The nights are drawing in. Snuggle up with our edit to keep the cold at bay – without dialling up the thermostat.

At this time of year in households up and down the land, seasonal thermostat wars are in full swing: one family member constantly sneaking up the temperature and the next dialling it down. This year, however, there is a far more acute collective awareness of when and how often we are all using our heating and energy as prices rise.

No bad thing from a climate perspective, but if you are looking for other ways to stay cosy without cranking up the heating, we’ve put together an edit of the warmest, snuggliest sleepwear and bedding to keep you toasty at night through the winter ahead.

Johnstons of Elgin

Cashmere Socks, £55

If your toes are perpetual blocks of ice, these 100 per cent cashmere ribbed socks from Johnstons of Elgin are just the ticket. Available in twelve colours, they would make an indulgent Christmas gift idea too. Buy them.

La Redoute

Flannel Cotton Bedding, from £35

Switching out your cool, summer linen bedding for a tactile, cosy flannel fabric will make going to bed all the more inviting on chilly nights. This set from La Redoute has all the natural, breathable qualities of pure cotton, but with added cosy factor. Buy it.

The Future Kept

Juniper Gotland Wool Blanket, £89

The deep fir green hue of this 100 per cent wool blanket will drape any bed in a sense of restful calm. Plus it is beautifully crafted by a Swedish family-run mill from full traceable, sustainable fibres. Buy it.


Hot Water Bottle, £56

If you’re a bit too old for the comfort of a teddy bear, this sheepskin hot water bottle cover from Toast is the next best thing. Perfect for warming up cold sheets or for slipping inside your dressing gown on cold mornings. Buy it.

Dilli Grey

Quilted Robe, £119

This block-print quilted robe from Dilli Grey makes getting out of a cosy bed on a cold morning just that bit more bearable. With cloud-like quilting and 100 per cent organic cotton, it will ward off the morning chill in style. Buy it.


Joy Flannel Pyjamas, £59

This fun star-print flannel pair of pyjamas will brighten up even the greyest winter day. Made from 100 per cent organic cotton flannel, they are cosy, cuddly and oh-so comfy. Buy them.

Soak & Sleep

Cotton Velvet Quilt, £165

If you’re looking for an added layer of warmth for your bed, topping your existing duvet with this cotton velvet quilt will give that much needed snuggle factor in a lightweight, hand-finished layer. Buy it.

Dearest Violet

Eiderdown, from £225

An heirloom investment, these made-to-order eiderdowns from Devon-based Dearest Violet are all handmade and filled by founder, Lucy. Using beautiful Liberty, Ticking and Toile de Jouy fabrics, they add a sumptuous layer with some old-school comfort and warmth to any bed. Buy it.

Cosi Home

Electric Blanket, £75

With dual controls so there’s no arguments with your bedfellow and even different zones for your feet and body, this electric blanket costs pence to run and can be set on a timer so you slip into a cosy bed, every night. Buy it.

By Lydia Mansi
October 2022

Lydia Mansi

Lifestyle Editor

Lydia is an all-round lifestyle guru, tireless champion of women in business and our resident expert on beauty.