Making fun of products in airline shopping magazines is almost as much fun as pushing the flight attendant call button while they’re standing right next to you. With so many cheesy options that we can’t imagine anyone ever purchasing – garden Bigfoot anyone? – browsing through page after page of Avatar-themed chess sets and feline water fountains is half the joy of travel.
But every once in a while, we actually order something just for the sheer novelty of it. And sometimes, what started as a joke becomes one of our most practical purchases. Take the Electric Body Blanket. It’s like a Snuggie or Slanket, without the name brand. But what it lacks in name recognition, it gains by adding an electric warming function. Simply plug in and enjoy four different heat settings.
On cold winter nights, we’ll curl up on the sofa and read Shakespeare. Or catch up on the hours of C-SPAN we’ve got TiVo’d. All in toasty comfort.
The only downside is that you need to be near an electric outlet, but once you get settled in, only a house fire, tornado warning or home invader could get us up off our lazy ass.
We’ve uncovered a variety of pricing options (they’re all pretty much the same), so you can save money on this little treasure of fleecy goodness, at least until it shows up at the dollar store next year. Sure, you’ll never admit if you actually purchase one, but that’s ok. We’re not ashamed to admit it. In fact, we’re not ashamed of much any more.
Just ask the woman who bleaches our crack.