Olivia Rodrigo has the secret to perfect cozy decor and it would make an A+ Christmas gift

Olivia Rodrigo says she can't live without this one piece of home decor in particular, and now often buys it as a present for friends and family

Olivia Rodrigo in a black dress at an awards show.
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I'll be the first to proudly admit that I'm streaming Olivia Rodrigo's sophomore album 'Guts' ad nauseam these days, despite being neither 21 nor fresh out of a tumultuous relationship (we exist!). Of course, I've accompanied such passionate listening with an in-depth tour of her press surrounding the album (as any too-old fan would do) and couldn't help but notice how the singer mentioned her love of an "industrial strength weighted blanket" in a recent interview with GQ.

"I think someone gave me one of these for Christmas one year," Olivia said. "Now I get everyone else this for Christmas 'cause it's like the best gift I've ever been given." She certainly has a point - blankets, in general, are often an underrated holiday present; they don't even have to be weighted, and can play a perfect counterpart to some of the best bedding sets on the market. Why not gift your family and friends a cozy little piece they can use every winter? 

"A cozy blanket or throw can add a toasty vibe to your space," said Elizabeth Vergara, president of Vergara Homes. "My favorites are made of thick snuggly textures like knits or fleece in neutral tones to not overpower the decor of the room." Erin Boyle of interiors blog Reading My Tea Leaves agreed: "I love neutral colored cotton throw blankets because as a small space dweller without a ton of storage space, I need things that can multitask across seasons."

If you're looking to slay the holiday gift-giving this year, I've compiled a list of 6 present-worthy weighted blankets that you can shop below.

The Livingetc edit of weighted blankets

How should I display a blanket, both weighted and unweighted?

When it comes to styling a traditional throw, "you can casually drape it over the corner of your sofa for an effortless chic look, or neatly fold it at the foot of your bed for a touch of style," Elizabeth said. And for a weighted blanket, which is usually rather bulky, she recommended treating it like a "trendy yet functional accessory. I like to choose a blanket that matches the room's palette, and display it folded neatly over a piece of furniture to seamlessly blend it into the decor."

Style Editor

Brigid Kennedy is a Style Editor at Livingetc.com, where she is responsible for obsessively combing the internet for the best and most stylish deals on home decor and more. She was previously a story editor at TheWeek.com, where she covered both U.S. politics and culture. She describes her design style as colorful and clean, and in her free time enjoys reading, watching movies, and curating impossibly niche playlists on Spotify. She lives in New York.