First is tea. And not just any tea. MarketSpice Cinnamon Orange. I bought this nice 8oz bag that should last me another month or so and then I'll be off to Pike Place Market again to pick up some more. This is the most cinnamony tea that I've ever found and the orange gives it just enough sweetness that I am always satisfied just drinking it straight. When I have to get up early, I make two cups and fill a big travel mug and it gets me through the dark and usually damp mornings.
Second is lip balm. I come from a family of lip balm addicts. I've tried a lot of them over the years and my current favorite is the Cocoa Butter Lip Care Stick from The Body Shop. It's thick but not greasy and smells yummy.
Third is a down throw for the couch. Mine is sage green and is frequently featured in the background of my book photos. It's starting to get a bit worn so I may be shopping for a new one soon!
Fourth are the touch screen gloves. These are the most awesome invention ever. I love the look of these ones from World Market and am going to have to go looking for them to replace my current plain gray ones.
Fifth and finally, a good book. I got this one, The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson, from my Secret Santa, Heather. I can't wait to cuddle up under my blanket, with my lip balm and tea (or gloves if I happen to be reading in the car)!
What is your number one winter must-have?