Top gifts and souvenirs from Helsinki

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Whether you’re looking for a memory from Helsinki for yourself or something to give as a gift, we got you covered. From vegan craft chocolate to zero-waste cosmetics, woollen socks, silk scarves, and local coffee, there is a lot to choose from in many price ranges. Most of the products can be found in street-front shops or department stores in the city centre.

Under 20 €

Reflector

Reflectors are a cheap form of insurance that have become a modern design classic. Reflectors that attach to your clothes or bag are a Finnish invention. Basic reflectors are sold by the cash register in most supermarkets; design reflectors are sold at such boutiques as Muumi, Ivana Helsinki and Marimekko.

METTÄ Nordic food products

Wild berries, natural herbs and mushrooms picked in Finland and packed in 100% compostable bags straight from the cleanest forests in the world. No additives or preservatives. Available at such shops as Muji and Ruohonjuuri.

Goodio vegan craft chocolate

Goodio chocolate is handmade in Helsinki from premium quality, organic, raw and primarily wild ingredients. Flavours include sweet licorice, wild blueberry, coconut and cranberry. Goodio chocolate is sold at Ruohonjuuri and many food shops and department stores.

Beeswax lip balm by Pesosen mehiläistarha

This natural lip balm is a natural Finnish product with no additives. It is made from beeswax, ecologically produced cocoa butter, lemon oil and organic grapeseed oil. You can find it at Ruohonjuuri.

Xylitol pastilles and chewing gum

Xylitol is a Finnish invention that has been used to sweeten pastilles and chewing gum for decade. It is even given to kids in Finnish kindergartens to care for their teeth. Xylitol products can be purchased just about everywhere in Helsinki.

Kehvola Design postcards, posters and calendars

Veera Kehvola and Timo Mänttäri have designed a unique selection of paper products that are made in Finland. You can find them at the Nide bookstore or order them online. If you visit the charming Puu-Vallila wooden house district, stop into the Kehvola Design boutique at Vallilantie 21 (opening hours vary) or order from their online shop.

Kaurilan Sauna natural zero-waste cosmetics

Kaurilan Sauna makes handmade zero-waste natural cosmetics and premium sauna products, including vegan options. Try their shampoo bars and deodorant creams. You can find them at Ruohonjuuri and Nudge.

Local coffee from the Helsinki Coffee Roastery

Finns drink more coffee more than other nation in the world – more than 10 kilos of roasted coffee per person a year. You can purchase locally roasted coffee from the Helsinki Coffee Roastery’s own coffee bars at Päijänteentie 29 in Vallila and Työpajankatu 2 at Teurastamo.

Saimaannorppa towels by Lapuan Kankurit

Lapuan Kankurit is a weaving mill that has promote natural materials and sustainable development for over 100 years. Its roots are deep in Finnish know-how and textile traditions. These days, the company is known for its premium linen and wool products, which it makes at its original weaving mill in Ostrobothnia. It has its own shop on Katariinankatu, but you can also find its products in department stores. When you buy its Saimaannorppa towels, a portion of the proceeds is donated to the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation.

Lapuan Kankurit Store & Studio Helsingissä
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Under 50 €

Pure Waste t-shirts and hoodies

Pure Waste sells ecologically sustainable clothing and accessories for women and men. Its clothing is made from ecologically sustainable and premium quality 100% recycled materials. Its print t-shirts are adorned with beagles, owls and seals.

Ceramic milk carton by Lokal

Lokal is a concept store on Annankatu that is home to independent Finnish art, design and craft. The timeless product assortment promotes handmade items produced in small numbers. Its clean white ceramic milk carton is a modern classic that is available in three sizes.

Natural cosmetics and jewellery by Nudge

Nudge is an ecological and ethical lifestyle store that promotes sustainable choices and a good mood. Its products include alternative clothing, accessories, jewellery, gifts and natural cosmetics.

Woollen socks from the Helsinki Woollen Sock Factory

The Helsinki Woollen Sock Factory singlehandedly continues the tradition of the Finnish woollen sock industry. The factory combines traditional industrial knitting machines with precise handicraft labour while striving to maintain a balanced and stress-free work environment. Its high-quality woollen socks can be purchased in Helsinki from the Helsinki City Museum and Partioaita.

Helsingin villasukkatehdas: lammas ja villasukat
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Under 100 €

Pihka earrings by Lovia

Pihka means resin, the golden potion of an age-old pine tree, which has inspired a range of earrings by Lovia. Each model is unique and has been 3D modelled from a genuine pinecone. Pihka earrings represent the best of Finnish design and can be purchased from the Lovia concept store at Fredrikinkatu 18.

Eira jewellery by Kalevala Koru

Eira is part of the Made in Helsinki collection celebrating World Design Capital Helsinki 2012. These pieces are inspired by the heart motifs found on a building located in the Eira district. Kalevala Koru uses 100% recycled gold, and its entire supply chain from the diamond mine to the consumer is responsible. The company is active in charity projects supporting women and children in particular. 

Felt-lined birch bark shoes

Traditional Finnish birch bark shoes are now available with cosy felt lining to warm your feet. You can purchase these felt-lined birch bark shoes made in Kuopio from the tiny Salakauppa shop at Postikatu 1.

Stella Pouch Bag from LUMI Supermarket

LUMI is a premium Finnish accessories brand whose award-winning products are sold already in 25 countries. The Stella Pouch Bag is made from vegetable-tanned leather and is the perfect size for your phone and purse. 

Over 100 € 

Cashmere knitwear by Arela

High-quality materials, considered colours and effortless elegance are the outstanding design elements of Finnish brand Arela. The company uses only 100% decomposable natural materials that withstand washing and wear, and all its clothing is ecologically made.

Silk scarves by Klaus Haapaniemi

Klaus Haapaniemi is considered one of the most important illustrators and designers of the new generation. For example, he has designed Taika tableware for Iittala, clothing and interior textiles, and even public spaces. Haapaniemi’s mystical silk scarves feature bats and spiders among the flowers. You can find his designs at Kämp Garden.

Brim hats by éN hats

éN hats handmakes soft and high-quality brim hats in Helsinki at its studio on Korkeavuorenkatu. Its line of brim hats for men and women are trendy and minimalistic, and they are available in a wide range of colours. They are also ecological and responsibly made.

Shoes by Terhi Pölkki

What better way to go home than in a new pair of shoes! Terhi Pölkki represents skilled craftsmanship and environmentally friendly choices. Her shoes are based on a beautiful and timeless design combined with the highest quality materials.

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Running out of space in your suitcase? Don’t worry, you can also order Finnish design products online and have then delivered straight to your home:

Helsinki Woollen Sock Factory
Finnish Design Shop
Weecos
The Fnlnd Shop

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How can you preserve a memory from Helsinki when your visit is over? We have compiled a list of responsible gifts and ecological souvenirs that locals in Helsinki recommend when leaving Finland.