The Nordic influence continues at Vax Design & Gifts
Entrepreneur Sandra Grétarsdóttir always dreamed of having a place of her own, where her creative talents could blossom and find an outlet. The dream came true in 2018 when she opened the doors to her shop on Austurvegur 21, in the town of Selfoss, South Iceland.
Sandra specializes in scented wax candles (coming soon!)- a craft that she learned in the south of France and in London. Another area of specialty lies in her whimsical creations using eggs- hen eggs, duck eggs and guillemot eggs that make excellent gifts.
Sandra’s product range is predominantly by Icelandic designers, but intriguing items from Nordic countries such as Sweden and Denmark are also to be found. Beautiful mugs and tableware from the British ceramic artist Emma Bridgewater are a highlight.
Gorgeous items from the Icelandic clothing design company Farmer’s Market, as well as those darling pilot and pom-pom hats for babies and children from the Icelandic furrier Feldur make wonderful, lightweight gifts to take back home.
Vax Design & Gifts is easy to find. If you are driving through Selfoss, the shop is located just underneath the Bobby Fisher Centre. You are welcome to pop in for a good cup of Icelandic coffee and a chat.