Practicing hygge and self-care with the seasons: Hygge in a Box Spring 2021 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

I received the Spring Hygge in a Box in exchange for an honest review.

“Look out for any signs of springtime unfolding around you and enjoy the sense of comfort it brings you.” — Hygge in a Box

A few new tulips have bloomed in our front yard this year and it makes me happy every time I see them standing tall. Especially since they’re right in front of the dryer vent. Their days are numbered. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I feel like the Nordic must have a word for the particular kind of contentment that comes with admiring flowers but all I could find was kalsarikannit, what the Finnish call getting drunk in your underwear with no intention of going out. (Maybe they’re not so different? ๐Ÿ˜‚) If you’re looking for ways to practice hygge and self-care with the seasons, Hygge in a Box delivers them to you. The spring box arrived last week filled with a carefully curated variety of Canadian-made products and ideas for celebrating the simple pleasures this time of year brings.

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Norlii Box April 2021: Fika

I received the April Norlii Box in exchange for an honest review.

Skaย vi ses รถver en fika nรฅgon gรฅng? โ€“ Swedish for “Shall we have a coffee together some time?”

I miss meeting a girlfriend for tea or having one over for a cup, something I made a point to arrange once a month or so in pre-COVID days and always thought I should do more often. In Sweden these social coffee breaks with friends, family and neighbours are more a way of life, something people make a priority daily or even twice a day, usually accompanied by sweet baked goods (and tea or another drink if coffee’s not your thing). They call it fika (pronounced fai-kuh) and it’s said to prevent burnout, boost creativity and productivity, improve longevity, and increase happiness, among other things. It’s also the theme of the latest Norlii Box and maybe my favourite so far! The Scandinavian home and lifestyle box ships every other month from Denmark to Canada and the US. Continue reading Norlii Box April 2021: Fika

Celebrating warmth, wellbeing and all things cozy with the Hygge Day Box from Hygge in a Box ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

I received the Hygge Day Box in exchange for an honest review.

There’s a Danish proverb Sรถde Ord fylde kun lidt i sakken (fine words butter no parsnips) and such was the case this morning. I had every intention of getting up an hour or so before the kids to enjoy a cup of tea with a blanket and the fireplace channel, maybe put a batch of cookies in the oven for the lunches and fill the house with the welcoming scent freshly baked goodness. Start the day the best way, in a hygge atmosphere of warmth, wellbeing and coziness. But none of that happened. Instead I hit the snooze button three or four times before dragging myself downstairs to join the usual morning melee of lunch-making, homework-finding, sibling-bickering and out-the-door-getting before finally sitting down with my first cup of tea. Continue reading Celebrating warmth, wellbeing and all things cozy with the Hygge Day Box from Hygge in a Box ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ