For the booklover
Rungstedlund north of Copenhagen oozes of history and marvelous storytelling due to its previous inhabitant, the world famous writer Karen Blixen. The shop holds Blixen's own books in many languages as well as books and films about her exceptionally adventurous life and writing. Furthermore, the shop sells gift items, arts and crafts, and a whole collection of "Karen Blixen's Christmas" ornaments. The Karen Blixen Museum, which is run by a non-profit institution, also accepts donations. Donators receive a special diploma in return for their generosity.
The Karen Blixen Museum. Opening hours: Wed, Thu, Fri: 13-16. Sat and Sun: 11-16. Monday and Tuesday closed. Also closed 24 and 25 December.
For the nostalgic
The past 150 years of Danish history seen from the perspective of ordinary people is the focal point of The Workers Museum – and this also goes for the museum shop. Here you will find a wide variety of literature, both fictional and non-fictional, dealing with subjects such as workers' culture, social exclusion and class difference. The shop also sells classical kitchen supplies and toys from the 1950's and 70's as well as printed art work, postcards and t-shirts.
The Workers Museum. Opening hours: Everyday: 10-16. Wed: 10-19. Closed 24-26 December.
For the aesthete
Situated in the historic centre of Copenhagen, Designmuseum Denmark is just a stone's throw from the city's main shopping street. The museum shop offers a unique selection of hand-picked Danish and Scandinavian design objects, perfect for any design aficionado. This includes an impressive book collection, designer garments, posters, bags and merchandise from the museum. The shop is located between the exhibitions and Klint Café.
Designmuseum Denmark. Opening hours: Tues – Sun: 10-18. Wed: 10-21. Closed 24-26 December.
For the archaeologist
Kroppedal Museum traces 15.000 years of Danish history in Copenhagen's Western Region where the museum itself is situated. The permanent exhibition is on Danish astronomy, and special exhibitions include both archaeology and modern history. The museum shop holds a broad selection of objects relating to the exhibitions such as a special selection of goblets and glasses reproduced from Scandinavian and European originals. See the selection.
Kroppedal Museum. Opening hours: Tue-Sun: 12-16. Monday closed. Closed from 23. December.
For the curious
If you know someone who is into science and technology, Experimentarium is the best place in town to do your shopping! Here you will find a world of gadgets, mind-boggling games, robots and much more for all ages. Experimentarium has made it even easier for you to pick the right thing for everyone with their gift guide. See their 10 suggestions.
Experimentarium. Opening hours: Mon, Tue, Wed and Fri: 9:30-17. Thu: 9:30-20. Weekends: 10-17. Closed 23, 24, 25 December.
Michelle From Hoxer