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Wrapping up in a warm blanket is cozy in its own rite, but an electric blanket? Well, that’s bound to keep you toasty, no matter how cold it gets. That’s why it’s always nice to have a heated blanket or two in your home, especially if you live someplace where the temperatures dip below freezing.
Whether you’re looking for a posh throw to toss on a chair, a dual-controlled layer to spread on your bed, or an oversized blanket to wrap around you, plus one (or more), there are plenty of styles perfect for keeping and gifting. Plus, they'll keep you warm and cozy this winter while you social distance with loved ones outdoors.
Here, the best electric blankets.
Come winter, there are few things more festive than buffalo check decor. As a top name in home tech, it’s no wonder that Brookstone’s heated throw is well-loved by buyers, making it a great option to gift or keep for yourself.
The plug-in controller allows you to choose from four heat levels, and after four hours, it automatically turns off. But perhaps the best part about this blanket is that at 50 by 60 inches, it’s big enough to wrap up in, or if you’re feeling generous, to share.
If you’re looking for an electric blanket to warm up your bed, you’ll love how L.L. Bean’s Wicked Cozy Blanket comes in twin, full/queen, and king sizes. Even better, the larger sizes have two separate zones, each with its own controller, which is ideal if you share a bed and only one of you is a cold sleeper.
Simply switch on this blanket a few minutes before bed, and by the time you crawl in, it’ll be nice and toasty. The Wicked Cozy is available in neutral cream and gray, so it'll match a variety of decor styles.
A famous name in premium blankets, this Woolrich electric blanket is a guaranteed win. Measuring 70-by-60-inches, it comes in three nostalgic plaid patterns (red, brown, and grey) on one side, plus fluffy white plush on the other. All in all, it’s festive for fall, the winter holidays, and beyond.
This pick comes with three heat settings and automatically shuts off after two hours.
Measuring 60 by 70 inches, this huge blanket is big enough to fit the whole family on movie night. Perfect for fans of a Moroccan motif, this pattern adds a touch of style while remaining classic enough to blend with pre-existing decor.
This throw has three heat settings and is equipped with technology that ensures an even and consistent flow of heat. It also turns off automatically after two hours for added peace of mind, especially for spontaneous nappers.
This fleece pick by Sunbeam has an impressive 10 heat settings for optimum temperature control, and if you want it to warm all night long, it stays on for 10 hours before automatically switching off.
The blanket comes in seven earthy colors and four sizes: twin, full, queen, and king. For those who want heating options and an extra-long auto-shutoff time, this highly-rated blanket is a solid choice.
This oversized 60-by-70-inch blanket is dual-sided with faux fur and plush, so you know you're going to be comfortable no matter which side you're on. Available in nature-inspired color gradients like Wild Fox and Snow Leopard, this pick would look especially elegant thrown over a leather chair or sofa in a living room or den.
In addition to the aforementioned colors, the Hyde Lane blanket comes in four solids and three patterns. It’s also designed with the standard three heat settings and a two-hour automatic shut off feature for worry-free warmth.
Combining the classic look of a quilt with the warmth of an electric blanket, this heated bedding offers the best of both worlds. It comes in 14 color combos and would look charming in any bedroom with cottage or beachy decor.
Available in twin, full, queen, and king sizes, this option has 10 warming settings and a timer so users can warm up exactly how they please. Further, the larger sizes have dual controllers, meaning partners can set the temperature for their own side of the bed.
While most electric blankets are made with plush or sherpa fabric, Beautyrest’s Microfleece blanket is soft without being overly fluffy. Its stitched ribbed texture, six neutral color options, and large king size mean it’s ideal for a bed. Plus, it has dual controls so it’s also a smart pick for couples.
Of the blankets on this list, this one offers the most temperature control with a whopping 20 settings. It also has a 10-hour automatic shut-off feature, meaning it’ll keep the chill off all night long.
If you’re looking for a blanket with an adjustable timer, Bedsure’s throw is worth checking out. As opposed to a set auto-off time frame, you can choose how many hours you’d like it to stay on, from one to four hours. The timer option is especially helpful in terms of versatility—you can set it just long enough to warm up the bed (one hour), curl up for a nap (two hours), or hunker down for a movie night (four hours).
In addition to this handy feature, this pick is reversible, with luxurious microplush on one side and soft flannel on the other. Grab it in dark navy or soft gray, then get ready for some snugglin’.