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Top winter buys

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Merino bliss

Snuggle up this winter with Babu’s Merino Wide Rib Blanket (NZ$145). Made from 100 per cent merino wool sourced from New Zealand and Australia, this is the perfect throw for your couch or on a single bed for extra warmth. www.babu.co.nz

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Cosy candle

While summer is the time for fresh florals and ocean scents, in winter we love to spice things up. One of our favourites for stress relief is the Yankee Candle Aromatherapy Spa in Cinnamon and Frankincense ($19.99). Blending essential oils of warm cinnamon and meditative frankincense, the smooth fragrance creates the perfect mood for blissful relaxation. www.yankee.net.au

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Perfect brew

They say you can taste the love in food, and we think it’s also true for tea. Our latest find is Aussie boutique brand Truly Tea – their hand-blended teas and tisanes are something out of the ordinary, with all ingredients ethically sourced from socially responsible tea plantations in Sri Lanka and the Daintree Rainforest region. Try the Truly Tea Lemongrass and Ginger Tisane ($22) – not only is it delicious but calming for the nerves and soothing for the digestive system. For the perfect brew, use one teaspoon per 200ml of just-boiled water and infuse for four to five minutes. www.trulytea.com.au

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Go with the grain

If you love a bowl of warm porridge on these chilly mornings, why not mix things up with a super-nutritious new blend? Hana Porridge ($15.50) is packed with seeds and wholegrains, including chia seeds, linseed, buckwheat, rice bran and quinoa flakes – giving you a hearty dose of vitamins, minerals, fibre, antioxidants, amino acids, enzymes and phytonutrients. www.kapaipuku.com

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Afternoon Tea

Ward off the chills on cold winter days with this delightfully light chai-style blend. Aphroditea Spicy Delight ($22) is a mix of black tea, aniseed, caraway, ginger, liquorice, cardamom, cinnamon, pepper and cloves. The stimulating effects of black tea and cinnamon make this a great tea for an afternoon pick-me-up. Love the beautiful packaging too. www.aphroditea.com.au

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