2021 Holiday Gift Guide: 12 Gifts Under $100

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‘Form meets function’ is the guiding principle of Scandinavian design and now, I am showing you that it can also be budget-friendly!

Here is my handpicked selection of gifts for the design lover and Scandiphiles, all under $100.

Prices are in USD for uniformity purposes, and they are approximate due to fluctuating exchange rates. Most shops ship worldwide.

P.S. Stay tuned for our next gift guide coming soon!

This reusable thermal bottle from Danish design house HAY is perfect to take a drink to-go and to keep it hot or cold. Made of durable stainless steel with a plastic lid and convenient handle. Available in lavender, beige and blue, as well as in a small or large size, starting at $50.

Frama’s Deep Forest scented candle has a warm, earthy mix of floral, green and woody aromas with key notes of orange, white rose, cedarwood and patchouli. It is made in Italy from sustainably sourced vegetable wax, and it is packed in a stylish, reusable glass jar – $66

This 1,000-piece puzzle is an homage to wonderful Copenhagen by artist Jennifer Orkin Lewis. A screen-free, relaxing way to discover the landmarks and colorful neighborhoods of Denmark’s capital. Made from recycled materials, FSC®-certified paper, and vegetable-based inks – $22

A thick, warm and cozy 100% lambswool blanket with fringed edges featuring a nature-inspired motif by Swedish artist Linna Andersson. Measures 200 cm x 130 cm, and is available in many other colors – $99

A joyful apron for the home cooks and bakers featuring an iconic floral pattern by Finnish brand Marimekko. It is made of durable cotton twill, and it has a waist strap, front pocket and a snap-adjustable neckband. More colorways available – $65

Display a cherished memory in this minimal picture frame with a design inspired by the Art Deco era. It is beautifully crafted from mirror-polished stainless steel by renowned Danish company Georg Jensen – $69

This book by Johanna Vireaho will take the reader on a tour of some of the most inspiring gardens of the north, beautifully captured by photographer Hanna Marttinen. Includes insights into the plants, styles, and other special features of Nordic gardens in general – $35

A nourishing, invisible spray formula that provides a subtle diffusion of Blanche, Byredo’s iconic fragrance: Hints of pepper, white rose, and peony wrapped in a musk and sandalwood base. Leaves hair luminous without affecting style or texture – $73

A gorgeous set of terra cotta mugs and creamer with a simple, modern Scandinavian design. The mat exterior is smooth and soft to the touch, while the interior is glazed to make the tableware waterproof and easy to clean – $100

The Aalto vase is a classic piece of Finnish design! Created by innovative and unconventional architect Alvar Aalto in 1936, it is still handmade with mouth-blown glass in Finland following traditional methods. Note that this is small 3.75″ x 6″ version, but it is also available in different widths, heights and colors – $90

One never has too many prints! The Poster Club is filled with beautiful high-quality, fine art prints at an affordable price, such as this lovely creation titled Mirror, Mirror by Swedish artist Sofia Lind. Size: 15.7 cm x 19.6 cm, frame not included – $80


A Danish take on the traditional French press. Designed by Erik Magnussen for Stelton, this minimalist coffee maker is timeless. It holds about 8 cups. of coffee, and the insulated double walls keep it hot for a long time – $43

To view other 2021 Holiday Gift Guides, click here.

Photo at the top: Elisabeth Heier / All product images via the respective brand.

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