11 top-rated weighted blankets, heated blankets and Oodies

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Young woman with long brown hair sleeping under warm knitted peach color throw blanket
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There's not much more comforting than snuggling up under a cosy blanket. Toasty, soft and warm, they're the ultimate winter home accessory - ideal for sitting on the couch, having over your bed, or even draping over you as you work from home. 

Here are some of our favourites to keep you warm all winter:

Weighted blankets

Weighted blankets have risen in popularity over the past couple of years. They're touted as being great for encouraging healthy sleep habits, and can benefit people who are feeling anxious or stressed. 

The pressure from the extra weight mimics a therapeutic technique called deep pressure stimulation, which is usually done with the hands to relax the nervous system, and help relieve pain, boost mood and decrease anxiety. 

In a weighted blanket, this pressure comes from glass beads or weighted discs. When you're buying a weighted blanket, look for one that is five to 10 per cent of your body weight.

We love: 

Adairs Dusty Rose Weighted Blanket, from $139.99

Filled with glass beads, this is made with 5 plush layers and ultra-soft fabric. It comes in a range of weights, and two colour; pink and charcoal. While you're at Adairs, you can also pick up a Weighted Eye Mask, $34.99, and kids weighted blankets from $83.99, which are great for helping children feel calm and comforted. 

Adairs Dusty Rose Weighted Blanket, from $139.99
Adairs Dusty Rose Weighted Blanket, from $139.99, looks and feels great. Credit: Adairs
Weighted Eye Mask, $34.99,
Go the whole shebang with this Weighted Eye Mask, $34.99. Credit: Adairs
kids weighted blankets from $83.99
Kids weighted blankets from $83.99, can be great for calming children down. Credit: Adairs

Giselle Bedding Weighted Blanket, $48.95

This very reasonably priced blanket is designed to conform to your body shape so it moves with you while you're asleep. It's ultra-soft and breathable, is made from 100% premium microfibres and has five layers to ensure warmth and comfort. 

Giselle Bedding Weighted Blanket, $48.95
The Giselle Bedding Weighted Blanket, $48.95 is a great budget option. Credit: Catch.com.au

PillowTalk Tranquility Weighted Blanket, from $159

Available in a lovely aqua colour, this also comes in three different weights. It has a soft brushed cotton cover, and is filled with wadding and glass beads. Make sure you handwash it. 

PillowTalk Tranquility Weighted Blanket, from $159
PillowTalk Tranquility Weighted Blanket, from $159 looks and feels great. Credit: Pillow Talk

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Electric Blankets

Getting into an already warm bed is one of winter's little pleasures. Today's electric blankets are designed to be super safe, with switches that turn off automatically after a certain amount of time. 

They're also washable and usually have different controls so on double beds each person can choose their ideal temperature. 

We love:

Breville Bodyzone Antibacterial Fitted Electric Blanket, from $169

This has six heat settings for both your upper and lower body, as well as both sides of the bed. It's made from antibacterial treated polyester, and has an LCD Screen that illuminates when programming settings, and then dims when set.

Breville Bodyzone Antibacterial Fitted Electric Blanket, from $169
The Breville Bodyzone Antibacterial Fitted Electric Blanket, from $169, has upper and lower body heat controls. Credit: Myer

Sunbeam Sleep Perfect Quilted Blanket, from $208

This is the only electric blanket that has a quilted top layer for extra comfort and support. It has a five minute fast heat up mode, and heating wires concentrated at the base of the blanket to deliver extra heat around your feet. Toasty.

Sunbeam Sleep Perfect Quilted Blanket, from $208
Keep your feet extra warm with the Sunbeam Sleep Perfect Quilted Blanket, from $208. Credit: Bing Lee

Heated Blankets

Electric blankets go under the sheets on your bed, while heated blankets or throws are designed to be portable, so you can move them around your house easily - from your desk, to the couch, to your bed. 

We love: 

Queen Size Electric Throw Heated Blanket, $117.80

This soft velvety throw is a double-insulated electric blanket. It can be opened up to be washed and dried easily. It has dual function controls and an automatic switch off. 

Queen Size Electric Throw Heated Blanket, $117.80
Queen Size Electric Throw Heated Blanket, $117.80 is big enough to share on the couch. Credit: Amazon

Adairs Gainsborough Deluxe Heated Pink Faux Fur Blanket, $149.99

With nine heat settings, this gorgeous soft blanket is super soft. It looks great, is machine washable and has safety mechanisms to stop it overheating. 

Adairs Gainsborough Deluxe Heated Pink Faux Fur Blanket, $149.99
Adairs Gainsborough Deluxe Heated Pink Faux Fur Blanket, $149.99 will keep you warm all winter. Credit: Adairs

The Oodie

If you're after a wearable blanket this winter, then you can't go past The Oodie. A hooded blanket that's made from a flannel fleece exterior and sherpa fleece interior, it's the ultimate portable blanket that will keep you warm all day long. 

We love:

Oodie Grey Weighted Blanket Bundle, $134

If you really want to up your cosy game, buy one of their bundles which includes a weighted blanket too. Desrcribed as a 'big hug' it's made from the same material as the Oodie itself. You'll be so cosy you won't ever want to leave the house.

Oodie Grey Weighted Blanket Bundle, $134
Opt for double cosiness with this Oodie Grey Weighted Blanket Bundle, $134. Credit: The Oodie

Frozen Elsa Oodie, $104

New to their extensive range, this Elsa print lets you embrace your inner ice queen - while staying warm inside. 

Frozen Elsa Oodie, $104
The Frozen Elsa Oodie, $104 is new to the Oodie range. Credit: The Oodie

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