It's cold. Cold, cold, cold. With many more weeks of winter still left looming ahead (groan) I'm feeling like it's a good time to wrap up in a blanket and hibernate until spring. Or at least spend the afternoon on the couch alternating between a good book, some reality television, my laptop and napping.
But, wait. I'm picky.
I don't just want to cuddle up in any old blanket, I want a blanket that gives me options while still looking great and being soft and comfortable. I want to have use of my arms, a place to keep my hands warm and a roomy pocket for my feet so that they stay toasty, too. And, while we're at it, let's make this blanket out of gorgeous Coral Fleece that is luxuriously silky and plush.
Think I'm dreaming? Meet the Nuddle.
The Nuddle Blanket (nap + cuddle = nuddle) was created to fulfill the wishes of those of us who want options in a blanket but don't want to settle when it comes to quality. Usually when you try to keep your shoulders covered, your feet stick out. Or, if your blanket has sleeves, it was made to be one-size and they hang down past your hands so it makes it difficult to eat or type.
Hands-free access through the arm holes in the Nuddle allow you to have your arms out if you would like but, if you don't, it still makes a beautiful throw (and there aren't awkward sleeves in your way). Need a place to put your hands when you're relaxing? The outer pouch is conveniently located to stick them in to stay warm while being enveloped in softness.
The draping of the fabric along the top of the Nuddle is just right to keep your shoulders covered while the enclosed foot pocket is a genius way to make sure your feet don't get left out. With plenty of room for both feet, I love the way that my toes are no longer forgotten about and have an area of their own that is just as snug as the rest of me.
Did I mention the complete and utter softness of the Nuddle already? Previously I had thought that any blanket that feels this amazing to the touch must be a baby blanket, those incredibly cozy ones that pamper a little one's delicate skin. A Nuddle really is that soft - so much so that I have a hard time not continually running my hands over it to enjoy the feeling. It is no wonder a blanket this inviting comes in colors such as Merlot (seen at left), Chocolate and Latte. Mmmmmmm.
The Nuddle Blanket is 55" wide by 71" long, so it works for anyone, no matter if you are short like me or tall like my husband. In fact, recently when I went to see what he was doing while our daughters were napping, I found him in the lounge chair in our bedroom with the television on while wearing the Nuddle...
Aside from having a significant other who takes your Nuddle Blanket, I can foresee one other problem with having one. Your KIDS taking it. It will be far softer than any other blanket in the house, so it's hard to blame them, but Nuddle has already come up with the solution and created a kid-sized option just for them. Just 47" by 54," a Nuddle Kids Blanket is the perfect thing to keep kids cozy and happy year-round. Theirs even come in fun colors like Blueberry, Cherry and Fudge.
Who does that leave out? The family wouldn't be complete without Nuddle Baby, of course! This 24" by 32" blanket comes with the great foot pouch but instead of arm holes or a front pocket, a Nuddle Baby Blanket has openings for a 5-point harness so that it can be the most plush stroller blanket in town. In Bubblegum Pink, Cloud Blue or Oatmeal, a Nuddle Baby is a gift for both moms and babies - no more struggling to keep a blanket on in the stroller and no worrying about cold feet!
The Nuddle line of blankets retail for $68 for adults, $48 for kids and $38 for babies or, if you want to help a great cause while buying one of these lavish blankets, there also is the Joyful Nuddle (an adult Nuddle in Latte with an embroidered heart) for $88. Half of the net proceeds from the purchase of a Joyful Nuddle go to the Joyful Heart Foundation, an organization that works to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. So, you are not only caring for yourself, you are helping others on their way to healing their own lives.
Quickly becoming the blanket of choice for celebrities, in my opinion the Nuddle far surpasses any blanket even remotely similar. Due to the generosity of Nuddle, one person will get to wrap their child in the ultimate sumptuous softness because...
One lucky person will win their choice of Nuddle Kids or Nuddle Baby Blanket of their own!
To enter to win a Nuddle Kids or Nuddle Baby Blanket: Check out the great selection that Nuddle offers and tell me if you would like a Nuddle Kids or Nuddle Baby Blanket, as well as the color. Choose wisely! This will be the item you receive if you win.
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Giveaway will end on March 4th at 11:59pm CST. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.
A huge thank you to Nuddle for providing a Nuddle Blanket for me to review as well as a Nuddle Kids or Nuddle Baby Blanket for one lucky giveaway winner. I'm never coming out from under here! The opinions shared are my own and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.