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March 29, 2017

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SPRING CLEAN YOUR CLOSET

Spring is officially here, and with it the perfect excuse to clean out your closet. Get a fresh start this season with these spring cleaning tips.

Spring Clean Your Closet

Stock Up On Storage

Loose items like purses and accessories quickly lose their shape and attract dust. Make the most of any space above and below your clothing racks with storage baskets and boxes. Opt for boxes with labels and save time when you’re hunting for your leather gloves next fall - Ikea offers dozens of affordable labeled options.

Care For Your Shoes

A winter's worth of road salt can really take its toll on leather and suede shoes. Before you toss out your favorite pair, take a look in your pantry - a little white vinegar is often all you need to dissolve the toughest salt stains. Follow up with polish or suede cleaner.

Clean Your Nuknuuk Slippers

After months of daily wear, your Nuknuuk slippers might also benefit from a quick cleaning with a damp (not wet) cloth.  We recommend using a suede cleaner or suede stone for more stubborn stains (wine or coffee anyone?).  Tackle any stains on the sheepskin lining with a gentle, non-enzyme soap and a soft brush or cloth, then let your slippers dry naturally for a day or two. Always avoid the dryer for your Nuknuuk slippers, as it can damage leather and suede.

Pay It Forward

Haven’t worn that sweater all winter? If you haven’t worn an item in ages, now’s the time to try it on and see if it still fits - you might find a few great pieces you’d forgotten about. Keep a large bag on hand for donations and drop them off at a local charity. Bonus: with more room in your closet, the clothes you do decide to keep will be much easier to find!

Treat Yourself

Now that you’ve taken stock of your wardrobe, is there anything you’re missing? If your closet is heavy on dark colors and neutrals, go ahead and treat yourself to a few fresh pieces for spring. Whether it’s a new spring jacket, a few pretty tops or even a new pair of Nuknuuk slippers, a touch of spring color will give you a lift whatever the weather.

Pink Nuknuuk Alexa slipper

February 10, 2017

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3 Simple Valentine’s Day Treats

Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to show your loved ones you care, whether through thoughtful gifts (cozy Nuknuuk slippers anyone?) or sweet little surprises. Here are three simple ways to make someone’s Valentine’s Day extra special.

Start the Day with A Valentine’s Breakfast

Valentine's Day Breakfast

Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year, but transforming your typical weekday breakfast doesn’t have to be complicated - all you need is a heart-shaped cookie cutter! Try toast with raspberry or strawberry jam, or your favorite frozen toaster waffles with fresh red berries. Of course, for a more elaborate weekend feast, heart-shaped pancakes are a Valentine’s classic.

Warm Up with Valentine’s Hot Chocolate

Valentine's Hot Chocolate

Here in Montreal, February 14th is still very much winter, whatever the groundhog has to say!   Warm up your loved ones with a cup of hot chocolate topped with a heart-shaped marshmallow.  You might spot them in your local bakery at this time of year, or make your own by slicing large white marshmallows. For the perfect cup of hot chocolate, chef Jamie Oliver recommends using top-quality chocolate and shaking the mixture in a tight-fitting thermos until it’s extra frothy.

Pop the Prosecco

Strawberry and Champagne Cocktail recipe

Nothing says “celebration” quite like bubbly, and this tempting cocktail recipe by Sinclair & Moore offers a new twist on a classic Valentine’s pairing: champagne and strawberries. Perfect for a romantic dinner or a fun-filled “Galentine’s” evening, this mouthwatering recipe is on our must-try list. Prefer not to mess with perfection? You can’t go wrong with a chilled glass of champagne or prosecco and strawberries on the side.

Looking for More Valentine’s Ideas?

His and Hers Nuknuuk Slippers

From simple to over-the-top, we’ve rounded up some of the prettiest Valentine’s Day ideas on Pinterest. Slip into something comfortable (we recommend our super cozy Nuknuuk slippers!) and check out our Pinterest board for more Valentine’s inspiration!

January 13, 2017

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The Nůknuůk Guide to Hibernating In Style

Skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing... We love outdoor winter fun as much as anyone!  But when the coldest January weather hits, sometimes the only thing to do is bundle up inside and wait it out.  Here are five of our favorite ways to hibernate in style.

The Nuknuuk Guide to Hibernating in Style

Put the Kettle On

Can’t decide between hot chocolate and a warm cup of tea? Snow Day by David’s Tea might just be your perfect brew. With peppermint, cacao nibs and dark chocolate drops it’s hard to image a more comforting cup (and who can resist the snowflake-shaped sprinkles!).

Pick Up a Page-Turner

From last year’s bestsellers to brand new fiction, now’s the perfect time to stock up on new reads.  Warm yet bittersweet, The Nest is more is more of a juicy family drama than the cozy title suggests - and begins with a record-breaking New York City snowstorm. Love a good thriller? The critically-acclaimed Before the Fall may be the can’t-put-it-down book for you.

Nuknuuk guide to hibernating in style

Pamper Yourself

During the holiday rush it can be hard to find five minutes to yourself, let alone enough time for a nice hot bath! So go ahead and indulge now with your favorite scented bubbles - try vanilla, citrus, or florals and imagine yourself someplace tropical. End your spa routine with a heavy duty moisturizer - think rich body butters and hand creams to combat dry winter skin.

Catch Up on Award-Winners

Having trouble keeping track of all the new TV channels (let alone shows!) out there? Last Sunday’s Golden Globes served as a handy guide to some of the best shows on television.  From sitcoms to crime dramas there were winners to suit all tastes. (P.S. If you haven’t seen the The Crown yet, stop what you are doing right now and head over to Netflix!).

Nuknuuk classic women's slipper

Warm Up in Nuknuuk Slippers

No day of hibernating would be complete without your favorite pair of warm and cozy Nuknuuk slippers. Don’t miss our new styles for 2017, including The Classic (our warmest slipper yet!) and our colorful new assortment of quality leather and sheepskin slippers and moccasins. 

December 29, 2016

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New Year, New Styles

It’s been an exciting few months at Nuknuuk, with the introduction of several new slipper styles. Heading into the New Year, we’re thrilled to offer our largest assortment yet, with five brand new slipper styles for women! Here’s your guide to the new Nuknuuk collection - wishing you all a warm and cozy start to 2017.

The Kiki Boot

If you love our Joy slipper, we think you’ll be as excited as we are about the Kiki women’s boot. Lined with 100% sheepskin, this snow-ready style is what you need for the coming cold months! To keep your boots looking their best and avoid salt stains, we recommend spraying the boots with a suede protector before heading outdoors. Available in grey or chestnut.

The Lacey Moccasin

Our second moccasin style in as many months, the Lacey moccasin features stylish leather laces.  Much like the Loulou moccasin, the Lacey is lined with 100% sheepskin for the ultimate in comfort, warmth and style.  Take your pick from four pretty shades: cornflower blue, indigo, sand, and violet.

The Alexa Slipper

Inspired by our popular Joy slipper, the Alexa gives you the same 100% sheepskin lining and practical indoor/outdoor sole. The fun, colorful knit exterior is available in three colors (blue, pink, and grey), and reminds us of our favorite winter sweaters - the perfect slippers for curling up on a cold day. 

The Zanzibar Slipper

Who said that slippers have to be plain Jane? The Zanzibar is perfect if you're looking for warmth, comfort, and something a little exotic in your slippers. Heat things up this January with this fun animal print; the sheepskin lining is every bit as cozy as those of our more traditional styles. 

 

The Classic Women’s Slipper

Step into our warmest slipper, the Classic! Winter drafts are no match for these warm and cozy slippers, which completely wrap your feet in comfort. The 100% sheepskin outer and lining will keep you comfortable in this practical, traditional slipper style. Available in chestnut or sand.

December 14, 2016

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Easy Holiday Cookies: Molasses Crackle-Tops

The Holiday season wouldn’t be the same without a few festive treats, from gingerbread houses to shortbread. Of course, between shopping for gifts and holiday parties, finding time to bake can be a challenge.

These festive molasses cookies strike the perfect holiday note, in an easy nut-free recipe that’s perfect for cookie swaps or kids’ parties. Sparkling with sugar and smelling like cinnamon and spice, this easy drop cookie recipe makes enough to share.

So throw on some holiday tunes, slip on your Nuknuuk slippers, and whip up a batch of this soon-to-be family favorite.

Molasses Crackle-Top Cookies

Molasses Crackle-Tops

Prep Time: 15 Minutes + 1 Hour Chill-Time 

Baking Time: 10 Minutes / Batch

Dry Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of cloves

Wet Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup of butter
  • 1 cup of sugar (+ ½ cup of sugar for coating)
  • 1 cup of fancy molasses

Topping:

  • ½ cup of sugar for coating

Method:

  • In a medium sized bowl, mix the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and cloves).
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy, then beat in the molasses.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix until just blended.
  • Divide the dough into two rounds and wrap with plastic wrap. Chill for at least one hour and up to three days in the fridge.
  • Heat oven to 375℉. Roll 1” balls of dough in sugar and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until evenly browned (Tip: do not overcook; the cookies should still be a bit soft when you take them out of the oven - they will firm up as they cool.)
  • Cool 1 minute and move to cookie racks to cool completely. Store tightly covered.
  • Makes about 5 dozen cookies
Make-Ahead Tip: Cookie dough rounds can be wrapped and frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
November 26, 2016

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The Nuknuuk Gift Guide

Cozy Gifts for Everyone On Your List

From the style-seeker to the comfort-lover, Nuknuuk has warm and cozy gift ideas for everyone on your list.

Nuknuuk Gift Guide

Gift Ideas for Him

For the Classic Guy

Maybe he picked up a pair at Costco or received them as a gift - chances are that ever since, the Ed is his go-to slipper. Whether he needs a second pair for the cottage or his favorite pair has seen better days, this classic leather slipper doesn’t disappoint.

Nuknuuk Ed Men's Slipper

For the Comfort King

On a cold winter’s day, there’s nothing quite like settling into your favorite chair and kicking up your (slipper-clad!) feet. A luxurious twist on our classic slipper, the Todd slipper features a genuine sheepskin insole for added comfort and warmth.

Nuknuuk Todd Men's Slipper

For the Connoisseur

From whiskeys to watches, sometimes only the best will do. So for the man on your list who appreciates the finer things in life, you can’t go wrong with the Spencer Slipper. This stylish new moccasin provides the ultimate in comfort and luxury, with a genuine suede exterior and sheepskin lining.

Nuknuuk Spencer Men's Slipper

Gift Ideas for Her

For the Comfort-Lover

If someone tells you she'd love a pair of Nuknuuks, chances are she’s talking about our bestselling Joy slippers. Available in six beautiful colours this holiday season, this classic style features a 100% sheepskin lining that will keep her warm on even the coldest winter days.

Nuknuuk Joy Ladies' Slipper

For the Stylish Woman

Style meets comfort in our luxurious new addition, the Loulou slipper. Featuring our famously cozy sheepskin lining, the sleek Loulou moccasin is available in grey or aubergine suede. For those looking for a slipper with a little extra style, the Loulou moccasin is at the top of our lists.

Nuknuuk Loulou moccasin

For Embracing the Cold

While we’re all for wearing our Nuknuuk slippers outdoors, winter conditions can sometimes require more serious snow gear. Looking for something to help her embrace the cold? Opt for a pair of our Sheila gloves! Bonus: the twin-faced sheepskin will protect her skin from drying winter winds.

Nuknuuk Sheila sheepskin gloves

November 12, 2016

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New Nůknuůk Moccasins for Men and Women

What's new for November? We’re celebrating slipper season with luxurious new moccasin styles for men and women... and an exciting new sweepstakes!  Here’s everything you need to know. 

Nuknuuk's Pin to Win Sweepstakes

Nůknuůk’s Pin to Win Sweepstakes

What better way to launch our new slipper styles than with a fun new Pinterest contest for Nuknuuk fans? Enter now for your chance to win one of three pairs of Nuknuuk slippers. Hurry, contest ends November 21, 2016!

Enter Nuknuuk's Pin to Win Sweepstakes now!

New! The Loulou Slipper

Just when you thought Nuknuuks couldn’t get any cozier, along comes a brand new moccasin style: the Loulou! Available in aubergine or grey suede in sizes 6-10, the Loulou is our most luxurious women’s slipper yet, for the the ultimate in comfort.

As with our bestselling Joy slipper, the Loulou’s 100% sheepskin lining is warm but breathable, allowing moisture to be quickly wicked away. And good news for those of you who like to wear your Nuknuuks all day long - the durable and light indoor/outdoor outsole means that you never have to part with your Nuknuuks - even outdoors!

Nuknuuk Slippers Loulou Moccasin

New! The Spencer Slipper

Two months after introducing the Todd slipper, we’re thrilled to offer a second sheepskin style for men: the Spencer. Lined with 100% sheepskin for a warm yet breathable fit, this ultra-comfortable men’s moccasin is available in grey or brown suede and in men’s sizes 8 to 11.

Nuknuuk Slippers Spencer Moccasin

With only six more weeks until Christmas, our new moccasins make the perfect holiday gift - so start making your list (or dropping hints) - the holiday shopping season has begun! You’ll find our Loulou and Spencer slippers in stores now at select Costco Canada locations. Online shoppers can take advantage of our free shipping on Nuknuuk orders to the continental United States and Canada.

Fit tip: Our moccasin slippers’ sheepskin lining should initially provide a snug fit.  The lining will pack down and mold to the shape of your foot to provide a comfortable, custom fit.

October 25, 2016

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Our Top 5 #Nuknuuk Moments this Fall

There’s nothing we like better than hearing from happy Nuknuuk customers, except maybe seeing your cozy slipper photos and videos on social media! Thanks to everyone who shared their #Nuknuuk moments with us this Fall - we look forward to seeing even more of your photos now that slipper season has begun. 

#5. Fall Colours 

Technically this photo is from 2015, but when we stumbled upon it recently we decided it would make the perfect Thanksgiving post for our Canadian fans! Thanks to Victoria Jean Wilson for the beautiful pic of her blue Joy slippers.

#4. Nuknuuks & Tea 

What could be cozier on a cold day than a pair of Nuknuuk slippers and a hot cup of tea? Thanks to photographer Tiffany Walde for capturing (and sharing) this peaceful #Nuknuuk moment.

 

#3. A Dog Named Miss Waffles

We knew slipper season had officially begun when we spotted this super cozy pic by Edmonton lifestyle blogger Justine, featuring her dog Miss Waffles and a pair of harvest-coloured Joy slippers

#2. A Very Successful Costco Run

When CHOM 97.7's Terry and Heather B. hit the Montreal Costco to stock up on Thanksgiving essentials, they came back with pots and pans, paper towels, and... a pair of Joy slippers! 

#1. Rock & Roll Slippers

We were thrilled to hear Heather B. was making the most of her Costco find, but felt Terry was missing out! Proving you're never too rock and roll to enjoy cozy slippers, this tweet was our top social media moment of the month. 

September 21, 2016

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5 Cozy Must-Haves for Fall

Tomorrow marks to official start of fall, and we couldn’t be more excited about the beginning of this super cozy season. Here are five autumn essentials we can’t live without.

Pumpkin spiced lattes: just one of our favorite ways to get cozy for fall!

1. Pumpkin Spiced… Everything

Over the past few years, fall has become synonymous with the return of that eagerly anticipated beverage: the pumpkin spiced latte.  With legions of followers and even it’s own Twitter account, it’s hard to beat the PSL for sheer devotion.  It’s secret? Nutmeg and a dash of cloves - the same delicious spices that lend a delicious fall twist to pumpkin pies, baking, and scented candles.  So whether or not you enjoy pumpkin in your coffee, fall is a little more delicious with a dash of spice.

2. Knockout Knits

Winter is long enough without pulling out our coats too early… Now’s the time to have a little fun with fashion and layer on the warmth with comfy, cozy sweaters.  Throw on a knit plaid cape for instant fall style, or pull on a oversized fisherman’s sweater for a timeless and cozy look.  Grey, harvest gold, and aubergine are three of our favorite fall hues (for slippers too!).

3. Cozy Slippers

Slip your feet into a pair of warm and cozy Nuknuuk slippers and you’ll wonder how you’ve managed without them!  With a 100% natural sheepskin lining and light, flexible cushioned outsole Nuknuuk slippers mold to the shape of your foot for a comfortable, custom fit. Fresh for fall 2016, we’ve added two new colors, grey and beige, to our popular Joy slipper, and a whole new sheepskin style for men: the Todd slipper.  

5 Cozy Must-Haves for Fall: Warm and cozy Nuknuuk slippers!

4. Comfy Throws

With the fall’s longer evenings, curling up with a good book is more tempting than ever! Transform a comfortable armchair or sofa into a cozy reading nook with a knit throw, and you’ll look forward to curling up each evening.  Snuggle up with your pet, your significant other, or both - and don’t forget your Nuknuuks!

5. Fall Colour

Transforming your space with seasonal touches doesn’t need to be expensive.  A bowl of miniature gourds makes a beautiful centerpiece - and a big impact - for just a few dollars, plus it won’t clutter up your storage once the season’s over. And while we could spend all afternoon perusing Pottery Barn for fall inspiration, HomeSense and Costco often offer great deals on seasonal table linens and decor.

Looking for more fall inspiration? Check out our Cozy for Fall board on Pinterest. 

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August 31, 2016

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Cool Nights, Slipper Season

Don’t get us wrong, we love summer as much as the next guy. With endless BBQs, swims and sunny days, sometimes summer feels like one long vacation.  But come the last days of August, there’s nothing better than waking up to fresh, crisp mornings, with a hint of fall in the air. Why? Two words: slipper season!

Nuknuuk slippers

Over the next few weeks, we’ll definitely be making the most of September’s warm sunny days, but we’ll be every bit as excited about the cooler evenings - the kind that invite you to throw on a pair of jeans, a warm sweater and your favorite Nuknuuk slippers. After all, when it comes to warmth and comfort, it’s hard to beat natural sheepskin for a super cozy, custom fit.

Relaxing with cozy Nuknuuk slippers

After months of fresh salads, ice cream, and cookouts, the cooler weather has us firing up our ovens and craving heartier foods. Luckily, the farmer’s markets are still overflowing with local produce, just the thing for delicious and seasonal soups, roasted vegetables and fruit pies.  Even our choice of beverage is influenced by the season… While a glass of rosé was our idea of heaven back in July, the thought of red wine with dinner is suddenly very appealing! And on cool September mornings, sitting out with a hot cup of coffee and cozy slippers on your feet is one of life’s little pleasures.

Back to school in Nuknuuk slippers

With the neighbourhood kids heading back to school, the sense of a fresh start and new beginnings is hard to resist. Whether you’ve been considering a new yoga class, art lessons or a challenging work project, September is often the time when motivation is at its peak. At Nuknuuk, we’re busy photographing the new fall collection and gearing up for slipper season with some exciting new arrivals which we can’t wait to share. Of course, like many of our Canadian customers, we’re equally pleased to see Nuknuuks back on the Costco floor for fall! 

Are you as excited about slipper season as we are? Let us know in the comments below!