It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year; so, before the holiday rush totally consumes you, here are a few of my picks for the season. Gift Giving isn’t the easiest of things you know and I have always felt the closer the friend/family member – the harder it is.
Disclaimer: None of the items listed in this guide, have been sponsored – however, my aim has always been to include more and more independent women businesses so, you will see many of them in this list.
1. Self-love is trending
#selflove became such a trending topic this year; and rightly so. Whether it was going to a spa or just getting a few minutes of meditation – Self love had a meaning, to each her own. In keeping with the theme, the Karin&Me’s anti-stress kit includes items that encourage you to take a step back from the routine live and put back some focus on the self. Curated specifically with young adults and adults in mind, the kit aims to bring about a self-discovery and a sense of calmness and mindfulness.
Price ranges between 25 CHF to 45 CHF and the delivery/shipping is included in the price.
2. Scented Stories
Lanxel Natural Swiss Made Candles are made from 100% rain forest-free soya bean, rapeseed & coconut oils, scented with a therapeutic bespoke blend of essential oils and aromatic compounds. Due to the unique oil blend each candle can be used as a massage oil. The Swiss Collection is a range of 12 scented candles which is curated and developed by the founder Lotte Lanxe.
Prices start from CHF 16 for the 100g tin which gives you more than 25 hours of burning time. Lanxel ship worldwide for only CHF 9
3. Make someone feel special with a BioBox
The very first monthly box dedicated to beauty and well-being, 100% organic or natural. The expert team carefully curates a surprise box of 4 to 6 Bio or Natural products, the box is shipped around the 15th of every month, the subscription can be stopped or renewed at any time.
I can personally vouch for these boxes, I loved using them and getting a surprise every month!
Price: 39 CHF per month, shipping included
4. Wrap me right
During the cold season a warm cashmere wrap is all you need. Fairly priced and high on quality, the Shenannz wraps are sure to beat the grays this winter!
Price: Contact seller on Instagram
5. “21 Hidden Gems of Switzerland”
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There are no free lunches in life; however, there are some free books. Discover the Hidden Gems of Switzerland in this one of a kind travel project I led; each destination is unique, and each chapter gives you a complete lowdown on related subjects like making your way, things to do, food, costs and more. All the experiences covered are first hand and you are bound to appreciate the Genuity of each piece.
Time to pack your bags! Get your free copy here!
6. Scenes of Switzerland
Send your loved ones a scene of Switzerland. Take a tour pass cows in green pastures or mountains peeking through the golden tinged fog. I love to send out greetings to my friends or one could even use these to decorate a wall.
Photographed by Kristin Reinhard from Swiss Family Travel
Price: CHF 36 for a pack of 6. Shipping within Switzerland: CHF 3 (1 pack) CHF 9 (2+)
7. Attract Positivity this Holiday season
A sun catcher is a beautiful reflective ornament that you hang in your home near a window to “catch” natural light as it shines through the glass. Think of sun catchers like wind chimes except instead of filling your room with gentle music, a sun catcher will absorb and scatter light rays across its surroundings.
Inspired by kai sun catchers are intricately hand made with hand selected gemstones that channel specific energy and purpose.
Each inspired by kai sun catcher is unique and contains bespoke combinations of crystals and beads so Prices vary and range between 30chf – 70chf. Delivery and shipping extra.
8. Every Traveler’s dream
The Osmo Mobile 3 was recommended to me before my travel to Corsica by a professional video agency; it is stabilized on three axes and provides fluid recordings for every situation. The lightweight and compact design responds to movement in real time and is more user-friendly than ever before.
Price: 119 CHF as seen on DeinDeal.ch is every social media star’s dream!
9. Turkish Peshtemals
Better known as Hamam towels; these towels are sourced from local manufactures in the Denizli area of Turkey. They are made of 100% premium Turkish cotton and are selected with great care to ensure top quality.
Price ranges between 38 CHF and 45 CHF excluding delivery costs
10. The time is NOW!
I have been super impressed by the “Skagen Aaren Kulor (analog clock, 41mm)” this season; if you know a horology nerd then this might be the perfect way to bring in some Christmas cheer!
The saturated collection was inspired by the brightly colored townhouses of Copenhagen’s Nyhavn district. It features a 41mm aluminum case with a sandblasted dial, linear and numerical indexes, three-hand movement and a seconds-tracking subdial at the 6 o’clock hour. A quick-release pin construction makes it easy to interchange the silicone strap with any 20mm standard strap. *Interchangeable straps available!
Price: 116 CHF as seen on Galaxus.ch
Do you have a unique gift idea, you’d like to share? I would love for you to comment below.
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