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8 Hygge-Inspired Items to Get You Through Winter

Instead of counting down the days until spring, try to enjoy the last few weeks of winter with these hygge-inspired accessories.

Since Canada is a country of many cultures, it’s no surprise we’ve so easily adopted the Scandinavian concept of hygge which, roughly translated, is all about embracing a cozy lifestyle. It’s more than just a word: hygge refers to the feeling of being with loved ones in beautiful places and feeling the utmost comfort. Since winter always feels like the longest season (it’s almost March, but Vancouver has more snow in the forecast) we’ve found the perfect items to help you stay cozy and warm until spring arrives.


1. Everdeen Throw

Whether you want to watch a movie, or take an afternoon nap on the sofa you’ll need a good throw, and this 100 percent Peruvian wool throw ($500), hand-knit in Vancouver, is guaranteed to keep you warm. nineteenten.ca


2. Shag Bean Bag Chair

Bean bag chairs are back and better than ever. The Aspyn shag bean bag chair ($198) from Urban Outfitters will give you the most relaxing experience and is the perfect place to sit down with a good book while winter melts away. urbanoutfitters.com


3. Wool Wrap Pillow

CB2’s wool wrap pillow ($93) will warm up any living space or sofa for those days when you want to stay inside with coffee or hot cocoa. cb2.com


4. Northern Delights Book

Take your mind away from the bitter cold winter and imagine you’re in one of the beautiful Scandinavian homes featured in Northern Delights ($65): you’ll day dream as you flip through the pages (or start to seriously consider embarking on a peaceful vacation to the Denmark—where the hygge design concept originated). vanspecial.com


5. Hygge Scented Candles

Add a touch of hygge to your home with this Danish DNA scented candle ($55). Think tea, baked strawberry cake, rose petals, and wild mint. espaceoneline.com


6. Ballerina Slippers

It’s winter and whether you’re at home in the city or in a remote wood cabin, you’ll need a good pair of slippers. These ballerina slippers ($15) are easy to put on and the sherpa lining will hug your feet, making you feel cozy no matter what the temperature is outside. lavieenrose.com

 

7. Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa

Is there anything better than a hot cup of cocoa? This rich hot cocoa mix ($15) from Godiva is best enjoyed with friends next to a blazing fire—and topped with a decadent dollop of whipped cream. godiva.com


8. Hygge Defined Mug

Remind yourself of the true definition of hygge while sipping your favourite beverage. One can never have enough mugs, right? society6.com

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