Gift Guide

Christmas markets in Norway

Browse our curated list of Norwegian-inspired Christmas gifts for that special person in your life.

Whether you're after a Black Friday bargain or stocking up on Christmas gifts, look no further!

Life in Norway brings you the very best Norwegian-themed gifts available online. If you're after some reading material or a gift for a bookworm, we also keep a constantly updated list of reviews of the best books about Norway.

Food & Kitchenware

A little something for the keen Scandinavian cook.

Scandinavian Christmas Hamper

This luxurious Christmas basket contains 5 different cheeses from the Scandinvanian peninsula, plus jam, mustard, cookies, and salmon. View on Amazon


Krumkake Iron

This authentic krumkake iron is made of warp-resistant cast aluminium and imprints a pattern of flowers and leaves on each waffle. Wood rolling cone and recipes included. View on Amazon


Recipe Book

This 146-page paperback is the perfect gift for any Norway lover or food lover in your life. Learn how to make your own ginger snaps, Scandinavian-style meatballs and heavenly cardamom-scented, sugar-laced cinnamon buns, amongst many other recipes. Buy now on or


Norwegian Brunost (Brown Cheese)

A much loved cheese in Norway, brunost has over 150 years of heritage. This unique caramelised cheese can be enjoyed on top of freshly baked waffles, added to apple pies, melted in game or venison stews or simply eaten as it comes. View on Amazon


Nordic Sweets

This gift pack includes soft raspberry candies, Nordic gummy fish, and salty liquorice fish. A taste of Scandinavia for those with a sweet tooth! View on Amazon

Around the House

Add a touch of Nordic charm to your home.

Norway Calendar 2019

Be reminded every day of the world famous Norwegian fjords, towering snow-capped mountains, picturesque fishing villages and cool glaciers. The calendar features 13 stunning images and each month's grid is large enough to note daily tasks and appointments. View on Amazon


Tin Sign – Skiers

Bring a retro touch to your kitchen, stairwell, garage, shed, garden house or mountain cabin with this tin sign featuring a cross-country skier. The sign features the Norwegian spelling for Norway: “Norge”. View on Amazon


Disney Frozen Figurines

The hit Disney movie was set in a fantasy land inspired by the epic Norwegian landscape. Now you can own this special 17.5cm high Elsa and Anna figurine, hand-painted and packaged in a gift box. View on Amazon


Stay warm on a vacation to Norway, or declare your love for Scandinavia wherever you are in the world!

Women's Helly Hansen Rain Jacket

World-famous Norwegian brand. Fully seamed sealed: waterproof, windproof, breathable. Polarized fleece collar and hand warmer pockets. View on Amazon


Men's Helly Hansen Rain Jacket

World-famous Norwegian brand. Waterproof jacket with fully sealed seams featuring water-resistant zip front and adjustable tonal hood. View on Amazon


Women's Norwegian Sweater

The comfortable sweater features a zip-up front and knitted rib stitch cuffs, hem and neckline. Available in all sizes in red, ink blue, or white. View on Amazon


Men's Norwegian Sweater

This comfortable Magnus Men's Norwegian Wool-blend Sweater from Icewear features a zip-up front and knitted rib stitch cuffs, hem and neckline. Available in different colours. View on Amazon


Woollen Hat

Top quality anniversary hat from Dale of Norway, one of the country's best known clothing brands. Made with 100% virgin wool. View on Amazon

Sports & Outdoor

Do as the Norwegians do and be outdoors!

Complete Kubb Set

Work off your festive feast by playing this traditional Nordic game of skill and accuracy – brilliant fun for all the family. A standard size, high-quality Kubb set, made of solid eco-friendly rubber wood, complete with nylon bag for easy transportation. View on Amazon


Norwegian Formula Hand Cream

A 3-pack of Neutrogena “Norwegian Formula” unscented hand cream. Just a dab of this glycerin-enriched formula instantly relieves and protects seriously dry or chapped hands, giving long-lasting relief. Travel size, perfect for taking on hikes or skiing trips. View on Amazon

TV & Film

Bring some Nordic tales to your screen.

Vikings Box Set

Journey to a thrilling ancient world in this epic series about history's bravest and most brutally fearsome warriors… Vikings. Ragnar, a would-be Viking chieftain, longs to fulfill his destiny as an explorer and conqueror, alongside his ambitious brother Rollo and loyal wife Lagertha. Available on both Blue-ray and DVD. View on Amazon



A surprise art-house hit across the globe, this Norwegian comedy-fantasy balances quirky humour with genuine moments of suspense and impressive CGI. View on Amazon


For a great selection of English language books about Norway – both fiction and non-fiction – check out our book reviews.

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