We love supporting local designers and what better time than now! This holiday season, we’re focusing on presents created by gals & guys sewing & stitching and designing & making products right here in Switzerland – no air shipping required.
Give a gift made with local love this year!
The 2-Second Scoop: Handmade, natural soaps with 3-ingredients made at creator Stephane’s Kreis 2 home / laboratory
Why We Love It: Created exclusively with an organic olive oil imported from three 100 year old olive groves in Catalonia; organic swiss honey from Biohonig Sauter in the Canton of Ticino and organic lavender flowers from L’essencier in the Canton of Wallis.
Find out More: Dermolia Zurich Website
Maurice de Mauriac
The 2-Second Scoop: Zurich-based watchmaker
Why We Love It: In a world of mass-production and globalization, you can still find a family of watchmakers creating timepieces with their hands at 48 Tödistrasse.
Find out More: Maurice de Mauriac website
Switzerland is famous for their pocket knives and we are in love with SWIZA’s new seasonal colletion for ladies. The four knives in this Limited Edition gift set are available in only 300 units. The special collectors box with magnetic closure includes 4 knives with matt black tools and decorative exterior designs…one for each season! The brand has a history spanning over 110 years and an established reputation in watchmaking circles.
Find Out More: SWIZA Website
The 2-Second Scoop: Handmade baby & toddler bibs, bags, bunting, hats, scarves, aprons and superhero capes
Why We Love It: Hand crafted in Thailwil by the lovely mom of 3, Laura-Ann has a passion for sewing, a practical mind for what a mom needs, and a designers eye for adorable goods that are incredibly functional.
Find Out More: Lamercs Website
Switzerland in a Box
The 2-second Scoop: Personally curated gift boxes based on Swiss Traditions by founder Eugénie
Why We Love It: From a foot-only accessible mountain pasture in the Alps to the popular Lake Geneva Caran d’Ache, the product offering includes teas, soaps, gourmet food, raclette makers, a Swiss Army Knife (of course) and several more local items.
Find out More: Switzerland in a Box Website
The 2-second Scoop: For babies, toddlers & kids, Tamara started the project as a website selling handmade clothes and turned it into a boutique in Morges and online shop with products from around the world.
Why We Love It: A go-to for moms, discover childrens’ clothes, accessories, toys and goodies like party invitations, bath soaps and travel bags. Popular Swiss brands include Where is Marlo and Mini Fabrik.
Find out More: Little Mooshoo Website
The 2-Second Scoop: Started in their kitchen, Fränzi and Andi tested and tried many methods to reach the perfect cocoa from bean to bar preparing it in small batches to ensure the taste and quality are nothing but pure and delicious.
Why We Love It: They offer a chocolate abo – remind your friends every month how much you care for them with a chocolate treat on their doorstep.
Find out More: Garcoa Website
The 2-second scoop: Baking courses held in multiple languages
Why We Love It: Has your significant other watched you struggle through “normal” day activities and Swiss family dinners? Suggest they lend you a hand…and an apron! By participating in LanguageMasters social courses like Baking or Culture Tours, you learn the language of your choice in a fun, relaxed and interesting atmosphere.
Find out More: LanguageMasters website
Die Wilde Dreizehn
The 2-second scoop: Handmade and hand-designed baby gifts by local Swiss craftswoman, Iris
Why We Love It: With 2 little boys in tow, this Zuri Mom knows just what little munchkins need and makes them all using her own 2 hands. For that new momma, give a soft snuggly or a wooden and pearl Nuggiband.
Find out More: Die Wilde Dreizehn Website
Check out our Guide to Christmas Markets for more shopping ideas.