Is An Egyptian Cotton Blanket A Good Christmas Gift?
In my opinion, an Egyptian cotton blanket is one of the best gifts you can give to that someone special. Where it's your grandmother, mother, aunt, sister, sister-in-law or just someone close.
It's something that they will see and use almost daily, it can add flair to a room needing a bit of color, or offset other colors in an existing setting. If you're close enough to get someone an Egyptian cotton blanket, you've likely seen their bedroom already, so picking a nice blanket to match their current decore is highly likely.
Products made with Egyptian cotton usually last a very long time. Sheets have lasted over 40 years of regular use, blankets can still look new for 40 years if cared for properly. Quality Egyptian cotton blankets are made from ELS cotton, also known as extra long staple. This means they have fibers that are over 30% longer than regular upland types of cotton. The longer the fibers, the stronger the thread made from them. Because there are fewer fiber ends per inch of thread, they are also less prone to pilling.
An Egyptian cotton blanket could be the perfect gift for that someone special in your life because they know it is expensive. They come in many colors and patterns as well as weights and weaves that your gift will be remembered daily for decades to come.
A few quick searches online will bring back results like this post on Luxury of the Pharaohs that give a list of the top brands and blankets made from Egyptian cotton. Visit several and look at the common brands and designs. It will lead you in the right direction. You'll definitely begin to see patterns of brands that are in almost all of these post. This will ensure you get real Egyptian cotton instead of a fake.