Are Gonks just for Xmas?

The adorable little creatures are popping up all over! You’ll find them in bedding, tree decorations and more. They’re not just for Christmas; these gnomes have their roots steeped deep into Scandinavian mythology where they first appeared as neutral...

Why are Nisse Called Gonks?

Gonks are said to protect homes throughout the Winter solstice and festive season. Called Tomte in Swedish, Nisse in Norway and Denmark and Tonttu in Finnish, these creatures have short squat bodies with pointy hats that cover their eyes, together with cute bulbous...

What country are Gonks from?

The first mention of a gonk dates back to the 1600s in Norway, and possibly even earlier than that. A well-known motifs of Nordic folklore the gonks part protector/elf on shelf who watched over homes from evil while also being mischievous themselves but often had a...

What is the story of the GONK?

The first mention of a gonk dates back to 1600 in Norway, and possibly even earlier than that. A well-known motifs of Nordic folklore the gonks part protector/elf on shelf who watched over homes from evil while also being mischievous themselves but had an often short...