Because the little things are everything: Hygge in a Box Spring 2023 🇨🇦

It’s our first spring in our new house and I’m getting such a kick out of seeing our garden come to life. New things seem to pop up every day — tulips here, rhubarb there, and the prettiest pink buds on the magnolia tree. (I didn’t even know we had a magnolia tree! 🙈) It makes me feel content in a way that’s hard to describe. Really it’s a bunch of great feelings all bundled up together. The Danes call it Forårshygge (spring hygge) and it’s that cozy sense of well-being you get from enjoying small pleasures this time of year. Here with all kinds of ideas and some really lovely products to help us create hygge moments all season long is the new spring edition from Canadian quarterly subscription box, Hygge in a Box. (Ta da!) It’s so lovely, I’m excited to show you!

Hygge in a Box is based in Winnipeg, Manitoba and was founded by two sisters. They’ve made it their mission to help others along their hygge journey, not only through their subscription boxes but through corporate gifting, workshops, and other endeavours. (Co-founder Jill Kantor came to embrace hygge as a way of healing, as you can read more about here.)

Each box includes a product card with tips on how to find hygge throughout the season and detailed descriptions of the contents. You’ll also find discounts for some of the small companies featured in the box, all businesses that promote sustainability, use fair-trade, organic materials and ingredients where possible, and/or give back to their communities.

I could go on and on about this month’s inclusions but you’d be scrolling forever so let me just show them to you first and share a few thoughts at the end.

Coco Rose Earl Grey Tea · Lake & Oak Tea Co. · Hamilton, ON · Lake & Oak offers plant-based products made with organic eco-friendly and locally-sourced ingredients. Earl Grey tea is a popular black tea with a citrusy and floral aroma and potential health benefits. Drinking Earl Grey tea with cozy accompaniments, such as a comfortable spot, warm blanket, candles, and snacks, can be a hygge experience that promotes relaxation and well-being.

Gold Goddess Tea Strainer · Lake & Oak Tea Co. · Hamilton, ON · An exclusive item for Hygge in a Box quarterly subscribers, the gold strainer creates and warm and inviting ambiance, making the tea-drinking experience even more enjoyable. The fine mesh of the strainer ensures that loose leaf tea leaves are contained, allowing for a smooth and flavourful cup of tea. Additionally, gold is a great conductor of heat, which means that the tea will stay warm for longer. by taking the time to use a gold tea strainer, you can create a cozy and comforting atmosphere that promotes relaxation and mindfulness, making it a hygge way to enjoy your tea.

More Mandy’s: More Recipes We Love · Mandy’s · Montreal, QC · Not only does the More Mandy’s cookbook offer delicious and healthy recipes, but it also incorporates the Danish concept of hygge, promoting coziness, warmth, and simplicity in cooking and eating. This cookbook encourages readers to enjoy flavourful and satisfying meals while creating a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. It is a must-have for anyone looking to add variety, flavour, and a touch of hygge to their meal repertoire.

Crispy Cinnamon Doughnut Pancake Mix · Maison Zoe Ford · Montreal, QC · Jo Notkin is a Montreal-based chef and one of Zoe Ford, a popular Mediterranean restaurant know for using fresh, local and organic ingredients. Making pancakes is a coy way to star the day, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere that can set the tone for a relaxing day. Pancakes can be customized with a variety of toppings and making them is a simple yet rewarding way to practice self-care.

Headband · Peach & Poppyseed · Headbands are a versatile summer accessory that can add style to your outfit. They can be simple and classic or bold and colourful, making them a fun and fashionable way to express your style. The maker lives in Manitoba, with her husband and three children. She has turned a creative outlet into a part-time business, selling accessories and decor. By supporting her business, we help support parents of pregnancy and infant loss. A cause we hold close to our hearts.

Scented Crystal Candle · Kat & Gio Candles · Winnipeg, MB · Kat & Gio candles are handcrafted, soy-based, and made with natural ingredients and essential oils. With Kat & Gio, you can enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy while also supporting a company that values sustainability and giving back to the community. These candles are infused with high-quality crystals that emit energy when lit creating a hygge experience.

Shower Steamers · Naturally Vain · Ottawa, ON · Naturally Vain is a Canadian company that creates eco-friendly skincare products with organic ingredients. Using shower steamers can create a spa-like experience in your shower by promoting relaxation and well-being. By taking your time in the shower and enjoying the fragrances and sensations of the shower steamer, you can enhance the hygge experience.

And here’s a peek at the box. So pretty, isn’t it? I’m sorry I didn’t include the tissue paper in these photos. For the spring box it’s a lovely lilac colour dotted with pinecones and makes for a delightful presentation. 😍😍 All of the packing materials (and of course the box itself) can be recycled and reused.

Oh my goodness I love the spring box so much, where to even start?! Wonderful hygge treats for all of the senses. The pancake mix made the fluffiest, most delicious flapjacks we’ve had 😋😋 and I love Mandy’s first cookbook so I’m so excited to have their second to go with. (I’ve made the Tropical Orange Creamsicle Smoothie from this book a few times so far and it’s incredibly delish!) The shower steamers make even a quick rinse feel like a restorative spa treatment and the pretty looseleaf tea and golden strainer are lovely day and night. What else? Oh the headband! I love the spring-y pattern and it’s incredibly soft. And the candle is gorgeous in every way. (Mine is Obsidian and formulated for purifying, growth and cleansing.)

I’ve tried several Hygge in a Box boxes now and I feel like they’ve really helped me see the goodness in each season. It’s among the best of the best as subscription boxes go, from the presentation to the product quality and just the overall thoughtfulness that goes into each one.

Hygge in a Box ships to Canada and the US. For news on forthcoming boxes and all kinds of other hygge goodness, follow Hygge in a Box on Instagram and/or Facebook and check out the founders’ 10 Ways to Hygge in Spring and Summer.

Hygge in a Box sent me their Spring 2023 edition in exchange for an honest review.

4 responses to “Because the little things are everything: Hygge in a Box Spring 2023 🇨🇦”

  1. How very pretty!
    I’m not a fan of Early Grey tea so would pass on that, but everything else in this box is great, Love the candles, the pancake mix, the shower steamers, the cook book and the funky head band. Fun – fun – fun.

    As as always enjoy your commentary and great pics. Enjoy your new garden with all the spring surprises and happy places that it is taking you to.

  2. WOw! What a beautiful box!! Truly beautiful! Love the candle! It looks so lovely and the shower steamers too! oh the tea looks and sounds fantastic!Amazing blog post Julie! Thanks for sharing this. Love your blog.

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