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We’re team blanket

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Just the thought of the cold weather to come probably has most of you yearning for a comfortable blanket, your favourite couch and a good book.

To help you prepare for winter really settling in, here is a round-up of the blanket dream team.

The cuddlerYuppiechef herringbone patten fauz fur throw.resize

Warning: This faux fur throw may mean you never want to get up from under it again. Retailing for R1,999 from Yuppiechef it is guaranteed to make your bedroom cuddlier or your couch more inviting with its simple, modern herringbone design.

The stunnerLinen drawer All-the-Earth.resize

All the Earth from the Beautiful Story range by Linen Drawer is perfection. These colours will instantly brighten up any cold winter’s day. This locally manufactured mohair blanket retails from R2,280 and will be a magnificent statement piece in any room of your home or office for years to come.







Mr. CoolWoolies waffle print sherpa throw.resize

Woolworth’s waffle print Sherpa throw is just so cool; we love the monochrome print. It’s a steal at R379 (with 25% off for Wreward card holders when shopping online) and guaranteed to become every one’s favourite blanket.

The multipurpose championPep polar fleece throw.resize

Retailing from just R44.99 from PEPHome it’s hard to think of reasons not to add one (or two) polar fleece blankets to every room in your house. They are available in a range of bright colours and fun prints, making it easy to match to any décor scheme. The fact that these blankets are so affordable make them perfect for use on the patio or on the lawn doing some star gazing while drinking hot chocolate.



The real dealMr P Chunky knitted blanket

Just looking at this blanket from Mr. Price Home makes us want to get tucked in and not get up until summer. It’s large, it’s chunky, it’s knitted, and it’s a perfect neutral. Okay, we’re struggling to find anything wrong with it. It retails from R499 from Mr. Price Home.

The feel-good bonus is that while these delicious blankets are keeping you warm you’ll have less reason to turn on a heater. Saving money and our earth one gorgeous blanket at a time!


Mariette Steynberg is a qualified economist with a post-graduate diploma in financial planning. She has enjoyed working on holistic financial plans for clients in various stages of life, as well as a development economist assessing the socioeconomic impacts of new developments. When she is not working, Mariette enjoys parenting her quirky, delightful toddler girl. Cloth diapering, Eskimo kisses and the importance of reading to your child are all causes close to her heart. Mariette is passionate about financial education and hopes to use the experience she has gained to share knowledge with HomeTimes’ readership. Her goal is to provide information that is implementable by everyone.

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