Pronounced “hoo-ga” this Danish and Norwegian word cannot be defined by one word, but rather the feeling you get when you are comfy and cozy and enjoying the simple things of life.

We could all use some extra comfy cozy this year! Embrace this feeling by creating your own “hygge” environment with products from local, Fort Wayne businesses.

Vera Bradley Cozy Life Collection
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Vera Bradley Cozy Collection

Nothing says cozy like the Cozy Life collection from local superstar, Vera Bradley. From plush blankets and slippers, to robes and cold weather apparel, you’ll be comfy and toasty all season long.

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Heavenly Bliss Staged

At-Home Spa Day

Treat yourself to a luxurious bath and pampering session with products made here in Fort Wayne by Heavenly Bliss Creations. Try the Stress Relief Targeted Bath Soak, Organic Body Scrub, Peaches and Cream Soap & Lotion, and Organic Body Butter. Find them all from the Visitors Center’s online store. Follow up your spa session by curling up in your Cozy Collection blanket or bath robe & slippers!

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Cedar Creek Candles

Take a Deep Breath of Locally Made Candles

Warm up your atmosphere with a locally-made candle in a seasonal fragrance. Shop the Visitors Center’s online store and find Cedar Creek Candles in scents like North Pole, Farmhouse Kitchen (baked apple bread and warm cinnamon & vanilla), Apple Bourbon Barrel, and more. Each candle is crafted in small batches, using only Indiana-grown soy wax, premium fragrances oil, and cotton wicks.

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Enjoy a Seasonal Brew

Pickup a seasonal brew to try from these local Fort Wayne breweries and sip on something seasonal while you enjoy your cozy night in. If you prefer wine, Two EE’s Winery has you covered with wine slushee pouches to-go!

DeBrand Hot Chocolate

DIY DeBrand Hot Chocolate

Make your own divine, chocolaty drink with DeBrand Chocolate’s melting discs (the same ones they use in the store to make their decadent hot chocolates). Order online, or pickup at one of their four Fort Wayne locations!

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House to Home Christmas Window
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Decor to Cozy Up To

Don't forget to surround yourself with cozy decor, like these throw pillows and many other unique and modern pieces from House to Home. Shop online, or visit their location at The Landing on Columbia Street in downtown Fort Wayne.

Find other unique decor, winter apparel, and other items to complete your hygge environment from the many local, Fort Wayne shops, boutiques, and talented artisans. Find the full list of businesses here on our boutiques page. 

Holiday tip: Bundle these items together for a warm and thoughtful hygge gift package!