Unless you've been hibernating for the last few years, you've probably heard something about weighted blankets. In addition to keeping you warm, by simulating the feeling of a big bear hug, they can actually help your brain to release serotonin and melatonin to make you feel content, relaxed, and sleepy after a stressful day. I can't speak for everyone, but the sensation absoultely works on me: it's an essential part of my evening wind-down.

So whether you're buying one to smooth over your own anxiety, or giving one as a gift (it's quite literally the gift of contented happiness, albeit indirectly!), you can get a 15 pounder for just $36 on Amazon right now with promo code AKSHK9LZ, or a 25 pounder for $45 with the same code. FYI, the general recommendation is to get a blanket that's roughly 10% of your body weight.

This blanket features eight built-in loops to use it with the duvet cover of your choice, and sews its glass beads into four inch squares, rather than the typical 6", which means the weight will stay more evenly distributed.

15 Pound Weighted Blanket | $36 | Normally $55 | Promo code AKSHK9LZ

25 Pound Weighted Blanket | $45 | Normally $69 | Promo code AKSHK9LZ