Throw Blankets: My Honest Review

Welcome to our Honest Review Series! Our team tested this year’s most popular Christmas gifts (as voted by you!) and gave their honest opinions on whether or not they live up to the hype.

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Throw Blankets: My Honest Review

As a young parent, I hardly have time to keep my house clean, let alone try to make it look as chic as the homes on my Pinterest board.

I’m always looking for affordable ways to make my home look and feel better, but I’ll admit, I was skeptical when my manager at Sleepbo told me that Throw Blankets were one of the top trending Christmas gift items of 2021.

According to many Sleepbo readers, throw blankets increase satisfaction, and comfort, all while adding aesthetic value to your home

So it was exactly the thing I was looking for! I went ahead and bought a throw blanket, but not just any throw blanket. I bought the blanket I’d been seeing all over social media–the kuddly Throw Blanket

Here is my honest review.

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Choosing and ordering - 5/5

Choosing which blanket to buy really wasn’t difficult. kuddly is one of the most trustworthy and hyped-up brands in the UK. And when you break it down, it’s easy to see why.

  • They are UK-based: I love shopping locally.
  • I trust their quality and customer service: They have thousands of 5-star reviews on Trustpilot, and I’ve heard nothing but good things from people I know who buy from them.
  • They were having a really good sale: And I mean, really, really good. A decent throw blanket will cost you anywhere between £90-£150. And kuddly Throw Blankets are significantly more than just “decent”. They’re regularly £149 but they’re currently on sale for only £59!
  • They have a 30-day money-back trial period: So you can buy with confidence. 

I see people raving about their kuddly weighted blankets, hoodies, and heated slippers all the time. So when I saw they also had a premium throw blanket, I had to check it out.

I’m so glad I finally decided to look into kuddly because their Throw Blanket is truly above and beyond any other blanket I’ve seen online or in-store. 

Here’s a brief summary of its features:

  • 4x softer than the average throw blanket 
  • Crafted with premium fleece mink
  • 100% water- and stain-resistant fleece fibres
  • Completely machine washable
  • Big enough to fit on a King-sized bed (nearly 2x bigger than the average!)
  • Packs down neatly into a 45x25cm portable bag 

I knew I had to go with kuddly because I was getting a significantly better blanket for a more affordable price!

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First Impressions - 5/5

I’ll admit that I didn’t have the highest expectations of getting my package right away. Whenever I get something with free shipping, it always takes a while to arrive. I figured it was just the trade-off for getting it delivered for free.

So, when my kuddly package arrived at my doorstep only two days later, I was shocked! It was a real treat to get such a nicely packaged parcel so quickly.

The bigger treat came when I opened it up, though. My first thought was how convenient the reusable bag is. It really is the perfect portable size. I can see myself taking this blanket on family getaways. It will drape over both my kids in the back seat of the car and provide that extra homey touch to any Airbnb, all while fitting easily into my suitcase!

Once I took it out of the bag, however, that’s when I was really blown away. I finally understood what they meant by “4x softer than the average throw”. It really was the softest blanket I’d ever felt. I couldn’t wait to wrap myself up in it!

However, I was still at work when I received the package, so even though I work from home, I can’t just cuddle up in a big blanket whenever I want! So, I decided to drape it over my sofa for the rest of the day. 

It looked really luxurious there and added a whole other dimension of decor to my living room. I mean, look at it! It really is gorgeous. I couldn’t wait to try different ways to accessorize my room with it.

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Daily use - 5/5

After a month of use, I’ve noticed that every single night, someone in my family is cosying up in this blanket. I hardly get to use it myself!

My son loves cuddling up under it when he’s playing his games and my daughter loves to lay it out flat to play with her toys on top of it. She says the faux mink feels like “fairy grass”. 

A few weeks after receiving the blanket, I hosted a holiday dinner party with friends. I cleaned my whole flat and tossed the blanket in the washing machine to clean it before everyone came over. 

To my surprise, the blanket actually came out softer and fluffier than before! I folded it neatly over the corner of my sofa and throughout the night, two of my friends complimented me on it. One noticed how soft it was and the other said it “makes my old couch look new and fashionable”… Ok so one of the compliments was a bit backhanded, but still! I’ll take it!

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Final verdict - 5/5

A blanket may not seem like a life-changing purchase, but let me tell you, it can be. For such an affordable price, I consider it a worthwhile investment in my space.

Here are just a few of the changes I’ve noticed since I bought mine:

  • My room looks more luxurious and cosy. 
  • Movie nights have never been comfier.
  • My kids love cuddling up under it on those hard winter days.
  • I find myself gravitating towards it for soothing whenever I feel stressed or tired.
  • The neutral colour matches any room in my house. 

It’s hard to find an argument for why it hasn’t improved my quality of life! Considering it was such a simple and affordable purchase, I’d say it was well worth the money.

NOTE: kuddly is currently having a massive Black Friday Sale. Get yours for as low as £79 for a limited time only!

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The Perfect gift

If you’re looking for a one-size-fits-all gift for literally anyone on your list, I would highly recommend the kuddly Throw Blanket!

It’s 4x softer and nearly 2x bigger than the average throw on the market. It packs down into a neat, portable bag, and it’s on an amazing sale right now! What more reasons do you need? 

I’ve decided that I’m going to buy more for a few people for Christmas. First, I’ll get some for my friends who complimented it. Then, I’ll get some for my kids, so I can actually get some use out of mine!

Other Trending Kuddly gifts

If you’re planning on buying a kuddly Throw Blanket for Christmas this year, check out some other popular gift items from their site that my colleagues and I reviewed as a part of this series. 

*This is our #1 top trending gift item for 2021!

You could cross multiple people off your list in one virtual stop. And the sooner you get your shopping done, the sooner you can relax for the holidays.

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Alyssa Kline

Alyssa Kline

Alyssa is a Product Researcher here at Sleepbo. She's a proud mum to three kids and a Cocker Spaniel.