Christmas Shopping in Helsinki
Check the editorial’s picks of the best, most unique and most Finnish gifts for this Christmas.
Helsinki Christmas Market
The oldest and largest Christmas market is a perfect place for some serious Christmas shopping. There are over a hundred vendors selling traditional handicrafts, design, utility products and Finnish produce from primary producers and farms.
Helsinki Christmas Market at Senate Square 1.-22.12.2018, www.tuomaanmarkkinat.fi
World of Tre
The best of the best Finnish design you can find in World of Tre, a flagship store for Finnish design. They offer products that represents great design, sustainability and transparency. Their selection consists about 300 brands, both well-known classics, and new interesting designers. Check also other locations TRE shops.
Mikonkatu 6, www.worldoftre.com
Stockmann department store
Stockmann department store is the eight-storey building of more than 50 000 square metres. And their Christmas section is also huge! Their Christmas section offers a wide range of Christmas decorations, gift ideas, Finnish design and delicacies. It’s a tradition for Helsinkians to check out the latest Christmas trends at Stockmann’s Christmas section.
Aleksanterinkatu 52, www.stockmann.com
If you have time for only one place to go for Christmas shopping, visit Tori Quarters. The central location and good selection of special shops make it worth visit. You’ll find interior design such as Kauniste, Finnish fashion by Lumoan Store or Marttiini which is known for its puukko-knives.There are also many places to grab a coffee, have a lunch or dinner.
Between Market Square and Senate Square, www.torikorttelit.fi/en
Next to the Market Square you can find the latest addition to Helsinki’s shopping scene, Market Helsinki. It represents three FInnish brands: R/H Studio, Papu and Frantsila Herb Farm. R/H Studio creates fashion for women. It’s founded by Hanna Riiheläinen and Emilia Hernesniemi. Papu is a design and lifestyle brand for kids and grown-ups with playful designs, graphic prints and collections. Frantsila is a pioneer in organic herb farming in Finland, and has been a natural health product manufacturer since 1981. In Market Helsinki you can try Frantsila’s new Garden Trilogy products.
Experience yourself why Joutsen is a leading brand for down coats.
Mikonkatu 2 and Museokatu 8, www.joutsen.com
Besides being one of Helsinki’s cafés, it’s also a great place to shop for Finnish quality chocolate. Taste the legendary Fazer blue and other marvellous flavours.