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The Best Heated Throw Blankets For Year Round Warmth

Do you hate being cold while watching a movie on your couch, sitting at your desk at work, or riding in the passenger seat of a car? Try one of our top picks of electric throws and blankets that will keep you warm and cozy!

Are you looking for a blanket that’s smaller than a comforter for your bed, but can still give you heat? Do you want your blanket to warm you up, but for only a few hours? If you couldn’t get enough of our article on heated bedding and mattress pads—who doesn’t love the thrill of premium electrified bedding, right?—but don’t want bedding-specific products, be sure check out our top electric throws and blankets picks below!

Best Overall Electric Blanket: Sunbeam Microplush Heated Throw ($38)

If you’re looking for an inexpensive and simple heated blanket, then look no further. The Sunbeam Microplush Heated Throw is perfect if you want a warm blanket to cozy up with in front of the TV. With a 3 hour auto-off feature, this blanket is perfect for casual use on the couch and will safely turn off even if you leave it wadded up as you wander off to bed.

If you find the 20 temperate options on a traditional electric blanket are too fussy, you’ll find the warm-hot-hottest simplicity of the controls on the throw to be refreshing. The Sunbeam Microplush Heated Throw includes a controller with 3 temperature settings to choose from—making your choice easier. Just plug the cord for this blanket into the wall (which is 10 feet long and should reach easily behind your couch), and you’re all set to be warm!

This blanket is machine washable and dryable, and can be easily disconnected from its cord to work as a regular throw blanket. Plus, it even has a foot pocket so you can tuck your feet in to keep them warm.

Best Cozy Heated Blanket: Serta Heated Electric Honeycomb Faux Fur Throw ($72)

Electric blankets are often an eyesore and have a reputation of being bulky and uncomfortable—especially older designs with thick wires throughout the interior. This Serta Heated Electric Honeycomb Faux Fur Throw is different from other heated blankets on the market because it not only feels different, but it looks different as well!

Instead of a blanket that only focuses on comfort, why not check out a blanket that is comfortable and stylish? The Honeycomb faux fur on one side has a unique blanket texture, while the other side is made of a soft plush. This blanket also has 5 heat settings, so you can personalize your heated blanket experience.

Best Electric Blanket for Work: Sunbeam Chill-away Personal Heated Wrap ($26)

It doesn’t matter if you work in an office or at home—sometimes you just get cold, which is why we’ve chosen a great blanket to keep you comfortable at your desk. The Sunbeam Chill-away Personal Heated Wrap is discrete enough to wear at work because it looks like a shawl when placed over your shoulders. It’s also small enough to place on your lap under your desk.

The rectangularly shaped blanket comes in four different colors that have pockets at the ends (a convenience if you’re wearing it around your shoulders). And even though this is great for work, you can still use the Sunbeam on your couch as a small blanket. This shawl-like design is perfect for older people too, who may find it all too easy—on account of impaired mobility and decreased dexterity—to become entangled in a large throw blanket. Lastly, this blanket has 3 heat settings and a 3-hour auto shut off feature for your safety.

Best Electric Blanket for the Car: Trillium Worldwide Heated Travel Fleece ($37)

Sometimes it’s difficult to get the driver and passenger comfortable with the same temperature—which is why we chose this Trillium Worldwide Heated Travel Fleece as one of our top picks! This blanket is perfect for road trips, especially if you’re a passenger and your spouse doesn’t like the heat cranked up. Just plug it into a 12 volt outlet, whether you’re in a truck, car, or boat, and you’re good to go on the go.

This travel fleece has a 7-foot long power cord so that it can reach back seat passengers. For simplicity, The Trillium’s controller has automatic temperature control with just the press of a button. There’s even a 45-minute timer to shut the blanket off automatically. This is not only a great safety feature (especially if kids are using it and they get too hot), but it also helps prevent draining your car battery if you have the blanket plugged into an always-on 12v port in the car.

Best Oversized Throw: Beautyrest Plush Heated Throw Blanket ($70)

If you’re looking for a huge blanket to bundle up in while watching a movie, then this pick is for you, but if a blanket for your bed if what you need, check our picks for best heated mattress pads and blankets. The Beautyrest Plush Heated Throw Blanket, which is 60 x 70 inches large, is perfect for those who love cuddling up on the couch with a lot of extra blanket to spare.

This throw is big, but it also has a unique feature where it can adjust the temperature based on your body temperature and the temperature of the room in order to give you a consistent heat. This is great if you’re unsure of what setting to choose (or you just don’t feel like picking!). Lastly, the Beautyrest shuts off after 2 hours, so you can fall asleep on the couch and not have to worry about shutting it off yourself.

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