Hygge (pronounced hue-guh) is a Danish word and concept that has taken off this year here in the US. It’s been a part of Danish life forever, and it basically means: cozy, as in warm blankets, fireplaces and hot drinks – taking time to slow down, curl up with a book, play games and take your pup for a long meandering walk.
With this inspiration in mind we hand-picked the coziest, most snuggliest options on the market today to help you upgrade your experience!
Part of the hygge experience is taking the time to eat, drink and cook methodically and with great gusto. We love that MatchaBar’s Matcha Starter Kit ($50) makes a great gift whether you’re a matcha veteran or new to the game! The ceremonial grade matcha tea is sourced from a fifth generation family in Nishio, Japan and is celebrated for its smooth, rich profile, highlighted by an almost creamy umami finish.
Sound Huggle, $117
Pinterest fail no more! Foodstirs baking kits are the perfect gift for bakers – and non-bakers – everywhere who want to step up their game. All Foodstirs kits and mixes make baking seemingly complicated projects quick, easy and delicious all while using organic, non-GMO ingredients. Founded by Sarah Michelle Gellar, Foodstirs is the only baking mix brand in the world to utilize the combination of USDA organic, regenerative, and ethical ingredients like Biodynamic® cane sugar, identity-preserved heirloom flour, and maximized fair trade cocoa.
We love slow cooking. The layers of flavors, the smokey flavors that make you salivate. For those of us who want to focus on the eating, not necessarily the cooking, braising and flambeing of it all, there’s the Smoking Gun from Breville. This amazing kitchen appliance allows you to infuse a variety of foods and drinks with natural smoky flavors like applewood and hickory without adding any heat. Simply load it with wood chips, light and blow smoke into a covered container of any kind, stir or swirl and allow it to sit and infuse for a few minutes. You can even try smoking foods twice for a deeper smoked flavor.
A small projector for a big things! This complete home entertainment system connects to all your devices and compact enough to fit in your bag. It never was so easy and fun to watch your favorite films anywhere, don’t forget your blankey!
Missed your favorite series? Catch up in comfort with this Binge Watching Survival Kit. It’s everything you need while camped out in front of the TV: coasters, folding sporks, snack clip, hand cleaners, facial cleansing towelettes, tissue, socks, dental floss, sofa yoga guide, decision coin, breath drops and stain remover – all in a compact tin that can sit next to the remote. This is a fun gift for co-workers, Netflix fans or any TV addict.
Container Store, $19.99