Although there's never a bad time to snuggle with a throw blanket, the holidays are ripe with primo nestling and nuzzling opportunities thanks to chilly temps, full bellies, and perhaps a bit of time off for aimless lounging. Unlike regular bedding, throw blankets serve more of a decorative purpose; they're also available in a variety of eco-friendly fabrics like organic cotton, bamboo, Eco Fleece, natural wool, alpaca fiber, and more.

The below throw blankets have put my internal cuddle instincts into overdrive .... maybe they'll do the same for you. And while you're at it, check out these also-cuddle-worthy throw pillows

IKEA PS Vadmal @ IKEA ($29.99) 

Element Throw @ CB2 ($79.99)

Organic Cotton Fireside Throw @ Gaiam ($98 - various colors)

Synchilla Fleece Blanket @ Patagonia ($35 - various colors)

Inhabit Current Oversized Throws @ Inhabit ($180 - Sunshine, Grass, Ivory, Chocolate)

Jonathan Adler Mohair Throw @ Jonathan Adler ($295 - various colors)

 Amenity Alpaca Throws @ Amenity ($295 - Mocha or Camel)

Unison Larch Organic Charcoal Throw Blanket - medium @ Design Public ($58)

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

The comfiest throwdown in town
Cozy up over the holidays with one of these seven throw blankets for around the house made from a variety natural and renewable fibers.