First, a quick refresher: although it sounds like a fancy, intimidating word (all together now: hoo-gah), hygge's premise is quite simple. For ultimate bliss, according to the Danes who coined the term, do whatever it takes to feel cozy and recharged in both body and mind. If it sounds a lot like self-care to you that's becauseding, ding, ding!it pretty much is. But doesn't the Danish word "hygge" sound so much better? (Don't answer, that's rhetorical. Of course it sounds 100 times better.)
Anyway, just like self-care, hygge can take on many different forms for different people. Whether thats wrapping your freshly exfoliated skin in a cashmere throw, skipping your plans to slip into cloud-like slippers, or listening to an audiobook in a bubble bath, theres no wrong way to do it.
So, you don't need the rough reminder that winter is coming (you've done this whole season thing before), but TKTKTK...
For all the homebodies out there whod rather spend winter under the weight of a puffy duvet (hi!), these products make the perfect gifts.
1. Tocca Crema Veloce Travel Lotion Trio
When it comes to these hand creams , sharing is most definitely overrated (sorry @ sis!). This triograpefruit and cucumber, Italian citrus, and green apple and tulipswill let you luxuriate in a warm bath without your hands ever feeling cracked. Stash one at work, another by your bed, and the third in your purse. Like I said, being a little selfish is very much okay here.
2. Ugg Cozy Knit Slippers
Say what you want about Uggsokay, fiiiine, they are basic AFbut not even you can deny the pleasure that is slipping into these incredibly cozy bad boys. Slippers? Umm, more like little clouds for your feet. This pair in particularavailable in charcoal, black, and creamcombines toasty shearling wool with an ultra-cozy knit on the outside. Make room on that shoe rack because you will be wearing these all. winter. long.
3. Boll & Branch Sheets
These soft-as-butter sheets replicate the feeling of sleeping in a luxury hotelevery damn night. Yes, they're a bit of a splurge, so gift these to someone who really deserves it this year. (Like your partner perhaps?)
4. Smoko Toasty Heatable Plushie
Netflix and chill? More like Hulu and snuggle. Curl up with your new partner in couch-chilling crime and let its internal microwavable pouch filled with flax seeds and lavender fill the air with soothing smells. Have a pup IRL? Instead of making him jealous by warming up with the corgi, go for one of the other equally adorable options: a kissing heart and smiley sloth. BRB, I think I need to go buy all three stat....
5. Weighted Blanket
Ahh, the weighted blanket , a.k.a. the wellness trend that just keeps on trucking and with purported benefits like helping calm you down and sooth you into sleep , the hype makes sense. And there's no better time than now (read: winter) to jump on the weighted blanket bandwagon. Cozy, cuddling, and apparently feels like you're being hugged, this five-star-rated weighted blanket from Amazon seems like a perfect weigh, err, way to hygge hibernate through the cold tempsand the 8,000+ reviewers seem to agree.
6. Homesick Candles Grandmas Kitchen Candle
They say scent is the strongest link to memory. Ignite those warm and fuzzy feelings of your home state, your favorite holiday, or your special person. Bonus points if you put your hands up to the flame for warmth.
7. Nordic Faux Sheepskin Rug
Whether draped over your favorite chair or at the ready when you step out of bed, adding more plush surfaces to your home is bound to get you into a hygge kind of mood. Plus, nothing gives off those warm winter feels (from the comfort of the indoors, of course) like snow white decor accents like this fuzzy number.
8. Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe
Fully ready to embrace JOMO right about now? ICYMI- that's the opposite of FOMO or the joy of missing out. It's a personal fave and, given that you're reading this article, probably yours too. Inspired by the feel of Brooklinen's famously luxurious towels, this extremely soft robe will instantly make you jump for JOMO joy. Seriously, you're basically going to want to wrap your body in this 100 percent Turkish cotton garment and never take it off. And with deep pockets to stash only the most essential of hygge items like, you know, TV remotes, you can stay robed for hours.
9. Bamboo Bathtub Caddy
Given that youll want to spend most of your waking hours languishing in a tub once the temps dip below 50, you might as well squeeze in some productive reading time (and, let's be real, wine-drinking time). With expandable arms, it's guaranteed to fit any sized tub. So, go ahead, light that candle (see above ), and bliss the F out.
10. We Are Knitters Kilim Blanket Knitting Kit
Why not do some knitting while you're sitting in front of the fire all winter? This beginner-level kit from We Are Knitters will teach you how to make this gorgeous blanket all by yourself. That's right, girl, by the time spring has sprung all your friends will be calling you the Knitting Kween.
11. Slip Silk Sleep Mask
Kiss the day away with a silk eye mask that promises to block out light while also keeping your hair and skin (literally!) silky smooth. How, you ask? Made of high-quality, natural, and hypoallergenic silk fibers, the mask allows skin to breathe and remain hydrated, compared to alternatives made of polyester, which can amp up sweat, and cotton, which can draw moisture away from your skin and hair. As if you needed another excuse to stay under the sheets...
12. J.Crew Dreamy Cotton Pajama Set In Stripe
File this under "necessary." Not just crazy comfortable but crazy cute, these 100 percent cotton jammies put all of those old college shirts, baggy sweats, and beat up boxer shorts to shame. They're fitted enough so you don't get lost underneath all that fabric (think: your ex-boyfriend's XL frat tee), while still slightly stretchy so you're free of any squeezing or pinchingwhich is what office wear is for, duh. This delightful combo makes it so you're going to want to lounge in them 24/7 . Oh, did I say, "lounge?" I meant "wear"you're going to want to wear them 24/7 (because you know you're not going to want to take them off even when you have to leave the couch).
13. Bodum Chambord Copper 34 Ounce French Press
Warming up starts with a hot drink. But venturing outside in those dipping temps to stand on line at Starbucks? No. Thank. You. Rather than spend all that money on store-bought brew, put it to good use by buying this java machine. Just because "hygge" often connotes images of being horizontal by a fire, doesn't mean it always has to involving lounging (although, sign me up for that please). It's all about doing what makes you feel cozy and recharged and playing barista can totally be that for you. So start savoring those homemade sips.
14. Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Luxe Hydration Trio
Turn your bathroom into the ultimate hydration station this winter with this beautiful green-beauty bundle . You'll score Coco Rose Body Polish, Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mask, and Coco Rose Lip Conditionerall cruelty-free, non-toxic, and made from natural ingredients. Pretty (relaxed) in pink.