Christmas gift guide
Christmas in Copenhagen
As the days grow shorter, the cityscape of central Copenhagen is slowly filled with Christmas decorations, twinkling lights, and the sweet smell of sugarcoated roasted almonds.
From the TPC Apartment, right next to Rundetårn, we are in the middle of the festivities and enjoy a daily view of the Christmas lights engulfing the busy street Købmagergade, which runs like a main vein through the city centre.
A street that encapsulates the Christmas spirit of Copenhagen.
Traditions and twinkling lights
Enjoying vanilla biscuits, ice-skating at Frederiksberg and picking out a pine tree to decorate are just some of the traditions of a classic Christmas in Copenhagen.
One tradition that our in-house Stylist and Brand Manager Charlotte will not miss is the reveal of the Christmas lights and decorations on the luxury D’angleterre hotel. “I come by to see it every year. It might not be one the first day they turn on the lights, but it is not quite Christmas if I have not seen the decor on D’angleterre,” she tells.
She explains that it is her excuse to take a moment to slow down and enjoy the atmosphere of the city, as D’angleterre is situated at Kongens Nytorv, opposite The Royal Theatre and the department store Magasin – and it is only a five-minute walk from the TPC Apartment.
For our E-commerce Manager Freya, an important tradition of the month of December is indulging in traditional glögg together with friends and family. “To me, December is all about staying cosy and calm in a month that can be quite hectic,” she says. As she has just moved, calmness is more important than ever and is something she considers when the decoration of her new apartment begins. “The Dream art print by Hanna Peterson from the newly launched Daydreamer Collection is definitely going to be a part of my new home. It is my Christmas gift from me to me.”
The month of December is all about coming together. It is an opportunity to show appreciation of friends and family, which is why the act of gift-giving – whether the gift is something for yourself or a loved one – is something that lies close to heart of The Poster Club team.
The art of giving gifts
“Christmas is the busiest time of the year for me, which is why I always try to make my gifts personal,” CEO Thomas says and laughs when he continues: “I might be a bit biased, but giving an art print is, in my opinion, a thoughtful and personal gift to give. It shows that you have invested time to figure out what suits the recipient of the gift.”
Giving gifts can be an art in itself. As accessibility is almost unlimited, figuring out what to put under the tree for Christmas Eve, which is when we celebrate Christmas in Denmark, can be quite the challenge. To The Poster Club team, indulging in the process is the solution to making gift-giving enjoyable and adding that personal touch.
“I love giving gifts!” Kristina, our Global Sales Manager, exclaims. “Especially the process of deciding what to give. For instance, if I were to give someone an art print this Christmas – it would probably be Bleu by Lucrecia Rey Caro. I love the bold cobalt blue colour which is set off by the beige background.” Kristina further describes that Bleu would be a perfect fit in a lot of her friends and family’s interior style. “And mine for that matter,” she says grinning.
When picking out gifts it is all about having the recipient in mind.
“When I am to find a gift for someone, I never go by a wishlist,” Charlotte says. “It defeats the purpose – why would I give them something they could buy themselves? It can be a hit or miss sometimes, but I really do try to come up with something that I think this person needs or wants. Like a pair of fussy gloves or if I knew someone who was redecorating I could design an art wall for them. Something that shows that I know them.”