Hygge (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah) is a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment, whether alone or with friends, at home or out, ordinary or extraordinary as cosy, charming or special.
The Danish and Norweigan countries created hygge because they were trying to survive boredom, cold, dark and sameness. We’re trying to survive the same during a winter pandemic. The feeling of hygge is designed to be a way to find moments to celebrate. With so many cold, dark, days ahead, the simple act of lighting a candle and enjoying a cup of coffee could make a huge difference to one’s mood and well-being.
Whether it’s making coffee every morning to a cozy evening in with family where you’re just enjoying each other’s company to the simple act of lighting a candle with every meal, hygge is just about being aware of a good moment. Hygge is simple, it’s just the awareness of and momentary presence and simple joys in life.
In line with simple, minimal style I’ve collected a small sampling of items for the holiday and for your home to bring the warmth indoors and enhance life’s little pleasures.