Jingle bells, and voila! Christmas is here, but wait what about Gifts, Fondue and buying your decorations?
I got you covered to have a wonderful Christmas time and find original and affordable gifts!!
I will be updating the page as I discover more places … keep coming back for more!
I shared it previously on my Instagram, because they have a ton of things to shop! From a funny mug to a fancy Neon. There is something for everyone! Why we ♥ : Original things that will not bleed your wallet
Facebook page:Pop-In Geneva Address: Rue du Stand 62, 1204 Genève
Shared it last year too, still one of my favorite places to buy gifts for my beloved ones (including me). Always something practical, a little pen, a notebook, a Geneva souvenir … a dinner party book! Why we ♥ : The modern yet historic part of the brand. The paper lover collection and all the workshops (calligraphy & other ) they have throughout the year (hey that could be a cool gift!)
Discovered this one, one day walking through Carouge and it is such a funky boutique! It is for decoration, but I am sure you will find a very cool gift for that original friend of yours… I fell in love with the bird lamps! ♥♥♥ Why we ♥ : The eclectic colors, decoration and the feeling that you haven’t seen it all.. since there is so much!
Facebook page:Ploum Address: 78, rue Ancienne CH-1227 Carouge (Genève)
Olivers & Co
I talked to you about this boutique previously, but wanted to keep it in the list. Since there are so many people that your have NO IDEA what to give!! Well, food is ALWAYS a good idea and when it involves truffles event more (#foodietalkinghere) Why we ♥ : The choice of olive oils, the truffle chips and the gluten-free cookies Full article: here
My heart skipped a jump when I entered this store…. It is Christmas Wonderland! I ordered my advent crown (90CHF) and I am so in love with it! Even if you do not buy anything go and take a look… it is awesome!! Why we ♥ : The extravagant decorated Christmas trees, the TOO MUCH of everything, but with exquisite taste!
Through this year I discovered so many local brands & Swiss e-com! Here are some of my favorites!
FUZZ no fur
I found them on Instagram and fell in love with their concept! Fashionably, qualitative, FAUX coats that are made with the highest quality in PARIS. Designed in Switzerland and sold online and on their showroom. Why we ♥ : If Gucci goes FAUX you go FAUX
I found her on Instagram too! She has the most gorgeous jewelry and accessories. Every designer and creator is handpicked by her and they all come from the Philippines. She is based in Zurich but you can shop online! Why we ♥ : The colors! It changes so much from what we see here in Geneva!
My lovely Isabel (she is Colombian), I cherish the day she contacted me on Intagram (Thank God we have instagram right?) and I went to see her at Globus for her first sale there. Since then I have followed all her collections and we have grown closer supporting each other! She designs beautiful silk and wool scarves that are TDF. Why we ♥ : The latin blood, the colors and the talent as a designer!
I talked about this super cool online destination last year on my “10 Swiss online destinations for Shopping” and this year I want to put it again! Because their new collection is ♥ … so in love with the leather leggings! Why we ♥ : Fresh! Always something new, something trendy and so so cool .. I mean Claire (the founder) is like the incarnation of cool.
I do not need to repeat why I love her so much! We have worked together several times (article here) but for the holiday season you can buy a GIFT CARD to buy to that special person that loves hats… how ultra-cool is that? Why we ♥ : Hats… and greeen velvet! Ahh and the bespoke hats obviously
Live & eat an authentic Mexican pre-Christmas at El Catrin. Why we ♥ : Mexican food, and POZOLE!
When: December 19th at 19:00
Reserve: +41 76 770 15 54 Address: 7-9 Rue Richemont, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland
They have their new GLOBES to cozy up to have a tea or a coffee. Also they have their Chalet to have a delicious Truffle fondue! Why we ♥ : It is an ever-changing hotel with always something new to offer!
Diana was born and raised in Mexico and considers Geneva her second home. She studied Hospitality at Les Roches School of Hotel Management in Switzerland and loves to share everything regarding food, travel, hotels and special spots. She hold several collaborations including Kempinski Hotels, Dorchester Collection Hotels, Forbes Travel Guide, Caviar House & Prunier and many more.
She writes at livingeneva.com, dianacasalis.com regularly and has occasional collaborations with: EasyJet magazine, Forbes & other blogs.