20 Great Swiss-Themed Gift Ideas (+What to Avoid)

Looking to give a little piece of Switzerland? We’ve researched over 300 ideas and identified 20 top picks your Swiss-lover is sure to appreciate.

This boutique Swiss chocolate maker isn’t mass marketed worldwide like Lindt and Toblerone, making it a more special Swiss-exclusive gift. Made in Switzerland, it contains hazelnuts and almonds. Comes packaged in an iconic gold wrapper that will delight your recipient.

$36.90 USD
$36.90 USD

For someone who holds a special place in their heart for Switzerland, this vintage map-themed heart shaped ornament is sure to enjoy a special place on the tree. Comes in a gift box with a little note card. Can be personalized to any country.

$20.00 USD
$20.00 USD

The Lauterbrunnen valley contains some of the most gorgeous, picturesque scenery in the world. The perfect gift for someone who loves this magical area close to Interlaken. Makes a great hiking shirt.

$23.99 USD
$23.99 USD

This Voyager Series CD, Edelweiss, contains a lovely mix of traditional Swiss folk songs and yodeling. For anyone enamored with Switzerland’s folk music traditions it’s a must have.

$6.99 USD
$6.99 USD

This Victorinox men’s gift set produces a masculine, energizing scent that’s the next best thing to a spring mountain breeze off the Swiss alps. Comes in a box that’s perfect for gifting.

$34.99 USD
$38.99 USD

Featuring Switzerland’s most iconic mountain, the Matterhorn, this poster is a great way to keep memories of this special place. Zermatt is the town from which this view is depicted.

$9.99 USD
$10.99 USD

Look sharp with this Swiss cross embroidered men’s tie. You’ll feel like a real cultural diplomat. This tie is 100% silk and a great value.

$34.99 USD
$34.99 USD

Featured as a Financial Times Book of the Year, Swiss Watching gives fascinating insight into the workings of this small landlocked nation. Even if you’re Swiss, you’ll likely to learn a lot. Both educational and humorous, you’ll learn everything from unique Swiss mannerisms to little-known historical facts.

$9.97 USD
$19.95 USD

The Swiss are famous for their cheese fondue. Bring this sumptuous Swiss specialty into your home with a fondue maker. Dinner parties and special occasions will be truly memorable. Make it a tradition, every year for Christmas eve — or for a special someone’s birthday. While you can buy the required cheeses separately, consider including a packaged cheese mix to get the measurements varieties just right. We recommend the Swissmar pot, which gets rave reviews from users.

$88.07 USD
$90.00 USD

For any Swiss football (or in America, soccer) fans, consider this high quality, dapper-looking scarf. Made in the European Union, it’s a great way to show your Swiss pride.

$19.85 USD
$19.85 USD

Take your dinner parties to another level with a Swiss raclette grill. Named for raclette cheese, this table-top grill is designed to cook the cheese along with meats and vegetables. Great for social gatherings where the meal can continue as long as required while remaining fresh and warm.

$115.49 USD
$140.00 USD
Switzerland - Culture Smart

Learn about Swizerland’s unique customs and cultural quarks in this helpful book detailing the both unifying themes and rich diversity across the provenances. Confidently navigate social interactions — and save yourself possible embarrassment.

Heidi

This famous book tells the story of Heidi, who lives with her grandfather in the Swiss alps following the death of her parents. A tale of overcoming adversity, it is so popular that about 20 film productions have been made and there is even a “Heidiland” in Switzerland.

Bring back old world Swiss vibes with this lovely traditional table runner. It’s made in Switzerland by brocade-style weavers. It’s of exceptional quality for the modest price.

Künzle Swiss Herbal Detox Tea

This special tea is based on the original recipe from from the famed Swiss herbalist, Johann Künzle. Its mix of peppermint leaves, thistle seeds and centaury herb purports to help the body release toxins. The seal-able bag contains 24 individual tea bags.

The Swiss have their own spin on German. Learning this will give you a special in with the Swiss that most visitors don’t have. With the Pimsler CD, knowing German is not essential.

$33.99 USD
$49.95 USD

Healthy yet addictive, there is no breakfast more quintessentially Swiss than a bowl of muesli. Buy a bulk pack of Swiss muesli as a gift and you’ll be thanked every morning. A great way to gift a little taste of Switzerland.

$40.82 USD
$40.82 USD

A cuckoo clock helps liven a living space and adds great character. To best capture the essence of Switzerland, we recommend a clock with a Swiss chalet. Leafy oak cuckoo clocks are typically more associated Germany.

$258.00 USD
$258.00 USD

Now world famous, these expertly made timepieces will make a lasting, lifelong gift — even more so in this age of tech gadgets and electronics. Genuine Swiss watches can run into the tens of thousands of dollars. If you’re looking for an authentic Swiss timepiece, our research suggests the Tag Heuer is the best value for your money. We’ve linked here to “Amazon’s Choice” Tag Heuer watch.

$1,022.98 USD
$1,400.00 USD

Great for teenagers and young adults, this practical gift is cost effective and likely to be met with some enthusiasm especially if it is a first knife. Giving this to a younger person shows a level of trust and faith in his or her maturity.

$12.69 USD
$20.50 USD

What gifts should you avoid giving to a lover of Switzerland?

Anything too German. The Swiss work hard to maintain their cultural identity and nothing reminds them of the threat of its dissolution more than Germany. So be careful about buying gifts from Germany.

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