Souvenirs in Stockholm: where to find the quirkiest keepsakes

Skansen Museum is a top choice for finding souvenirs in Stockholm.

‘Been there, done that, got the souvenir to prove it,’ you know how the saying goes. Whether it’s a fridge magnet, keychain, or T-shirt destined to gather dust in the back of our closets, we all have that innate desire to bring back a tangible piece of the places we visit – something to remind us of the good times and bring a smile to our faces when we look at it years down the line.  Sure, these mementoes are often cheesy and predictable, but that’s part of their charm, isn’t it? That being said, if you’re visiting the Swedish capital and are on the lookout for more sentimental and distinctive keepsakes to take home, don’t fret. There are plenty of places to find unique souvenirs in Stockholm provided you know where to look. 

Visit the Skansen Museum Shop for a slice of Swedish history

As the world’s oldest open-air museum, Skansen offers a glimpse into Sweden’s cultural heritage with its charming historic buildings, actors in traditional clothing, and captivating exhibits. And what better way to commemorate your visit than with a special souvenir from this magical destination?

Head over to the museum’s gift shop, where you’ll discover an eclectic array of treasures that capture the essence of Sweden’s yesteryears. Step inside, and you’ll be greeted by shelves lined with unique finds, from handcrafted ceramics and soaps to locally sourced delicacies such as lingonberry preserves, wildflower honey, and artisanal chocolates. Whether you’re hunting for a quirky keepsake or a tasteful home decor piece, there’s plenty to pique your interest.

For those with a penchant for Scandinavian design, explore the gift shop’s collection of sleek minimalist homeware made of natural materials, or dive into the world of Swedish folklore with charming wooden figurines and intricately embroidered textiles.

The Royal Palace Gift Shop is brimming with majestic mementoes

After wandering the opulent corridors of the Royal Palace and exchanging nods with the throne of one of our favourite queer icons, Queen Christina, swing by the Royal Gift Shop to get your hands on a souvenir fit for a king, queen, or anything in between.

Conveniently situated in the outer courtyard of the palace, in Stockholm’s enchanting Old Town, this boutique is a veritable treasure trove of heritage goodies. From opulent tableware boasting patterns straight out of the 1600s, 1700s, and 1800s to jewellery fit for a modern monarch, this shop has it all. And for those of you who fancy a peek behind the royal curtains, they have just the thing. Sink your teeth into the best-selling book, ‘Royal Palaces of Sweden – People and Stories’. Now available in English, this gem offers juicy insights into the Royals’ daily shenanigans, with a focus on the often-overlooked female perspectives.

Explore must-have merchandise at ABBA The Museum’s shop

Continuing our exploration of the top spots for finding one-of-a-kind souvenirs in Stockholm, we arrive at ABBA The Museum’s official gift shop. This delightful store is an extension of the first and only museum dedicated to one the most important – if not the most important – acts in Swedish music history. But don’t be misled into thinking you need to be a die-hard fan of the band to appreciate what’s on offer here. No matter your taste in music, there is truly something for everyone.

At the ABBA The Museum Shop, you’ll find a wide selection of exclusive keepsakes and collectables inspired by the band’s illustrious career, from clothing, accessories, and homeware to posters, books, and vinyl. It’s simply impossible to leave this place empty-handed.

Amp up your wardrobe at Bruno Gallerian

When it comes to the world of fashion, Stockholm is right up there with the best of them, and we’re not just tooting our own horn when we say that – okay, maybe we are just a little bit. Known for our effortlessly cool Scandinavian aesthetic, which has recently gained popularity on social media, fashionistas from across the globe are always flocking to our stylish streets for inspiration. For those of you seeking a souvenir that screams “Stockholm chic,” Bruno Gallerian is the place to be.

Located in the heart of Stockholm’s upscale Östermalm district, this quant shopping centre showcases a small but quality selection of some of the best Scandinavian and international fashion brands like APLACE, Samsøe & Samsøe, HOPE and ARKET. Whether you’re after a classic wardrobe staple, an entirely new outfit, or a little something to remind you of your visit to the Swedish capital, Bruno Gallerian is sure to leave you feeling fashionably fulfilled.

When you’re ready to unwind after a day of retail therapy, Hotel Rival awaits just a stone’s throw away from the galleria. With its stylish decor, impeccable service, and convenient location, Hotel Rival is the perfect retreat for fashion-forward travellers looking for the most stylish souvenirs in Stockholm.