24 fabulous gifts for gourmets and active people, with a touch of sustainability in the total value of over CHF 2’400 – that was our Advent Calendar 2022.
Big, or small, from Switzerland, Germany, or Austria… it is via all our partners that we could offer you fabulous gifts this Christmas. Many thanks to everyone!
And thank you to you as well, cherished blog readers and community, for following our adventures. We are happy to know you are part of our extended network and loved counting down to Christmas with you! Below a recap of all the gifts. Happy New Year!!
These are the 24 wonderful gifts we were able to share with our community during the Festive Season 2022. Click on each to find out more!
Every one of them is a great gift idea all year round. Whether you are after something mindful and sustainable, a gourmet gift, something for the home bar, or take a loved one out to dine.
01. Roku Gift Box
02. ANGAN Skincare Travel Set
03. Sato Code Voucher for Four
04. Newby Teas Alpine Greetings
05. Be WTR Nomad Bottle
06. Jim Beam Gift Box
07. Kure Bazaar Polishes and Lipstick
08. Paille Verte Eco-Responsible Straws
09. Surprise Cool Box
10. Livoo LED Touch Lamp and Charger
11. Bombom Bijoux Gift Voucher
12. FIVE The Penthouse Zurich Dinner for Two
13. Bioeffect Gift Set Serum and Masks
14. Casa Luna Gift Voucher
15. Fabdrinx Box
16. Livoo 3-in-1 LED Lamp, Charger, Speaker
17. Samuel’s Schorle Month Supply
18. Laphroaig Gift Set
19. Surprise Green Box
20. Hendricks Gin Gift Set
21. Faber Castell Kids Felt-tip Pens Box
22. Fuchs Gastro Mega Cocktail Box
23. Faber Grip Grip Gift Box
24. Kindschi Gourmet Gift Set
Let’s look at each gift in more detail and find out, who the winners are. After all, that is always the best part – for you as well as for us!
Since 2011, we organise an Advent Calendar every year, and honestly, the month of December is the most beautiful for us: finally time to give something back to our loyal readers and community. 2022 was a special year, with regards to many different aspects – the end of the pandemic, the beginning of a war.
We wanted to add some mindfulness and joy to the end of this challenging year, and we hope you appreciated our gift ideas. Not everybody could one of the giveaways, of course, but 27 people did. Click through and see if one of them is YOU!
01. Roku Gift Box
The first gift in our Advent Calendar was for gourmets! Something for the home bar, to mix cocktails with for all your aperitifs, dinner parties, and get togethers with friends during the festive season. Roku Gin, the best from every season! This perfectly balanced gin is created in the old Japanese tradition of craftsmanship, with the utmost care and masterful precision. It is made from six Japanese Botanicals (Yuzu peel, Sakura flower, Sakura leaves, Sencha tea, Gyokuro tea, and Sansho pepper) with eight traditional Gin ingredients. A wonderful gift for any gin lover, cocktail aficionado, and friend of Japan and Japanese cuisine! Our Gift N° 01: 1 x Gift Set Roku Gin with Glass. The giveaway is now closed. The winner is: Lukas W. Congratulations!!
The second gift in our Advent Calendar, was for all those who cherish their skin. Natural skincare from Iceland! ANGAN Icelandic natural skincare was born out of Iceland’s ingrained cultural rituals – bathing in natural geothermal pools – in the arctic ocean and using ancient remedies with wild, hand-picked arctic botanicals, which have been used for centuries to care for and heal the skin. Together with our friends at Think Nordic, we were giving away a gorgeous travel set from ANGAN comprising Seaweed Bath Salt and Icelandic moss Salt Scrub. The giveaway is now closed. The winner is: Sandra V. Congratulations!!
Escape rooms, Fox Trail and Geocaching: been there, done that? If you want to truly test your mind – stretching your legs and pounding the pavement of a city’s streets in the process – then lace up your shoes, grab your smartphone and go! Together with Sato Code, we were giving away an Escape Game Experience for FOUR. And the winner can choose, which trail they want to unlock! How cool is that? The giveaway is now closed. The winner is: Adrian T. Congratulations!!
It is the jewel in the Newby Teas gifting range! The Crown Assortment collection offers something truly special for anyone intrigued by tea. Choose from a range of tisanes, black or green tea – or a combination of all three! – and experience your favourite Newby blends in style. Our Gift N° 04 is a Newby Alpine Greeting Silken Pyramid Tea Selection Gift Box. The perfect way to introduce anyone to the art of a truly good cup of tea. The giveaway is now closed. The winner is: Charlotte R. Congratulations!!
Bring your own water – wherever you go! The BE WTR nomad bottle is our new favourite accessory! It comes in the brand’s signature nuance of orange, or in elegant white. Fill it up and use again and again – at the office, when travelling, at the gym, or when you venture outdoors. The nomad bottle makes hydrating easy, stylish and fun. In short: the perfect gift for yourself, your colleagues and employees. It is made of stainless steel, has double walls, and holds up to 500 ml. The giveaway is now closed. The winners are: Gregory Z. (White) and Kilian B. (Orange). Congratulations!!
A gift for every moment of pleasure! Jim Beam, one of the best-known and most popular whiskeys worldwide, is a smooth and well-balanced whiskey, perfect for a wide range of drink variations. True to the motto “Come as friend, leave as family”, Jim Beam whiskey cocktails are ideal for a cozy get-together with loved ones! Jim Beam can also be mixed with soda, cola, iced tea or cranberry juice, for example, and garnished with citrus fruit and herbs for extra visual pleasure. With the right Bourbon – there’s no wrong mix! This winter season, Jim Beam is available including a glass and a festive cocktail recipe! The giveaway is now closed. The winner is: Nathalie R. Congratulations!!
Escape the grey and enter a world of bright colours! The KURE BAZAAR brand was founded in 2012 by Kartika Luyet, a model and TV personality. Since then, Kure Bazaar produces healthy, natural nail polishes, nail care and lipsticks in the most trendy colours. For our Advent Calendar, we were giving away: 2 nail polish colours from the new Cactus collection (Jazz and Karma Mat) and the lipstick Couture Mat. The giveaway is now closed. The winner is: Emanuela S. Congratulations!!
So colourful, yet so harmful to our environment; so convenient, yet so dangerous to our wildlife – plastic straws. La Paille Verte offers eco-responsible alternatives. These colourful straws are the change we want to see in the world. They are durable, stylish and therefore perfect for consuming all your favourite beverages, especially thicker drinks such as fruit juices with pulp, smoothies and more. All La Paille Verte straws help you to be eco-responsible, considerably limiting your consumption of single-use plastic. For our Advent Calendar, we were giving away: 3 x 1 Pack of 5 reusable stainless steel Smoothie Straws. They are perfect for your breakfast smoothies or just generally good to have in the home bar! The pack comes with a brush to clean the straws with. The giveaway is now closed. The winners are: Jana S., Schmid F., and Simone T. Congratulations!!
Every day is a wonderful occasion to thank you all. To say thank you for being part of our super cool community, for participating in our campaigns, for helping small and large brands to more notoriety, for co-creating with our partners. Thank you for being YOU! As a surprise, we put a Coolbox filled with products behind the window N° 09 of our Advent Calendar. We won’t tell what’s in it just yet to not spoil the surprise for the winner. The giveaway is now closed. And the winner is: Siggi B. Congratulations!!
This 2-in-1 touch bedside lamp from Livoo serves as both a night lamp and an induction charger, compatible with all QI-certified smartphones and devices. The night lamp is equipped with a swivel bracket. It has 36 LEDs with 3 lighting modes: natural, white and yellow light. Your mobile phone is quickly charged by induction with a power of 10W. The giveaway is now closed. The winner is: Renate D. Congratulations!!
A romantic dinner, a weekend getaway, a winter holiday, New Year’s or Valentine’s Day… there are many good reasons to wear beautiful jewellery to sublime those moments that make life so precious. Bombom Bijoux creates the sweetest pieces that make for a wonderful present that you can offer a loved one, a friend or yourself at any time! To put some sparkle in our Christmas countdown, we were offering, together with Ana from our team, who makes this wonderful jewellery, a gift voucher in the value of CHF 100 to redeem when you order the piece of your choice. The giveaway is now closed. The winner is: Larissa L. Congratulations!!
Often referred to as Switzerland’s newest and trendiest dining and nightlife destination, FIVE Zurich is a luxury lifestyle hotel with 45 luxury suites and 42 lifestyle suite-sized rooms overlooking the glittering city skyline or lush forest. This new party and dining destination features seven international and award-winning restaurants, a rooftop nightclub and an outdoor pool. The spacious wellness spa with indoor pool provides an energy boost. To give you the opportunity to discover this new foodie hotspot, we were giving away, together with FIVE, a “Dinner for Two” including drinks at THE PENTHOUSE ZURICH! The giveaway is now closed. The winner is: Catalina J. Congratulations!!
As the temperatures drop, our skin needs to adjust. That can cause stress and irritation. Behold! We called in some help from our friends at Think Nordic, and were giving away a fantastic Bioeffect Skin Saviours Set comprising a Bioeffect EGF Serum and Bioeffect Imprinting Hydrogel Masks in the value of CHF 198! The giveaway is now closed. The winner is: Anne-Carole W. Congratulations!!
New year, new you! If you are thinking of upgrading your home, this may come in handy! For Gift N° 14 in our Advent Calendar, we have partnered with Casa Luna Boutique and were giving away a voucher in the value of CHF 100! Casa Luna curates hand crafted home decoration and accessories from Mexico. Authentic, ethical brands and products from local crafts people. You can find beach towels, rugs, plates, earrings and cups… Every piece you buy is not only unique, it also helps a small producer there. The giveaway is now closed. The winner is: Beatrice G. Congratulations!!
15. Fabdrinx Box
We know we have many cocktail aficionados in our community. How about celebrating the start of the New Year with a nice seasonal tipple: a cocktail, a mulled wine, egg nog… Behind window n° 15 of our Advent Calendar put a Fabdrinx Box filled with goodies for the home bar! The giveaway is now closed. The winner is: Markus G. Congratulations!!
This 3-in-1 touch bedside lamp from Livoo serves simultaneously as a night lamp, an induction charger and speaker, compatible with all QI-certified smartphones and devices. The night lamp is equipped with a swivel bracket. It has 36 LEDs with 3 lighting modes: natural, white and yellow light. Your mobile phone is quickly charged by induction with a power of 10W. The giveaway is now closed. The winner is: Karin H. Congratulations!!
The New Year is synonymous with indulgence. Festive tables, nice food, adults drink Champagne… and kids? Something nice to offer the littles – and healthy and fizzy on top – is fruit spritz, or Schorle! Cool and colourful, tasty and trendy, crafted locally by a small beverage producer, Samuel’s Schorle is inspired by their little son. It is perfect for all other kids, and their families as well, of course! Our Gift N° 17 is a month’s supply of this tasty tipple that enchants without any additives. Just pure fruit juice, with a spritz! The giveaway is now closed. The winner is: Zoe M. Congratulations!!
Among the smoky whiskies, Laphroaig is considered a particular legend. Elegant, pure and incomparably peaty-smoky. This is Laphroaig from the famous Isle of Islay on the west coast of Scotland. Friends of Peaty Whisky, we are thrilled to present you what we put behind window N° 18 of our Advent Calendar, something to enjoy by the fireside: a Laphroaig gift set comprising a bottle and two glasses. The giveaway is now closed. The winner is: Hakan A. Congratulations!!
Mindful into the New Year! Are more sustainable choices on your list of resolutions for 2023? Good! Our Gift N° 18 is a Greenbox filled with sustainable goodies. Green is the new cool, we all know that. So this is a little step towards more eco responsibility. We are not revealing what’s inside the box just yet in order to not spoil the surprise for the winner. The giveaway is now closed. The winner is: Wolfgang R. Congratulations!!
Quirky and singular, Hendrick’s Gin is an unusual gin made from eleven fine botanicals, with added cucumber and rose petal essences. It is distilled in Scotland in the small coastal town of Girvan, Ayrshire by the sixth generation of a family business. It is not distilled in one, but in two very different stills. The curious but wonderful infusion of rose and cucumber gives the spirit its uniquely balanced flavor resulting in a flawless, smooth gin. The essences of rose and cucumber provide the wonderfully refreshing and floral aroma. To put some of Hendrick’s legendary quirkiness in our Christmas countdown, we were giving away a gift set comprising a bottle of this tasty gin, two highball glasses, Thomas Henry Tonic to mix with, and a spout! The giveaway is now closed. The winner is: Sarah N. Congratulations!!
Behind window N° 21 of our Advent Calendar, we put a lovely giveaway for creative kids: a case containing 33 felt-tip pens from Faber Castell! Blue or pink, the winner can choose! The World Cup may be finished but the passion for football is timeless and lives on: with the new connector set in football design, little fans can pass the time creatively until the next local, national, or international event. Pretty in pink – that’s the other option. The metal box with the look of a handbag provides drawing fun “to go”, and offers additional space for storing other pretty little things. The giveaway is now closed. The winner is: Andreas D. Congratulations!!
The coolest gift for cocktail lovers and (home) bar tenders! A MEGA Cocktail Box from Fuchs Gastro! All that you see in the picture below – is in the box! Including a Collabo Classic – TIN on TIN – stainless steel shaker designed by Marek Posluszny, 4x World Champion Flair Bartender, in copper look with engraving “LIMITED EDITION”, Cross Strainer, Caipirinhia pestle, JIGGER, Topo pourer, bar spoon, and a tiki mug! The giveaway is now closed. The winner is: Pauline S. Congratulations!!
Our Gift N° 23 was a stylish Faber Castell Grip Edition metal case in Berry or Mistletoe with a Grip fountain pen and a Grip ballpoint pen. Both writing instruments not only look good, they are also comfortable to hold. The fountain pen’s characteristic, ergonomic soft grip zone and the sophisticated ink-nib combination, which allows it to glide smoothly over the paper, ensure that it is particularly comfortable to write. With handwritten lines we express our special appreciation and give messages a personal touch. V-Day is just around the corner, and tradition is to write love notes and cards! The giveaway is now closed. The winner is: Martina H. Congratulations!!
No Christmas without chocolate! The final gift in our Advent Calendar were some Swiss greetings in form of a Kindschi Gourmet Box filled with specialities from the Grisons! Stängeli (chocolate stick) filled with Bündner Röteli, Swiss Apple liqueur, and Gin 1948, as well as Röteli jam, and Röteli vinegar! Röteli is a natural spice liqueur specialty from the Swiss canton of Graubünden. To make it, dried mountain cherries are placed in diluted, sugared schnapps together with natural spices, like cinnamon, cloves, aniseed, cardamom, vanilla and lemon peel. To this day, especially during the winter months in Graubünden, friend and family reunions are celebrated with a zanign Röteli (Romansh for “little glass”). A larger or smaller bottle of it can be found in almost every local household. In fact, Bündner Röteli is part of the Culinary Heritage of Switzerland! The giveaway is now closed. The winner is: Stefani F. Congratulations!!