Last month saw me treat myself with 3 subscription boxes, a little like early Christmas presents to myself. You can see my reviews of the Lucky Dip Club Box and Embellish Box. I came across the Hygge in a Box from the Original Hygge Box Company and decided to try one out too.
Have you heard of the Danish concept of hygge, pronounced hoo-ga? There is no direct translation but it is often taken to mean cosiness through the winter months. Over the past few years it’s been adapted by us Brits, and why not? Our winter months can often be pretty dark and depressing and hygge is a lovely way of creating light in the darkness.
Hygge in a Box
Living Hygge have created the Hygge in a Box to help you to take time out and appreciate what’s really important. Each box is themed according to the season and will appeal to the senses and give you that warm, feel good factor inside.
I received the December box which was all about celebrating the simple things: the gifts of comfort, time, light and nature.
Inside the little box was fairy lights and a traditional pillar candle. I love candles and hygge seems to be all about adding light. Since we got rid of our fireplace our living room has lacked a focus area so I am all about trying to find new nooks and crannies to place my candles.
There was a sweet smelling Rosemary and Bay bouquet garni along with some ideas on how to use it. I think I will be hanging it in the kitchen to remind me of Spring.
A little bag contained cloves and ribbon to make a pomander. I don’t think I’ve ever made one of these but I think the children will enjoy helping me.
A pretty red felt snowflake was included. I am saving this for next year as I’m planning on a red and white Christmas tree (small children permitting!).
I always stick to my normal tea bags but a Hoogly Tea infusion was included in my pack. I’m not a huge fan of spiced tea but I will be trying the Spiced Orange Herbal Infusion.
The final item in my Hygge in a Box was a chocolate coin which I enjoyed eating. There were a lot of chocolate coins floating around this year but I hadn’t actually eaten any myself. I ate this whilst the children were at school as I knew they would have eaten it otherwise.
I was pretty impressed with the contents and enjoyed opening it and using the products. I always thing of hygge as a winter thing so I’m tempted to try another box in Spring or Summer to discover new ways of bring some hyggeligt calm into my life during the year.
You might be interested to read some of my other subscription box reviews: