Although they warm bodies like a roaring fire, blankets won't distract with loud crackling during a movie marathon or ruin picnics by popping corn off the cob. Acquire a versatile source of warmth with today's Groupon: for $35, you get $70 worth of handmade plush blankets from Minky Couture.
Minky Couture's soft, fleecy blankets wrap tots and adults in a rainbow of colors that stay bright even after a trip through the washing machine. The teal satin lining of a Daisy Duke blanket ($70 for a 36"x30") warms kids' toes beneath a carpet of pink and yellow flowers, and the leopard-print Kami fitted crib sheet ($50) helps bassinets keep out the cold or camouflage their occupants during day care field trips to the Serengeti. Adults can curl up with a suspenseful section of the tax code under a Sarah Diamond blanket's subtle red damask design ($135 for a 50"x60") or prop up Marla's brown paisley pillow ($25) at the end of the living room divan. Shoppers may also opt to customize their piece with up to 10 characters of embroidery ($15), such as a child's name, a loved one's initials, or a blanket fort's street address.