What’s cottagecore? It’s the internet aesthetic that defines 2020; a nostalgic, escapist mood described by the New York Times as a “calming ethos for our febrile moment”. It’s prairie dresses and baking, cute tiny animals and sprawling wild gardens; a vibe that appears on carefully curated Instagram mood boards and TikTok.
“It is Beatrix Potter, The Secret Garden, Miss Honey from Matilda, the Shire,” writes Vox, in a piece that also explores cottagecore’s queer connections.
Sound like someone you know? These whimsical nature-inspired Christmas gift ideas are ideal for those who hunger for a slow, harmonious country life - but aren’t ready to give up their constantly connected city lifestyles.