The 25 Best Nordic Gifts That Warm The Heart

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Today we’re putting the spotlight on handpicked Nordic gifts that make ideal presents for those who share a deep love for the region. Whether your loved one has a soft spot for Iceland’s stunning landscapes, Denmark’s design aesthetic, or Finland’s sauna culture, we’ve got you covered.

From unique Norse mythology gifts to Viking gifts and from funny gift ideas to interesting books about Nordic countries. There is something for any type of recipient on this list!

Are you short on time? Check out the editor’s top three Nordic-themed gifts by budget.

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#1 Norse-style sweater

Norse-style sweater
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Icewear is one of the most famous Icelandic brands when it comes to warm Nordic sweaters.

So if you are looking for typical and warm Nordic gifts, then Icewear’s sweaters are perfect. They are made in Iceland from local Iceland wool.


#2 A trip to a Nordic country


This is by far the best Nordic gift; a trip to one (or more) of the Nordic countries!

Someone who loves the Nordic region will never get enough of it. So even if they’ve visited these places a thousand times, they will still love it the thousand and first time.

Plus the whole region includes eight different countries, so there will always be a place they haven’t visited before.

There are three ways in which you can gift an awesome trip to a Nordic country.

The first option is by booking a flight through Skyscanner. The second option is best for people who already have a flight to the Nordic region. And that’s to buy a cool tour through Tinggly. For example, an excursion to see the northern light.

And lastly, the safest way to gift a trip is by buying a Tinggly gift card which allows the recipient to pick an excursion him or herself.


#3 Nordic countries board game

Ticket to Ride Nordic countries
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Are you looking for Nordic gifts for people who love board games?

Then this is the gift you need!

Ticket to Ride is by far one of my favorite board games. It comes with a beautifully decorated board that includes railway connections between the Nordic countries. The aim of the game is to win points by building routes on the board.


#4 Nordic cheese

A cheese gift basket with cheese from Scandinavian countries
Photo courtesy of iGourmet

Are you looking for traditional Nordic gifts for cheeseheads?

Someone who could eat cheese for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and dessert?

Then this collection of cheese from the Nordic region is perfect! It includes blue cheese from Denmark,. brown cheese from Norway, and two Swedish cheeses plus crackers.


#5 Map of the Nordic region

A vintage map of the Nordic region
Photo courtesy of Loondon Arts

This vintage map of the Nordic countries is a beautiful piece of wall art and one of the best Norse gifts for someone’s home!


#6 Norse-themed water bottle

Water bottle with piste mode
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Skiing is big in the Nordic region. And with that much snow and that many hills, there are plenty of good places to go skiing or cross-country skiing.

So if you are looking for Norse gifts for someone who loves skiing, this stainless steel water bottle with the text “Piste mode” is perfect.

And for more options, check out Zazzle.


Nordic gifts for mid budgets

#7 Nordic home decor items

Wooden bird
Photo courtesy of Nordic Nest

This cool oak bird is one of the best Nordic home design gifts for someone who is obsessed with the Nordic interior style. For more Nordic home design gifts, check out #12 and #14.


#8 Travel guides for the Nordic region

Book cover of 'Bradt guides: Northern lights'
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Bradt guides: Northern lights

Are you looking for Nordic gifts for someone who wants to see the Northern lights? Then this is the perfect guidebook for them.


Book cover of 'Top 20 Northern Europe travel guide'
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Top 20 Northern Europe travel guide

This is a great gift for someone who is planning on visiting Iceland, Norway, and Sweden in one trip. They only need this one travel guide!


#9 Norse-style hat

Nordic style hats
Photo courtesy of Not on the High Street

These cute knitted hats are great Norse gifts for people who are always cold. Or for people who will travel to a cold destination soon. Even though they are handmade in Nepal, they follow the typical Nordic style and that’s what makes them such fun gifts for people who love the Nordic region.


#10 Jigsaw puzzle in Nordic style

Nordic style jigsaw puzzle of Bergen
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Jigsaw puzzles are great gifts for travelers who can’t travel. They can transport themselves mentally to a beautiful place laying a puzzle.

So if you are looking for Norse gifts for someone who misses the region, this jigsaw puzzle is an awesome gift idea.

For more puzzle inspiration, check out these 25 puzzle gifts.


#11 Nordic-themed passport cover

A leather passport cover with Viking written letters
Photo courtesy of ZxBx

Do you need practical Norse gifts for travelers?

Then one of the 40+ Nordic-themed passport covers on Zazzle is the gift you need.


#12 Nordic-style vases

Three vases
Photo courtesy of Nordic Nest

These three vases are another example of great Nordic home decor gifts.

They are simple, elegant, and fit perfectly in any Norse home.


#13 Books about Nordic countries

Book cover of 'The Monocle book of the Nordics'
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The Monocle book of the Nordics

Are you looking for Nordic gifts for people who love home design and lifestyle items? Then this book is perfect. It’s filled with photographs that provide insight and inspiration from Nordic countries for living a better life.


Book cover of 'The Viking heart: How Scandinavians conquered the world'
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The Viking heart: How Scandinavians conquered the world

Are you looking for Viking gifts for someone who loves history? Then this book about how the Vikings conquered large areas of the world, is a great book tip.


Book cover of 'The Nordic theory of everything: in search of a better life'
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The Nordic theory of everything: in search of a better life

This is a funny book that compares living in the USA to living in the Nordic region. It’s a great book for anyone who wants to understand why Nordic people are the happiest people on earth. And how to achieve this ins the US.


#14 Nordic style poster

Poster with circles
Photo courtesy of Not on the High Street

This poster is another cool Nordic home design gift. It’s a typical minimalistic and simplistic style poster that fits perfectly in a Nordic home.


#15 Norse mythology gifts: book

Book cover of Nordic tales''
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This book with illustrations and translations of some of the most epic Nordic tales is one of the best Norse mythology gifts for people who are into history and myths.


#16 Nordic cup

Traditional Nordic cup from wood
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If you are looking for traditional Nordic gifts, you should go for this wooden cup. It’s called a kuksa and it’s traditionally made by the Sámi, the indigenous people of Lapland.


#17 Nordic cookbooks

Book cover of 'The Nordic cookbook'
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The Nordic cookbook

Do you need Norse gifts for someone who loves cooking and Nordic food? Then a cookbook is a great idea. This cookbook includes 700 different traditional Nordic recipes!


Book cover of 'Fire & Ice cookbook'
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Fire & Ice: Classic NordicCooking

This is a slightly cheaper, but still amazing book with over 100 different Nordic recipes.


Book cover of 'The Nordic baking book'
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The Nordic baking book

The last cookbook on this list is one of the best Norse gifts for people who love baking. A book with no less than 450 different recipes to bake at home.


#18 Nordic-themed table runner

Nordic table runner
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This Nordic table runner is a great Nordic Christmas gift! The table runner is actually in Nordic winter style, meaning that it can also be used outside the holiday season.

For more Nordic Christmas gifts, check out #24.


Norse gifts for small budgets

#19 Nordic-style beer coolers

A Nordic-patterned coozie for a can
Photo courtesy of Coolie Junction

Are you looking for random Norse gifts? Maybe for a white elephant gift exchange or another fun party?

Then these beer coolers in a Norse sweater style are the gifts you need.


#20 Nordic pattern socks

Colorful socks in Nordic style
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Are you looking for Norse gifts for people who are always cold? Or for people who live in a country with cold winters?

Then these Nordic print socks are perfect. They are super warm and the print will remind the recipient of their favorite region in the world.


#21 Viking gifts: necklace

Viking necklace
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The Vikings have a history in each of the eight countries that make up the Nordic region. This is part of the reason why you can find some similarities in architecture and culture. So all Viking gifts are great gift ideas for people who love the Nordic region.

One example of a cool Viking gift is this necklace with the tree of life and some ancient runes.


#22 Norse-themed luggage tag

Luggage tage with winter theme
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Just as the passport covers, luggage tags are great practical Nordic gifts for travelers.

You can find over 300 different options on Zazzle. And if you don’t feel like browsing through them all, simply go for the Nordic winter-themed one I picked.


#23 Coloring book for adults

Nordic wilderness coloring book
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Coloring books for adults are my favorite gifts for people who love being creative. And for people who could use a bit of quiet time.

Research has shown that coloring books for adults can help to reduce stress and anxiety, which is why they are also a popular meditation gift.

And if you need Nordic gifts for people who seem a bit stressed out, this coloring book with a Nordic wilderness theme is an awesome gift idea.


#24 Nordic Christmas decorations

Nordic Christmas decorations
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There is something about Christmas in the Northern regions that makes it such a beautiful time.

Sure, the snowcovered landscapes, pitch-dark skies, and low temperatures contribute to that classic winter wonderland Christmas atmosphere. But the typical Nordic Christmas decorations definitely also help. And these six Northern gnomes are fun Nordic gifts to bring a bit of that atmosphere to someone’s home.


#25 Nordic-themed tote bag

Tote bag with Northern lights
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

With over 600 different Nordic-themed tote bags on Zazzle, you will surely be able to find one the recipient will love.

I quite liked the tote bag with the Northern light and a reindeer, because those are two of the most typical Nordic things.


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Final note on Nordic gifts

Alright, thank you for checking out this post! Do you need a bit of inspiration for your Norse gifts? Here are the editor’s top three by budget.

AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Lara, a 30-year-old travel-lover (but who’s not these days?). I love reading, puzzling, world-heritage sites, researching, and making lists, which comes in quite handy when you’re making lists of travel gift ideas!