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Last-minute best gift ideas are helpful if you were too busy to buy presents for your loved ones up until now.
I am sure wherever you are, the range of shops in your city is huge. However, it is always useful to have an extra boost of imagination when it comes to finding nice gifts for family and friends.
NOT BASIC t-shirts.
Because you can’t go wrong with Tees! :) This sustainable brand supports 3R approach: Reduce-Reuse-Recycle. The brand picks up premium cotton fabrics in Turkey, that are leftovers from big productions, and turn them into elegant, ready to wear T-Shirts. In order to minimise the waste, they don’t use any labels, that are usually just getting cut by consumers. Instead, they apply a skin safe ink for logo, info and customised stamps. The ink doesn’t contain any harmful substances or acids. Hence, in time will get a vintage look for more authentic design. NOT BASIC T-shirts are designed and handcrafted in Switzerland.
2. Exquisite timepieces
Here you have a huge range of watchmakers. Whether luxurious, unique or vintage, it is always a thoughtful gift for loved ones.
For example it could be Hublot. The philosophy of the brand is “Art of Fusion”, meaning creating unique timepieces by merging extraordinary materials, like concrete, carbon fibre, ceramic, titanium, zirconium and others with gold, diamonds and platinum.
If you are looking for a mechanical watch in a more affordable price range, you may be interested in a young brand Julien de Bourg. It offers exquisite mechanical watches for a fair price. All watches have a mechanical movement with self-winding mechanism. That means they don’t have a battery, and get charged by moving the watch or winding the crown.
More details about Julien de Bourg watches you may find in the article.
3. Faber-Castell artistic products
Faber-Castell is the world’s largest pencil manufacturer, hence the company has the widest range of pencils, including Aquarelle watercolour pencils; crayons, artistic pens, brush pens and etc. Furthermore, the brand offers an exquisite collections of fountain pens and ball pens.
You could choose one of the collections for fine writing experience as a beautiful gift. In addition, you can unleash you creativity and make your own memorable Christmas Cards and gift packages by using Faber-Castell artistic pens and pencils.
More details about the brand you may find on its official website.
4. DAVIDOFF CIGARS
This is, of course, a gift for a cigar lovers. Davidoff is a world’s leading company for the best handmade cigars and luxury accessories. The company’s history goes back to 1911. At that time, an expat from Kiev Henri Davidoff opened Davidoff of Geneva. His son, Zino Davidoff, took over the company and dedicated his life to it, creating world-famous best handcrafted cigars. You can find a wide range of classical, special and limited collections in the stores. Therefore, ask for a help of competent store managers. So you would get a unique product for a time beautifully filled.
You may also be interested in checking the article about new Maison Davidoff.
5. Fine wines and champagnes.
A bottle of nice wine is always a good idea. As the choice and range is so wide, on one hand, it would help if you know preferences of the person. On the other hand, you can surprise with a new or sophisticated wine that perhaps you recently discovered. My choice would be:
- Compleo Rosé, 2017. This is a fresh and fruity rose from Staatskellerei Zürich. Grape varieties: Pinot Noir and Cabernet Jura.
- 2012 Château Trotte Vieille. Complex palate of blackberries and dried blueberries, black peppers and strong tannins. Grape varieties: 49% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Franc, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon.
- 2012 Praittenbrunn. This is a full-bodied wine from Scheiblhofer. It has a rich bouquet of blackberries and dark chocolate, with strong structure and tannins.
These wines are available in Switzerland at the Mövenpick stores. Learn more about latest Mövenpick wine fair from our article.
During holiday season many of excellent champagne brands offer unique packages. For instance, Ruinart can personalise box of two bottles with initiatives. Another exquisite champagne brand, Veuve Cliquot, has festive package designs and special collections, like Veuve Cliquot Rose with an option to record your own message. Thus, while opening the box your loved ones will hear your merry wishes.
6. Victorinox timeless tools.
World-famous unique pocket knives or a set of cooking knives from Victorinox would be a great gift for both her and him. In the Swiss Army Knives collections, you will find classical and Christmas editions. And for cooking there is a new Swiss Modern Kitchen Knife Collection with slim blade and walnut wood handle.
7. No more bad hair days or exhausted looks.
Show attention to details and care, by getting stylish and practical tools for hairstyling. For instance, BaByliss oval gold ceramic curling iron. This gadget is especially useful for long hair, as it has an extra long oval body, making it easy to work on wide strands.
Looking good, feeling good. That’s why different beauty treatments and gift cards are great choice for presents. Whether for a SPA day, skin treatment, mani-pedi or a massage, guaranteed would be much appreciated.
8. Bags and backpacks.
Sustainable is a new black. Therefore, supporting and trying beautiful functional bags from sustainable brands is always a great idea. Like young Swiss brand Elephbo, that brings awareness to the problem of the garbage waste in Cambodia, especially from the cement bags made of plastic materials. The company collects these cement bags and transforms them into unique eco-friendly fashion accessories.
9. Christmas is all about giving.
It is the most wonderful time of the year, when people should be a little more careful to each other. That’s why I think a small donation on someone’s name would be a good gift as well. You may find different research associations, foundations and charities with different purposes all over the world. There are also just people and animals who need support and help. You can always donate on your friend’s name. Another way to be part of it, is to choose gifts from the brands that donate part of their profit for something good. Small actions like this would always make a difference.
10. Christmas Markets souvenirs
Finally, if you are looking for something small and special, you will for sure find it on one of the Christmas Markets around the city. Working hours, locations and other details about Christmas Markets in Zurich you can find in our article.
I hope this list would be helpful for you. Above all, I hope you will have a wonderful time with your friends and family! I wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year! :)
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