Burrito Blankets to Make You Feel as Snug as a Bug in a Corn Tortilla Rug
Roll with it, baby! These cozy blankies are just what the doctor ordered for a chill night in.
If you’ve ever looked at the burrito you’re having for dinner and thought, “Man, those tomatoes, the guac, the beans. They just all look so cozy all wrapped up together; I wish I knew what that felt like!”—you’re in luck. Burrito blankets are super toasty, comfy fleece throws and also cheeky, silly, food-inspired accessories. If you’re feeling meta, like Kevin on The Office, who longed to eat a pig in a blanket while under the blankets—try eating a burrito while you’re in a burrito blanket!
The nice thing about flannel fleece throws is how versatile they are. They’re perfect for draping across your body as you sit on the couch reading or watching TV; but if you’re camping or have multiple blankets to layer, they can actually be quite warm and avoid all the bulk of a comforter. And because they’re so soft, they’re a good pick for anyone who is sensorily sensitive.
Grams per square meter (or GSM) refers to material weight. The higher the number, the denser the fabric and thicker it is. As a rule of thumb, 80 to 120 GSM is good for warm weather or as an extra layer on top of another blanket in colder climes; 220 to 280 GSM is perfect for year-round use; and 300+ GSM is what you want if you seek something exceptionally warm.
The burrito blanket, as goofy as it may sound, is actually perfect for multiple occasions. They make a great gag gift, Secret Santa offering, housewarming present (to drape over the new couch), or something to give a hard-to-please kid. When you get right down to it, they’re just really soft, comfy blankets, so even if the recipient isn’t a Mexican-food junkie (or is a humorless stick in the mud), at the very least, you’ve given them the gift of coziness!