You do not necessarily need to go to big shopping centers to find exactly what you are looking for. Here are some souvenir shopping ideas for you!
Your godmother might fall in love with Finnish design products for home inspired by Finnish nature and landscapes. Designed by a local photographer Tiinamari Vilkko high-quality textiles can be purchased from Kombo shop which is located at Kotka Market Square. Check out the whole variety of Maanatiri textiles by visiting her online shop.
In Kombo, you will also discover a great selection of gifts made by of other local producers. Omaman’s bags and purses designed by Kotka’s designer Tanja Taipale or an ecological shoppers bag with Kotka map print designed by Tandem Graphics. These can be easily fit to an envelope to delight a friend who lives far away.
Would you like to have sauna with cinnamon or smoke aroma? These relaxing aromas, as well as Euca ecological cleaning detergent for sauna and home, can be found in Kombo, from Parttia Sauna products shelf. Check out all sauna products from online store.
Sea themed interior products made by local Mia.O can be found in Tamburiini shop (Keskuskatu 17, Kotka) or in Maritime center Vellamo. Tamburiini sells new and retro products. In addition to interior decor items, you will find a collection of old Arabia mugs, vinyl records and crystal glass. Christmas wooden decorations are self-made by Tamburiini. Everyone will find a unique present from Tamburiini as it is filled with beautiful items for you and your home.
Maritime Center Vellamo's Museum Shop specializes on sea-themed souvenirs and gifts but also has plenty of other goods including Mincosin wooden necklaces and bracelets and Hilla & Liisi cd-book for children that is made in cooperation with Kymi Sinfonietta the local symphony orchestra.
In case you are looking for hand-made presents, you should definitely pay a visit to Miehikkälä crafters shops. Open Thur-Fri 9-14 and Sat 10-13 (address Keskustie 1 A 3). Or visit Jaanan lahjat shop from where you will Hamina items and souvenirs,
More shopping places can be found here.