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Embrace the Hygge: Ways to Get Cozy this Winter

Cozy Up and Get Hygge with it in Oxford

Hygge (pronounced 'hoo-ga') is a Danish word that speaks to 'a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being'. It typically combines the beauty of a wintery day followed up by a cozy activity like snuggling with a good book under fluffy blankets or by a roaring fire.

We have some ideas on how you can embrace hygge this January. 

Skip ahead:

Enjoy a beautiful winter walk

Where: Check out the Roth Park South Shore TrailLawson Nature Tract or the Oxford Thames River Trail.

beachville trail head

They say there's no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing. So get out there!

Winter is a season meant to be embraced in all its beautiful, snowy glory. A brisk winter walk on a crisp day is the perfect way to get your daily dose of Vitamin D. Oxford is home to some beautiful trails just waiting to be explored so consider checking one of them out! 

A Jigsaw Puzzle + Craft Brew

Where to get the puzzle: Patina's (Available Online)
Where to get the craft beer: Ramblin' Road Brewery Farm in La Salette or Upper Thames Brewing Company in Woodstock

jigsaw buzzle stock image

Puzzles! Slow down, turn some tunes on, and focus in. If you need some new ones to work on, consider checking out a wonderful selection from Patina's Gifts of Art & Craft. They also have board games, jewelry, pottery and so much more.

Pair it up with a delicious craft beer from Ramblin' Road Brewery Farm or Upper Thames Brewing Company and it's a match made in heaven. Now grab those comfy socks and snuggle up for the evening. 

A Relaxing Yoga Class

Where: The Indigo Lounge

kelly doing yoga

Connect with yourself and others with a yoga class at The Indigo Lounge. This Tillsonburg-based studio offers all kinds of classes from gentle yoga to yin yoga, fusion yoga and so much more. Check their schedule ahead of your visit and make time to stay for a bite at the eatery.

Date Night In with Takeout

Where: Order takeout and enjoy a date night in, courtesy of one of Oxford County's best local restaurants.

pho binh thanh counter, chef adding some last minute touches

A night in doesn't have to be elaborate to be enjoyable. Loads of Oxford County's best restaurants are offer delivery and takeout options to be enjoyed from the comfort of your couch or hotel room.

Browse our Oxford restaurants online for a tasty meal (choose from fine dining to burger joints and more). Then cozy up with a good movie and enjoy. 

Get Your Fondue On

How:  The Wine Cellar and Cheese Shop sells mini kits and the cheese you need to make your ooey-gooey dreams come true.

gunns hill fondue pot

Grab your cheese-lovin' friends because it's fondue night (no worries if you're solo- more for you!). The Wine Cellar & Cheese Shop in Ingersoll is home to a mouthwatering selection of artisan cheeses from Oxford County, other parts of Ontario and abroad.

Ask them to pair up some delicious cheese with one of their personal-sized fondue sets (or raclette sets for that matter) and enjoy a cheesy evening in. You'll love dipping crusty bread, apples, potatoes, even bacon! The world is your fondue pot and there's something oh-so-Scandinavian about enjoying a big bowl of hot cheese. 

Spoil Yourself with a Spa Night

How: Order some relaxing skincare treatments from Wild Comfort Body Care online or visit an Oxford Spa

wild comfort body care gift box

The spa is an integral part of Scandinavian culture and Wild Comfort Body Care can help you tap into it at home. Shop online for a luxurious and simple selection of skin and hair care products with simple, mostly natural ingredients. From their facial serums and masks to lotion bars, body butter and more- there's something forever. Select a few products you'd like or purchase one of their curated gift packages.

Unwind at one of two Nordic Spas in Oxford, each with their unique features and vibes. Book your Wintery plunge at Terra Nova Nordic Spa near Woodstock or Wave Nordic Spa near Tillsonburg.

Getting Cozy

So there you have it! Fool-proof ways to get cozy and get hygge with it this January. 


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