Get Cozy With The 10 Best Winter Hygge Ideas
The sound of falling snow has to be the epitome of hygge sounds. Listening to the quiet snowstorm taking place outside, while you are snuggled up in a fuzzy blanket in front of the fireplace, feet stuffed deep into pair of woolen socks and the latest release from your favorite author tucked into your hands, you breathe a sigh of contentment. THIS is the good life, THIS is winter hygge!
Winter is considered one of the coziest seasons of the year. The cold weather and dark evenings are perfect opportunities for hygge, providing countless ways to embrace the chill in the air and enjoy the company of loved ones.
Here are ten cozy winter hygge ideas:
Play in the snow
If you are lucky enough to live in a winter wonderland, add some layers and go outside! While it might sound a little cold to head out in nature, snowy days are perfect for it! Play in the snow, make a snowman, and even enjoy some sledding! Embrace your inner child. Remember, there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.
Have a picnic around the fireplace
It may be a little too chilly to go outside for a picnic, but you can set up an indoor picnic by the fire! This is a fun, cozy dinner with your family while you stay warm in front of the flames.
Bake cookies with your kids
Baking cookies is a fun way to hygge inside on cold winter days. Warm-up your home and spend time with your kids by making cookies from scratch! You can even spread hygge and joy by sharing your homemade creations with friends and neighbors.
Brave the cold
Don’t wait for a snowy day to brave the cold! Head out when the weather isn’t always bright and sunny, and enjoy the cold and crisp air. Going for a hike or just a short walk can be a great way to enjoy the colder temperatures.
Enjoy a cozy warm beverage
You don’t have to enjoy a cup of coffee if you don’t want to! You can have tea, cider, or even hot chocolate on a cold winter day! Sip on a warm beverage from the comfort of your home. Our kids love warming up with hot chocolate by the fireplace after playing in the snow. (Don’t miss my collection of the best of the best hot cocoa recipes in “The Most Awesome Hot Cocoa for Winter Hygge“)
Invite your neighbors over for a game night
When was the last time you hung out with your neighbors? Invite them over for a board game night or a video game night! Go for either fun party games that anyone can play, or opt for team-based games. Adults vs. kids or households vs. households, the competition is fierce and the fun is endless.
Try a new soup recipe
Winter is the perfect time to try out a new soup recipe! Search online for some ideas and make a delicious soup to warm you up during the cold winter months. Don’t get discouraged if the kids aren’t into your new soup craze, with time they will learn to try new flavors and textures.
Enjoy a relaxing warm bath
A hot bath can do wonders to help you relax. Slow down and savor your time in the water while the rest of the world is on hold for a bit. Add some bath bombs, light a candle, and enjoy a little time to yourself. (These succulent bath bombs are as relaxing as they are adorable – there’s a lot of hygge to be had in making your own bath bombs too!)
Curl up under a warm blanket
Whether you are watching TV or reading a book, curl up under a warm blanket! Everything is better under a fuzzy blanket. Last year, my husband gave me an electric blanket for Christmas. It was by far my most coveted gift… and THAT is also when I realized I am officially now considered “an adult”.
Learn a new craft
While things are quieter and everyone is home, treat yourself to a new creative outlet. Learn how to embroider, crochet or how to use a Cricut machine. There are countless craft tutorials online, so you can easily learn a new skill from the comfort of your couch.
Winter is the perfect time to practice hygge in your home and with your loved ones. Embrace the coziness and enjoy the slow winter days to come.
Spring will be here soon enough, hibernate and winter hygge for as long as you can.