Trying to think of unique but useful presents at Christmas seems to get harder with each year.
I was out browsing for ideas and saw some lovely snuggly socks for cosying up for a winters evening on the sofa and thought of a gift for my daughter.
After a busy day in January trudging through the snow doing the school runs, sorting homework and bath times, what better way to relax than to snuggle up with a good book and a hot chocolate by candlelight. So I made up this gift box for my daughter.
Just in case she had no idea what Hygge even is I found a definition and wrote out this on a suitably adorned Christmas card.
HYGGE – Danish for the art of building your own cosy sanctuary
to cherish oneself
to keep oneself snug
celebrating the every day
enjoying life’s simple pleasures
cosiness of the soul
cocoa by candlelight
If you fancy a Hygge themed story why not try The Little Cafe in Copenhagen by Julie Caplin which I reviewed here back in September. It’s the first book in a five book series called City Bakes, each one set in a different city round the world. The next one after this is The Little Brooklyn Bakery.
For my little hygge Christmas box I chose the hugely popular One Day in December by Josie Silver. I haven’t read this myself but have heard only good things about it.
So, what else went in my little snuggle box? Well you can’t read a good book on a winters evening without a nice warm drink so I added some instant hot chocolate sachet drinks of Cadbury’s Whisper and Galaxy with some chunky chocolate chip cookies to add an extra bit of choclatey goodness. I also popped in the lovely soft snuggly socks to keep my daughters toes warm and add that extra bit of snuggliness. Then to top it all off and give it some hygge authenticity I added a crackle candle in Raspberry Scone fragrance.
So there it is – my little gift of love and warmth to cheer up a cold winters evening.