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20 Simple Stocking Stuffers to Add a Little Hygge to Your Holiday

20 Simple Stocking Stuffers to Add a Little Hygge to Your HolidayThe clock is ticking down to Christmas, and you may be thinking about last-minute gift ideas or stocking stuffers to round out your holiday gifts. It’s also cold outside, which means we’re all ready to hunker down at home for a cozy winter. To me, that sounds like we should work on our hygge just a bit.

Hygge is that feeling you get when you come home and leave all the world’s craziness outside. Click To Tweet

Hygge (pronounced hue-ga) is the Danish concept of happy, cozy living — it’s been quite trendy for the past few years, but has endured for decades in Europe. Hygge can be roughly translated as “coziness” in English but it is so much more than just that. Hygge is that feeling you get when you come home and leave all the world’s craziness outside. It’s when you’re curled up with a soft blanket, completely engrossed in a good book. Hygge is when you’re surrounded by friends and family, just looking to sit back, relax, and fellowship together. Hygge is that feeling of coziness, togetherness, and peace.

Hygge is when you’re surrounded by friends and family, just looking to sit back, relax, and fellowship together. Hygge is that feeling of coziness, togetherness, and peace. Click To Tweet

A home filled with hygge is wonderful all year round, but there’s something about winter, particularly Christmas, that makes it the gold standard of coziness. Hygge is all about appreciating the simple things in life, and there are a few easy gifts you can give loved ones to help them conjure up that coziness in their home too.

  1. Hot tea or gourmet coffee. You could even include a teapot or French press.
  2. Decadent hot cocoa mixes, maybe with a pack of marshmallows.
  3. A fantastic mug for drinking that tea, coffee, and cocoa.
  4. A coffee mug cozy to keep your drink warm and your hands from a scalding mug.
  5. Homemade or high-quality jams and jellies.
  6. Home-baked bread to devour those jams and jellies with.
  7. Shower steamers to transform the shower into a place of relaxation and rejuvenation.
  8. Bundles of eucalyptus to hang on the shower head for an amazing aroma that lasts all winter.
  9. Delicious smelling soaps, maybe even with a fluffy washcloth.
  10. Bubble bath or bath salts for warm, relaxing baths.
  11. An amazing candle in a cozy scent. Fragrant wax melts and a warmer are wonderful too.
  12. Fairy lights to hang around the room to add a touch of magic.
  13. Pocket notebooks for jotting down ideas, dreams, and favorite quotes.
  14. A fantastic pen to make those notes a pleasure to write.
  15. A new book and pretty bookmark.
  16. A board game or card game to share with friends and family.
  17. A plush blanket to cuddle under for reading or watching movies.
  18. Fluffy socks — because it’s not cozy having cold feet!
  19. A little box of decadent chocolates — because chocolate.
  20. An adult coloring book and a set of color pencils.
Hygge is all about appreciating the simple things in life, and there are a few easy gifts you can give loved ones to help them conjure up that coziness in their home too. Click To Tweet

20 Simple Stocking Stuffers to Add a Little Hygge to Your Holiday

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2 Replies

  1. Thanks for the suggestions. I’d just blogged about making xmas crackers from our Who Gives a Crap toilet paper wrappers and cardboard inserts but we found it hard to find decent zero waste ideas to include in there so some of these will work great! Thanks

  2. Thank you for the new word. When I read it, I immediately thought of a word in German that my mom used to use – Gemütlichkeit – thank you for the new word and taking me back in time to a happy memory.
    Merry Christmas

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