What To Buy In Denmark

what to buy in denmark

Denmark is a simple and lovely place. This European nation is known for its rich history, tradition, and style. A classy country, all-round, Denmark is home to several top fashion brands famous all around the world. The entire country displays a unique structural, industrial, and functional design. Everything in the country is intricately made, from its stunning decoration pieces to its beautiful furniture style and impressive array of fine china. One thing you will see here is a proud display of their interesting history and culture–from antique shops to shops where you can purchase Viking jewelry replicas or tiny models of ancient Danish cities. With modern shopping malls, impressive boutiques, local shops, and so much more, there is a wide variety of souvenirs you can get in the country. So if you were wondering what to buy in Denmark, check these out.

1. Lakrids

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Liqourice in Denmark is as popular as the country’s national anthem. Used as an ingredient in making several goods, including ice creams, cocktails, candy, even beers, and so much more, there is both sweet and salty liquorice. As such, it is the main ingredient used in making tasty Lakrids. Created in 2007, Lakrids are delicious liquorice bites which have become popular among the Danish people. It can make for an ideal gift for loved ones at home.

2. Danish elf

Danish Elf
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The Christmas season in every country comes with all the folklore about Christmas spirit and magic elves–and Denmark is no different. Except in this gorgeous country, the most popular Christmas figure is a mischievous elf named Nisse. The famous Danish elf is said to be an elf who likes messing around a lot. Regardless of that, the Danish people love him, and you have no choice but to love him too. If you see a little puppet guy in the gray woolen clothes, white clogs, and a red bonnet in souvenir shops, buy him–he’s the Danish elf!

3. Danish scarves

Danish scarves
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A scarf is one of the critical parts of Dane’s attire. This piece of clothing is popular and widely used due to the low temperatures in the cities of this country. Aside from its health uses, scarves are also worn as a fashion statement as style is another essential thing to the Danish people. These scarves come in different sizes and colors and are an important accessory for the country’s locals. If you are thinking of a stylish and significant gift to buy, then get yourself one of these scarves.

4. Danish knitwear

Modern knitwear
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Another stylish accessory you can get as a souvenir or a gift in the country is knitwear. These pieces will make ideal take-home items during your visit to the nation. Denmark is home to one of the biggest fashion weeks in the world, and every year, knitwear gets featured by some of the biggest designer names. Knitwear is unique, classic, and elegant, and you don’t have to spend too much to get one.

5. Vikings jewelry

Vikings jewelry
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One thing this country is quite proud of is its Viking history. A popular destination for those who love Viking history, Denmark is awash with monuments and museums that celebrate this vital part of the country’s history. Jewelry was a significant part of the Viking culture and there are several exhibitions of Viking jewelry in these museums. However, tourists can purchase replicas of these stunning pieces of jewelry from museum shops and other shops around the country. It’s a great gift to remember the country by.

6. Hans Christian Andersen items

a cup of lemon tea and hans christian andersen's fairy tales, what could be better in a cold evening!
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Hans Christian Andersen is a famous Danish writer–if not the most popular Danish writer in history. The Danish people are quite proud of him, too. There is a museum entirely dedicated to him and this museum’s shops offer you several items inspired by the life and work of Hans Christian Andersen. See miniature story set-ups and replicas of things the artists used during his lifetime.

7. Toms Skildpadde chocolates

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One of the most famous chocolates in Denmark, Toms Skildpadde, can be described as sweet goodness. Its name, which translates to “Toms Turtles,” gives it’s a unique identity. It is a favorite for locals and tourists alike. Toms Skildpadde first appeared in the Danish market around 1948, and it is a chocolate turtle filled with cream, caramel, and rum. It can be found in every major supermarket or shop in the country. Make sure to take a couple of them back home because you’ll surely miss it.

8. Georg Jensen jewelry

Georg Jensen Ring
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A remarkable Danish jewelry brand, Georg Jensen, is a beautiful item to take home. The very first Georg Jensen Daisy was created to honor the birth of Danish queen, Queen Margrethe II, in April 1940. Since then, this jewelry has been a part of the royal family. The Daisy collection now comes in different shapes, sizes, styles, and colors so the country’s women and girls can adorn these beautiful pieces. Elegant, royal, and beautiful, this Daisy collection is one of the best things to buy in the country.

9. Royal Copenhagen’s Blue Fluted Mega dinnerware

Royal Copenhagen 1669
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If you have the chance to buy only one item during your trip to the country, then without a doubt, go for a piece of Royal Copenhagen’s Blue Fluted Mega dinnerware. This unique china design was created a little over 10 years ago based on the original 17th-century Blue Fluted design, and it became an instant hit with the locals. A Danish bestseller, a collection of this dinnerware can be gotten from the Royal Copenhagen Flagship store, and is a prime example of Denmark’s rich history.

10. Danish butter cookies

Danish butter cookies in container with wrappers, December 2009
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By now, you must have heard about – if not seen, a blue tin of Danish butter cookies. This great pastry product can be gotten in other countries, in fact, but the best place to get an authentic tin is well, the country where it’s made. Danish butter cookies make up a part of the Danes’ culture, and you can get it in different sizes, shapes, and varieties. And as a bonus, the sturdy tin can be used for a long time after the cookies have been consumed.

Take a piece of Danish culture home when you visit the country

Denmark is a fantastic place to visit. Blessed with some breathtaking sceneries and beautiful rugged landscape, the country also has a lot of modern places to explore and experience. There are bars, restaurants, galleries, trendy shops, and local boutiques for you to shop for souvenirs. Anytime you visit this amazing place, make sure you take a piece of Danish culture home with you through gifts.

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