Photography by Abby Murphy
Written and curated by Kelsey Lorman
Around the holidays, we all crave that cozy, comforting feeling. Enter Hygge: a Danish term that describes that feeling you get when you’re in a warm atmosphere, enjoying the simple, good things in life with the people that you love. The concept of Hygge (pronounced Hoo-geh) encompasses all the things that make us feel happy, comfortable and content – both physically and emotionally.
You can even order Hygge subscription boxes, allowing you to receive items that bring warmth and comfort delivered right to your doorstep. We’ve curated a box of cozy, charming local products to set the mood and help you achieve your own sense of Hygge here in Charleston. Whether you’re in need of cozy vibes yourself during the busy holiday season or want to send some Hygge to your loved ones, these products are sure to provide comfort, contentment and relaxation.
Snuggling up on the couch is a key part of finding comfort and coziness, and there’s not a much cozier blanket than this Matouk cotton throw. Matouk Pezzo Throw, $75, Rhodes Boutique
Curling up with these books about inner fulfillment and peace written by local authors will immediately help you find your state of Hygge. Kathryn Budig’s “Aim True” focuses on approaching a life with an open mind and an open heart. Katie Ashley’s “Living Life on Purpose” helps readers answer the question: ‘How can I feel happy, no matter my experience?’ “Aim True,” $24.99, “Living Life on Purpose,” $ 12.95, Blue Bicycle Books
To pair with your favorite loose-leaf tea selection, this cute puckered lips teapot will be sure to help you brew tea like a relaxed and trendy Hygge master! Muse Teapot, $89, Lyndon Leigh
The Spice and Tea Exchange in Downtown Charleston has got you covered with a wide selection of festive, holiday teas that will quickly put you in the Hygge mindset. Cranberry Apple Tart Herbal Tea, $5.49, The Spice and Tea Exchange of Charleston
There’s nothing better than soaking in the bathtub after a long day of Christmas shopping and running holiday errands! Try relaxing scents such as jasmine and grapefruit mint. K. Hall Designs bath bombs, $8 each, Rhodes Boutique
Essential Oils and Diffuser
Nothing soothes the senses like a warm, calming smell in the air. We love these doTerra essential oils in lavender and cinnamon flavors. Tip: This cinnamon oil can also be added to your tea for additional internal benefits! doTerra Cinnamon Oil, $28; doTerra Lavender Oil, $28; Nature’s Remedy Diffuser, $44.99, Eucalyptus
Your Hygge would not be complete without a warm, snuggly sweater to curl up in (or to be wearing when the delivery man is at the door with your pizza). This Mink Pink fuzzy white sweater is so cozy, you’ll never want to take it off. Mink Pink sweater, $68, Tres Carmen