The Gift Box in Geneva, Illinois has been in business for 74 years.  Founder Edythe Anderson was a pioneer and opened a shop at 310 West State Street in 1947 selling Scandinavian items she loved.  Previous owner, Lennart Jönsson, emigrated from Sweden in 1954 and continued to build the business by incorporating more items from Sweden.  He was well known in Geneva as a "Swedish Ambassador" of culture, sharing Swedish traditions and educating his customers about products he sold in the store.  Current owners, Maria and Hans Jönsson continue to carry on Lennart's legacy by selling unique Scandinavian items from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland, including imported food products.  We are continually seeking more items from all the Scandinavian countries not just Sweden.  The Gift Box has become a "jewel" in Geneva, and is the Fox Valley’s headquarters for authentic Scandinavian gifts and food.  We invite you to come in, reconnect with your Scandinavian roots, and enjoy the products you remember from your family history or native country.  The images on our website are a mere sample of what we sell.  Our website will be more extensive in the near future!  Please come in for a total “in store experience”.  Many of our customers who travel to Sweden come to our store after they return home to shop for souvenirs for friends and family.  Please stop by the store in 2021.


Return policy:  NO REFUNDS-any returns may be exchanged or we will give you a store credit (no expiration)




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