Swiss design and quality is recognized the world over, so why not get ahead with your holiday shopping while you’re in Geneva? Here’s our top 5 under CHF 100.-!
Mizensir – Luxury home fragrances
Mizensir is the home fragrance line of master perfumer Alberto Morillas, creator of some of the world’s finest fragrances. A symbol of craftsmanship and know-how devoted to luxury, each candle is a unique piece, hand crafted in Geneva. There are over 50 scents to choose from, with seasonal favourites such as Sapin de Noel (Christmas tree) and Pain d’Epices (Gingerbread).
Candle 230g CHF 69.-
Mizensir, Rue Verdaine 4, 1204 Genève
Caran d’Ache – The art of drawing and writing
Dedicated to the art of drawing and writing, the Geneva-based Maison Caran d’Ache has been inspiring artists of all ages since its creation in 1915. To celebrate its’ 100th anniversary, there’s a limited edition collection to complement its wide range of colourful products.
Prismalo Aquarelle 100 years Limited edition CHF 49.-
Caran d’Ache, Place du Bourg-de-Four 8, 1204 Genève
Victorinox – The original Swiss Army knife
A cutler’s business founded in 1884 by the man who crafted the iconic Swiss Army knife, Victorinox is now a global brand selling watches, travel gear, clothing and fragrance. Visit the flagship store in Geneva for the unique experience of assembling your own Swiss army knife, which you can then have engraved for free!
Spartan 12 function pocket knife CHF 35.-
Victorinox, Rue du Marché 2, 1204 Genève
Sigg – The world’s toughest water bottle
Official sponsor of tennis star Stan Wawrinka, Sigg aluminum drinking bottles are lightweight, taste neutral, 100% recyclable! They’re not only vital equipment for hikers and mountaineers the world over, they’ve become a must-have fashion accessory for celebrities.
Stan the Man 0.6L bottle CHF 24.90
Sold in outdoor equipment and sportswear shops.
Mavala – Beauty at your fingertips
Born in Geneva in 1962, at the same time as the mini-skirt, the Mavala Mini nail polish collection fully embraces fashion by constantly evolving its palette of shades and offering a brilliant choice of colours, from classic to catwalk hot. The small bottle size means you’ll get to the bottom before the colour dries out and is also perfect for travel!
Mavala mini 5ml CHF 6.90
Available in pharmacies and department stores (Manor and Globus)