Lifestyle: Indispensable Holiday Gifts in Europe

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When traveling in Europe, you have the opportunity to taste some of the finest foods and visit some of the most luxurious hotels throughout the world. While you are enjoying the finer things in life, it is the perfect time to pick out holiday gifts for your friends and family. European gifts will stand out this holiday season. Learn the top holiday gifts you can give to your friends.


A good bottle of wine is one of the top holiday gifts to give to your friends and family members. The nice thing about this gift is that you can personally visit the wineries and choose a vintage that you really like. If you purchase a large amount of wine, you can request the vineyard to ship it home for you, so you do not need to worry about flying it all home and getting through customs.


Chocolates are great holiday gifts for coworkers or casual acquaintances. You can also give to closer family members and friends if you buy larger packages of the chocolates. You can find the best chocolates in Zurich, Switzerland, Brussels, Belgium or Norma, Italy. Of course, you may also find smaller luxury chocolate stops throughout Europe. If you are in one of those three cities, you do need to try the chocolate there. These gifts are easy to bring back or to have shipped home.

Fashion Items or Designer Handbags

One of the best luxury European gifts you can give to your girlfriend, wife or mother is a designer handbag that you picked up at a shop in Europe. While you can find the same designs in the United States, there is a certain satisfaction knowing that you bought it directly from the designer in his original shop. Be sure to check out the Louis Vuitton shops in Paris while you are there. You may also consider looking at some shoes or other accessories that you can find in the shops in Paris or Milan. A cashmere scarf or leather gloves also make luxurious holiday gifts.


When you are in Geneva, you need to visit the watch stores to look for the perfect gift for your significant other. The watch designers in Geneva are some of the best known throughout the world. This will make the perfect gift for the special person in your life. You can buy a Rolex or a Patek Phillipe while in Geneva.


Another great luxury gift is jewelry. Give the gift of antique European jewelry by choosing to shop at Sotheby’s for some truly unique pieces. You can also visit the smaller shops and jewelry boutiques to pick up some pieces that you will not find in the United States. A bracelet and earrings are among the top holiday gifts for a girlfriend. The holiday gifts you choose will create memories that you can look back on for years to come. European gifts can also help you remember you trip to Europe together.

Author: Zhuang Ping is a freelance writer and college English teacher. She’s happy with the best of everything: fashion, entartainment, book, education, home improvement, flower, and more. One of her favorite blogs is PromoCode4Share, a blog that helps consumers find the best tips for saving money, family and shopping.



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  • sarah October 19, 2013 4:30 pm

    thanks for giving such a usefull information. i was searching for it

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