What You Need for The Ultimate Winter Night In

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If you’re anything like us, your social calendar is rapidly being filled with festive plans and merriment with your loved ones. However, there’s nothing quite as indulgent as a night in, regardless of whether that’s spent alone, alongside your partner and family. Want to plan one of your own? Here’s the essentials you should be investing in whilst making plans.

Cosy cashmere for a hint of luxury

Just because you’re at home, it doesn’t mean you need to sport your tired old pyjamas. Level up your comfortable look with a touch of cashmere. Soft-to-touch, premium (without being too much) and just the right amount of luxe, consider a jumpsuit, sweater, or cardigan as an essential layer.

Soft Cashmere Grey Longline Cashmere Blend Cardigan – £35

Scott & Scott London Pale Pink Beatrice Cashmere Jumper – £149

No. Eleven Khaki Cashmere Blend Jumpsuit – £99

A blanket to snuggle up under

Gallery Star Knitted Throw, Taupe – £30

Deyongs Snuggle Touch Throw, Charcoal – £24

Bronte by Moon Dress Gordon Lambswool Throw – £45

Slippers, not shoes

Why waste time in an uncomfortable pair of shoes when instead, you could be embracing all things snug in some slippers instead? Lined in sheepskin and crafted with shearling, they’re the ultimate partner to a thick knitted pair of socks of an evening.

UGG Pink Fab Yeah Slides – £54

Aus Wooli Grey Brighton Crossover Slippers – £35

Fenlands Women’s Powder Blue Sheepskin Mule Slippers – £29

Candles for some ambience

As soon as autumn arrives, it’s officially candle season in our eyes. As we slowly edge into winter (eek), the more the better. Regardless of your preference of scent and aesthetic, natural or bold, there’s plenty to suit from the likes of WoodWick, Wax Lyrical and Bahoma. Just simply light your favourite, and enjoy the subtle flicker that follows.

WoodWick Ellipse Sacred Smoke Candle – £18

Wax Lyrical Candle Baby Its Cold Outside – £12

Bahoma Sand Candle Egyptian Iris – £10

Glasses (and your favourite wine)

For an evening in, wine is always a must. Why not indulge your new bottle with a new glass (or four) to match? The choice of which is yours – dependent on whether you’re craving novelty, decadence or laidback ease – all that really matters is your glass stays topped up at. all. times.

Luminarc Set of 6 Summer Time Stemless Wine Glasses – £8

Waterford Set of 4 Moments White Wine Stem Glasses – £30

Eva Solo Bourgogne Wine Glass – £22

…Or a mug for some hot chocolate

Not one for wine? A hot chocolate is the perfect substitute in order to combat the chill. Get festive with a Christmas mug from Spode, or invest in that forever piece from Le Creuset to ensure every sip brings a little joy.

Spode Christmas Tree & Coaster Set – £7.50

Sophie Conran Set of 4 Mugs – £31

Le Creuset Set of 4 Marine Mugs – £42

A cheese board – naturally

Now we’ve got drinks covered, what about food? For ultimate decadence (and ease, a cheese board elegantly displayed on a serving platter works best, plus – the lack of necessity for preparation means washing up is kept to a minimum.

Premier Housewares Large Hammered Gold Mixology Serving Platter – £7

Rastro Serving Platter Large Grey – £28

Premier Housewares Large Hammered Gold Mixology Serving Platter – £7

Some luxe linens to fall asleep between

Stuffed after all that cheese and wine? It’s no surprise. Rest easy and sink into the ultimate cosy nights slumber between some fresh sheets – it’s the perfect end to your winter night in…

Silentnight Faux Fur King Duvet Cover Set, Cream – £34

Ted Baker Vanilla Super King Duvet Cover, Pastel – £52

Harlequin Array King Duvet Cover Set, Multi – £83

Words: Maria Loizou