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Custom Blankets Buying Guide

With the weather turning cooler, it’s natural for our thoughts to turn towards finding ways to get warm and cozy. But really, getting comfortable is a good idea all year long and you can give that comfort to your people with custom blankets. Whether you want to commemorate a family trip to the pumpkin patch, your company’s picnic, or something else entirely, read on for some ideas for how to customize your own blanket, what types of blankets to buy, and how to make them yours.

Pumpkin patch hayride

custom blanket in black with an orange family 2019 trip to the pumpkin patch design

Product: Port Authority Ultra Plush Blanket

Template: Family Pumpkin Patch

Elevate this year’s family trip to the pumpkin patch with custom commemorative blankets to keep you cozy on the hayride and throughout the year. Try the velvety soft Port Authority Ultra Plush Blanket for an extra warm option and design a blanket that they’ll always reach for.

Get cozy

custom blanket with peace sign, heart, and cup of cocoa

Template: Peace, Love, and Hot Cocoa

Product: Premium Soft Blend Sweatshirt Blanket

There’s something about peace, love, and hot cocoa that just makes you think of comfort. Make this customized blanket for your family movie night or your book club crew and try the five-foot by six-and-a-half-foot Premium Soft Blend Sweatshirt Blanket for ultra-soft and extra big coverage.

Camping club

custom blanket in gray with the phrase "let's go wild", a picture of a bear, and the words "alexandria camping club"

Template: Camping Club

Product: Port & Company Sweatshirt Blanket

Equip your camping club with the perfect thing to keep them warm at night: custom fleece blankets. This Port & Company Sweatshirt Blanket would be perfect with your club logo. Super warm, soft, and easy to pack, this blanket will give them a reason to remember you long after they’ve put out the fire.

Ski trip

custom sherpa blanket with the words "flint senior ski trip wintergreen 20xx" and a snowflake

Template: Ski Trip 

Product: Field & Co.® Sherpa Blanket

Snuggle up at your ski trip with this extra luxurious Field & Co.® Sherpa Blanket velour custom sherpa blanket. Perfect for the lodge and curling up in the back seat on the drive home, outfit your crew with a way to stay warm through the coolest of vacations.

Chilling out

custom fleece blanket in blue with a snow man and the words "let's chill"

Template: Let’s Chill 

Product: Fleece throw blanket

Make them memorable holiday gifts with a cute snowman design that calls out the best use of your time when it’s cold outside: chilling out under a blanket. We recommend the Fleece Throw Blanket for this one since it’s a universal crowd-pleaser.

Blanket thief

custom blanket in cream with a drawing of someone lying down and the words "you're my favorite blanket stealer"

Template: Blanket Stealer

Product: Port Authority Plush Texture Blanket

Get in your digs while keeping them cozy with this Port Authority Plush Texture Blanket with soft plush, subtle texture, and the option for fun pops of color. Perfect for all of the blanket-stealers in your life.

Shakespeare in the Park

custom roll up fleece picnic blanket with the phrase "All the World's a Stage" on it

Template: All the World’s a Stage

Product: Roll-Up Picnic Blanket

Get ready to bring the drama and make this year’s Shakespeare in the Park even more memorable with a Roll-Up Picnic Blanket.  Get together with your friends, lay out your perfect picnic spread, and experience your favorite age-old stories once again the way the Great Bard intended: out under the stars.

Summer picnic

custom blanket that rolls up in orange with a spring picnic corporate company logo on it

Template link: Company Picnic

Product: Stadium Roll-Up Blanket

The Stadium Roll-Up Blanket is a great way to recognize your employees’ contributions at the summer picnic. Put your logo on it and select your company colors for a fun corporate gift. Not only is it a handy item to throw in a car or take on a trip, but it is something they’ll use and think of the fact that you remembered them. And make a few extras to keep on hand to give to clients when the moment is right.


red custom fleece travel blanket with the words "mason family fourth 20xx fest" and fireworks and stars

Template: Fourth Fest 

Product: Fleece Travel Blanket

Come together with your crew and celebrate the Fourth of July with custom Fleece Travel Blankets. It’s great to go out to see the fireworks, but you have to have someplace to sit. Give you and yours a nice place to lie down, watch sparkly explosions, and think about how nice it is to commemorate our nation’s independence.

Baby blanket

custom baby blanket in blue with red trim and strollers on it the words say "McLean Moms Sunday Stroller Strides"

Template: McLean Moms

Product: Rabbit Skins Jersey Baby Blanket 

When you are the mother to a baby, one way to keep your sanity is to get a mom crew. They get what you’re going through and can be there for last-minute babysitting, late-night health questions (much better than internet-searching symptoms), or a mom’s night out without the kids. Give your group the cool gift of custom baby blankets bearing your group name to show them how much they mean to you and bond you all even closer together.

Going to college

custom roll up stadium blanket in black with the appalachian state university logo on it

Template: University

Product: Stadium Roll-Up Blanket

What a great welcome gift for new students! Give them a fun way to bundle up at football games or hang out in the dorms with this custom blanket bearing their college logo. The Stadium Roll-Up Blanket is great for schools because it’s ultra-portable, super soft fleece, and works well both indoors and out. Use the handy Find Your School tool to search our catalog of more than 700 colleges and universities to find your own university logo.


No matter what your occasion, a custom blanket gift can cozy it up quite nicely. Find further inspiration for cool custom gifts in our post 14 Fun Wedding Season Ideas, Gifts, and Favors.

Miellyn is the Copy Manager at Custom Ink. Her work has spanned marketing for television networks like TLC and Travel, educational content for Smithsonian and National Geographic, marketing and story for indie video games, essays for publishers including Random House, The Telegraph, and Smart Pop Books, and stories for press outlets like VICE and VH1.

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