Nudie Jeans – sustainable fashion

One of the world’s most famous jeans brands, Nudie Jeans, was founded in Gothenburg in the early 2000s. The collections, which now include everything from accessories to jackets and t shirts, are made of 100 percent organic cotton in a transparent and fair chain of production. If your jeans are worn out, Nudie will repair them fror free in one of their shops. To mimimise your environmental impact (as well as the impact on your wallet), choose a pair of worn jeans from the project Re-use.

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Thrive – sustainable and vegan fashion in Haga

At Thrive you can choose between non-toxic denim wear, vegan sneakers and organic bags and accessories. There is a wide selection of items, produced in a fair way and without using chemicals or pesticides. Not sure what to buy? Ask the knowledgeable and environmentally passionate owners for advice!

Give away a shared experience!

After several years of canceled events and longing to meet, maybe the best Christmas present is tickets to something to experience together? 2023 in Gothenburg offers many fantastic and unique opportunities to see world-class sports, music, and culture.

For example, how about taking your sports-loving friend to the Men’s Handball World Championship on January 11-22, where Gothenburg will host the Swedish team’s group stage and main round?
Or your music-crazy relative to the gala event P3 Guld who is finally back in town?

More tips for spring and summer events in Gothenburg:

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If you plan to visit Gothenburg several times during the year or want to buy a present for someone who lives here, an annual pass or subscription to one of Gothenburg’s cultural institutions is an appreciated Christmas present! Gothenburg’s concert hall has several different types of subscriptions for both seasoned and new concertgoers. Gothenburg’s museum card gives unlimited entry to the Museum of Gothenburg, the Gothenburg Museum of Art, The Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft and The Maritime Museum and Aquarium, which re-opens on December 10, 2022! The Gothenburg Opera also has popular subscriptions, and a variety of gift packages.

Eguale – Fair trade coffee, tea and chocolate

If you’re not sure what to get a loved one for Christmas, something to eat is always a safe choice, and Gothenburg based Eguale have plenty of edibles to offer. Their vision is a trade that is fair to everyone involved, all the way from farmer to consumer, and they’ve been working with fair trade and organic production since 1976. Besides in Eguale’s own web shop, you’ll find their coffee, tea and chocolate in supermarkets Ica and Coop, special stores and fair trade shops.

Maska – high-quality knitwear

Didn’t have time to finish that Christmas sweater for grandpa? No worries, just swing by Maska’s shop on Fjärde Långgatan, where you’ll find comfy knitwear (and more) in natural fibres that will last for many winters to come. Sustainability is in focus throughout the company, who have taken the yarn quality and elaborate patterns of the hand knitting world and made them commercially available.

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Icebug – the world’s first climate positive outdoor shoe

Shoes or boots from Icebug is the perfect Christmas gift to the runner or outdoor person. The company became the first ever outdoor shoe company that created a climate positive product. They are still working step by step to improve their shoes – and minimise the carbon footprint. You’ll find Icebug’s shoes at their own concept store in central Gothenburg, or in one of Naturkompaniet’s three shops.

Go for second hand gifts

If you have vintage rarities, fun toys or unique design items on your Christmas gift list, you have a large selection of shops in Gothenburg with personal and selected second hand. At Erikshjälpen Rosenlund, you can find clothes, children’s gadgets and decor. Several shops also have a mix of new small-scale design and second hand – for example Aplace on Magasingsgatan and Vix Deco on Spinneriet in Lindome. Explore our guide to second hand and vintage shops in Gothenburg at the link below!