Hygge • creating a feeling of well being
Roughly pronounced “hoo-ga” or “hue-guh”, hygge is an important part of Danish culture. Since it burst onto the lifestyle scene in the UK in 2016 (some 200 years after being first noted in Denmark) it’s almost becoming old news. That doesn’t mean that it is no longer relevant though, far from it. In our fast paced world it feels as though it should absolutely underpin the way we approach life, even if we are not very good at giving it space and weaving it through our schedule.
Hygge can’t be translated into one word in English but broadly encompasses everything that we might do when the pace of life slows down. Wrapped up in a blanket, delving into a good book; taking a load off listening to music with a warm cuppa in your hands. It’s all hygge.
I’ve written before about self-care and the need to slow down. If you follow me on social media you might have seen that I’m not always very successful at either. So it was lovely to be gifted a Hopping Hare Relaxing Candle. With a beautiful lavender scent filling the air in my home before it is even lit, it is perfect for creating that calm, comfortable environment. The hygge factor.
According to sources, the Danes burn more candles than any other nation in the world. In his book The Little Book of Hygge Meik Wiking writes, “No recipe for hygge is complete without candles. When Danes are asked what they most associate with hygge, an overwhelming 85 per cent will mention candles.” Hardly surprising if creating a cosy atmosphere lies at the heart of all things hygge, and artificial lighting is unlikely to meet that need as well as candlelight does.
This gorgeous Hopping Hare candle is supplied in a black nickel refillable holder too. So when you’re done there’s no guilt over glass making its way to the recycling pile, instead your container can head back to the team for a second helping. With our stretched environment being very much in focus at the moment, this is a lovely way to add sparkle to a zero waste lifestyle, whilst giving a boost to a hygge inspired home.
Don’t just take my word for it though! You could be in with a chance of winning one of these beauties in any scent you fancy, with a free refill as well! They would make a super present to yourself or for a loved one (after all, the C word is just around the corner now and with Winter Spice, Vintage Fizz and Spiced Amber as options they are sure to be a seasonal hit too). So what are you waiting for! All the details for entry are below – good luck! Question is… which scent would you go for? Let me know in the comments!
Hopping Hare Refillable Candle Giveaway
This competition is open to UK residents only.
The winner will be drawn at random. Once chosen I will make contact on the email address given before passing your contact email address on to the team at Hopping Hare Candles.
By entering you give consent for your email address to be disclosed to myself and, if successful, Hopping Hare Candles.
Your data will only be used for the purposes of this competition.
If the winner does not make contact with Cup of Toast within 21 days of the winning email being sent, the prize will be redrawn. It is the entrant’s responsibility to enter their email address correctly.
This competition is run by Cup of Toast. I take no responsibility for any communication between the winners and Hopping Hare Candles.
The prize is for one refillable candle in any scent, and a free refill voucher. There is no cash alternative.
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N.B. I was gifted this candle to support the writing of this article. All views are, of course, my own. Please see my disclosure page for more information.