HOW HOW HOW have we reached this point in the year?!
As I write this post, it’s grey, misty and murky outside, and I love it. I’m so much happier in this weather than in the oppressive heat.
Today I wanted to do something to say thank you to everyone who’s read my blog this year, so I’m giving away a little hygge hamper. I’ve put this together myself – no PR input! – so you know that I’ve chosen every item for a reason. As I always, always say, obviously you don’t need ‘stuff’ to hygge, but these are a few little bits and pieces to ease you into winter.
So! What’s in the box?
- Bird & Blend Christmas cake tea
- … and a sweet little robin mug to drink it from
- … and some chocolate coins to dunk in it (I won’t tell if you don’t)
- Three candles for a cosy night in
- Two pairs of warm socks
- The Wellbeing Journal
- Colouring book
- … and pens to colour it in with
- LED fairy lights
I’m making it super easy for you to enter – I just want you to leave me a comment on this post telling me what your favourite cosy winter activity is. Don’t forget to leave your name in the Gleam widget so I can verify your entry, and once you’ve done that, you’ll unlock some extra bonus entry options.
This competition will close at 11.59pm on 11th December 2018, so what are you waiting for? (UK entrants only for this one I’m afraid!)
295 Comments Add yours
For me, there’s nothing better than snuggling up watching a film and working on whatever crochet project I’ve got on the go at the time.
My favourite winter cosy activity has to be those frosted woodland walks with our two little boys and then getting back to a warm home for hot chocolate. I adore Winter xxx
My favourite winter cosy activity is a bracing walk along the beach followed by a hot chocolate with cream and a flake!
Ooh I’ll play! Snuggle under a warm blanket with a tea and a book! After a hot bath or shower.
Hot chocolate and stollen when it’s cold and dark outside
Being cosy with a hot chocolate and fluffy socks while listening to music and reading a good booo
My favourite thing to do as the days get shorter is to snuggle in an armchair with a blanket, a new book and a cup of liquorice and cinnamon tea.
I often save books bought in summer for autumn/winter so I can look forward to them.
My favourite winter activity? On a bright, cold day there’s nothing better than a walk in the frosted countryside. On a day like today, grey, misty, wet, dark by 3pm, nothing better than curling up with a book under a blanket and relaxing.
Sitting by the Yule Log (Netflix), coffee in my favorite mug, reading holiday magazines about Art Journaling, Artful Blogging, and Sift, listening to Christmas nature music (Spotify). Tree lights on, blanket on with a cat on my lap.
Family, Wet weather gear, dog walk then board games with something steaming in a mug (placed on a shelf so the child and dogs do not knock it over)., making suet ball bird food and (fingers crossed) a 10 minute nanna nap with a full belly.
Soo my favourite thing to do is to have all my family round and make hot vegetable pakora with desi chai! (Tea which we brew for ages with flavouring)haha! Sounds unusual but it’s the best. the combination is honestly sooo satisfying. Pakora with tea is really popular in most Asian countries but I sort of wish they had our winter to experience it in the cold. Snuggled up whilst watching it snow outside it’s the best way!
My favorite winter activity is lighting a candle, pulling out my favorite fuzzy blanket, and snuggling with my dog while reading or playing video games.
My favorite winter activity is singling on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa and a good book, or a good movie, or a …anything as long as I’m all snuggled up in a cozy blanket.
Oops that snuggling on the couch.
My favourite thing to do in the winter is to watch a film in front of the fire with family!
mine is snuggling up in a nice fleece blanket with some hot chocolate x
Sitting by the log burner with a good book
wrapping up well and going out for walks
A lovely walk in the cold fresh air and then back to a cosy warm house with a casserole already in the slow cooker.
getting well wrapped up, hot drinks flask to hand and going for a nice long walk through the local forest to get some fresh air
Cosying up on the sofa with a glass of wine and some chocolates
I would have to say family movie time is my favourite cosy winter activity. My husband, my son and a nice blanket, snacks and The Grinch! perfection
Cosy Socks, beautiful candles and a good book by the fire
Walking the dog through the fields on a Frosty winters day.The feel of the hard ground and cold air is totally invigorating ❄️
Watching a film tucked up on the sofa with blankets and a Bailey’s hot chocolate and mince pies!
I love curling up on the sofa with a good book while having my doggy teddy beside me, I just add some homemade cake and hot chocolate for an extra wee bonus
Mt favourite activity is to sit by the log fire and do my cross stitches as they have such lovely design now and i love to watch the pictures develope bit by bit.
Eating hearty meals. I don’t have a working stove at the moment, which is a pest, but I found out recently when Tesco marked some sirloins down to less than a quid that it’s possible to cook steak perfectly in a toaster oven (put oil in a baking tray and use it like a frying pan: it takes slightly longer, but it works).
I enjoy getting back to the house after a cold / wet dog walk and warming up with a cup of tea and blankets!
My favourite activity in Winter is to cuddle up with my partner in front of a hot fire
Mine would be baking! I always tend to bake lots at this time of year ^_^
Movie nights in with my family – pjs on and a takeaway!
I love family pyjama days. We watch movies and play board games. Unfortunately we don’t get the chance to do it as often as we would like to.
I sew in the winter as there’s not much to do in the garden. I make kids clothes to donate to charity, to go to Romania.
Reading or just watching TV with the children in pyjamas
Reading my book in bed, and having a snooze if I fancy it,
I like to wrap myself in a warm blanket, have a large cup of tea and read a good book.
I love to see my chickens on my allotment and then getting myself under a cosy blanket, fire on and a good chick flick
Watching old films in tv.
My favourite winter activity is snuggling up under the giant crochet blanket my mum made for me with a book in one hand and a mint hot chocolate in the other
Pjs on (whatever time of day),snuggled on sofa with my dog,a hot chocolate and a good book.
I love putting on my pyjamas and knitting in front of a good film
knitting and drinking tea
Netflix and chill 😉
Love my faux fur throws!
I love tucking up in a blanket, watching the Christmas tree lights sparkle whilst enjoying a good film! x
We spend a lot of the winter playing board games and doing crafts x
My favourite is snuggling up under a cosy blanket with tea and a good book- bliss
Relaxing in a comfy chair infront of a roaring fire with a good book and relaxing music in the background
snuggl;ing in the lounge watching a good film or draama
Watching some really good films indoors
I love to light candles and watch TV.
Tucked up in bed with hot chocolate watching a boxset
I love a long walk in the country followed by a lovely cuppa in front of the fire.
My favourite winter activity is putting the Christmas decorations up with my son and watching festive films with hotchocolate. A perfect day If you ask me and this hamper sounds absolutely delightful. What a wonderful idea.
Wrapping gifts by the xmas tree and open fire-bliss!
walking along the seafront and or enjoying a real fire
A hot chocolate and a good book in front of the fire.
Got to be cuddling up on the sofa under a blanket with my cat!
Knitting and drinking a cup of spiced tea – perfect!
I like to crash out on the sofa with a fluffy rug and the cats. A glass of Merlot helps but is an occasional treat.
Movie night with the kids all worm and cosy with hot chocolate.
Snuggling on the sofa with our two rescued hounds. A hot chocolate is the icing on the cake, but to be honest, having a dog on either side of you keeping you warm is cosy enough in itself – especially after we’ve all been for a freezing cold walk!
Lighting my fire, putting my feet up with a good film and choccies
A huge hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows, along with a big new book to read.
Heating on, pj’s and dressing gown on, glass of wine and a good book
Relaxing on the sofa, wrapped in a warm blanket, with a good book and some nice chocolates and a warm drink.
Sitting around the fire with the duvet, watching Christmas films and eating lots of snacks!
Snuggling on the sofa watching a film
Hot bath into snuggly pyjamas into bed, hot water bottle, hot chocolate and a good book
Drinking a mug of milky coffee while wrapped in a fleece blanket watching TV
After a long winter walk, returning home to a warm cosy house candles on & having a really relaxed environment to relax chill & read a book
My favourite winter cosy activity is a bracing walk along the beach followed by a hot chocolate
Curling up on the sofa with a blanket and a bottle of wine watching Christmas movies
Just lazing with the mrs on the sofa with a mug of something hot and sweet watching the Xmas tv
Can’t beat sitting in the warm under a blanket with a good book and a glass of wine listening to the wind and rain outside. Unfotunately I work permanent nights so I’m more likely to be out in it trudging to work, which isn’t so enjoyable.
I love to put PJs on with a nice drink and a good film. Makes it even better when the Christmas lights are on.
a ham and mustard sandwich with pickled onions
Watching a good film
I love wrapping presents with the other half while getting tipsy on Baileys
I like to snuggle up with a good book and a cup of tea.
cuddling on the sofa watching festive films
Simply watching a good movie with good food
Chilling out in front of netflix
My favourite winter cosy activity is snuggling under a blanket with a mug of hot chocolate watching a Christmas film x
I just love couch and duvet days with a hot drink
Snuggling up under a blanket on the sofa to watch a film is my favourite cosy winter activity.
Watching my favourite tv series (Prison Break) and drinking hot chocolate whilst snuggled in my fleece blanket on the sofa with the dog
An afternoon on the sofa with a new book and a big bag of crisps.
I like to snuggle under a blanket with a box set.
I love to have a blanket or duvet to huddle under with a loved one – human or four legged !
Huddled under a fleece reading my favourite magazines.
Reading a good book by the fire with a hot chocolate
My favourite activity is snuggling up with my favourite book.
Curling up with either a good book, or a crochet project
Curling up on the sofa with the dogs and a good book
Hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows infront of the fire with Christmas movies
Meditation with a candle
I love sitting around the fire with my family playing Monopoly we all have so much fun.
Love to have a carefree evening with just TV or book and glass of wine
I love cross stitching snuggled a blanket
Snuggling in a comfy chair listening to some music with a purring cat beside me.
i love to stay in and watch movies with a coffee
I love a family walk on a cold sunny day or a cosy day in watching films on a rainy one!
Slow Cooker chicken Curry, our bellies nice and full,
Dave’s got his feet up, enjoying time to chill,
Our comfies on, smellie candles lit, Curtains tightly drawn
And without even trying we’ve got our Hygge on!
I set up camp in the spare bedroom with a audiobook
gotta be christmas film, hochocolate and duvet on the sofa
Snuggling on the sofa with the husband, the cat and a glass of wine reading a good book
Hot chocolate and TV
Getting the log burner going and snuggling up watching a film
There’s nothing better than a few candles, a snuggly blanket and a mug of hot chocolate in Winter. Especially when it’s snowing outside.
Love snuggling under a fleecy throw with a mug of hot chocolate, the fire on and a good crime drama novel
a snuggly blanket, a good book and a cup of hot milky coffee
Curtains shut, candles lit, doing a bit of knitting or crochet snuggled up on a squishy sofa!
Snuggling up on the sofa under a soft blanket with my children to watch a family movie!
I love baking christmas treats with my daughter
I love a walk on the beach and then snuggling on the sofa with a good film
I love snuggling up in front of the log burner with a hot chocolate and a Christmas film.
Curling up and reading
Snuggling under a blanket, with a cup of hot tea
Love to snuggle in bed and watch a good drama 💗💗💗
Going for a wintery walk and then warming up next to the log fire!
My fave is getting out the blankets, cracking open the mulled wine and putting on a Christmas film.
I just love curling up on the sofa in the comfiest of cloths and getting stuck in to a good book
Curling up on the couch, with a snuggly throw, mug of hot chocolate & a dvd.
I love to warm up with a glass of mulled wine after a long winter walk.
Fire on, snuggled under blankets watch films
This time of year is my absolute favourite so I love curling up by the fire with a hot chocolate (with all the trimmings of course) and a good book. I love walking round the neighbourhood looking at people’s Christmas lights and baking all manner of delicious treats.
Reading a book in front of a roaring log fire
Watching Netflix and drinking mulled wine
Definitely going for a walk and then coming home and snuggling up with a film and a hot chocolate x
I like to make homemade soup and bread – a great way to warm up
My favourite activity this time of year is being cuddled up with my family on the sofa watching a good family film on TV
It’s lovely to put on some Christmas music and play a game with the family, mince pies, mulled wine, what’s not to love?!
Hot chocolate by an open fire after a nice walk
Snuggling up on the sofa watching Christmas movies
Snuggling on the sofa with are duvets and hot chocolate watching film’s
We all love watching all the Christmas films on tv,eating mice pies and drinking hat chocolate, with marshmallows of course.
I like to do jigsaw puzzles with the family and keep warm inside.
Snuggling under the duvet with my daughters watching xmas films drinking hot chocolate
Snuggling up at home under my heated blanket with a steaming mug of hot chocolate and a good book.
Snuggling up with the better half in front of a nice film with lots of cups of tea!
Cosying up with hot chocolate, blankets and Christmas Films
My favourite winter cosy activity is snuggling on the sofa with hot chocolate and a good book.
Snuggling up under our blankie together
Love to curl up with my knitting
I love to snuggle up, with the heating on and a good book in my hand.
In my favourite chair, listening to music and doing comps online
Watching films on the tele, eating chocolates out of the tin
A cup of tea and a good book snuggled up in blankets x
Snuggling under a blanket with a good book
siting in front of the tv and watching a film
Scouring the internet for vintage Christmas decorations to add to my already vast collection.
my favourite part of this gift set would be the candles as i love them! they are very relaxing and would be perfect with a nice warm pair of socks and a cup of coffee.
My favourite christmas night in would be watching home alone with my boyfriend under a warm blanket, with a hot chocolate and some celebrations.
Dog walks then cozy up by the fire
This bundle looks dreamy! The perfect way to have a great self care for Winter evenings
love snuggling up on the sofa and binge watching shows
We like to on long walks til our faces hurt then return and sit with hot soup with crusty rolls
Relaxiand watching tv
Mine is getting into bed with a mug of hot chocolate and snuggling under the quilt with something good on the tv!
snuggling under the duvet watching tv
Having a lovely winter walk with my children , then returning home for a hot chocolate and a warm in front of the fire.
making a wreath for the door while listening to music
Snuggling up in front of the fire with my dog
curling up on the sofa with a good book
I love snuggling up by the fire with a good book
Going for walks all wrapped up and then when I get back to the house curled up on the sofa with a blanket and a hot chocolate
Snuggling under a blanket with a good read!
Has to be snuggling up on the sofa to watch a feel good movie.
A nice bubble bath 🙂
A walk followed by hot chocolate!
Reading a good book while snuggling in front of the fire
I love baking gingerbread men 🙂
On a cold winter’s day I like to put my slippers and dressing gown out, put the kettle on, and pamper myself – do my nails, light some festive candles, and watch some cosy films 🙂
Reading by the fire with hot cocoa 🙂
I love snuggling up with a blanket on the couch and watching movies
Love the bright lights
Watching a Christmas film, snuggled up with hot chocolate!
Curling p on the sofa with a fux fur cover and my candles lit
Curling up on the sofa with a blanket and hot chocolate and watch a movie.
I love to snuggle up beside the fireplace with a nice cuppa and lose myself in a good book
Putting on my fleecy PJs and cuddling up with the OH in front of a good movie
I love to snuggle on the sofa with my son at the other end and a blanket covering us, both reading our books and enjoying a good book each.
My minion onesie, fluffy socks, candles, hot chocolate / mulled wine with a few good film 🙂
Lazy day with hubbie under blanket watching 80s films
I like snuggling up on the sofa watching a Christmas film.
Snuggling up watching movies.
a warm bubble bath
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Baking muffins so the whole house smells amazing and cuddling up under a blanket with a steaming cup of tea and a book. The colder it is outside the better it feels!
Snuggling with my wife 🙂 She likes to fall sleep on me.
Decorating the christmas tree!
Decorating the christmas tree!
My favorite thing is snuggling with my daughter’s in our PJs watching a movie
A lovely warm bath with aromatherapy oils in it, then snuggled under the duvet reading a great book.
For it’s a good audio book! I love them!
I like getting into pyjamas and snuggling down in front of the opportunity log fire.
a cosy blanket a glass of wine and a good book on the sofa
Definately sitting by the fire with a cup of tea after a long walk with our dogs on the south downs
snuggly with hubby, room lit with candles in front of a movie
Apart from entering comps I like crochet and drawing and painting
Getting all bundled up and going for a walk in the forest!
Have to say my most favourite winter activity has to be cooking. I much prefer it in the winter as I’m a huge fan of soups and casseroles. I always have my nose in a book looking for something yummy to make.
i love to snuggle under a blanket and read
Hot chocolate when it’s cold out
Snuggling under a blanket with a cup of tea and my children 🎊
Roasting chestnuts on the fire.
I love to colour in my own Christmas cards for friends and family.
Sitting by the fire doing a jigsaw – DULL but i love it!!
When I’m really cold I love a long, hot,scented bath.
Cuddling up on the sofa with a cup of Horlicks and a good movie
Great competition! I love knitting and crocheting 🙂
Baking cakes with my boys
snuggling up with my partner and watching christmas films
I like snuggling up on the sofa doing some knitting or crochet.
Does sleeping count? Lol
I like a glass of bailey’s and a mince pie in front of the fire!
Looks brilliant just what I need on a miserable day
Snuggled up with hot chocolate while watching movies x
Hot chocolate in front of a real fire 🙂
Curling up on the sofa with my cat watching TV
tv and blanket
I would love to snuggle up in front of a log fire watching a movie and drinking hot chocolate.
Snuggled up on the sofa with my partner, watching a movie and drinking hot chocoate.
I like to go for a long run, then have a hot bath then put on my comfy tracksuit and listen to some david bowie 🙂
Snuggle up on the sofa in my PJ’S and watch the soaps!
When the kids all come down and watch a film with me and their dad, love us all curled up, squished in, I live for those evenings! x
I love having a nice Gin and Tonic whilst watching a good film
It would have to be snuggles on the settee with my husband xx
My favourite winter activity is cycling
sitting in front of a real fire with a large glass of wine
Hot water bottle, hot chocolate, and a good Christmas movie….
My favourite winter activity is playing in the snow with my daughter and building snowmen.
for me its cross stitch or other needlework
Hot Chocolate and snuggles in front of fire
Has to be walking round the lake near my house with my toddler and the dog kicking leaves and watching the wildlife
We love to complete a jigsaw puzzle as a family group effort.
Lovely walk with the dogs then snuggle up on the sofa with a hot drink, choccies and watch Xmas tv
A cosy blanket with a good film on the television
For me it’s just relaxing with hot drink
Nothing better than snuggling g under a throw by candle light by the fire watching a box set with a cuppa a biscuit or tow
i make jewellery to sell on my market stalls x
Under the duvet, cup of cocoa and good book.
Snuggling up on the sofa with a warm drink and candles
Snuggled up with a throw watching a film
I love walking in the crisp, cold air, followed by a cup of tea in front of the fire.
Lovely walk along the Pembrokeshire coast then home to a hot chocolate
Face mask, hot chocolate and a movie!
A nice sunny winter walk in the woods
A hot pampering shower, cup of hot chocolate and sitting in front of the tv watching love actually
Taking the dogs out for a walk on a frosty morning, coming back and getting snuggled up under a fleecy blanket with a big cup of cocoa!
I love knitting – especially warm woollen socks in the winter.
stitching in front of the fire
Snuggling up with my babies
Curled up in front of the fire
Watching Christmas films with my children, drinking tea and eating chocolates….. multitasking lol
Reading snuggled up with my blanket… cup of tea would be nice too!
snuggleing up with a hot chocolate watching corrie x
Playing board games with the family & drinking hot chocolate
Decorating the Christmas tree
Easy…😉 I love frosty winters days out walking the doggos and coming home to roaring fire and big bowl of homemade soup-then plonk myself on sofa with movie for the afternoon and I’m happy as a little piglet x
hot coffee with caramel sofa blanket my dog and midsomer murders
Getting out across the fields with my dog Doris,all wrapped up, then coming home to an open fire and large glass of red…heaven !
Last year was our first Christmas with our LO, and we snuggled up and watched The Snowman. Excited to make it a tradition this year.
Sitting in front of our open fire reading a book.
Irish coffee and some home made biscuits , watching old movies …
Snuggling up on the sofa with the kids to watch Christmas films whilst drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows
I love long walks with birdwatching
Getting cosy on the sofa watching a Christmas movie and drinking hot chocolate x
Hot chocolate, fluffy blanket, cats, on the sofa watching a good film
Reading a good book by the fire
Hot chocolate, snuggly blanket band a good movie
Snuggles on the sofa watching all the Christmas films
I love all the baking I get to do for friends and family – and some for myself of course!!
In winter I love making a good home cooked meal of soup and fresh baked bread then curling up by the fire with a good book.
I love cosying up by the fire with a great book and home made soup and fresh bread
I love snuggling up on the sofa, wrapped up in a blanket, watching a christmas movie
watching some movies in bed.
Family board games in front of the fire with hot chocolate and biscuits to dip!
Long walks in the crisp autumn air
I love the cosy evenings with the curtains closed,curled up on the couch with a hot drink & biscuits & watching my favourite tv programmes🙂
Tucked up in bed with the electric blanket listening to music.
Snuggling up on the sofa fire lit mulled wine and a movie
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Relaxing in a hot bubbly bath, with candles and a cup of tea. Either with soft calming music playing or a book at hand!
I like to snuggle up on cosy covers and watch Christmas movies with my daughters xx
I love to snuggle up under cosy covers with my daughters and watch movies together xx
Cosy on the sofa with a really warm blanket and watching a good film! And a cup of tea of course!!
Snuggling on the sofa with my dog and a good book x
Snuggling up on the sofa with my fur kids-Nakoma, my Alaskan Malamute, and Athena, my Maine Coon. We love to watch films together!
laying on my sofa with a blanket, my cat, a good film, a cappuccino and a pce of cake – perfect
Thank you so much. I’m thrilled to be the winner.