Known as blanket hoodies or slankets, the best wearable blankets really are the key to keeping warm when the temperature decides to drop.
Beating the chill indoors during the colder months can be tricky. With energy prices still sky-high, we're all looking for more ways to stay warm without reaching for the heating thermostat. But that's where wearable blankets come in.
Loved by adults and kids, the best blanket hoodies are a great investment for keeping toasty, especially if you're contemplating all the ways to save energy. Of course, kitting out the kids with basic winter essentials like thermal underwear or updating your hot water bottle collection can help. But it could be worth steering the family towards wearable blankets when it comes to writing this year's Christmas wish lists. After all, there aren't many items that can keep you toasty warm whilst also ensuring you're as cool as can be.
It's worth noting that wearable blankets can be surprisingly pricey. This is why we've scanned the web for the best wearable blankets money can buy and found options that are discounted and good value for money. So, to stay warm (without putting the heating on full whack) here's our guide to the best wearable blankets for all the family.
Best wearable blankets
1. Harry Potter Gryffindor Oodie
RRP: Was £99, now £69 | Sizes: One size fits all
This is surely the only blanket hoodie for any self-respecting Harry Potter fan to be seen in.
It's 'one size fits most' with soft flannel fleece on the outside and warm sherpa fleece inside. Apparently you'll feel like you're hugging a sheep! You heard it here first, this is the wearable blanket every Potterhead is going to want to Accio!
2. Kids Teddy Icelandic Rainbow Oversized Blanket Hoodie
RRP: £12 | Sizes: S or M
This super soft blanket hoodie is made from polyester and has a deep pocket as well as the all-important hood. It's available in sizes 5-6 years or 7-10 years.
Standard delivery is £3.95 or you can use Click and Collect to pick it up from your local store with no delivery charge. This is what comfy and cosy dreams are made of!
3. Gaming Oodie
RRP: Was £89, now £64 | Sizes: One size fits all
Gamers will love this wearable blanket with a cosy sherpa fleece lining and a large front kangaroo pocket - perfect for stashing your phone or some gaming snacks!
So if you're a lover of Minecraft, or know someone who is, this comfortable and toasty-warm blanket hoodie will keep you warm during all those extra-long gaming sessions.
4. Dreamscene Unicorn Hoodie Blanket Oversized Kids Ultra Plush Soft Sherpa
RRP: £11.99 | Sizes: One size
This cosy kids' hoodie blanket has a soft sherpa inner layer plus elasticated cuffs for extra warmth, along with a two-sided giant pocket and a large hood - featuring a silver metallic unicorn horn, of course.
Just add their favourite slippers and pyjamas. It's time to get comfy (and cosy!).
5. Pets Hoodie
RRP: £17.99 | Size: One size
Kids who love Squishmallows and other cuddly toys will love this cute twist on a blanket hoodie. The soft cuddly unfolds into a supersoft blanket hoodie and then back into a toy. What more could you want from a wearable blanket?
6. Stars Oversized Blanket Hoodie
RRP: £18 | Sizes: One size
Why should kids get all the cool stuff? This one's for the teens - keep your not-so-little stars cosy on even the coldest night with this star-print oversized blanket hoodie.
7. Kids Red Hooded Blanket
RRP: £34.99 | Sizes: One size
Snuggy blanket hoodies are one size fits all (4-12 years) and hand-crafted with extremely soft flannel fleece on the outerside and sherpa fleece inside. They come wrapped in a bow around the blanket so it's an ideal pressie.
8. Teddy Fleece Kids' Hooded Blanket
RRP: £19.50 | Sizes: One size (kids), one size (adults)
Shoppers love this hooded teddy fleece blanket for keeping body heat in. One reviewer wrote: 'I bought this for my 6-year-old daughter and it is now her most favourite thing in the world!' It's fluffy to touch with a kangaroo pocket for keeping hands warm - or stashing snacks!
And better yet, it's available in kids and adult sizing. So you and your team can match.
9. ONY Pale Pink Fleece Oversized Unisex Blanket Hoodie
RRP: £38.99 | Sizes: One size
A quick way to tick off cosiness? This pink hooded blanket. Coming with an oversized fit, and a perfect-in-pink colouring, you can cuddle up and stay warm whilst at home once armed with this super soft option.
10. Peppa Pig Hugzee Oversized Fleece Hooded Blanket, Blue/Pink
RRP: £24 | Sizes: One size (3-6 years)
Know someone who is Peppa Pig obsessed? This oversized wearable blanket hoodie fits kids aged 3-6 years old and it comes with a supersoft cushion cover to store it in for those rare moments when it's not being worn!
Complete with a hood, this super soft wearable blanket is ideal for relaxing, chilling on the couch or just keeping them warm on the weekends.
11. Dachshund Kids Oodie
RRP: Was £77 now £49 | Sizes: One size
The Oodie is arguably the original blanket hoodie with buttery-soft, Toastytek™ flannel fleece on the outside but they're not cheap - except when they're in the sale like this one!
Know a sausage dog fan? They'll go crazy for this. It's suitable for children aged from 3 to 13 years old and measures 75cm long.
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As a parenting specialist for more than 15 years, Heidi has written for most national newspapers and for a wide range of consumer magazines, including Mother & Baby where she was the Shopping Editor for six years, looking after regular consumer features including buying guides and gift roundups.
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