There's just something about cold weather that makes us want to snuggle up with a good book, a great cup of tea, and the best wool blanket money can buy. But because we don't all have limitless budgets, we've rounded up 13 of our favorites at a range of prices. Why is wool worth the price, you ask? Prepare to meet the warmest, most durable, longest-lasting blanket you'll ever own.
Every week we bring new products into our "test lab" and have the whole office vote on their favorites, based on quality, appearance, and price. The winners become the Top Picks of our Annual Guides, which showcase the best products of the year.
Maxwell Ryan, our Founder & CEO, chooses his own Top Pick as well, and demonstrates his favorites in our Annual Guide videos and weekly Instagram story series. Come back every Thursday for a new Annual Guide and Maxwell's Top Pick Instagram story!
Our Top Pick
Won over by this blanket's softness and rich color, our office was pretty unanimous with this top pick choice. Made of super soft premium alpaca wool, Crate & Barrel's Lima blanket comes in 12 colors and is finished with a stylish fringe. The material is also less likely to pill than sheep's wool, making it perfect for the home.
This classic-looking plaid throw is of high quality but doesn't cost an arm and a leg like most wool blankets. At 50" x 60", it's perfect to throw on your couch or bring camping.
This shop on Etsy makes several different super thick wool blankets, all hand-woven with 100% sheep wool yarn in Ukraine. Each design has a unique pattern with neutral colors - perfect to give as a gift.
The Faribault Woolen Mill Co. in Minnesota has been a staple of the American wool industry since the 1800s, so it's no surprise that they make some of the best wool blankets out there. This design, made with 100% merino wool, was inspired by a design from 1920s found in the Mill's archives.
If you don't have one already, you've definitely seen these soft chunky blankets all over Instagram and Pinterest. This one is made of 100% merino wool and is super cozy at 32" x 54".
One of our top picks, this blanket stands out from the rest due to its ability to be warm and cozy while also lightweight. It's made of 100% sheep's wool at a small, family-owned Canadian mill, and comes in five different color patterns.
This soft lightweight throw is made of washed merino wool and comes in 9 colors - both patterned and woven - so you can be sure to find one in a style you like. Only downside is that it ships from the UK, so you'll have to shell out a little extra to get it.
This blanket is meant to fit on your bed, so it's a lot larger than the typical wool throw. It's made exclusively for CB2 by the Faribault Woolen Mill Co., comes in two neutral colors, and has a great modern design.
Another high-quality version of the classic chunky knit blanket. This one is more customizable, giving you the option to choose between two wool colors and ten ribbon colors. The $307 price point is for the smallest blanket (35" x 59"), but larger versions are also available.
This gorgeous ombre wool throw is made in Maine with European materials. The tight twill pattern makes this option ultra soft and silky (rare for wool blankets) and lightweight. It's the perfect "gateway" wool blanket, and the muted colors fit any style.
The ultimate luxury blanket, this throw from Fells Andes is made of 100% Peruvian baby alpaca wool. Its classic contemporary style will look at home anywhere, from a cozy cabin to an industrial loft. Another plus - it comes with its own leather strap so you can easily roll it up and carry around with you.
Another Faribault Woolen Mills Co. design, his heavy, classic-looking blanket is one of our top picks. The bold color blocks, inspired by naval tradition, are a great distinguishing feature, but we especially love the red stitching to round out the design.
If you're really looking to spoil yourself (or a loved one!), check out the Rare Wool Blanket from Swans Island Co. These blankets are made of fleece from uncommon black and brown sheep - a rarity considering that their fleece goes gray after a few years.
Benefits of Wool Blankets
- Their thick fibers have a natural protective layer that prevents stains and dust from collecting.
- It's breathable and temperature-regulating, so you'll always stay at the perfect temperature no matter the weather.
- It's water-resistant and will continue to keep you warm even when it's wet - perfect for camping or outdoor activities!
- It's sustainable and naturally renewable - plus its durability means it will last for years and won't be thrown away.
Our Best Wool Blanket Posts:
- Chunky Wool Blankets to Buy or DIY
- How To Clean A Wool Blanket With Snow
- Don't Go Bankrupt: Here's Where to Buy Those Super Trendy Giant Knit Blankets For Less
Other Good Resources:
- Keep Warm with the Best Wool Blankets for Winter — Gear Patrol
- How to Wash Woolen Blankets — The Spruce
- 10 New Uses for Vintage Wool Blankets — Joybilee Farm
Updated from a post originally published by Katie Holdefehr on 9/25/17.