It’s the next best thing to hitting up the Christmas markets on Barfüsserplatz and Münsterplatz: The selection of Swiss-inspired T-shirts, long-sleeve hoodies, posters, decals, ladies’ tanks, notecards, coasters, even coffee – all smartly designed by the good folks at Helveticahaus. In fact, we’d go so far as to suggest that Hh has something for everyone on your list this year. Like the brand-new canvas cross-body tote, perfect for everything from textbooks to gymwear. Best of all, every penny of your purchase goes to fund scholarships for local design students. So if you can’t get to Switzerland to shop the Freiestrasse, don’t fret – Helveticahaus will bring the Switzerland to you. And if you’re already in the Spokane area, forget about trusting your precious gifts to the vagaries of the United States Postal Service. Helveticahaus will be fully staffed through the afternoon of December 23. They’ll set your order aside, greet you with a smile, and maybe – just maybe – offer up a glass of traditional Feuerzangenbowle.
photo: J. Craig Sweat Photography