Tis’ the season to be jolly! The festive season is upon us, and we know how overwhelming it can be when thinking about where to shop to buy gifts for loved ones. For those visiting or residing in London this Christmas, we’ve got a list of top shops to visit for authentic Scandi gifts and goodies. We’ve sorted the shops into a shop-till-you-drop style day, not forgetting the occasional Fika and snack stop!
1) Totally Swedish – 32 Crawford St, W1H 1LS.
We start in Marylebone; there are an abundance of Scandinavian outlets and eateries if you know where to look! Totally Swedish is the first stop, combining the love of all things Scandi. They sell savoury and sweet festive treats, as well as home accessories. Some of Skandihome’s Swedish rag rugs are sold here, perfect for warming up your toes and floors in the winter chill!
2) Skandium – 86 Marylebone High St, W1U 4QS.
Next stop is super Scandi furniture and home store; Skandium. If you’re looking to really treat you (and your home) this Christmas, then you’ll be spoilt for choice here! Their Christmas stock is in, and we love the variety of Nordic hanging decorations and stocking fillers that make great gifts for family and friends!
3) Nordic Bakery – 37B New Cavendish St, W1G 8JR. – Morning Fika!
It’s never too early or too late for a coffee and pastry. Nordic Bakery is the ideal Fika stop for Scandi shoppers, and on the menu for Christmas are traditional Swedish Glogg (mulled wine) and ginger pepparkakor biscuits!
4) Georg Jensen – 400 Oxford St, W1A 1AB.
Anyone who gets a gift from Georg Jensen will surely be spoilt rotten this Christmas! With a huge array of jewellery and home accessories on offer – there is glitz and glamour aplenty at the jewellery outlet in Selfridges. All the pieces are inspired by Nordic design, so expect timeless, simple and beautiful pieces.
5) Republic of Fritz Hansen – 13-14 Margaret St, W1W 8RN.
Republic of Fritz Hansen is a collation of designers creating beautiful furniture for the modern stylish home. Browse high end designs and wonderful craftsmanship across sofas, chairs, tables and lighting!
6) Scandinavian Kitchen – 61 Great Titchfield St, W1W 7PP. – Final Foodie stop!
Ready to drop? We’ve got one last stop, and yes it’s a foodie one! Visiting Scandinavian Kitchen on Great Titchfield Street is a must, especially if you’re looking for authentic Scandi food! Enjoy some of the best tastes from Scandinavia, and have a rest after a hard day’s shopping!