If you feel like you’re always at work, it’s because you probably are. The average person spends about 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime. Yup, we feel that. Whether you’re preparing to head back to the office or you are continuing to work from home, being comfortable at the place where you spend the majority of your day is important. If you’re someone who is perpetually cold or your workplace is especially chilly, we recommend taking a cue from Linus and bringing a blanket to the office.
Many workplaces don’t allow electric heaters because of safety concerns. Dressing in your warmest sweats may be frowned upon in your next meeting. Bypass both issues by keeping the best office blanket under your desk or in your workspace to bring some warmth and comfort for your next workday. Not only is an office blanket a great way to get comfy during a long day of spreadsheets, but it can also provide some extra padding for your chair and act as temporary lumbar support when folded.
When searching for the best office blanket, opt for a throw that isn’t too big and won’t drag on the floor. Something that can be machine washed for weekly cleaning is a good idea, especially if you typically eat at your desk.
While an office blanket might not elicit the most professional look in a workspace, we’ve rounded up options that even your boss will have to admit look classy. And snuggly. Don’t forget snuggly.
Keep warm at work with the best office blankets. Just remember to put your out-of-office email on if you need to take an afternoon nap.
1. Bedsure Sherpa Fleece Bed Blanket
The Bedsure Sherpa Fleece Bed Blanket is an affordable and durable office blanket that will keep you warm and cozy during long days at work. The 100% microfiber blanket is dual-sided with a sherpa and fleece side to keep users feeling comfortable. Available in four sizes (we like the 50″ by 60″ for office use), the Sherpa is available in 24 colors and machine washable for easy care.
2. Micro-Plush Heated Blanket with Foot Pocket
BEST HEATED BLANKET
If you’re constantly cold at work and aren’t allowed to use an electric heater at your workspace, we have found your new favorite office blanket. The Micro-Plush Heated Blanket with Foot Pocket by Degrees of Comfort keeps your tootsies toasty thanks to a foot pocket. Choose from three heat settings using the custom LED controller. Not only will the heated blanket keep you warm, but it can also help with soothing sore muscles. Available in eight colors and three size options, the heated blanket features a 3′ controller cord that makes it easy to keep the blanket plugged in.
Micro-Plush Heated Blanket with Foot Pocket by Degrees of Comfort
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3. The Comfy Original Wearable Blanket
BEST WEARABLE BLANKET
Do you find your office blanket often slips off after you’ve draped it around yourself? It may be time to invest in a wearable option. The Comfy is a microfiber and sherpa wearable blanket and yeah, it’s comfy. The Shark Tank-approved blanket is available in several sizes and customers can even represent their favorite team with a Comfy that displays a sports logo. The one-size-fits-all wearable blanket includes a plush hood, oversized sleeves, a high-low hem to keep your bottom warm, and is large enough that users can tuck their legs inside. Sure, it may not be business casual, but if your office is located in the coldest part of your building, you need the Comfy.
4. Tirrinia Travel Blanket
BEST PACKABLE BLANKET
The Tirrinia Travel Blanket is a versatile office blanket that can be worn and used as a pillow. The fleece blanket measures 60” by 40” and can be worn as a long poncho that will cover the wearer’s shoulders. A front zippered pocket can store small items like a phone and the blanket can be folded into the pocket for a convenient storage option or to be used as a pillow. The lightweight, machine-washable blanket can even be used as a lumbar support blanket that will come in handy after a long day of sitting.
5. The Office Dundees Blanket
BEST NOVELTY BLANKET
What better blanket for an office than a blanket that celebrates The Office. Show off your fandom with a fade-resistant fleece throw from the Jay Franco Store. The oversized 60” by 90” blanket, which is also available in a Star Wars and Mickey Mouse print, is a cozy conversation piece. Not every day can be Pretzel Day at work, but every day can be cozy with this fleece throw.
6. Kachula by Coalatree
BEST WATERPROOF BLANKET
If your workspace is exposed to the elements, you need the best office blanket that can handle a little water. The Kachula is described as the ‘swiss army knife of blankets’ and we agree. SPY received a sample of the waterproof Kachula and we were instantly impressed with its high-quality design. Made from 100% recycled materials, including a brushed nylon flannel bottom and durable ripstop nylon, the blanket includes a hidden pocket with a hoody, which allows users to wear it as a poncho. It also has a second zippered pocket that turns the blanket into a pillow.
7. Cloud Linen Gauze Throw by Parachute
If you don’t want to be weighed down under a heavy blanket but still want to add a cozy factor to your workday, it doesn’t get more decadent than the Cloud Linen Gauze Throw by Parachute. The oversized throw measures 60” by 80” and is made with a linen-cotton blend that creates a lightweight yet warm finish. The blanket has been prewashed to deliver a soft feel from day one and can be machine washed when necessary. Available in three rich colors that are office-appropriate, the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified blanket is made in Turkey.
8. Pure Wool Throw Blanket by Brooklinen
BEST WOOL BLANKET
For a splurge-worthy office blanket that will make you the envy of everyone at work, we like the Pure Wool Throw Blanket by Brooklinen. Handmade in Germany from 100% pure virgin lambswool, the uber-soft blanket is available in two beautiful neutral colors. We don’t recommend writing your name on the wool throw, but keep an eye on it — a blanket this soft may ‘walk off’ at work.
9. Wicked Plush Throw by L.L. Bean
CAN BE PERSONALIZED
For a blanket you can (kinda) write your name on, there’s the Wicked Plush Throw by L.L. Bean. Available in two sizes, we like the smaller option at 50” by 60” for office use. Made from 100% polyester and featuring a decadent plush finish that may put you to sleep at your desk (you’ve been warned), the heavyweight blanket can be machine washed when necessary. We also like that L.L. Bean has a huge selection of colors and offers a monogram option to ensure everyone at work knows this is your blanket.
10. Made*Here New York Cotton Fisherman Knit Throw
If you want a blanket that won’t stick out in your office, we like the stylish Made*Here New York Cotton Fisherman Knit Throw. The 100% cotton measures 50” by 60”, making it the ideal size for keeping you cozy at your desk without creating a tripping hazard. The machine wash-friendly, hand-finished office blanket looks like a cozy cable knit sweater, which means you can wrap yourself in it during your next Zoom meeting and no one will realize you’re actually wearing a blanket at work.