Treats to make the winter bearable

Here are our picks for great new gadgets and treats — just for you!

Power pack ($80): Protect just about any smartphone from tumbles and boost its battery life by 80 percent with the Juice Pack Helium case (

We can't resist ($28): Earmuff headphones that stay put while keeping ears toasty. And these have GHRI-approved sound quality! (

Happy feet ($38): Seven pairs of cotton-blend socks, done up in unexpected, uplifting color combinations, will keep your tootsies cozy and chic from workdays to weekend (

Clean screen ($15 for three packs): Pretty pouches each hold 15 electronics wipes to de-germ computers, phones and lenses (

Wrist watch ($130): A personal trainer on hand: Jawbone's Up bracelet and app ( track how you sleep, eat and move so you can keep that get-fit resolution.

Lives entwined ($28): Sue Monk Kidd's novel "The Invention of Wings follows the fraught relationship of a wealthy girl and her maid in 19th-century Charleston.

Ear candy ($38): Glittering crystal-and-abalone shell danglers are so chic, you'll plan your whole New Year's look around them (

Amped up ($180): The Mini Jambox speaker delivers giant sound (think iTunes, Pandora, Spotify) from any Bluetooth-ready device in a jewel box of a package (

Take note ($25): Screens stay smudge-free when you use this chic stylus to tap and swipe (

Sweet heat ($5): Yummy dark chocolate is tinged with tastebud-tingling cayenne pepper (Whole Foods Market).

Hot stones ($25): The crystal cabochons dotting a gold-tone stretch bracelet will add style points to your 2014 workwear (Coldwater Creek).

Pillow talk ($25 and $35): For a speedy sofa makeover, add one of these touchable buys: a cozy cable-knit pillow (HomeGoods) or a nubby wool felt one (

Pause and reflect ($25): Turn off your phone, and this mirrored screen protector ( lets you primp.

Ruby slippers ($40): On-trend and so comfy: Ankle-strap faux-patent-leather Mira flats ( are the ideal shade of red.