I love the holiday season. It’s my favorite time of year. From the end of September to the end of the year, I am at my happiest because of the holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years). Sadly, there is one thing that I am not overly keen about this time of year – the cold weather.
I used to rarely get cold. As a kid I would run out to the mailbox BAREFOOT and with no coat on in the winter. I would literally walk in the snow with no boots or shoes on. Needless to say my mom was not very happy with me.
When I was younger, I could never understand why older people were always cold. My grandparents and great-grandparents would always wear cardigans and sweaters, even in the spring and fall when it wasn’t that cold out (at least for me it wasn’t). Fast forward to now. I’m an “older person,” and NOW I can see why my grandparents and great-grandparents were always cold. I get cold now too! It’s crazy how weather I used to be fine with now makes me freezing. I find myself covering up a lot more, and sleeping with heavy blankets at night.
I’m picky when it comes to blankets. I liked blankets that are plush and soft – the kind you can snuggle up in and you don’t want to get out of bed because they are SO COMFY.
We haven’t had a blanket for our bed like that in a very long time. We had one year ago, but time and wear made the blanket less plush and comfy (washing it a lot didn’t help either). For the past few years we’ve been sleeping with a regular comforter at night. It’s OK, but I don’t really think it keeps us that warm, and it’s certainly not soft and cozy.
I received to review a blanket from the brand Puffy. They sent me one of their Puffy Blankets (yes, that is what it is called). All I can say is WOW!
Here is some information about the blanket from the brand;
- Made from 100% hypoallergenic polyester, the Puffy Blanket is resistant to common allergens such as dust mites. Sensitive sleepers can rest easy in sniffle-free coziness.
- Every single thread of the Puffy Blanket has been tested and carries a STANDARD 100 label. We’re proud of this certification as it means you can experience premium comfort that’s also super safe.
- Not much compares to the luxurious feeling of curling up in the warmth of the super soft faux fur Puffy Blanket. The premium quality faux fur is luxurious comfort you can feel good about.
- Faux fur on one side and plush micro mink on the other for the ultimate velvety softness. The Puffy Blanket has a dual-feel design perfect for all levels of comfort.
- The Puffy Blanket is so lightweight and fluffy that you won’t feel weighed down while you sleep. You can also wear it like a cape as you move around the house.
The Puffy Blanket comes in a gray and white color (it’s reversible). One side is white and fluffy, and the other side is light gray and plush (like velvet!).
I don’t have a photo of the blanket on our bed. Sadly, my husband and I sleep on a sofa bed, so all our bedding is stored in a box in our living room when we are not sleeping. I am a bit embarrassed by our sleeping arrangement (we live in a one bedroom condo, our kids split the bedroom). We do lay the Puffy Blanket on our bed at night, and in the morning we pack it away with our pillows and sheets.
Here is my husband with the blanket draped across his lap. One picture shows the light gray side. The other photos shows the white side.
I know the photos are not that great. This blanket is HUGE, so it’s hard to hold it up for a better photo.
You can see (sort of) that the gray side is soft and plush like velvet. The white side kind of reminds me of Sherpa, but it’s super soft and luxurious (unlike Sherpa).
This blanket is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! It’s incredibly comfortable. I DON’T want to get out of bed AT ALL once I wrap this blanket around me. It’s so snuggly! I feel like I’m being hugged by a giant plush animal.
Even my husband LOVE this blanket. Our kids too. Each of them asked for one for their bed as well. I might just get them Puffy Blankets for Christmas. They are available in three different sizes.
I won’t even get started on telling you about our cats. We have six cats and ALL of them try and sleep in bed with us at night. My husband is not keen on the idea (hair!), so he tries to get them off the bed. But we do let our little blind cat, Callie, sleep with us.
We haven’t had the need to wash it as of yet, so I cannot comment on how well it washes.
The ONLY “downside” to this blanket is that I wish it was available in more colors. White and soft gray do match with most home décor, but it would be nice to see other colors.
I know that gifting someone a blanket for the holidays doesn’t sound too exciting, but trust me, if you gifted someone a Puffy Blanket, they will be thrilled about it. This is NOT an ordinary blanket. If you don’t believe me, check out the customer reviews on the Puffy.com website on the Puffy Blanket page.
If you are interested in learning more about the Puffy Blanket, or other Puffy products (mattresses, bed bases, pillows, pet beds…), visit Puffy.com. The brand can also be found on social media. All of those links are found on the bottom of their website.
* I received a free blanket to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.