Electric blankets season is here! As the chillier months of the northern hemisphere begin, we start reaching for options that provide comforting warmth: thick knits, hot lattes, and hours of HGTV. And is there anything more hygge than a cozy heated blanket that hugs you back?
While skeptics may cite safety concerns and bulky designs, heated throws have come a long way in reaching appeasements for both. Mandated regulations keep manufacturers in check (though be sure to check the label to confirm that your pick reaches UL- or ETL-tested standards) and technology upgrades — like auto-off and self-adjusting temperature—should soothe safety concerns. And while their functionality still outweighs their attractiveness, check our picks below for some reassurance that these blankets don’t have to be eyesores.
So as you envision lowered heating bills and your body maintaining the perfect temperature for deep sleep all winter long, we rounded up eight excellent options for electric blankets. Our options are based on user reviews, suggestions from friends and retailers, and our own (very snuggly) experiences.