If you’re feeling chilly and want to get cosy this winter without the cost of turning up the heater, it’s time to snuggle into a heated throw blanket. Plush and toasty, they plug in and warm up instantly, giving you the extra comfort you need throughout the chilly months.
Getting toasty is super quick with a heated throw blanket, they heat up in literally minutes. And the best part is that they’re transportable around the house. Working from home at a desk or watching TV on the couch just got a whole lot cosier thanks to these clever throws!
They also come in a huge variety of styles, sizes and materials, so whether you want one to accompany your new boucle armchair or your family sofa, you’re certain to find one that suits your style and warmth needs.
Types of Heated Throw Blankets in Australia
Reversible styles – If you’re someone who likes choice, a reversible style heated throw is perfect. They’re made using two different types of material on each side – sometimes microfibre and fleece, other times fleece and fabric.
Heated Car Blankets – Need warmth on the go? Then a heated car blanket is a must! They’re powered using a 12V DC plug, which plugs into the car’s cigarette lighter. Watching the kids play soccer and footy on the weekends just got a whole lot more enjoyable.
Machine washable heated blankets – You’ll find that most heated throw blankets are machine washable once the plug has been removed. Just make sure you check the instructions carefully before washing it.
10 amazing heated throw blankets for winter
To help you find the perfect heated throw for working at home or curling up on the couch, we’ve consulted our huge community of mums to unearth the very best products in town. Time to get toasty!
Lush, plush and oh-so-welcoming these Gainsborough faux fur heated blankets are an absolute dream. Generously sized at 120cm x 160cm, it means the kids can snuggle in for movie night without fighting over the blanket. They also have nine heat settings and are machine washable.
Fleecy and soft, these heated throws are super snuggly. With nine temperature settings, a quick set timer and easy access off switch there’s no fumbling around in the dark if you need to make this warmer or a little cooler.
Double-sided and deliciously snug, these bestselling Dreamaker coral fleece throw rugs come in a range of colours to suit any home. They have nine heat settings, and an easy-to-read LED display and they are perfectly safe to pop through the washing machine. We love that these beauties are energy efficient – which means you have every excuse to use it all. Day. Long!
Have you ever seen a blanket so inviting?! Plush faux fur not only feels divine but this beauty is delicious enough to be left on the couch as an accent throw. It features six heat settings, controlled by a digital controller and it heats up in just 10 minutes.
Made from polyester this beauty is made to last. The handy LED display makes changing the heat setting easy in the dark and the extra long cord means you can set up where you need the warmth.
Made from polyester and full graphene sheets this sweet heated blanket feels amazing. And it boasts an added feature – the infrared technology promotes healthier blood circulation, all while keeping you cosy and warm.
Curling up with a good book on a rainy day has never been sweeter thanks to this sublime heated blanket. The high-quality faux fur is soft and luxe, while the fleece base is uber comfortable. Nine heat settings and an easy-to-use controller make getting the temperature just right a breeze.
With fleecy Sherpa on one side and lush micro plush on the other, you can control your level of warmth with more than just the heat settings! It features three heat settings and automatically switches off after three hours.
With ultra soft micro-fleece and three heat settings, the whole family will want to be cuddled up under this heated throw. It’s also machine washable with a three-hour auto-off timer, just in case you nod off (and you absoutely will!).
Long car rides or afternoons watching winter sports no longer need to be uncomfortable! This heated car blanket plugs into the car’s cigarette lighter and heats up in just seconds. Soccer mums – this one’s for you!
What’s the difference between a heated throw and an electric blanket?
A heated throw is essentially a blanket that has a plug and heating elements so it gets warm and toasty. It’s transportable anywhere you have a plug in the house. An electric blanket is like a fitted sheet, that attaches to your bed, underneath your sheets. It also heats up, but it is only designed to be used while fitted onto a bed.
Are heated throw blankets safe?
Most heated throws have safety features that prevent them from overheating, and also automatically turn off after a period of time. Every type of electric blanket sold in Australia has to comply with our strict safety standards. But you should always read the safety instructions and make sure you use the blanket in the correct way.
Can you sleep with a heated throw?
While they are super cosy and comfortable, heated throws are not recommended for use all night. They may overheat if not used in the correct way, and even with their built-in safety features, it’s best to err on the side of caution and stick to using a fitted electric blanket on the bed.
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