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Gratitude. This is a heartfelt hygge value that we at My Hygge Home experience every time we package up one of our products. We strongly believe in showing your appreciation to those who have made an impact on your day, week, month or year. From small gestures, to unconditional acts of kindness, we’ve reflected on ways to “gift” thanks.
Firstly, we see gifting not as an act of repayment, but as a gesture of gratitude. For traditional occasions, consider the nature of your relationship to the person in question and the scale of celebration. Gifts for immediate family or close friends should come from the heart, and reflect your own personality. Thoughtfulness is priceless, and being able to share in something sentimental is special.
Saying “thank you for a favour”
Neighbours helped out with your mail and bins whilst your family was away? Pick up a local delight like a special chocolate, or an affordable bottle of wine you tried one night at dinner. Whilst this may seem predictable, the thought is into choosing something with an anecdote you can share, and making the gift feel personal instead of an afterthought. Budget $10-$30.
Saying “I appreciate your effort or care”
Often kid’s teachers, swimming coaches, or a supportive colleague demonstrate amazing acts of kindness in small but frequent ways. Hygge gifts like flowers or a candle are friendly, sweet and guaranteed to make that person smile. Keep the bouquet colourful, your florist can guide you on an arrangement that will be appropriate, and avoid heavy scents for the candle. A card to express your thanks is a welcome accompaniment. Budget $30.
Saying “I value our friendship”
This is the gift where you pass an item and think to yourself, ‘I know who would love this!’. Typically, more personal in nature, this gift is a symbolic gesture expressing closeness with a person by knowing their taste. A stylish coffee table book, cute scarf, gourmet condiment, keychain, or collectable. Really, the shape of the gift is endless because it’s all about the personality of the recipient, but don’t break the bank. This gift can be exchanged over coffee, and we recommend wrapping for the element of surprise. Budget $50.
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