After the holidays come and go, the realization that you have to freeze through another two months with no holiday cheer to keep you warm takes hold. You wear 32 layers and trudge to work wondering why you don't live in a warmer climate.
How do you keep yourself warm during these gray, snowy months? Soup! Soup is the answer. Make up a big batch and bring some to your dinner table, bring some to your couch, and bring the rest to your indoor fort. (Yes, we strongly urge you to build an indoor blanket fort!)
Because soup isn't the most portable thing in the world (spills!), we've rounded up 10 awesome thermoses that will prevent leaks, keep your soup hot, and serve as a vessel for you to eat out of. All you need now is some soup.
- Vacuum-Insulated Bottle, $50 at Stanley: This rugged bottle from Stanley is not only indestructible — it also holds two quarts of liquid and will keep your soup hot for a whopping 32 hours. The insulated lid doubles as a cup, so you don't even need a spoon.
- Autoseal Transit Mug, $25 at Contigo: This mug was made for your morning coffee, but because it's outfitted with specially engineered autoseal technology, it's perfect for transporting all liquids, including soup. The top is even outfitted with an extra guard that covers the spout, so you don't have to put your mouth on something that has been exposed to the elements.
- Thermos Stainless Steel King Bottle, $24: This traditional thermos (made by the company that bears its name) will keep liquids hot for 24 hours, has a 40-ounce capacity (that's a lot of soup!), and has an insulated cap that doubles as a cup.
- Kanpai Bottle, $59 at Huckberry: This sleep bottle clocks in at 13 ounces (the perfect capacity for a sensible lunch) and it comes with multiple lids — notably a tumbler lid (when you want to use it for coffee) and two lids that are spoutless, for guaranteed leak-free transportation.
- Sipp Vacuum Food Jar, $28 at The Mighty Nest: If you mean business and are actually going into the office, you might need this 16-ounce jar; it will keep food hot for five hours (and cold for nine), and has an unbreakable seal to prevent leaks.
- Rambler, $30 at Yeti: Yeti makes the most coveted coolers on the market, so it makes sense they've parlayed their insulation expertise into portable bottles. The Rambler has double-wall vacuum insulation to keep hot liquids hot and cold liquids cold, and a handle built into the leak-proof cap for easy transportation.
- Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug, $24: The most beautiful bottle you've ever seen just might be this minimalist mug from Japan-based Zojirushi. It'll keep beverages hot or cold for six hours and features a flip lid that disassembles completely for thorough cleaning.
- Onward & Upward Bottle, $46 at Izola: Keep things positive with this inspirational phrase.
- Mizu Vacuum Bottle, $45 at Jet: This bottle will hold up to 33 ounces of liquid while still maintaining a slim profile. The bottle's inner walls are lined with copper — which keeps contents hotter (or colder) for 30 percent longer than most bottles — and the three-piece design makes for easy pouring, cleaning, and eating.
- FOOGO Vacuum Food Jar, $18: Made with your lunch in mind, this wide jar will keep food warm for up to five hours, has a vacuum seal, and rubber grips for easy handling.