HOT WATER BOTTLES
SNUGGLE UP Faux fur, £4, Primark
The arrival of the bitterly cold winds may have caught you unawares after weeks of unseasonably warm weather, so curl up with a comforting hot water bottle. This faux fur number from Primark is beautifully understated and surprisingly inexpensive.
CONSTANT COMPANION Lulu Guinness kooky cat hot water bottle, £45, Amara
What could be better than a furry friend to curl up on your lap on a chilly evening? Well, this one doesn’t have claws, for a start. It’s quirky, it’s luxurious and it’s Lulu Guinness — what more can you ask?
UNABASHED LUXURY Jasper faux fur amber hot water bottle, £19.60, Laura Ashley
When fleece isn’t enough, choose faux fur. When faux fur isn’t enough, choose extra deep, extra thick, extra everything faux fur. All that luxury and it’s machine washable too.
UNDERSTATED STYLE Grey suedette hot water bottle, £10, Sainsbury’s
The shops are awash with pink hot water bottles, fluffy hot water bottles and unicorn hot bottles, but sometimes less is more. This chic and low-key version picks up on one of the big autumn/winter trends — tweed — yet packs a sensory punch with its suedette finish.
SOFT AND LUXURIOUS Hana hot water bottle, £24, Oliver Bonas
Luxury velvet and Scandi style all in one deliciously warm package. If faux fur isn’t your bag, this beautiful deep green velvet bottle is just that little bit different — it’s embroidered with colourful florals and a playful cat.