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As they say in Winterfell, “Winter is coming” — making now the ideal time to create a cozy and welcoming space at home. Along with scented candles and plush pillows, blankets are an easy way to bring warmth (in a literal and decorative sense) to your space.
If you tend to run cold or are dealing with a drafty home environment, an electric blanket is a way to instantly get rid of a chill in the air. A great gift idea leading up to the holidays, one top-rated pick from Amazon has shoppers ready for the cold weather to come.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $70
What is it?
Like a souped-up version of your favourite plush throw blanket, the Sable Electric Throw is an electric blanket that offers quick-heating warmth. It features a rich, plush texture and ten settings to help you find your ideal temperature between 20℃-50℃, so you'll never have to worry about dealing with a cold house again.
An auto shut-off design provides added safety measures, and lets you easily program this blanket to stay on for a period of one to three hours before automatically timing out. Since the blanket also disconnects from its cord, you can also use this blanket on its own without the heated settings, making it a versatile piece that can be used year-round.
What shoppers are saying
With a 4.4 star rating on more than 2,900 customer reviews, it’s safe to say that this blanket is a top pick among Amazon shoppers.
“There's nothing to dislike about this purchase,” said one reviewer. “Shipping was extremely fast and the quality of the blanket itself is really quite impressive. It's about as soft as any blanket I've ever had, it heats up very quickly, and is very easy to use.”
Machine washable and dryer-safe once detached from its cord, this heated blanket is also easy to keep looking its best.
“We have cold winters where I live and there is nothing better than a heated blanket on the couch when watching TV or setting it up to warm the bed up before jumping in,” added another. “This blanket does all of that. It is very soft and I love that I can disconnect the power cable and throw it in the wash.”
Available in just a single size and colour, some reviewers noted that they unfortunately found the Sable Electric Throw to be too small for taller frames.
“We have three of these in our household so clearly we like them,” said one reviewer. “They are short though, if you plan to sleep in bed with one and cover your feet and shoulders.”
To buy or not to buy?
Depending on your height, you may want to take a pass on this cozy but smaller-than-average heated blanket. At $70, it’s a great choice for staying warm this season or giving as a holiday gift, but may be too steep of a price if you’re looking for a large blanket.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.