It’s official: the snow is back for this year at UIUC! Whether you are welcoming the cold weather or hating it, we thought we would share some essentials when it comes to surviving winter in Champaign, (especially when it comes to staying safe in a pandemic)

Electric Hand Warmers

These electric hand warmers by Infray are perfect for keeping cozy on those walks to class! Simply charge with USB, choose a temperature and keep them in your pockets all winter long.

Comfy Wearable Sherpas

There is nothing better than coming home on a cold day and getting under a sherpa blanket. With the Comfy, you never have to leave! This wearable blanket is cozy and convenient so you can take your warmth with you wherever you go. 


While we’re on the subject of full body coziness, let’s talk about Feejays - the sweatpants with feet! These can we worn with the feet in or out and are perfect for enjoying a cozy day of virtual classes. 

Touchland Hand Sanitizers

Along with the chilly weather comes cold and flu season, and it’s never been more important to keep your hand clean If you’re as tired of the gross smelling hand sanitizers as we are - don’t think twice before picking up a Touchland.These misting sanitizers are long lasting, smell good and are convenient to use. 

An Electric Car Scraper

If you’re bringing a car to campus, you’re going to want to invest in a good ice scraper! This electric option from Amazon is a quick and easy solution to icy mornings that won’t make you late for class. 

We hope you pick up a few of these and enjoy them as much as we do! What are some of your favorite winter items? Let us know in the comments below