The freezing temperatures and dreadful weather make it difficult to enjoy the winter season, but the Danish concept of hygge (pronounced hoo-gah)—or the feeling of coziness and contentment—can lend a hand in helping you get through these coldest months. Get your comfy on by stocking your house with these 10 hygge-approved products that will make hunkering down feel more blissful.
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1. An unbelievably soft blanket
Perhaps the most essential feature of a hygge home is having soft, cozy blankets draped on every possible surface. This fuzzy throw blanket from Target fits the bill for snowy nights in and all-day Netflix marathons. The blanket is 70 inches long (perfect for cuddling others or yourself) and anti-pill, which means it’ll look and feel ready for snuggling sessions for years to come.
2. A twinkle light curtain
Twinkle lights make your home more inviting during the holidays, so why not extend that feeling well into winter? This twinkle light curtain—which can be hung over cloth curtains or used on its own—will help create a comfortable nook to curl up with a podcast and a steaming cup of hot tea. And with eight different lighting options, you’ll be able to customize your twinkle curtain depending on your mood.
3. Reading socks
Can one person ever have too many fuzzy socks? Doubtful. These hyggelig (or hygge-like) cable knit reading socks will get your mind in the right space for an evening of quiet reading. Pair them with a favorite novel or that biography you’ve been meaning to read for ages.
4. A monthly subscription for fresh eucalyptus
Eucalyptus looks beautiful arranged in vases around the house, which is nice. But this ancient plant is also known for helping to reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety—ideal for cultivating a cozy aura in your space. You can surround yourself with this gorgeous greenery thanks to a monthly subscription to Eucalyptus Farms. Every month, a bouquet of fresh, California-grown eucalyptus sprigs is delivered to your door for you to display and enjoy.
$12 per month plus shipping, eucalyptusfarms.com
5. A soft table lamp
Lamps are an easy way to add more mood to your space. This orb-like table lamp from IKEA has a soft glow that will give a relaxed and serene atmosphere to any room or nook you’re cozying up in. The glass comes in either purple or white, so you can experiment with what color best suits your space.
6. A plush bathrobe
Living in your robe is a key step to living your best hygge life. Yes, this one is a bit of a splurge, but it's long, cozy, and well worth the money. Outfitted with pockets and a cinch belt, you won’t want to ever wear regular clothes again after snuggling into this robe, and that's perfectly all right.
7. A cozy wrap for your mug
Add an extra dash of coziness (and, let’s face it, cuteness) to your daily coffee/tea routine with this mug cozy. The sweater-like cozy is ready to wrap over your favorite cup so you can comfortably enjoy your favorite beverage while it’s still piping hot—without burning your fingers.
8. Faux fur throw pillows
These faux fur throw pillows from Urban Outfitters prove that going hygge in your home doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style for comfort. Coming in a variety of modern yet muted colors, these pillows will make your couch or bed look glamorously cushy.
9. A crackling fireplace candle
There’s nothing like the roar of a fireplace to make you want to cancel all your plans to go out. If you don’t have a fireplace in your home or apartment or don't have the energy to build a fire, recreate the vibes with a Woodwick candle. The natural wicks in these candles make a loud, soothing crackling sound that'll put you right at ease. Go for the Fireside scent to really get those fire feels going, and stream a video of a fireplace onto your TV to complete the aesthetic.
$26.50 for large hourglass, woodwick-candles.com
10. Faux fur alpaca slippers
No hygge transformation is complete without the proper, unbelievably comfortable footwear—like these faux fur alpaca slippers from Pottery Barn. You'll never have cold toes again, and you'll feel like you're walking on clouds all day, which is the dream, really.