Perfect Christmas Gift Ideas Zurich
Christmas is coming and if you need some ideas to help you complete your Christmas list, take a look here!
Pure Beauty Spa – how about the gift of pampering? From nails to massage to facials and more, Pure Beauty Spa has gift cards and special beauty packages. See here for more information.
SkinTherapist – Cornelia Fäh runs a boutique skin care salon where she treats all aspects of skincare from facials, to massages to anti-ageing and problem skin. See here for her range of treatments.
Dr Pauline Burgener at Spa at the Dolder Grand – why not push the boat out and experience a top of the range Haute Couture Skin Analysis and Facial whilst enjoying the spa facilities of the Dolder Grand? Using innovative technology and the latest research this is a high end luxury treatment. Find out more here.
Swissline Recovery Serum – designed to help your skin recover from the onslaught of modern 21st Centruy life, the Age Intelligence Recovery Serum can be used on its own or in conjunction with a booster product. It makes for a fabulous Christmas gift. See here for details.
Lierac Lumilogie Serum – we love serums and this is another of our skincare favourites. See here for details. You can purchase it at all good chemists.
Babyliss AS500E Hot Air Brush Digital SensorHeated Smoothing Brush – The styling tool for everyone with medium to long hair! This brush creates beautiful hairstyles by styling your hair in different ways with a range of attachments. It also cares for your hair to creating a beautiful shine. Read our review of it here. You can buy it from Manor, Globus, Fust and Media Markt and all good electrical retailers.
For Coffee Lovers
Nespresso Vertuo Coffee Machine – Nespresso’s latest coffee machine is sure to be the perfect gift for any coffee lover – especially if they like BIG coffees! Not only is it super simple to use (a bar code reader inside the machine reads the capsules to create the perfect coffee but it can create the full range of coffees from Espresso to Alto (find out more here) at the touch of a button. You can order this model online or pick it up in store at the Nespresso Boutiques in Glattzentrum, Bleicherweg 5 or Löwenstrasse in 8001 Zurich.
Nespresso Aeroccino4 Milk Frother – We have one of these Aeroccino 4 Milk Frothers and we use it every single day! It creates the perfect foam for a delicious cappuccino and is so easy to use. As well as a variety of foam options you can also create cold whisked milk too – perfect for Summer. And when you’ve finished it even goes in the dishwasher! Read all about it here or order it online here.
Sorel Kinetic Shoes – if you’re looking for the most comfortable easy to wear shoes you should take a look at the new kinetic line of shoes by Sorel. They’re so comfortable you might never want to take them off! Find out all about them here.
Columbia Snow Boots – if you’re looking for a pair of boots that will not only keep your feet (and you) really warm, but most importantly give you a firm grip in the snow, look no further than these excellent boots by Columbia. Bangor Onmi Heat Michelin boot is the name of this model. They are waterproof, look good and you can feel confident that you’re not going to slip on that icy snow. Perfect for Swiss Winters! Available to purchase in all good outdoor ski shops – see the product details here.
Havaiana Flip Flops That Don’t Flop – I’m in love with these flip flops which have a back strap and I lived in them when I was in Thailand recently for two weeks. An ideal present for anyone planning a New Year’s holiday to sunny climes. You can order online here.
ON Running Shoes – colourful, light as a feather, comfortable as a slipper and easy to pack. There is no reason not to take a pair of On running shoes with you wherever you go! Available in a variety of colours for both men and women, there is bound to be an On running shoe with your name on it! Take a look here for more information. You can buy On running shoes at all good shoe shops such as Sports Shop Time Out in Uster not far from Zurich as well as online here.
M-Watch Mondaine – the M-Watch Collection by Mondaine is an affordable yet and practical range of watches created by this Swiss watch company. There are lots of models to choose from and the ones shown here are the “Timeless Elegance” models. Find out more about these watches here
Philips Sonicare AirFloss – The Philips AirFloss cleans between your teeth giving you a professional clean which makes you feel like you’ve been to the dentist. If you hate flossing this is definitely for you! Easy to use and practical and comes with its own charging stand. You can pick this up at Manor or order it online here.
Around Switzerland in 80 Maps – British author Diccon Bewes’s intriguing coffee table book about maps and how Switzerland came to be the country it is, is now available in paperback and makes a perfect present. It is available for purchase at all good bookshops.
Swiss Watching – The new updated version of this indispensable book about living in Switzerland by Diccon Bewes is out now. Not only is it totally updated but it also has an additional chapter on applying for citizenship. Available at all good book shops in Zurich. Or purchase it online here.
Zurich Insider Guide – Available in English or German – this guide to Zurich by Peter Bührer is full of useful information, QR codes so you view clips on your phone, and lots of great offers for attractions in and around Zurich. Boasting 700 pages it is great value at CHF 39.90. Available from all good bookshops. For more information (in German) see here.
The Expansion by Christoph Martin – or how about a thriller set in Zurich and written in English ? It can be purchased at all good bookshops or online. Find out more about this novel here.
For Chocolate Lovers
Swiss Chocolate – Honold’s Chocolate – Zurich family chocolatier Honold’s has a wonderful selection of tempting chocolate Christmas Trees, Santas and beautiful boxes of chocolates with a festive finish. Why not visit one of their 6 stores in Zurich in 53 Rennweg, 8001 Zurich, or in Küsnacht, Herrliberg, Enge, Stadelhofen or Zurichberg and treat yourself to some fabulous chocolate! It’s so delicious you may not want to leave! See their dedicated Chocolate Catalogue here.
Swiss Chocolate – Max Chocolatier – in their delightful boutique in Schlüsselgasse 12, 8001 Zurich, the Lucerne based chocolatier has some divine chocolates to melt your heart. From beautiful chocolate Santa figurines to large chocolate baubles and delicious truffles you are sure to find the ideal present for the chocolate lover in your life. Website here.
Swiss Chocolate – Teuscher – this Zurich based chocolate maker’s champagne truffles are world renowned and made using a traditional family recipe with Dom Perignon champagne! They also have an amazing selections of Santas and Christmas gifts. Teuscher is at Bahnhofstrasse 46, 8001 Zurich and Storchengasse 9, 8001 Zurich. Visit the website here.
Swiss Chocolate – Läderach – well known for their “bark” chocolate they also have a great selection of Christmas gifts too. Pop by one of their stores in Zurich or look online here.
Columbia Omni Heat 3D Ski Wear – there’s nothing worse than getting stuck on a chair lift with an icy wind swirling all around you and you’re already feeling cold. With the Columbia OmniHeat3D jackets, trousers and under layers that’s not going to happen as they are built to keep you warm whatever conditions you may encounter on the ski slopes. Their patented technology keeps the heat in but they are not bulky at all. Read all about them here or check out the full range of both ski jackets, ski trousers and under layers here.
The Victorinox Victoria Charisma Travel Handbag – I’ve got my eye on one of these as they appear to be the perfect travel companion. Not only are they large and spacious but they have numerous inside pockets for storing your phone, pens and purses but they also have a fabulous zippered inner compartment for your lap top (up to 15.6″). Even better, they also fit over the handle of your suitcase when travelling – eminently practical! Find out more here.
Places To Shop and Browse
Globus – you can find all sorts of gift ideas throughout the store and lots of inspiration for cooks and food lovers in the Delicatessen department. As well as beautiful Christmas hampers and gift boxes there are cooking accessories and you could even give a Globus Delicatessen voucher. For more information visit the Globus website or pop into the stores in Bellevue or Bahnhofstrasse.
Jelmoli Department Store – Jelmoli is this year celebrating 60 years of the Märlitram and they have decorated their store to look like the tram itself. Inside the store you will find plenty of inspiration for Christmas gifts to suit all pockets. Visit the Jelmoli online store here.
For Wine Lovers
Obrist Wines offer a wonderful selection of wine from Switzerland and all over the world. What’s more is that you can order online and get your present delivered right to the door. Use code CHRISTINA15 to get CHF15 off your first order. You can order online here (or read our article here)
Champagne – Nothing beats a glass of Ruinart champagne – so why not buy someone a bottle of the very beautifully coloured and delicious Ruinart Rosé. It’s available at Globus Delicatessen for CHF 89.90. See here.
Big John 2016 Scheiblhofer – Looking for a nice bottle of wine at a reasonable price for Christmas lunch? This full bodied red wine by Mövenpick is infused with big flavour and would be great with Christmas Lunch.For more information visit the Mövenpick website here.
Lalique Scented Candles – as well as creating beautiful Lalique glassware and perfumes, the company also has a lovely range of scented candles. We particularly like this special edition Jasmine one but there are lots of other scents in the range. Find out more here.
Cashmere – Keep cosy and warm this Christmas with cashmere from Luxe4Education. With a whole range of items suitable for both men and women, the cashmere is sold in aid of a great charity supporting blind Chinese orphans and can be purchased online. See the collection online here
Olympus OM DEM 10 Mk iii Camera – fed up carrying around a heavy DSLR but still want good quality photos? How about investigating Olympus’s OM DEM 10 Mk iii camera? Lightweight but robust with a lovely retro feel it is easy to use and produces great photos. We love using this camera for personal and professional photos and you can shoot videos in 4K too. Find out more about it here or buy it from your favourite came shop or online here.
SmartWatcher – the Gift of Independence and Security – Zurich based company SwissWatcher have come up with a revolutionary watch which is very simple but very effective. It allows older people to enjoy their independence in the knowledge that if they get lost, have a fall or are endangered in any way, they can call up to 12 people for help. Ideal for older people and also young people too. Find out more about the products here .
Electrolux Stain Remover Pen – another practical present here – but one which is so useful! We’ve tested this one out (review on the blog coming shortly) and is it most effective in getting rid of stains. If you wear a lot of white this is a god send! For more information and to purchase click here.
An Abstract Painting – Interested in a painting as a Christmas gift – if so check out British artist living in Zurich, Dan MacGregor’s art collection. Use voucher code NIZ to get a 10% discount. Find out more here.
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