After a long day of work, there’s nothing like coming home and curling up on the couch with a blanket. Regardless of the weather, there is something comforting about a soft blanket. And when temperatures drop, blankets can cut costs on heat and keep you comfortable at night. The best warm blankets are easy to wash and are designed from a material that makes them comfortable for the season. I’ve created a list of the best warm blankets on Amazon, from throws to bedding options. Here are a few things to keep in mind when shopping.
- Cotton: Blankets made of cotton are low maintenance and tend to be lightweight. They can be washed and dried easily. Most people think you can only use cotton blankets in the summer, but the thicker the weave, the warmer the blanket.
- Wool: On the other end of the spectrum is wool. Wool is extremely warm and used by many campers and even the military. However, some wool blankets can be itchy, shed a lot, or have a strong odor. But, thanks to the fact that wool is thermoregulating, this is a great fabric for year-round use.
- Synthetics: Blankets made with synthetic materials, like soft and fluffy fleece (which is typically made of polyester) or acrylic, are inexpensive and easy to wash; however, they’re not as durable over time as blankets made with natural materials and might not be a good choice for hot sleepers.
Design & Care
I've included a few blankets that are more than just a cozy accessory. Heated blankets plug in and use insulated coils to distribute heat throughout the blanket. You'll also find a weighted blanket on this list, which many experts say can help with discomfort and anxiety. All of the blankets on this list are machine washable, but each has specific washing instructions that should be followed so that your blanket lasts.
Get ready to get cozy with these warm blankets for every season, including several with thousands of reviews on Amazon.
1. A Fleece Blanket With A Serious Cult Following
This plush fleece blanket has a cult following with more than 100,000 perfect five-star ratings on Amazon. Beyond its obvious softness, this blanket comes in five sizes and 28 colors, and it's made of microfiber polyester, which is resistant to fading. The synthetic material keeps the price affordable. As for care, you can wash this blanket, but it needs to be on a gentle cycle with cold water. Then tumble dry it, with no heat, to preserve the blanket over time.
Helpful review: “This is so comfy and soft! It is light weight but warm. I keep it on the foot of my queen bed for a little warmth during daytime naps and it is perfect for that!”
Sizes: 50 x 60 inches, 60 x 80 inches (featured), 66 x 90 inches, 90 x 90 inches, 108 x 90 inches | Colors: 28 | Material: 100% polyester | Care Instructions: Machine wash, tumble dry low
2. A Warm Wool Blanket That Doesn't Shed
It’s hard to argue with just how warm wool keeps you, but many people shy away from this fabric because caring for it can be difficult. This wool blanket is made from 80% wool and 20% hypoallergenic synthetics to make it machine washable, plus it's pre-washed (three times) to eliminate shedding. The blanket itself is heavy at 4 pounds and will keep you warm, even if it gets wet, which makes it a camper’s dream. If you do machine wash this blanket, be sure to use detergent that is specifically designed for wool and wash it separately in cold water and then line dry. And if you prefer a warm blanket designed from 100% pure wool, this pick is a highly rated option made from Scandinavian wool that comes in soft shades of grey or moss green.
Helpful review: “This blanket is EVERYTHING I was looking for!! It is heavyweight, a decent size, a pleasing dark gray color, soft, machine washable*, and had NO overpowering chemical smell. I use this for an extra layer on my twin size bed. I love the weight and warmth of the blanket. The detailed double stitching, softness, coloring and thickness of the blanket, all speak volumes—truly a high quality product.”
Sizes: 64 x 88 inches | Colors: 7 | Material: 80% wool, 20% hypoallergenic synthetic fibers | Care Instructions: Machine wash, hang to dry
3. This 100% Cotton All-Seasons Blanket
This 100% cotton blanket has a thicker weave than similar cotton options, with waffle square patterns and a medium-to-heavy 350 grams per square meter (GMS), making it perfect for year-round use. The natural fibers are breathable to help you from overheating, and it’s the perfect layer to add to your bedding as temperatures begin to drop. The manufacturer suggests washing the blanket as you normally would and tumble or hang-drying it. Note: This blanket was intentionally made slightly larger than traditional sizes to account for the inevitable shrinking.
Helpful review: “This fits the bill perfectly. Warm enough when I get chilly in the middle of the night, but not so warm that I end up sweaty and miserable! Large size to cover ALL of me (unlike a throw blanket) but thin enough to fold and place over the foot of the bed during the day. The weight of the blanket, being cotton, is a nice bonus - it adds just enough 'weighted blanket' comfort without being oppressive. I love it!”
Sizes: Throw, Twin, Full, Queen (featured), King | Colors: 20 | Material: 100% cotton | Care Instructions: Machine wash, tumble or hang to dry
4. Editor’s Pick: A Heated Blanket With 10 Settings
On a really cold day, snuggling under a soft blanket is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Now add a heat function, and you have heaven. This heated blanket has 10 settings so you can customize your cozy experience. It’s made of a polyester micro plush material that’s smooth and fuzzy. It’s so simple to use, with a push button and a digital display controller. One reviewer raves about the pre-heat function, which allows you to turn it on and begin “heating up” before you get into bed. For safety purposes, it has an auto-shutoff at 10 hours, plus it's washable. The controller detaches from the blanket so you can throw it in the wash on warm water and tumble dry on low. Without turning on the heat function, this blanket could be used year-round but may get a little toasty in the summer.
Editor’s note: “I love all of Sunbeam’s heated blankets (I have a few), but this one is made with a microplush exterior that feels so soft and warm. It has three temperatures you can choose from and an automatic shut-off feature that’ll turn it off after three hours. It’s a fantastic purchase if you are always cold or live in a cold home.” — Amy Biggart
Sizes: Twin, Full (featured), Queen, King | Colors: 5 | Material: 100% polyester | Care Instructions: Machine wash, tumble dry
5. A Weighted Blanket With Over 35,000 Reviews
This warm weighted blanket comes in seven weights ranging from 4 to 25 pounds, and surprisingly, it is machine washable. This quilted blanket is designed with small pockets filled with glass beads that are evenly distributed to provide consistent comfort. It has over 35,000 reviews and an overall 4.7-star rating, and many reviewers note it's soft, keeps the chill away on seriously cold days and nights, and stays put on your bed at night.
Helpful review: “This has been the best addition to my bed! It helps keep the bed incredibly warm and the weight of the blanket feels like a nice big hug.”
Sizes: 36 x 48 inches, 48 x 72 inches, 60 x 80 inches (featured), 78 x 85 inches | Weights: 4, 10, 12, 15 (featured), 17, 20, and 25 pounds | Colors: 1 | Material: 100% microfiber shell, glass bead filling | Care Instructions: Machine wash in a cleaning bag, air dry
6. A Luxe Faux Fur Throw Blanket
This soft and cozy faux fur throw blanket is made from polyester in an OEKO-TEX Standard 100 factory, which independently certifies textiles to ensure they're nontoxic right down to the yarn used. The highly-rated blanket features luxe-looking faux fur that is made for lounging under, and it has more than 9,000 reviews. It looks glam over your chair but provides optimal warmth on cold nights, plus it's machine washable.
Helpful review: "I bought one of these in grey three years ago. It was perfect. Amazing. Exactly what I could ever want in a blanket. I still use it every single night, as my bed blanket. Nicely slightly weighted, and has held up *so* well (with proper care) its even STILL SOFT.”
Sizes: 50 x 60 inches | Colors: 1 | Material: 100% polyester | Care Instructions: Machine wash, tumble dry low or hang to dry (according to reviewers)
7. This Reversible Sherpa Throw In A Fair Isle Print
Boasting an overall 4.7-star rating and a classic Fair Isle print, this warm reversible throw blanket features comfort on both sides — with brushed fleece on one side and sherpa on the other. It has more than 7,000 reviews, with many agreeing that it is super warm but not too heavy and that it's actually long enough to cover the tallest member of your household.
Helpful review: “What a DEAL - this Beautiful, Soft, Cozy blanket is. The colors are even prettier than pictured. [...] Love that it’s warm yet lightweight, also great size so keeps your toes covered, Highly recommend & would purchase this again in a heartbeat.”
Sizes: 50 x 70 inches | Colors and styles: 7 | Material: 100% polyester | Care Instructions: Machine wash, tumble dry low
8. A Wool Camp Blanket From A Heritage Brand
Marrying the warmth of wool with the softness of cotton, this Pendleton blanket is an heirloom-quality piece that’s designed to last for years. It’s made from a blend of virgin wool and cotton that’s woven in Pendleton’s US-based mills, and it has a classic striped pattern that will never go out of style. Even though it’s on the pricier side, this blanket boasts a 4.8-star overall rating from hundreds of Amazon shoppers, so you can be sure that it’s worth the investment.
Helpful review: “This is a beautiful part wool blanket, comfy to the touch, warm and feels truly like something which will last a lifetime. The colours are soft and pleasant and it's our go to lounging blanket now.”
Sizes: One Size (featured), Twin, Queen | Colors: 1 | Material: Virgin wool and cotton | Care Instructions: Dry clean
9. Editor’s Pick: A Weighted Blanket With A Cozy Chunky Knit
Chunky-knit weighted blankets are a great way to stay cozy while reaping all the soothing benefits of a weighted blanket, and the Nuzzie is a great option. It’s available in kids, full, queen, and king sizes, with weights ranging from 8 to 25 pounds, so you can find the perfect one for your bed. It’s made from 100% recycled polyester that provides an even distribution of weight, so there are no beads that could bunch up or clump in one area. Thanks to the open-knit pattern, this blanket is also breathable, so it will keep you warm without overheating.
Editor’s note: “This is one of my favorite blankets — I keep the Queen-sized version out in my living room for snuggling under during movie marathons. It’s really warm, and the weighted aspect makes it perfect to crawl underneath after a stressful day. It covers my whole bed when I want to sleep with it, which is a huge plus. My cat is also completely obsessed with this blanket, and loves being tucked into it.” — Carina Finn
Sizes: Kids (8 pounds), Full (15 pounds), Queen (20 pounds, featured), King (25 pounds) | Colors: 8 | Material: 100% recycled polyester | Care Instructions: Machine wash, tumble dry
10. Editor’s Pick: This Blanket-Comforter Hybrid Made From Bamboo Viscose
If you want something that’s warmer than a standard blanket but more lightweight than a full comforter, try this blanket-comforter hybrid from Luxome. Perfect for anyone who doesn’t love polyester fabrics, this one is made from 100% bamboo viscose, so it’s soft, silky, and naturally helps to regulate body temperature. The full/queen size measures 90 by 96 inches, so it will fit over your bed with room to spare, and it also comes in a king/California king size.
Editor’s note: “My husband sleeps hot and I’m always freezing, so we’re constantly looking for blankets that offer a happy medium. We sleep under this Luxome blanket almost every night, usually layered underneath a weighted blanket. It keeps me warm enough that I can sleep with the window open, even in the winter, and since it doesn’t get *too* hot, my husband doesn’t kick it off in the middle of the night. If you’re on the hunt for a compromise blanket, look no further!” — Carina Finn
Sizes: Full/Queen, King/Cal King | Colors: 5 | Material: 100% bamboo viscose | Care Instructions: Machine wash, tumble dry (according to reviewers)
11. This Waffle-Woven Fleece Blanket With Thousands Of Fans On Amazon
This fleece blanket has a waffle texture for maximum cozy vibes, and it comes in so many colors, you might find yourself ordering multiples so you never have to share. Made from 280 GSM flannel fleece, it’s ultra-soft, lightweight, and warm. Both sides of this blanket have a velvety texture, and it comes in six different sizes, ranging from a small 30-by-40-inch option to an extra-large 90-by-104-inch size.
Helpful review: “I got this throw to use when I want to cuddle up in my recliner and stay warm. I love the size of it. It covers me from head to toe in luxurious softness and warmth. I Iike that it's lightweight, yet keeps me warm without making me overly hot.”
Sizes: 30 x 40 inches, 40 x 50 inches, 50 x 70 inches (featured), 90 x 66 inches, 90 x 90 inches, 90 x 104 inches | Colors: 21 | Material: 100% polyester | Care Instructions: Machine wash, tumble dry
Also Nice: A Lightweight, Decorative Throw Blanket
A stylish throw blanket that looks lovely over your couch is even better when it's warm and functional. This acrylic blanket is soft, lightweight, and affordable and features a classic chevron and stripe pattern with a fringe hem. A crowd favorite, it boasts more than 32,000 reviews and a 4.6-star rating. It’s worth mentioning that this blanket is a little tricky to care for. If machine washed, it should be washed alone, in cold water, on a gentle cycle; then tumble dry on low and ironed. It comes in 19 colors that include soft pinks and corals, as well as brighter hues like teal and deep purple.
Helpful review: "I absolutely love this throw, in fact I just ordered another one! It is a soft, delicate, lightweight throw yet I have it on my legs now and it is surprisingly warm. The pattern is beautiful and timeless.”
Sizes: 50 x 60 inches (featured), 50 x 90 inches, 60 x 80 inches | Colors: 25 | Material: 100% acrylic | Care Instructions: Machine wash, tumble dry low
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