I bought these blankets as gifts for my parents, but when they arrived I wanted to keep them for my own. They're made from high-quality materials, they're warmer and more substantial than a decorative throw, and the size dimensions of them are fantastic. As a relatively tall person, I have had a tough time finding throws that cover more than just my legs. I knew the same would be true for my folks, so I was very happy to see the actual size when they arrived in the mail. In addition, my mom has told me how much she loves them and how warm they are every single time I visit. Maybe that's a sign of a bad memory, or maybe she just likes them that much. Either way, I'm calling it a success.