Urban Outfitters Is Selling a $139 Weighted Blanket, and You Can Bet It’s on Our Wish List


A weighted blanket may be just what every stressed-out college student needs this Winter. They’re thought to ease anxiety by hugging your body, which helps reduce cortisol levels, while triggering the release of the feel-good hormones oxytocin and serotonin. Oh, and they’re super cozy — but priced at a couple hundred dollars or more, they’re not exactly budget-friendly. At least not until now.

Enter the Plush 15 lb Weighted Blanket ($139) from Urban Outfitters. This beautiful blanket is made with a soft, dark gray fleece that’s sure to match any dorm or apartment, no matter the color scheme. It evenly distributes 15 pounds onto your body — a good starting point, since weighted blankets should be about 10 percent of your body weight. And it’s even machine-washable!

If that sounds like everything your holiday dreams are made of, add it to your own list — then settle in for a warm, restful Winter.

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