3 Advent Favourites + 12 Days of Secret Santa

Hi Everyone,

Today’s post is partially dedicated to a dear friend of mine who used to live in Zurich, is now in New Zealand and I know at the bottom of her heart just pining to be back here for a little Winter Christmas spirit.

What do you like doing during Advent? Do you have any special traditions?

3 Advent Favourites

1 . Seeing the lights and Christmas decorations downtown Zurich is always such an amazing feeling – I never get tired…here a few pictures to get you in the mood too…


Typical Bahnhofstr lights…

3 Advent Favourites + 12 Days of Secret Santa

A typical little street in Zurich with lovely star lights for Christmas.

3 Advent Favourites + 12 Days of Secret Santa

Christmas decorations outside a florist shop.

3 Advent Favourites + 12 Days of Secret Santa

Pegasus – My favourite shop for finding unique Christmas nic-nacs.

3 Advent Favourites + 12 Days of Secret Santa

EnSoie – In my opinion the best place to buy a real unique Zurich present for someone – I love their china and scarves in particular.


2. Candle Making

I used to visit this candle making tent at Bürkliplatz  for days on end when my daughter was smaller – I now miss it.




Standing around pots of hot wax dipping candles for hours on end…


3. Christmas Cookie Baking

Advent just wouldn’t be the same without baking cookies. Check out HERE for recipes of some of my favourites


Make sure your cookies are very cold before baking.




12 Days of Secret Santa

Read here all about why I am doing a Secret Santa this year.

Now find out what Santa Secretly gave away…


Day 1: Super special Perfume by Nude of Scandinavia (my favourite sunglasses and white sneakers are from this brand).

Day2: Mega cute Essentiel Antwerp makeup bag and EOS  all natural lipgloss.

Day 3: Age plus Face Oil Regeneration by i+m Naturkosmetik Berlin and a fab 100% Natural Hair Oil bepure – a natural journey.

Day 4: A wonderful Satin Shave Shaver by Philips.



Day 5: A super fabulous bottle of Moët & Chandon Champagne.

Day 6: A pretty pink Swarovski bracelet.

Day 7: A super bottle of #Champagne from Ruinart.

Day 8: A wonderful Elements Hair Cair Set by Wella Professionals



Day 9: A wonderful   Rituals Cosmetics Zürich Set.

Day 10: A lovely Sebastian Professional Hair Care Set.

Day 11: An awesome pair of Caterpillar Shoes.

Day 12: A super cute pillow from theroomers.com


Keep checking the FunkyForty Facebook page each  day to see the next 12 days Secret Santa presents.


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Wishing you a fabulous day!


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Hi! I’m Yvonne, a 40 something (wink) Kiwi, living in Zurich. I love fashion, travel, shopping and food – believing chocolate will cure almost anything!

  1. Thank you very much for my Secret Santa gift, what a wonderful surprise. I loved having my Starbucks Christmas blend out of my new gorgeous mug this morning. You made my day when I found it in the mail, very sweet. Thank you again and merry Christmas, Søs xx

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