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The Ultimate Swiss Gift Guide ❄︎ Christmas 2021 Edition
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The Ultimate Swiss Gift Guide ❄︎ Christmas 2021 Edition

Oh, sweet winter times, where you sometimes get lost in the huge maze that is Christmas gift giving. But not this year. This year, get inspired first, and leaf through this gift guide. Will it be a life-saver for your holiday season? Give it a read and gift away! 

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Welcome to a wonderful place where inspiration for the holidays runs plenty! We’ll help you go beyond Swiss chocolate and find some exciting gifts for Christmas that are typically Swiss as well as unique.

Shall we begin?

 

❄︎ Swiss Journey boardgame

Cozying up with your loved ones, near the Christmas tree, discovering Switzerland the fast and fun way. This is what we pictured when we thought about 'Schweizer Reise' (Swiss Journey) as a gift idea for Christmas. Schweizer Reise is a wonderful family game from Carlit that will have you hopping over valleys, crossing mountain peaks, and walking in the footsteps of many others discovering the most beloved Swiss destinations.

It's the Christmas gift that checks all the right boxes - engaging, educational, connection-building. 

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❄︎ Cheese & wine extravaganza

We said it's a Swiss kind of gift guide, and this gift idea proves it all right. The Gourmet Box by Drink Moi includes 3 carefully selected Swiss artisanal cheeses from different regions, paired with a sommelier-curated boutique Swiss or international wine, snacks, and a surprise.

Each box selection ties to a different epicurean theme and tells the story of the producers and the wines, plus tasting notes from the sommelier. We cannot wait for you to discover it! Plus, there's a special gift just for the Hello Switzerland community. Find your promo code below.

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❄︎ Kambly Creative Box

If you are someone who likes to put their own twist on things, designing a Kambly tin box with your favorite pictures will make for a very personal Christmas gift.

You could say we also like to put our twist on this idea - that's why we have a discount code coming up. Use the code X-Mas21 to receive a CHF 5 discount when ordering a Creative tin box in the Kambly online shop.

Get creative

❄︎ The Gift of Glow

 

Material gifts are great, but gifts that provide an experience are even greater. So what about giving a self-care gift for Christmas? You can do that with SOBO, Switzerland’s Premier spray-tanning studio, located in Basel. Founded by California-born Jessica Häfelfinger, SOBO offers a healthier and safer method of achieving sun-kissed, golden skin year-round.

Being one of our readers, you get 10% off the price for one month of unlimited treatments at SOBO Salon.

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❄︎ Sustainable Swiss Farm Products

Look for a farm in your area and you’re in for a Christmas surprise. Although it may not sound like the most obvious place to look for gifts, a local farm is an unlimited source of thoughtful, quality products made with love for people and the environment. You can find delicious seasonal jams or syrups, and maybe yummy Christmas cookies or lovely decorated food baskets – all great ideas for eco-friendly gifts. 

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❄︎ Swiss Designer Items

You’re probably familiar with the famous Freitag bags and how quintessentially Swiss they are. Innovative, creative, sustainable, and solid. But if you’re looking for less obviously Swiss and more understated gifts this Christmas, then you’re bound to find loads of designer-made, wonderfully minimalistic and, naturally, eco-friendly items at the Swiss Design Market.

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❄︎ The Big Swiss Coloring Book

By giving this book for Christmas, you don't gift a mere object. You offer a space for mindfulness, inner peace, and creativity. The Big Swiss Coloring Book is a glorious Swiss-made book of 80 pen-and-ink designs. With only a set of Caran d’Ache coloured pencils, anyone can immerse in the arts, culture, and landscapes of this majestic land.

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❄︎ Engraved Swiss Army Knives

Few items are as useful as the Swiss Army knife and you can’t really live in Switzerland without already owning one. But did you know you can also engrave it? Swiss manufacturer Victorinox offers this option for 6 of their pocketknives.

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❄︎ Custom Trauffer Cow

This iconic toy is plain, simple, and sculpted from a single block of linden wood. Adorable keepsake as gift idea for Christmas? We were immediately sold. You can either buy it anywhere in Switzerland, OR carve one yourself at the Brienz Museum of Swiss Woodcarving

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And because there's no such thing as too many gift ideas for Christmas, we have one other place where you can get some inspiration: our lovely community on Facebook.

Have fun choosing gifts for this year's winter festivities and may all your Christmas days be merry! ♥︎

 

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