The Danish concept of ‘Hygge’ which is all about embracing happiness every day, feeling cosy and spending quality time with friends and family, has crossed over into the mainstream wellbeing movement and has been a huge phenomenon that many people have begun inviting into their lives. So much so, that a whole industry promoting Hygge lifestyle products has evolved and that includes subscription boxes! One such box is simply called the HyggeBox and it’s packed full of exciting and inspiring goodies to help you live a happy and cosy life.
HyggeBox work with many independent artisans and designers, so you can expect the contents to include items such as homewares, chocolates, stationery, inspiring books, cosy warming drinks and much more. They have been voted no. 3 in The Independent’s top 10 UK self-care subscription boxes and have been featured in numerous magazines including Grazia, Kinfolk and The Simple Things.
HyggeBox is released every month and the theme changes each time, although it’s always centered around the Hygge concept. The latest theme is dedicated to Winter Me Time, and it really is a cosy treat indeed!
Here’s what I found inside:-
Ocean Creed Milk Chocolate (70g)
Chocolate always makes me happy so I was pleased to see this bar from the Swiss artisan makers, Ocean Creed. There’s an interesting fact about this chocolate as the organic and fairtrade cocoa beans are actually shipped by a Fairtransport three-man sailboat, rather than delivered by tanker or plane. Once it reaches Switzerland, the cocoa beans are then expertly roasted and refined, and the Swiss milk which is added comes from grass-fed cows, whilst the sugar is also sourced locally, ensuring that all of the ingredients are non-GMO. The chocolate is wrapped in a compostable type of foil made from sustainably managed tree plantations. And the taste? It’s amazing! Very rich and creamy, with a beautiful melt-in-your-mouth texture. I’ll definitely be buying more of these!
Bee Fayre Honey Lily Scented Candle
Homes don’t get much cosier than when you have some high-quality scented candles burning and this one from Bee Fayre smells incredible! Made from 100% natural plant-based wax which is hand-poured into a recycled glass jar here in the UK, this candle will burn for up to 25 hours and has an excellent scent throw. The fragrance is quite sweet and has lovely hints of honey, floral notes and touches of vanilla – I love it! Bee Fayre also donate 3% of their annual profits to Bee Conservation charities which is fantastic as we all need to do our bit to help save our precious bees.
The Little Book Of Inspiration by Lucy Lane
This charming pocket-sized book is filled full of inspirational quotes, inspiring ideas and uplifting messages, to help keep you in a motivated and happy mood throughout the dark and cold days of Winter. It’s such a delightful book to have on your desk to flick through, as every single page holds a little bit of wisdom to make you stop for a second and have a good old think about life.
Cherizena Smooth Vanilla Coffee (125g)
As soon as I opened the box, I knew there was coffee inside it due to the smell and this vanilla flavoured one from Cherizena is absolutely delicious! This luxury independent blend is the creation of a husband and wife team who source the coffee beans from Columbia and produce it in-house in small batches. They don’t add any artificial flavourings, or add any sugars or syrups to their coffee blends, and instead choose to infuse the coffee beans with a natural flavour, which in this case, is French Vanilla. It’s smooth, sweet and packed full of flavour.
Pan Dulcale Cantuccini Italian Biscotti
To accompany the coffee, there’s a yummy authentic Italian biscotti which is made from all natural ingredients. It’s nutty and sweet and makes the perfect dunking companion for the coffee above.
Laughing Bird Patchouli and Lime Goats Milk Soap
The last product in the Hygge Winter box is a soap from Laughing Bird. Handmade with love in Wales, founder Helen lives with four Anglo Nubian Goats and uses their milk to create these beautiful soaps. She also has two bee hives on her farm and uses the honey and beeswax as additional ingredients to add richness and extra softness to the skin. This soap has an uplifting and earthy aroma thanks to a little Patchouli and Lime essential oils which are blended into the base. A lovely find!