Annual Scandinavia Standard Gift Guide 2014: Design

It’s almost that time of year: we’ll leave our offices and maybe even our smartphones or tablets for a few days to enjoy time with family, eat delicious food and, most likely, give a few presents to the ones we love. Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, it’s wonderful to be able to make those we care about happy by treating them to something, big or small, that they want in their lives but are perhaps too modest or selfless to get for themselves. That’s really the spirit of gift-giving and, luckily for us here in Scandinavia, there’s a beautiful or useful item for everyone on your list.

Today we begin our series of Scandinavian Gift Guides, starting with: DESIGN. Here are our recommendations (and what we’ll be asking for ourselves!):

PART 1 - Design | Scandinavia Standard

Living Room

Design Christmas Gift - Living Room | Scandinavia Standard

Grand Prix Chair by Arne Jacobsen | US $528 | DKK 2822
Äng Small Vase | DKK 585
Le Klint 349 Lamp | €1,159
Normann Copenhagen Block Table / Bar Cart | DKK 1492
Aviendo Fairy Tales ‘The Ugly Duckling’ | €68
Alvar Aalto Vase | €99



Design Christmas Gift - Kitchen | Scandinavia Standard


Rosti Margrethe 4-Set Bowls with lids | DKK 515
Broste Marble Board | DKK 135
Normann Copenahgen ‘Craft Salt and Pepper Mill’ | DKK 520 – White | DKK 520 Black

Muuto Crushed Bowl | DKK 599
HAY Tea Towels | US $32
Vipp 13 Pedal Bin | €209


Watches & Jewellery

Design Christmas Gift - Watches and Jewellery | Scandinavia Standard

Facon Facon ‘The Row Bracelet’ | €100
Skagen – Ancher Watch with Black Leather Strap | £92.00
Georg Jensen ‘Koppel Watch’ | €1,190

Georg Jensen ‘Daisy Earrings’ | €135 | DKK 995
Charlotte Mielko saturn Light Silver Ring | starting at DKK 3200
Pandora Hearts Ring in Silver | DKK 295


Electronics & Accessories

Design Christmas Gift - Electronics & Accessories | Scandinavia Standard

BANG & OLUFSEN ‘BeoPlay A2’ | DKK 2499
Lemur ‘Wallet 2’ | DKK 400
BANG & OLUFSEN BeoPlay H6 Headphones | DKK 2999

Marimekko Unikko iPhone 5 cover | DKK 290
SilleKnotte Carlo Leather Key Strap | DKK 350
Bolia ‘Loudspeaker’ | DKK 349


Stationary / Office

Design Christmas Gift - Stationary | Scandinavia Standard

HAY ‘Box Box Desktop’ | DKK 299
TASCHEN Scandinavian Design Book by Charlotte Fiell | £10.39
HAY Scissors | DKK 79

Henrik Vibskov x Fashionary Diary | €20
HJEM ‘French Chic Cards’ | €15
Stendig Helvetica Calendar | DKK 499


Want more? Fear not! We’re providing you with the best Scandinavian gift inspiration over this coming week.

Is there something you can’t wait to watch your friends unwrap? What about that item you’ve been dreaming about? Let us know in the comments!


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Freya McOmish

Freya McOmish is a co-founder and Creative Director at Scandinavia Standard. Half Danish, half Australian. Background in law, film and philosophy.