Canada Goose Jacket
Canada Goose Jackets. Yes, with their stupid arm patch they are super trendy. But sometimes things are popular for a reason. I own this coat and can easily say it's the warmest, best built winter coat out there. In fact, I can only wear it when it's truly cold out or I'll overheat. But man, on those days, I love love love this coat. It is expensive, particular on Amazon. So although this is the style I got, I'd highly recommend looking for end of season sale.
True story, there was one year that my husband and I gifted each other for our anniversary nothing but SmartWool socks. And we were both thrilled about it. These are the best warm weather socks out there. And they're the type of thing you consistently will grab. I particularly like the thinner ladies version, which run about $19. But I have found these once and awhile at TJMAx. Otherwise, some color/size combos go on sale on Amazon through this page.
Smartwool Thick Socks
For heavy duty outdoor days (skiing, hiking etc), I like this weight smartwool sock. It's a little much for just day to day, but chasing toddlers in the snow, this might be good. Around $19.
Casual Winter/Fall Boots
These are my go-to casual winter and fall boots. They're from Bogs and they're waterproof, slip on, and look great with jeans. I love them. They're $179. They say rain boots, but they're lined with faux fur, so I've been plenty toasty in them.
Have you ever thought "gee, I'd love a pair of mittens that can actually make my hands sweat in the winter...in a good way"? Well, then these are the gloves for you. Yes, they're technical and kind of hideous, but hot damn are they warm. My husband got these for me, and every time when I'm walking my commute in snowy Boston, I think about how much I love him for buying them for me. They're around $130, so another "investment piece", but well worth it for warm fingers in my opinion.
I would qualify my sun lamp as "winter gear" because Seasonal Affective Disorder is real. At least I know everyone in my office gets GRRRUMPY during the winter. But I got this three years ago and have noticed a marked difference in how I feel during the winter. I did a ton of research on the type of light you do and do not want, and this one fit all of my requirements. Plus it's relatively small (smaller than a sheet of paper) so I can keep it on my office desk. The best time to use it is early.