Why do people use blankets? There are several reasons why most people use covers that range from physiological (the body temperature and serotonin levels drop a bit while sleeping, making one cooler and a little more anxious) to nostalgic. Most people grew up using blankets; when they were babies, their parents would wrap them up to make them snug and calm. Because of this, wrapping up in a warm throw results in an automatic feeling of relaxation and even drowsiness. This is why many people use a heavy blanket even while they're running the air-conditioner at night. It keeps them warm and makes them feel secure while they're sleeping.
Yes, but why do people prefer mink blankets? What makes them "so special"? Even though they're called "mink" blankets (and sometimes "Korean" mink), they're made entirely from synthetic materials, typically acrylic, polyester, or some combination of the two. The term "mink," refers to the incredibly plush material the blankets are made from that makes them feel so very soft. They're some of the most durable and beautiful options available, and they come in a weight that provides a sense of security along with a restful night's sleep for nearly everyone who uses them. Here are the top ten reasons to buy a mink blanket for yourself, as well as the ones you love.
- They're Very Warm
Did you know that you can actually reduce your heating expenses by investing in a thick, warm "faux fur" blanket? With the added warmth these covers provide, you can turn down your thermostat at night, far lower than you would comfortably be able to otherwise.
Considered by many people to be the absolute softest and coziest bedding option on the market, they are commonly offered in 79 x 96-inches, so they fit a queen or king-sized bed. The heavy-weight covers weigh 6-pounds or more, and yet they're still perfect for year-round use. Medium-weight options are 70 x 90-inches and 4.6-pounds, which may be better for those who prefer a lighter cover, especially during the hotter months or in warmer climates.
- They're Incredibly Beautiful
A mink blanket makes a wonderful addition to anyone's home. Among the most beautiful blankets on the market, they come in every color imaginable and such a huge range of designs that there's something for everyone. The colors are rich and vibrant and the images are attractive and dynamic. With a bit of thought, you can choose one to become the focus of your entire bedroom color scheme and theme, as well.
- They're Some of the Softest Blankets Available
"Faux fur" mink blankets are perhaps the absolute-softest ones on the market. Although many claim that you actually have to feel them in order to understand how truly luxurious and plush they are, their reputation is well established and commonly accepted.
The reason many children become attached to and carry their favorite blanket everywhere is because it makes them feel safe and secure. Similarly, adults also enjoy using a soft, heavy cover at night to reduce anxiety and improve their sleep, allowing them to wake fully rested in the morning. In fact, just touching these plush covers can instantly relax you.
- They Make Great Comforters
These blankets are perfect for use as a comforter. They're thick enough that you won't need any other blankets on your bed throughout most of the year, and depending on your comfort-level you might not need anything besides the "mink" during the colder moths, as well.
With such vibrant hues, they make choosing a color scheme for your bedroom easy. Plus, the dynamic images they possess help create a focal point in the space around which you can build a theme that reflects your personality and tastes.
- They're Very Versatile
A mink blanket is a great inclusion in many of the rooms in your home and in a variety of situations. Not only is it a beautiful cover for your bed, but it has many other potential uses, as well. If you drape it over your sofa or on an easy chair, it works as a throw for when you get chilly reading, catching up on social media, or binge watching your favorite TV show. It also makes an inviting blanket for sleep-over guests, to keep them cozy at night.
If you place it in your car, it's conveniently accessible for use as a camping or outdoor concert blanket. Plus, it could even save your life if you're stranded in your car during a cold-weather emergency.
- They're Easy to Care For
Since a mink blanket is 100-percent polyester, it is completely machine washable on a delicate setting and it will air-dry quickly. Although technically you can tumble-dry the blanket in your dryer (without heat, of course) without causing it to lose any of its softness, it really isn't necessary. If it gets dirty, just put it in the washing machine and then toss it over your shower rod—or something similar to that—and it will be dry and ready to use by bedtime. With proper care, your blanket will stay just as vibrant and soft as when you bought it for many years to come.
- There's a Great and Diverse Selection of Images
Mink blankets are available in more styles and feature a wider variety of images than any other type of blanket currently on the market. A few of the options available include—but are not limited to—the following:
- Americana: Batman, Superman, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Motorcycles, Muscle Cars
- Animals: Animal Collages, Big Cats, Buffalo, Deer, Dog Breeds, Eagle, Horse, Moose
- Animal Print: Cheetah, Giraffe, Leopard, Snake, Tiger, Zebra
- Mythical: Dragon, Fairy, Grim Reaper
- Native American Images: Native Chief, Native Maiden, Totem Animals, Southwestern
- Sea life: Dolphins, Sea Turtles, Sharks, Whales
This is just a bare sampling of the vast range of designs available. With so many different themes and images, there really is something for everyone. Plus, some are available as double-sided blankets with a different image or southwestern design on each side. This way, if you like variety, all you have to do is flip it over to change your entire color scheme.
- They're Incredibly Durable
Buying a mink blanket is a great investment. With even the most casual approach to care, you can keep your blankets soft, vibrant, and intact for years and even decades to come. Typically, when we have a repeat customer, it's because they love their previous purchases so much that they want to add to their collection or bestow a blanket to a friend or loved one, not because their blanket wore out.
Since they're made of synthetic fabrics, they are extremely durable and are even flame retardant. Plus, they are double and triple-stitched on the borders to ensure the edges remain secure.
- With All of These Attributes, They're Still Affordable
Although the old adage, "You get what you pay for," has some truth to it, many providers of premium mink blankets charge much more than necessary for their products. We, however, believe in the quality of our blankets and we want everyone to be able to enjoy them. That's why we take measures to keep our prices low so the minks we sell are affordable for as many people, as possible. We far prefer to have a large number of satisfied customers rather than to make a large profit on the sale of each blanket.
- They Make Great Gifts
Buying a beautiful, soft mink blanket for a friend or family member is a meaningful gesture. Choosing a design that reflects his or her personality, hobbies, tastes, or color preferences shows that you pay attention to them and that you care enough to take the time to find something they'll absolutely adore. You are virtually wrapping them in love and security by providing them with a cozy cover. Plus, everyone can use a new, luxury throw to snuggle up with at night or while relaxing, so it makes the perfect gift.
Beautiful, durable, high-quality blankets have been passed down from generation to generation over the years. Unfortunately, not very many people hand-make the intricately-designed throws that were popular in previous times. That is one more reason that these snuggly minks are so sought after; they are hardy enough to span the decades.
For those consumers who identify with a particular animal as their family totem, bequeathing an attractive cover featuring the animal allows them to disseminate their family history in a meaningful and memorable way to their relatives. Those who share a hobby with their friends or family members, such as bikes, cars, or hunting, can present them with a blanket with an image that represents those interests. With so many beautiful and dynamic images, in soft and durable fabrics, there is literally something for everyone. Check out our vast selection to find the perfect mink blanket to enhance your home or the home of the ones you love.