My post about Moomin-themed scissors (A Cut Above The Rest, 18 Jan) proved so popular that I’ve had some requests to hunt down some more products featuring the friendly family of Scandinavian trolls…
And after doing some digging, it seems there are some serious Moomin fans around willing to pay top dollar for limited edition china mugs and bowls. But for cheaper Moomin fare, a good starting point is www.flamingogifts.co.uk, where you can pick up keyrings (£4.79), flasks (11.99), makeup bags (£10.80), crocheted toys (from £12.79) and cute compact mirrors (£6.39), which make great gifts.
Elsewhere, Brighton’s Pussy Home Boutique (www.pussyhomeboutique.co.uk) sells a lovely Moominflowers tray for £18; tea towels (£6.99) and ceramic Moomins (£19.50).
Finally, there’s a huge selection at www.designshopuk.com, including cute cookie cutters (£1.99), Tea tins (from £8.50), napkins (£4.99), hand towels (£6.50) plus notebooks, moneyboxes, a cook book, bags… and even the original Moomin books themselves.