6 Great Scandinavian Gifts & Souvenirs


Looking to bring something back from your trip or a great gift for a Scandinavia fan? Here are six great ideas for Scandinavian gifts and souvenirs from Scandinavia. These unique ideas range from some neat practical gifts to Scandinavian crafts and typical Scandinavian toys.

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    The #1 Scandinavian gift? Take a look around. You see people wearing clogs all over Scandinavia, and it is here that the clog has been made popular and comfortable enough for daily wear. Today, Scandinavian clogs come in all shapes and sizes and are available in various materials, from soft rubber to the traditional wooden clog. A popular brand for Scandinavian clogs is Dansko, which was founded in Denmark.
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    Another very popular Scandinavian gift is a real Norwegian sweater, which travelers can find all over Scandinavia. If you want to order online, look for Norwegian sweaters from Selbu and Dale of Norway. Both sell Norwegian sweaters made with great materials and quality from an authentic Norwegian company. Norwegian sweaters are cozy and warm and come in various styles and sizes.

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    While originating in Scandinavia, angel chimes have made their way around the world and are now available in many places at low prices. The heat from the candles turns the top of the chimes, and the angles move across the small bells attached, making a beautiful - but subtle - tinkling sound. This Scandinavian holiday decoration involves no electricity but lots of tradition and ambiance instead.
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    A Dala Horse is a unique Scandinavian gift inspired by Swedish handicraft. If you don't have the option of picking up your own Dala Horse in Sweden, you can find them online as well. They are even available in chocolate!

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    Local Scandinavian Artwork

    Djurgarden Island, Stockholm, Sweden
    ••• Djurgarden Island, Stockholm, Sweden. Getty

    Shopping locally? Look for design and artwork items. The Scandinavian functionalist artwork style, with its clean lines and colors, dates back to architect Gunnar Asplund and the 1930s. If you happen to visit Stockholm, here are the best local artwork and design stores in the Stockholm area...

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    Tobacco Pipe in Denmark
    ••• Tobacco Pipe in Denmark. © Bisgaard Pipes

    Yes, even tobacco is a typical Scandinavian gift—but make sure the recipient likes chewing tobacco or uses a pipe. Chewing tobacco is very popular in Scandinavia, and so are pipes. Plus, they're not expensive gifts. Tobacco lovers even buy these as gifts to themselves while in Scandinavia.