Finnish up Your Shopping List: Best Holiday Gifts from Finland

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Not sure what to get for friends and family this holiday season? Take a step outside the ordinary this year with distinct gifts from the wintry land of snow and reindeer with FinnStyle.

Block lamp designed by Harri Koskinen.

Block lamp designed by Harri Koskinen.

Finland is known for their high-quality, handcrafted goods. FinnStyle has a lot of unique Finnish gifts for loved ones this season.

Form follows function and fashion with minimalist teacups ($24.95) and cake servers ($17.95-$44.95) from Finnish company Magisso. For the fashion conscious chef in the family, there’s a wide variety of aprons and oven mitts. Whether looking for one, the other, or the whole matching set, Marimekko aprons and oven mitts ($19.00-$43.00) are designed to protect from the elements in the kitchen.

Spruce up house and home with a variety of Finnish household goods. Designed by Heikki Orvola, the Kivi candle holders by iittala ($15.00-$50.00 each), are available in a variety of colors and make a great last minute gift. Marimekko throw pillows ($34.00-$109.00) are comfortable home accents featuring designs from famous Finnish artists. Popular since their creation in 1996, block lamps ($69.00-$129.00) have been featured in the New York Collection of the Museum of Modern Art since 2000.

Finland offers unique gifts for stocking stuffers, too. For mom, try traditional Finnish Kalevala jewelry ($37.00-$240.00) modeled after archaeologist discovered jewelry of the ancient Iron Age. Dads will love the Marimekko bathrobe ($155.00) made from 100% terry cloth cotton, featuring a bold striped pattern designed by Fujiwo Ishimoto. For the kids, playful Moomin characters are great ($5.99-$85.00)—there are comic books, blankets, pillows, and serving trays adorned with Tove Jansson’s popular Moomin and friends. Fazer has been making Finnish confectionaries ($4.50-$15.50) since the 1800s, these customary chocolates and gummy candies are a great gift for any age. From home décor to clothes and more, gifts from Finland make a great addition this holiday season.

About FinnStyle:
FinnStyle, headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, is one of the largest retailers of modern Finnish design goods in the United States. FinnStyle's wide selection of products includes home décor, glassware, fabrics, clothing, jewelry, gifts and furniture from many popular and well-known brands in Finnish design such as Iittala, Marimekko, Artek, Magisso, Tonfisk and Kalevala.

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