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Norwegian A merican Weekly
"When I was very young, 8
years old I believe, I was given
Lefse Tradition Kit
Share the tradition of lefse baking with younger generations with a customizable
for Christmas, a World Atlas lefse kit! Choose the style of rolling pin, potato ricer, lefse stick, and Bethany lefse
Women’s Galdrer — with both historical and griddle to complete the set of lefse-making tools.
up-to-date maps of the world.
Beanie by Kari Traa Fantastic gift. Triggered
Available at www.lefsetime.com.
Beanie that keeps your ears warm. curiosity and started a
Wool and Acrylic. A great gift for long process of trying to
teenage girls! Available at www. understand at least something
karitraa.com. about the world and the
About $53 human condition. I could
see where my relatives in
America lived, among other
In a way it changed my life." "I have
-Wegger Chr. Strømmen Christmas
Ambassador of Norway memories, but
to the United States
one that stands
out is from 1961, when
at the age of five, I got an
"My favorite gift has been American pedal car (tråbil)
being invited every year from my aunt Gerd and uncle
we have lived in Oslo to a
wonderful julebord by our
Nordic Finn for Christmas. They
had been studying in the U.S.
friend Tove. I love enjoying Walking Poles and returned to Norway that Representative of
Norway to the United
the Christmas season with Nordic Walking is a total Christmas. It couldn't have
our Norwegian friends eating body workout that burns gotten much better when
Norwegian delicacies. I have up to 40% more calories the car mechanics at our
learned to really like rakfisk than regular walking. Nordic business immediately made a "That sentiment, elated joy
(and dislike gammel ost...). At Walking can decrease stress snow plow for the car. I was a over Christmas gifts, was
my age, people more than on your joints and knees, and popular friend for a while." strongest when I was a boy. I
things are more the treasure." improve your overall fitness must have been, say 11, when
level. -Kim Nesselquist I received a pair of speed
Consul of Norway skates."
Available at www.keytz.com. CEO, Norwegian
-Benson K. Whitney
Ambassador of the United
In black, white, or pink American Foundation
States to Norway $30 and up
Laila Perfume Wuff Da Bowl
Laila has been described as clean, fresh, Dry food...again? The wuff da dog
pure, and alluring. It truly captures bowl, for Norwegian dogs and those
the beauty and romance of Norwegian who wish they were. Ceramic. Choose
"The best Christmas gift I ever received was an
mountain wild between 5” or 7” diameter.
authentic hand embroidered and hand knit
flower from Available at www.ingebretsens.org.
Setesdal sweater by my wife Mimi. She knits so
which it was
much, she does this in front of me and I don't About $17-24
born. About $53
notice. Did not even notice when we traveled to for 1.7 oz.
Ose Ullvare in the Setesdal Valley where she met Available at
Consul of Norway
Annemor Sundbo to get the authentic silver clasp www.laila.com
and buttons! The gift was a total surprise even
About $53 for
though it was often worked on in my presence!"
NORWEGIAN AMERICAN WEEKLY • November 21, 2008
10 Christmas Gift Guide
Men’s Packable Jacket by
A stylish bad weather workhorse.
Comfortable and dependable protection.
Extra durable fabric in shoulder stress
zone. This jacket has Helly Tech ®,
lightweight nylon waterproof breathable
protection, full storm hood, snap-away
hood adjustments, packable. Available at
"My father was active in the
resistance movement during World
War II, and among other things he
helped Jewish refugees flee from
Norway to Sweden. One of them
showed his gratitude to my father Hadeland Glass
by sending me a Christmas present Add a touch of Norwegian
every year when I was a small girl. sophistication to your home décor
He was a wealthy businessman, so with Hadeland Glassverk. Since 1769,
his presents were always fantastic,
Land of the much more fabulous than any
Hadeland Glassverk has been a leader in
glass design, and its stunning collection
other present I received. And all
www.norskwear.com Midnight Son: my friends used to come every features glass art, vases, bowls, and
Norwegian Christmas in America
year to my house the day after Christmas décor. To learn more and
Christmas Eve, just to see what I had purchase, visit www.shopatnorway.com
got from this man whom I didn't or hadeland-glassverk.no/english.
really know. One year I got a doll's
house, complete with furniture Prices vary
and curtains and a whole family of
dolls. Unfortunately I never met this
mysterious man, but I will never
100% pure Your favorite Norwegian and American
forget his Christmas gifts."
new wool! Christmas songs and native music from the Sami
and Huron people performed by Linda (Gundersen)
Priebe, Mezzo-Soprano, Ola Gjeilo, Piano, and Brian
The perfect Priebe Alphorn, Trombone, and Percussion. Consul General of
holiday gift! The perfect gift for the Norwegians on your list!
Visit us online at:
www.norskwear.com Price: $15.00 + $3.00 shipping & handling
Buy secure online at
(425) 486-6808 or email your order to Røros blankets add warmth and harmony to
Fax: Arrivi@ArriviMarketing.com any setting. Røros blankets are made from
(425) 286-6509 100% pure Norwegian wool that is selected
PO Box 82421 Quantities will be limited from sheep that graze on fresh Norwegian
Kenmore, WA 98028 Get yours TODAY! mountain pastures. This wool ensures that you
receive soft, airy, comfortable blankets that
The Little Viking Gift Shop will remain beautifully functional for years to
come. Available at www.shopnorway.com
Seaport Village - 817 West Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101 About $ 150
(619) 232-7160 • www.thelittleviking.com • email@example.com
Fine Gifts and Collectibles • Cooking supplies • Clothing • and more!
"My favorite Christmas
memory is from 1987.
MaryAnn and I traveled to
my hometown of Rugby,
N.D. to show off our new
baby daughter, Maren. As we
sat with three generations
Norwegian Brooklyn Revisited of Andersons at Christmas
eve services in my boyhood
church, we celebrated the
By Siv Ringdal birth of Jesus and, as we
held our baby daughter, we
The book takes you back to the Norwegian glimpsed something of the
colony in Brooklyn in the period 1945-1975. greatest gift of all--life itself!
We gave thanks that night in
Hundreds of photographs provide a a new way."
glimpse of the everyday lives of Norwegian -Loren Anderson
Chairman of the
immigrants. Board, Norwegian
Buy the book at: www.goldenslippers.no
NORWEGIAN AMERICAN WEEKLY • November 21, 2008
Christmas Gift Guide 11
Madshus Lillehammer Cross-Country NIS Skis "The most treasured Norwegian
Christmas gift that I ever received Waffle Iron
Madshus based these skis on top racing know-how to get a reasonably priced, high- was given to me by my parents. It is Served with strawberry jam and gjetost
quality touring ski. Enhanced sidecut dimensions improve maneuverability in all a beautiful hand-made silver spoon these heart-shaped Norwegian waffles
conditions. Torsion cap design provides increased stability for rock-solid skating necklace by Norwegian-American are sure to be a huge hit at your next
artist Gene Tokheim of Montevideo,
thrust in all conditions. Lightweight polycell core provides an energetic edge-to- gathering! VillaWare’s classic heart-
Minnesota. It is special because it is
edge reponse as you skate. Comes with premounted NIS binding plate. Contact a replica of a wooden spoon in the shaped waffle iron bakes a 1/2” thick
your local sporting good retailer for more information. Vesterheim Museum collection, a scalloped waffle, separates into five
About $125 - $160 place I love and work, and because hearts. Available at www.amazon.com.
it was made by Gene, a cousin of my About $35-40
husband. Mostly though, it is special
for the feeling it stirs in my heart—a
connection to my Norwegian
heritage! Thanks Mum and Dad."
- Kirsten Roverud Heine
"One of my most memorable and touching Christmas gifts came development officer
as a result of attending the Univ. of Oslo summer session and
fall semester long ago. All my life the birthday cards, Easter and
Christmas cards from both my father who immigrated from
Children’s Puffy Coat by
Norway and my maternal Grandmother who immigrated from Appaman
Sweden had contained the official printed sentiments and then the Appaman is inspired by and named
signature of the sender. Neither were comfortable writing in their after the childhood companion of
adopted language and I couldn't read theirs. After taking classes founder and designer Harald Husum.
in Norwegian and letting them know I could read it a bit, I was While growing up in Norway, Husum
thrilled to receive my first actual letter of several pages from my befriended a corduroy ape named "The best Christmas gift ever
Dad and from my Grandma that fall for Christmas. My Dad added Appaman. Give your kid some street was being able to be present
to my thrill by joining me on a Christmas trip from Oslo to his credit, wear Appaman.
during Midnight Service in
former home and remaining relatives on Karmøy where he had Available at
the Church of Nativity in
not visited in many decades." www.appaman.com.
Bethlehem on Christmas Eve
About $88 2001."
- Doug Warne
Host of the - Sten Arne Rosnes
Scandinavian Hour Consul General of
radio program San Francisco
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'Tis the Season
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Christmas Gift Guide
Sølje is the national jewelry of Norway, and its
lacy filigree work in sterling silver is elegant
and timeless. Originally made for the traditional
Norwegian costume called the bunad, it is now worn
Godt Nytt AAr as a tribute to one’s Norwegian heritage. Brooches,
earrings, and necklaces. To purchase, check your
local Scandinavian gift store or online at www.
HARAM-CHRISTENSEN CORP. $30 and up
Importer of Fine Scandinavian Specialities since 1919
"My best Norwegian Christmas present....
www.haramchris.com That's easy. Morten.
In 1988 a friend and I were backpacking
125 Asia Place, Carlstadt, New Jersey 07072 around the world and needed a place to go at
Tel: 1-201-507-8544 • Fax: 1-201-507-0507 Christmas. Her mom suggested their distant
relatives, the Håvans, in Sparbu. We spent 2
- Heidi Håvan Grosch
Mills Mayonnaise & Cod Roe Spread weeks with them, never suspecting that almost NAW Contributor
20 years later I would fall in love with and Lorvika, Norway
Firda Salmon & Makrell in oil • Idun Mustards marry their eldest son!"
Husmor Fiskeboller & Fiskekaker • Lutefisk
Sunnmøre Pressed Cod Roe • Makrell i tomat
King Oscar Gaffelbiter Sardines • Cod Liver pcs “Uff Da Happens” Bib
Freia sjokolade • Nidar sjokolade • Dent Emroidered terry cloth baby bib,
Gjetost • Jarlsberg • Ridderost plastic-backed snap closure.
Available at www.store.vesterheim.org.
Kavli Cheese & Cod Roe Spreads • Viking Lefse
Stabburet Surkål og Rødkål • Korni • Ideal
Solo Orange Soda • Farris Mineral Water
Toro Soups • Nugatti • Cod Liver Oil in Bottles
Cheese slicers • Norwegian Cooking Books "Norwegian Body" in
Persil Vaskepulver and other Scandinavian products
Made from cotton and features a
CAll For Store loCAtIoN NeAr you!
traditional lice-knit pattern that
is designed to produce a sense of
nostalgia. The jumpers, which fit
Nordic delicacies iNc. newborn babies up to children aged
two years, are available in six colors.
6909-Third Ave. Brooklyn, New York 11209 Available at www.shopatnorway.com
Tel: (718) 748-1874 – Fax: (718) 833-7519 About $55
we ship via UPS all over the U.s. "I lived in South East Asia during the 1980's - a long, long
way from home – especially during Christmas. My next-door
Scandinavian Importers of Food Chocolates and Gifts neighbour and very close friend was an American performer.
Phyllis had volunteered to sing at the Norwegian Seamen’s
We will be open the last two Church for Christmas. She dedicated one of her songs to me, “I’ll
Sunday's before Christmas! be home for Christmas….if only in my dreams.” Such a beautiful
song and such a beautiful gesture, she wanted to tell me that she
understood how much I missed being home for Christmas. I’ll
Special (hard to find) chriStmaS itemS: never forget her beautiful voice when singing that song, nor her
pinnekjøtt, Svinneribbe, middags pølser, touching concern for her Norwegian friend – so far away from
midisterpølser, fishpudding & fishcakes home."
- Inger-Torill Kirkeby
nøkkelost cheese (limited quantities available) NAW Conributor
Kong haakon 1000 gr & 500 gr., marsipan pigs (large & small) Miami, Fla.
prim, spreadable goat cheese, Bestemor’s lerim Jordbær Sylt
homemade cooKieS: Tor Bjarne Sailors
Smultringer, fattigmann, Serinakaker, pepperkaker, Sandkaker, Tee Shirt by Moods of
Sirupsnippers, Krumkaker, Kransekaker, Julekaker etc. Norway
Gold print of smooth sailors tee. This
chriStmaS giftS: item and several other great items for
such as nisser, gjestal norwegian sweaters, the teenage guy in your life.
Available at www.ragdaddy.com
tablecloths and much much more
God Jul &Godt Nytt År!
November 19, 2008
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