Time for those cozy blankets

THE nip in the air can only mean that winter is slowly creeping up on us.

THE nip in the air can only mean that winter is slowly creeping up on us.

Autumn, the official season that precedes winter, is virtually unheard of in South Africa.

Now is the perfect time to shop for blankets, heaters and other goods to avoid a winter of discontent.

Shops stock blankets, duvets and quilts throughout the year but might spike their prices to cash in on the demand during winter.

Choose a blanket that is warm, durable, does not require a lot of effort to clean and looks good.

Blankets come in a variety of colours and textures that can also add flair to your couch as a throw or to a bed as a spread.

Electric blankets are the preferred option for some as their temperature can be adjusted and be left on the entire night.

As old-fashioned as they might seem, hot water bottles are also effective in keeping snug in bed.

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