The Sleeper Hit Holiday Gift: Better Sleep
It’s about that time of year when the “what do you want for Christmas?” texts go unanswered. When that happens, it’s easy to get lost in the sauce of the gazillions of gift lists online—especially when you want to give a thoughtful present that your loved ones won’t have to fake excitement over.
Well, we scoured the internet so you don’t have to (you’re welcome), and there’s one brand we just kept seeing pop up again and again: Bearaby.
The brand’s eye-catching weighted blankets and unique pillows have been selected by SELF, Better Homes & Gardens, GQ, CNN, Well + Good, The Cut, and numerous other media outlets as some of the very best gifts to give this holiday season for their calming, sleep-inducing superpowers.
Editor’s Note: Make sure to order by December 18th to ensure your gifts make it under the tree by Christmas! 🎄
We’re not surprised, as we’ve completely fallen in love with every one of Bearaby’s products ourselves. Here are just a few reasons why:
- Instant Stress-Relief: Bearaby is best known for their weighted blankets, which evoke a sensation called Deep Touch Pressure that has been clinically proven to improve mood, reduce stress and anxiety symptoms, and promote deep sleep.
- Luxuriously Soft: Every product is made with soft-to-the-touch materials like organic cotton, eucalyptus, plant-based Melofoam, and eco-velvet—with zero plastic fillers.
- Upgrades Any Space: From chunky-knit weighted blankets to knotted pillows, all of Bearaby’s cozy self-care products double as home-decor.
- Comfort All Year Long: With moisture-wicking fabrics and breathable, open-looped knit designs, Bearaby’s durable blankets and pillows are a wintertime essential—but perfect for year-round use.
- Sustainably Made: Bearaby’s commitment to sustainability is central to everything they do. Everything from the fabrics they use to the canvas bag the products are shipped in and recycled cardboard packaging are designed with the planet in mind.
The Bearaby Gift Guide
To make your shopping experience as stress-free as can be, we broke down why Bearaby’s six best-selling products are a perfect fit for anyone on your list.
Now without further ado, welcome to the Bearaby Gift Guide:
1. Cotton Napper
Ideal For: The person who never gets enough sleep.
This buttery soft and breathable organic cotton weighted blanket is hands-down Bearaby’s best-seller. As you sleep, it works to stimulate the production of serotonin (the happy hormone), reduces cortisol (the stress hormone), and increases melatonin to help you fall and stay asleep.
The Cotton Napper is the perfect gift for that friend or family member who has tried everything under the sun to sleep through the night but just can’t. Trust us when we say a night under this beautiful blanket is pure magic. Bearaby also has a mega-version of the Cotton Napper called The Hugger, which is perfect for couples.
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Ideal For: The person who’s always stressed out.
The Huggets sold out in just 3 hours when they initially launched, and we know why. The unique squishy knot-shaped pillows don’t just look like art—the interwoven chunky Melofoam links provide ultimate stress-relief, kinda like a giant stress ball.
Available in three sizes, this is the gift you hand over to the restless one in your family or friend group. Since there are so many different use-cases, it’s quite fascinating to watch someone experience a Hugget for the first time. Depending on their mood, they may squish it, throw it, roll around on it, use it as a head rest, or stick their arms through the loops in a big bear hug. There’s no wrong way to Hugget.
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3. Velvet Napper
Ideal For: Anyone who loves cozying up on the couch and taking long naps.
The Velvet Napper is a snuggly eco-velvet weighted blanket that’s oh-so luxurious. It’s often the first choice for people who would give anything to cozy up in the evening to watch a movie or take periodic naps throughout the day.
Unlike typical velvet, Bearaby’s impossibly soft eco-velvet is spun from recycled plastic, which means that the recipient can nap even easier knowing that their blanket diverted nearly 200 plastic bottles from going to the ocean. It comes in six absolutely gorgeous colors, but we can’t guarantee they’ll all be available for long. Last year, the Velvet Napper sold out before we could get our hands on one.
Click here to give the gift of pure, velvety coziness.
4. The Cuddler
Ideal For: People with back issues, side sleepers, pregnant women…or really anyone.
This is a satisfyingly squashy, breathable, and tie-able body pillow that offers endless, supportive cuddles. It’s made with Melofoam, which molds with your body’s shape and keeps it more aligned. You can select from a range of different fabrics and colors for the cover, making it an infinitely customizable (and machine-washable) gift.
The Cuddler is a beautiful and luxurious gift to give to someone with nagging back issues, pregnant friends, side sleepers, and of course, anyone who loves to cuddle.
Click here to give the gift of super-soft cuddles.
5. Tree Napper
Ideal For: The person who complains about being too hot at night.
The Tree Napper delivers the same calming weighted blanket experience as the Cotton Napper, just made with a cooling eucalyptus-based fabric that feels like a mix between cotton and silk. The ultra-breathable fabric helps hot sleepers stay blissfully conked out all night long. Plus, it’s 100% biodegradable and one of the most sustainable fabrics on earth.
The hot sleepers on your list will be jumping for joy when they learn that they too can bundle up with a weighted blanket without sweating through the sheets, but even cool sleepers will appreciate the silky-soft fabric.
Click here to give the gift of a cooler sleeping experience.
6. Pupper Pod
Ideal For: The person who won’t stop posting IG pics of their pup.
Bearaby’s newest product extends the cozy comfort of their bestselling blankets and pillows to our favorite furry friends. Made from the Bearaby’s super-soft organic cotton and filled with plant-based Melofoam, the Pupper Pod is as comfy as a cloud and looks just as chic as all of Bearaby’s other products.
Featuring a machine-washable, removable cover, the pet parents on your list with pups who like to make a mess will be jumping for joy when they open it. The only issue is, the lucky recipient might wish there was a human-sized bed to match it. Luckily, you can snag them a blanket to match.
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These Gifts Won’t End up in the Return Pile
No matter who you’re shopping for this year, Bearaby’s cuddly products are sure to make your loved ones’ holiday season infinitely more merry and bright. From the top-tier snuggles and the sustainable fabrics to the stress-relieving benefits and elevated home aesthetic, Bearaby is a one-stop-shop for thoughtful gifting.
Our biggest word of advice: if there’s a specific product or color you’re thinking about gifting, hurry up and order now. Bearaby’s highly-in-demand products are flying off the (virtual) shelves!
Give your loved ones the gift of relaxation this holiday season with Bearaby’s blissfully cozy weighted blankets and snuggly pillows (and snag some for yourself while you’re at it).