Shipping & Handling
All our products are designed and manufactured in Australia. We ship worldwide from our HQ in Newcastle NSW and offer convenient rates based on order value.
Australia wide shipping rates:
- $0 - $35.00: Shipping rate = $9.95
- $35.00 - $75.00: Shipping rate = $12.95
- $75.00 - $150.00: Shipping rate = $17.95
- $150 +: Shipping rate = $24.95
International shipping rates:
We ship through Australia Post International (6-14 business days). Rates start at $24.95 and increase based on your order value and weight of items.
All our products are made to order using the highest quality fabrics and care to make the best product for you.
Our Furry Delights night lights are generally ready to ship within 24 hours.
Our weighted products production time can vary between 1 - 5 business days - please don't hesitate to get in contact if you have any specific questions or requests. We will do everything we can to meet your requirements to create the best products and outcomes for our customers.
We accept payments through our secure payment processing system via credit or debit card, PayPal and Afterpay. If you wish to pay by direct deposit, please get in touch with us and we will send you an invoice with our business bank account details.
Quotes & Invoices for NDIS and service providers
We are more than happy to provide valid quotes/invoices required for NDIS (Plan and Self Managed) and other support funds. Please get in touch via email with the following details:
Your name, email, phone, and postage address for the delivery of items. Plus the name and contact details of your service provider that you require the invoice to directed to. We can either send you the quote/invoice to forward on to your provider, or we are happy to send directly to your provider on your behalf. Just let us know how we can best help you through this process.
Returns & Exchange Policy
Due to the customised and made-to-order nature of our products, we do not offer refunds due to change of mind purchases. Should there be any issues with your purchase, we will do everything we can to either fix the issue or exchange the item within 14 days of purchase. If the customer is required to return the item to us, the buyer is responsible for return postage. If you are exchanging an item, we will cover postage for the replacement item.
The happiness and satisfaction of our customers is of utmost importance to us and we will happily work with you to find the best solution that meets your needs. We strive to continue our work creating high quality luxury products and if you are not happy with your purchase for any reason, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.
How to care for your weighted products:
- Spot clean or hand wash entire product in cold soapy water.
- Or machine wash entire product on a cold gentle cycle (*please refer to your washing machine loading capacity to determine safe weight load before use.*)
- Do not tumble dry. Do not apply any heat as this can damage the colours and softness of the fabrics.
- Lay flat or line dry outside.
- For longer pile faux fur textures, give it a little brush to re-fluff!
What weight should I choose?
Choosing the right weight for your weighted blanket, lap blanket or any of our other weighted products can differ depending on the product and its purpose. Please refer to the individual product listings for all the information you need to choose the right weight and sizes. If you're looking for a custom size, we're here to help! Send us an email to bliss@studiobliss and we'll see what we can make for you.
What are weighted blankets and how do they work?
Weighted blankets are a safe and natural way to reduce anxiety, assist emotion regulation and improve sleep quality. With benefits for all ages, weighted blankets result in feeling grounded, comforted and calm in a physical and psychological way.
At Happy Senses, we pride ourselves as experts in sensory wellness. We're here to provide you with all the information you need to find the best product for your needs.
So, let's get started! What is a weighted blanket?
Well, on the surface it's as simple as it sounds... a weighted blanket is a blanket that is heavy, much heavier than a regular blanket.
How does it work?
The weight acts as a type of deep touch pressure (DTP) stimulation that engages the proprioceptive sensory system. DTP is gentle, distributed pressure on the body, which can be achieved through the use of weighted blankets, weighted laps, cushions and toys, massages and even hugs!
When the weighted pressure is gently applied to your body serotonin levels are increased and your nervous system relaxes. Serotonin is a chemical in the body that helps to regulate mood and emotions, and produces a calming effect. The serotonin then naturally converts to melatonin, which helps the mind and body to relax and rest.
What are the benefits?
There are numerous benefits that are supported through evidence-based research for a wide range of mental, neurological and physical conditions.
These benefits include:
- reduce stress and alleviate anxiety
- improve self-regulation behaviours
- regulate emotions and moods
- reduce restlessness and agitation
- improve focus, attention and concentration
- provide calmness and relaxation
- better sleep quality
Weighted blankets are gaining popularity due to the calming effects, which are beneficial for people experiencing anxiety. Stress and anxiety are universal issues that can affect anyone, and weighted blankets offer a natural and safe intervention and preventative tool that can empower self-care and improve mental health and wellbeing.
What weight is recommended?
The standard recommendation is to choose a weight based on approximately 10% of the individuals body weight. Choosing the right weight can also vary depending on the individuals' sensory preferences or needs and as such, some people prefer a lighter or heavier weight. Alternatively, if you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with us and we can help you decide on the best product for you or your child. A good rule to keep in mind is that a weighted blanket should be heavy enough to provide the beneficial effects but light enought to be easily removed by the individual.
How are they made?
At Happy Senses, all our weighted products are hand-crafted with the highest quality and care in Newcastle, Australia. Our weighted blankets are double layered and double stitched to ensure the best strength and durability. We fill our weighted blankets with micro glass beads and disperse these evenly across the entire blanket in individually sewn pockets.
With a flair for gorgeous colours and luxurious textures, our beautiful range of weighted blankets offer additional tactile and visual sensory benefits to make you feel happy and relaxed in style.
Discover our luxury weighted blankets range to find your perfect source of calm and serenity.