Hygge – a Danish word that means coziness – is a way of life that promotes the universal feeling of being warm, safe, comforted, and sheltered. It reminds us to slow down and appreciate the good things around us, despite the stress we might be experiencing in other parts of our lives.
Winter is the ideal time for all things hygge, so check out the list of books below, and learn how to stay comfortable and cozy throughout this cold season.
Embracing the Nordic Art of Coziness Through Recipes, Entertaining, Decorating,Simple Rituals, and Family Traditions
Gunnar Karl Gíslason and Jody Eddy
Part cookbook and part lifestyle guide, this charming book is essential for anyone looking to create a comforting environment filled with warmth and contentment. Filled with recipes and rituals, readers will learn to take pleasure in the small things in life and spread coziness to everyone in their lives.
The Danish Art of Contentment, Comfort, and Connection
Louisa Thomsen Brits
The Book of Hygge is a warm and inviting book that will introduce feelings of abundance and contentment into your daily life. Filled with beautiful photographs and meditations, it is the perfect guide to finding coziness and happiness in your everyday life.
Balanced Living, the Swedish Way
Lagom is the new hygge – it means finding balance in all areas of life by seeking out simplicity and openness. This lifestyle can be beneficial to the work-a-holic because it promotes working better, not working less, and it offers mind-body healing for everyone willing to give it a try.
How to Hygge by chef and author Signe Johansen is an informative and uplifting illustrated guide to hygge. Combining recipes, helpful tips, and cabin design elements, it’s a great tool for anyone looking to positively change their surroundings and their spirit.
Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, is an expert on all things hygge. In The Little Book of Hygge, he introduces readers to this Danish lifestyle, and offers advice for incorporating it into day-to-day life. From simply taking a break from work and turning off your phone, to cuddling under a cozy blanket and building healthy relationships, this little book is quite literally a life-changer.