Winter Warmth: Tips to Keep Warm Outdoors



Winter Warmth! As winter approaches and the winds get chilly, spending time outside becomes more of a chore than a joy. But never fear, blankets, fires, and Irish coffees are here! 

There are many ways to let the coldest winter nights feel as warm as the summer sun. Bring the heat with these top tips to keep guests cozy during the cold season.


Bring the Heat

Fire pits

Is there anything more warm and homey than a fireplace? Why not bring that feeling to your outdoor space with a fire pit. Fire Pits can create a central focal point to an outdoor seating area. A great place to relax and socialize, surround your fire pit with comfy couches, and let guests watch the embers burn away. 

Outdoor Gas Heaters/ Patio Heaters

Outdoor heaters keep guests warm while also being convenient as they are portable. Move around your gas heater to the perfect spot to keep guests warm at outdoor restaurants or seating areas. 


Keep things Cozy

Basket of blankets

Set up a warming station to keep guests cozy and comfortable. A basket of blankets is both convenient and also brings a homey aesthetic. A perfect way to store blankets in plain sight! Using wooden crates can also be convenient storage but give a more rustic aesthetic. 


Outdoor rugs

Outdoor rugs create a fun and warm aesthetic to an outdoor space. It’s also great to cover cold floors. Rug textiles are a way to express the decor design you are looking for. With many patterns, shapes, and sizes, rugs can pull an outdoor space together all while keeping floors warm. 


Hand warmers- reusable and chemical


Hand warmers are an easy to use way to warm up guests’ hands. Whether out on an excursion or sitting and taking in the outdoors, hand warmers are an inexpensive addition to warm. 

There are loads of different options such as disposable warmers and also reusable/ refillable warmers that are more environmentally friendly. 


Warm food, Warm Thoughts

Irish Coffees

‘Give me a coffee to change the things I can, and whiskey to accept the things I can’t.’ 

Why not stay warm from the inside out! Irish coffees are not only delicious but a smart way to warm up! Add a shot of whiskey, brandy, or even some South African Amarula for a tasty drink by the fire. 


Thermos/ insulated cups – for Winter Warmth


For excursions, having a warm drink while taking a break can warm up a winter day. Investing in quality thermos cups can keep drinks hot for up to 12 hours. Click on this link to view a selection of insulated mugs and flask from Island Supply Company



Upgrade your marshmallows around the fire to the sweetest fire treat, S’Mores. Whether you have a S’Mores kit or using found sticks, S’Mores are a fun activity to do around the fire. 


These are just a few top tips to keep guests warm during the chilly winter days and nights!  

The article was written by Christine Fay Smith

“Christine is a freelance lifestyle writer who focuses on interior and hospitality design. Graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Christine has embraced her knowledge of the visual world with her passion for culture and the exploration of visual experiences.”