The Little Book of Hygge
Denmark is often said to be the happiest country in the world. That's down to one thing: hygge.

'Hygge has been translated as everything from the art of creating intimacy to cosiness of the soul to taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things. My personal favourite is cocoa by candlelight...'

You know hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends. It is those crisp blue mornings when the light through your window is just right.

Who better than Meik Wiking to be your guide to all things hygge? Meik is CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and has spent years studying the magic of Danish life. In this beautiful, inspiring book he will help you be more hygge: from picking the right lighting and planning a dinner party through to creating an emergency hygge kit and even how to dress.

Meik Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. He is committed to finding out what makes people happy and has concluded that hygge is the magic ingredient that makes Danes the happiest nation in the world.

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The Little Book of Hygge Reviews

  • Léa
    Jan 21, 2017


    Un livre sympathique et très bien fait qui nous explique parfaitement en quelques pages ce qu'est la philosophie hygge (que j'ai énormément de mal à prononcer correctement !). Les touches d'humour de l'auteur apporte un grand plus. Je le conseille fortement à toutes les ...

  • Beth Anne
    Jan 20, 2017

    Beth Anne

    while some of the ideas of hygge made me laugh...all this book made me want to do was light a candle, curl up and eat cake. if that doesn't sound good to you then hygge off. ...

  • A Kav
    Jan 20, 2017

    A Kav

    Enjoyed reading this so much!! ...

  • Staci
    Jan 19, 2017


    Love it. More than just a book on how to bring more coziness into your life, Wiking studies happiness for a living, and explains what makes people happy. Really delightful illustrations, too. ...

  • Laura
    Jan 17, 2017


    The author is a researcher and his book makes frequent use of graphs, charts, poll results and definitions. There are some explanations, a few recipes and a good bit of what constitutes Danish living. It's light reading, and I can tell you the number one element of hygge: candles. Seri...

  • Nicole
    Jan 17, 2017


    I am here for a hygge lifestyle, which is why I pre-ordered this book even though self-help/lifestyle books are outside my typical reading. For the most part, this book was fine. It explains hygge and provides examples and suggestions for how to incorporate hygge into your life. Great,...

  • Sarah Marsden
    Jan 12, 2017

    Sarah Marsden

    A good introduction to hygge. Many (myself included) have deemed it to be the latest fad – which it may well prove to be. But, for me, finding personal happiness and a sense of security amongst the happenings and expectations of daily life lies in hygge. ...

  • Chloé Murray
    Jan 11, 2017

    Chloé Murray

    Such a wonderful experience reading this. The author has a great sense of humour which shines through, I loved all the beautiful photography throughout & I'm definitely hoping to incorporate Hygge into my everyday life! ...

  • Vanessa
    Jan 9, 2017


    4.5 stars. This book made me so incredibly happy while reading it. The phenomenon and idea of hygge is something that appeals to my very soul, and it is something that I want to try and implement far more in my life than I already am. As my main resolution for this year is to stay happ...

  • Kristina
    Jan 8, 2017


    While this book didn't teach me much, it was a reminder of how to enjoy simple things in life, like sitting in front of the fireplace and playing boardgames with my friends or cozying up with a blanket and a good book. It also inspired me to buy three new candles into my bedroom. The b...