic Ultra Mini boot
Trend warning! The Ugg trend is back in a big way, in one of its smaller sizes. We’ve seen this short style in all of our social media feeds (the hashtag #miniuggs has 28 million views and counts on TikTok) and we love how versatile and easy it is to style. It’s like your house slipper has a trendy update that you really want to wear everywhere. However, this style is so popular that it’s pretty much sold out, so we’ve found similar options below that are also on trend right now.
Ugg Classic Mini II winter boot
From Rock Rose to Classic Blue, the Classic Mini II stands slightly taller than the ultra mini and comes in 15 bold colors. The soft sheepskin lining is also the same color as the outer fabric.
Ugg Classic Short II boot
If you prefer an upper that will help keep your legs warm, the Classic Short II boot is another option to consider. You can find it in 19 different colors and eight sizes.
The comfortable original
Grab your hoodie you’ve been wearing since March 2020 and crank up the cozy factor by several hundred notches and you’ll get The Comfy. While it may sound ridiculous, the popular wearable blanket became hugely popular after an appearance on Shark Tank. It’s a one-size-fits-all fashion statement available in colors that everyone can board with, from black to burgundy. Did we mention it has a snack pocket?
The comfortable original quarter zip
You can also find The Comfy in an elegant quarter zip option. Thanks to the zipper, you can wear the hoodie as it looks best and have more room to pull your legs in while relaxing on the sofa.
The comfortable quarter zip teddy bear
The sherpa trend is everywhere right now and The Comfy is on trend. This style checks all the boxes – big, fluffy, and packable.
The comfortable original Jr.
Even the little ones can be comfortable. The Comfy children’s edition is available in seven different colors, including neon green and Galaxy.
Men’s Soft Touch Zipper Long Sleeve Sweater from Amazon Essentials
A quarter-length zipper is an essential item in any man’s wardrobe, and Amazon shoppers seem to really appreciate this style of Amazon Essentials. It’s made with a soft blend of cotton, polyester, and other stretchy materials that make it easy to put on (and layered) during the colder months. Since it comes in several neutral tones, you can put together a trendy outfit with minimal effort. This popular style is low in a few colors and sizes, so we’ve found similar options below.
Wrangler Authentics Men’s Zip-Up Fleece Sweater
This fleece-lined option for an extra-toasty winter layer is worth considering. It is available in a range of colors, including Olive Night and Rio Red.
Lands’ End Bedford sweater with ribbed zip for men
This Lands’ End model is available in 14 different colors and is made from 100% cotton for a soft feel. Plus, it’s machine washable for easy maintenance.
More Amazon Bestsellers of January 2022
Crocks for KooK French Onion Soup
Serve sauces or stews? These bestselling soup bowls can help you do it in style. They come in sets of four and are made from durable hand-painted ceramic.
MattsGlobal Microwave Bowl Huggers
While microwaving is a convenient way to reheat a meal, it can sometimes get a little too hot. These microfiber bowl holders allow you to carefully take your meal out of the microwave with less chance of burning your hands. It is also easier to hold soup while sitting on the sofa.
JobSite Mighty Dry boot dryer
Between snow and rain, the winter weather can get drenched on your pair of boots. This bestselling ski boot dryer is worth having if your family is planning ski trips this season.
Levi’s Original Sherpa Trucker Jacket
Denim jackets aren’t just for spring! This wardrobe essential from Levi’s is a much cozier alternative for winter and comes in three different washes that you can pair with anything from jeans to joggers.
Pure enrichment MistAire ultrasonic cold mist humidifier
It can be difficult to find a humidifier that checks all the boxes, but this bestseller with over 48,000 five-star verified reviews seems to please buyers. It can add moisture to the air for up to 25 hours and comes with a cleaning brush for easy maintenance.
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