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It’s Time to Reinvest in the Warm Embrace of a Winter Blanket

Excellent options in cashmere, wool, or comforting cotton.

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The king of all cozy multitaskers, a good blanket offers a unique proposition for each season. This year, we’re spending more time outdoors, as much as we can. So whether you need an oversize scarf-substitute next to the heating lamp at your sidewalk restaurant or occasional toy-wrangler indoors, one of these comforting wraps will suit whatever kind of adventurer you fancy yourself.

1. The Kid Wrangler
If you’re not quite ready to let go of the sea breezes of summer but need to cuddle up in November, split the difference with a Sea Foam Wind Farm throw from Crane & Canopy, a direct-to-consumer bedding brand. Its geometric, reversible pattern comes in a gentle green and a tightly knit 50-by-60-inch size. Made of cotton, it’s surprisingly warm and machine washable. $85