How to Bring More Hygge into Your Life
Hygge is everywhere! Loosely translated from Danish as ‘cosiness’, it's what this time of year is all about. So how do you bring more hygge into your life? We've found some of the best hygge-inspired recipes, home accessories and gifts to make your Christmas extra cosy.
Swedish Cinnamon Rolls Recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction Blog
Cinnamon rolls, or kanelbullar, are a staple in most Swedish diets. In fact, the average Swede eats cakes and pastries equivalent to 316 cinnamon buns per year! This giant cinnamon roll recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction is perfect for your afternoon fika (Swedish for having coffee with friends, preferably accompanied by something sweet!)
Norwegian Rømmegraut Recipe from A Farmgirl's Dabbles Blog
Dairy lovers rejoice because this Norwegian rømmegraut recipe has it all! Cream and butter in abundance, topped off with a little sprinkling of cinnamon sugar. It's the perfect hygge comfort food.
Swedish Meatball Recipe from Little Spice Jar Blog
We've all come to know and love Swedish meatballs from a certain flat-pack furniture store but this recipe is on a whole other level! Serve with mashed potatoes and lingonberry jam for an authentic taste of Sweden from your sofa.
Super Chunky Hand-Knitted Throw from Lauren Aston - £200.00
This super chunky hand-knitted throw from Lauren Aston is hygge in blanket form! Made from super soft Merino wool and available in three different sizes, we don't think we'll be venturing outside much this winter with this to keep us warm!
Macrame Christmas Tree Decorations from Hitch and Arrow - £5.00
The macrame movement is in full swing so what better way to inject some hygge into your home than these beautiful handmade tree decorations from Hitch and Arrow. Wrapped around real cinnamon sticks, not only do they look great but they smell great, too!
Recycled Wool Cushions from Green Tulip Ethical Living - £24.00
You can be cosy and still have a conscience with these recycled wool cushions from Green Tulip Ethical Living. The soft, muted colours would bring a subtle Scandinavian feel to any living room.
Handmade Scented Soy Wax Candle from Lolllyrocket Candle Co - £8.00
What could be more hygge than the soft glow of a scented candle filling the air with the aroma of roasted chestnuts? This handmade candle is not only vegan friendly but is also available in two festive scents and lasts for up to 40 hours.
Fika & Hygge Scandi Kitchen Book of Comfort Bakes - £12.45
If you have a friend who you regularly meet for coffee and cake then this Fika & Hygge cookery book will be a lovely gift for them. If you're lucky, they will bake you treats from all the delightful recipes!
Enamel Gløgg Mug from Auntie Mims - £10.00
If you didn't already know what gløgg is, this enamel mug from Auntie Mims has a handy definition on the back! A Danish mulled wine made with brandy, almonds and raisins, gløgg is like Christmas in a cup.
Hygge and Kisses Novel by Clara Christensen - £6.89
We love the sound of this heartwarming Hygge and Kisses romantic novel, the cover alone has us reaching for blanket and a cup of hot chocolate.
Winter Spice Hot Chocolate from Hotel Chocolat - £9.00
Nothing makes you feel quite as cosy as a mug of hot chocolate on a chilly night. Hotel Chocolat have gone one step further and thrown in some cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg to make this Winter Spice hot chocolate taste extra Christmassy!