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10 Waffle Blankets to Keep You Cozy and Cool

For bed covers that warm you up without weighing you down, look to our favorite waffle blankets

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When it comes to your sleep environment, temperature is among the most important aspects to consider for a good night’s rest. Even a slight change of a few degrees, whether on account of seasonal weather changes or a dispute over the thermostat, can have you kicking off the covers or cuddling up for warmth. That’s why we recommend adding a waffle blanket to your bedding collection.

Also known as honeycomb blankets, waffle blankets have an open-cell weave for a lightweight texture that’s cozy yet allows air to circulate. They feel cool enough to use during spring as temps climb, yet warm enough to use with an AC through the summer or as an extra layer with a comforter in the cooler months. They’re the ultimate bed cover for temperature regulation—and they look great while doing it. Make one of our favorite waffle-knit blankets a part of your linen collection in just a few clicks.

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Cozy Earth Waffle Blanket
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Cozy Earth Waffle Blanket

Look no further than Cozy Earth’s Waffle Blanket for one of the most definitive cuddle-and-huddle waffle blankets. The moisture-wicking 50/50 bamboo viscose and cotton blend is breathable and sweat-wicking for year-round warmth and comfort. Choose one for your bed in queen or king in three neutral colors. It comes as a throw blanket, too, so you can get one for your sofa, too. While you’re at it, check out our all-time favorite Cozy Earth comforter, too.

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Crane and Canopy Waffle Weave Blanket
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Crane and Canopy Waffle Weave Blanket

The Cream Waffle Blanket from Crane & Canopy is a lightweight, all-season blanket on its own or as a layer on your cozy bed. This top-quality waffle blanket competes with the best blankets all day and night. Made of 100% cotton, its three sizes are oversized to cover all six bed sizes. Color-conscious buyers will appreciate that the three muted colors complement any decor.

RD.com shopping editor Stephanie Hope uses this blanket every day as a throw in her living room. “Not only does it look absolutely gorgeous on my couch, but it’s the perfect spring and summer blanket,” she says. “It’s just cozy enough to snuggle in on a Friday night but cool enough that I’m not sweating or uncomfortable.”

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L.L. Bean Wicked Cozy Waffle Blanket
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L.L. Bean Wicked Cozy Waffle Blanket

Many say that blankets cannot keep people both warm and cool. However, year-round tempered comfort is a magic quality for this delightfully cozy, two-sided waffle blanket. This polyester fleece blanket has a plush embossed waffle design on one side and a smooth and soft feel on the other— just know it’s the warmest of this list and definitely not a cooling blanket. Choose from four pastel colors and three bed sizes.

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Pottery Barn Waffle Weave Blanket
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Pottery Barn Waffle Weave Blanket

This waffle weave blanket has a homespun look that could only come from Pottery Barn. The 50/50 cotton and acrylic material is lightweight and provides exceptional comfort even when a home AC is in use. Your choice of seven earthly neutral colors provides a country-chic compliment to a full-, queen- or king-size bed.

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Gracie Oaks Jermonica Waffle Weave Throw Blanket
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Gracie Oaks Jermonica Waffle Weave Blanket

Give your queen- or king-sized bed a colorful cotton cover with this waffle-weave bed blanket. Its cotton material comes in seven soothing hues including blush orange and burnt orange. Pair it with the best cooling sheets for comfort on any night of the year.

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Boll and Branch Waffle Organic Cotton Blanket
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Boll and Branch Waffle Organic Cotton Blanket

If sustainability is top of mind and you don’t mind spending a little more, you’ll adore this organic cotton waffle blanket. The array of neutral colors provides a cooling cover to any bed, with a tidy finished edge that makes the look more modern. Choose from four sizes from twin to California king.

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Great Bay All-Season Waffle Weave Blanket
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Great Bay All-Season Waffle Weave Blanket

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more beloved all-season waffle blanket than Great Bay Home’s. Luckily, it’s easy to find: Megaretailers Target, Amazon and Walmart all sell the popular super-soft cotton cover. It comes in three bed sizes and nine colors, so shop around if you can’t find your preferred combo—and for the best price.

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Pom Pom At Home Zuma Waffle Bed Blanket
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Pom Pom At Home Zuma Waffle Bed Blanket

The stone-washed Zuma Waffle Blanket boasts a lived-in look to its deep waffle weave, made of 100% cotton. This one comes in four earthy shades and twin-, queen- or king-size to make any bed cozier.

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Kenneth Cole Waffle Weave Throw Blanket
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Kenneth Cole Waffle Weave Blanket

Kenneth Cole sets its waffle weave blanket apart with a unique grid-within-a-grid design. The all-cotton construction is durable yet lightweight, though some reviewers note a sizable amount of lint after a wash and dry cycle. However, following its care instructions and using the best dryer setting will mitigate this.

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Boll and Branch Waffle Striped Blanket
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Boll and Branch Waffle Striped Blanket

If you want the waffle knit feel but not its traditional style, look no further than this head-turning waffle blanket by Boll & Branch. The two-tone, 100% organic cotton is durable, breathable and provides lasting loftiness. Its distinct color and design have a timeless quality that complements your bedding, whether used on its own or layered with a lightweight comforter.

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Spencer Kildare
Spencer is a New York–based creative and writer who has a hefty background in retail and consumer goods. He specializes in housewares, decorative home accessories, and specialty items. Spencer has performed in-person consultations with new homeowners, new parents, newlyweds, and engaged couples to find the perfect items and gifts for each need. Readers can be sure to find the same expert knowledge, experience, and personalized care within his Reader's Digest articles.