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The Best Souvenirs to Buy in Stockholm

by Berit Baugher
Svenskt Acorn vase. Photo courtesy of Svenskt Tenn

From specialty boutiques and concept shops to fika houses and museum stores, Scandinavia’s capital of cool is a shopping mecca for aesthetes and design enthusiasts. Bring a piece of Stockholm home with our favorite Swedish souvenirs.

A regular old knife just won’t cut it when you’re dealing with decadent Swedish butter. Stock your utensil drawer with simple wooden knives for a Scandi-chic dinner table. ($5)

The savory, salty treat has just a hint of sweetness and comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, and flavors. ($16)

Made from a cranberry-like fruit, the tart preserve is a traditional accompaniment to Swedish dishes like pancakes and köttbullar (meatballs). ($12)

Swedes love their gummy candies, especially the car-shaped, fruit-flavored marshmallows that have been around since 1953. ($8)

Study up on the clean, simple design that Scandinavia is known for with a stunning coffee table book that does a deep dive on the Nordic design aesthetic. ($36)

Considered one of the happiest place in the world, the Swedish philosophy of moderation, balance, and equality is the new hygge. ($14)

Cut your paper towel use and replace your sponge with one of Sweden’s eco-friendly dishcloths. They can be tossed in the laundry and reused again and again. ($12)

This coloring book is filled with beautiful patterns based on designs by Estrid Ericson, of the legendary Swedish interior design and furniture company Svenskt Tenn, and Austrian designer Josef Frank. ($19)

If there is one thing you'll notice in Sweden, it’s the abundance of greenery inside shops, restaurants, hotels, and homes. The selection ranges from large-scale potted plants to simple glass vases filled with a few leafy sprigs. Order a trio and sprout acorns or display greenery. ($20)

Ideal for sweeping up crumbs and tidying your workplace, the gorgeous horse hair brush with oiled beech handle and dustpan are created by visually impaired craftsmen, a Swedish tradition that continues to this day. ($42)

Notes of fresh soil, deep forests, and campfires make the subtle nature-inspired rollerball scent from born-and-bred Swedish brand Byredo a travel essential. ($78)

The traditional whole rye crisp bread goes nicely with a pat of salty Swedish butter. ($17)

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