The cold weather is here which means the snow won’t be far behind. You’ve probably stocked up on mittens for the kids but keeping yourself warm is just as important. We found some really cool hand wear that will keep you warm, looking great and hopefully setting an example for your kids to follow.
|Long Cable Knit Mittens
I love the look of cable knit sweaters in the winter and when I saw these long cable knit mittens from The Gap, I fell in love. They’re soft and extend up the arm, keeping snow off your wrists when you extend your arms. Classic cream is my favourite but you can also get them in navy and black. $34.95 Cdn
|Recycled Wool Mittens
Looking for something with a little personality (and eco-friendliness too)? You might like MJ Original’s recycled wool mittens. These are handmade from repurposed wool sweaters so you know you’re going to get a one-of-a-kind design. The insides are lined with high quality navy polar fleece to ensure your hands stay warm. I absolutely love these orange and green stripes, but there are all sorts of different designs available. Plus free shipping to Canada. $37.00 Cdn
|Fingerless Fair Isle Gloves
If the temperature is still pretty mild, these Fair Isle fingerless gloves from Old Navy would be perfect. They’ll keep your hands warm while still leaving your fingers free to tweet your friends or text your husband. The Fair Isle design gives the look of wearing a comfortable, oversized sweater; the one that peeks out at the end of your jacket sleeves. $14.95 Cdn
|Long Knit Gloves
If you’re looking for something a little more sophisticated looking, perhaps you’re heading out to dinner or dancing, then try these long knit gloves from Banana Republic. I love the shine the grey knit gives off though you can get them in a classic black too. $35.00 Cdn
|Denver Hayes Deersuede Gloves
Mark’s knows about outerwear but it doesn’t mean it has to be unflattering. These Denver Hayes Deersuede gloves look sharp, plus they’re soft on the inside with a water-resistant leather on the outside (incase you happen to get the urge to snowball the kids on the way home). Available in both black and brown. $22.99 Cdn.
Winter is a long season in Canada so you might as well enjoy it by getting outside. These down-filled mittens from Canada Goose will keep your hands warm whether the kids have you tobogganing, building a snowman or making snow angels in the backyard. The hand adjuster ensures the warmth stays in and the snow stays out, plus being waterproof helps. Plus, they’re made in Canada which I love. Available in black or whilte. $99.00 Cdn. (check website for store locations).
|Make a Wish Mittens
How about a pair of mittens that warms your hands and your heart? Buy a pair of Make a Wish mittens at Hallmark and a portion of the proceeds go to the Make a Wish foundation. Available in youth and adult sizes. $10.00 Cdn (available at various Hallmark stores).