Heated Blankets to Keep You Warm and Toasty

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

byCarla Sosenko|
Heated Blankets to Keep You Warm and Toasty
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.

This brand may be famous for its mattresses, but the covers don’t disappoint either! Polyester micro-plush on one side, super-soft nap on the other.

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.

This machine-washable and dryer-safe option has an auto-off function so you never have to worry.

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.

Nearly a dozen settings allow you to customize for a perfectly comfortable temp.

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.