It’s finally fall, the season of candles, sweaters, blankets and pumpkin spiced lattes. While it may be hot outside right now, pretty soon the Omaha area will be blanketed with snow. So if you’ve been waiting for an excuse to pull out your oversized scarves or snuggle up with a cup of hot tea—now’s your chance!
To help you get ready for the colder weather, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite local Omaha businesses that are currently selling “cozy” items for you to enjoy this season. Whether you’re looking for a new seasonal candle to spruce up your home or a few new blankets to keep you warm on those cold fall evenings, these products will add a bit of extra comfort to your season. Happy fall!
Photo courtesy of The Dundee Candle Company
One of our favorite parts of autumn is all the amazing scents! It just isn’t fall without the smell of cinnamon, cloves, apples and pumpkins wafting through our homes. So when it comes time to cozy up your home for the season, don’t miss the candles! There are plenty of places in the Omaha area where you can get locally made candles in a variety of scents. But if you’re looking for a truly special experience—head to Dundee Candle Company. This new Dundee business is set to open on October 16th and will give you the chance to create your own custom candle from over 80 scents, which will definitely include some of our fall favorites. Follow them on Facebook to keep up with their journey and to be notified when they open this season!
It’s finally sweater weather, which means you’ll need a few new cozy additions to your wardrobe! Enter Pishon Boutique, one of our favorite places in Omaha for stylish women’s clothing in a wide range of sizes and styles. Whether you’re on the hunt for a light, everyday sweater for lounging around the house or you want a heavy-duty cardigan that can get you through the coldest of fall days—you’ll find it here.
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While they may be covered by shoes most of the time, there’s just something about wearing cozy, comfortable socks around the house that makes us feel all warm and fuzzy. Luckily, just a short drive away in Lincoln, Jilly’s Socks n’ Such is a boutique dedicated to creating soft, adorable socks for the whole family! Pumpkins, koalas, golf clubs, teeth, violins, flamingos — you name it and Jilly’s has put it on a sock. Click here to shop their stock and to read about their fun sock subscription service that brings a new pair of socks to your door every month.
A plush throw blanket from Spruce
One of the best ways to decorate your space for fall is to add more blankets! Not only do they help add warmth and comfort to open spaces, they’re also a good accessory for whenever there is an unbeatable chill in the air. Thankfully, Spruce, one of the most popular local home decor shops in Dundee, is packed full of interesting and cozy throws you’ll want to wrap around you all season long. While you can’t shop their stock online just yet, they are currently working on setting up an online marketplace so you can peruse their offerings from the comfort of your own home.
And a few new throw pillows from Fluff Interiors
Photo courtesy of Fluff Interiors
Throw blankets and pillows go together like peanut butter and jelly. So after you’ve visited Spruce and stocked up on new throws, head over to Fluff Interiors. Offering affordable prices along with an incredibly friendly staff, Fluff is the perfect place for plush throw pillows, cozy blankets, interesting wall decor, furniture and so much more. Click here to explore their current selection and to see some examples of their incredible interior design work.
There’s nothing worse than stepping out of the shower and into the frigid cold air of the bathroom. To avoid that ice-cold shock to your system, you’ll need a luxurious bathrobe to keep you nice and warm. The Linen Gallery, located in Countryside Village, has several robe offerings that will help cozi-fy your shower routine. Click here to explore the robes they currently have in stock along with their cushy towels, fancy soaps and heavy quilts that would all make perfect additions to any fall day.
A bag of loose leaf tea from The Tea Smith
Snuggling up under the covers with a good book and a cup of tea is one of our favorite fall pastimes. Make your cozy weekend mornings better with a locally curated tea blend from The Tea Smith, one of the area’s finest tea destinations. While their hundreds of perfectly blended loose-leaf creations can leave you overwhelmed, their knowledgeable staff will be able to help you find the perfect blend. Stop by their cafe to pick a bag out in person, or head to their website and peruse their list of featured fall flavors, which includes flavors like Almond Biscotti, Applejack Festival and Cranberry Creme.
Or some locally roasted coffee from Amateur Coffee
If tea isn’t your thing, visit one of Omaha’s many spectacular coffee roasters to grab a bag of the good stuff. One of our favorites is Amateur Coffee, a local specialty roastery that creates delicious coffee that is just as vibrant as the bags they sell it in.
You’re going to need a brand new mug to drink all that tea and coffee in! While Muglife Coffee offers delicious coffee, cold brew, pastries and more, today we’re featuring their selection of beautiful local mugs. Cute, stylish and functional, Muglife has some of the best coffee mugs in town—perfect for cozy fall mornings and all of your beverage-centered Instagram posts.
One of the smallest and easiest ways to pamper yourself is to invest in a new bar of fancy soap. Benson Soap Mill, a spectacular, independent Omaha soap company, creates incredible bars of soap, foaming hand soap, bath bombs, and more to help add a little fun into your hand washing and bathing routine. This season, don’t miss scents like Orange Tree, Coffee Scrub and Chai Blend!
Photo courtesy of The Bookworm
If you don’t snuggle up under the covers with a warm beverage and a good book on a cool day—is it even fall? If social distancing has taken a toll on your home library, you might need to make a trip to a local bookstore. We recommend The Bookworm, a warm and inviting bookish destination with hundreds of books for you to choose from. Click here to peruse their book selection online. They are currently offering free curbside and in-store pickup and free local delivery.
For some, getting cozy means indulging in some self care. If that’s you, make sure to stock up on local bath products for the next time you need a little pampering! Graceful Bodies Bath Products is an all-natural skin and body care product line made with shea butter, mango butter, cocoa butter, vitamin A and other enriching ingredients. You can usually find their products at local craft events and expos or you can message them directly on Facebook to place an order.
Picture this: you’re sipping a mug full of local pumpkin-flavored coffee, wrapped in your favorite cozy blanket with the sounds of 1960s jazz drifting throughout your living room. Doesn’t that sound like the perfect fall morning? To achieve it, you’re going to need some spectacular vinyl—and we know just where to get it. Homer’s Music, located on Howard Street, offers Nebraska’s largest selection of new and used CDs, vinyl records, DVDs and more. Click here to start building your fall music collection!
What local products did we miss? Let us know all about them in the comments below!