Gift Guide: 35 Cozy Amazon Finds under $35

Well hello there! Welcome to the coziest guide on the internet. Ok, I have no data to back that up. Nonetheless, I have scoured Amazon to find the best cozy things that are under $35. These items would make great gifts and a lot of them you don't even need to worry about the hassle of sizing. Who doesn't want something cozy? Heck, forget other people, you should probably treat yourself. Amirite?

I am currently writing this post using several similar items listed below. If you're like me, you like to feel warm + cozy but hate the way the heat makes the air in your house. So we like to keep it cooler and just bundle up.

A note about Amazon pricing- as of writing this, all of the items listed below are under $35. However, Amazon is known to change their pricing a lot. I highly recommend using the Honey plug in for your browser. This is not a sponsored post. We just really love what Honey does. It will let you know the pricing history of a certain item, and you can put any item on a watchlist. When the price on that item drops, Honey will send you an email to let you know. You can also see if this is the most expensive this particular item has ever been or if it's ever been priced lower. So definitely give that a try if you are an Amazon shopper like we are :)

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Pajamas / No cozy guide would be complete without pajamas. Below I have listed a variety of styles of pajamas for all warmth levels.
1. Footed Fleece Hoodie Onesie- Fleece pjs with footies? Need I say more?
2. Red Buffalo Plaid Thermal Pj Set
3. Black + White Buffalo Plaid Fleece PJ Set
4. Solid Thermal Henley Onesie
5. Grey + White Stripe PJ Set

Blankets / What might be more important for cozy than pajamas is a good blanket. We have a major blanket addiction. Fighting the urge to buy all the blankets listed below.
6. Plush Sherpa Throw
7. Shawl Blanket w/ feet pockets - A blanket you can wear?! Yes, please. I like that this has a pocket for your feet because keeping your feet covered is the most important thing when trying to keep warm.
8. Shaggy Fur Blanket
9. Sherpa Fleece Blanket with Aztec Print
10. Blanket with Pom Poms
Striped Cotton Throw with Poms

Slippers + Socks / Thin no show socks aren't going to keep you feeling cozy. This time of year you gotta bring out serious footwear- thick socks and slippers are basically necessities.
11. Vintage Looking Wool Socks
12. Black + white Snow Flake Fleece Lined Socks
13. Fuzzy Lined House Slippers with Poms
14. Slipper Socks with Tassle
15. Fabulous Slippers - A lot of times house slippers aren't very glamorous, but these break the mold. They are cozy, comfortable, and fabulous!

Fleece Tops / If you are staying in or you are going to a football game or taking a hike, a fleece top is there for you. They are the essential cozy clothing item, and they are softer than a lot of sweaters.
16. Oversized Hooded Fleece Cardigan- This doesn't seem like something I'd wear outside the house, but man it looks like something I'd wear everyday this winter while working from home.
17. Buffalo Plaid Fleece
18. Abercrombie Knock Off- This looks nearly identical to the Abercrombie fleece that I see everyone wearing on IG and it's less expensive!
19. Teddy Coat - I got a teddy coat for Christmas last year and I'm still obsessed. I wish I would have found this one because it is significantly less expensive than the one I got.
20. True Grit Knock Off- We don't normally like to support the idea of a knock off, however when something is over $100 and made in China- you might as well buy the less expensive version. We would never suggest buying a knock off of something local and handmade.

Hats / If you're trying to look cute for your next Insta pic, nothing will achieve that look faster than throwing a cute beanie on your head. And bonus they really do make a difference in keeping you warm.
21. Basic Pom Beanie
22. Patterned Beanie with Ear Flaps
23. White with Fur Lined Beanie with Ear Flaps
24. Snowflake Pom Pom Beanie
25. Double Pom Beanie

Scarves / Much like beanies, scarves can take your outfit to the next level while also keeping you warm.
26. Plaid Blanket Scarf- This is the quintessential fall scarf that's all over Pinterest and IG. I can't even be mad at it's basic girl-ness because you could have a pair of skinny jean on and a plain shirt and throw this scarf on and you look 10x more styled.
27. Basic + Long Solid Scarf- This scarf seems kinda boring at first, but what I love about it is that it's simple and very European. When we were there this last March, we noticed everyone bundled in simple thick scarves like these. It's not that the material is even that thick but the scarf is long enough to wrap around several times.
28. Sweater Knit Infinity Scarf- Infinity scarves are tricky. You cannot have a flimsy one and this one looks thick enough to be worn properly.
29. Tartan Wrap Shawl- in Black 02
30. Chenille Scarf with Pom Poms

Cozy Vibes / A big part of feeling cozy isn't just the items you layer on your body, but also your environment. The Danish have a word for this feeling, Hygee. Below are items that we think help create give that cozy feel.
31. The Year of Cozy book - We follow Adrianna on Instagram and basically we're obsessed. I love the idea behind this cookbook, and it's much more than just a cookbook!
32. Paddywax Candle in Tobacco + Patchouli  - This is one of our favorite scents from Paddywax and the vessel it comes in is so beautiful and reusable!
33. Illume Holiday Candle in Woodfire- This smell is so good. It's one of our favorite winter scents.
34. Balsam + Cedar Incense w/holder- This is a great holiday sell without being overly Christmasy. You'll like it all fall/winter.
35. Copper String Lights- Pro tip: If you have a non-working fireplace, we like to wrap these around logs inside the fireplace. While it's not producing heat, it gives a nice warm glow and creates a nice ambiance. We use these lights everywhere!

Ellijay, GA Travel Guide: A Weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains

We had the privilege of being invited to stay in this Airbnb in Ellijay, Ga. this past weekend. Before the invitation we had never even heard of Ellijay. We did a little research on the area and didn't find a ton of information, so honestly I was a little unsure about going. We ultimately decided to go because you can't ever go wrong staying in the mountains for a nice getaway. Little did I know that the town + area was going to be such a treasure. And when all was said and done, I really wish we had at least another day there.


We were there in prime fall season so the leaves were changing and it was gorgeous. We would also like to return during the summer so we can partake in all the water activities like kayaking + whitewater rafting. Next time we need to stay at least 3 full day so we have more time to walk around Ellijay + Blue Ridge and to do more shopping and hiking.


I grew up in the Nashville area and we always went to the Gatlinburg area, and so do most people around here. But I'm going to be really honest with you, if you live in the south and your go-to mountain escape is Gatlinburg, you're missing out. I know a lot of people love Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains are beautiful, but it's overcrowded and a little cheesy for my taste. Definitely give the Blue Ridge Mountains a try instead.


The little towns around the mountains are like Stars Hollow (Gilmore Girls reference if you didn't know :) ). They are adorable and have character and I just don't think you get that in Smoky Mountains area. So if you are looking for a mountain getaway look no further than the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.


Where to Eat:

Cantaberry Restaurant, Ellijay + Blue Ridge- We ate a late lunch here and it was so delicious. They have gluten free bread which is always such a gift. Savannah had chicken + wild rice soup that she cannot stop talking about. She actually tried to recreate it at home. I had a shiitake mushroom soup that was gluten free and I liked it a lot more than I expected. We both got the turkey club sandwich and gobbled it right up.

Rum Cake Lady, Blue Ridge + Copperhill-  This is an authentic cuban restaurant that had gluten free options. They even have gluten free rum cake and it was so good. Even my mom + Savannah liked it as much as I did. It was really moist which is rare for gluten free cakes. We all had a Cuban sandwich and I had mine with gluten free bread. The bread was really good and different than most gluten free breads. We all throughly enjoyed our sandwiches. None of us could eat all of ours though so we had the rest of our sandwiches later.

Mercier Orchards, Blue Ridge- We ate breakfast here on our last morning, and I really wish we had more time to spend here. When you eat here, they give you apple cider donut holes. Yummy! They weren't gluten free but Savannah enjoyed them :) They have a winery and make hard apple cider. They actually just have a lot to see + do but unfortunately we had a train to catch.

Kaffee Haus, Blue Ridge- So we technically didn't eat here, but I did have a delicious latte. I had to put it on the list because we all need good coffee shop recommendations.

Where to Shop:

There were a ton of antique shops in the area that we didn't even go into. I could spend hours in an antique shop and we simply didn't have the time. I definitely need to go back so I can leisurely stroll through the many antique shops they have.

The Loving Bull- Savannah + I both bought a few things here and then immediately put them on. We are wearing them in the picture above. They had some cute Ellijay tees that I was tempted to buy. A lot of souvenir tees are tacky or cheesy but they had a really good selection!

Artful Ellijay- This is a lovely home decor place. We love to go into stores like this even if we aren't in the market to buy anything. It's a great way to stay inspired. This is definitely worth a visit.

Mountain Treasures, Ellijay- This store had a little bit of everything. Clothing, gifts, antiques, and best of all the do wine tastings and sell wine. My mom bought a bottle of red wine that we all really loved. What's better than sipping on wine while you are shopping?

Posh + The Weekender, Ellijay- This is a hair salon + boutique. They have higher end items like Johnny Was and a shoe brand I cannot remember. It's nicely curated, just expect to pay a little more for items.

Juliana's Boutique, Ellijay + Blue Ridge - They had a ton of cute fleece pullovers that I was tempted to buy but we had literally just bought some for this trip. We did pick up 2 pairs of cute sunglasses.

Painted Pony, Copperhill - I got a mid length tan coat that I have already worn several times. They have a lot of Native American inspired jewelry here.

What to do:

Hike- There are endless hiking options in the area. We hiked a part of the Appalachian Trail where it meets up with the Benton Mackaye trail at Three Forks. We also hiked to a swinging bridge, and we had quite the adventure getting there. My mom was with us on this trip and I had to take over driving because she was having a mini nervous breakdown. And I don't think my driving made it any better. Hahaha!

The scenery is beautiful and the terrain is challenging but it wasn't something you needed to be in shape for. We ran into a guy who was 4 miles away from finishing the Appalachian Trail which is a 2,181 mile journey. I wish we had time to visit Springer Mountain which is either the start or the finish of the AT depending on which route is taken.

Here are some photos from our hike:




Side note, we all have the same hiking boots. My mom decided to buy the ones we had after she took a little tumble on our last hike together. All that to say, we love them! They are waterproof, tough, support your ankles well, and we like the way they look too. You can get some for yourself here. We HIGHLY recommend having the right hiking boot when you are hiking/adventuring around these parts. Some places it's not necessary, but here it is!

Visit an Apple Orchard- As mentioned earlier, we ate at Mercier Orchard, and the day before we visited the BJ Reece orchard. We hoped to pick our own apples but we were too late in the season for that. We did pick up approximately 100 apples thought. I think I got a little over zealous because I've really been into making apple things- apple sauce, apple butter, and apple cider. I think my eyes were bigger than my stomach. We've been churning out apple things but still have a lot left. They have a several activities that would be great for children. They also have a store with jams + jellies and a zillion flavors of fried pies and donuts.

Visit a Winery- I put this on here because there so many wineries. We sadly did not get to visit one, but you should go if you have time.


Take a scenic train ride- We took a train from Blue Ridge to Copperhill, Tn. It's an hour train ride there and then you have 2 hours in Copperhill. There are several restaurants and shops that you can walk to. The train ride gives you the beautiful mountain scenery and a view of the Toccoa River. Full disclosure: the tickets were around $50, so if you are on a tight budget, I would skip this. We enjoyed the train ride, but honestly I felt like I got to experience the views just by hiking and walking around. It was nice and peaceful to be able to just sit, ride, and to be immersed in the fall leaves.


Where to stay:

Magnolia House- This was the whole reason we came and we absolutely loved this house! Kim was the perfect host and we are so happy she reached out to us. The house is immaculate and if you love the Chip + Jo decor style, this place is for you. The hardwood floors are drool worthy. The house is located 5 minutes from downtown Ellijay. There is also a fire pit outback which we were happy to use. Kim left us farm fresh eggs and fresh fruit which was such a nice touch. I am sad to say that we never had a chance to take our own pictures of this beautiful space. The picture here is from the listing. Also, check out this link to get $40 off your first Airbnb stay.

So the next time you are thinking of visiting the mountains, think about the ole Blue Ridge Mountains in Georgia. And if you get the chance to go when the leaves are changing- do it!

5 Reasons To Use A Wood Pellet Stove

The moment Fall weather hits, we start building fires. Inside, outside, while camping, at dinner parties, and any other way you can imagine. It's such a relaxing and cozy thing that we just love to do. This year we are so glad to be partnering with Q-Stoves to tell you 5 reasons to use their wood pellet outdoor heater.

1. It's more efficient than other outdoor heaters. We had never heard of a wood pellet heater before, so we were excited to see that this wood pellet stove costs way less money to operate that propane or electric heaters. 

2. You don't have to do any work. All you do is load in the wood pellets, light the fire and the heater does all the work. The wood pellets are fed by gravity, so you never have to add pellets to keep the fire going. 

3. It has amazing heat output. When we lit the heater the other day, I realized that you can stand really far away and still feel the heat. The actual measurement is 10 ft. 

4. The fire lasts for a long time. Once you've loaded the wood pellets up, the fire should last for 3-4 hours. After a few hours you can add more pellets if you want to keep the fire going longer. I find when we make fires or need to be outside and need heat, we only are outside for about that 3-4 hour range.

5. It's sustainable and produces less waste. Wood pellets are made by compressing recycled saw dust. And the fire only produces a tiny amount of ash. And there is a built in drawer that collects all the ash so no matter where you put your heater, you will leave no trace that you were there!

Another thing we love about this heater is the company that makes it, Q-Stoves. Their goal is to provide people with an alternative to polluting fueled heat and to help reduce air pollution. Casey and I were just talking about easy ways that we can take of the planet at home, and this is one easy switch- less propane and more use of the wood pellet heater instead.

Had you ever heard of wood pellet heaters before? If you are interested in this Q-Stoves heater, you can find it on Amazon by clicking here! And if you like this post, please share the love and pin an image from this post on Pinterest!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Q Stoves. The opinions and text are all mine.