Every traveler wants to take a souvenir back home to always remind them of their trip in Denmark or to give to loved ones. Whether in search for a typical refrigerator magnet for your collection or more unusual items, here are some of the places that offer something for everyone.
Copenhagen Souvenir & Design
From ‘I love Copenhagen’ t-shirts and mugs to music boxes and viking teddy bears, Copenhagen Souvenir & Design has it all. There are seven shops located on some of the busiest streets such as Strøget. It’s the perfect shop for those who want to buy a typically-Danish souvenir. Among the Little Mermaid ashtrays and the snow globes, visitors will definitely find a quirky knickknack.
Copenhagen Souvenirs & Gifts Aps, Østergade 11, Copenhagen, +45 33 36 27 43
With two floors filled with approximately 50,000 photographs and posters of all kinds, Posterland is the perfect place for those who want to have a picture of Copenhagen decorating their wall back home. Film and music enthusiasts should spend their time on the first floor packed with posters; Those who prefer vintage, classic, or modern-art paintings should stick to the ground floor. The shop is a bit pricey, but prices depend on the kind and size of the poster.
Posterland, Gothersgade 45, Copenhagen, +45 33 11 28 21
The Freetown Christiania
Aside from cafés and restaurants Freetown Christiania has also many cute shops and stands selling a wide range of items that would be perfect for a gift. From t-shirts and key holders with Christiania’s symbol to jewelry, accessories, hats, scarves, and other knickknacks that will most likely put a smile on the recipient’s face. Moreover, Loppen’s first floor has a great collection of posters everyone should check out.
Lakrids By Johan Bülow
Licorice can be considered Denmark’s national favorite ingredient, and it can be found in many foods and drinks. Bring a taste of Denmark packed in a fancy jar back home from Lakrids Johan Bülow stores. The combinations are limitless: white chocolate mixed with sweet licorice and aromatic peach, licorice with coffee, and blackcurrant-infused licorice are only some of them. Lakrids stores can be found all over Copenhagen and in the airport for a last-minute gift idea.
Lakrids By Johan Bülow, Kongens Nytorv 13, Copenhagen, +45 42 13 59 22
Lakrids By Johan Bülow A/S Torvehallerne, Linnésgade 17, Copenhagen, +45 32 17 68 22
Lakrids By Johan Bülow A/S Tivoli, Vesterbrogade 3, Copenhagen, +45 33 91 68 22
Magasin du Nord
For something fancier that will satisfy every fashionista, head to Magasin Du Nord. The department store, housed in an impressive French-Renaissance-Revival-style building, is located at Kongens Nytorv’s historic center. Designers’ boutiques, beauty products, kitchen utensils, books, and more can all be found in there. It’s an ideal place for those who don’t want to add another refrigerator magnet to their collection.
Magasin Du Nord, Kongens Nytorv 13, Copenhagen, +45 33 11 44 33
Illum provides another renowned department store with an extensive variety of fashion, beauty, and interior-design products. Visitors will find many international brands such as Calvin Klein and Armani as well as Scandinavian-renowned brands such as Acne studios, Mad Nørgaard, and Filippa K. What’s better than a Scandinavian-style piece of clothing as a souvenir?
Illum, Østergade 52, Copenhagen, +45 33 14 40 02
Karrusella offers plenty of gift choices for little ones. Toys, clothes, shoes, and much more for infants and children up to eight years old fill the cozy-store’s shelves. Located in a passage close to Strøget, it may be tricky to find. However, its products make it worth the effort.
Karrusella, Jorcks Passage Vimmelskaftet 42B, Copenhagen, +45 29 88 73 11
Maduro offers a great selection of elegant-decoration items, stylish accessories, and many colorful toys for affordable prices. From vases, lamps, and posters to scented candles and lotions, the little shop just by Nørrebro feels like paradise to those who appreciate style. Visitors won’t find mugs with Danish flags or Little Mermaid statues, but they’ll discover some unique pieces that will add a taste of Scandinavian design to their home.
Maduro, Frederiksborggade 39, Copenhagen, +45 33 93 28 33
Remisen Flea Market
Remisen is an indoor flea market that takes place almost every weekend all year round. It’s one of the favorite markets for bargain hunters because it has many stands packed with all kinds of stuff like Danish porcelain and silverware to bric-a-brac, clothes, and toys. With so many things, it won’t be easy finding that one perfect item, but it’s a great feeling to have something unique that will always serve as a reminder of your time in Denmark.
Remisen, Blegdamsvej 132, Copenhagen, +45 35 26 31 41
Flying Tiger can now be found in many countries, but the first store opened in Copenhagen approximately 20 years ago. The internationally-famous store is known for its low prices and its variety of items sold. Kitchen utensils, frames, painting material, quirky mugs, and funny toys for children are only some of the 300 products Flying Tiger’s customers will find in the diverse store.
Flying Tiger Copenhagen, Frederiksborggade 1, Copenhagen, +45 33 73 15 16