GIFTED: It’s decidedly chilly and my Facebook timeline is peppered with people slightly miffed that they have already had to put the heating on.
Frankly, I love this time of year – the cosiness, the excuse to cover surfaces with the warmest and softest of throws and cushions and to indulge in the glow of candlelight with a nice glass of red wine.
And there’s nothing nicer than snuggling up together on the sofa whilst watching a family movie or box set.
I was recently gifted a fabulous luxury Scottish tartan blanket from The Tartan Blanket Co. made in Edinburgh from the softest lambswool and available in a beautiful array of colourways.
I was sent a Scottish lambswool blanket in Auld Scotland Tartan and it arrived beautifully boxed and wrapped in tissue paper.
The blanket is closely woven in the finest lambswool using wool spun from the first shearing of the sheep which is the softest to touch. This has been spun into a really fine fibre which makes it lightweight yet beautifully warm. The Tartan Co.’s blankets are handcrafted in one of Scotland’s most prestigious mills.
My blanket measures approximately 72″ x 56″ (183cm x 142cm) and has a smooth finish with purled fringes. It is, as you would expect, dry clean only.
There are loads of different tartans to choose from depending on your taste – or clan! For example, MacDonald, Douglas, Stewart or Black Watch.
You can also find a wide range of blankets made from recycled or new wool, blanket scarves, knee blankets, lovely baby gifts and quirky home accessories such as geometric pots, jars and prints.
If your purchase is a gift, the team will include a designed in-house postcard with your personalised message.
Delivery is free over £49.
With Christmas coming up, it’s great to discover somewhere different to shop for that really unique gift and who wouldn’t like a luxury tartan blanket to snooze under?
For more information go to www.tartanblanketco.com.