Have your holiday activities in Monaco planned out for the next few weeks? Maybe you’re going to this weekend’s spiritual concert at the Saint-Charles Church or watching the Christmas village dazzle from the patio of the Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo. With so much to do around the region, you may not have had a chance to finish your end of year shopping. For those still looking for presents to offer their loved ones, we’ve put together the perfect gift guide.
Here are seven places – all easily found throughout the Principality of Monaco – to help you choose the best gifts for everyone on your list.
1. For the interior design lover
Stop by one of Sabrina Monte-Carlo’s luxury showrooms and browse through a diverse selection of curated pieces for your home or yacht. From a Luna Shoe Care Set by leather goods maker Giobagnara to a decorative crystal pieces from Lalique, Sabrina and her team have something for everyone style and taste.
Find it: 42, boulevard des Moulins, 98000 Monaco | +377 97 70 44 97 | www.sabrinamontecarlo.com/
2. For the wine connoisseur
Located near the glitzy port of Monaco is the iconic Les Grands Chais Monégasques. The oldest wine cellar in the Principality of Monaco offers a wide selection of fine wines and rare spirits, as well as specialised tastings. Benefit from the expertise of this prestigious establishment to select the best bottle for your special someone.
Find it: 11, rue de Baron de Sainte-Suzanne, 98000 Monaco | +377 93 30 26 80 | http://grandschais.com/fr/
3. For the chocolate enthusiast
Decent into the decadent delicacies of the La Chocolaterie de Monaco for an exceptional chocolate experience. Founded in 1920 by World War I veteran Pierre Mourin, today the shop is an official supplier to the Palace of Monaco. Decide between a variety of box sets of all shapes and sizes of the finest chocolates that the region has to offer.
Find it: 20, rue Princesse Marie de Lorraine, 98000 Monaco | +377 97 97 88 88 | https://www.chocolateriedemonaco.com/en/
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4. For the expecting mother
Opening in 1966 by none other than the Princess Grace of Monaco, the Boutique du Rocher sells an adorable collection of independent artisan goods for children. All proceeds are donated to the Princess Grace Foundation, which supports children’s hospitals and other cultural establishments in the area.
Find it: 1, avenue de la Madone, 98000 Monaco | +377 93 30 91 17
5. For the special someone
Diamonds, rubies and sapphires, oh my! Looking for something extra? Look no further than the exquisite gems and superb craftsmanship of Orlov jewellery. With breath-taking designs and naturally sourced gems, this family owned brand has a stunning collection on display all for your gift-giving pleasure.
Find it: Le Montaigne, 7/9, avenue de Grande Bretagne, 98000 Monaco | +33 06 60 82 59 23 | https://orlov.com/
6. For the wellness guru
Give the gift of true pleasure with a voucher from the Cinq Mondes Spa at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort. This relaxation sanctuary offers soothing facials, therapeutic massages and more for an unforgettable experience that is sure to relieve the stresses and strains of everyday life.
Find it: 40, avenue Princesse Grace, 98000 Monaco | +377 98 06 01 80 | https://www.cinqmondes.com/en/
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7. For the gourmand
From the one of the rarest and most complex honey’s ever produced to an award-winning extra virgin olive oil, Gourmet Bazar Monaco promises the most sacred and highest quality of products. Sought from the wild Alps and Apennines, these mouth-watering products are sure to suit any palate, whether they be picky or sophisticated.
Find it: https://www.gourmetbazarmonaco.it/