Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Gift Guide: For the Happy, Hygge-filled Home

I'm going to be doing my gift guides a little differently this year. By nature a planner, I really enjoy having a good think about what to gift and for me the months of October and November are a fun season of thinking about presents and planning what to give. Add in all the fun that I had at various 'Christmas in July' events earlier in the year and I am just full to bursting with inspiration!

Rather than doing gifts guides for him, or gifts guides for her, this year I'm arranging my guides around themes, so the lists will address a certain interest, area or passion. Each post has an accompanying Pinterest board too, so I can keep adding great finds as I come to them! I hope these prove useful and that you might find an item or two that works for you.

Today's gift guide is for the happy, hygge-filled home. Hyggelong a tradition in Denmark, has really had a moment here in the last eighteen months, and the nation seems more than ready to curl up and hibernate! My board is full of gifts for those who like a cosy, welcoming home each winter. From beautiful homewares to guides to hygge living; sweet treats to bath-time delights, this is a group of gifts for the hibernators amongst us.

My pinterest board is at fifty items and growing, but I also wanted to share a few of my favourite items here on the blog.

There's something so cosy about candles and tealights in these dark winter months, and these winter spice tealights (John Lewis, £9) smell absolutely delicious.

For creating a cosy snuggle space, this gorgeous cushion from George (Asda, £8) would be lovely to curl up with. Similarly lovely is this festive mug (Ikea, £1.50) - perfect for hot tea or cocoa.

On the subject of cocoa - this Starbucks set replete with marshmallows (Boots, £16.50) would be a lovely treat for the cooler weather. Boots also have lots of lovely Yankee Candles - and with the three for two offer that Boots run they are cheaper, saving you money without having to compromise on quality. I love the smell of the Christmas Memories scent.

Amazon has lots of books to inspire your hygge journey - guides, cookbooks, colouring books! I also love the look of this collection - a poem for every night of the year.

For someone in a new home, you may wish to gift a piece to treasure - I love the natural look of this wooden clock (Dwell, £79). I always enjoy bringing glimpses of the outside in during the winter months, whether through plants and flowers, or by using natural materials and fibres.

Throws are key to keeping cosy in the chillier weather. There are so many beautiful options on offer - I particularly like the Edric wool and silk throw (Habitat, £80) and the Hotel silky soft throw (Dunelm, £19.99).

The White Company always does beautiful candles, and I love to gift them as they always smell gorgeous as well as being beautiful to look at! The Winter candle (£20) is such a lovely gift for this time of year.

Last but not least, toes and feet would be kept super cosy in these Pull On Fair Isle Slipper Boots (Marks and Spencer, £19.50).

These are just a few of my picks, of course - do please check out my pinterest board to see even more goodies for the cosy life!


  1. Omg I love your choices!! That clock looks amazing and very Hugge!

  2. I love me a bit of hygge. I'm working on getting some lovely bits int his winter to hygge up the house!

  3. The tea lights sounds great I know I'd love the fragrance.

  4. Nice post, thanks so much for this sharing!


  5. I love these for gift ideas, definitely helped me out :) xo

  6. I'm totally new to this hygge thing and I'd love to learn more! Either way the guide has some beautiful choices, I love the sound of those candles! Xx


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