At Scandinavian Shoppe, we carry a wide selection of wooden Scandinavian gifts from Aarikka. Aarikka is a Finnish company with a very important goal: “to bring joy to people’s lives.” It’s easy to see this desire carried through in the design of their Scandinavian gifts, inspired by the beauty of nature in Finland and made using natural materials. But Aarikka is committed to protecting the nature that inspires their designs, and their products are sustainable and eco-friendly.
Aarikka came from a humble beginning. Kaija Aarikka was a textile student in Finland who could not find buttons for a dress she had designed. This inspired her to make her own buttons and before long, she was designing wood and silver jewelry of her own. From there, she expanded into other wood products, toys, and general home decor products, and Aarikka was born. From in-house designers to not forgetting their Finnish roots, we are proud to carry Scandinavian gifts from Aarikka.