There will be a Marché du Noel in Nyon from the 17th to 24th December 11:00 – 21:00 (11:00 – 18:00 on Sunday) with “chalets” selling artisanal products in the centre of town in Place Bel Air.
There will also be late night shopping in the town until 21:00 on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd December and some small shops will be open in the town on Sunday 18th December from 11:00-18:00. Note: local buses will be free to ride on the late night shopping dates – save the hassle of driving and finding a place to park!
Below are a few Living in Nyon suggestions for gifts that can be bought locally in the Nyon region.
More present suggestions coming up in the next few posts.
The first present idea is the book “How to be Swiss – An instruction manual” by Diccon Bewes and Michael Meister. This is a fun little book, an “eight step programme” on mastering the art of being Swiss. A perfect stocking filler with illustrations, jokes and tongue-in-cheek observations. The book can be found at Payot in Nyon’s La Combe shopping centre. Note: Payot have a very fast ordering system for books that are not on their shelves, once ordered the shop will send you an SMS to say the book is ready to be collected.
Illustration above – Michael Meister
The second Christmas shopping suggestion is to head off to the Boîte à Thé in Nyon in Rue Perdtemps 30. This tea shop not only serves delicious teas but sells a wide range of teas and other related products. Check out the pretty boxes to contain tea, the tea pots and the range of Yoshico cotton pearl jewellry from Japan. Note: this shop will also have a stand at the Christmas market this year.
There are lots of gift ideas at Catambo in Rue Perdtemps 3, this shop always has a great window display (photo below) and sells products from around the world for all ages. Home gifts, candles, jewellry, clothing, gifts for children.
Finally, the Château of Prangins has a good little museum shop with a selection of Swiss and other interesting gifts including a wide variety of “änglaspel” rotary candle holders, these would make good stocking fillers. Note: you do not have to pay to go into the museum to enter the shop as it in in the entrance (although the current Swiss press photo exhibition is definitely worth a visit).