01.02.2021 – Trends & Shopping

Give local gifts on Valentine’s Day

Text: Eva Hediger

No matter how long you have been together, your sweetheart is guaranteed to love these gifts from local Zurich businesses. And particularly this year, when coronavirus means a candlelit dinner at your favourite restaurant is off the cards.

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Linen bedding from Naughty Linen

You might be thinking: ‘Bedding?! That’s hardly romantic!’ But then you’re probably used to buying your bedding at a big box furniture store. Naughty Linen is in a different league and this bedding will last for years. The linen pillowcases (from 65 francs) grow softer with every wash.

Order your bedding here.

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Vases by Valerie Lipscher

Of course, flowers are the traditional Valentine’s Day gift – maybe because they can be picked up at any petrol station. But even the most expensive bouquets start to wilt after a few days. These amazing vases (250 francs) by Zurich artist Valerie Lipscher will bring joy for so much longer.

Order your vase here.

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Vegan macarons from Say Chocolate

When a banker spends every spare minute in his bakery, he must truly love what he does. Pino and his partner Deniz pour their heart and soul into their vegan macarons, which – appropriately – have a distinctive heart shape. There is a huge choice of flavours, including chocolate, passion fruit and peanut butter. Or why not declare your love by sending a chocolate message?

Buy Say Chocolate products here.

Vegan macarons from Say Chocolate

When a banker spends every spare minute in his bakery, he must truly love what he does. Pino and his partner Deniz pour their heart and soul into their vegan macarons, which – appropriately – have a distinctive heart shape. There is a huge choice of flavours, including chocolate, passion fruit and peanut butter. Or why not declare your love by sending a chocolate message?

Buy Say Chocolate products here.

Vegan macarons from Say Chocolate

When a banker spends every spare minute in his bakery, he must truly love what he does. Pino and his partner Deniz pour their heart and soul into their vegan macarons, which – appropriately – have a distinctive heart shape. There is a huge choice of flavours, including chocolate, passion fruit and peanut butter. Or why not declare your love by sending a chocolate message?

Buy Say Chocolate products here.

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Couple rings by Olga Ribler

Do you want the world to know that you belong together? Olga Ribler sells two basic models of the classic rings with either a matt or textured finish. The rings can also be customised with more complex designs on request, and they come in 9, 14 or 18-karat gold or sterling silver. Engraving is free.

Buy Olga Ribler rings here.

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Bathrobes from ZigZagZurich

Giving someone clothes is always a little tricky. What if it doesn’t fit? But that’s no problem with this bathrobe (169 Fr.) from ZigZagZurich – because one size fits all. These comfy cotton robes are made in Turkey in small quantities.

Order your bathrobe here.