If you desire to lend a creative and exotic touch to your shopping for Christmas goodies this festive season, leave behind the local markets that disgust you by selling the same old Christmas showers year after year. Step outside your native country and bon voyage to Finland's Rovaniemi, a place none other than Santa's hometown.
It goes without saying that your children would flip for it at the first go but there are lots in store for adults too. Finland's beautiful lakes and forests and unspoiled tracts of Aland Islands is bound to leave you awestruck and its Lapland, Europe's last Wilderness area flocked with Reindeers has barely failed to impress ever. Turn your Christmas shopping spree in Finland into a mini vacation and bring home the biggest Santa toy from the hippest Christmas stores in Finland. Pack your bags and set sail for Finland!
Finland's hand made items are quite unique and have original Finnish designs engraved and inscribed on them, thereby serving as a welcome respite from the run of the mill, cliché market wares that flood the malls during the Christmas time.
Provided below, is a list of shops and stores that can make your shopping a lot easier in Finland.
Originally a sugar factory, Kiseleff Bazaar is a shopper's paradise. You are likely to get lost amidst the wide variety of handmade products, ranging from quilts, showers, candles to anything you can think of.
If you walk for two minutes from the Esplanade there stands the Taito Shop Helsky, which specializes in Christmas tea and liquorices.
Stop by, to buy a few of the buttons, beads and jewelry Aarikka has to offer or simply rush to the Finnish design institutes Iittala, Aarikka, Marimekko and Artek to get hold of pieces of ornate furniture, potholders and designer vases.
Rush and get your tickets booked now or you might just end up losing this great opportunity.
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