One of the biggest-selling gifts this Christmas, apparently, is the slanket , a sort of snuggly blanket that envelops your entire body. The effect is slightly caterpillar/Jabba the Hut, depending on your body shape.
Although I can see the appeal in the current cold snap, I would imagine wearing one encourages you never to leave the sofa. However, if you are planning to buy one, either as a gift or for yourself, they sell them at Lakeland, Firebox and Play.com.
written by Liz Jarvis