LAST MINUTE LOCAL CHRISTMAS GIFTS
Still searching for that perfect Christmas gift? No worries. We share some great last minute gift ideas from our favourite companies in Geneva that should score you a few brownie points. We’re also offering you an amazing give-away – a gift from us in collaboration with Edible Blooms – a new company offering chocolate bouquets. See below:
FOR SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT
It’s all about gifting differently. Yes, it’s flowers + chocolates in one delicious gift delivery!
No more boring pyjamas and socks. You won’t find any cringeworthy gifts or silly sentiments. The only thing you’ll find here is WOW. Choose your bouquet from their amazing selection for every occasion and receive it all wrapped and packed the next day!
The Australian brand has just been launched in Switzerland just in time for Christmas by Aussie couple Mark and Yurana Rutterman who live in Geneva.
We LOVE their Christmas tree bouquets.
Click here to see their website and to place your order.
WE’RE GIVING AWAY AN EDIBLE BLOOMS TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE BOUQUET WORTH 99CHF.
To enter answer this simple question: Which country does the Edible Bloom brand originate from?
Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 20th December 2017. Winners will be informed by email.
FOR BEAUTY FANATICS
Husband stressed and overworked and in need of some TLC? Or does your partner deserve a treat?
Our go-to beautician Rosemary of Studio Beauté is very kindly offering reduced prices for thingstodoingeneva.ch readers on three of her most popular SOTHYS treatments – the ‘soin rénovateur’ for both women and men at 80CHF instead of 100CHF, the ‘flash beauté à la vitamine C’ for women at 80CHF instead of 110CHF or the ‘soin complete détoxifiant/destressant’ for men at 95CHF instead of 125CHF. Gift vouchers are available. Contact Rosemary via email here or click here to see her website.
FOR A REAL FOODIE
Want to tickle the taste buds of a foodie you know? Yasmina at Street Gourmet will happily tailor make a gourmet hamper of delicious artisanal products – both sweet and savoury, which will do just that. To find out more check out their Facebook page here or their Instagram page here.
Orders take a week, so place your order as quickly as possible on 022 732 37 41 or at email@example.com or pop in and see them at 10 rue du Prince, 1204 Genève.
FOR THE DANDY MAN IN YOUR LIFE
How about a gift voucher for Dandy’s Barber Lounge, the coolest place in town for men’s grooming. From haircuts to beard and moustache trims to a full service hair cut and traditional hot lather wet shave, with foie gras and a glass of wine included!
Also on offer are some super funky watch and bow tie combo gift boxes at 165CHF. Click on their Facebook page here to see more.
With two branches in Geneva – they’ll be sure to get your man looking fine and dandy!
Click here to see our article on Dandy’s Barber Lounge.
FOR THE LOVER OF ALL THINGS HEALTHY
Why not offer a gift voucher for our favourite salad/wrap restaurant/take-away Elsalad? Lunchtime will never be boring again when they discover Elsalad’s delicious wraps, salads, soups and desserts.
With two restaurants, a food truck and office delivery service to choose from, there’s no greater way to kick start their new healthy eating habit once the festive season is over. They will love it as much as we do, we promise!
Vouchers can be of any denomination you like – just depends on how generous you are!
Click here to see the Elsalad website. Click here to read our review on Elsalad.
FOR THE DESIGN SAVVY
Fantastic Scandinavian products combined with amazing customer service make a visit to Malin Miller’s shop in Eaux-Vives a definite go-to for that special and unique gift.
Check out our article here on Christmas gift inspiration from DesignMaliN – there’s something for everyone from homewares, men, women as well as things for little ones.
FOR THE HARD TO BUY FOR
If you’re struggling to know what to buy for someone who has it all. Why not offer a Carouge Gift Voucher? One of our favourite areas of Geneva, Carouge is jammed packed with interesting boutiques, restaurants, artisan workshops and specialist food shops. With over 80 different establishments to choose from, we’re sure they’ll find something they’ll love whilst discovering this fascinating and beautiful area of the city.
Click here to find out more.
FOR THE CAR CRAZY
Have a car fanatic to buy for this Christmas? Tickets to next year’s show are now available to buy on-line. One gift that will definitely get their motor’s running this Christmas!
Click here for the official website and to buy tickets www.gims.swiss.
FOR A SPA QUEEN
Spa vouchers are ALWAYS a welcome gift. Click here to see our review of three places that all offer gift vouchers – there’s something for all budgets.
FOR A SERIOUS CHOCOHOLIC
Looking for the ultimate chocolate fantasy gift for a chocolate lover? A visit to Tristan, reputed to be the best specialist chocolate shop in and around Geneva, will be as much of a pleasure to buy as it will be to give, as you get lots of opportunities to ‘try before you buy’. We rather love the look of his ‘jardin de noël’ pictured here.
Click here to read our review on Tristan Chocolatier. Click here to visit Tristan’s website.
FOR THE CRAFTY
A new one to thingstodoingeneva.ch and one we’ll definitely be checking out in the New Year – Knock on Wood offer gift vouchers that can be used for any of the workshops they have on offer. A fantastic opportunity to try out supervised workshops to learn new skills, to use DIY machinery or to finally complete that unfinished woodworking project. Perfect for any craft lover.
Click here to find out more.