The Ultimate 2020 Christmas Gift Guide

Hi Everyone,

It’s that time. of year again…December has begun and before we know it, it will already be Christmas. Perfect time to start getting organised with your Christmas gifts – especially if you have to post them to someone.

This Christmas gift guide is a little special as it focuses on special local shops that I personally love, plus a couple of very special online stores. Stores you don’t necessarily discover every day.

I’ve split it according to approximate budget so there should be something for everyone – smile!

Keep scrolling for the ultimate 2020 Christmas Gift Guide.


The Ultimate 2020 Christmas Gift Guide

Gifts under CHF 100

Special Suenia Zurich jewellery, each piece is so delicate and pretty that it is sure to make the person you give it to of a far away country or Summer vibes…

The Ultimate 2020 Christmas Gift Guide


Flowers – the perfect gift for the person who seems to have it all. Blumen Frisch is a great place for advice regarding the right type of flower or plant to give a special friend or relative for Christmas. I love their orchid collection.

The Ultimate 2020 Christmas Gift Guide


Invest in your own health as a Christmas present or a friend’s too by investing in your first package of collagen supplements to get through the cold Winter period keeping hair, nails and bones strong.

Use the code FUNKYFORTY to get your first box of Formetta collagen supplements for CHF 99 instead of CHF 120 – more information here.

(international shipping)

The Ultimate 2020 Christmas Gift Guide


Gifts under CHF 400

A bespoke bag or how about the experience of making your very own dream bag – Orlando Maroquinier has exactly that – check out his website to find out more.

The Ultimate 2020 Christmas Gift Guide


A lovely patterned silk or wool scarf. You can never have enough scarves and Golden Carrot Shoes and more currently has the best selection in Zurich.

The Ultimate 2020 Christmas Gift Guide


A bag with a great story behind it – Atelier Avanzar bags are not only stylish but hand made in Ecuador by women who would otherwise have no income. Profits go to an underlying foundation supporting women in need and sick children in Ecuador. In addition a school has been set up teaching women in Ecuador how to start their own business.

Bags available online here.

Gifts over CHF 400

If you are looking for that something super special and original nothing gets better than Vanessa Martinelli’s bespoke jewellery and silk pieces. Choose between fine jewellery or silver.

Available online with international shipping.

The Ultimate 2020 Christmas Gift Guide


The perfect gift for the person that wants to be stylish in winter but feels the cold dreadfully, that will last many years… A piece of Alpaca wool designed by Aqvarossa.

Available online here with international shipping.

The Ultimate 2020 Christmas Gift Guide



You might also want to keep an eye out on the FunkyForty Favourite shops page every now and again to see new shops that I discover along my daily shopping ventures. I only include shops or services that are truly special in some way and I personally love.



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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!


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