West Elm Now Sells Our Favorite Weighted Blanket Just in Time for Gifting Season

published Oct 30, 2019
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It’s almost November, temperatures are dropping, and the switch to winter bedding is finally happening. If you sleep warm or don’t want to invest in all new bedding for the colder months, having a cozy blanket on hand is always a good idea for chilly nights—especially if it’s one of those extra thick knit throws you see all over Pinterest. One of our favorite newer brands for weighted knit blankets is Bearaby, and if you’ve never heard of them before, you’re in luck: They just launched two of their bestsellers in all-new colors at West Elm.

Weighted blankets are surging in popularity thanks to their supposed ability to curb anxiety and help you fall asleep quicker. There are tons of options out there, but Bearaby stands out for being the only eco-friendly weighted blanket on the market. While most weighted blankets are filled with artificial pellets to get that extra heft, Bearaby’s blankets are made of organic and natural materials (like TENCEL, a plant-based material) and contain no fillers. Plus, they just look really good, especially compared to the rest of the weighted blanket market.

The brand’s collaboration with West Elm includes two of their bestsellers: the Tree Napper and the Velvet Napper. The Tree Napper, called the TENCEL on West Elm’s site, is made of 50 percent TENCEL and 45 percent organic cotton. It’s definitely a good choice for those of us who get overheated easily, since TENCEL is naturally cooler than linen and more absorbent than cotton. It’s super breathable, so you’ll feel comfortable for longer (which is a problem I always run into with weighted blankets).

The Velvet blanket is even more luxe, with a super soft velvety feel that’s hard to find in other knitted blankets. It isn’t made of TENCEL, but it is made of a combination of organic cotton and polyester, and therefore is a bit warmer than the TENCEL version. If you’re always cold, this is the choice for you—plus it has a lovely sheen that adds a touch of sophistication. On West Elm, the Velvet has more color options to choose from (five instead of three), including a trendy blush and bright yellow.

Both blankets come in three weights (it’s recommended to choose the option that’s 10 percent of your weight), with price ranging from $249-$279 depending on the weight. It’s expensive, as weighted blankets tend to be, but worth it if you’re looking for searching for one that looks good and actually works. I have a Bearaby blanket myself, and can confirm that it’s nothing like other weighted blankets I’ve tried—it’s super soft and breathable, and there’s never an issue with the weight being evenly distributed. With the holidays approaching, it’s definitely a gift to consider for your sleepless or stressed out loved one.