Attention, Christmas fans: starting in mid-September, you’ll find all the latest Christmas-related news from the destination of Bern right here on this website, so make sure to pop by.
Voucher for Baristas and Coffee lovers
Is your coffee-loving team making the office’s coffee machine work overtime? A voucher for the Blaser Café shops seems like the perfect Christmas gift. The Blaser Café shops offer a variety of products, from home-roasted coffee blends with a matching cup to inspiration for your very own portafilter machine or even a barista course – they have something for every level of coffee lover.
Vouch for a City Tour
From funny anecdotes to secret corners: gifting a city tour means giving an unforgettable experience. The guides are as diverse as Bern itself and will tell you everything you need to know about the city, including some amazing, current and funny facts. They have so many stories in store, and they really know how to weave a tale. You can buy the vouchers at the tourist information at Bern main station or order them in Bern Welcome’s online shop.
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Bernese Minster Stollen
Think of a classic, reinvent it, knead it vigorously and then let it rest for four weeks in the cellar of a well-known Bernese attraction: years ago, Bern’s bread sommelier Patrik Bohnenblust was inspired by his fellow students and decided to produce his Christmas stollen (fruit bread) from sourdough and then store it in the minster’s cellar to mature. And of course, the open bakery in the old town bakery Bread-à-porter only uses the best regional ingredients for their dough, making the Christmas stollen a sustainable gift as well as a genuine piece of Bernese bakery culture.
GET A TASTE OF THOSE BAKED CLASSICS
«Bärndütsch» Playing Cards
What is a «Mürggu»? What is your colleague’s deal with their «Bagasch»? This set of playing cards by «Bärndütsch» will give you all the answers. You can use the jass cards even if your Bernese dialect is not up to par yet, the quartet cards will let you know what the often-used «item» means, that instead of taking a siesta, people in the federal city prefer to «plegere» and why «Zwätschgä» is more than just a fruit in the Bernese dialect. Even though they would never admit it, the people from Bern are very proud of their dialect. So, these playing cards will not only make your guests smile but they will also light up the faces of the «Hiesigen» (locals).
ARE THERE ANY PLAYING CARDS LEFT?
Imagine this: a gluten-free brownie base with an exquisite layer of ganache and crunchy walnuts. Then add ruthlessly selected ingredients such as pure hay milk and fairtrade cocoa and refine it with gold leaf. Can you guess what we’re creating? The popular Bernese Mutzen-Torte of course, Bern’s answer to a well-known Viennese specialty. But the Mutzen-Torte doesn’t just taste great, it’s also a well-rounded gift for your employees.
GET YOURSELF A MUTZEN-TORTE
The soap factory «bblubb» creates handmade Bernese soaps in all colours and shapes. For the most part, the raw materials come from Switzerland and are environmentally friendly on principle. Here are our favourites: the «Seifenbärli» (soap bear) and the shower gels «Berner Meitschi» (Bernese girls) and «Berner Giele» (Bernese boys). You can also print your company logo on the natural soaps, and yes, you can even replicate the company mascot. Can you think of an easier way to create a personalised gift for your employees?
Biodiversity Advent Calendar
Do you love advent calendars but are tired of the same old chocolates every year? The Biodiversity Calendar might just be the thing for you. This calendar was made with a ton of effort and attention to detail and contains 24 sustainable gifts, accompanied by a website with compact information on plants, animals and their habitats. And you haven’t even heard the best part: after Christmas, you can use the packaging as a sowing tray.
Oberaargauer Farmer’s Basket
The Oberaargauer Farmer’s Basket provides a varied selection of regional delicacies and supports local farmers at the same time. The specialities come straight from the farm and are freshly produced, following traditional recipes. Their natural and environmentally friendly production makes them stand out and provide one thing above all: «Ä Chratte» (a basket) filled with gourmet happiness.
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Pastries by Kambly
We know that the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. Is there a better way to thank your employees for their commitment than with pastry specialties by Kambly, a traditional company in the beautiful Trubschachen in the Emmental? You can customise the contents as well as the high-quality tins and create a personalised look. However, their beautiful and varied range makes it very hard to choose, so, you’ll be relieved to hear that Kambly offers personalised consultations on their corporate range.
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BernCity Gift Card
Gift a part of Bern: ateliers, boutiques and little shops, you can find many a unique gem under the characteristic arcades and inside the typical vaulted cellars of Bern’s old town and make your shopping trip a wonderful experience. The BernCity gift card is valid at over 200 cinemas, cafés, restaurants and specialty shops like the YB fan shop