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Winter Holiday "Hygge" Gift Basket

Winter Holiday "Hygge" Gift Basket


Stay well-cared for with this special holiday gift bundle, brimming with comforting and seasonal delights, and embrace the Scandinavian concept of "hygge" with an emphasis on cozy. Purchase the basket contents alone or choose the basket combo and your merchandise will arrive in our lovely Peterboro NWCC basket. 


  • Two NWCC mugs
  • Holiday Card Bundle (6 cards)
  • Willa Cather Candle (design will vary)
  • Tribe Cather Novel Socks
  • Lip Balm Book (flavor will vary)
  • Lotion Bar (scent will vary)
  • Holiday tea towel (design will vary)
  • Edition of December Night
  • Holiday ornament

The basket measures approx.: 14"L x 9"W x 7"H                                                                                          

This February 1913 letter, written to the author's Aunt Franc, included a cozy description of a new Greenwich Village apartment, 5 Bank Street, where Willa Cather and Edith Lewis would live for fifteen years. Cather had just finished writing O Pioneers! and was busying herself settling into a new household:

"At last I have an apartment that is roomy, quiet, and that suits me perfectly. When I came back in January the first month was given over to paperers and painters and furniture dealers. I actually had to write an article for the March number of McClures while the floors were being painted under my feet. But I have taken a good deal of pleasure in fixing the place up, for it is exactly the kind of apartment I have always wanted...I have never before been so happy and comfortable as I am this winter. Probably one reason is that, for the first time in several years, I am perfectly well—well enough to enjoy everything, work and play alike. My office work I have cut exactly in half, and this gives me much more time to write—and to live, for that matter. I wish you and Bessie and Auntie Sister could see my new flat. What do you think of two open fires, one in the dining room and one in the sitting room? I have a snug little study off the sitting room and a comfortable bedroom and bath, a large dining room and a good kitchen. Plenty of sunlight in the two front front rooms. I now own four very beautiful Persian rugs, of which I am very proud."