Wellness trends come and go, but hygge is very much here to stay. And I'm not only here for it, but I'm celebrating it by gifting everyone I know some very hygge gifts this year.
No clue what I'm talking about? Gather 'round the Christmas tree and let me tell a story: It might sound like a fancy, intimidating word (all together now, it's pronounced: hoo-gah), but hygge's premise is super simple. For ultimate bliss, according to the Danes who coined the term, do whatever it takes to feel cozy and recharged in both body and mind. After all, isn't that what the holidays are all about?
Anyway, just like self-care, hygge can take on different forms for different folks. Whether you get that warm-cozy feeling from treating your face to a new exfoliant, journaling for self growth, skipping your plans to slip into those new silk jammies you bought, or reading a romance novel while enjoying a a glass of red wine, there’s no wrong way to do it.
Which means there's no wrong way to gift it for the holidays, either. After all, everyone could use a heaping load of hygge these days, especially when you're spending more time than ever at home during the approaching winter months. Those long, cold winter nights won't seem so bad when you're snuggled under the weight of a delightful down duvet.
So, check out the 18 best hygge gift ideas that basically guarantee a happy hibernation going All. Winter. Long.
1. Softies Ultra Soft Marshmallow Hooded Lounger
These marshmallow-soft pajamas—or as I like to call 'em, Self-Care Sunday Style—made Oprah's Favorite Things List. And is she ever wrong about, well, anything? Short answer: nope. And let's be real, if it's good enough for Oprah, it's good enough for you.
2. Smoko Toasty Heatable Plushie
Netflix and chill? More like Hulu and snuggle. Curl up with your new partner in potato-couching crime—this adorbs plush companion—and let the internal microwavable pouch warm you and fill the air with a soothing lavender scent. Also available in a heart and sloth, because: options.
3. Fizz & Bubble Donut Bath Bombs
These pastry-inspired bath bombs will make a relaxing soak—while reading a book or watching your favorite TV show, natch—even sweeter (pun totally intended). If the fruity and floral scent isn't enough to convince you, then maybe the fact that they're dipped in ultra-moisturizing shea butter will. Donut try to do hygge without 'em.
4. Long Sleeve Button-Down Pajama Lounger Set
File this under "necessary." Not just crazy comfortable but crazy cute, these bamboo jammies put all of your old college shirts, baggy sweats, and beat-up boxer shorts to shame. They're fitted enough so you don't get lost underneath all that fabric (ahem, your ex-boyfriend's XL frat tee), while still slightly stretchy so you're free of any annoying bunching.
5. Buttah Skin Vibe Brush
Pro tip: Unwind on a Friday night by giving your skin the love it (desperately) needs. How? By cleansing your face with this super luxurious and vibrating Buttah Skin face brush. It'll gently exfoliate away dead skin while also cleansing your pores of any dirt buildup. Most importantly, though, it'll feel ah-mazing on your skin after a long AF work week. You're welcome.
6. Ugg Fluff Yeah Slide Slipper
Say what you want about Uggs—okay, fiiiine, they are basic AF—but you can't deny the simple pleasure that is slipping into these incredibly cozy bad boys. Slippers? Umm, more like little clouds for your feet. You will be living in these all winter.
7. Self-Care Box
Sometimes you just need all of your hygge essentials handed to you, and that's what you'll get with this self-care box with everything you need to wind down, feel cozy, and recharge your mind. It includes handmade items like a big bottle of lavender lotion, bath soak, tea, and more. Even better? You can include a cute message sending your pal even more love.
8. Bamboo Bathtub Caddy
Given that you’ll want to spend most of your waking hours languishing in a warm bath once the temps dip below 50, you might as well squeeze in some productive reading time (and, let's be real, wine-drinking time). With extendable arms, this caddy's guaranteed to fit any size tub. So, go ahead, light that candle...and bliss the eff out.
9. Bodum Brazil French Press Coffee and Tea Maker
Warming up starts with a hot drink. But venturing outside in those icy temps to stand in line at Starbucks? No. Thank. You. Rather than spend all that money on store-bought brew, put it to good use by buying this simple and sleek java machine.
Just because hygge often conjures images of being horizontal by a fire doesn't mean you always have to be lounging. It's all about doing what makes you feel cozy and recharged. So if playing barista is your preferred me-time, start savoring those homemade sips.
10. Chunky Arm Knit Blanket DIY Kit
If 20-pound blankets aren't your ~thing~, why not knit your own while sitting in front of the fire (or space heater) all winter? This beginner-level kit from will teach you how to make a gorgeous blanket all by yourself. (No, for real.) Best part? You get a second hygge gift when you're done
11. Quility Weighted Blanket
Ahh, the weighted blanket, a.k.a. the wellness fad that just keeps on keeping on. With purported benefits like helping calm you down and soothe you into sleep, the hype makes sense. And there's no better time than on a cold winter night to jump on the weighted-blanket bandwagon.
Cozy, cuddly, and with the ability to make you feel like you're being hugged, this five-star-rated blanket from Amazon seems like a perfect way to hygge-hibernate through freezing temps. After all, 8,000+ reviewers can't be wrong...
12. Briogeo Detox, Restore and Protect Kit
Listen up: This detox, restore and protect hair mask for all texture types is legit heavenly. The scrub contains argan oil and biotin, so it'll leave your dry scalp feeling cool and calm. After you scrub, use the conditioning hair mask to revive your strands with all kinds of buttery-feeling moisture.
TL;DR: Your mane is gonna look shiny and amazing this weekend, and your mind will feel chilled TF out from this shower self-care.
13. My Sheets Rock "The Regular" Sheets
Made from the highest-grade bamboo rayon, these sheets aren't just soft-as-butter (they literally get softer with every wash!), but they also regulate temperature and wick moisture (read: no sweating the bed when you're cuddled up under your down-feather duvet). Plus, they're pretty damn affordable, making them the perfect gift to give yourself. Oh, and did I mention that the fitted sheet comes with tags on each corner, telling you exactly which one to put it on. Now, that's self-care.
14. Delish Insane Sweets
If baking up a batch of bonafide delish Death by Chocolate brownies (yep, that's a real recipe) helps you get your hygge on, then just imagine how relaxed you'll be inhaling all your freshly baked goodies. Plus, with 100 recipes, you'll never get bored—even if your oven's working overtime all winter.
15. Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe
Fully ready to embrace JOMO right about now? ICYMI, that's the joy of missing out, a.k.a. the opposite of FOMO. Inspired by the feel of Brooklinen's famously luxurious towels, this extremely soft robe will make you jump for JOMO joy. Seriously, you're basically going to want to wrap your body in this 100-percent Turkish cotton baby and never take it off. And with deep pockets to stash all your essentials (ya know, TV remotes, matches, heck, essential oils), you never have to.
16. Slip Silk Sleep Mask
Kiss the day away with a silk eye mask that promises to block out light while also keeping your hair and skin silky smooth. How, you ask? Made of high-quality, natural, and hypoallergenic silk fibers, the mask allows skin to breathe and remain hydrated.
Compare that to alternatives made of polyester, which can amp up sweat, or cotton, which can draw moisture away from your skin and hair, and it's a no-brainer. As if you needed another excuse to stay under the sheets...
17. Sorry I Can’t. Mercury Is Retrograde Sweatshirt
Since you'll be donning your best sweat sets, why not add this cozy crewneck to your rotation? It'll do the explaining when you ditch a Zoom hang and drink hot cocoa by the fireplace instead.
18. Bourbon Vanilla Candle
Ignite those warm and fuzzy feelings with the luxe aroma of spiked vanilla. Bonus points if you put your hands up to the flame for warmth, hygge-fireplace style, because that's adorable.
Madeline Howard is a writer, editor, and creative based in Brooklyn. Her work has been published in Esquire, Nylon, Cosmopolitan, and more. Among other things, she was formerly an editor at Women’s Health. Subscribe to her newsletter ‘hey howie’ at madelinehoward.substack.com.