Estonia is known for its handmade items, which have been a part of the local culture for centuries. Being that the people of Estonia are incredibly connected with nature and their surroundings, you will find things like sewn textiles, wool garments, wooden tools and instruments made from Juniper trees, locally made jams and more, lining the store windows and quaint markets.
Many small boutiques in Tallinn and other cities like Pärnu carry these items which they’ve sourced directly from their makers. But, one popular spot where you can browse through many different stands offering variations of these items is Tallinn’s handicraft market. Here, vendors set-up their wares, many which are one-of-a-kind. Spend the morning or early afternoon browsing through – my favorite purchases include warm raw wool sweaters emblazoned with traditional patterns, which are perfect for winter.
Click this Tallinn handicraft map of over 30 spots around the city to purchase Estonian handicraft treasures.