Currently, international travel is prohibited for most people, but that does not mean that collecting wool from distant destinations is irrelevant when it is safe, once again, to move in the cabin and to travel the planet. For now, your loved ones can rest and dream, research and learn, and apply the principles of hygge, a Danish and Norwegian word for the art of comfort and coziness, to their daily routine.
For those around you who enjoy exploring the far corners of the globe, while still appreciating the downtime at home between trips, here are the best hygge-inspired gifts to encourage comfort and well-being.
A lot of cool products are made in Portland and North Drinkware’s hand-blown glasses fit the description perfectly. Each glass has a specific mountain made at the bottom of each pint and tumbler – Mt. Washington in New Hampshire; Mt. Hood and Mt. Bachelor’s degree in Oregon; Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker and Mt. Saint Helens in Washington; Mt. Shasta and Half Dome in California and other rocks in Wyoming, Colorado and Vermont. It is a gift that will positively impress your loved ones this year.
Pohenui Island, New Zealand
Jeremy Moon, founder of Icebreaker, was inspired by a chance encounter with a sheep farmer on the island of Pohenui in New Zealand who catapulted his career in the sportswear industry, avoiding synthetics and creating solutions natural instead. What started in New Zealand has now, after 20 years, blossomed in 40 different countries. Plus: Icebreaker plans to use all plastic-free materials by 2023. Gift a bestseller: the Women’s 250 Tech Merino Wool Long Sleeve Thermal Top, available in four different colors and a variety of sizes.
Marysville, Washington State
Protecting your feet while strolling outside, swimming in the forest under the trees, chasing your little ones, or basking in the rare sun on a winter’s day, allows you to enjoy the elements no matter what. he is coming. For a classic, waterproof and stylish duck boot style, choose the Kathmandu Winter Snow Boot from Northside.
Inspired by the bygone mining town of Tincup, Colorado named after the pewter tumblers miners drink, TINCUP Whiskey was created by Jess Graber, a lover of mountains and history. Two American whiskeys – the high-rye Indiana bourbon and Colorado single malt whiskey – are blended and aged in oak barrels before being mixed with Rocky Mountain water.
Co-founder Cameron Diaz created a wine from organically grown grapes called Avaline, which is best shared with friends at home. The ingredients are listed on the website and no additives, sugars or non-essential concentrates are used. White, rosé and red wines are offered at $ 24 a bottle – it’s a gift that won’t break the bank.
For fun Christmas stockings, made by pioneering brand Sea to Summit, provide comfort for your adventurous friends and family. The Eros Ultralight Deluxe Pillow, for example, will help your loved one stay rested and toasty warm, deep in their sleeping bag while sleeping outside. The brand also makes useful items like towels, sleeping bag liners, reusable tableware, and TSA-approved travel containers and locks.
La Jolla, California
Everyday California makes well-rated clothing and accessories for everyone in your family, kids too. A portion of the proceeds goes to Greenwave, which promotes a sustainable form of food production through regenerative ocean agriculture. For women who love a comfy oversized sweater in bright colors, choose the Hickie Cardinal, made from soft-touch eco-friendly fleece.
Sometimes the best way to practice hygge and feel right at home is to turn on the radio, cook, and fill your house with delicious smelling noses. The unofficial Hogwarts cookbook for the holidays, written by Rita Mock-Pike from Illinois, makes a perfect gift for all your family members who find solace in wearing an apron and holding a wooden spoon. Talk about scenes from the popular movie and cook with your kids, following step-by-step recipes organized by season and holiday. Licorice chopsticks, pumpkin pies, chocolate fondant, mince pies, porridge, and cherry soda recipes will help you bond and bring out creativity in the kitchen.
Rest and relaxation are offered to you by Deckers X Lab and their innovative KO-Z SNPR. This is the best shoe option for recovery, made of soft sheepskin and cowhide leather, as well as wool. Your feet will be toasty warm when you put on a colorful pair. If you know and love HOKA ONE, Teva and UGG brands, you will love the latest styles created by this brand. Order online or visit the store located in Goleta, CA in person.