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The Find: a cozy and warm wool blanket that’s not from The Bay

Winter is a time when we develop strategies for staying warm, like wearing underwear straight from the dryer, sleeping on freshly pressed sheets or, when neither is an option, huddling under a warm blanket as soon as we get home from work. We stumbled upon this Filson Mackinaw blanket at the Drake General Store, and we think its appeal is obvious: the red and black buffalo plaid fits perfectly with most holiday motifs, it weighs 35 ounces (so it will keep us warm and toasty) and it is large enough to fit a king-sized bed (the king of beds). We think it would also look lovely next to a roaring fireplace—perfect for sitting and sipping cocoa, or whatever strikes your fancy. $255.

Drake General Store, 1144 Queen St W., 416-531-5042, ext. 101,