Wellness trends come and go (looking at you, jade egg), but hygge is very much here to stay. And I'm very much here for it.
Gather 'round by the imaginary fire and let us tell a story: It might sound like a fancy, intimidating word (all together now: hoo-gah), but hygge's premise is super 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.
Sound a lot like self-care to you? That's because it pretty much is. But doesn't the Danish word hygge sound so much better? (Don't answer, that's rhetorical. Of course it does.)
Anyway, just like self-care, hygge can take on different forms for different folks. Whether that’s wrapping your freshly exfoliated skin in a plush robe, skipping your plans to slip into cloud-like slippers, or reading a romance novel while enjoying a donut-bath-bomb-infused soak, there’s no wrong way to do it.
Which means there's no wrong way to gift it, either. After all, everyone could use a heaping load of hygge these days, especially when you're spending more time than ever at home. I mean, those long, cold winter nights won't seem so bad when you're snuggled under the weight of a delightful down duvet. And who knows? Your gift might introduce a pal to a new life-changing way to reach hygge.
So, check out these 17 best hygge gift ideas guaranteed to keep your—or your favorite hygge enthusiast's—happy hibernation going All. Winter. Long.
1. Softies Ultra Soft Marshmallow Hooded Lounger
These marshmallow-soft pajamas—or as I like to call 'em, Self-Care Sunday Style—made Oprah's Favorite Things List. And is she ever wrong about, well, anything? Short answer: nope. And let's be real, if it's good enough for Oprah, it's good enough for you.
2. bSoft Women's Bamboo 2-Piece Long Sleeve Button-Down Pajama Lounger Set
File this under "necessary." Not just crazy comfortable but crazy cute, these bamboo jammies put all of your 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 (ahem, your ex-boyfriend's XL frat tee), while still slightly stretchy so you're free of any annoying bunching.
3. Smoko Toasty Heatable Plushie
Netflix and chill? More like Hulu and snuggle. Curl up with your new partner in potato-couching crime—this adorbs plush companion—and let the internal microwavable pouch warm you and fill the air with a soothing lavender scent. Also available in a heart and sloth, because: options.
4. Quility Weighted Blanket
Ahh, the weighted blanket, a.k.a. the wellness fad that just keeps on keeping on. With purported benefits like helping calm you down and soothe you into sleep, the hype makes sense. And there's no better time than on a cold winter night to jump on the weighted-blanket bandwagon.
Cozy, cuddly, and with the ability to make you feel like you're being hugged, this five-star-rated blanket from Amazon seems like a perfect way to hygge-hibernate through freezing temps. After all, 8,000+ reviewers can't be wrong...
5. Buttah Skin Vibe Brush
Pro tip: Unwind on a Friday night by giving your skin the love it (desperately) needs. How? By cleansing your face with this super luxurious and vibrating Buttah Skin face brush. It'll gently exfoliate away dead skin while also cleansing your pores of any dirt buildup. Most importantly, though, it'll feel ah-mazing on your skin after a long AF work week. You're welcome.
6. Self-Care Box
Sometimes you just need all of your hygge essentials handed to you, and that's what you'll get with this self-care box with everything you need to wind down, feel cozy, and recharge your mind. It includes handmade items like a soy candle, lip and body salve, a scrunchie, and more. Even better? You can include a cute message sending your pal even more love.
7. My Sheets Rock "The Regular" Sheets
Made from the highest-grade bamboo rayon, these sheets aren't just soft-as-butter (they literally get softer with every wash!), but they also regulate temperature and wick moisture (read: no sweating the bed when you're cuddled up under your down-feather duvet). Plus, they're pretty damn affordable, making them the perfect gift to give yourself. Oh, and did I mention that the fitted sheet comes with tags on each corner, telling you exactly which one to put it on. Now, that's self-care.
8. Bourbon Vanille Two-Wick Candle
Ignite those warm and fuzzy feelings with the luxe aroma of spiked vanilla. Bonus points if you put your hands up to the flame for warmth, hygge-fireplace style, because that's adorable.
9. Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe
Fully ready to embrace JOMO right about now? ICYMI, that's the joy of missing out, a.k.a. the opposite of FOMO. Inspired by the feel of Brooklinen's famously luxurious towels, this extremely soft robe will make you jump for JOMO joy. Seriously, you're basically going to want to wrap your body in this 100-percent Turkish cotton baby and never take it off. And with deep pockets to stash all your essentials (ya know, TV remotes, matches, heck, essential oils), you never have to.
10. Delish Insane Sweets
If baking up a batch of bonafide delish Death by Chocolate brownies (yep, that's a real recipe) helps you get your hygge on, then just imagine how relaxed you'll be inhaling all your freshly baked goodies. Plus, with 100 recipes, you'll never get bored—even if your oven's working overtime all winter.
11. Ugg Cozy Knit Slippers
Say what you want about Uggs—okay, fiiiine, they are basic AF—but you can't deny the simple pleasure that is slipping into these incredibly cozy bad boys. Slippers? Umm, more like little clouds for your feet.
This pair in particular (available in charcoal, black, and cream) combines toasty shearling wool with an ultra-cozy knit on the outside. Make room on that shoe rack because you will be living in these all winter.
12. Fizz & Bubble Donut Bath Bombs
These pastry-inspired bath bombs will make a relaxing bath—while reading a book or watching your favorite TV show, natch—even sweeter (pun totally intended). If the fruity and floral scent isn't enough to convince you, then maybe the fact that they're dipped in ultra-moisturizing shea butter will. Donut try to do hygge without 'em.
13. We Are Knitters Kilim Blanket Knitting Kit
If 20-pound blankets aren't your ~thing~, why not knit your own while sitting in front of the fire (or space heater) all winter? This beginner-level kit from We Are Knitters will teach you how to make a gorgeous blanket all by yourself. (No, for real.) Best part? You get a second hygge gift when you're done!
14. Bamboo Bathtub Caddy
Given that you’ll want to spend most of your waking hours languishing in a warm bath 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 extendable arms, this caddy's guaranteed to fit any size tub. So, go ahead, light that candle...and bliss the eff out.
15. 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 silky smooth. How, you ask? Made of high-quality, natural, and hypoallergenic silk fibers, the mask allows skin to breathe and remain hydrated.
Compare that to alternatives made of polyester, which can amp up sweat, or cotton, which can draw moisture away from your skin and hair, and it's a no-brainer. As if you needed another excuse to stay under the sheets...
16. Briogeo Detox, Restore and Protect Kit
Listen up: This detox, restore and protect haircare kit for all texture types is legit heavenly. The scrub contains charcoal, almond extract, and algae oil, so it'll leave your real itchy scalp feeling cooled and calmed. After you scrub, use the conditioning hair mask to revive your strands with all kinds of buttery-feeling moisture.
TL;DR: Your mane is gonna look shiny and amazing this weekend, and your mind will feel chilled TF out from this shower self-care.
17. Bodum Brazil French Press Coffee and Tea Maker
Warming up starts with a hot drink. But venturing outside in those icy temps to stand in line at Starbucks? No. Thank. You. Rather than spend all that money on store-bought brew, put it to good use by buying this simple and sleek java machine.
Just because hygge often conjures images of being horizontal by a fire doesn't mean you always have to be lounging. It's all about doing what makes you feel cozy and recharged. So if playing barista is your preferred me-time, start savoring those homemade sips.
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