By Sarita Rajiv
It’s been fun to do a ‘Piece of a Place’ post after such a long gap since the last Italian one. So I’m back with part 2 of my Icelandic gift guide. If you liked the gift ideas and souvenirs I shared in part 1, you’ll definitely like the ones coming up next.
6. Rock figurines and magnets
After the molten lava in jewellery, it’s time for some decked up Icelandic stones. Take them as cute little Icelandic figurines or fridge magnets; either ways they will add a bit of spunk in your home. The little figurines of Icelandic people would be a fun Icelandic souvenir for kids.
7. Icelandic Lego
Something Fishy is Iceland’s version of Lego. Only instead of plastic blocks, kids use fish bones (yes, real!). This fishbone modelling kit has over 50 clean, odourless and sterile pieces of fishbone, paints and a paintbrush. ‘Skepnusköpun’, as she calls it, is the brain child of Icelandic designer, Roshildur Jonsdottir. The idea came from a thesis Roshildur was working on and she became inspired by to create something sustainable from locally available material.
8. Icelandic puffin decoration
I bought this metal Icelandic puffin which would work as a pretty cool Christmas tree decoration. It’s reasonably priced and you can get in different versions like: Map of Iceland, Flower of Life and Hammer of Thor.
9. Handcrafted Icelandic chocolate
After the Icelandic salt in part 1 of my guide, these sweet souvenirs fight right in (after all, 'A lil salty, a lot sweet' is one way to describe The Orange Gift Bag). Enter Iceland’s delicious handcrafted chocolate by OmNom. Om Nom’s got it pat, right from the name - Dirty Blonde and Milk of Madagascar anyone?- to the taste. And with its one-of-a-kind packaging, it’s just right for gifting friends and family.
10. Coffee table book on Iceland
Iceland Small World by Sigurgeir Sigurjónsson is a photo book with gorgeous, breathtaking images. It offers a peek into Icelandic culture and its natural beauty. In addition to a regular size, the book also comes in a mini version measuring 10 cm X 10 cm.
With that, I wrap up this Icelandic gift guide. I hope these ideas inspire you to take home a piece of Iceland from your travels.
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