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Cold Hands? Why Reusable Gel Hand Warmers Make A Great Gift

Updated on June 3, 2013
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Say Goodbye To Cold Hands!

For many people, the cold winter months are not welcome. The discomfort of cold winter days and the unpleasant feeling of cold hands can be avoided by some extent by wearing gloves but sometimes, and for a lot of people, additional warmth for their hands would be very welcome.

For many, avoiding going outside when it is cold is not an option so any extra comfort will make it more bearable. This comfort can be found in the shape of reusable gel hand warmers. Hold them in your hands, or to retain their heat for longer keep them in your pockets for instant relief from the effects of the cold. And these small gel packs don’t have to be just for the hands.

They can be slipped into socks or boots or held to achy areas of the body to provide relief. For those who choose to spend time in the great outdoors, such as those enjoying sports and pursuing outdoor activities, these additional sources of warmth when the weather is cold can still be welcome and make the fun even more enjoyable.

Many people suffer from cold extremities, either from poor circulation or other medical conditions, or achy joints and muscles. These small heat sources can bring that extra bit of relief from the pain or discomfort.


The details

Reusable gel hand warmers are small pads or packs that release warmth and can be used to keep your hands warm. They are great value, with prices often less than $£10 a pair and can be reused many times. They are filled with a gel substance that produces the heat. Inside this gel is a small metal disc. By snapping the metal disc inside, the gel crystallizes and within seconds the pads warms up.

Depending on the product, the heat from these hand warmers will last from between 20 minutes to 1 hour. If they are kept inside pockets or beneath clothing, the heat generated will last longer than if exposed to the elements. The heat generated is about 55 degrees centigrade, warm enough to give some much welcome relief to those cold fingers.

To reuse, simply put them into a boiling pan of hot water. After about 10 to 20 minutes the gel will become clear again and the hand warmers are ready to use when next needed. They can be used up to 100 times, meaning they really are great value for money.

These hand warmers are ideal for outdoor sports such as golf or skiing, and for outdoor pursuit activities including hiking and camping. Even a casual walk in the cold winter months can made more pleasant by dipping your hands into your pockets and enjoying the warmth that emanates from these warm pads.

Due to their ability to be activated when needed, these gel hand warmers are a handy piece of kit for emergency situations; getting lost while on a hike in poor conditions, or breaking down in your car and waiting for the emergency services to arrive. Keep a pair of these in your pack or the glove box of your car, for that extra peace of mind.

Even the everyday commute to work can be made that little bit more pleasant. Prepare them either the night before or while you are having breakfast, and have lovely warm hands when arrive at your desk. No having to stand by the radiator or blowing on them to warm your fingers up before you can start work.

Although called hand warmers, they are also good for aching joints, cold extremities, or those with tired and aching muscles, perfect for that bit of heat relief to muscles after a hard training session or strenuous game.

An original gift

Know someone going on their holidays to a cold country or in the winter season? Maybe they’re going on a skiing break? Give them gel hand warmers as a gift and their holiday memories won’t be filled with experiences spoilt by cold hands. They take up hardly any space when packing and will add very little to the luggage weight.

Buying someone reusable gel hand warmers shows you care about them and have thought about how they would benefit. They will be reminded of your kindness each time they click the little metal discs inside the warmers and enjoy the heat provided. These little pockets of joy are ideal gifts. They are inexpensive, and because of their size, are ideal stocking fillers at Christmas. They also make for an ideal gift that needs to be posted, as the cost of delivery will be low due to their size and shape.

Different designs are widely available, suiting different tastes and lifestyles. Novelty designs in cartoon characters, or different animals will appeal to children of all ages. For sporty types and those who enjoy outdoor activities, sports and outdoor pursuits companies make various designs that won’t look out of place with the rest of your kit.

For an original gift idea that shows that you care and have considered their needs, reusable gel hand warmers can be an ideal choice.


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    • jasmith1 profile image

      Adrian Smith 5 years ago from UK

      Hi Peter, my pleasure - I love these devices, small and easy to use and yes you can warm up your feet with them too! :) Jen

    • Peter Geekie profile image

      Peter Geekie 5 years ago from Sittingbourne

      Thank you Jasmith1

      I use these great little devices which you can place anywhere on your person with a little imagination.

      kind regards peter