Target Is Selling a Weighted Blanket That's Actually Affordable

Target Is Selling a Weighted Blanket That's Actually Affordable

Megan Johnson
Nov 6, 2018

We like to think of ourselves as always bringing our A-game when it comes to cozying up. Whether it's sleeping starfish style in flannel sheets or snuggling up on the couch to binge-watch some Netflix, we generally know what's up. So it's quite exciting to hear that Target is now selling a weighted blanket that won't empty our bank accounts.

The Tranquility weighted blanket is a 48 x 72 in. quilted throw that weighs 12 pounds. Made of polyester, it comes in cream and grey colors, and retails for $69.99. And while that's certainly not chump change, you'd be hard up to find a decent weighted blanket for under $100.

You can actually score an even deeper discount if you're willing to wait until the day after Thanksgiving. The blanket will be part of Target's Black Friday sale, and will be marked down to $50. Here's hoping it's included in the bullseye's free two-day shipping holiday promotion.

So what's so great about weighted blankets? The extra heft provides gentle pressure, mimicking the feeling of being held. Most people use them to quell anxiety and other sensory disorders, while others find they're beneficial for highly energetic children who struggle to calm down.

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