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Cosy treats for dark days

It’s cold, drizzly and dark at 5pm so it’s time to up the comfort factor with these must-have items for days indoors, including plenty of opportunities to #supportlocal.

Natural Selection

Slouchy, soft and just the right amount of oversized, this eco-luxe 100% recycled polyester jumper ticks all the right boxes for loungewear, plus extra style points for the cool block colour. Available from Newbury boutique B The Lifestyle Shop.

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Light it Up

Cold, dark evenings call for candles – and lots of them. We love the moody vibes of Apothenie's black glass and copper lid. Choose the new Winter Selection scent – a comforting blend of tangerine and pine. The best bit? You're supporting Berkshire biz too.

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Drink up

Coffee, tea, hot chocolate (with lashings of marshmallows and cream, of course) – whatever your drink of choice, look damn stylish sipping it with this glazed stoneware mug, from Newbury-based B The Lifestyle Shop.
£13.99 each

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Fluffy Feet

Fluffy slippers are an A/W staple and this year we’re coveting this slip-on pair from Beaconsfield boutique Heidi & Hudson. Made from 100% Australian sheepskin, they’re super-soft, stylish and come in a range of pretty colours.

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Luxe Loungewear

You can’t get much comfier than this cardigan/robe hybrid from The White Company – it’s basically a blanket with arms. Stylish and minimal design with dropped shoulders and deep pockets, it features a dash of luxurious alpaca wool for added warmth.

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Nothing says cosy than wrapping yourself in the biggest knit you can find. This gorgeous cardigan in autumnal tones is from new eco-luxe British knitwear brand Cara And The Sky. Available from Newbury's Fifi & Moose Boutique

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From Wokingham-based Maison Rustic, this soft herringbone pattern mohair throw hits all the right style notes and is perfect for adding a splash of subtle colour to your sofa. Layer up wth fluffy cushions for added texture.
£39 each

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A scarf so big it also works as a blanket. This super-soft winter warmer gives you a hygge hug whether you're snuggling on the sofa or whizzing out on the school run. It's by Berkshire's brilliant Gift Pop Boutique and comes in two colours.

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Woolly Wonder

Is there anything more cosy than a deliciously fluffy rug? We think not. This one from Bracknell-based sheepskin specialist Sheep Style is made from British sheep and is ideal for throwing over armchairs to up the comfort factor.

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Cosy Toes

Treat your toes to a pair of these merino wool socks from Hungerford business Roxtons. Available in seven colours, they're a lovely little luxury Christmas gift.

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