During the winter season, cold temperatures can wreak havoc on outdoor activities. Dealing with frozen hands is uncomfortable. Reusable hand warmers are excellent alternatives to disposable warmers that may need batteries or electricity. Another incentive for using reusable hand warmers is the fact that they are portable, making the outdoors a lot more comfortable. Below are five Etsy shops that have a variety of eco-friendly hand warmers.
Gracie Lynne Designs
Grace is the Etsy shop owner of Gracie Lynn Designs. Her flannel hand warmers are approximately 3″ x 3″ and come filled with flaxseed, lavender, roses or chamomile. The hand warmers are available in plain flannel or fun designs. Gracie also includes the directions for heating the hand warmers, as well as instructions for using them as cold packs! They are $5 each plus shipping, which is set at a very reasonable cost.
Being a huge fan of argyle, the Modern Shop caught my attention with their funky hand warmer prints. You can choose from argyle, retro dots or peace sign patterns. The hand warmers are sold in sets and created with soft fabrics. The directions for warming in the microwave are provided. I love the idea of warming up your mittens in the hand warmers prior to wearing them. The sets are available for $7.50, worldwide shipping available.
Loumms Makes More
Based out of the United Kingdom, Louisa and Emmms have a wonderful selection of reusable warmers at their Etsy shop, Loumms Makes More. Their hand warmers come in a wide variety of patterns which can be found under the ‘wheat bags’ category. The hand warmers come in packs of two and buyers can choose unscented or infused with lavender, orange blossom or rosewood essential oils. $12.50 for the set, worldwide shipping available.
Boo Boo Zoo
All of the Happy Hands Hearts are colorful hand warmers shaped like hearts. You can select different fabric patterns, such as butterflies, ladybugs, tie die, skulls, popsicles and much more! Each set of Happy Hands Heart Pals will easily warm up by popping them into the microwave for just 10 seconds. The set of warmers are $3.00 and shipping is offered worldwide. Boo Boo Zoo is based in Austin, Texas.
Sarah is the crafting queen behind the Etsy shop, Bennyville. If you are looking for unique hand warmers, you will be pleasantly surprised with her rice dolls. The washable outer coverings of each rice doll are in the shape of an animal, like a mischief kitty, a French bulldog and bears. She describes these heating pads, “They are filled with rice, soothing peppermint, and sea salt to encourage blood circulation when heated. It has a triple use: Can be used hot, cold, or as a toy! Amazing!” These lovely warmers are $16 each.