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The 11 Best Warm Blankets

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After a long day of work, there’s nothing like coming home and curling up on the couch with a blanket. Regardless of the weather, there is something comforting about a soft blanket. And when temperatures drop, blankets can cut costs on heat and keep you comfortable at night. The best warm blankets are easy to wash and are designed from a material that makes them comfortable for the season. I’ve created a list of the best warm blankets on Amazon, from throws to bedding options. Here are a few things to keep in mind when shopping.

Material

  • Cotton: Blankets made of cotton are low maintenance and tend to be lightweight. They can be washed and dried easily. Most people think you can only use cotton blankets in the summer, but the thicker the weave, the warmer the blanket.
  • Wool: On the other end of the spectrum is wool. Wool is extremely warm and used by many campers and even the military. However, some wool blankets can be itchy, shed a lot, or have a strong odor. But, thanks to the fact that wool is thermoregulating, this is a great fabric for year-round use.
  • Synthetics: Blankets made with synthetic materials, like soft and fluffy fleece (which is typically made of polyester) or acrylic, are inexpensive and easy to wash; however, they’re not as durable over time as blankets made with natural materials, and might not be a good choice for hot sleepers.

Design & Care

I've included a few blankets that are more than just a cozy accessory. Heated blankets plug in and use insulated coils to distribute heat throughout the blanket. You'll also find a weighted blanket on this list, which many experts say can help with discomfort and anxiety. All of the blankets on this list are machine washable, but they each have specific washing instructions that should be followed so that your blanket lasts.

Get ready to get cozy with these warm blankets for every season, including several with thousands of reviews on Amazon.

1. A Fleece Blanket With A Serious Cult Following

This plush fleece blanket has a cult following with more than 85,000 perfect five-star ratings on Amazon. Beyond its obvious softness, this blanket comes in five sizes and 31 colors and it's made of microfiber polyester, which is resistant to fading. The synthetic material keeps the price affordable. As for care, you can wash this blanket, but it needs to be on a gentle cycle with cold water. Then tumble dry it, with no heat, to preserve the blanket over time.

Helpful Review: “Everyone that knows me well (even those who have never even experienced the greatness of this product) knows what I'm referring to when I say "cloud blanket" because I rave about this product so often! I own three different colors, all in the King size [...] The material is very very soft and warm.”

  • Available Sizes: 30 x 40 inches, 50 x 60 inches, 60 x 80 inches (featured), 90 x 90 inches, 108 x 90 inches
  • Available Colors: 31

2. A Warm Wool Blanket That Doesn't Shed

It’s hard to argue with just how warm wool keeps you, but many people shy away from this fabric because caring for it can be difficult. This wool blanket is made from 80% wool and 20% hypoallergenic synthetics to make it machine washable, plus it's pre-washed (three times) to eliminate shedding. The blanket itself is heavy at 4 pounds and will keep you warm, even if it gets wet, which makes it a camper’s dream. If you do machine wash this blanket, be sure to use detergent that is specifically designed for wool and wash it separately in cold water and then line dry. And if you prefer a warm blanket designed from 100% pure wool, this pick is a highly rated option made from Scandinavian wool that comes in soft shades of grey or moss green.

Helpful Review: “This is a very nice feeling soft, wool blend blanket. Wool blends stand up better to washing than 100% wool. Still, if you can, you should machine wash cold and hang dry whenever possible. That said, this blanket is thin, can be doubled over if necessary, and quite nice, offering different temperature needs. As an avid outdoorsman I will not hesitate to put this blanket through its paces. Excellent blanket for the price.”

  • Available Sizes: 64 x 88 inches
  • Available Colors: 1

3. This 100% Cotton All-Seasons Blanket

This 100% cotton blanket has a thicker weave than similar cotton options, with waffle square patterns and a medium-to-heavy 350 grams per square meter (GMS), making it perfect for year-round use. The manufacturer suggests washing the blanket as you normally would and tumble or hang-drying it. Note: this blanket was intentionally made slightly larger than traditional sizes to account for the inevitable shrinking. The natural fibers are breathable to help you from overheating. This cotton blanket is the perfect layer to add to your bedding as temperatures begin to drop.

Helpful Review: “I love this blanket! I prefer 100% cotton for all kitchen, bath and bedding linens and this blanket is just what I was looking for. I am a fussy shopper and I must have looked at every woven cotton blanket Amazon had to offer , then looked at them all again before settling on this one. I'm glad I did! It is perfect for these summer nights and with an added cover perfect in winter [...] IMHO if you are looking for an all-cotton, attractive blanket with a bit of heft to it but still very breathable, then this is a blanket you might want to consider.”

  • Available Sizes: Twin, Full/Queen (featured), King
  • Available Colors: 9

4. Editor’s Pick: A Heated Blanket With 10 Settings

On a really cold day, snuggling under a soft blanket is one of life’s greatest pleasure. Now add a heat function and you have heaven. This heated blanket has 10 settings so you can customize your cozy experience. It’s made of a polyester micro plush material that’s smooth and fuzzy. It’s so simple to use, with a push button and digital display controller. One reviewer raves about the pre-heat function, which gives you the option to turn it on and begin “heating up” before you get into bed. For safety purposes it has an auto-shut off at 10 hours, plus it's washable. The controller detaches from the blanket so you can throw it in the wash on warm water and tumble dry on low. Without turning on the heat function, this blanket could be used year round, but may get a little toasty in the summer.

Editor’s Note: “I love all of Sunbeam’s heated blankets (I have a few), but this one is made with a microplush exterior that feels so soft and warm. It has three temperatures you can choose from and automatic shut-off feature that’ll turn it off after three hours. It’s a fantastic purchase if you are always cold or live in a cold home.” — Amy Biggart

  • Available Sizes: Twin, Full (featured), Queen, King
  • Available Colors: 5

5. A Weighted Blanket With 10,000 Reviews

This warm weighted blanket comes in six different weights that range from 12 to 25 pounds, and, surprisingly, it is machine washable. This quilted blanket is designed with small pockets filled with glass beads that are evenly distributed to provide consistent comfort. It has nearly 10,000 reviews and a 4.6-star rating and many reviewers say it's soft, keeps the chill away on seriously cold days and nights, and stays put on your bed at night. For care: you can wash this blanket on the gentle cycle in cold water, then air dry it, but the manufacturer says hand washing is best.

Helpful Review: “This blanket is so nice!!! I tend to get cold easily at night and everyone else likes to keep the house cool, so I needed a big heavy blanky to crawl under when I’m freezing. I really didn’t expect the material to be this soft. The weight is really evenly distributed, like it’s sewn into place and will not bunch up over time. I like that the case it came in is reusable for storage too during the hottest parts of summer when it will go under the bed.”

  • Available Sizes: 48 x 72 inches, 60 x 80 inches (featured), 78 x 85 inches
  • Available Weights: 10, 12, 15 (featured), 17, 20, and 25 pounds
  • Available Colors: 1

6. A Luxe Faux Fur Throw Blanket

This soft and cozy faux fur throw blanket is made from polyester in a OEKO-TEX Standard 100 factory, which independently certifies textiles to ensure they're nontoxic right down to the yarn used. The highly rated blanket features luxe-looking faux fur that is made for lounging under, and it has more than 3,900 reviews. It looks glam over your chair but provides optimal warmth on cold nights, plus it's machine washable.

Helpful Review: "This throw is absolutely beautiful! A very well made piece, with a luxurious and rich look and feel to it. VERY SOFT material, front and back. Medium in weight, not ultra heavy, yet not at all flimsy or lightweight. This throw is definitely appropriate for all four seasons. The size is definitely accurate. Plenty big enough for a typical throw blanket. I highly recommend it, and would not hesitate in purchasing another. Very pleased!”

  • Available Sizes: 63 x 87 inches (featured), 50 x 60 inches
  • Available Colors: 3

7. This Reversible Sherpa Throw In A Fair Isle Print

Boasting a 4.8-star rating and a classic Fair Isle print, this warm reversible throw blanket features comfort on both sides — with brushed fleece on one side and sherpa on the other. It has more than 2,000 reviews, with many agreeing that it is super warm, but not too heavy, and that it's actually long enough to cover the tallest member of your household. It comes in five prints, including plaids if you prefer something other than Fair Isle. It's machine washable on a delicate cycle and is safe to tumble dry low.

Helpful Review: “This has been a great blanket for chilly days. I live in he Midwest and used it all winter when I needed a little extra warmth. It has been laundered a lot because my dogs love it too. It has held up really well given how many times it has been washed. I’ve been pleasantly surprised given how inexpensive it was.”

  • Available Sizes: 50 x 70 inches
  • Available Colors: 5

8. A Wool Camp Blanket From A Heritage Brand

Marrying the warmth of wool with the softness of cotton, this Pendleton blanket is an heirloom-quality piece that’s designed to last for years. It’s made from a blend of virgin wool and cotton that’s woven in Pendleton’s US-based mills, and it has a classic striped pattern that will never go out of style. Even though it’s on the pricier side, this blanket boasts a near-perfect 4.9 star overall rating on Amazon from over 1,300 shoppers, so you can be sure that it’s worth the investment.

Helpful Review: “This is the second Yakima Camp blanket I've purchased, and I couldn't be more pleased. If you're looking for a quality wool blanket and are on the fence about whether or not to go ahead and splurge on a Pendleton, do it!These blankets are softer and thicker than other less expensive wool blankets. Not scratchy at all, I was so impressed with how soft the other Camp blanket was that I actually bought this one as a personal blanket for lounging around and napping with. The quality is fantastic, the colors are beautiful and and I can easily see this blanket being still in use decades from now.”

  • Available Sizes: One size (66 by 54 inches)
  • Available Colors: 3

9. A Weighted Blanket With A Cozy Chunky Knit

Chunky-knit weighted blankets are a great way to stay cozy while reaping all the soothing benefits of a weighted blanket, and the Nuzzie is a great option. It’s available in Full, Queen, and King sizes, with weights ranging from 15 to 25 pounds, so you can find the perfect one for your bed. It’s made from 100% recycled polyester that provides an even distribution of weight, so there are no beads that could bunch up or clump in one area. Thanks to the open knit pattern, this blanket is also breathable, so it will keep you warm without overheating.

Editor’s Note: “This is one of my favorite blankets — I keep the Queen-sized version out in my living room for snuggling under during movie marathons. It’s really warm, and the weighted aspect makes it perfect to crawl underneath after a stressful day. It covers my whole bed when I want to sleep with it, which is a huge plus. My cat is also completely obsessed with this blanket, and loves being tucked into it.” — Carina Finn

  • Available Sizes: Full (15 pounds), Queen (20 pounds), King (25 pounds)
  • Available Colors: 3

10. This Blanket-Comforter Hybrid Made From Bamboo Viscose

If you want something that’s warmer than a standard blanket but more lightweight than a full comforter, try this blanket-comforter hybrid from Luxome. Perfect for anyone who doesn’t love polyester fabrics, this one is made from 100% bamboo viscose, so it’s soft, silky, and naturally helps to regulate body temperature. The Full/Queen size measures 90 by 96 inches, so it will fit over your bed with room to spare, and it also comes in a King/Cal King size.

Editor’s Note: “My husband sleeps hot and I’m always freezing, so we’re constantly looking for blankets that offer a happy medium. We sleep under this Luxome blanket almost every night, usually layered underneath a weighted blanket. It keeps me warm enough that I can sleep with the window open, even in the winter, and since it doesn’t get *too* hot, my husband doesn’t kick it off in the middle of the night. If you’re on the hunt for a compromise blanket, look no further!” — Carina Finn

  • Available Sizes: Full/Queen, King/Cal King
  • Available Colors: 5

11. This Waffle-Woven Fleece Blanket With Thousands Of Fans On Amazon

This fleece blanket has a waffle texture for maximum cozy vibes, and it comes in so many colors, you might find yourself ordering multiples so you never have to share. Made from 280 GSM flannel fleece, it’s ultra soft, lightweight, and warm. Both sides of this blanket have a velvety texture, and it comes in six different sizes, ranging from a small 30-by-40-inch option to an extra-large 90-by-104-inch size.

Helpful Review: “This blanket is literally as soft as a bunny rabbit. It’s identical on the front and back with a nice sturdy hem. I bought this for a throw for my family room. I love it so much I’m ordering a second blanket for a bedroom throw. It’s drapes beautifully “ just like the picture shows“ and it’s very snuggly without being too hot. I made the right choice.”

  • Available Sizes: 30 x 40 inches, 40 x 50 inches, 50 x 70 inches (featured), 90 x 66 inches, 90 x 90 inches, 90 x 104 inches
  • Available Colors: 23

Also Nice: A Lightweight, Decorative Throw Blanket

A stylish throw blanket that looks lovely over your couch is even better when it's warm and functional. This acrylic blanket is soft, lightweight, and affordable. It has a classic chevron and stripe print and a fringe hem. It’s a crowd favorite, boasting more than 10,000 reviews and a 4.6-star rating. It’s worth mentioning that this blanket is a little tricky to care for. If machine washed, it should be washed alone, in cold water, on a gentle cycle; then tumble dry on low and ironed. It comes in 19 colors that include soft pinks and corals, as well as brighter hues like teal and deep purple.

Helpful Review: "If you're looking for a nice pop of color in a neutral room — this is it! [...] Aside from the color, I absolutely love the pattern, which adds a simple but noticeable texture over clean white sheets. The throw is lightweight enough that I can see myself using it over the summer but warm enough to keep me cozy in-between seasons.

  • Available Sizes: 50 x 60 inches (featured), 60 x 80 inches
  • Available Colors: 19

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