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6 wool blankets to buy before the winter chill sets in

What could be better than Aussie wool?
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The colder months mean cosying up under a blanket, and there’s no better material for warmth than wool!

It may seem arbitrary to have heavy wool blankets in Australia, but the cool temperatures of winter can definitely surprise even the most hot blooded of Aussies.

Having a throw or blanket handy when the degrees creep down into the teens is always a good idea. And of course, there’s no better material than wool to keep you cosy on a cold day. 

Are wool blankets worth it?

Wool is the best material to use to keep warm during winter. Because it is made from a natural fibre, it offers both strong insulation and breathability. It is naturally moisture-wicking, meaning you will stray dry and warm throughout the night.

And, as an added benefit, wool is fire-resistant and allergy-friendly, making it one of the safest choices for your bedding.

In our opinion, wool blankets are definitely worth it!

Best wool blankets in Australia for 2024

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Morgan Wool oatmeal blanket, $260, Sheet Society

This cosy wool blanket by Morgan Wool is a great choice if neutrals are your jam. With a blanket-stitched hem and a blend of Bamboo for softness, this blanket embodies a feeling of balance. Add this extra layer onto the bed or couch when it’s feeling a bit chillier than normal, and everyone will thank you for it!

Key features:

  • Finished with blanket stitched edges.
  • 100% natural and renewable.
  • Made with 70% Australian Merino Wool, blended with Bamboo to give you that soft-hand feel.
  • Contains thermo-regulating properties to keep you warm in Winter and cool in Summer.
  • Wrinkle resistant.

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Fine-Day Loft wool blanket, $120 (was $170), David Jones

A knitted wool blanket is perfect for those who want a casual option for the lounge room that also has interesting texture. This wool blanket from Fine-Day is actually hand-knitted, meaning you’re literally in good hands when you’ve got this wrapped around you. 

Key features:

  • 100% Pure Wool.
  • Made in India.
  • Hand Knitted.
  • Brand / care patch label.
  • Dimensions 130x180cm.

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Generic twin size wool blanket, $139.99, Amazon

Perfect for snuggling up in bed on a cold winter’s night, this twin size blanket has all the room for you and a partner to cuddle up under. A satin trim means no itchy wool in your face, while 100% New Zealand wool will keep you warm all night long!

Key features:

  • 100% New Zealand wool, luxuriously soft.
  • Durable and long lasting.
  • Measurements: Twin(80*60In,203x 152 cm).
  • Woolmark licensed guarantee.

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The Grampians Goods Co. Heritage collection Scottish tartan blanket, $189, Myer

A Scottish tartan blanket is sure to suit any winter style, and it’ll keep you cosy as well! With a tasselled trim, this blanket from The Grampians Goods Co. is great for adding to the lounge room when you first feel that winter chill.

Key features:

  • 75% recycled wool and 25% mixed fibres.
  • Mackellar Scottish tartan.
  • Tasselled trim. 
  • Eco-friendly and sustainable.

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Heritage Australian wool blanket in natural check, $139.95, Myer

If you like to keep the inside of your home looking like a winter wonderland, then this white check blanket from Heritage is the best choice for you. Of course, it won’t feel like winter, with high-quality wool keeping you snug as a bug during even the most harsh of weather conditions. 

Key features:

  • Check design.
  • Soft hand feel.
  • Available in other colours.
  • Crafted from high-quality wool.

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Adairs Holland green wool blanket, $209.99 (was $299.99), Adairs

If green is your colour, then this Holland green wool blanket is perfect for your home. The colder months come with dreary weather, and sometimes an even drearier outlook, so adding a bit of brightness to your bed or couch may be just the thing for you. Better yet, this beautiful blanket is as warm and cosy as you can get!

Key features:

  • Made from 100% wool.
  • Blanket stitch edging. 
  • Matching cushion available. 
  • Three colourways available. 

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Are wool blankets good for sleeping?

Wool is made up of natural fibres, meaning it is breathable yet warm. When used for sleeping, it has been proven to lower heart rates and less sleep disturbance. Wool is also moisture-wicking, so if you’re prone to sweating while you sleep, then a wool blanket is perfect for you!

How long do wool blankets last?

A high-quality wool blanket should last a lifetime. With the proper care and maintenance, including washing your wool blanket following care instructions, it will be the pride and joy of generations to come!

Can I wash a wool blanket in the washing machine?

You can wash a wool blanket in the washing machine, but you should always do it on a delicate or wool wash setting. And of course, always wash in cold water so it doesn’t shrink!

How do you store a 100% wool blanket?

You should store a wool blanket in a cool, dry area. Wool blankets can mould if left exposed to heat or humidity. Take care to include mothballs or repellents in your linen press as well, as wool is especially prone to being eaten by pests.

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