INSIDE: A sneak peek into the Christmas House Rovaniemi gift shop.
Planning a trip to Lapland?
Heading to the Santa Claus Holiday village?
Wondering what kinds of souvenirs you can buy there?
Take a look below at what you can find in the popular Christmas House Gift Shop.
THIS is the spot to do your souvenir shopping in Lapland.
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- 1 Christmas House Gift Shop in Rovaniemi
- 2 Official Santa Claus Coin
- 3 Reindeer Hides
- 4 Traditional Finnish Dolls
- 5 Plastic Sleds & Bum Sliders
- 6 Santa Gnome toys (Tomten souvenirs)
- 7 Lapland Soft Toys – Husky toys & Reindeer toys
- 8 Finnish Christmas Dolls
- 9 Christmas Ornaments from Lapland
- 10 Moomin Souvenirs
- 11 Traditional Finland Trolls
- 12 Lapland Souvenir t-shirts
- 13 Traditional Lapland Clothing Souvenirs
- 14 Novelty Socks, Wool Socks, & Snow Gloves
- 15 Winter Jackets for Lapland
- 16 Snowman Candles & Homewares
- 17 Finland Souvenir Mugs
- 18 Finnish Kuksa coffee cup
- 19 Ceramic Candle holders and Santa Snow Globes
- 20 Lapland Art
- 21 Cheap Lapland Souvenirs
- 22 Toy Shop
- 23 Basic Essentials
- 24 Nordic & Finnish Food souvenirs
- 25 Karl Fazer Chocolates
- 26 The Inside Scoop: Christmas House Rovaniemi Shopping
- 27 Toadstool Rating: Santa Claus Holiday Village Christmas House Gift Shop
- 28 Looking for More Things to Do at Santa Claus Holiday Village?
Christmas House Gift Shop in Rovaniemi
The Christmas House Rovaniemi gift shop is chockablock FULL of Lapland souvenirs, most of which would make a wonderful gift for friends and family back home.
The Christmas House shop is located at the front of the Santa Claus Holiday Village, to the right of the Three Elves Restaurant and Hotel reception building.
Pull open the door to enter the Christmassy foyer space, filled with decorated trees, baubles hanging from the ceiling, pictures of elves, and snow.
You may even spot a few trolls!
Official Santa Claus Coin
The first thing you’ll see when you enter the shop is this Official Santa Claus Coin machine.
The ideal gift for someone who has everything!
Next up, you’ll spy the piles of reindeer skins.
Traditional Finnish Dolls
Behind that, a merry band of traditional Finnish dolls in full National costume.
Plastic Sleds & Bum Sliders
Jack couldn’t believe his eyes when he spotted the plastic snow sleds and bum sliders.
He thought this would make an excellent souvenir for him to take home to sunburnt Australia!
I’m not sure we’d ever have somewhere to use this, except maybe on the sandhills on Fraser Island in Queensland, so I said a big no.
But for those visiting on a Lapland day trip, and who want to give their kids a turn on a sled, the Christmas House gift shop in Santa Claus Village is where you will find them to purchase.
Santa Gnome toys (Tomten souvenirs)
Everywhere you turn you’ll see 101 variations on the famous Nordic gnome dolls.
There’s Tomte dolls that stand, sit, and ones that guard the front door.
Some have only noses visible.
Others have crinkly faces, or dangly hands and feet.
More Finnish Gnomes
They range in size from 5cm tall, up to half a metre tall, and come in all the colours, although mostly red, grey and white.
This year, it’s time for sequinned gnome dolls to appear.
You’ll need to buy at least one.
The cutest gnomes of all are made from painted timber.
How can anyone resist?
Lapland Soft Toys – Husky toys & Reindeer toys
Look out for baskets of the cutest soft toys you ever did see.
Take a look at the rows of sequinned reindeers and plush reindeers, fluffy Husky dog toys with “Lapland” emblazoned harnesses, red fox toys, and bears.
Finnish Christmas Dolls
There’s an adorable range of simple but sweet Christmas dolls for ornamental display.
Some of them are to be hung as a Christmas tree ornament.
Christmas Ornaments from Lapland
You can find whole shelves full of Lapland Christmas decorations.
The only challenge is to limit yourself on how many you buy.
Christmas decorations from Lapland make great easy-pack and thoughtful gifts to take home for the family.
The Christmas House shop stocks only a few Moomin souvenirs, but their selection is different to what we’ve seen elsewhere.
Hot tip: We recommend a visit to the Moomin Shop in the Santa Claus Gift House to buy all your Moomin souvenirs too.
Traditional Finland Trolls
Looking for something unique to take home?
Trolls are mystical forest-dwelling creatures, derived from Scandinavian myths of old.
Why not snaffle a Finland troll for yourself?
Lapland Souvenir t-shirts
On one wall, there’s a varied selection of souvenir t-shirts from Lapland including designs such as:
- Northern Lights Aurora Borealis
- Husky dogs
- Brown bears
- Arctic Circle crossing souvenir t shirts
Traditional Lapland Clothing Souvenirs
The middle of this treasure trove of a Lapland gift shop is home to all different types of clothing and accessories.
- Traditional Lappish hats
- Hand painted silk scarves
- Traditional Finnish shoes
- Moomin slippers
Emergency clothing supplies
There’s a small selection of warm jumpers and long sleeved shirts that could be used as spare clothes in an emergency when the kids are cold and wet, and you’ve run out of spares.
Novelty Socks, Wool Socks, & Snow Gloves
We purchased a new set of snow gloves for 15 euro when Ned left his pair on the tour bus.
They have quite a decent range of quality snow gloves and merino gloves for both kids and adults, from 13 -20 euro in price.
It’s not as cheap as buying them at home, but we were so grateful to find a pair of new snow gloves in the Santa Claus Village so Ned could continue to play in the snow that cost was not a factor.
If you’ve arrived unprepared, or just need a top up of dry socks, the Christmas House store in the Santa Village can definitely help with:
- merino wool socks
- mittens, and
- neck warmers.
Winter Jackets for Lapland
There’s also a few aisles with:
- thick pullover jumpers/sweaters
- snow jackets
- thermal jackets made from gore tex
- polar fleece jackets, and
- thermal puffer jackets.
Snowman Candles & Homewares
There’s also plenty of Christmas inspired candles and homewares to choose from, including these sweet Snowman candles.
And these round Santa candles too!
This is a version of the the traditional Santa candle we’ve seen at Christmas markets.
What a wonderful Christmas Day table decoration it makes.
Finland Souvenir Mugs
Pick up a new coffee mug with a Finland design.
Finnish Kuksa coffee cup
Or look for a traditional wooden Kuksa mug in store.
You can also purchase kitchen utensils and tools made from local timbers and reindeer horn, as well as gingerbread cookie cutters in Christmas shapes.
Ceramic Candle holders and Santa Snow Globes
Look along the outer walls to find all kinds of ceramics, and breakables, including these Gnome and Snowman circles.
These Finnish paper cut art displays have a light inside, so you can create shadow boxes.
Cheap Lapland Souvenirs
There’s not really such a thing as a ‘cheap Lapland souvenir‘ but if you are looking for small, token gifts, you can’t go wrong with a Finland magnet.
There’s also a range of cheaper Finnish gifts close to the payment counter.
Take a look there to see if anything catches your fancy.
Surprisingly, you’ll find a range of random commercial toys in the shop too including:
- My Little Pony
- Tonka Trucks
- Nerf guns
- Matchbox cars
- Frozen 2 dolls
- Defa Lucy (similar to Barbie)
It may be that this selection of toys is for those parents staying on site who have arranged a visit from Santa to their cabin, and need to purchase a gift to wrap so it can be delivered?
Happily, there’s also a range of basic essentials including:
- sanitary pads and tampons
- toothbrushes and toothpaste
- hair brushes
- wrapping paper
- disposable slippers
- make up remover
- shampoo, conditioner and body wash
As I’ve discovered, you never know when you’ll need something like this.
Nordic & Finnish Food souvenirs
At the back of the Christmas House gift shop, near the entrance to the restaurant, there is a section full of traditional Finnish food, including vacuum packed salami and reindeer meat.
The shelves are filled with Finnish favourites, and favourites from all over this Nordic region.
Take a look below.
Jams and Marmalade
The Best Biscuits
Karl Fazer Chocolates
Thin Gingerbread Cookies
Reindeer Chips, Tinned Fish, Lapland spices & herbs
Tinned Reindeer meat
Chutneys and Sauces
Natural Syrups and Lapland Jams made from local fruits
Sparkling Lingonberry Drink
Food souvenirs are my number one gift to buy friends.
They are usually lightweight, commercially packaged, and a treat you can bring home so friends can have an experience of Finland too.
The Inside Scoop: Christmas House Rovaniemi Shopping
Correct at time of publication. Please check with venue for updates. We apologise in advance if there have been any changes we are unaware of. All prices in euro, unless otherwise stated
Christmas House Gift Shop telephone: (via reception) + 358 400 306 273
Christmas House Shop opening hours: 8am to 10pm.
Christmas House Souvenir Shop website: Click here
Toadstool Rating: Santa Claus Holiday Village Christmas House Gift Shop
Definitely, the best gift shop in Lapland.
Something for everyone.
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