We're all trying to find ever more inventive ways to keep warm this winter rather than turn our heating on because we fear the spiraling costs.
From heated clothes airers that can also help heat up a room to this cosy, covetable hooded wearable blanket from M&S and even a £34.99 Aldi soup maker that'll help you make cheap, nourishing and warming food, retailers are coming up with ever more inventive ways to help us save money on our gas and electricity bills.
And Lakeland has another great solution that'll keep you toasty without breaking the bank: a heated blanket.
Called The Snuggler, this is way more than a mere throw, trust us. Read on for the ways it'll add just the kind of warmth and cosiness you want and need this winter while keeping your bills as low as possible.
Why we rate it
As well as being a soft-as-a-cloud, thick and cuddly heated blanket/throw, it has oversized sleeves and a pouch area at the bottom to keep your feet warm. Genius!
Frankly, we couldn't have found a more perfect, comfortable (and comforting) way to keep warm when working from home, or lazing on the sofa watching Strictly.
The Snuggler has three temperature settings so you can crank up the heat when you want to, and adjust it to a lower temp – or turn it off – when you're toasty enough. And it has a three-hour auto shut-off – handy if you're the type who dozes off in front of the TV on the regular and don't want to overheat.
As you're bound to be wearing this 24/7 through the colder months, it'll more than pay for its £99.99 price point within weeks.
And we have more good news: it's machine washable at 30°C (handily, the temperature controller is detachable). Just make sure The Snuggler has cooled right down before you chuck it in the wash. And, needless to say, ensure it's 100% dry before you heat it up again and wear it.
It's so new on the Lakeland site that it only has one review, but as it's one of the brand's main, trending products at the moment for obvious reasons, don't delay in snapping it up. Like this happy shopper who is finding it super-warming even without turning its temperature control on. "I bought this to heat myself rather than the house. We haven’t yet reached the season where I can really test this item out, but [even] without the heating element on, it’s keeping me really cosy in the evenings. So I am hopeful that it will help!"
It's just the kind of cosy, cuddly cocoon we all need this winter.