We’ve hand-selected our top shops in Zurich’s Altstadt for unique gifts.
Sometimes it’s a bit intimidating trying to find a gift that is meant to show someone how well you know them or how much you care, so hopefully we can help add fun and ease into gift shopping and maybe you even find something for yourself too…
Green with Eco-friendly
Gone are the days of being green with envy because at CIRCLE – the Sustainable Shop they have something for everyone. Here, it is just as much about having a variety of products for you to choose from as it is about having products that you can feel good about buying. CIRCLE sells items made from sustainable goods and “upcycled materials” that support a budding entrepreneur in a third world country, and that help reduce our consumer carbon footprint. While you’re there, check out the bike made of bamboo!
Showroom style without showroom prices
The dresses, tops, skirts and light jackets by Tatti Collection (in the same location as wenn fische träumen…) are sure to stop and turn heads. Each garment has its own beautifully different pattern and cut. For something truly fitting for your giftee, you wouldn’t find anything more unique than these handcrafted fashions.
A bit of edge mixed with a bit of retro
Street vintage fashion and accessories can be found in no better place than Fizzen. With things like the Damn Handsome Beard Kit for him, a huge selection of jewelry for her, household décor and themed party accessories, we love Fizzen for the variety and fun of their wares not to mention a shop (and basement) full of new and vintage clothing!
It’s all about change – in more ways than one!
Change Maker has the goal to not only impact and change the world of consumerism to be more green, but their shop is full of an every changing assortment with always something new to discover. They’re known for finding the best handmade, organic, energy-efficient and even Swiss made products. With two floors of goods to shop, there’s a lot to choose from! We especially like their greeting card selection. So stylish!
Household and more
Although buying your mom pots and pans for Mother’s Day is a bit taboo, buying a household item from Sibler will make her woo! Their motto isn’t “Everything that pleases” for nothing. Even as you pass the beautifully designed shop windows, you’ll immediately get a taste for the designer, gift, kitchen and household wares Sibler is known for. Don’t have time to shop? Visit their online store and reserve a gift.
Perfectly crafted Swiss
Buying a gift for someone back home? Make it extra special by making it Swiss. Schweizer Heimatwerk has exclusive, innovative good from highly qualified craftsmen. You can get something that’s truly Swiss and yet perfectly fitting with anyone’s style. Their selection of wooden toys for children is one of our favorites in town!
When fish dream…
… what do they dream about? It might look something like the wenn fische träumen… a knicknack, toy and art shop in Zurich’s Niederdorf. Their quirky gifts, games and activity sets for kids and their styled kitchen, household and office items for adults turn ordinary items into the coolest gifts. Don’t miss the art gallery in the back where they sell watercolor paintings and prints for children.
wenn fische träumen… , Froschaugasse 8, 8001 Zurich map
+41 43 343 90 55
Article & Photos by Zuri Girl Ashley Ringger…Ashley regularly contributes fun and insightful articles about life in Switzerland. She might even know more about the country than her Swiss husband! Ashley splits her working life between an international school and Set Sails Media. In her spare time this California native likes to stay active by going to the gym, sewing, traveling, and cooking with/for friends. She also can’t say no to a good book.