Heated Blankets to Keep You Warm and Toasty

Baby, it’s cold outside! Make sure it stays warm inside with these nubby electric throws.

Dachschund sleeping in comfy blanket.
For unparalleled naptime.Oliver King, Pexels

When a regular throw just won’t cut it, reach for an old-school heated blanket. The latest versions come with loads of bells and whistles, including automatic shutoff and nearly a dozen different heat options. You’ll be warmed up in no time.

Serta | Super Soft Reversible Microplush/Sherpa Heated Electric Printed Throw Blanket (Red Plaid)
This brand may be famous for its mattresses, but the covers don’t disappoint either! Polyester microplush on one side, super-soft nap on the other, this style has an extra-long cord for easy movement and nearly half a dozen temps.Serta

To jump-start the heat in a blanket, fold it in half and turn it on high for five minutes. Carefully slide a hand between the layers, and if it feels warm enough for you, you’re good to go. If you want some additional heat and weight, throw an additional light unheated blanket on top and get ready for the nap of your life.

Sunbeam Heated Blanket | 10 Heat Settings, Quilted Fleece, Mushroom, Queen
This machine-washable and dryer-safe option has an auto-off function so you never have to worry. Plus, it’s smart: The ThermoFine system senses and adjusts for consistent, dispersed warmth throughout.Sunbeam

Like regular blankies, the heated variety comes in an assortment of materials: faux fur, velvet, microplush, sherpa fleece and many more, so you can get the benefit of warmth with your fave fabric.

Electric Heated Blankets, Homech 72" x 84" Full Size Electric Throws with Double-Layer Flannel, Fast Heating with 10 Heating Levels, 12 Hour Auto-Off, Overheating Protection, Machine Washable
Even though this style is extra large to fit two people, it warms up quickly! Nearly a dozen settings allow you to customize your perfect comfortable temp.Homech

Get ready for a little alphabet soup: If you’re looking for extra peace of mind, check for UL (Underwriters Laboratory) or ETL (Electrical Testing Laboratories) certification. A heated blanket with a sticker or label proclaiming that it’s UL- or ETL-certified means that OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) considers it suitable for use.