Shop for well-designed homewear at Caillou / Image: Hamoudi Shubber

Looking for a gift for someone who's just moved into a new home? Try this small concept shop in the hip Augustins neighbourhood. It's run by interior design-lovers Camille and Youri and carries a mix of European and Swiss design-focused homeware brands. Here you can pick up everything from on-trend enamel dishes, rainbow table mats and elegant kitchen tongs to unusual vases and colourful twisted candles sticks. 

9 Place des Augustins, Augustins

Le Panapé de Caméla

Le Panapé de Caméla stocks an eclectic mix of products / Image: S.Adamczyk

This cute little store near the University of Geneva is where you go for the person who has everything. All the items on sale here are a little bit out-of-the-ordinary and will bring a smile to your face. A tiny martini-glass brooch? Yep. Old bottles recycled as vases? Of course. Papier mâché animal masks? Why not! You can be sure that your giftee won't have anything like it. 

20 Rue du Général-Dufour, Plainpalais 


Archipel focuses on natural skincare

Buying beauty products for someone else can be a bit tricky, but it's well worth checking out this perfectly formed boutique near the waterfront. Just stepping foot into the stylish interior (think mid-century modern shelving units and pink tiling) is a lovely experience, but it's the selection of hand-picked products made from at least 95% natural and ethically-sourced ingredients that's the real joy. 

12 Rue des Étuves,Vieille-Ville 


La 5e

La 5e is a visual feast / Image: ©

Walking into this homeware and antiques shop is like strolling into a cabinet of curiosities. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the beautiful kimonos, pinned butterflies, felt vegetables and unusual jewellery, but take your time and you’ll find the right prezzie. We've got our eyes on the millennial-pink marbled plates and matching bowls. 

2 Place de Grenus, Saint-Gervais Les Bergues 


Quality clothes for kiddies at Nath&Jul


Three years ago, young mum Nathalia opened an online shop selling cute things for kids, which grew into this lovely boutique in the centre of Geneva. It still stocks plenty of adorable children's clothes and accessories  tiny corduroy trousers, patterned socks and an apron covered in llamas but the shop has also branched out into fun greeting cards, notebooks and cosmetics too. 

52 Boulevard de Saint-Georges, Jonction 


This shop mixes pretty design, vintage trinkets and fun gadgets. Bag some cool place mats for your mother-in-law, a vintage tea set for your sister or a pocket-sized Bluetooth speaker for the tech fan in your life. With so many quirky things lining the shelves, it's a hard task to leave Capricieuse without buying yourself a present or two as well. Self-care is important though, right?

94 Rue des Eaux-Vives, Eaux-Vives


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