Bonn/region · Those still looking for a perfect Christmas present for a loved one will perhaps find one among these gift ideas with a special connection to Bonn and the region.
Every year, the search for a unique gift at Christmas requires patience and creativity. So this time, what about something regional to bring joy to your nearest and dearest? We have come up with a few ideas:
Kissable lips adorn souvenirs from Bonn. The logo decorates bags, cups, glasses and cuddly toys. The Bonn Information souvenir shop sells these small gifts.
Address: Bonn-Information, Windeckstraße 1/am Münsterplatz, 53111 Bonn
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday 10am to 2pm
Voucher book for Bonn and the surrounding area
You can gift lots of lovely moments with a voucher book for Bonn and surrounds. The book has 355 vouchers for discounts for restaurants or leisure facilities.
Price: Euro 29.90
Where sold: Bonn bookshops
Everything from Bonn and the region: jewellery, clothing, accessories and other knick-knacks from local designers, labels, photographers, craftsmen and much more are available at “Love you Local” in Bonn’s Old Town.
Address: Breite Straße 28, 53111 Bonn
Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 4-7pm, Tuesday and Thursday 11am – 2pm and 3-6pm, Saturday 11am to 5pm
Books and calendars from Bonn and the region
“Kennen Sie Bonn und sein Umland” (Do you know Bonn and surrounds), “So schön ist Bonn” (Beautiful Bonn) “499 Tipps für einen schönen Tag in Bonn und Umgebung (499 tips for a great day in Bonn and surrounds) and “Bonn” are the names of books available for purchase in the General Anzeiger branch offices. Together with the calendars “Siebengebirge”, “Bonn” and “Bonn 2019 in old views” these give a broad spectrum of gifts to learn about Bonn and the region both through texts and above all through many beautiful pictures.
Prices: between Euro 9.99 and Euro 39.90
Sales points:all General Anzeiger branch offices (Zweigstelle)
The Bonn Wimmelbuch (hidden object book) will provide lots to do after the presents are handed out. A place in Bonn is drawn on each page of the Wimmelbuch. There are numerous details to discover on the pictures. Children especially will love the Bonn Wimmelbuch.
Price: Euro 12.80
Sales points: Bonn bookshops
City tours of Bonn
Those who like to give day trips can bring their loved one nearer to the federal city with a city tour or a special tour. The “Big City Tour” in an open-top bus, tours along the “Path of Democracy” or through the plenary hall are some of those offered by the city tourist office.
Info: Further information in English is available here
Haribo for those with a sweet tooth
Everyone who likes eating sweets will certainly be delighted by a four kilo box full of Haribo gummy bears at Christmas. These boxes are available at the factory outlet of the sweet manufacturer or in the Haribo shop in Bonn city centre. You can also find numerous other Haribo souvenirs here.
Address: Friesdorfer Straße 121, 53175 Bonn-Bad Godesberg
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am to 6pm, Saturday 9.30am to 4pm
Haribo Store Bonn
Address: Am Neutor 3, 53113 Bonn
Opening times: Monday to Saturday 10am to 7pm
Coffee roasted in Bonn
The next idea ensures a wonderful smell under the Christmas tree: a very special kind of coffee. Numerous Bonn coffee shops roast the beans themselves so there is a type of coffee for everyone.
Kaffeekontor Bonn: Maxstr. 10, 53111 Bonn
Der Kaffeeladen Bonn: Obere Wilhelmstr. 25, 53225 Bonn
Kurt der Kaffeeröster: Clemens-August-Str. 55, 53115 Bonn; Am Hof 26a, 53113 Bonn
Brews Lee Coffee: Endenicher Str. 262, 53121 Bonn
Alcohol from the Rhine
Gin from the Rhineland
One present under the Christmas tree on 24 December could be called “Siegfried”. A gin brand from the Rhineland is behind the name. Friends Raphael Vollmar and Gerald Koenen have been distilling their excellent gin in a distillery in Ahrweiler since 2010. The company’s Bonn headquarters transforms into a bar each Thursday. “Siegfried” is popular on the world market and proves that every gin fan would be delighted with a bottle for Christmas.
Address: Mozartstr. 24, 53115 Bonn
Opening hours: Thursdays 6pm to midnight
Bonn Craft Beer
Those with a beer fan in their family or circle of friends are sure to bring a smile to their face with the Bonn craft beer “Ale Mania”. Fritz Wülfing brews various sorts of beer in Bonn-Pützchen. He puts particular emphasis on the taste and creative craftsmanship. The beer, which has no additives, is an insider tip for all fans of craft beer.
Sales points in the region: P&M Getränkemarkt, Edeka Mohr, Galeria Kaufhof in Bonn and Bierweltweit in Siegburg.
This is a list of gift ideas from Bonn and the region that does not claim to be exhaustive nor to have been compiled following objective criteria. It is also not a ranking of the gifts; the order is arbitrary. Is there a gift missing from the list? Please send us an e-mail: email@example.com.
(Original text: Sofia Grillo and Alexandra Mölleken. Translation: kc)