Winter is just beginning to work its snowy, cold magic, which means it’s time to get our best winter comforters at the ready. With this handy list, you won’t have to look very far: We’ve chosen a selection of luxuriously cozy fluffy finds that will not only keep you and your family snug no matter how cold the temperatures drop outdoors, they’ll save you from a heating bill that will make you cringe.
What are the warmest fabrics for a winter comforter?
There are several types of material that work well for creating unrivaled heat in winter comforters. Take flannel, for instance. Not only is it soft to the touch, it also serves as a great insulator, keeping in warmth. Wool, meanwhile, is also a great heat trapper, with some incredibly soft blends up for grabs that are the opposite of scratchy.
Avoid bamboo fabrics or cotton material that’s marketed as “breathable:” While these are ideal for summer, they’re not particularly good for colder temperatures, even if you tend to run hot. Our selections are warm, yet balanced with breathability, so you’ll be toasty – not overheated.
How much money should I spend on a winter comforter?
While price doesn’t always correlate to the quality of an item, spending a little more will pay off when it comes to bedding. Comfortable sleeping conditions are essential for a good night’s rest, so you want to make sure your comforter won’t fall apart in a week or two. We found a compromise between price and quality below so you don’t have to sacrifice your wallet for well-made warmth!
How do you wash a winter comforter?
As with washing sheets, how you wash your winter comforter will all depend on the material it’s made out of. While it’s always a good idea to check the tags for proper care, as a general rule of thumb, you’ll be safe to wash your blanket in cool to warm water on a gentle cycle. All of our selections are washing machine-friendly, so you can keep headaches at a minimum.
Sizing chart for comforters
King? Queen? Not too sure? Not to worry! We’ve banished any sizing calculation confusion with our handy standard measurements chart. Some comforters do vary, so double check before buying.
The Best Winter Comforters
If you’re tired of shivering night after night, you’ve come to the right place. From goose down picks with superior insulating power ($30.96, Soak & Sleep) to weighted finds that will offer up comfort as well as heat ($49.89, Amazon), keep scrolling for FIRST for Women’s picks for the best winter comforters on the market.
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Comforter Gray Fluffy Down
Best Hypoallergenic Winter Comforter
Sleep Restoration Down Alternative 1400 Series
Where to buy: $33.39, Amazon
A hypoallergenic comforter means no itchy eyes during a long night’s sleep. This down alternative version provides warmth and coziness without creating — or worsening — allergies. And don’t let its lightweight feel fool you – no bedtime chills are creeping in with this one. Not only is this comforter soft and warm, reviewers say it will put you right to sleep.
One Amazon buyer raved, “So comfortable. Not scratchy, very soft to touch. Very warm. Color is beautiful. The shape is perfect, no lumps! I highly recommend. Only problem... you will not want to get out of bed.”
Walmart Alternative Down Comforter
Best Alternative Down Winter Comforter
Comfort Classics 3M Scotchgard Set
Where to buy: From $37.99 (Originally $50), Walmart
Another down alternative option that comes with an added bonus is this reversible Comfort Classics set, which comes with a Scotchgard coating to keeps stains and spots away. And, should they make their way through, they'll be easier to wash
Wrote one happy shopper, “My husband and I are both thrilled with this comforter. It feels silky to the touch, fits our king size bed perfect, and is warm as toast.”
Down Comforter Warm Blanket
Best Goose Down Winter Comforter
Soak & Sleep Duck Feather and Down Duvet
Where to buy: From $30.96, Soak & Sleep
Warmth will always be inevitable when you’re wrapped up in a down comforter. Soak & Sleep's blend of feathers, which give this comforter shape and bulk, and down, which provides plenty of warmth, makes for the perfect mixture for keeping the heat in all night long. So confident are they in their product, in fact, the manufacturer offers up a five year guarantee with purchase.
Sherpa Soft Comforter Fleece
Best Microsuede Winter Comforter
Premier Comfort Micro Velvet and Sherpa Down
Where to buy: $49.99 (Originally $160), Macy's
This affordable pick proves that luxury doesn’t need a wild price tag. In addition to its superior warmth, this reversible micro velvet and sherpa comforter has an exterior so soft, it's like touching a cloud.
Wrote one happy shopper, "This comforter is amazing. I was surprised at the amount of sherpa how lightweight it is. Color is very rich and vibrant ... I was thrilled. It is warm to sleep under but doesn't make you sweat. The velvet top is more like a suede look and feel and super soft. I highly recommend this is an outstanding comforter at a really great price. High quality."
Burgundy Comforter Warm Cozy
Best Winter Comforter Set
KingLinen 12-Piece Set
Where to buy: From $59.99, Amazon
The biggest bang for your buck comes in this set of 12, which includes two shams, two Euro shams (square pillow sham), a bed skirt, a flat sheet and a fitted sheet, to name a few. While the weather channel might not be able to predict how long sleet and ice will last, you can rest easy knowing that you'll have everything you need for ideal sleeping conditions. Its burgundy hue is especially noteworthy during the holidays, but you’ve got five other colors to choose from.
One Amazon customer wrote, "Gave this as a gift to my son and daughter in law. They absolutely love it. They said it keeps them nice and warm and the sheets are very comfortable."
Reversible Comforter Winter Heat
Best All Season Winter Comforter
Elegant Comfort All Season Comforter
Where to buy: $29.99, Amazon
If you’re not one for switching your bedding around every time the seasons change, your problem has been solved: This alternative down pick comes in two colors when you feel like switching up your style, but not your whole bed. Regardless of the weather, it will keep you warm during snowstorms and on below freezing mornings, but will be breathable enough for use when the temps inevitably climb back up.
Weighted Comforter Anxiety Autism
Best Weighted Winter Comforter
Where to buy the comforter: $67.99, Amazon
Weighted blankets were recently been introduced to the world of bedding to help calm and relax adults and kids with autism, anxiety, and insomnia. This one comes in a variety of sizes and weights, though it's recommended to select one that's equivalent to at least 10 percent of your body weight. To make this comforter even cozier, it's got a minky duvet covered so soft you won't want to leave your bed.