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The 15 Best Heated Throw Blankets for a Chilly Winter Evening + Safety Tips

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Do you love the feeling of a fresh blanket straight out of the dryer? Well, do I have a product for you! It turns out I'm obsessed with that feeling of warmth since my iron levels tend to be low at times. Unfortunately, this means I'm cold. It doesn't matter if the thermostat is reading 72, I'm probably freezing.

Now that temperatures are reaching 50 degrees Fahrenheit, I can't help but find myself shaking in my socks, even with the heater on. If you can relate, you have to check out heated throw blankets. Heated blankets are the best! By far one of the best gifts I've ever received. I use it all day — even when it's hot out and the AC is blasting.

A low-temperature setting usually balances the cold and heat out, so I feel like my body is at the perfect temperature. They truly make aches, and sore muscles feel better for me. If you're longing for that warm and toasty fresh out-the-dryer feeling, you have to give an electric throw blanket a chance.

Microplush vs. Microfleece

According to oureverydaylife.com, microplush is the softer of the two. Consider that if you're on the hunt for the softest blanket. However, microfleece is resistant to piling. (I know we all hate when laundry gets piling.) It makes clothes and blankets look old and dirty.

Are Heated Blankets Safe + Safety Tips

Yes! However, like most heated products, you'll have to take safety precautions to prevent overheating. State Farm has safety recommendations for electric blankets. A few major takeaways are that you want to prevent damage to the blanket. So don't let your pets chew on it to expose electrical wires, don't machine wash it unless it's machine washable (with detached wiring). And of course, prevent overheating. Don't use a heated blanket with a heated mattress pad.

Best Heated Blankets

1. Sunbeam Microplush Electric Heated Throw Blanket Royal Blue

This throw blanket is similar to the one I have now. There are three different heat settings. The more heat levels, the better. I love keeping mine on the lowest setting when I'm a little chilly but cranking the temperature control too high when it's nearly freezing outside. There is a safety auto-shutoff feature, so expect it to shut off after three hours.

The coziness you're going to feel from this blanket is like no other! And yes, you can throw it in the washer and dryer.

2. Sunbeam Heated Throw Blanket | Reversible

Imagine being curled up on the couch with a warm cup of coffee on a Saturday morning with this heating blanket! It has a 3-hour auto shut-off function. It's the perfect fit for your love seat.

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3. Serta Heated Electric Honeycomb Faux Fur Throw

Snuggle up in bed with a Serta faux fur throw. I'm impressed that this is machine washable! Mine isn't, and it can be a pain hand-washing it. I may have to upgrade mine to this one.

The power cord is nearly 9-feet long, so you don't have to lay on the side of the bed to use it.

4. Hyde Lane [Premium] Heated Plush Sherpa Throw Blanket

A heated blanket is perfect for those missing the body heat of your significant other. Get warmed up with this heated plush sherpa from Hyde Lane. Choose from eight different colors.

5. True North by Sleep Philosophy Raina Electric Blanket

True North by Sleep Philosophy has the perfect electric heated throw to wrap yourself up in after a bath.

6. MARQUESS Heated Blanket Micro Plush Sherpa and Reversible Flannel

Not sure if you want a sherpa or flannel blanket? No need to choose, this microplush heated throw blanket is reversible. In addition, it features a safety feature that turns the blanket off to prevent overheating.

Check out this five-star review. I am the exact way, even when we're not in the winter months! Of course, being cold all the time is the worst, but these blankets make it all better.

7. Beautyrest Foot Pocket Soft Microlight Plush Electric Blanket

I love the foot pocket feature on this blanket! Sometimes socks just aren't enough. This blanket sounds the coziest.

You won't need to splurge, it's priced under $52 and has a five-year warranty.

8. Biddeford 2030-905291-902 MicroPlush Electric Heated Blanket

This microplush blanket is perfect for those who love soft blankets. With 10 personal heating settings, you'll find a setting that's perfect for evening relaxation.

It even comes with dual controllers.

9. Woolrich Plush to Berber Electric Blanket Throw Ultra Soft Knitted

Here's another reversible blanket that looks fabulous with home decor. There's a 2-hour automatic shut-off feature.

10. Beautyrest Ogee Heated Throw, 60x70, Indigo

This blanket has ultra-thin wires, perfect for getting comfy on the daybed.

11. Microplush Electric Throw Blanket with Foot Pocket - Sunbeam

Sunbeam's Thermofine wiring senses and adjusts to the perfect heat setting while you sleep. Keeping you warm and toasty throughout your afternoon nap!

12. Arielle Electric Metallic Print Throw

Target also has all your needs for the best electric throw blankets. It's stylish, machine washable, and has a 2-hour auto shut-off. What else could you need?

13. Fleece Electric Throw - Sunbeam®

Sleep comfortably with this plaid fleece blanket. Priced at $29.99 and has wonderful reviews? I'm in!

14. Electric Duke Faux Fur Throw - Beautyrest

Grab some popcorn, turn on your favorite show, and get tucked in bed with this blanket. You'll love the warm cozy feeling for snacking and relaxing.

15. LoftTec Electric Throw - Sunbeam®

You won't want to miss out on warm snuggles with this heated throw while temperatures are freezing. There's a 3-hour auto-off function, so fall asleep without the worries of having to turn it off.

Honorable Mentions

Queen Quilted Fleece Heated Blanket

With a queen-size heated blanket, you'll be able to share the warmth with your family on the couch.

Blue Polyester 12 Volt Electric Heated Car Blanket Travel Throw Fleece

This blanket plugs into your cigarette lighter. It's perfect for your partner in crime who rides shotgun.

King Channeled Microplush Heated Blanket, Slate

Ditch your comforter with this king-size heated blanket! You can also use it as an oversized throw for the living room. Heated throws are the perfect addition to your living room this cold winter. I love using mine!

Want to make the bed extra cozy? Consider a weighted blanket. If you love to cuddle, you'll love having one.

This post was originally published on January 8, 2020