The Special Edition Hygge Holiday Box

Our quarterly boxes bring hygge into our subscribers’ homes on a regular basis, but we love encouraging even more hygge moments with our limited and special edition boxes. We decided to wrap up 2020, a year that has been full of changes and challenges, with our Special Edition Hygge Holiday Box. The box was available in two sizes — the Essentials Box and the Deluxe Box.

Start your morning on a mindful — and mouthwatering — note

The holiday season is a time for rest, and a revving down of the normal hustle and bustle of your daily routine. This means swapping your favourite quick to-go breakfast options for something a bit more special — like pancakes. To make things as easy as possible, we’ve included a gourmet pancake mix from Lannie Rae Gourmet in a festive flavour. As an added bonus, the mix can be made with a variety of dairy, egg or oil alternatives in order to make them a match for any dietary requirements.

On another morning, mix up a batch of your favourite French toast or waffles and top it with the golden birch syrup from The Canadian Birch Company that came in the box. It’ll likely be a fun switch from your regular maple syrup!

Finally, to bring as much sweetness to your holiday season as possible, we included an anytime treat — polar bear chocolates from Decadence Chocolates. Indulge in a bite whenever you’re craving a little something sweet, and display them in your favourite glass jar for a festive addition to your kitchen.  

Battle the frosty season with some cozy staples

Whether you live in a spot that experiences a frosty holiday season or you just want some more coziness in your life, we’ve got you covered with camper socks from ParksCanada. They’ll be a great addition to your winter wardrobe, whether you’re wearing them while curling up in front of a movie indoors, or going on a sunny winter walk. 

In many areas, winter also means dry skin, which you can soothe with the hand and body lotion from Scentuals. The ultra-moisturizing cream includes organic argan oil and avocado oil, and is crafted from 100% natural ingredients. The blend combines the aroma of cedarwood, juniper berry, fir and cypress, and will transport you to a magical winter forest, even when you’re just getting ready for a night in with a good book.

Reach out to loved ones — without leaving your home  

For many, the biggest challenge of this holiday season was the travel restrictions that made it difficult to visit loved ones that live far away. We have a few items that will help you out with that. 

First, we’ve included a card from Desiree Penner Watercolours with a seasonal print on the front and a blank interior. Take the opportunity to pen a letter to a loved one you may have normally visited in person this season — a handwritten letter will always bring joy to the recipient’s day.  

From Serendipity Candles, we have a hand-poured 100% soy wax candle that captures the aroma of winter — eucalyptus, cinnamon and vanilla. Light the candle when you’re catching up with a relative on the phone or gathering for a Zoom game night with friends, and your evening will immediately have a more hygge vibe.

A special recipe from our founders 

Finally, because we pour so much of our love into this box, we decided to share our own festive holiday staple — our mother’s butter tarts. Both boxes have a recipe card with all the information you need to whip up a batch — we’ll be doing the same!

Deluxe Box exclusives 

Individuals who received the Deluxe option had three additional items that continued the theme of spending time indoors with cozy treats and loved ones.

First, from Zealous Decor, a set of dark wood honeycomb coasters. The minimalist style would look perfect in any home, and coasters are an absolute must for a season filled with mugs of steaming coffee, hot cocoa, apple cider and more. To aid in your seasonal sips, we’ve included a jar of hot cocoa blend from Hot CupsTea. Combine with milk or your favourite non-dairy alternative, mix in some coffee to craft a mocha, the options are endless!

Winter is also the perfect time for meals that require long hours of simmering on the stove, or bubbling away in the oven. Whether you make a weekly roast or love to try out different flavourful stews, the trivet from WovenHandmade will add a dash of hygge to your kitchen. If you've been a subscriber for a while, you'll likely recognize the company, and you can toss a freshly baked loaf of bread into your basket from the Spring 2020 Box to accompany your hearty dinner.