What is the best thing to bring home from Helsinki?

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Nirvana Bhatia

While you might not be able to fit a trendy new sofa or table from the World Design Capital in your suitcase for the flight home, you’ll definitely want to pick up a few objects of classic Finnish design. Opt for a set of vibrant bed sheets from Marimekko, a soft glass vase from Iittala or a necklace inspired by Finnish folklore from Kalevala Koru. Forbes Travel Guide’s editors also love shopping at Freedom of Creation, where Janne Kyttanen is experimenting with the marvels of 3D printing to create layered masterpieces that are increasing in popularity throughout the world. No matter what you’re looking for, there are plenty of independent boutiques in the Design District and along the Esplanade, so be sure to take your time hunting for that perfect souvenir.

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