If you’re going to buy a throw, we think it should be in a material and style that makes you smile. We found that the best throws are made from natural fibers such as sheep’s wool, alpaca, cashmere, fine cotton, and linen. Many of our recommendations would make great gifts—either for yourself or for a loved one. Here you’ll find recommendations for a lightweight cotton gauze, a beachy woven cotton, a designer alpaca throw, a cozy cable knit, a supersoft cashmere-wool blend,a brand with several great wool choices, and a plush and cotton quilt. Some of these come from small, boutique makers and artisans using high-quality construction methods, which means they might be more expensive than mass-produced blankets, but the quality is worth it.