5 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

11 Jul 2023
by Trauve Team

Goodbye crunchy autumn leaves, hello hot chocolate! 

Winter gets a bad rap for being too harsh, too miserable, and overall just not summery enough, but there's a lot to love about this time of year too - cosy layers, snow trips, and hearty soup all day, every day.

If winter’s got you feeling a little blue, you’re not the only one. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up our top 5 easy ways to get embrace winter with some pretty neat products from cool independent Australian brands.

1. Skincare

The winter skin is real. From harsh weather to having the heater blasting all day, your skin will be put to the test. Do not underestimate the importance of a good skincare routine to keep your skin hydrated and nourished. Just because you're hibernating doesn’t mean your skin can't be peachy. 

Peggy Sue


We get it, the last thing you want to do is feel refreshed in winter, so your water intake is the last thing on your mind. Enter some seriously drool-worthy drinkware that will have you reaching for the agua more often than your partner reaches for your popcorn during movies, with the smugness that comes with knowing you’re supporting two very cool Melbourne brands.





3. Towels

Winter calls for ultra plush, cosy everything, so take advantage of the cooler months to replace worn out towels. And by towels we mean bath sheets, because you’ll want to be wrapped up like a burrito as soon as you step out of the shower.  

Turkish Towels

4. Bedding

Nothing like luxurious, soft bedding to get you through the chill. Along with wool or feather doonas, your choice of sheets can also help take a load off your heating bill. Hemp linen is the perfect pick as it is not only very sustainable and designed to last, but it also has thermoregulating capabilities, which means it keeps you cool in summer, and toasty in winter. 


5. Waterproof Bed Linen

OK, this one is strategic if you have small children (or housemates who wet the bed). Already notoriously high on everyone’s list of least favourite chores, sheet-washing can be downright tear-inducing in winter, when things just don’t dry - they just get cold outside. Save yourself the trouble with these clever, sustainable and adorable bedding protectors and sanity savers.

Midnight Gang

6. Bean Bag Loungers

Crank up the snuggle-o-meter in your home with cushions, layers and throws. If you’re ready to level up, you can’t go past these super luxurious vegan bean bag loungers. They are not only super stylish, but also very low maintenance and easy to wipe clean.


7. Candles

The simple ritual of lighting a candle will instantly cosy up your space, whether you're working from home, turning your bathroom into a full-blown spa, or casually unwinding  in the evening. It’s no wonder candles are a go-to gift idea for any occasion.



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