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Have Yourself a Very Hygge Valentine’s Day

Have Yourself a Very Hygge Valentine’s Day will help you create the perfect day for you and your loved one. Hygge is a Danish word that means cozy experiences, and adding more to your life is always a good thing.

If you’re looking for more Valentine’s Day ideas, Valentine Week: 7 Days of Ideas and Valentine’s Day Heart Shaped Meatloaf will give you some ideas.

Hygge Valentine's Day Photo - Red Mittens with Heart-Shaped Marshmallows in a Mug
Have a Hygge Valentine’s Day

“For it was into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.”

Judy Garland

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How do you pronounce Hygge?

Hygge is not pronounced the way you think it is. “Hoo-gah” is the correct way to say it. If you want even more clarification, Youtube videos that will help you out. Here’s one that nails it!

Where did Hygge originate?

The word hygge originally came from Norway.  Its translation loosely meant well-being.  The Danish adopted the word as their own, and embody the hygge lifestyle. Danes are among the happiest people in the world, and attribute their happiness partly to hygge.

What is Hygge?

Hygge cannot be summarized in just a word or even a sentence.  The best way I can describe it is an outlook on life that focuses on simple pleasures and taking the time to cultivate more of them in your life.

It’s when you give your body, mind, and spirit a rest and enjoy the good things in life, like a sunrise or sunset, reading a book in front of a crackling fire, taking the time to savor a delicious mug of gourmet tea, and spending time with friends and family in a comfortable setting.

What is a Hygge Lifestyle? 

Instead of living your life on autopilot, hygge is a way of life that makes sure you live your life in a way that brings deep contentment to your soul.

Sometimes the outer things in life (money, power, achievements) aren’t the things that will make us happy.  A hygge life encourages us to look at what truly brings us joy and make sure we include those things in our days.

Finding that balance between getting things done and learning to schedule downtime is what we all need to live happy-centered days.

Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to create new happy memories. It’s the time you take to celebrate the life you’ve created together as a couple, so make it a special day.

Here are ways to Have Yourself a Very Hygge Valentine’s Day:

1) Hollywood Glamour

Hygge Valentine's Day Hollywood Movies - Vintage Movie Projector
Hygge Valentine’s Day – Hollywood Glamour

Old Hollywood did romance right back in the day. Have a movie marathon with your sweetie watching old romantic movies back to back. Make sure you have snacks prepared and have Chinese take-out for lunch.

Rate each movie separately and see how you compare at the end of the day. Recreate a scene in a few of the films, just for fun!

2) Chocolate Party

Valentine's Day Hygge Chocolate Party - Chocolate Cake with Sprinkles and Fairy Lights
Hygge Valentine’s Day – Chocolate Party

Invite other couples you know over for a chocolate potluck party. You provide the meal, and each pair brings their favorite chocolate dessert.

3) Love Jar

Hygge Valentine's Day Love Notes - Jar of Rolled Notes and Heart-Shaped Sucker
Hygge Valentine’s Day – Love Jar

Create a love jar as a gift to the one that makes your heart go pitter-patter.

Get a large glass jar and pink paper. Cut up the pink paper into strips. Write a favorite memory with them on each slip, pen the qualities you love about them, or write down ideas of future things you want to do together.

Tie a ribbon at the top of the jar and label it “You and Me – A Love Story.”

4) Bubble Bath for Two

Hygge Valentine's Day Rose Petal Bubble Bath
Hygge Valentine’s Day – Bubble Bath

Deck out the bathroom with fairy lights, candles, soft plush towels, and scented bubble bath soap. Read each other poetry in the flickering light.

5) Morning, Noon, and Night

Cozy Valentine's Day Breakfast - Granola served in a heart-shaped bowl
Hygge Valentine’s Day – Morning, Noon, & Night

Divide up the day into three periods and make each section a tribute to cozy.

Morning.  Bring him breakfast in bed and join him for a leisure morning spending time together.

Lunch.  Restaurants are less crowded for lunch on Valentine’s Day, so find a quaint out-of-the-way cozy spot and enjoy the surrounding area for the rest of the day.

Night.  Pick up take-out and only order a variety of appetizers.  Find a romantic spot to people-watch from your car.

6) Fireplace Picnic

Hygge Valentine's Day Fireplace Picnic - Two wine glasses touching in front of a fireplace
Hygge Valentine’s Day – Fireplace Picnic

Lay down a blanket in front of the fireplace and cook your entire meal in the fire. Plan your dream life together and what adventures you want to experience.

I love having Cheese Fondue or Chocolate Fondue in front of the fire. Planning on what you’re going to dip in cheese fondue and chocolate fondue is part of the fun!

7) Photoshoot

Hygge Valentine's Day Photoshoot - A couple kissing behind a heart-shaped balloon.
Hygge Valentine’s Day – Photoshoot

Spend the entire day together exploring every nook and cranny of your town. Capture the day with pictures, and bring fun Valentine’s Day props. Ideas include a large red heart, a top hat for him and a crown for her.

You might want to take a picture of are a sunrise, sunset, swinging in swings, hiking together, throwing snowballs, the meals you ate, and historic sites.

8) Train Ride

Hygge Valentine's Day Train Station - Train Station in Whitefish, Montana
Hygge Valentine’s Day – Train Ride

Take a train ride to a nearby town or city with no agenda. Let fate decide which town you’ll be going by putting all the locations in a hat and drawing your adventure.

When you arrive in town, go to the nearest store and ask for a restaurant recommendation – that’s where you’ll have lunch. Ask a stranger in the street for a must-see in town, and that’s where you’ll go next.

You’ll have a one-of-a-kind experience that will not be soon forgotten.

9) Jazz Club

Hygge Valentine's Day Jazz Club - a close-up photo of a microphone
Hygge Valentine’s Day – Jazz Club

Do something that is out of your comfort zone.

If you never get a chance to see live music, make it a reality by booking yourselves to spend the evening at a jazz club. It’s a smooth and sultry experience that will bring fond memories for years.

10) Cozy Cabin

Cozy Valentine Day Ideas Cabin in Snow
Hygge Valentine’s Day – Cozy Cabin

Book a cabin in the woods for the weekend. No phones, no television, no other electronics. Take this time to reconnect.

11) Scavenger Hunt

Hygge Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt - an old magnifying glass on top of a vintage map
Hygge Valentine’s Day – Scavenger Hunt

Create a fun scavenger hunt for your loved one.  Place the clues throughout the house and give treats for every puzzle they solve.

12) Board Game Tournament

Hygge Valentine's Day Board Games - close-up photo of a Chess Game
Hygge Valentine’s Day – Board Games

Spend the entire day in your pajamas and start your board game tournament in the morning.

For food, make dishes you had when you were kids, pancakes for breakfast, grilled cheese and tomato soup for lunch, and pizza for dinner. Let the games begin!

13) Dream Life

Hygge Valentine's Day - Road Map to Your Future - Red darts on a map
Hygge Valentine’s Day – Dream Life

Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to plan the dream life you want to have together. It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting the journey or have been married for 30 years.

There are things you both want to experience and create, so use this day to map out the road that will get you there.

14) Snow signals

Cozy Valentine's Day Heart in Snow
Hygge Valentine’s Day – Snow Signals

Make snow angels. Write love letters to each other in the snow. Stamp out hearts with your footprints. You get the picture.

15) Best places

Hygge Valentine's Day Kissing Spots - photo of the definition of the word "kiss"
Hygge Valentine’s Day – Best Places to Kiss

Find out where the top 10 most romantic places to kiss are in your town, and make a stop at each one.

We’ve reached the end of Have Yourself a Hygge Valentine’s Day. I hope you enjoyed the ideas.

Let me know in the comments below how you like to spend your day.

For more ideas on romance – check out this book: 2002 Romantic Ideas 

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Kelly S

Monday 10th of January 2022

Sweet ideas! Romance never goes out of style- love your take on it. The simplest times are the best! Thanks for the reminder.


Tuesday 11th of January 2022

Thank you so much Kelly!


Tuesday 23rd of January 2018

These are really cute ideas, and I like that you can make a adventure out of most of them!


Tuesday 23rd of January 2018

Thank you so much for writing in Pamela! Yes, if we create adventures life would be much more interesting! Kelly


Sunday 21st of January 2018

I love these ideas. I'm going to do the love jar and the fireside picnic for my family. They will love that.

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