There’s just something about snuggling up with a heated blanket that really hits the spot in the fall and winter. It’s the epitome of at-home relaxation and coziness. Sure, you can throw on a hoodie or sweater to keep warm on those cold days. But if you really want to feel nestled in a cocoon, a heated blanket is the way to go.
From super soft sherpa to micro-fleece, there are so many styles to help you keep nice and toasty. However, keeping you warm isn’t the only benefit to having an electric blanket in your bedroom. In fact, much like a heating pad, these blankets can help naturally soothe minor aches and pains (like period cramps and pulled muscles). Not to mention, they’re great for regulating your body’s temperature if you tend to get chilly throughout the night.
At the same time, you should always exercise caution. Although many blankets have auto-shut off features and adjustable heat settings, they still may pose a fire hazard if you’re not careful or watchful.
To help you decide which ones are worth to be on your couch this season, take a look at these top picks below.
The best heated blankets and throws
For the times when you just want to curl up like a ball and get cozy, this Tefici heated throw is here for you. Made with incredibly soft flannel, this small heated throw blanket is wonderfully basic in its design. It has only three heat settings, ranging from 95 to115 degrees. The blanket also heats up quickly and turns off after four hours of use, and it’s machine-washable.
This dual-sided Bedsure blanket is definitely one that you’ll be reaching for during the rainy season. On one side, you have this ultra-comfy flannel fabric. And on the other side, you get this super soft sherpa that feels like smooth cotton against your skin. The blanket comes in twin size and has six adjustable heat settings. It also evenly distributes heat thanks to the special elongated wires.
While this L.L. Bean heated blanket is a bit of a splurge, if you own L.L. Bean products, then you know the brand prioritizes quality and comfort. This heated twin blanket really does have a lot to offer in terms of comfort and ease: Its Primalush top layer feels heavenly soft and also features an insulating layer that is engineered to reflected warmths back to your body, while the Velvetloft bottom layer has channels that direct the flow of heat so that it’s evenly distributed. And while it may be warm, it’s not bulky—so it can easily travel from room to room, or on a trip. It has five adjustable heat settings and “ultra-thin wires” to make it’s easier to lay on and use.
Also available in queen and king sizes.
If you’re looking for a blanket to layer on your bed for some extra warmth, this Beautyrest micro fleece blanket may be worth considering. The queen size comes with two controllers and has a 10-hour auto-shut off, which comes in handy for taking longer naps. It also has not one, not two, but 20 different heat settings to help maximize comfort.
Fleece is always a good option during the cold winter days. It’s soft, cozy, and warm—just like this Sunbeam blanket. The blanket is designed with Thermofine Wiring, which is a proprietary safety system that senses and adjusts heat in order to give you continuous warmth without overheating. Its OneSet controller features five heat settings and a 10-hour auto shut-off feature. Not to mention, it has a detachable controller so you can easily toss it into the wash when it gets dirty.
Lower your heating bill with this super cozy Biddeford blanket. Its polyester material will help you stay warm throughout the day and during your long breaks. The blanket has 10 heat settings and comes in an array of different colors including cloud blue, grey and sage green. Plus, it comes with an auto shut-off feature, so you don’t have to worry whether or not you left it on. Not only is this blanket tested by a third party to ensure it’s top-of-the-line safe, but it’s also machine-washable and dryer-safe.
Originally $52.99, on sale for $49.68
When it comes to snuggling, this Beautyrest shawl is a safe (literally—it comes with an auto shut-off feature) bet. It’s a classic throw blanket made with microlight polyester fabric that is super soft and meant to be draped around your shoulders. Wear it at your WFH office (or office-office—buildings get chilly, we get it), or on your couch while you watch movies. Designed to distribute heat evenly, you’ll never experience super hot spots, and you can choose from three levels of heat to get it just right.
Originally $199.99, on sale for $126.20
For those who don’t want a lot of heat but still want to stay warm, peep this micro-fleece blanket. Designed to evenly distribute heat, this blanket has thin wires that are “virtually undetectable,” according to the product description, so it won’t leave you feeling bulky. It also featured a patented low-voltage technology that is safe around moisture, pets, and doesn’t emit EMFs. You can also machine-wash this one and tumble dry on low.
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