Find some interesting gifts for your foodie friends: part II of III
This holiday season, why not try to shop locally? And to me, that means finding things, ideas, experiences in Switzerland. I’ve met a lot of interesting and talented people through the Foodies in Switzerland Facebook group. I thought I should start collecting them for you here on the website. Read Part I here. This is Part II.
Trouve by Stacey:
Redesigned vintage furniture, tabletop and lifestyle accessories
Stacey has a studio where she finds vintage things and gives them new life. She has a range of items from furnitures (big things: think wardrobes) to small (like tea cups). You can visit her in Ecublens, Vaud for a firsthand look at vintage finds and furniture before they go online for sale. There are some great holiday tabletop and gift items to choose from! How cute are those vintage fondue plates? (recently sold online…:-( ) But still, imagine what you’ll find if you go in and have a look? Prices start at 10 CHF.
Trouve By Stacey
Found and redesigned vintage furniture
Vintage tabletop and lifestyle accessories
Creative workshops for small groups
Swiss alps in your glass
A perfect gift for foodies who want to admire the Swiss Alps with a glass in hand. From the Matterhorn to the Titlis via the Jungfrau, discover the six emblematic peaks. All glasses are made entirely by hand in an artisanal way. Mouth blown, each piece is unique. A fruity cocktail for the aperitif? A dry whiskey by the fire? The on the rocks format lends itself perfectly to all occasions and will certainly not leave anyone indifferent. Use the code FOODIES2022 for 10% off your purchase at checkout.
The Swiss Alps in your glass
Checkout with a code FOODIES2022 for 10% off your online order. This offer is valid until the end of December 2022.
Serrated knives using the landscape of the Swiss Alps
Any of the panorama knives (and associated cutting boards) make a great gift for your foodie. Like the Alpinte glasses, these gents were inspired to make a quality product with the landscape of Switzerland. Are you are looking for a practical but beautiful accessory in your kitchen? They make everything from bread knives to folding knives to cheese or mushroom knives, and more. The blades are made from surgical steel and the handles are made from walnut. They are beautiful AND functional. ALSO… don’t you love that they create knives for left-handed people? Here is a link (from Google) for those (no filter on the website).
Helvetiq books and games
For your Foodie who wants to experiment with some traditional (and non-traditional) Swiss recipes, Helvetiq probably has something for you! They publish in French (some exclusively in French), English, and German.
WildWurst wild meat gift boxes
Last year, when my local Christmas market was cancelled because of COVID, I repackaged some of my inventory to a “meatlovers apéro box”. It was a big hit. This year, I met Peter Wilburg of WildWurst dried wild meats. I thought I would give him a shout out here.
JAGDFLEISCH! 100% Hunted in Switzerland. The wildest super food in Switzerland: all game meat 100% from the Swiss hunt. It would be pretty much impossible to find a more locally-harvested, organic meat source in the country. They hunt wild boar and venison and transform it into Biltong (traditional dried meat recipe from South Africa). The result is the development of authentic, high-quality meat products for your enjoyment. If you try something, make sure to let him know you saw him on this gift guide 🙂 !
L’Atelier des Saisons olive oil
Let yourself be carried away by the taste of the liquid gold of the Mediterranean with an excellent gourmet selection. Meet Elia Fuster Rius – Olive Oil Sommelier. In her online shop you will find high quality Extra Virgin Olive Oils and much more. She knows, personally, her producers and the whole production process of all the products she sells.
You can find her products online or you can schedule a tasting with her before you buy.
Head on over to her website and check out her flavours and other local products. Use the code FOODIESXMAS at the checkout to recieve 10% discount and a jar of black olives as a gift. She can offer free shipping on orders over 80.- CHF. Prices start at 5.50 CHF (250 ml) to 114.- CHF (10 L).
Well, that’s what I have for you today foodies! Let me know if you like any of the offerings and if you want me to continue to negotiate some benefits for you. Stay tuned for Parts III in the coming days.
Big fat foodie hugs,
Part III: coming soon!
About the author: Jen Burke
Editor, foodie, digital professional, experience developer
Mother of two boys, #SEOnerd, foodie, traveller. Fun fact: I grew up at Mile 906.8 Alaska Highway, Yukon, Canada.
I love food & wine & being outdoors. Edible Switzerland is my passion project. Here I want to connect food lovers (locals and tourists) to the best resources we can find anywhere in Switzerland.
When I’m not working on Edible Switzerland or moderating the Foodies in Switzerland group or the #SwisswineLovers group, I have a digital agency for tour operators and wineries with a few clients all over the world.
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