With fall finally here, you're likely going to be spending more evenings at home. Aside from comfy pajamas, a delicious scented candle and a new show to binge-watch, there are a few other cozy essentials you should have for a relaxing night in — including a warm and snuggly blanket. While the Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Throw Blanket seems to be on everyone’s wishlist, the cuddly blanket is definitely on the pricier side and certainly won't fit into everyone's budget. Luckily, Amazon shoppers say that the Jooja Knit Throw Blanket is a near-identical dupe — and at $28 while it's on sale (was $29), it’s a fraction of the price!
The ultra-soft polyester microfiber Jooja blanket is machine-washable and dryable, and it has stylish ribbed detailing along the edges. No more worries about spilling coffee while you cuddle on the sofa on Saturday morning. And Fido can doze peacefully in comfort since you don't need to send the throw to the dry cleaner.
And if you're worried its affordable price point means it was poorly made, don't be. A reviewer who has owned the blanket for several months said, "it’s showing no signs of wear despite daily use," before adding, "it’s been washed on normal cycle and dried in the dryer on medium (regular) heat, and it comes out perfect. Seriously, buy it — it’s great."
Another shopper wrote, "I was also skeptical about the material with my two dogs because I thought for sure they would snag. Luckily, after two weeks, multiple washes, and my two small lap dogs using them every day, they have NO snags."
Shoppers say the 50x60-inch size is perfect to “snuggle up in or throw over a couch or chair,” but there’s also a 60x80-inch version if you prefer a more oversized blanket. Besides loving how soft and cuddly the throw is, customers also it has a nice weight to it and is “warm but not too warm.”
As much as reviewers are “obsessed” with the blanket and call it the “best Barefoot Dreams dupe” they’ve found, they do warn you may be a bit shocked at the look of the blanket when first arrives because it is shipped in shrink-wrapped, compressed packaging.
“It’s so soft, but I will say, wash and dry it before you review it,” wrote one. “I was a little disappointed when I first took it out of the vacuum bag, but after I washed it, it really fluffed up! I’ll definitely be buying more of these.”
One customer commented, “I like these so much because they are soft, lightweight and easy to wrap up in. They are every bit as nice as my Barefoot Dreams at a much lower price. I have two and have ordered more for Christmas gifts!” While another raved, “This blanket is heaven! It’s super soft, lightweight, and feels like a warm hug!”
The Jooja Knit Throw Blanket has racked up more than 1,100 five-star reviews and a coveted Amazon Choice recommendation, so you should feel confident in taking these customers' advice and snagging one (or two) for yourself.
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.