Over the past two or so years I’ve become really obsessed with making my home cozy and trying my best to feel comfortable. So like most people I found hygge. I’ve become a little obsessed and can be heard saying “this is so hygge” at least a few times a week. So this year I decided make a gift guide to focus on hygge related items for other hygge lovers out there. I know hygge is a feeling that cannot be bought, but sometimes little thoughtful items like these can bring a smile on someone’s face whether that is for Christmas or any other occasion.
Hygge, pronounced hoo-ga, is a craze that has spread from its home in Denmark across the world. It’s a coziness feeling that comes from feeling warmth and happiness. It’s about indulging when you want to, and living the life you want. I’ve put together a gift guide for hygge lovers but, despite wanting you to get some great gifts for your friends and family, just remember that hygge isn’t about buying things just to buy them. That’s very un-hygge.
But, this list has some great items to add some hygge to your holidays, hygge to your home or even to your travels.
You can also see my post on what hygge is to brush up on your coziness.
Here are a few things I know I would appreciate receiving. I hope it will help you to make this period less stressful so you can focus on making memories instead of running around shopping:
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Hygge Gift Ideas
The Hygge Game
What about something you can enjoy together as a group of friends or family? The Hygge Game is all about bringing people together, sharing stories, and discussing the big and small things in life. This game has more than 300 entertaining, interesting, and thoughtful questions designed to spark cozy conversation, and create the right atmosphere for an ultimate hygge evening whether that is a night in, a party, or a dinner.
Happy Hygge Gifts
If you have a friend that needs cheering up, a loved one who is feeling a bit under the weather or someone who just moved into a new home, this cozy hygge box includes a pair of cozy rustic knit socks, a travel mug (choose from wheat-straw or stainless steel), 1 unscented block candle, 1 kraft travel journal, 1 dark chocolate bar, 1 wooden ornament, 1 personalized card, 1 pack of tea or coffee (you choose). It all comes in a kraft gift box filled with crinkle paper and tied in a beautiful ribbon.
Cashmere Reed Diffuser
Swell Candle Co.
This beautiful, modern reed diffuser is made with an all-natural diffuser base and filled with Cashmere + Vanilla fragrance oil, a blend of heady florals highlighted with yuzu and pear, and finished off with sacred woods. It’s a great way to add some cozy scent to your room all day without worrying about candles or flames.
Hygge Soy Candle
This vintage-looking soybean candle made with hygge-like scents in an amber jar. Burns for 40-60 hours. Choose from a traditional unscented candle that the Danes would choose or pick Lavender & Sage, White Burch Vanilla, Autumn Apple Wreath and more. This could be a great stocking stuffer or an item to add to your next hygge care package.
Tapered candles give a warm and nostalgic ambiance to the room. Most tapered candles are unscented so they fit well with the typical hygge aesthetic.
Hygge Quote Pillow
11 White Lane
I love this cute pillow with the print with the definition of hygge. Bring the hygge feeling in someone’s home with this snuggly Hygge quote cushion. The faux-suede finish means this cushion feels luxurious to touch and lovely to snuggle next to.
For most people loose-leaf tea is a novelty or something you do on special occasions, preferring the easier tea bags. But hygge is all about indulgence and doing this to be cozy. Loose leaf tea is a great way to add a little bit more hygge to your day.
Cozy and cashmere go hand-in-hand. Grab these cashmere socks to make your feet feel the coziest they’ve ever felt. If cashmere is a little out of your budget, try these merino wool ones that will still do the trick.
Hygge Planner Stickers
A little, thoughtful and useful gift is this sheet of planner stickers– for the one who loves Hygge. The sheet smells of fresh fig and showcases some seriously hygge designs. Use these to mark special days, focus on what is important, and let them inspire to bring a little more hygge to your everyday. Can be used in a calendar or even to decorate a card you are giving to your friend.
You can also see my list of stationery-lovers gifts.
The Little Book of Hygge
The bible of hygge is this great book my Meik Wiking. It’s easy to get through, has a lot of great information from the head of the Happiness Research Institute in Denmark on what is or isn’t hygge, as well as the background on it. It’s a great little read and can also be listened to on audible if you want to add in another element of listening to Meik read it himself in his perfect Danish accent.
You can also check out our gifts for book lovers.
Tea Runners Subscription Box
Tea can cure illnesses, start good conversations, and warm you up on a cold winter night. Tea is a hygge moment waiting to happen! And Tea Runners sources tea from around the world and includes brewing and tasting instructions to add a bit of sophistication to your daily tea time. Choose between 30-50 cups of all black tea, all herbal tea, or a combination of many types of loose leaf teas.
To fully embrace the hygge lifestyle, make your home a happy place you’ll be delighted to return to every evening. To do this, start by refreshing your home decor with on-trend, season-appropriate objects from Habitation Box, a subscription of cute, cottage-appropriate decorative items curated by a professional interior designer.
Candle and Melt of the Month Subscription Box
Wax and Wit Candle Club
Enjoy one of our witty candles and one wax melt every month! Each 9 oz candle and wax melt is made of 100% soy wax, made cruelty-free with sustainable ingredients and high-grade fragrance oils. Wax melts can be melted in a tea light or electric warmer. I think a scented candle is perfect for cozy nights in.
Modern Skyn Apothecary Subsription Box
Modern Skyn Apothecary
Good for mind, body, and soul, the all-natural skincare by Modern Skyn Apothecary can make it easy for your skin to transition from the summer heat to the chilly fall temps. Each box is filled with at least $100 of handcrafted body and skincare products that feature high-quality ingredients and soft, warm scents, all packaged in simple, sustainable glass containers.
What’s better than lounging in your pjs? Probably lounging while also doing any of the other items on our list. But the basic of all hygge times is a comfortable outfit. This great pajama set is both comfy and just a little stylish, to give you that additional hygge feel of indulgence.
Sherpa sweaters are still super popular. They’re so soft, huge, and comforting. You can wear them around the house or wear it out to make your day-to-day a little more hygge. Plus the price is great too.
What more do I need to say? Comfy clothes are the epitome of hygge. So grab some cozy and soft sweatpants to add to your hygge routine.
Hot chocolate is one of those things that most adults don’t drink regularly so when we do, it’s pretty special. Having a cup of this Ghiradelli Double Hot Chocolate with some baby marshmallows or whipped cream (or both) makes for a really cozy and indulgent time.
Chunky Wool Blanket
A chunky blanket is the best way to curl up for a reading session with your favorite book. Add a good mug of tea or coffee will only add to the hygge. Perfect for a cold winter night, especially here in Japan.
A bath is a really cozy and hygge time to spend just with yourself. If you like to have a drink or read in the bath, this bath caddy is a great way to have everything you need right in front of you without risking dropping anything important into the bubbly water.
(also check out the book lovers gift guide)
Temperature Controlled Mug
This Ember mug is a great way to keep your drink at the perfect temperature longer. Have your hot tea even after you get really into that book and forget it for a few (or twenty) minutes.
Fairy lights are just for the Christmas tree. They can add a really nice ambiance to any room. You can use them all year long to change the mood in your surroundings to make it that much more hygge and comforting.
Hopefully you have found a few great ideas for your cozy hygge life and for your Christmas gifts. But really the perfect hygge gift idea is whatever will add a bit of coziness and warmth to their life. Shop around for the best options and for other ideas in our other gift guides for this Christmas.
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