Tips for Buying the Perfect Throw Blanket

Sherpa Throw Blankets from Lush DecorEvery year when the holiday season rolls around, I find myself shopping for throw blankets. Why throw blankets you might ask? Well, I think they make the perfect holiday gift for EVERYONE on your gift-giving list! They’re a great gift for children and adults! If you’re looking for just a “family gift” they’re great for that too.

Throw blankets are always appreciated because it’s an item that will be used and used often! They can be used as a decorator piece and/or as a functional piece as a means to keep warm. If you select the right throw, it can be one that’s used year-round.

Tips on How to Buy the Best Throw Blankets

When shopping for throw blankets to give as a holiday gift, here are a few tips to remember:

1. Color Scheme – If you don’t know the gift recipient’s preferred color scheme, stick to a neutral color when purchasing one.

2. Weight – Does the gift receipient live in a very cold part of the country? If so, go with a heavier throw. Do they live in a part of the country that typically stays warm year-round? Go with a lighter one.

3. Size – When purchasing as a gift, I like to stick to the typical throw size of around 50″ by 60″ in size. It should be a portable size that can be moved all around the home easily and draped onto a piece of furniture easily.

4. Easy Care – Avoid purchasing items that need dry cleaning, hand washing, etc. People are more apt to use and appreciate a throw that can easily be cleaned in the washing machine!

5. Fabrication – Let’s face it…when it comes to a throw blanket, we all want them to be super soft! There is nothing like crawling underneath a blanket and being caressed by softness and warmth!

Sherpa Throw Blankets from Lush Decor

Recently I had the opportunity to try out a beautiful throw blanket from Lush Decor. This is a company that I am familiar with and own several of their home decor items. You can find their items at various retailers like Kohl’s, Boscov’s, Sears, Bed Bath & Beyond and others. I bet you have seen their products too!

The particular throw that I selected is called the Whale Sherpa Throw, but they have this throw available in several different designs and color schemes. What’s really cool about this throw is that it’s totally reversible! You get the adorable whale print on one side and then the snuggly soft sherpa is on the other side.

Sherpa Throw Blankets from Lush Decor

It’s completely machine washable, so it’s kid-friendly and pet-friendly too. Measuring 60″ high by 50″ wide makes it the perfect size to be laid across a bed, draped onto your favorite reading chair, displayed on the back of your sofa or toss it onto a rocking chair. It’s the perfect weight for year-round use!

I absolutely love my new Sherpa Throw from Lush Decor. Matter of fact, I often catch my mother (shown in the photos) snuggled underneath it when she visits our home. I have to admit, it’s incredibly soft and feels super soft against your skin! I would love for the company to come out with some bed sheets made out of that soft sherpa too!

Sherpa Throw Blankets from Lush Decor

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  7. Jillian Too says:

    I like the Elephant Parade Throw Soft Gray Sherpa.

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  12. Eileen Richter says:

    I really like the Baby its Cold Outside throw pillow! My daughter would love that…her favorite holiday song!

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  22. Marilyn Nawara says:

    I would like the Misha Throw Fuchsia — love the bright rich colors.

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  26. Kerry Kollman says:

    There are some very nice looking throws, pillows and bedding. I’d have to go with the MMisha Throw Fuchsia because of all the bright colors, though the alligators would be cute too

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  28. Sarah Hayes says:

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  30. Crystal Ward says:

    I like the Paisley Velvet Decorative Pillow!

  31. Love the Floral Paisley 7 Piece Comforter Set

  32. Heather Williams says:

    Any of the fur throws would be amazing. However my bedroom needs some serious tlc and I so love the Clara set

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  34. I like the Avon 3 piece comforter set.

  35. Terry Stevens says:

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  36. Jamie Williams says:

    Another item I would love to have is the Maya Comforter 5 Piece Set.

  37. I really like the alligator quilt sets they are so cute. I think it’s time to redo the bedroom not sure the husband would go for the alligator design but I absolutely love it!

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  47. All the throws are great! That alligator is so fun!

  48. I like the hotel collection shower curtains.

  49. courtney b says:

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  50. Dawn Monroe says:

    I like the Adrienne quilt set in yellow and the alligator quilt set.

  51. Nannypanpan says:

    I like the fuzzy dots decorative pillow

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  53. I love the Sophie throw in the pink. It has a unique design and is really pretty.

  54. I love the Boho striped quilt.

  55. Allison Swain says:

    I visited the site, and I would also like the Boho Stripe 7 Piece Comforter Set.

    Thank you for the cool giveaway!

  56. Laura Kornak says:

    I just LOVE the Meta Sherpa throw!

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  59. I’d love their “Baby it’s cold outside” decorative pillow.

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  61. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I love the Kemmy Quilt 3 Piece Set!

  62. Cindy Merrill says:

    I do love the Bohemian Stripe Throw Sherpa, it’s very soothing to the eyes.

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  65. Melissa Storms says:

    I love the Maya sherpa throw, the colors are so pretty.

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  69. Susan Hartman says:

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  70. I really like the
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  73. Brandi Dawn says:

    I would also love to have the Graham Fur Throw.

  74. I would love their Luca Fur Throw, love the look of it

  75. Another item I like is the Geo Furniture Protector.

  76. I love the Abner Geo sherpa throw!!!

  77. I like the Chic glasses decorative pillow

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  79. I would also love to have the Mia shower curtain I am hopefully going to redo my bathroom, thanks so much for a great giveaway.

  80. I like the Luca Fur Throw. It exactly matches my dog and should be good for hiding shed puppy fluff 🙂

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  85. I would really like the Flying Balloon Quilt 2 Piece Set!

  86. KENNETH OHL says:

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  93. I like the Clara Shower Curtain.

  94. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I like the Cupcake Ice Cream Quilt.

  95. Friederike says:

    i love the elephant parade thrw in soft grey. thank you for the review and giveaway, the throw blankets are beautiful

  96. I also like the floral design retro paisley pattern of the comforter set. That would be an awesome gift.

  97. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    I like the Sophie Throw. I love the blue color.

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  99. Darlene Carbajal says:

    I like the boho stripe shower curtain.

  100. I like the Monique 3 Piece Quilt set.

  101. I love the alligator 4 piece set. It would be perfect for my son’s room.

  102. Looking through the pretty bedding sets at Lush Decor made me realize how long it’s been since I got a new comforter. One at their site I really like is the Aster Comforter 5 Piece Set.

  103. Seyma Shabbir says:

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  104. I also really like the Forest Shower Curtain.

  105. I like Faux Wolf Fur Throw

  106. I like the Addington Quilt set

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  109. I am loving Lush Decor’s Alligator Quilt Set.

  110. I like the Bethany Plaid Decorative Pillow.

  111. i REALLY LIKE THE Aster Comforter 5 Piece Set.

  112. Cynthia R says:

    I love their pattterns and colors. I would love to own the Monique 3 Piece Quilt

  113. ellen beck says:

    I really need new curtains, and love their Urban Tassel Window Curtains (Pair). Very pretty and a lovely color too!

  114. I went to their site and I would also love to have this item Faux Wolf Fur Throw.

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  117. I like the Aster Comforter 5 piece Set.

  118. I love their Elephant Parade Throw Soft Gray Sherpa, which would match my animal pillows I have on the couch. I also like their Animal Furniture Protector Plush for both my sofa and loveseat.

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  126. This would look great on our bed in the master bedroom; Bohemian Stripe Quilt 3 Piece Set

  127. Really like the FForest Shower Curtain… Great unique shower curtains

  128. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I also like the Alexander window panel from Lush Decor.