Blankets are great for so many reasons, but if you are looking for a particular style or function, it can often help to have it broken down in front of you. 

Whether you are looking for a lovely gift or just want to get the purchase right the first time, there are plenty of reasons people shop around to find exactly what they are looking for in a blanket.

If it is time to find yourself a new blanket, then read on for guidance to finding the perfect one to suit your needs. 

What Do You Want Your Blanket For? 

There are so many different ways in which you can use a blanket that thinking about why you want one can help you make sure you pick the right product or style. For example, if you are looking for a blanket because you are always cold no matter what, looking for one that has been made with a thick material that is good at trapping in heat will lead you to a blanket that might just be your new best friend. Alternatively, if you are looking for a light throw to add to the feng shui of your room, you might focus more on how a blanket looks rather than how it feels. Knowing what you want your blanket for will most likely guide your final decision, so keep that in mind when you are browsing! 

Are You Looking For a Unique Product?

You can get all sorts of patterns on a blanket now, which can make them unique to you. Think about what you might want and if you have a particular décor scheme to match. You might also want a more personalized product, such as those at my t-shirt blanket to showcase memories or make an item that’s completely individual. 

What Material Do You Want? 

Blankets now come in all different kinds of materials and choosing the right material will contribute significantly to you enjoying your blanket. Choose from faux fur, brushed cotton, linen, chenille, satin, or even velvet. These will all look and feel different, and each will provide its own benefits. A faux fur product will feel heavier than other choices and can shed easily, which could be an issue if you are not a fan of vacuuming every day or have sensitive eyes! Alternatively, satin can be a great lightweight option but is not particularly grippy. So, if you are wanting a blanket to keep you warm, a satin-type material that slides around could be frustrating.

What Size Do You Need?

The final factor to consider is what size blanket you need. Of course, these all tie in together, so if you are looking for a throw, you will probably want a large blanket that covers a decent amount of space, whereas if you are looking for a blanket for a pet, you might want a much smaller one! 

If in doubt, it is usually best to for the bigger option. You can manipulate the blanket much more easily to be the size you want, but you cannot add extra material to it to make it bigger! 



Manisha has always been passionate about writing. She has written her poems, short stories, and articles since her school days. In her professional life, she has worked as a journalist since 2011. Her passion for writing led her to write her debut book, Unhappy Marriage, which gained her many accolades. She currently lives in India.