The best gift ideas are often what we like ourselves.
After all, we want only the best for the recipient - something original, reliable, pretty and practical! In this spirit, our supermagnete staff share their magnet favourites with you.
You can find more gift insipirations in our gift finder
Sabine Meunier, Customer Care
“I find magnetic strips to be a nice and practical small present for friends and family.
There might not always be room for a magnetic board, but there will always be a suitable spot in every home for a narrow magnetic strip.
And everyone knows the problem, that you can never find your notes, shopping lists, appointment cards etc when you need them.
But, all of these important things can be attached to a magnetic strip and kept in one place.
I will give my son such a magnetic strip as a present, so he will be able to hang up his homework, appointments and concert tickets.”
Cigdem Pehlivan, Accounting
“My two teenage boys normally love anything associated with electronics and the virtual world.
But when I gave them magic cubes as presents, they were immediately fascinated.
Interestingly, they also never got bored with this toy.
Because, after learning how to solve the cube from YouTube videos, the fun started in earnest: Solving the puzzle in the shortest time possible became the new challenge.
As a mother, I think it is great when children choose to pass the time with something other than their smartphones.
But what I like most about the magic cube is that it also helps to train memory and spatial recognition.”
Fabian Schryber, Customer Care
“I like gifts that the recipient can use again and again – gifts, that continue to bring joy for a long time.
Magnets definitely fit the bill, be it as something practical or a fun novelty item.
These rod and sphere magnets are a good example of such a novelty item: A few simple neodymium magnets that can be assembled in all kinds of configurations.
It never gets boring, because once you get your hands on these magnets, you intuitively start playing with them and it is almost impossible to stop.
These rod and sphere magnets are a great gift for someone who has everything.”
Rosalba Fabiano, Office Management
"These days, many fridges are no longer magnetic, which eliminates a place that was used to quickly hang up postcards.
When I came across photo ropes, I instantly liked the idea.
I will get a photo rope for my beloved sister so she can hang up postcards and family photos.
What I like best about it is that it allows for a versatile room decoration.
The little magnets that come with it are surprisingly strong."
Pavlina Hobi, Head of Customer Care
"Everyone knows a person who is really hard to shop for.
Mostly, because it appears the person already has everything.
For such cases, I have discovered this breakfast set.
It is practical and aesthetically pleasing.
And since the set is a very exclusive item, I can be sure that the other person doesn't have it yet.
The blade of the panorama knife depicts the contours of the most prominent Swiss mountains.
The cutting board contains magnets to keep the knife handy - ideal for hikes and picnics."
Martin Albert, Quality Manager
"Gold is not magnetic, diamonds are not magnetic, bitcoins are not magnetic.
But the treasurer hunter is ingenious and I will give it to some friends to look for treasures in the lake instead of sitting in front of the computer all day.↲↲Who knows, maybe they will find some silverware or other useful household items that they can sell on eBay.
But then they're back on the computer again ;-)"
Patricia Gebhardt, marketing assistance
"Never tie shoes again? Zubits® makes it possible! Once laced, the magnets close your shoes securely and reliably.
With the various sizes and colors you can find the fitting closure for any shoe.
Zubits® are a practical gift for everyone who can't or don't want to tie shoes.
Also, I like to give a gift that doesn't collect dust in a corner but is really useful."
Stephan Kirsch, Head Online Marketing
"A brilliant gift for all creatives, visionaries and of course families with children.
The whiteboard paint transforms any wall or surface into an oversized doodle board.
It's not just kids who will love to let their creative juices flowing and draw on the walls.
Combined with a base coat of magnetic paint, you can easily integrate magnets into your piece of art or strategy concepts.
Simply put: A must-have gift for young and old."
Nico Meili, Head Purchasing
"It's a good thing my father and brother-in-law are handymen, which makes it easier to treat them with something that is practical and pleasing.
In our category «Workshop» there are many cool gadgets that serve that purpose.
Work gloves, for instance, that have a magnet sewed into the back of the hand, so they never have to search for nails or screws again."
Pablo Schläpfer, Head of IT
"Even though the Tangram cube is well suited for children, they are not the only ones interested in it.
With the enclosed challenge cards you can build different shapes.
That is not always as easy as it looks at first.
It can't hurt us adults either to train our spacial sense!
Therefore, this 3D Tangram is a gift for all ages, especially for those who are into Rubik's Cube and other logic games."
Anja Rosebrock, Customer Care
"Whether you want to highlight a holiday memory or a picture of a beloved pet - this picture frame accentuates every photo.
It is elegant and fits in nicely at home.
Currently, the photo of my cat Diego embellishes my desk at supermagnete.
Last but not least my gift idea: Put your own photo into it, package it nicely and give it to a loved one, such as your partner or parents."
Susanne Gerschwiler, Customer Care
"When you hold the magnetic board made of slate you notice right away that this is a high-quality product.
It is classy and rustic - a very interesting combination!
You can never be wrong with such a timeless present.
Put your picture on it - that adds a personal touch."
Karin Rudolph, Customer Care
"I'll get these ornaments for my own Christmas tree.
You can get very creative with them, the colour is unusual, and they are very versatile.
Whether as a name tag for gifts, as place cards for dinner or on a beautiful door wreath - thanks to individualised labelling you can use them pretty much everywhere during the Christmas season.
If you need them to be a little more colourful, just borrow coloured chalk from the kids and go crazy."
"I know exactly whom I get the wooden cube set for! My 8-year old godchild.
She will love it.
Wood is a cool material, the cube is timeless, and it stimulates creativity.
The next question is: What do I get my other four godchildren? But in our category 'gift ideas'
I am sure to find something suitable."
"I will get the fan fin for my football-crazy friends.
It looks sporty on the car and is a good alternative to the Hawaiian lei that you often see on rear-view mirrors.
And it doesn't always have to be football.
You can use it for other situations, such as a bi-national wedding.
Why not put the fan fins of the two countries on the limo?"
Piera Forleo, Customer Care
"These unique wooden vases are real one-of-a-kinds with a fair price-performance ratio.
The best about it is: Thanks to the embedded magnet and a metal disc as a counterpart, the vase stands firm and securely on any tablecloth, which helps to survive big family gatherings.
These vases are tasteful, timeless and great for surprising someone."
Hans Schoor, Customer Care
"This knife block is a great gift for my father.
He likes to cook and will be happy to have his knives handy.
Also, storing them this way protects the good knives; they often get banged up in the drawer.
The block is available in two different types of wood, but I like the nut wood the best...
Actually, it would look good in my own kitchen as well!"
Sylvia Hegelbach, Office Manager
"For Christmas gifts it is especially fitting when they support a charitable cause.
Our entire profit of the MadagasCar cars and planes will be donated to a Children's Fund in Madagascar.
I like that the iron sheet fridge magnets are all one-of-a-kind.
It also shows that they were made with much love for detail.
The little cars and planes are a definite eye-catcher on the fridge and of course a great gift for fans of old-timers."
"The cute little animals are my absolute favourites.
I always have some at home, because they are perfect little souvenir.
And with a gift card in their belly, they turn into a great gift for all occasions."
Fausto Colombo, Customer Care
"I like the macho set so much, I've already given it away twice.
My father received it last Christmas: He started playing with it right away and was totally oblivious to everything around him.
It was good to see that he liked it.
The macho set turned out to be the best present - unusual and original!"
Janine Stahn, Customer Care
"The sparkling Swarovski stones make this deco magnet classy and very fitting for Christmas time.
For real Christmas fans there is even a star version - perfect for hanging up Christmas cards on the fridge.
My tip: The diamond magnets look their best on a dark background.
Since women like a little sparkle, it is a nice present for your sister, girlfriend or mother."
Yann Gaillard, Purchasing
"Christmas and mulled wine? Sure.
But have you tried grilling in the winter? Invite a few friends and try it out.
While the grill heats up on the balcony, you can have a cold beer inside and a little bottle cap throwing contest with the beer tree.