Baby It’s Cold Outside


The winter chill is in the air and baby, it’s cold outside. Sadly for my family, it’s cold inside too. Our heater went out last week, so we have been spending a lot of time in the family room huddled close to the fireplace.

blanketI was delighted to receive the Cashmere Blend Throw from Lands’ End. It came just in time. Made from two of nature’s best insulators, wool and cashmere, the throw is “warmth and softness knit into one”.

I have been keeping myself wrapped in its warmth for most of the day, as I sit typing away at my desk, and as I cuddle on the couch with popcorn and a movie. I have also been covering my youngest son with it at night, since the quilt on his bed is a bit thin.

Speaking of thin, I am completely impressed with the warmth the Cashmere Blend Throw provides, especially because it is very lightweight.

The Cashmere Blend Throw retails for $119.50 and comes in 6 great colors. Right now, the throw is on sale at the reduced price of $89.63. For $5.00 extra, you can monogram it, making it a perfect personalized gift.

We want to send some warmth your way. One lucky reader will win a Lands’ End Cashmere Blend Throw in the color of their choice. See below on how to enter to win.

Also, don’t miss out on more prizes from Lands’ End during our Twelve Days of Twitter Kick-off event Monday, November 30th from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. ET. Lands’ End will be giving away 60 prizes in 60 minutes. Click here to get all of the details and R.S.V.P.

Here is how you can enter to win the Cashmere Blend Throw:

  1. See our Christmas Giveaway 2009 post to read more about
    participating in our Christmas Giveaway
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You may earn additional entries for the following:

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  • Spread the word to your friends via your blog, twitter, etc.

Remember to leave a comment for each thing you do!

Entries are open until Friday, December 4th at 12pm EST.

Our winner will be drawn randomly and we will announce the winner Saturday, December 5th. Please make sure to check our site and your email address to see if you have won a prize. We must receive your reply within 5 business days. (If you want your prize to arrive in time — the sooner we hear from you, the better!)

This contest is open to US AND Canadian shipping addresses. Due to legal restrictions, this promotion void where prohibited.

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*I received a Cashmere Blend throw in Desert Khaki to review.

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom contributing editor, Erica.


  1. Linda Kish says

    It would be great to snuggle under to watch tv or read. My favorite is the desert khaki

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  2. judy brittle says

    I really think I could handle cold winter nights wrapped in this beautiful cashmere throw. Love it!
    Thank you!

  3. says

    That throw looks absolutely luxurious. I love having extra blankets around – especially for the cool winter evenings after our girls are asleep and I’m out on the couch working on my laptop or watching a quick TV episode with my husband.

  4. Heather! says

    The weather outside is certainly getting frightful, but this throw looks SO DELIGHTFUL!!

    Thanks for the opportunity to cuddle up and get warm!

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  5. Sarah C says

    Oh, that looks lovely! I may live in Texas, but I’m always cold. This would be perfect for keeping on our couch for “cuddle” times.

  6. Nancy says

    Looks very pretty and cozy. Thanks for hosting (and letting us know about) the twitter party on Monday & Tuesday – it was fun!

  7. Margaret Smith says

    This throw looks so comfy. I’d really love to win this for my Mother. (She’s always cold). Thanks so much.

  8. jwb says

    No matter how well-insulated your home may be, a cozy throw is always great to have on hand! I curl up in one when I’m watching TV … and one of the dogs always joins me. Thanks for offering this!

  9. says

    I could use this. We keep our heat down to save money and I am always cold in the evenings when we gather to do devotions, sing, or watch a movie.

  10. Tracey says

    I had to wrap a heavy blanket around me last night while I was watching TV in the family room. This cozy, luxurious blanket would be a warm welcome to my house.

  11. Heather N says

    I shop Land’s End for a lot of our clothes and kids clothes…the quality is outstanding! Would love to snuggle up with this blankie!

  12. Maggie M says

    Oh dear, I have been so remiss in entering your Christmas Giveaways! I nearly missed out on this fabulous throw giveaway from Land’s End. I LOVE the “Rich Red” Cashmere Blend Throw best of all of the colors available. Wonderful gift idea!

  13. says

    Brrr! It’s downright chilly here. I could use a lovely Lands End throw to keep warm. Plus, having extra blankets around is handy when the cat throws up on the bed, as happened at 2am this morning. I have your button on my blog sidebar.

  14. Eileen says

    My sweet sister would love this gift. She lost her 2nd husband very young and loves to sit and sip coffee, looking at old pictures. She would love the Autumn “orange” color. MMmmmmm…cashmere for a true queen that she is!

    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

  15. Tiffany says

    This looks so nice and cozy. It would be a great gift for my sister in law (if she can pry it out of my hands lol)

  16. trishden says

    These throws you can just see the softness even from the pictures. I love the colors and it’s a nice generous size. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  17. Cheryl L says

    Baby it is cold outside today – I would choose the color of “Grapeseed”. I like that name for a color and they are really nice.

  18. Angela Hipp says

    I love Lands End – in fact I am waiting for my next order to arrive any day now. But I don’t have one of these cashmere throws. Looks fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win!