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Thanksgiving and Hygge are a perfect match. Thanksgiving is about giving thanks to the good and simple things in life with gratitude and pleasure, and guess what, the Hygge lifestyle – a concept created by the happiest people in the world: the danish – is all about that too.
The Hygge Mood
According to the book, to live the Hygge lifestyle is to embrace a philosophy that is much of a mindset as it is a way of life.
Create the Hygge Mood on thanksgiving is all about togetherness, gratitude, coziness, shelter, comfort and happiness. Set a blissful and natural environment and cook homemade food with loved ones seasoned with the best best spice of all: Love.
Below you will see a few simple ideas to help you achieve a mood for household harmony and experience a serene Thanksgiving with your children, parents, partner or friends.
Thanksgiving Cozy Decorations
Since we are aiming for a cozy nordic mood, you must mix thewith the ¨feels like a warm hug at home¨ fall mood. To achieve that, we recommend minimalist, natural, and white thanksgiving decorations, mixed with an autumn-inspired soft colors palette.
So, before anything, you need to create a sense of coziness in your environment. The hygge lifestyle has nothing to do with high price tags, but with simplicity and comfort in the small things, from the textures to the smells, to the lightning, to handmade items created with love and purpose.
01 Thanksgiving Dinner Invitation: It is still time to let your friends and family get a hint of what is expecting them. A nice invitation with the right look-and-feel will do the work.
The watercolor painting and soft light color here really translate the Danish Hygge Mood in an invitation. You can even frame one and use it on your thanksgiving decor. Tip: matching
Average Price: $1.70 per card – Fine and Dandy Paperie
Celebrating with friends? This invitation with hand drawn berries and leaves doodles is a sweet and adorable option. Tip:for the envelope.
Average Price: $1.53 per card
02 Hygge Atmosphere: Atmosphere is one of the hygge lifestyle principles and it is all about turning down the lights. Scented candles (Lots of them!) with the season smell will bring some warm brightness to your grey autumn day.
PUMPKIN PIE CANDLE
This Candle is one that I am proud to promote here, not just because it smells like homemade pumpkin pie, but also because it is ethically produced in the USA by female refugees ❣. Each purchase supports these ladies and their valuable manual work.
Average Price: $36.00 – The Little Market
Another ethically made and sensorial candle! We love when brands help us know the feelings a product may evoke, and this candle made with a rich mix of natural fragrance notes does it pretty well.
Average Price: $24.00 – Anecdote Candles
UNSCENTED PILLAR CANDLES
The Queens of a heartwarming environment. For each 10 cozy home decor pictures you see on Pinterest, 8 will have charming pillar candles.
Average Price: $17.00 – AllModern
03 table setting: You don’t need much for a meaningful table setting. When we talk about Scandinavian references, minimalism and punctual color accents are key, so fewer things with attention to the details will make your feast and laugh moments even more unique.
16 PIECE DINNERWARE SET
A lot of style and natural colors in this dinnerware for a great price. No wonder why Sango dinnerware sets are always out of stock.
Average Price: $55.98 – Sango
THAKSGIVING GIFT PLATE
Among so many plates options on the internet, a sharable gift plate with a message caught my attention. This one is not only for serving, but also to give as a very special thank you gift to someone.
Average Price: $33.67 – Mud Pie
PUMPKIN DIVIDED SERVING DISH
A natural and themed option to serve your thanksgiving appetizers. This pumpkin serving dish made with Paulownia Wood will add some relaxation vibes to your table setting.
Average Price: $33.00 – Mud Pie
MINI WHITE PUMPKINS
This set of 8 white natural little pumpkins are a great alternative for place cards. They come with handwritten names that will add a personal touch to your decor.
Average Price: $72.95 – LHCalligraphy
HYGGE THANKSGIVING DISH TOWEL
The most housewarming dish towel one can use on Thanksgiving.
Average Price: $20.00 – Monica Dorazewsk
☾ Thisfrom D’AMORE 1896 blog is stunning and will add a lot of the Hygge mood to your table setting.
Comfort Food Thanksgiving Menu:
A Hygge tradition is cooking together! So, why not organize with your guests a cook-together-get-together? While a person is in charge of preparing the appetizers, others can make the dessert and someone else prepare the drinks. If you have kids, invite them to help, it will certainly straighten your bound!
01 The Food: The perfect Hygge Thanksgiving Menu has two main special ingredients: Homemade and connection with nature. So, don’t be afraid to explore the magic of natural herbs and spices smells, flavors and visuals in your appetizers, pies and turkey. No idea how to do these things? There are some pretty cool courses at Craftsy to make you become a comfort food chef:
☾ add deeper meaning to your cooking and learn to bake bread in a variety of shapes and sizes, including impressive swirls, spirals and braids with this
☾ learn the basics of making delicious baked pies, bisquits, cakes and bread at home with this .
ANIMAL WELFARE CERTIFIED TURKEY
Quality meat matters when the subject is our inner bodies and spirits well being. A turkey that is animal welfare certified and never given antibiotics is the right choice and energy for a Hygge thanksgiving.
02 The Drinks: The classic for autumn and winter cozy and good moments together: wine. What about experiencing nature flavors having a non-alcoholic cocktail?
SEEDLIP NON-ACOHOLIC DRINKS
Seedlip is a famous British brand that creates non-alcoholic, zero calories, sugar & sweetener free drinks. They merge sophisticated flavors of natural aromatic spices, creating one unique drinking experience. You can purchase in the USA at Better Rhodes website and get some cocktail recipes.
Average Price: $34.99-Seedlip
EVERGREEN CENTERPIECE AND WINE
I admit I am not a wine professional (not even close). However, I am recommending this one because the holiday box enhances the housewarming mood. Imagine the first impression of your guests when they see this? Also, the wine is a 2018 Pinot Noir (750 ml) – Gold Medal winner at the Oregon Wine Experience. Must be good!
Average price: $79.99 – Harry&David
A crucial value of the Hygge lifestyle: BE PRESENT and switch off the phone. Something very hard to do in our society, but with the right people, the right drinks, good music, proper environment and options for nice entertainment that can be enjoyed in togetherness, the quality offline time with loved ones will just flow!
ORDINARY HABIT PUZZLE
With 6 stunning artwork options chosen to encourage calm and joy, these sensorial and playful puzzles were made to help you reset and reconnect to the present.
Average price: $40.00
This set of amazing non toxic architectural building blocks is not just a fun option to spend creative and joyful time with your people but also serves as a very cool decor item.
Average price: $150.00