A fellow Moomin fan recently reminded me of a great site that I have been meaning to share with you: the absolutely wonderful Moomin Product Gallery! The site serves as a showcase for retailers, press and agents to see a selection of all Moomin products that are available on the Nordic market. It is also, of course, a fantastic resource for Moomin collectors!
What would make the site even better is if it could also point visitors to online shops that carry these products (not just to the company website), with a focus on shops that ship internationally. Although it may not seem like it from my recent posts, I’ve made a Moomin Non-Purchasing Agreement (MNPA) with myself to not purchase any new Moomin merchandise for the month of October, not including pre-ordered books and goods. I keep failing each month so I hope that this month will be a successful one! I’ll admit it’s been difficult to exercise self-constraint while I seek out these lovely products for you all to buy! I spent hours adding all these lovely products to my cart and then closing the browser to ensure that I don’t click ‘checkout’. I know, it’s sad isn’t it?
Here are two Finnish shops that I found with reasonable pricing. The postage still always gets me (not sure I can justify paying more for shipping than the actual cost of the products). The first is a relatively new company still in the beta stage: fromFinland. They carry a modest selection of Moomin candy, shampoo and toothpaste–all the essentials to every day Moomin life. The second is Suomikauppa (Finalnd Shopping) which has an extensive selection of Moomin galore! I’ve already added half of the entire selection of Moomin merchandise that they carry to my Christmas wishlist! If you come across other sites that offer better pricing for merchandise and shipping, do let us know!