If you want to return from Denmark with souvenirs for friends and family, Copenhagen is the best city to get them. The following souvenirs are all high quality, and many are also easy on the wallet.
Some of the most popular souvenirs are figurines. These lovely sculptures will delight all ages and are quite affordable. They come in a variety of forms, each representing a unique aspect of rich Danish culture.
The most famous figurine that everyone scrambles for is the Little Mermaid sculpture resting in the harbor of Copenhagen. This lovely sculpture, commemorating the famous tale by Hans Christian Andersen, is a prominent symbol of Denmark's rich history.
Traditional Danish Craftsmanship
Danish craftsmen design and construct furniture, ceramics, and knitted goods that are well worth taking home. For instance, Copenhagen is the font of the famous Danish chairs, which have left a mark all over the world for their beauty and distinct design. There is also wonderful kitchenware made from long-lasting porcelain, especially the famous Royal Copenhagen china. Available items include bowls, tea sets, very delicate cups, mugs, and lovely Danish dishes that can give any kitchen or living room a stunning and unique look. Have the shop carefully wrap and box your breakable crafts, then travel with them in your carry-on luggage to ensure their safety.
For the more budget-conscious traveler, a lovely souvenir from Copenhagen would be a locally-made scarf, knitted in Denmark's traditional colors. Scarves can carry different messages or symbols of Denmark's history and are generally lightweight. Also available are the sturdier scarves that are worn during the cold seasons.
If your loved ones are accessory fans, Viking jewelry is a great gift to bring home from Copenhagen. This type of jewelry has a long history and comes in a number of distinct varieties, like the Thor's hammer or serpent shapes for necklaces. This unique local jewelry is available in nearly every jewelry shop in Copenhagen, and, as such, is easy to find.
Chocolates and Other Treats
Also, you can't (or shouldn't!) leave the city of Copenhagen without buying some chocolate for the folks at home. It's a wonderful surprise and makes for a unique souvenir. Danish chocolates are among the most delicious in the entire world, and Copenhagen is blessed with plenty of well-trained chocolatiers.
If you prefer snacks to knickknacks, returning from Copenhagen without some Flodeboller would be very unfair to your friends and family! Flodeboller are sweet and small balls made from marshmallow and enclosed in chocolate. They rest on a cookie base. You should buy sweets and candies as late as possible to make sure they're still fresh when you get home. In fact, you can easily get them at the airport before departing.