Blue Douglas Tartan Blanket Rug

Blue Douglas Tartan Blanket Rug: Review

Blue Douglas Tartan Blanket Rug

I nap a lot; I mean one second I'll be talking to people and the next I have decided it would be a great time for a nap – so rugs, blankets and cushions all play a very important part in my home. So when got in contact and asked if I fancied trying a rug out I jumped at the chance.

Before I get onto my lovely rug here's just a little more about, they are an online Scottish retailer specialising in kilts, kilt accessories and kilt outfits as well as selling a number of Scottish gifts. They offer a whole range of products from different designers; which helps them stock products to suit any style and any budget, as a company they pride themselves on offering detailed information about all their products and having helpful, knowledgeable staff that can be reached both online and via the telephone.

Blue Douglas Tartan Blanket Rug

Blue Douglas Tartan Blanket Rug

When this rug arrived there was a bit of a scuffle about it, my Dad decided it would make an amazing fishing rug, my Mum thought it looked amazing on her sofa and I just wanted a nap – or a picnic, I can't remember which, it could well have been both.

The Blue Douglas Tartan Blanket Rug is made from 100% wool; it is approximately 5ft by 6ft in size, features a fringed edge and has been made in Pakistan.

The rug itself is made of a gorgeous thick wool knit and as you can see it fits perfectly onto the two-seater sofa (perhaps it is no wonder my Mum wanted it for herself). In fact I am pretty sure it is a rug of many talents as I can see it making a lovely picnic rug for the summer, as well as a wonderful throw for a bed, but I have to admit, for me it is just lovely to curl up under and have a snooze.

Blue Douglas Tartan Blanket Rug

Made of 100% pure wool, this blanket rug has a completely luxurious feel, it is thick, warm and very, very snuggly – of course the fact that these blanket rugs are made using tartans, means there is a plethora of colours to choose from allowing you to get a colour you love, or perhaps you might just be able to find a name you have a link to.

One of the things that surprises me most about this blanket rug is the price, I assumed a pure wool rug would be quite expensive, but like the website promises they have prices to suit everyone and this beauty comes in at a reasonable £25.00.

If you are looking for a new rug for anything this year – I definitely recommend popping over to and checking out there range of tartan rugs.

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This article has 36 comments

  1. gadget girl

    I love these tartan rugs it takes me back to my childhood as my Mum had so many; now I have quite a few as they are so lovely and thick, warm and strong. Weve used them for picnics the pets and of course sofa throws etc. Love that blue in yours its gorgeous.


    Yes, it does look lovely but at that price, my first question would be ‘Is it FairTrade’?

  3. Polly

    mmmm… nap!!! looks lovely and snuggly

  4. You Baby Me Mummy

    I love blankets like this so versatile, we have a similar one in the car at all times x

  5. mellissa williams

    I love that tartan rug. It reminds me of my gran she always had one in her house in red. I think it looks great quality too. What a steal at that price as well!

  6. laura redburn

    i love a bit of tartan, and i love blankets (i’m a napper too, but mostly just cold a lot) so i really like this! is there a particular reason it’s so cheap though? most pure wool blankets and other items i’ve seen are really pricey.

  7. Mums do travel

    That’s a beautiful tartan and the rug is a good size.

  8. Victoria Mylittlel

    i like all sorts of blankets, we have a huge collection, but the only tartan one we had i threw away, didnt prove to be too god after washing

  9. Hannah Staveley

    Looks so nice reminds me of scotland .x


    most of my family were born in scotland; on special occasions some of the men wear kilt’s in our clan’s own tartan. so since i was little ive loved tartan. theses rugs look comfy and cosy and can imagine myself wrapped up in one with a hot drink and a good book.

  11. Keri-Anne

    I was really shocked when you said the price. That is such a great price. I remember my grandmother buying one when i was younger and it was very expensive x

  12. LearnerMother

    I do love me a snuggly blanket, especially at this time of year when the heating is off but the evenings can still be a bit chilly! Will check out the website as I had not heard of them before…

  13. Nayna Kanabar

    Lovely rug, we have one similar in green check they are so warm.

  14. Sonya Cisco

    Lovely! I have a nice tartan rug on my sofa, perfect for chilly evenings, love to curl up under it with a good book!

  15. Shell Louise

    It looks lovely and snuggly and I can just imagine wrapping it round me for an afternoon nap!

  16. Bev

    Looks nice and cosy!

  17. SamFernley @happyhomebird

    I love tartan and I love this blanket. It would look perfect on my sofa by the log burner…would be a bit of a fight with me and my old dog for it 🙂

  18. Michelle

    Tartan blankets remind me of picnics in the park on a sunny day in summer! We used to have one when I was a kid and I used to sit and plait the tassels hahah!

  19. Pam Gregory

    Love Tartan rugs – Great for picnics!

  20. anthony harrington

    we have lots of throws and blankies ready for a snooze

  21. Annaloa Hilmarsdottir

    I would love to snuggle under this one .

  22. Kizzy

    I love tartan rugs.

  23. Jill Cordner

    I love this, many uses x

  24. Fritha Strickland

    lovely! I love a bit of tartan!

  25. Kara

    I love tartan and the blue douglas is just gorgeous – something so retro and chic

  26. Cass@frugalfamily

    That tartan is gorgeous – would look great in my living room lol

  27. Sarah Fawcett

    This rug looks lovely, I adore tartan picnic blankets, there’s something very nostalgic about them for me – we always had one as kids and we had lots and lots of picnics during the course of our childhood, happy times xx

  28. Paul Wilson

    They do look nice.

  29. Lori

    Ooh I do love a good blanket, in fact I have a small collection going on and this one would fit right in. x

  30. Therugseller

    Honestly speaking ….you show fabulous designs. Thanks for sharing.

  31. Heather Haigh

    Lovely. I also nap a lot and would use mine just like that if I had one. Makes the couch look so snugggly.

  32. Elizabeth Harbron

    Looks like a fantastic picnic blanket 🙂

  33. Stevie Fairbairn

    Everybody should have a tartan rug.

  34. Lotte

    Love love love this!!! Especially if it comes in red.
    We got a few from Matalan over the Christmas but they were small ones – this one looks massive.
    Will defo have a look on their site.

    Thanks for sharing hun & awesome review as always.

    Lotte xo

  35. jennifer davis

    Loved this wonderful product ,Thanks for sharing this amazing product with us

  36. ellen beck

    I love wool. Ithink it is one of the most underrated materials out there. So many say it is itchy, I have never thought so. I love the colors.

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