The guide to Christmas shopping in Stockholm
Updated 15 Dec 2020
The information in this guide may be affected by covid-19.
Finding the perfect Christmas present isn't always the easiest task, and what do you give someone who already has everything? Some people like their presents to come in big boxes, some like them small and exclusive, while others prefer to receive an experience to remember. To help you on your way, we've gathered some great ideas for Christmas presents and where in Stockholm you can find them. Everything from restaurant experiences to fine foods, spa packages and interiors details - there's something for all budgets, ages and interests. Don't rush out and get caught up in the city's gift-buying mania without first reading our guide to where to buy thoughtful and creative Christmas presents in Stockholm.
AGKronobergsgatan 37, Kungsholmen
For meat lovers
This restaurant offers a complete concept primarily for meat lovers. Housed in a former silversmith's workshop (hence the name) in Kungsholmen, AG is a sensory, innovative experience. Invite a friend or family member for a carnivorous evening out.
EtoileNorra Stationsgatan 51, Vasastan
Treat someone to a Michelin-starred experience at Etoile. They serve a set tasting menu consisting of modern, international food in season. The restaurant only has 26 covers, making it a personal, intimate dinner experience.
Lilla EgoVästmannagatan 69, Vasastan
Award-winning chefs Tom Sjöstedt and Daniel Räms ensure Lilla Ego remains on many Stockholmer's dining wish lists year in and year out. Relax - the vibe here is informal and spontaneous and decor is unpretentious and homely, but you need to book early to ensure a table reservation.
Delis and fine food stores
Urban Deli2 addresses
Browse the fine foods in Urban Deli's food hall and either buy goodies to take home or to give away as a gift to someone you like. Cheese and charcuterie, posh snacks, oils, spices and artisanal foods, with an emphasis on organic products, all make excellent presents for foodies.
Taylors & Jones2 addresses
Explore the world of sausages
If you know someone who loves sausages, a gift certificate from Taylors & Jones makes a perfect present. The certificate can be used for one of their sausage making courses (after which you take your own sausages home with you) or to buy some of their delicious artisan sausages.
For the gourmet
Almost everyone loves good cheeses, making a present from fine French cheesemongers Androuet a great choice. Let them choose their own favourite cheeses with a gift certificate or buy a cheese basket filled with cheeses, biscuits, preserves and other delicious accompaniments.
Oasis of wellbeing
Visit one of Sparadiset's branches, whether you prefer being in the city or out in the countryside. You'll find their spas in Östermalm, Södermalm, Kungsholmen and Värmdö and you can give everything from a body treatment to a whole spa day as a pampering gift.
CentralbadetDrottninggatan 88 ög, Norrmalm/City
Give the gift of relaxation with a gift certificate from Centralbadet. Choose from various different spa packages - anything from admission to the relaxation area, a whole day of treatments or a massage and wine package.
Elements SpaRingvägen 98, Skanstull/Södermalm
You'll find this modern spa in the Clarion Hotel Stockholm in Skanstull. Elements has an indoor and outdoor pool, a yoga shala, relax area and a dry and steam sauna. If you want to really treat someone special, why not give away a treatment complete with a glass of champagne and something to eat.
Selma City SpaÖstra Järnvägsgatan 35, Norrmalm/City
Spa on the roof
Right at the top of the Clarion Hotel Sign you'll find Selma City Spa, complete with gym, relaxation area and spa. Anyone who receives this as a Christmas gift can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and stunning views over the rooftops of Stockholm. You can also eat a healthy lunch here, have a relaxing treatment, enjoy a glass of bubbles and have a swim in the heated outdoor pool which is open all year round.
Åhléns CityKlarabergsgatan 50, Norrmalm/City
Everything in one place
You'll find everything you could possibly want beauty-wise at Åhléns City. The ground and lower floors stock all the major beauty brands, from luxury to budget and everything in between.
The Australian skincare brand Aesop's gorgeous concept stores are a treat for the senses, and their products maintain the same high quality. Fragrances, skin and haircare products line the shelves in covetable packaging - perfect to give away as a generous present.
Good value everyday luxury
Ritual's reasonably-priced range includes fragrance sticks, body scrubs, face creams, body lotions and other products filled with delicious fragrances for your body and home. Treat a loved one to a little everyday luxury in the form of a soap set for their bathroom or a relaxing fragrance fray for their bedroom.
A high-street favourite for everyone who likes fun skin and haircare. You'll find innovative bath bombs in all the colours of the rainbow, shampoo cakes, face masks and much more at Lush and none of their products are tested on animals. You can also find gift boxes in all different sizes and price ranges.
Svenskt TennStrandvägen 5, City/Östermalm
Classic Swedish design
This iconic interiors store is a favourite among design-conscious Stockholmers and tourists. You'll find everything from furniture and lamps to decorative accessories. There's a lovely little tea salon on the second floor, where you can go for afternoon tea.
Design gifts for all tastes
Designtorget sells small items of furniture, posters, china, kitchen utensils, books, jewellery and more - all from selected Swedish designers. You'll find Christmas gifts for the whole family here, whatever their taste or interests.
Designtorget Åhléns Sickla Galleria
BrandstationenHornsgatan 64, Södermalm
Curated vintage finds
A real treasure trove for interiors aficionados. You'll find a mixture of old and new in a mishmash of styles with an emphasis on brass, velvet, exotic decorative details and vintage.
Nordiska GallerietNybrogatan 11, Östermalm
Fine Nordic interiors
A carefully chosen selection of design items has made Nordiska Galleriet a leading player on the Swedish furniture and interiors scene. The emphasis is on timeless Nordic design and they stock a long list of established designers.
A gift that does good
Craftsmanship is key at Afroart, where you'll find colourful interiors details, textiles and furntiure from Africa, Asia and Latin America. You can buy all their products with a clear conscience as Afroart export their products via the World Fair Trade Organization, which works to create new employment opportunities in areas where handcrafts are an important source of income.
EsteriörÅsögtan 144, Södermalm
Esteriör combines unique interiors details and artworks from both well-known and more obscure brands, along with a selection of vintage pieces. You'll find interiors details and furniture in several different budget ranges and styles to suit most tastes.
Nathalie SchutermanBirger Jarlsgatan 5, Norrmalm/City/Östermalm
Designer brand mecca
Nathalie Schuterman sells a handpicked range of clothes and accessories from the world's most famous fashion brands. You'll find exclusive handbags, shoes, sunglasses, accessories and, of course, clothes.
AplaceGötgatan 36, Södermalm
Aplace sells clothes, accessories and interiors details from trendy, high-quality brands for both men and women. You'll find products handpicked from smaller, more exclusive brands alongside well-known favourites which never go out of style.
NKHamngatan 18-20, Norrmalm/City
Largest in Stockholm
Housed in an imposing building on Hamngatan in the heart of Stockholm, Stockholm's largest department store Nordiska Kompaniet has something for everyone. Whether you want to gift a beautiful piece of jewellery, electronics, books or fashion, you'll find it at NK. Refuel at Art Bakery or Bobergs Matsal.
GrandpaSödermannagatan 21, Södermalm
Grandpa is what you might call a lifestyle concept store. Drop by to browse the stylish selection and be inspired or to hunt for a special present. Clothes, shoes, accessories, interiors details, books... The list of handpicked items you'll find here is long.
Give someone the gift of a French-inspired evening out with dinner and a boules tournament at Boulebar. They serve authentic French food and drinks to enjoy before or after a festive game of boules with family, friends or colleagues.
FotografiskaStora Tullhuset Stadsgårdshamnen 22, Södermalm
For culture vultures
Gift someone you like an experience at Fotografiska, Stockholm's centre for contemporary photography. Enjoy their range of exhibitions, great food and one of Stockholm's most specatacular views. Choose between lunch in the café, weekend brunch or dinner in the award-winning restaurant.
BallBreakerLindhagensgatan 114, Kungsholmen
For the competitive
Don't underestimate the impact of a pulse-raising present. At BallBreaker you can choose between various different games and activities, drink cocktails in the bar and enjoy a good dinner. A perfect present for anyone who enjoys action and exercise.
ArtipelagArtipelagstigen 1, The Archipelago/Värmdö
Art in the archipelago
Give away a day out in beautiful natural surroundings in Stockholm's inner archipelago. Take a stroll along the waterfront, eat good food and enjoy the current art exhibition.
Hotel DiplomatStrandvägen 7c, Östermalm
Hotel Diplomat is as well frequented by tourists and international celebrities as locals treating themselves to a staycation. Thanks to its smart address on Strandvägen, guests have fantastic views and a location close to some of Stockholm's best shops and restaurants, but you'd be forgiven for holing up in the hotel and ordering room service instead.
Bank HotelArsenalsgatan 6, Norrmalm/City
Luxury, luxury, luxury!
Give someone a luxurious present in the form of a stay at one of Stockholm's most exciting new hotels, Bank Hotel. In addition to an elegantly renovated interior, this boutique hotel has three bars and restaurants. Check in to your room, have a drink at Sophie's Bar, enjoy dinner in the dining room and round off the evening at Papillion.
YasuragiHamndalsvägen 6, Nacka
Japanese spa hotel
Go all-in and gift a stay at Yasuragi Japanese spa just outside Stockholm. Enjoy fresh air, the archipelago surroundings, indoor and outdoor pools, relaxing treatments and authentic Asian-influenced food at this beautifully situated spa hotel in natural surroundings.
Häringe SlottHäringeslottsväg, Haninge
Treat someone to a pampering weekend away at Häringe Slott outside Stockholm. This luxurious 17th century palace is home to Sweden's oldest outdoor tennis court and outdoor pool. Choose from a selection of weekend packages with various experiences included and eat seasonal food in the restaurant.
Stallmästaregården is located in central Stockholm, but it feels like it's in the middle of the countryside. Close to the restaurants and shops of Vasastan, as well as leafy Haga Park, it's the perfect destination for a staycation.