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Have you heard of hygge? It’s kind of floating around everywhere right now. And I love how Country Living defines hygge:
“Pronounced “hoo-ga,” this Danish concept cannot be translated to one single word but encompasses a feeling of cozy contentment and well-being through enjoying the simple things in life.”
Isn’t that so charming? Yes, I adore the idea of coziness and happiness because of the simple pleasures of the season. While living in Idaho the winters were long and harsh and there were many simple things that could really lighten my heart. Since this is a time of giving I wanted to share my Hygge Holidays Gift Guide with you. Also, scroll to the bottom for a awesome GIVEAWAY!
FCMammas Hygge Gift Guide
1. Live Plants and Greenery:
Recently there has been a trend of being a “plant lady.” And honestly, I think we are all plant ladies and gentlemen at heart. Seeing beautiful fresh nature in a space truly does bring good feelings to your soul. Especially, when it’s cold outside. I’m sure there is a scientific study about how plant life brings feelings of well-being to people.
While at Trader Joe’s I saw these fresh bundles of eucalyptus and it made me smile inside. I immediately walked over and smelled the leaves and thought I would love this as a gift. Plus, it was only $2.99! Hygge gifts are about giving something simple yet special that you don’t see everyday. One thing to ship to friends or family that will give them warm fuzzies and be unique throughout the year would be Yoko Ono’s Grow Love With Me plant by LongHouse. Not only will this up the “plant lady” status it is so unique to see the sweet bean sprout and the word love will be shown on the pod. With beautiful packaging and design this plant will bring joy to the receiver.
2. Fresh Small Batch Spices:
Smells can trigger some of the strongest and best memories we have! Some of my favorites during the holidays are cinnamon, all spice, cloves, and anise. These scents not only wrap feelings of warmth but also serve as a promise perhaps of yummy delights to be enjoyed. It is a particular let down for me to smell these things and not get a treat.
So fire up the ovens and give the gift of amazing spices all year round! Who doesn’t love getting happy mail? Giving the gift of Raw Spice Bar subscription is not only very affordable but it’s a serious luxury item. These are the freshest spices and well curated in gorgeous packaging. They include recipes to try and you can give monthly or quarterly gifts.
Last year we got a sample of the Berber and I spent the year trying other brands and nothing has touched the freshness and potency of Raw Spice Bar! Never fear last minute shoppers go get this subscription for the foodies/cooks in your life. I promise they will appreciate you all year long!
3. Coloring Books and Art Supplies:
A fresh coloring book is all the feels for an artsy person. Especially if you give them sharpened new colored pencils or their other favorite coloring medium. Even if they already have some they will use them! I know professional artists who still color and doodle and once again there are studies that actually say this is good for you!
Specifically for a hygge gift I am loving the Hygge Happy Coloring Book. It has simple cozy designs that you can sit for a spell and enjoy creating. There are a few pages that would be great to frame once done, especially with the perforated pages that you can remove easily. Grab a copy on Amazon and have it shipped to your recipient quickly! They will love you for the surprise and the quiet time to color with a cup of cocoa.
4. Loose Herbal Teas:
As you know I am LDS and we don’t drink coffee and tea… gasp! And to be honest it has been a difficulty for me as I have converted to this religion. But the promise is one of health and living without addictions. So rather than feeling badly and upset by this I have found a love for herbal teas that are caffeine free and without tea leaves. With so many botanical and herbal ingredients they are great for your health as well.
For me a nice warm steaming beverage in my hand warms me physically and emotionally. Add some cozy wool socks and reclining in a fluffy chair with a good book and this is nearly perfection. Once again a perfect gift from Amazon! Ship it direct and surprise someone with a night of hygge!
5. Fancy Chocolate:
Ok so there are some odd balls out there who don’t appreciate chocolate. Really though, these people do exist. But for a large majority of people chocolate is always a welcome gift. But to truly make this a special hygge gift think fancy. Something as simple as chocolate once wrapped in gold foil makes it feel decadent. It’s still simple but absolutely enjoyable.
Once my sister in law sent me chocolates from Paris and it was a highlight for me in so many ways that year. I still think about that gift fondly and will remember the gesture for years to come. Then I remember getting chocolates on my trip to Martinique and I savored each one. Here are some of my favorite chocolates that are worth shipping to someone special!
Welcome to the Torani Holiday Giveaway!
It’s day 5 of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Event. Today we have a delicious giveaway – one lucky winner will receive 12 bottles of Torani Syrups. See official rules below for details. This giveaway has been sponsored by Torani; additionally, this post includes Amazon affiliate links. All opinions are my own, but I only promote things that I love and think you will love, too! Affiliate links do not increase the cost to you, but does help support Juggling Act Mama. For more information, please see our Disclosure Policy. #ad
Torani has 13 Signature syrups, including Almond, Blood Orange, Caramel, Coconut, Hazelnut, Irish Cream, Lime, Mango, Mint, Raspberry, Strawberry, Vanilla, and White Peach. Create some totally delicious beverages with these amazing syrups! You can rder Torani Variety Packs on Amazon, which are great to build a gift basket around. Here are some of the sets available:
- Torani Variety 4-Pack: Caramel, French Vanilla, Vanilla & Hazelnut
- Torani Sugar Free Syrup Holiday Variety 4-Pack: Hazelnut,Peppermint, Vanilla, Chocolate Macadamia Nut
- Torani Fall Winter Syrup 4-Pack: Pumpkin Pie, Peppermint, Salted Caramel, & Brown Sugar Cinnamon
Arrange your basket with some fun cocktail glasses, festive napkins, glittery cocktail rimming sugar, a fun ice cube mold and a bottle of liquor or to compliment the syrups. A variety of mini liquor bottles or specialty juices is also a tasty addition. You could also include some homemade sweets or Gourmet chocolates, whichever one is more your speed, and you’ve got a fabulous gift basket. Signup for Torani E-newsletter & Receive 10% OFF of your First Order: http://bit.ly/
Torani Syrup Giveaway
Official Rules and Conditions for the Torani Holiday Giveaway: 12 Bottles of Torani Syrup, retail value approx $96. Open to US residents 18+ only. One (1) winner will be chosen. Prize must be claimed within 48 hours of announcement or a new winner will be drawn. . All entries will be verified. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Rafflecopter, or any other entity unless otherwise specified. Juggling Act Mama not responsible for delivery of prize. Please allow Torani 6-8 weeks for delivery. To enter the Troani Holiday Giveaway, use the widget below.
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