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Ways to Hygge in the Summer | Shop Hygge Box
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How to Sommerhygge

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Ever wondered how to capture that cozy, comforting feeling of hygge during the sunny, warm months? Just because it’s not cold and dark doesn’t mean you need to put hygge on hold. In fact, it’s just as essential to slow down, relax, and create a sense of comfort and safety during the summer.

To help you out, we’ve curated a list of delightful hygge activities and habits perfect for summer, all inspired by our "Grow" Hygge Box. Embrace the season and discover how to bring that warm, fuzzy feeling into your summer days.

Every Season Needs Candlelight

Let's face it: no matter the season, candlelight is a must-have. Sure, our scent preferences shift with the calendar, but the cozy glow of a candle remains a constant comfort.

Right now, I’m obsessed with the Fresh Cut Grass candle. It’s like breathing in the essence of summer with every flicker. Notes of lemongrass, citrus, green leaves, grass, moss, and sage blend into a scent that’s both refreshing and serene. Lighting this candle brings a sense of calm, a gentle reminder to cherish the simple joys of summer.

Fresh Cut Grass Soy Candle | 4 oz tin

Slow morning

A cup of your favorite beverage is comforting any time of the year. I like to start my mornings with coffee. Nothing beats the smell of freshly brewed quality coffee. It is such a pleasant scent to fill the morning air – and that first morning sip is oh so sweet. I enjoy mine in the garden, surrounded by tall trees and singing birds. 

Steeped Coffee Brew Bag Driftaway Coffee

Visit a Farmers’ Market

One of the simple joys of a beautiful summer day is a trip to the farmer’s market. Grab a large tote bag, hop on your bike, or take a leisurely walk to the nearest market. Select fresh fruits and vegetables, then head home to cook yourself a delicious meal.

Danica Studio Let It Grow Cotton Tote Bag  18x15

Summer Sweets

No matter the season, baked treats are a must! This summer, savor the sweetness of Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies. Imagine rich caramel meeting a hint of sea salt, all enveloped in buttery shortbread that melts in your mouth. Perfect for cozy moments by the fire or paired with a steaming cup of tea. These cookies are the ultimate indulgence.

Salted Caramel Cookies Scottish Shortbread | 3 oz box

Here are even more ways to infuse your summer with hygge moments. Remember, hygge activities are simple and about bringing joy to everyday routines.

Pull Back the Curtains
Let the sunshine flood your space. Sit by a window with your coffee or tea, wrap yourself in a light blanket, and enjoy a good book, journal, draw, or simply admire the scenery outside.

Have a Picnic
Transform any spot into a picnic paradise—whether it's a park, your backyard, or even your living room. Lay out a blanket, set up some snacks and drinks, and just relax. Not sure what to bring? Order takeout or whip up some PB&J sandwiches.

Send a Letter
In the age of digital communication, snail mail is a rare treasure. Writing a letter takes a bit more thought and time, providing a perfect excuse to slow down your busy day. Add a touch of elegance with our Dala Horse Wax Seal Stamp Kit, making each letter a unique and cherished keepsake.

Enjoy Afternoon Tea
Treat yourself to a cozy afternoon tea, either solo or with friends. If inviting people over isn't an option, consider hosting a virtual high tea gathering.

Read a Book
Ditch the e-book for a physical book. There's something about holding a real book that makes everything feel more leisurely and grounding.

Beach Day
Head to the nearest beach for a simple, relaxing day on the sand. Pack light—an umbrella, sunscreen, towel, water, and snacks are all you need. Keep activities minimal and focus on enjoying the moment.

Go on a Hike
Hiking is a fantastic way to embrace hygge. It’s beneficial for your health, improves sleep quality, clears your mind, and allows you to be present. Don’t forget to bring water and snacks.

Buy Fresh Flowers
Brighten your home with fresh flowers. Their beauty and fragrance can uplift your spirits and add a touch of nature to your space.

Try a New Recipe
Cook that recipe you've been meaning to try. The process of preparing a meal can be incredibly satisfying and nourishing.

Take a Yoga Class
Find a yoga class that suits your style. It’s a great way to relax and rejuvenate your body and mind.

Pick Wildflowers
Go on a walk and pick wildflowers. Arrange them in a vase to bring a piece of the outdoors inside.

Visit a Garden
Spend time in a garden, capturing pictures of plants and flowers that make you happy.

Go on a Boat Tour
Enjoy the water and the views with a peaceful boat tour.

Hug Your Pet
Snuggle up with your furry friend. Pets bring immense comfort and joy.

Movie Night
Cozy up on the couch and watch a favorite movie. It’s a perfect way to unwind.

Bubble Bath
Treat yourself to a relaxing bubble bath. Light some candles and let your worries float away.

Take a (Virtual) Class
Learn something new, whether it’s painting, pottery, knitting, or any other fun hobby.

Put a Puzzle Together
Engage your mind and enjoy the satisfaction of completing a puzzle.

Listen to Your Favorite Tunes
Create a summer playlist and let your favorite music elevate your mood.

Go Berry Picking
Spend a day picking fresh berries. It’s a delightful way to connect with nature.

Watch the Sunrise and Sunset
Start and end your day by watching the sunrise and sunset. It’s a beautiful reminder of the simple wonders of life.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to hygge. Remember, hygge is about slowing down and finding joy in the everyday. You can incorporate hygge into all areas of your life and it will bring you much joy. What other activities would you add to this list?