Weighted blankets are a must-have item in your self-care arsenal. Although most retail for $100 (or more), there are some stores selling them at a more affordable price. Here's where to buy a budget-friendly blanket so you can feel the benefits of using a weighted blanket for less.

By Jennifer Aldrich and Jessica Bennett
Updated March 20, 2020
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There's a lot of buzz around the benefits of using a weighted blanket. Experts say they can help alleviate symptoms of anxiety, restless legs, and insomnia, and more. Plus, many of them are both functional and fashionable with cozy fabrics and soft colors. Although you might be eager to try one, some weighted blankets are pretty expensive, and most of us aren't willing to invest several hundred dollars on a blanket. Luckily, many retailers are now selling weighted blankets for less than $100, so you can nab one for yourself or a loved one without spending a small fortune. We've rounded up six inexpensive weighted blankets with glowing reviews for you to try out for yourself.

Courtesy of Walmart

For a little extra pampering, Walmart's weighted blanket set is a great option for you. The 3-piece set includes a weighted blanket, zippered duvet cover, and eye mask, all made of a plush polyester and mink blend. The duvet cover is removable and machine washable, so you can keep it looking brand new. The blanket measures 60 x 80 inches, weighs 20 pounds, and comes in gray. One five-star reviewer noted: "Within minutes of putting the blanket over my body, I was feeling much more relaxed and ready to fall asleep."

Buy It: Well Being 3 Piece Weighted Blanket Set, $64.99, Walmart

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If you'd like to customize your blanket, look no further than this affordable option. This quilted cotton blanket is available in three different sizes; six different weights, ranging from seven to 20 pounds; and two different colors, dark or light gray. It's also stain-resistant, reversible, and hypoallergenic. The quilted sections of the blanket are filled with glass beads for a small, but comforting, amount of extra weight.

Buy It: Zackery Weighted Cotton Throw, $72.99, Wayfair

Courtesy of Etsy

We love this blanket because not only is it from an independent crafter, but it's also completely customizable. These handmade weighted lap blankets, which have nearly 700 five-star reviews, are super soft, and you can make it your own with one of the many fabric options. Each blanket is a 14 x 20" piece of fabric and is available in three, four, five, or six-pound options. There is also an eight-pound version that is 14 x 26". One person explains the smaller size is great for on-the-go use. "I love this for traveling," they write. "I can't take my full sized weighted blanket when I travel so this is a great alternative." However, if you would like a larger version, this Etsy Store also makes full-sized blankets that come in three different sizes.

Buy It: Cozy Weighted Lap Pad, Starting at $46, Etsy

Courtesy of Target

If you're looking for a weighted blanket that's pretty enough to drape over your sofa, this is the one for you. Available in weights including 12, 15, and 18 pounds, this microfiber option comes in a variety of colors. Choose between rich red, navy blue, ivory, and gray to best complement your color scheme. It measures 55 x 80 inches and has a removable, machine-washable cover.

Buy It: Micro Plush Weighted Blanket with Removable Cover, $69, Target

Courtesy of Bed Bath & Beyond

If you want more isolated weight (or if your significant other doesn't want any extra weight on their side of the bed), try a small, lap-sized weighted blanket. This one is available in two weights, four pounds and six pounds, and comes in three colors: gray, navy, and taupe. Its smaller size (25 x 16 inches) and lighter weight make it a great option for keeping at the office or using while watching your favorite show. Although it is made to go across your lap, you can try laying it across your back, chest, hips, or legs as you lounge or sleep to see what feels best for you.

Buy It: Therapedic® Weighted Blanket, $39.99-$49.99, Bed Bath & Beyond

Courtesy of Walmart

The Tranquility weighted blanket is made of soft, quilted material and comes a variety of weights: 12, 15, 18, and 20 pounds. What we really love about this blanket is the features that make it stand out from its competitors. The weighted blanket includes temperature-balancing technology, which ensures you will never get too warm or cold throughout the night. Plus, unlike many other weighted blankets that are spot-clean only, you can put this one in your washing machine. (Just be sure to follow the care instructions included with the product.)

Buy It: Tranquility Temperature Balancing Weighted Blanket, $36.23-$64.97, Walmart

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