Gift ideas for the Estonian in your life

Source: Birgit Varblane

Gift ideas for the Estonian in your life

Perfect presents for Christmas, birthdays or any other special occasion.

In the old days, when resources were scarcer, people gifted practical things that their loved ones needed anyway - wool socks knitted by grandmother, wooden kitchen utensils, sewing items or tools for maintaining the household. Fast forward to today, as everyday items have become more affordable, people are getting creative with presents. Giving experiences like scuba diving lessons, a chance to fly with a paraglider or cooking workshops is becoming popular. Products with a handmade touch, like local design goods, are also appreciated. And of course, you can't go wrong with a thoughtful, self-made present.

Here are some gift ideas with a special, local touch that the Estonian in your life is sure to love.

A healthy gift 

Grow your own salad greens with the Click and Grow device.

Photo by: Danel Rinaldo

Design innovation

Give the gift of health and nutrition with Click and Grow, a self-contained, indoor gardening device created in Estonia. It provides light and water to herbs, fruits, vegetables and salads while looking pretty stylish too.

Warm winter handicrafts

Quality, handmade accessories to keep the recipient warm in the winter. Colourful, knitted gloves from Muhu, wool attire from Kihnu  and Hiiumaa, and delicate knitted lace from Haapsalu that will remind them of you every time they wear them!

Connecting digitally 

Make a Skype video call during the holidays to someone you're missing. 

Photo by: Rasmus Jurkatam

A priceless present

If you won't see your Estonian friend during the holidays, give them a virtual gift by video chatting with the world-famous program Skype, invented in Estonia. A smile and a laugh is priceless.

For a list of the TOP 10 gift ideas from Estonia, click here

Last updated : 22.04.2021

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