When the weather turns cold, there's no better reason to slow things down and recuperate from a busy year. As we naturally spend more time indoors during the winter, it's the perfect opportunity to incorporate aspects of the hygge (pronounced "hoo-gah") lifestyle—a well-being practice adopted from Danish culture. These hygge gifts are thoughtful treats for a loved one when they need a little extra R&R. Hygge is a mindset that encourages comfort, peace, and self-care—think soft candlelight, cozy socks, warm blankets, and anything else that helps you unwind at home. If you're looking for ways to embrace this slow-paced lifestyle, sit back and relax, because we've done the research for you. Here are 23 hygge gifts to buy for your partner, best friend, an engaged couple, or yourself in 2021.
A warm sunset glow will brighten anyone's spirit on dark winter days. This lamp creates an instant sunset anywhere in your home by using a special LED light that projects orange and yellow tones.
Brilliant Ideas sunset lamp, $35, Urban Outfitters
Coffee Advent Calendar
Help get their days off to a cozy start during the holiday season with this clever coffee-centric advent calendar from Bean Box. It counts down the days with a different sample of premium-blend coffee from some of the nation's top small-label coffee brands.
Bean Box Twelve Mornings Coffee™ advent calendar, from $68, Bean Box
Surprise your favorite couple with a gift card toward a weekend away in the woods. Getaway has dozens of cabins throughout the country that are perfect for unplugging, spending time in nature, and enjoying the simple things in life—all principles of the hygge mindset.
Getaway House gift card, from $50, Getaway House
Edible Cookie Dough
What's more comforting than warm, freshly baked cookies? Treat your special someone to a sample pack of cookie dough to fill their home with the coziest smell of baked goods. Even better: This cookie dough is egg-free, which means it's completely safe to eat raw. The bestseller pack includes four classic flavors, like chocolate chip, rainbow sprinkles, cookies and cream, and chocolate s'mores.
Doughp bestseller cookie dough 4-pack, $34, Doughp
Acupressure Eye Pillow
Perfect for relieving headaches and eye tension when they need a little extra self-care, this eye pillow comes infused with the calming scent of lavender. It's weighted to gently soothe tired eyes while your loved one unwinds.
Pillar Box Gifts lavender eye pillow, $10, Etsy
These Birkenstock slippers will come in handy on cold nights. They're lined with an ample amount of cozy shearling to keep feet toasty and warm, with an authentic wool upper available in several colors and patterns.
Birkenstock Zermatt wool felt slippers, $100, Birkenstock
Hot Chocolate Gift Set
For the hot chocolate enthusiast, there's no better gift than a gourmet blend with small-batch marshmallows. This melt-in-your-mouth kit is ideal for both hygge-themed gifts and Christmas gifts.
Williams-Sonoma classic hot chocolate and marshmallows, $35, Williams-Sonoma
A perfect gift for any couple who embrace the hygge lifestyle, these coffee mugs take personalization a step further by including not only the recipients' names, but also their likeness. With dozens of character, hair color, and skin tone combinations to choose from, you can design these adorable mugs to perfectly represent your loved ones.
Shelly Klein personalized family mugs, from $30, Uncommon Goods
Give the gift of self care when you wrap up this 100% Mulberry silk pillowcase. Said to be a game-changer for skin and hair while sleeping, this beautiful case comes in seven colors to match any bedroom decor. It includes a travel case for easy packing so they can use it while away from home.
Slip silk pillowcase, $89, Anthropologie
Holiday Scented Candle
A fragrant candle is one of our must-have hygge gifts. This seasonal scent has undertones of mandarin, petunia, and praline to get anyone in the holiday spirit. It's made from clean-burning soy wax and comes in a glass jar, making it a perfect gift idea for teachers, neighbors, or a last-minute hostess gift.
Mrs. Meyer's large snowdrop soy candle, $10, Mrs. Meyer's
A Box of Hygge Essentials
This elegant gift box includes a handy coffee mug with organic espresso beans, a leather-bound journal, a candle, and knit cabin socks. It's a great holiday gift for anyone on your list looking to get started with their own hygge lifestyle.
Happy Hygge Gifts hug in a box cozy hygge gift box, $45, Etsy
Decorative Driftwood Candle
For the person on your list who really loves candles, this impressive driftwood tray candle is the ultimate hygge gift. It's a total statement piece for their home—the wooden candle holder can be reused as a catchall or dough bowl when the wax is gone.
Himalayan Handmade Candles driftwood tray candle in Grapefruit Pine, $88, Anthropologie
If you know someone who's into meditation, this sturdy pillow will help them clear their mind and channel good thoughts. It's a practical hygge gift that they'll be able to use every day.
Pure Chakra Co. round buckwheat meditation cushion in Gray, $83, Etsy
Looking for a hygge-centric stocking stuffer? Colorful, thick-knit cabin socks are the perfect choice for your favorite homebody. They're perfect for lounging around the house or wearing with Birkenstocks for a classic cold-weather look.
J.Crew marled camp socks, $17, J.Crew
Hygge How-To Book
There's no better way to give the gift of hygge than The Little Book of Hygge. It's the official guide to consult if you're wondering "how to hygge." Learn everything you need to know about this zen mindset that's all the rage these days.
HarperCollins The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking, $20, Walmart
Chevron Wool Blanket
It's not truly a hygge vibe until you and your loved one are wrapped up together in a cozy blanket. And at 55 by 79 inches, this 100% wool blanket is large enough for two. Choose from fall-inspired colors like hunter green, terracotta orange, or gray.
NAMO Studio chevron wool blanket with fringes in Terracotta Orange, $67, Etsy
Tabletop Fire Pit
They can channel the cozy hygge lifestyle from inside their home with this tabletop fire pit. Featuring a miniature concrete pit, cedar wood base, and stainless steel snuffer, this unique hygge gift is ideal for toasting marshmallows and enjoying the glow of a campfire on a cold winter's night.
Patrick Fitzpatrick indoor s'mores fire pit, $175, Uncommon Goods
Tea Gift Box
This tea sampler allows that special someone to pick from a variety of teas for their next cozy night in. They can brew one of these 10 flavors using the heart-shaped tea strainer, then grab a book and a throw blanket for the ultimate hygge experience.
Floris Naturals loose leaf tea sampler gift box, $35, Etsy
This high-quality, super-soft robe makes a great gift for anyone who loves curling up with a good book or movie. Made from snuggly microfiber, it's available in nine different colors.
Barefoot Dreams CozyChic® unisex microfiber robe, $99, Nordstrom
Essential Oil Diffuser
The right scent can totally transform your mood. This stylish essential oil diffuser distributes a favorite scent without being overpowering. And bonus: It's made of sleek white porcelain, meaning this hygge gift will look gorgeous on a mantle, nightstand, or side table.
Vitruvi essential oil stone diffuser in White, $119, Anthropologie
Stoneware Baking Dish
Give the gift any at-home chef is sure to love: a beautifully crafted stoneware baking dish. This one from Le Creuset is as good as it gets. Available in two sizes and six wintry colors, this baking dish is a great way to kick off the cold-weather baking season.
Le Creuset heritage stoneware rectangular baking dish, from $50, Williams-Sonoma
Matching Couple's Pajamas
No hygge gift guide would be complete without matching pajamas. We love this festive red and black pattern that's spot-on for the holiday season (and Instagram selfies, of course). Personalize the pajamas with the couple's name and wedding date for a sweet gift they'll cherish for years to come.
Up 2 Our Necks in Fabric matching pajamas, from $35, Etsy
Knit Coffee Mug Sleeve
Gift this adorable knit coffee mug sleeve to add extra hygge charm to your recipient's morning brew. It's handmade and comes in 12 different colors, making it a great stocking stuffer if you're shopping for a long list of people.
Nandy's Nook cozy mug sweater, $14, Etsy