Finnish Presents for Overseas?

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Post by nehia_qom » Thu Sep 04, 2003 5:01 pm

Nice thread. I have been wondering the same thing. My brother is getting married in Oct and they want "something Finnish". Any ideas (other than what is above) for a wedding gift?

Jessica



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Post by deojuvame » Thu Sep 04, 2003 9:25 pm

The first thing that pops into my mind is one of those wobbly-looking Alvar Aalto glass vases. It seems mandatory every family is supposed to have one :D

Here's a picture I just googled:
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Or maybe one of those textiles people have on their cottage walls?

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Post by Sara » Thu Sep 04, 2003 9:44 pm

if you look at that vase, directly overhead, the outline is a moose head! :shock:

anyway I think they are horribly expensive for a bit of bent glass!

Jess, what about some nice Arabia cookware? coffee cups etc.

The last finnish wedding we went to, people had bought a lot of those iitala wall plaques and plates. Plus coffee sets etc.

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Post by Samppa » Thu Sep 04, 2003 11:07 pm

Hank W. wrote:Ooh! Not a berry-smalling candle again!
Why not? :)

Oh.. also:
- Beer mugs

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Post by tiinajk » Thu Oct 09, 2003 1:49 pm

There is also a Kalevala Koru factory outlet in Pitäjänmäki, Strömbergintie 4. A little out of the center but easy to get to by bus or train worth the discount. I find their range unique and "ethnic", many peices come with a discription about the history behind the design or stone. A prefect gift for the relies back home as it's small, non-breakable and easy to carry or post.

Tiina

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Post by neil » Thu Oct 09, 2003 2:09 pm

arabella wrote:The first thing that pops into my mind is one of those wobbly-looking Alvar Aalto glass vases. It seems mandatory every family is supposed to have one :D

Here's a picture I just googled:
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Or maybe one of those textiles people have on their cottage walls?
If you are English, ask your Finnish partner to say "wiggly vase". Comes out as wiggly ways. Very different from the English pronounciation :wink:
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