Souvenirs are always such a lovely reminder of a great trip. Earlier in the year I visited Stockholm with Sachajuan, and being a bit of a Scandiphile it was a great excuse to pick up a few things to bring home. I found the perfect minimal souvenirs from Stockholm, made by some fantastic Swedish brands, all beautifully designed, of course. Almost all of them are under 100ml or small in size and weight (except the Byredo room spray which you can pick up in duty free at the airport), so all perfect for carry-on luggage.
There’s a lovely story behind Iris Hantverk, their beautiful brushes are made according to an old Swedish tradition by visually impaired craftsmen from different cultures. The quality is exceptional and this is definitely just the start of my collection. They do make some other amazing homewares too, including soft furnishings and cleaning products.
I’ve written about Sachajuan a few times (their haircare products are my favourite) and you’re probably quite familiar with the brand now. Their Ocean Mist Texturising Spray is their bestseller and one I’ve not mentioned before. It’s perfect for those who like a more textured, beachy style.
Byredo is one of those brands that in my mind gets it all right, from the packaging and branding to the contents of their slick bottles, I love it all! The Cotton Poplin room spray is new to the collection, evolving from the ever popular candles. It has a fresh scent, think clean sheets with touches of blue chamomile, linen, white cedarwood and sweet musk.
Whilst in Stockholm I dropped into the studio/shop of TID (Swedish for ‘time’) and had a lovely chat with Ola about the brand and what it’s like living and working in Stockholm. The space is small but stunning with shelves and tables all made from Dinesen‘s Douglas Fir floorboards. I was so inspired.
L:a Bruket may have made its way over to the UK in the last couple of years but that’s no reason not to appreciate it in its home country. I’m funny in that I really like to buy things from where they come from or were made, it gives them a little extra something. The 092 hand cream is another bestseller and I can understand why given its lovely scent of sage, rosemary and lavender. They also do a smaller 30ml size, perfect for handbags.
Granit is a sort of cross between Muji and IKEA, filled with minimal functional products for the home, at a reasonable price. The only thing that stopped me from taking half the shop home was that my luggage was already jam-packed (I even got a heavy label at the airport).