It will certainly come as no surprise that a scarf is an essential piece of kit in Latvia for a bare minimum of four months every year. But why wrap your neck in the usual plaids and other standard patterns when you could don a beautiful, locally-made wool scarf covered in ancient Latvian symbols? The design is based on the traditional Lielvārdes josta (Lielvārde’s belt) used in Latvian folk costumes, which are steeped in meaning. Although cheap knock-offs abound, you can get a proper scarf made with Merino wool in a variety of colours at Cita Rota in Old Riga. Price: €35 - 50.