As other students coming back to school after a long holiday, I am actually packing to visit Vietnam for several weeks. I am really excited because I will be able to spend Lunar New Year holiday with my friends and family. Since the moment I booked the ticket, I have been in an “ongoing” mission to choose some really “Finnish” gifts and products to bring home. So far, it has been a great experience & I’d found some very satisfying presents.
Nothing says love like Fazer chocolate
I think I just slightly paraphrased the Valentine Day advertising campaign of Fazer Geisha chocolate last year, but well I am pretty sure they wouldn’t mind. I personally think chocolate is the only gift that suitable for almost all kinds of occasion, I mean it’s chocolate. The iconic blue-wrapped milk chocolate Karl Fazer (Fazer Sininen) is probably the most popular type in Finland, and the first time it was introduced to the market was in 1922 (wow).
Photo is taken from http://www.fazer.fi/
One thing I love about the Fazer brand is they produce so many different types of chocolate, and they all taste so good. The rich texture and superior taste of cacao butter in Fazer chocolate is completely different with many others’ that filled with high fructose corn syrup. Speaking of the creativity! Like many others, I love chocolate. In fact, I am passionate about chocolate. So I couldn’t resist making myself a little Christmas tree out of Fazer chocolate boxes that I wanted to bring home. And these are not all the types of Fazer chocolate that available. I am positive that I am not the only person who goes a little bit overboard at the supermarket that day when seeing all the glorious chocolate boxes neatly placed in order. You can’t really go wrong with chocolate.
My kind of Christmas tree
The Moomin family is probably the most famous family in Finland, and you can easily find many different products with images of the globally loved characters almost everywhere in Finland. Moomin stories have been very well-known in Japan thanks to the Japanese-European collaboration animation series since it first produced in 1970s. However, in my country, for example, not many people know about Moomin stories or animations. By giving them gifts that have images of Moomin and the gang, I’d have the opportunity to introduce about the lovely white trolls family, and maybe brag about my awesome trip to Moomin World in Naantali last year.
One of the Moomin gifts that I bought for my family last year.
Come to Finland
I have been a loyal supporter of Come to Finland for a long time, since I first came to Finland actually. I got to know about them when I was searching for postcards to send to my friends. They produce beautiful and unique postcards, and the artworks are designed based on the classic Finnish travel posters. Therefore, their products give a special vintage feel that can hardly be mistaken or found in any other commercialized merchandises. So far, all of my friends who have received those postcards all want to “Come to Finland”. I’d really like to think it has something to do with my choices of postcards.
Besides postcards, they also carry different products like books, calendars, art posters, trays, or even kitchen towels. The products are carefully manufactured with high quality wood and paper, and definitely would make amazing gifts to your beloveds.
Photo taken from: http://www.cometofinland.fi
I am certain that my family and friends would be happy to receive the presents that I had attentively picked. They follow this blog, so I can’t really post any other pictures because I’d like to keep them as surprises. Talking of surprise, guess what I got today? A brand new selfie-stick!
This is such a wonderful delight because my photo was picked in the TYS’s Instagram Photo Contest. There were so many beautiful shots, so I was really surprised. I am really grateful for the appreciation, such a great way to start the New Year!