Searches for heaters soar as the temperature drops

As temperatures around the country plummeted in May, the number of searches for heaters, merino clothing and electric blankets soared as Kiwis tried to get their mitts on a solution. 

Between the 1st and 29th of May there were more than 275,000 searches for heaters on Trade Me with a chilling 115,000 in the last 7 days alone. 

Electric blankets have also been in hot demand with more than 10,000 searches in last week - that's 27% more searches than last May.

Merino clothing was one of the most searched items last week with just over 51,000 searches in the last 7 days. 

There's no need to panic though, we've done the hard work for you and found four things to keep you warm this winter. 

USB cup warmer - you'll never let that cup of tea go cold again
Unicorn heated slippers - I mean, why not?
- Heated throw rug - cosy up on the couch and don't move until summer
Toe warmers - if you must venture out, at least make sure you have these