Our Top Picks
Best Overall: Hotel Collection Premier MicroCotton Blanket at Macy's
"This blanket is the perfect all-season choice, as it’s light and airy enough for summer but adds warmth under a cozy duvet."
"Made from pure virgin wool so it’s incredibly soft to the touch and machine washable."
Best Budget: Balichun Luxury 330 GSM Fleece Blanket at Amazon
"This plush fleece blanket will keep you cozy, and you can choose between 16 different colors and five different sizes."
Best Heated: Beautyrest Fleece Blanket and Throw Set at Amazon
"The blanket has an automatic 2-hour timer, so you can fall asleep toasty, but won't overheat throughout the night."
Best Organic: Pottery Barn Organic Diamond Blanket at Pottery Barn
"Made without pesticides or harsh chemicals, this pick is stylish, warm, and made from 100 percent organic cotton."
Best Faux Fur: Lazy Days Faux Fur Throw Blanket at Nordstrom
"This cozy faux fur blanket is luxuriously soft and looks absolutely beautiful draped over the back of a sofa or armchair."
Best for Night Sweats: Outlast Woven Temperature Blanket at Amazon
"This weighted blanket is made of bamboo viscose, which is more breathable and more absorbent than cotton blankets."
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Best Overall: Hotel Collection Premier MicroCotton Blanket
For a traditional option, look for a cotton woven blanket that adds texture and breathes throughout the night. The Hotel Collection Premier MicroCotton Blanket comes in white, silver, taupe and pool (a soft blue) and fits twin through king-sized beds. A cotton blanket is the perfect all-season choice, as it’s light and airy enough for summer but adds warmth under a cozy duvet when the temperatures drop. The Hotel Collection Blanket holds up well wash after wash — which is great for those with allergies or pets, allowing you to reduce irritants without ruining the blanket.
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Best Wool: Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool Washable Blanket
When the wind howls and your heating bill skyrockets, adding a wool blanket to your bed is a great way to stay warm without cranking up the heat. The Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool Blanket is made from pure virgin wool so it’s incredibly soft to the touch and machine washable. Forget what you think you know about wool blankets — this one isn’t scratchy or harsh and will get softer each time you throw it in the wash. It comes in 14 colors, ranging from traditional red plaid to solid grey or blue, and ranges in sizes from twin to king.
While wool may be too warm for summer months, it’s a great choice for your bed during the winter. A well-made wool blanket will last a lifetime, and we love the Pendleton brand because it will never go out of style and hold up year after year.
03 of 07
Best Budget: Balichun Luxury 330 GSM Fleece Blanket
If you want to add an extra dose of cozy that feels like you’re sleeping on a cloud, look no further than a fleece blanket — like the Balichun Luxury 330 GSM. This warm but lightweight blanket comes in twin, queen or king sizes, as well as travel or throw-sized options, so you can easily find the perfect fit for your bed. With 16 different color choices, you can also add a pop of color to your bed or keep things neutral and calm depending on your mood.
Additionally, the company offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can try it out for yourself before you commit. If you’re looking for plush and comfort, a fleece blanket is always a great choice.
04 of 07
Best Heated: Beautyrest Heated Fleece Blanket and Throw Combo Set
This set comes with two blankets: one for your bed and one for your sofa or chair. The bed blanket comes in full, queen or king sizes; color options include ivory, blue and tan. The throw measures 50" by 60”, and it’s perfect for those chilly Sunday mornings with a cup of tea and a book. The blanket has an automatic 2-hour timer, helping you fall asleep without overheat throughout the night. It has five temperature settings, so you can crank the heat up or just add a bit of warmth when you need it. The queen and king sized blankets include two controllers, allowing you to customize each side of the blanket.
Reviewers love the multiple heat settings and say it makes crawling into bed on those chilly February nights much more relaxing. Add a heated blanket to your bed this winter and watch those heating bills drop.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
05 of 07
Best Organic: Pottery Barn Organic Diamond Blanket
If you suffer from allergies or sensitive skin, organic bedding is a great way to reduce irritation. Made without pesticides or harsh chemicals, the Pottery Barn Organic Diamond Blanket is stylish, warm and, made from 100 percent organic cotton. It comes in twin, full/queen and king/California king sizes, and is available in five different colors — so you can customize it to your liking. The organic cotton holds up well wash after wash, which makes it perfect for pet owners. We also love the diamond weave pattern, which can add a bit of texture to your bed without overpowering your decor scheme.
For an additional charge, you can even add a custom monogram—always a thoughtful gift idea for family and loved ones. If you want a great all-around blanket, the Pottery Barn Organic Diamond Blanket is a great choice for every climate.
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Best Faux Fur: Lazy Days Faux Fur Throw Blanket
If you want something extra soft and cozy to curl up with at night, a faux fur blanket is sure to do the trick. This pick from Nordstrom is especially snuggly, with a soft faux fur texture on both sides that will make it hard to get out of bed. It looks great draped over the back of your couch or armchair or at the bottom of your freshly made bed.
This blanket measures 50 x 60 inches and is made of polyester faux fur. The color options aren't extensive—it only comes in two shades of grey—but if you like cozy neutrals, this pick is in your wheelhouse. If the blanket gets dirty, the whole thing is machine washable and can be tumble dried.
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Best for Night Sweats: Outlast Woven All Season Temperature Regulating Blanket
If you wake up night after night sweaty and steamy (but still crave that cozy “tucked in” feeling), we’ve got the blanket for you. The Soothe Lab Cooling Weighted Blanket keeps you comfortable at night and provides a gentle weight that helps many people fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night.
This weighted blanket is made from bamboo viscose, which is incredibly breathable. That means the blanket won't trap your own body heat and allows for plenty of airflow to keep you from getting sweaty in the middle of the night. Bamboo is also more absorbent than cotton, so the blanket will wick away any sweat throughout the night so you feel cooler.
This blanket measures 60 x 80 inches and comes in two weights: 15 pounds and 20 pounds.
Products Tested by The Spruce
How We Tested
We bought three top-rated blankets and our reviewers tested them for 144 hours. We asked our testers to consider the most important features when using these blankets, from their style to their material and weight. We’ve outlined the key takeaways here so that you, too, know what to look for when shopping.
What to Look for in a Blanket
Material Blankets can be made from a variety of materials, including fleece, wool, cotton, polyester, faux fur, and more. Each has different benefits: Fleece and wool are known for being warm, while cotton is great at regulating temperature and is also easy to wash. Consider how warm you want your blanket to be — as well as its care instructions — when choosing a material.
Weight Another key indicator of a blanket’s performance is its weight, which is typically measured in grams per square meter (or GSM). Blankets with a higher GSM will be heavier and warmer — for winter use, you’ll want a blanket with 300 GSM or more.
Style Of course, you’ll also want to think about the style of the blanket you buy. There are many to choose from — from patterned blankets to knitted ones — but the best option for you will depend on your individual style and existing decor.
Test Results: Balichun Luxury 330 GSM Fleece Blanket (Best Overall)
Polyester not ideal for green buyers
Needs more available colors
May not be very durable
“There's no better description for the soft, velvety feel and texture of this blanket than heavenly,” gushed one of our testers. Plus, according to one reviewer, its warmth and “surprisingly low price tag” made it a great overall find. However, as one tester noted, eco-friendly buyers may not be enthused about its polyester material. Also, one of our reviewers thought that its available colors “may have the more stylish shopper looking elsewhere” and that “its durability may be a concern over time.”
Test Results: Pendleton Eco-Wise Wool Washable Blanket (Best Wool)
Satisfying texture and weight
Less warm than expected
“This blanket offers exactly the kind of weight and texture you'd want on a cold night either in bed or on the couch,” observed one of our testers. Our reviewers also liked the fact that it’s machine washable and made from sustainable materials. In terms of negatives, our testers noted it was less warm than it looks. One reviewer also commented on its texture: “As a slightly rough wool blanket,” he said, “it's something no shopper would want against their skin for that long.”