10 Ultra-Snuggly Merino Wool Blankets to Keep You Nice and Cozy This Winter

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Baby, it’s cold outside and when it comes to beating chilly weather, there’s nothing quite like wrapping ourselves up burrito-style in the warmest blanket we can find, with a cup of cocoa (or vino) in hand. So, if you’re hoping to spend the coming frigid months like us, we recommend equipping yourselves with the ruler of warmth: the merino wool blanket.

“But wool can be so itchy,” you might be thinking, and while yes, we have all experienced the discomfort that comes with cuddling up in grandma’s scratchy wool throw, merino wool is totally different. Its fibers are ultra-fine, making it super soft and much gentler on the skin than that of regular wool. But beyond being one of the snuggliest textiles out there, merino wool has plenty of other pros, too.

It has thermoregulation properties, which is just a fancy way of saying that it’s able to help regulate your temperature and keep you from sweating through your jammies at night. It’s also odor-proof, thanks to the waxy lanolin fibers that make it difficult for odor-causing bacteria to latch on. And it’s hypoallergenic and mite-resistant, meaning it’s ideal for those of us with sensitive skin. Seriously, owning one is a win-win.

So, we decided to do some shopping for ourselves to find the coziest options out there. Below, 10 of the best merino wool blankets— from lightweight options great for travel to extra-chunky designs perfect for frigid temps—to help keep you extra warm this winter.

Best Merino Wool Blankets At A Glance

pendleton 5th avenue merino wool blankets

1. pendleton 5th Avenue Throw Blanket

Best Overall

Made from 100 percent merino wool and softly brushed to give it a fleece-like feel, this blanket from Pendleton is so cozy, you’ll be buying one for everyone you know. Plus, it comes in plenty of other color options if this red, yellow and green striped one isn’t your vibe.

parachute merino wool travel kit

2. parachute Merino Wool Travel Kit

Best for Travel

Lightweight but still packing enough heat to keep you warm in colder temperatures, this blanket’s extra-fine and ultra-soft fibers plus carrying case will make catching that red-eye much more luxurious. The matching eye mask definitely helps amp up the cozy factor, too.

the citizenry celeste chunky merino wool blanket
The Citizenry

3. the Citizenry Celeste Chunky Merino Wool Blanket

Most Splurge-Worthy

Sometimes a throw blanket adds the finishing touch to your space, cozying up the room and bringing it all together. If that’s what you’re searching for (and you have the budget), this statement-making, chunky throw that’s handknit by artisans in Montevideo, Uruguay will definitely do the trick.

moon marina wool blanket

4. moon Merino Wool Throw Blanket

Most Color Variety

Hoping to get your hands on a merino wool blanket in a pretty lilac shade or a vibrant red? Or maybe you’re searching for a classic camel and black plaid print or a rainbow-hued striped pattern? If so, take a peek at Moon’s throws. They come in 26 (yes, 26) different colors so you’re sure to find one or two you’ll want to add to your collection.

faribault woolen mill co frontier merino wool blanket
L.L. Bean

5. faribault Woolen Mill Co. Frontier Merino Wool Blanket

Best Craftmanship

This style from Faribault has been around for decades (seriously, the brand started making it in the early 1900s) so you know it must be good. Its uniqueness comes from the blanket’s double-woven design, which is then triple brushed giving it a buttery soft feel.

the company story ledge plaid merino blanket
The Company Store

6. the Company Store Ledge Plaid Merino Wool Blanket

Best Lightweight

This guy is designed with a lighter weave, making it more breathable than other options out there. Don’t get us wrong, it’s still plenty warm, but it’s also it ideal for layering on top of heavier blankets and is great for year-round use, too.

southampton home basket weave merino wool blanket

7. southampton Home Basket Weave Merino Wool Blanket

Best Blanket on Sale

A quality throw blanket doesn’t always come cheap, but this 100 percent merino wool throw comes in plenty of fun colors and is currently going for 60 percent off.

wooly mammoth woolen co camp merino wool blanket

8. wooly Mammoth Woolen Co. Extra Large Merino Wool Camp Blanket

Best for Camping

If you’re an outdoorsy type hoping to stay warm on your next adventure, look no further. This puppy measures in at an impressive 90 by 66-inches, is water-resistant, made with a twill-weave for added durability and acts as a great insulation layer whether you’re sitting fireside or wrapped up in your tent.

biddy murphy merino wool blanket

9. biddy Murphy Merino Wool Blanket

Most Affordable

Don’t worry about sacrificing affordability for quality. Handmade in Ireland and crafted with 100 percent merino wool, this is a throw that’s so soft on your skin and toasty warm to snuggle up with, but still lightweight enough to prevent overheating—all without breaking the bank.

stokke merino wool blanket
Bed, Bath & Beyond

10. stokke Merino Wool Blanket

Best for Babies

Breathable yet supple and soft, this pint-sized blankie is 100 percent merino wool and extra gentle on your little one’s sensitive skin. As an added bonus, it’s stain-resistant so no more worrying about added clean-up after spills and mishaps.

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