Gifts Of Comfort And Joy For Hygge Lovers

The holiday season goes with hygge like a hand into a shearling glove. Delight cosy obsessives with our indispensably homely gift guide.

Christmas is the ultimate moment in the year for the untranslatable and unpronounceable Danish concept of hygge. Keenly adopted on these shores over the past few years, it shows no sign of going anywhere, and is expressed most articulately as a kind of cosiness that breeds contentment; or, perhaps, as having just enough of what you need, both materially and emotionally, engendering a sense of sublime conviviality and wellness. What, then, is not to love?

As the cold steals into the air, throw a blanket around your shoulders; a log onto the fire; and some cocoa into your cup and peruse these gorgeous gifts for those in your life who take hygge rightly seriously. From the joy of a softly flickering candle to sinking bare feet into a springy sheepskin; and from curling up by the open fire with a comforting book right through to stealing away into your very own shepherd’s hut hideaway at the bottom of the garden for a moment of peace, we’ve gift wrapped all the best ideas for a cosy and joyfully hygge Christmas.

By Nancy Alsop
November 2020

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Freight HHG

Wool Felt Slippers, £54

AG Hendy & Co

Red Enamel Teapot, £25


Original Slim Onesie 2.0 Red, £99


Linen Cross Stitch Quilt, £195

The Conran Shop

Fusion Mug, £15


Wren Scarf Shearling, £60

Piglet In Bed

Cream Crinkle Throw, £120


Hera Table Lamp, £58


Traditional English Cable Hand Knit Tea Cosy, £16.99


Sheepskin Hot Water Bottle, £50

Zara Home

Lightweight Blanket With Frayed Edges, £89.99

Objects of Use

Spanish Fire Tongs, £12


Orford Brick Red Cotton Velvet Bedspread, NOW £160

A.S. Apothecary

Orange Blossom Mildly Astringent Aromatic Water, £25

Sleepy Doe

Women’s Confetti Leggings, £38

Freight HHG

Shetland Island Wool Sheepskin, £95

Roberts Radio

Revival Uno, £149.99

Flint Collection

Linen Lavendar Bags, £6

Pullman Editions

Murder On The Orient Express Poster, £395

Pentreath & Hall

Set of Six Coasters, £25

Molly Mahon

Cushion Buti Pink/Red, £85


Eberjey Gisele Slouchy Set, £131

Rowen & Wren

Lambswool Socks, £30

Piglet In Bed

Cashmere Merino Luxe Lounge Joggers, £55

Folio Society

Five Little Pigs, Agatha Christie, £39.95

Nordic House

Wire and Glass Advent Candle Holder, £28

Emma Bridgewater

Cities of Dreams New York At Christmas Mug, £19.95

Anne Marie O’Sullivan

Kindling Basket, £460

Cox & Cox

Geometric Pouffe, £125

Closet & Botts

Scottish Beret With Pom Pom, £26.95

Freight HHG

Rum and Raisin Torrone Chocolate, £12.50

Flint Collection

Dried Flower Wreath, £42


Graphic Yoke Wool Sweater, £145


Loewe Medium Tomato Leaves Candle, £145

Lovely & Co

Women’s Annie Slippers In Honey/ Silver, £65


Bowl Porcelain Dots, £18

Zara Home

Velvet Cushion Covers, £11.99

Objects of Use

Wooden Smoking House Incense Burner, £17.50

Nordic House

Tibetan Sheepskin Rug Arctic Ombre, £100

Net A Porter

Chloe Shearling Jacket, £3,790

Red Sky Shepherd’s Huts

Shepherd’s Hut, from £15,500

Norfolk Carrier Company

Traditional Guernsey Fisherman’s Jumper, £97

Cox & Cox

New Chunky Knit Throw Mustard, £150

The White Company

Unisex Ribbed Hydrocotton Robe, £85


Ganni Logo Recycled Wool Blend Beanie Hat, £75

Rowen & Wren

Oskar Candle Dish, £38

The Conran Shop

Gotland Sheepskin Throw White, £395

Johnstons Of Elgin

Half Cardigan Stitch Cashmere Scarf, £249

Nancy Alsop


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