the hygge holiday gift guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. until you’re stuck trying to figure out what gifts to get everyone last minute.

We’ve got some incredible folks in the hygge fam who create very cool things that would make the perfect gifts for just about anyone you’re looking to buy for: a family member, friend, coworker or a Secret Santa recipient you’ve never met. Grab your hot cocoa and settle in to see what our fam has to offer:

Give the gift of learning with SkillPop

If you’ve never taken a SkillPop class, you’re truly missing out. The Charlotte startup offers pop up classes throughout the city (as well as in Greenville, Atlanta, Nashville, Raleigh and Lake Norman) on just about anything you could imagine. Go for something fun, like watercolor holiday cards or hand lettering, or you can gift a more practical class, like how to monetize your blog or sales 101. SkillPop also has the option to gift someone a class through a gift card so you can let your loved one choose what works for them. They’ve also got beginner’s guides for some of their classes on sale. Head here to check it out.

Give the gift of warm, stylish feet with Boardroom Socks

“One can never have enough socks,” said the great Albus Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.” So, don’t make your loved ones feel like Dumbledore. Boardroom Socks is a North Carolina-based family business that works out of hygge, and their dress socks are top notch. Perfect for a special guy in your life, your dad, or maybe your boss who’s from the south and thinks shoes with no socks is cool (it’s not, people. it’s not). Plus, these babies last forever and don’t wear out on the heel or toe like most do. Click here to see all the cool designs they offer.

Give the gift of delicious food and Charlotte exploration with FEAST Food Tours and Culinary Events

FEAST Food Tours and Culinary Events helps folks get into different neighborhoods in Charlotte and try out restaurants they’ve maybe never been to before. These tours go way beyond walking around and trying food, though. At each stop you get some of the inside scoop from the people who run the restaurants, so you get an in depth look into their business model, ideals, and how the food is made. The local startup offers gift certificates so you can give an incredibly cool experience to someone and they can choose the best tour and date for them to attend. If you’re interested, click here.

Give the gift of… well, everything with The Artsy Box.

These fun boxes are great gift options for just about anyone, including coworkers or business clients you want to wow with your generous spirit. The Artsy Box creates curated boxes full of fun that you can have shipped right to the recipient. They have a full holiday line with boxes that include pour over supplies for coffee lovers, candied nuts and candles for a cozy vibe, a self-care box with bath salts and face masks and so much more. Check out the breadth of options offered here.

Give the gift of caffeine through any of our coffee partners

Ain’t nothing like a bag of beans for the holidays ☕️ We have the pleasure of working with Hex Coffee, Pure Intentions Coffee, Enderly Coffee Co. and Not Just Coffee to provide our members with some of the best damn brews in the city. Each of these local shops has bags of coffee for sale + really cool merch you can get a coffee lover in your life – just click the shop name above to see what they’ve got.

Give the gift of dog care with Skipper

This is perfect for any dog lover in your life, especially one with a busy work schedule. Skipper will come by your house, take your pup for a walk, play with them, give them a ton of pets and belly rubs and sends you pictures of it all so you can feel like you’re right there with your fur baby. They have gift card options for all different levels of play and visits – click here to check it out.

Give the gift of reading with Raven Solomon

We are so proud of keynote speaker and entrepreneur Raven Solomon for publishing her first book this year. Leading Your Parents is the perfect book for any young directors, managers, office rulers or entrepreneurs who may be working with multigenerational teams. It’s a great read, and Raven is offering a major discount for the holiday season! Use the code “CHRISTMAS” for 20% off your order and free shipping! Get it here.

Give the gift of gorgeous, handmade jewelry with Quad Espresso

Located in Not Just Coffee’s Jay Street space, Quad Espresso Jewelry is absolutely stunning in the most simple, understated way. Owner Jennifer Falcon puts so much love into every piece she makes by hand, and her time and dedication shows. She says it best on her site: Quad Espresso Jewelry is simple and minimal; power and grace; confidence and graciousness. Because you are each of those. And we’re on this journey with you. Click here to see what she’s got.

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