Brrr....it's cold out there - our 10 favourite cold weather accessories from bed socks to sheepskin gloves
It's reached that time of year when it's unthinkable to go outside without a cosy hat on, or a pair of gloves that you know for certain will keep your hands warm, or a scarf as neckwarmer.
Because we specialise in cold weather accessories we've brought together all our favourites. Let the cold snap begin...
Alpaca Bed Socks - There's nothing more important than having warm feet at night, not only are bed socks truly comfort clothing but they're good for you as well, as they help you to sleep better and aid circulation. We have luxuriouly soft alpaca bed socks for men as well as bed socks for women and a super choice of colours for both.
If you're a fan of the great outdoors as we are, you'll know only too well that at a certain time of year your normal wellie boot or walking boot socks just won't keep your feet warm enough. Our walking and hiking socks are made of thick alpaca which traps the air and makes them unbelievably warm and comfortable. Try and you'll see.
No matter how many different types of gloves you may try, you surely must agree with us that the only kind that keep your hands toasty warm for everything from walking the dog to driving are a pair of sheepskin gloves. Ours are made for us by Shepherd of Sweden to the highest standards - and they look great as well. Just remember that if you get them wet they should be dried away from direct heat.
Cosy feet bring a smile to anyones face when it's chilly. Our sheepskin slippers are made for us again by Shepherd of Sweden and we have snuggly sheepskin slippers for men, women and children, some of which you can go outside in and others which should stay inside. These are just the very best footwear for walking around the house when it gets cold.
For highdays, holidays and going out anywhere nothing will keep your head warmer or look more elegant than one of our Alpaca Fur Luxury Hats. These are our best selling accessory over Christmas and make wonderful gifts as well so be warned they always sell out. Our furry hats come in a choice of three sizes and eight colours including champagne (above), rich dark brown and pillar box red.
Our hand knitted alpaca beanie is reversible to a slightly different knit. Both will keep head and ears marvellously warm and cosy whatever it's doing outside. We wouldn't dream of going out and walking the dogs without ours. They come in gorgeous natural and flattering colours from silver grey to soft brown. They're one size and are perfect for both men and women.
No matter how warm your hands and feet are if you don't keep your neck snug the rest of you will feel cold. Our alpaca neck warmer is in the same knit and colours as our beanie hats and they're one of our all time favourites. You'll find yours hard to take off even when you come through the door they're so cosy. And of course they make excellent gifts.
Still on the subject of keeping your neck warm but this time in a slightly more elegant - though just as warm - way, our Himalayan cashmere scarves are incredibly light and come in gorgeous neutral colours plus a bright Christmassy cerise. If you buy one for him make sure you buy one for yourself as well, these are as light as a feather and beautifully luxurious and warm.
When you need to be out in the cold but you want something a little different to a pair of gloves then try a pair of our alpaca fingerless mitts. They keep your hands gorgeously warm but leave your fingers free. These are edged in a contrasting colour with the cable all the way down and a hole for your thumb.
Nothing beats a trapper hat when it's icy weather. Not only does the soft lambskin keep your head beautifully warm but you can cover your ears with the flaps or alternatively tie the flaps on top of your hat. We have lambskin trapper hats for women, Toscana trapper hats for men, and a delicious alpaca merino trapper hat for tinies.
There's much more of course on our website so have a browse, these are just our favourites for the cold weather - we simply wouldn't be without any of them.