ISSUE 50  |  Christmas Around the World

Holiday Gifts: Modern Swedish Christmas

December 14, 2009 4:15 PM

BY Julie Carlson

For Scandinavians, Christmas involves Santa Lucia candles, herds of Dala horses, and straw Julbock goats. Here are some ideas for recreating—and perfecting—a modern Swedish holiday.

Above: White Dala Horse (7 inches tall); $45 at the American Swedish Institute.

Above: Set of Six Straw Star Ornaments; $9.95 from Poland by Mail.

Above L: Klippan Swedish Horse Cotton Blanket; on sale for $139.99 (down from $174.99) at Fjorn. Above R: Klippan Moose Cotton Blanket; on sale for $139.99 (down from $174.99) at Fjorn.

Above: Hand-carved, unpainted Dala Horse Ornament; $12 at Posh in Chicago.