Before microwaveable heating pads and stick-on menstrual relief patches were in existence, hot water bottles were the MVPs in heat therapy. These tools are tried and true for soothing all sorts of discomfort and keeping you warm on a chilly day. But they’re especially helpful to have on hand when period cramps strike, as heat can help ease some of the pain associated with menstrual cramps.
They’re also pretty convenient when your electric outlet is nowhere near your couch, which most electric heating pads require.
Whether you don’t have a hot water bottle or just need a cozy cover for the one you already own, we rounded up eight different shopping options to consider.