Christmas gift idea: a Hermès blanket dupe for less than £40

Give the gift of a Hermès blanket as this doppelgänger rivals the original – and it's less than £40 at eBay

Hermès blanket dupe – yellow graphic with black blanket, grey one and orange blanket
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If you've been lusting after that Hermès blanket (one of the best throws around) for a while now, then you're going to want to inch a tad closer to your screen. Yes, we've found an incredible dupe for the Hermès Avalon Blanket, sold at eBay for less than £20 in some instances. Because believe it or not: some of us don't have a spare £1,240 to spend on a blanket. Some day, eh?

If you're still Christmas shopping and your time is being spent searching for something for that someone who is hard to buy for, then this is what we suggest. This doppelgänger blanket is great for use on the couch, for draping at the end of a bed or even for folding for display purposes and sitting atop a shelf. It's super warm (we've already bought one) and they come in a range of colors from beige to orange, your classic black plus more.

Aptly named the H Blanket (opens in new tab), it's strikingly similar to the Hermès blanket (opens in new tab), so much so that we think no one would ever realise it's a dupe. With several sellers to choose from, they are usually made up to 80 per cent wool and 20 per cent cashmere – hence the softness.

What are you waiting for? If not for someone else, grab one for yourself ahead of Christmas to cozy up in style. You might want to buy soon, though, as delivery time will take a good few days.

Buy the Hermès Avalon blanket now

H Blanket | £35.50 at eBay (opens in new tab)
Select your color and add this cashmere blend blanket to your basket. It comes from the Netherlands, so delivery time should only take a few days...

How is the Hermès blanket dupe different to the original?

The original is made using 90 per cent Merino wool and 10 per cent cashmere, whilst the H Blanket is just 80 per cent wool and 20 per cent cashmere.

In terms of size, the original measures 135cm x 170 cm and the dupe is 130cm x 170cm – so ever so slightly different.

Other than that, there are no aesthetic differences in these blankets. And of course: they're both finished with the iconic stitching around the edges, and they are dotted with the letter H.

Celebrities and their Hermès blankets...

H Blanket in beige on tiles with a magazine page next to it

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We've spotted the Hermès Avalon blanket inside many celebrity homes; to name a few, we've seen it in Hilary Duff's – she has the black version. Khloe Kardashian also has the beige one draped over her daughter's cot, and Ellen DeGeneres has a gray one in her home, too. Clearly, these blankets are popular among celebs, and it's easy to see why, when they blend in with any color scheme as seamlessly as they do.

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Annie is our Deputy Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes, with her particular area of expertise being home fragrance (there isn't a candle out there that she hasn't lit in her home). She's our guru when it comes to what to buy, when — and also where. She has years of experience when it comes to finding deals — Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday or not — and she particularly loves finding a bargain. With some of her favorite homeware pieces coming from Amazon, she's always looking for budget-friendly alternatives and dupes, as well as eco-friendly products to help her on her recent journey to being more sustainable at home. There's nothing she loves more than her Pug, Doug, and a bargain thrift shop find (yes, she once thrifted a brand new Le Creuset pan). Next up on her to-do list at home: DIY crittall-style doors...