Ho, Ho, Ho: ZUCKER.Gift Guide Part 2

Ho, Ho, Ho: ZUCKER.Gift Guide Part 2
17. December 2021

Attention all Santas, the countdown is on: only one week left until Christmas Eve. Have you got all your presents ready yet? The last-minute shopping season is already open. For creative gift ideas at the last minute, ZUCKER.Berlin has your back. In our Gift Guide Part 2, we present ten cool gifts with which you can give your loved ones anything from a little to a lot of joy this Christmas. You can find even more inspiration on our Instagram channel @zuckerberlin in the Story Highlights.

Diyi for Kids

Dina Teuchner, founder of the Diyi for Kids Foundation, recently visited the ZUCKER.Office and showed us her self-knitted winter accessories – hats, headbands, scarves and gloves. In addition to the fine craftsmanship, the bright colours of her knitwear immediately catch the eye: bright tones such as red and yellow, delicate winter colours such as light pink, mint or white, as well as muted versions in a rich blue or olive green, for example. What’s particularly cool about the accessories is not only the handmade aspect, but also that the proceeds from the sale of the products benefit the Diyi for Kids Foundation. Diyi for Kids supports various projects for children’s education – because every child has a right to education.

Mitte Water

How many of you drag yourselves up to the fourth floor (without a lift!) with crates of drinks every week? You don’t have to… Clean, mineralised and possibly sparkling water is also available without having to worry about bringing back the plastic or glass bottles once they are empty. Our new client, the Berlin start-up Mitte, recently launched the water purifier Mitte Home, the first all-in-one solution with filter function, mineralisation and bubble effect, if you are in for something sparkling. The individual cartridges with minerals and effervescence can be replaced at any time, but last for up to 250 litres of clean water. Begone plastic, heavy boxes and pollutants in the water – treat yourself and your loved ones to a Mitte Home for Christmas. And it’s best to do it quickly: until 21 December, the Mitte Home Starter Kit is still available in the super-limited Eike König Edition.

By the way, Mitte also has an offer for the slowest last-minute shoppers among you. In Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Frankfurt am Main, you can have a Mitte Home Starter Kit delivered within 30 minutes on Christmas Eve via the cooperation partner Arive.


In her small jewellery manufactory from Berlin, designer Gitte Nicolaus crafts little treasures. Her handmade jewellery is available in the Pictofactum shop in Friedrichshain. The unique pieces are timeless, restrainedly elegant and at the same time provocative – Gitte plays with light and shapes. The result shines with high quality, individuality and beauty. We are quite taken with the pieces of jewellery. The materials ceramic, gold leaf and leather are creatively combined and make a thoughtful, beautiful Christmas gift. We especially love the “Unikum” bangle in glow gold….


Wait and see and drink tea – there couldn’t be a better motto for the coming year, could there? Now it’s just a matter of finding the right tea set. We recommend the LAB tea set from our former client KPM. The mix of laboratory aesthetics and timeless tea culture is all about the minimalism trend, when simple elegance meets modern functionality. Anyone can drink tea, but drinking it with style has to be learned. 😉 Cheers to that!

ME Melody Ehsani

The creative director of our client Foot Locker has founded her own fashion and lifestyle label: ME aka Melody Ehsani. In the spirit of female empowerment, she lets her designs be inspired by street culture, activism and a community-building mindset. The result is something to be proud of and has already been worn by celebrities, with Michelle Obama, Rihanna, Billie Eilish and co. wearing Melody Ehsani’s sporty outfits in public. Fashion magazines like VOGUE also picked up on ME. It’s high time you got to know and wear the clothes. On top of streetwear, the online shop also offers jewellery and cool accessories. Santa, can you hear me…?


Despite the Corona pandemic, there were also an incredible number of wonderful moments this year, which were hopefully all captured in snapshots. Of course, the classic Christmas gift must not be missing from this Gift Guide: the photo book! Immortalise your memories and share them with your loved ones for Christmas. Creative, individual and emotional – the perfect gift.

Credits: CEWE


Start the new year sporty – that’s one of the most common New Year’s resolutions ever. The workout is even more fun when your outfit is just right. Maybe you already know the colourful OCEANSAPART pieces from your favourite Instagram influencers. Since ZUCKER. supports the Berlin-based activewear brand in terms of PR, we are of course always up-to-date with new collections, trends and products. This winter, the first jackets were launched. Among them are the colourful lined winter jackets of the Winter Fever Collection and the teddy coats of the Cosy Touch Collection. There are also matching unisex sweat sets for cosy winter days on the couch or colourful sports leggings in a set with a sports bra and longsleeve for an active post-holiday meal.

ROOM IN A BOX Furniture and Bedding

Is anyone here planning to move house next year or give their interior design a make-over? Then you should consider the high-quality and at the same time very sustainable corrugated cardboard furniture by the Berlin-based company ROOM IN A BOX. The beds are the classic among the cardboard furniture, and recently the online shop has also been offering matching organic bed linen in natural colours such as grey and muted green. RIAB works with various sustainable projects, such as the Eden Reforestation Projects, and plants a tree for every product sold. The cardboard stool aka side table in bright colours like yellow, blue and pink is brand new and multifunctional. It looks great under the Christmas tree – which is also available as a sustainable zero-waste cardboard tree as an alternative to the Nordmann fir.

VNDS Kicks Sneaker 3D Chain

Attention all sneakerheads: VNDS Kicks sells small key chains with your favourite kicks in mini format. From Nike Air Max to Jordan, pretty much all sneakers are included among the hundreds of models, with daily additions. The key rings are handmade and hand-painted. Do you know someone you can give a little joy to with this?

Gitti nail polish

Have you already decided on your holiday outfit? Then you only need the matching nail polish. We recently had a manicure session in the ZUCKER.office and tried out the sustainable nail polishes from Gitti. Our test colours were grey, sage and bright green. If you prefer a classic look, you can also find numerous other colours in the online shop. They all have one thing in common: they are plant-based and chemical-free. There is also a nail polish remover that almost looks like a perfume in its elegant flacon. Please do not confuse them!

We hope our Gift Guides Part 1 and 2 have helped you find creative Christmas gifts or fill your wish list. Do you have more ideas you’d like to share with our community? Then send them to us by DM via Instagram. Merry Christmas, everyone!

Credits of the main picture: Unsplash / Jonathan Taylor

A post by Laura Dörling