Although a security blanket can provide peace of mind, its infrared motion detectors and barbed-wire tassels make for a fitful night's sleep. Invest in less abrasive blankets with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of bedroom linens, quilts, comforters, pillows, and towels from Blanket America.
Blanket America combines the production of high-quality and comfortable linens with a social mission to end extreme poverty. Through its unique Buy 1, Give 1 policy, Blanket America makes a donation for every product it sells. Peruse the online store to find colorful and cozy threads, such as a star-spangled blanket ($19.99) or cable-knit throw pillows ($31.49) to match a cable-knit Uncle Sam costume. Shoppers can also bedeck bed frames with a four-piece cotton sateen sheet set ($29.99) or face-dive into a 12-piece set of Egyptian-cotton bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths ($77.99) to sob uncontrollably into something super-soft and absorbent. Blanket America charges a flat rate of $5.95 for shipping orders up to $50 and $11.90 for orders $51 and up, and today’s Groupon can be used toward shipping. Blanket America also provides aid for families in need, at-risk youth, and women's shelters and recently spearheaded the Choose Haiti initiative, selling bracelets constructed from repurposed newspapers, magazines, and cereal boxes.