As the winter draws in, finding the best electric blanket Black Friday deal isn’t a bad idea to combat the cold and there are still some hot deals live. After all, good quality bed linen and bedding will make you feel comfy and supported at whichever temperature you desire. When energy bills seem to be climbing, doing all we can to save our pennies should be our main priority. Investing in a decent electric blanket, as opposed to turning the heating on, could save you some serious dosh – and keep you snug, just in time for Christmas.
Electric blankets have a few other benefits. Yes – these specially-made blankets provide a “safe source of heat that is comfortable next to skin,” says homeware brand Dunelm. Ideal for those of us who are facing minor health issues – such as backache and arthritis, a heat such as this can encourage an increase in blood flow and can even alleviate pain. Not only that, but allergy sufferers can rest well – as the heat reduces moisture and humidity – an anti-allergy bedding solution.
Best electric blanket Black Friday deals: the best sales across the web
Black Friday and Cyber Monday has passed but these are the retailers to shop with the best electric blanket deals still available this 'Cyber week':
Amazon UK: Still savings on Bedsure, Silentnight, Slumberdown and more
Very: Save up to £30 on electric blankets
Lakeland: Up to 40% off heated throws and blankets
Boots: Up to 1/2 off selected electric blankets and heated bedding
John Lewis: Up to £30 off the RRP of selected electric blankets
Debenhams: Save up to 50% on selected electric blankets
Believe it or not, there are different types of these plug-in cosy blankets. There are electric under-blankets, which heat the bed's surface, sitting on top of the mattress under a base sheet. As for the over-blankets, they can be used in place of a duvet, popped inside your cover or used as an extra, snug layer for a constant temperature throughout the night. A thermal throw, however, is a little more stylish and versatile, ideal for keeping in the living room for wintery, cosy movie nights indoors.
Other electric blanket Black Friday deals may come in the form of heated mattress covers, which cover, protect and heat the entire mattress. Or, consider, heated pads, which Dunelm describes as a “modern hot water bottle” and “great for concentrating heat in a specific area.” Whatever you’ve got your eye on, a warming or cooling blanket, you’re bound to find it in the Black Friday sale, where prices will be slashed and shopping carts will be packed to the brim with deals. Here are some of the best deals still available to shop even after the Black Friday weekend.
Electric blanket Black Friday deals
The Mia+Coco Electric Heated Blanket offers ten temperature settings and a nine-hour auto-off
With its Ultra Soft Touch Micro Fleece Material, the LIVIVO Heated Electric Over Blanket is just
This super soft tartan heated throw with Sherpa fleece lining looks fantastic and is perfect for
Choose from Super King, Double, King and Single, this Slumberdown Wonderful Warm Luxury Electric
Save money on heating bills without electricity with the Silentnight Self-Heating Topper in
The Silentnight Double Comfort Control Fleecy Electric Blanket helps you to keep you extra cosy
The Dreamcatcher Electric Heated Throw Blanket can be easily machine-washed at 40 degrees for a
Save £30 on the Dreamland Hygge Days Faux Fur Warming Throw - Zebra, which adds a touch of Scandi
Next, we suggest the Silentnight Comfort Control Electric Blanket Topper from Dreams. Save £15 off
Lastly, the Homefront Electric Heated Throw Over Blanket - Chocolate comes in a soft, plush
When was Black Friday 2023?
Black Friday this year fell on November 24, and Cyber Monday on November 27. However, the discounts and offers aren't confined to just that day. Throughout the Black Friday weekend and, in fact, for most of the month, you'll have the opportunity to secure Black Friday deals on electric blankets, ensuring a comfortable and damp-free home environment. And, of course, there will be deals on other household essentials for you and your loved ones.
Are electric blankets expensive to run?
Though electric blankets are cosy additions to your winter nights, you’re likely wondering about their running cost. Well, the expense of running an electric blanket does depend on a few factors:
Energy efficiency – plays a role. Newer models are often designed with energy-saving features like timers, automatic shut-off functions and adjustable heat settings, which help keep costs down.
Electricity rate – in your area will affect the running cost. To gauge expenses, check your electricity bill to see your rate per kilowatt-hour (kWh). Here, you can calculate the wattage of your electric blanket; multiply it by hours of use, divide by 1000, and then multiply by the electricity rate.
Be Smart – with your electric blanket and you can avoid paying out massive energy bills. Above all, turn it off when not needed and use lower settings if you can, which can help cut costs.
How to wash an electric blanket
You’ve snapped up your electric blanket Black Friday deal… now, what?
Dunelm recommends following the manufacturer’s guidance when approaching washing an electric blanket. As a general rule, washing and drying on gentle, cool settings is usually what is suggested.
However, air drying is preferred as long as you don’t use any “clothes pegs on any wired sections.”
Piper Huxley is a Homes, Garden and Wellness Product Writer for Yours, an all-rounder who will write on anything from décor to wellness. When not scouring the net for the best home bargains, Piper is listening to a musical soundtrack and tending to her houseplants.