6 Affordable Weighted Blankets to Cozy up With This Winter

The holidays are almost here, and any one of these throws would make a thoughtful (and useful) gift.

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Using a weighted blanket is like being wrapped in a hug. (And we could all use that right now, right?) These specially weighted blankets are warm, comforting, and proven to alleviate stress, sleep problems, and behavioral disorders. Not only are these throws functional, but they're also stylish and can go with any home's interior. When weighted blankets first hit the market, they were pretty pricey—but luckily, there are now affordable and effective options available. Here, we selected six favorites to gift for someone else or keep for yourself to help get rid of those winter blues.

Best Weighted Blanket Set

gray weighted blanket set
Courtesy of Walmart

For a little extra pampering, Walmart's weighted blanket set is a great option. The 3-piece set includes a weighted blanket, zippered duvet cover, and eye mask, all made of a plush polyester 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 notes: "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 ($54, Walmart)

Best Customizable Weighted Blanket

velvet weighted blanket

If you'd like to customize your blanket, look no further than this affordable option. You can choose from five colors in three sizes to get the exact look and weight you need. It's ultra-soft with a velvet side and a plush faux shearling side that's spot-clean only. A five-star reviewer writes, "You won't be disappointed if you were to make this purchase for yourself or as a gift."

Buy It: Sleep Philosophy Velvet to Berber Blanket ($56, Wayfair)

Best Handmade Weighted Blanket

Gray and navy fuzzy quilted weighted blanket
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-inch 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 inches. 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 (from $46, Etsy)

Best Weighted Blanket to Match Your Decor

red white blue and gray weighted blankets
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 ($63, Target)

Best Lap-Size Weighted Blanket

Dark gray quilted weighted blanket
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 (from $50, Bed Bath & Beyond)

Best Temperature-Balancing Weighted Blanket

gray weighted blanket
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 (from $42, Walmart)

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