When reading a book in a coffee shop or cuddled up in your favorite sweater, have you ever experienced a sense of complete calm and comfort? That’s called hygge — which is Danish and Norwegian for a cozy mood mingling with feelings of contentment. Here at Matador Network, we know the importance of feeling a sense of stillness in our fast-paced world. Focusing on natural materials, we selected a few of our favorite relaxation gifts to bring the feeling of hygge into your home this holiday season.
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1. Confetti Candle Co Candles
With candle scents like hygge, cozy cabin, and fall comfort, it’s no wonder Confetti Candle Co made our list. Their candles are natural soy wax, and the calming white candle with golden accents will help create the coziest aesthetic in your home. Whether these are for you or your best friend to cuddle up next to, these candles don’t only smell great, but their ambient glow will be the perfect gift for relaxation.
2. Handmade Ceramic Mug
There is nothing like getting comfy on the couch with hands wrapped around a warm cup of tea or coffee. That’s why we need to include these beautifully handcrafted mugs. Both microwaveable and dishwasher friendly, these ceramic mugs have a wide cylindrical body perfect for warming your hands and relaxing while reading a book on your window seat.
3. Macrame Plant Hangers
Creating the hygge aesthetic is all about selecting comforting, natural materials. That’s why we love these macrame plant hangers — they’re perfect for nestling in your plant buddies. Coming in a variety of colors, these handwoven macrame plant hangers will help give your home a hygge feeling wherever they hang.
4. OluKai Nohea Heu Slippers
Snuggled feet are a must, and that’s why we love the OluKai Nohea Heu Slippers. Fleece-lined and extra-soft, these have removable and washable footbeds so you can wear them sans-socks without fear of mucking up the soft fabric. Even better, they have a drop-in heel, so you won’t ruin them by sliding your feet in and out. Perfect for creating a sense of comfort, these slippers are a must when looking for relaxing gifts.
5. Pampas Grasses
Adding a bit of nature to your dwelling doesn’t mean you need a green thumb. Pampas grasses, which are tall flowering ornamental grasses, have been making their debut inside to help add natural vibes to any room. Both faux stems and dried stems are sold, and either can be placed in a vase to create a more inviting space.
6. Customizable Wool Wall Hangings
Gifts are special when you can customize them, and that’s exactly why we love the customizable wall hangings from HarlowViolet. These handmade gifts are perfect for a reading nook or nursery, and the color pallets available mean you can customize colors, mix-and-match, or just get one. Knit wall hangings help add some warmth to a room, while also filling that bare space on your wall — all part of crafting that sought-after hygge feel.
7. Eddie Bauer Fireside Plush Pullover
There’s nothing like cuddling up in a big, cozy sweater to give you that feeling of warmth and contentment. This relaxed fit plush pullover from Eddie Bauer is the oversized layer you’ve been looking for. Made from soft sherpa material and styling a loose mock neck for added warmth, this sweater is perfect for cozying up inside when it’s getting cold outside.
8. All Natural Handmade Artisan Soap
Hygge isn’t just about decoration — handmade soap is a unique way to create a sense of wellness and comfort. Natural soaps can be crafted out of anything from essential oils to flowers, and these are some of our favorites for relaxation. Organic, vegan based, and 100 percent natural, these artisan soaps look like a piece of art and are the perfect gifts for you or your best friends.
9. Rustic Ceramic Planters
Having a green thumb is only a piece of the puzzle when creating your hygge-aesthetic. Finding the perfect plant pots can help create a sense of calm while adding a chich design element. That’s why we love these handmade, rustic ceramic planters. Functional and beautiful, the raw edges create a natural feel in any room. Adding another layer of calm, they are also dishwasher safe.
10. Floral Engraved Boho Moon
Bound to be the perfect gift for any hygge-seeker, this boho moon is engraved with a beautiful floral print. This light wood will add a soft touch to any space, and bring together two fragments of nature — the moon and flowers. Great for hanging on your wall or setting on a shelf, this light, birch wood-engraved moon will help you subconsciously unwind and relax.
11. Eddie Bauer Plush Sherpa Fleece Throw
No hygge-home is complete without a big, soft blanket– and that’s why we love the Eddie Bauer Sherpa Fleece Throw. Reversible, diverse, and the perfect gift for relaxing, this blanket has 4.7 stars out of over 6,900 ratings on Amazon. Made with faux shearling popcorn fleece, this blanket is perfect for your friends or yourself — and will be sure to make any home extra snuggly this holiday season.
12. Minimalist Mid-century Bookends
Cozy feelings and books go hand-in-hand, and that’s why we’re including these beautifully crafted, mid-century bookends. Handmade with ethically and sustainably sourced materials, these bookends come in a variety of colors which are perfect for adding a little color to your space. No-slip stickers protect your shelves and make sure there are no book-falls to ruin your hygge ambiance. Perfect for any bookworm, this is one of our favorite gifts to add a little bit of organization and relaxation to any room.
13. Leather Journal
With a warm cup of tea and snow falling outside, there’s nothing quite as calming as writing in a handmade, soft leather-bound journal. Beautiful colors and supple leather means these journals are unique and fit right in at any hygge-inspired home. Give the gift of self-care and the relaxation that comes with journaling, and make it special with one of these beautifully crafted handmade leather journals.
14. Hygge Gift Box
Holiday shopping might stress you out, which is the opposite of what hygge roots from. That’s why we are adding these hygge gift boxes, which are perfect for friends, family, coworkers, or yourself. Handmade, and complete with tea, cozy socks, a wax candle, and vegan leather journal, this box will inspire contentment in whoever receives one. If you’re not into searching endlessly for one perfect gift, then this pre-made gift box is your answer.
15. Essential Oil Diffuser and Humidifier
Perfect for creating a relaxing atmosphere, this is both an essential oil diffuser and humidifier in one. We love the beautiful colors it can come in — either wood or marble inspired — and it’s small enough to fit on a shelf or desk. Essential oils are known for reducing stress and helping you sleep, all perfect when creating a hygge ambiance in your home.
16. French Lavender Goat Milk Lotion
Hygge isn’t just about cozy clothes and welcoming decoration, it’s also about self-care and making sure you feel comfortable in your own skin. This luxurious French lavender lotion is sure to fend off that winter dryness we all experience. Made with skin-friendly oils and fresh goat milk to help exfoliate, this lotion is handmade and comes from the Nustad Family Ranch, located in Monterey California.
17. Fjällräven Vardag Classic Beanie
Cozy cabin vibes mean beanies, and our go-to is the Fjällräven Vardag Classic. It’s double-layered, so it’ll stay warm and you won’t have to worry about this beanie losing shape. It’s cozy enough to wear in your home but stylish enough to wear out-and-about. The perfect hat to throw on when you want to relax and warm up with a cup of tea, the Vardag Beanie is a great fit for any relaxation-searching shopper.
18. Beginner Embroidery Kit
If you’ve ever been intimidated by embroidery, this kit is for you. The perfect craft for snuggling under a blanket on the couch, embroidery is relaxing once you get the hang of it. We’re big fans, and that’s why we’re including this beginners kit which comes with everything you need to start your own embroidery project, including a hoop, linen, needles, thread, and instructions.
19. Baker’s Field Flour and Bread
Hygge isn’t all about what you wear, sometimes it’s about what you do. The smell of fresh bread is a comfort all on its own, but baking it yourself can create a sense of simplicity and calm. We found Baker’s Field Flour and Bread, a flour mill that sells freshly milled flour. Baker’s Field stone-mills local whole grains that are resilient and regenerative for the soil in a changing climate, which means you can feel good about the hygge-inspired hobby of baking fresh artisan bread.
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