Meet our classic 25 cm tomte by Åsas Tomtebod. This little festive character has a tall red felted wool hat, and a curly grey beard made from silky soft Gotland wool
He will sit happily on the fireplace, windowsill, or shelf thanks to the wooden stand that is hidden beneath his bushy beard.
Every Christmas tomte has its own character. Each one is totally unique and entirely handmade in Örnaholm, Sweden.
Our tomte visit Hus & Hem every year, they are hugely popular and always mark the start of the festive countdown when they arrive!
What is a Tomte? Find out a little more about him below...
I am tomte also known as the Christmas gnome. I live in the woods or under the floorboards of a farmer's barn and although I am very shy, I deliver presents to all the children at Christmas time. I am about three feet tall and can be a bit grumpy and secretive. I don't come down the chimney, I just walk through the front door. I love to be left a bowl of porridge on Christmas Eve, even better if it has a pat of butter on the top. In Denmark and Norway I am known as Nisse and in Finland, Tonntu.
If I come to your house please straighten my hat and brush my beard a little, I love to look good and it tickles.
|Red hat | Gotland beard
|Felted wool hat, Gotland wool beard
|Made in Sweden
|If you prefer a particular style of beard, please leave a comment when you place your order. We will do our best to fulfil your request.
|Useful to know
|Variations occur in colour and form of the beard. Some are straight, others are curly. Just as each sheep is unique, each product is unique, but all are lovely!