Whether you are looking for a present for an active outdoor enthusiast, a bon vivant or a home cook, look no further. We can help you. Take a look at the picks from Finnish Design Shop to find a gift for Dad to wrap under the tree.
For sleepyheads who always hit the snooze button
Wake up in style in the morning using the alarm clock designed by Arne Jacobsen. Design lovers will love the minimalist design. The updated version of the timeless model, originally designed in 1939, comes with a snooze function and light sensor. Color options include black, blue, orange and sand. If you wish, you can choose wall clocks in different sizes from the same series to keep up the same style.
For outdoor enthusiasts
The knife set by Marttiini is a perfect gift for anyone who enjoys spending time in nature. The set comes in a beautiful leather wrap and includes five knives designed for use in the wild, and a sharpening stone. The polished design is by Harri Koskinen, and the knives were created in collaboration with top chef Pekka Terävä and Marttiini. The materials are high-quality stainless steel and durable thermally modified birch.
For home cooks
Keen chefs will be delighted with new high-quality kitchen utensils. The streamlined Fiskars Norden Steel sauce pan with a non-stick surface, multi-layer structure and thick base provide an even heat distribution when cooking. In addition to the casserole, the range includes a comprehensive selection of other cooking utensils: frying pans, roasting dishes and sauce pans, all elegantly designed with outstanding functional qualities. The Norden Steel collection’s design has received widespread recognition, being the winner of the prestigious Australia's Good Design Award and the Red Dot Design Award.
For sauna lovers
If sauna is one of the gift recipient’s favorite pastimes, it might be time to upgrade the sauna textiles. The Viilu collection by Lapuan Kankurit includes sauna seat covers, bath towels and wash mittens in subtle black and gray shades. The products, made of linen and cotton, are adorned by a pattern depicting wood veneer – Viilu is Finnish for veneer. The products are quintessentially Finnish, not only in style but by manufacturing as well: all products in the collection are woven in Ostrobothnia, western Finland at the weaving mill of Lapuan Kankurit.
For friends of Italian design
Would you like a design icon whose design language will never age? Alessi's 9093 kettle in steel is a classic that pleases lovers of streamlined Italian design in particular. Designed in 1985, the kettle is one of Alessi’s most iconic and sought-after products. This “bird kettle” has found its way to countless stoves around the world. The kettle is suitable even for induction hobs and its wide base makes the water heat up fast. The spout features a small bird that whistles when the water has reached boiling point.
For book lovers
A multi-purpose reading lamp will bring joy to Dads who enjoy books. The Beam Lamp by Muuto combines a straightforward industrial look with versatile adaptability. The dimmable lamp is equally suitable for the reading corner in the living room, or the bedroom, and the compact size makes it easy to place even on a small tabletop. The lamp is available in four colors.
For the joker
Would you like to give Dad something small, yet durable? The Skultuna Open Sesame bottle opener is a fun little utility object that catches the eye and keeps as a memento for a long time. The opener, made of sand cast and polished brass, is not only functional but also an impressive detail for the kitchen or the drink table. Wrap a couple of artisan beers or other winter drinks with the opener and hey presto, you have a lovely Christmas present for someone who appreciates the little pleasures in life.
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