8 Cheap Bath Towels That Aren’t, You Know, *Cheap*

updated Sep 21, 2020
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When buying bath towels, it’s important to choose something that is soft, durable, and can resist shrinkage, or you’ll always be purchasing replacements. So, you definitely don’t want cheap towels, but you probably don’t want (or need!) to spend a lot of money, either. Fear not—we found eight budget-friendly bath towels that are cost effective but look and feel way more luxe than their low price might suggest. Check them out below, and get ready to upgrade your bathroom for way less.

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Home Depot

One surprising source for budget bath towels? Home Depot, which sells this set of two towels for under $20. Made of a cotton/poly blend, they are designed to wick away moisture quickly so they’ll dry faster whether in the dryer or on your towel rack. There’s also a loop so you can hang them on hooks to save space.

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Lovers of heavy and luxurious bath towels will appreciate this plush bath towel from Walmart. The extra soft absorbent cotton, made with TruLoft yarn technology and a double stitch side hem, ensures that the towel will remain durable and retain its shape through numerous laundry cycles. It’s also available in almost two dozen colors, including arctic white, cherry blossom, green lily, soft silver, and yellow sundial.

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The Made By Design bath towel is a solid option that comes with approval from AT editors. Made of terry cloth, it’s designed to be both soft and absorbent, and the border at both the top and bottom adds a stylish touch that makes it look more expensive than it is. It has a medium weight and also includes a hanging loop, plus comes in a variety of colors like dark gray, aqua, cream, blue, and white.

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was $16.00

Created for Macy’s, this quick dry reversible bath towel from the Martha Stewart Collection is lightweight, meaning it has a faster drying time whether air drying or in the dryer. Made of 100 percent cotton, the 52” x 27” towel also reverses to a solid terry fabric. The aqua glass color blends well in any bathroom, but it also comes in eight other hues ranging from neutral to bright and cheerful.

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If you need to buy several towels, consider this 4-piece bath towel set from Amazon, on sale right now for just $40. These 100 percent Turkish cotton towels have over 2,000 5-star reviews thanks to their lighter weight, quick-drying abilities, and all around soft feel, and come in four different colors: cool gray, sea salt, green water, and white.

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was $12.99

Super soft, plush, and absorbent, these 100-percent cotton towels are perfect for your next at-home spa day. They're luxe without breaking the bank, not to mention available in eight pretty colors. As if it weren't enough that this bath towel was cheap to begin with, it's currently on sale for just $9!

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You'll be hard-pressed to find a better value than this solid bath towel sold by Target. Made of 100 percent terry cotton, the midweight fabric is comfortable and dries quickly, plus comes in 10 different colors, including yellow, navy blue, charcoal gray, black, and tan. At just $4 each, you definitely won't feel bad upgrading your entire bathroom with a couple of these!

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Crate & Barrel

It's not easy to come across towels made of such high-quality Turkish organic cotton under, say, $50, so this is a great deal. The towel is made of durable double-ply cotton that's ultra-soft and absorbent but still quick-drying. What's more, you can shop one or more pieces in an array of soothing blues and grays.