We all have that friend: The one who somehow manages (thankfully) to lure us out of a sad hibernation-like state involving an outfit of all-day pajamas and the television remote on the darkest days of winter for a cozy, home-cooked feast at their place. We’ll call them The Friend Who Has Embraced Hygge.
If you aren’t familiar, hygge (pronounced hoo-guh) is the secret sauce that gets Danish folks through brutal Scandinavian winters. Simply put, hygge is all about creating a cozy atmosphere to promote a feeling of well-being, often while gathered with friends. Read: Turning the fireplace on, bringing all the throws you own out of storage and whipping up a killer stew and a cheese plate or two to share amongst friends. In other words, what that friend who manages to drag you out of their home in the dead of winter probably does.
It’s time to repay them for their efforts. Below, 17 hygge-inspired gifts—from handmade ceramic bowls to sip soup out of to the coziest of wool slippers for your friend to cook in—for the home cook.