When you think of Souvenirs Shopping in Switzerland … First thing that come to my mind is Swiss watches …. and Yummy chocolates … and the Swiss cow bells ..So here is what you can buy when on Switzerland tour …. I have enlisted things with photographs and prices too so that it will be easy for you to plan your Souvenirs budget well before visit … and to buy more USD $ from India itself.
So I shall begin Souvenirs Shopping in Switzerland with the World famous Swiss Watches …
The following variety of Swiss wrist watches will cost you ~129 CHF in any stores all over Switzerland, however if you specifically ask for discount (only if you ask for) they do provide 6~7 CHF discount on prices 🙂 So do not forget to ASK.
Following ones are good for kids, will cost u ~10 CHF for 50 numbers, I have shown the chocolate inside to give u an idea, it tastes good. you can buy these in COOP stores.
Again good bargain in COOP stores only 9.50 CHF for 10 big chocolates (however this offer I could get only in COOP store in Lucerne, which is located on Bus route number 1, far away from the main city, this was the best offer I got and later I could not get chocolates for such low price)
Again good bargain in COOP stores only 12 CHF for 1 Kg chocolates (however this offer I could get only in COOP store in Lucerne, which is located on Bus route number 1, far away from the main city, this was the best offer I got and later I could not get chocolates for such low price)
Price of this milk can is ~20 CHF, can be a good souvenir once u consume the chocolates ( get in COOP stores)
This is standard Lindt chocolates mix that you get anywhere at the same standard price i.e. 1.4 CHF per 100 grams
Now coming to the souvenirs, the cow bells which u get in various sizes. smallest key chain size u get average price of 5~8 CHF. I roamed around in all markets in Lucerne, Interlaken, Montrex, Vevey, Zermatt, Zurich and found that lowest price i.e. 2.9 CHF for the small size cow bell key chain is available at Interlaken in a Indian shop 🙂 medium cowbell 5.9 CHF, big cowbell 9.9 CHF
address of shop:
Horlogerie Kandahar A.G., Bahnof Strasse 29, 3800 Interlaken, ph. +41 33 821 6887 and email is watchkandahar (at) quicknet.ch
the shop is exactly at the cornet of Interlaken west bus stop.
Second souvenir is wooden cow itself 🙂 .. now here the best price and quality i got in MANOR stores at Vevey ! 11.9 CHF
This small cute alarm watch is commonly available at same price 9.90CHF in all stores
these toys i could get at roadside shopping at mere 1 CHF per toy 🙂 at Vevey, so keep asking for road side sells available since these are on particular day in each city.
Hope this small guide gives u flavor to plan for your budget, since it is quite obvious for us to buy chocolates and cow bells for friends and relatives when u come back from a trip.
and for the clothing and other things (which I could not buy because of the prices ,,,) do read the post “Window Shopping at Switzerland”