We were overwhelmed by the demand for our 2021 charity landscape photography calendar, featuring incredible images from across Morzine, Les Gets and Avoriaz, and then we realised… there’s never been a better time to have a little bit of our beautiful mountains in your home, office or home-office. We’ve therefore been on the hunt for local makers; those producing beautiful, authentic souvenirs from the mountains, and we hope you agree they make the perfect Christmas presents. All are available for delivery to the UK before Christmas, as well as here in our resorts.
And so we present the very first Morzine Source Magazine Festive Gift Guide. It’ll likely be an evolution of stunning gift ideas in a number of different categories as we discover new and exciting products to share with you. If you’d like to make a suggestion for inclusion, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details.
*Vouchers – these are an awesome way to support local businesses, we love vouchers. However, we’ve tried to focus this gift guide purely on products, giving you something tangible to enjoy on your own home.
Art & Photography
The Photography of Jacquie Cutler – Ideal for year-round mountain lovers who love to daydream.
Local landscape photographer Jacquie Cutler is frequently asked for prints of her stunning local images, which make a lovely backdrop to an interior design scheme or a thoughtful gift for someone who loves the mountains. Jacquie is now able to print her photography on a range of different materials, from traditional high quality canvas to aluminium and even acrylic glass.
The Art of Sue Neal – Ideal for those with a favourite mountain-scape
Local artist Sue Neal has a passion for all things rustic and rural. She uses a variety of materials to produce bespoke mountain-scapes, often featuring our local animals, skies and peaks. Sue is locally famous for her commissions and has created several pieces of art based around a favourite view or special place.
Price range: POA
Delivery arrangements: Direct to your door, anywhere in the world
Discover more: suenealart.godaddysites.com
The Photography of Aspect Images – Ideal for those who love handmade gifts
Local photographer George Treble used his time in lockdown productively. Using reclaimed wood from our valley, he’s begun hand making frames for his stunning photographs. George uses this project to raise important funds for local sustainability initiatives, giving you another reason to buy a piece of his work. All pieces arrive ready to hang on your wall.
Price range: €100
Delivery arrangements: Get in touch for details
Discover more: aspectimagesmorzine.com
The Photography of Sadie Aldridge – Ideal for those who like bold colours and beautiful photography
Local photographer Sadie Aldridge has many talents, including wedding photography, scenic shots and personalised photoshoots. She also prints her images in six different formats including framed prints, canvas or acrylic and three different sizes from A4 to A2 size. She has a selection of images to choose from, all based around the Haute Savoie.
Price range: From €40
Delivery arrangements: Delivered direct to you in the UK
Discover more: sadiealdridgephotography.com/purchase-info
Stationery – The Morzine Source Magazine 2021 Charity Calendar
Ideal for those who like to count down to their next holiday in the mountains
This is the gift that inspired this whole gift guide. We’ve designed and printed a 2021 calendar to showcase the work of some of our valleys finest photographers, whist also raising important funds for our local schools. In addition to the handy calendar pages, each page can be detached from the calendar, printed and displayed in your own home for years to come. We’ve produced just 500 calendars, all profits will be donated to our local schools and once they’re gone, they’re gone!
Price range: €15
Delivery arrangements: Free in-resort collection, €1.99 per calendar postage to the UK, €5 for the rest of the world
Discover more: Visit the Source Shop
The Artwork of EH Prints – Perfect for those who love handmade prints and bold mountain-scapes
Our iconic Lake Montriond is just one local image featuring within the gorgeous work of Morzine artist Eva Stacey, who creates limited edition Linocut prints and cards. Each print has been hand-carved and printed using a press. Her festive cards come in packs of three and feature local scenes such as Morzine in a snow globe and even skiing dogs.
Price range: From €9.50 for cards to €45 for prints
Delivery arrangements: Available for collection locally or posted to the UK
Discover more: etsy.com/shop/EHPrints
Children’s Gifts – Handmade Hairpins from Little One Boutique
Perfect for little ones who enjoy the spirit of the mountains
Hand made in Montriond using mountain-inspired fabric, these gorgeous hair pins are available to buy in store or order online for UK delivery from Little One Boutique. In fact, Celia’s entire range of children’s clothing, outerwear and accessories are available order online, she’ll even curate the perfect winter wardrobe for your little ones.
Price range: From €4.00
Delivery arrangements: Celia is offering free in-resort delivery during the current confinement period, and she’ll post to the UK too!
Discover more: littleone.fr/a-propos
Homeware & Decoration – La Poterie de Morzine et d’Yvoire
Ideal for those who like to recreate their favourite mountain meals at home
Our local potter Gérard is one of the most characterful people in our village. From his workshop and shop on the rue du Bourg in Morzine he hand makes wonderful pieces of pottery, inspired by local traditions and Savoyarde decoration. He uses bold colours and patterns to create collections, making his work the perfect collectable gift.
Price range: From €12
Delivery arrangements: Coordinated directly by Gérard and his team
Discover more: facebook.com/Poterieyvoire
Sculpteurs du Lac Skis & Poles – Ideal for those who like to display their love of the mountains on their wall!
The Sculpteurs du Lac atelier and multi-level showroom in Montriond is one of our favourite places for authentic, wooden gifts and their website is a treasure trove of alpine chic. This pair of authentic skis and poles come with handmade leather bindings and they’re easily wall-mountable. Check out the website for enough gift ideas to fill Santa’s sack.
Price range: From €100
Delivery arrangements: Order online for UK delivery
Discover more: sculpteursdulac-shop.com
An actual chairlift from Taninges Telecabines – Perfect for those who love nothing more than a chairlift chat.
You’ve likely driven past Taninges Telecabines on your way up the mountain towards Morzine, Les Gets & Avoriaz (and you’ll read more about the team behind this incredible business in our Winter 21 issue) and fantasised about having your very own ski lift in your home. They buy old lifts from across the French Alps before lovingly restoring them to be used as home decorations, events space and more.
Price range: Depending on level of customisation
Delivery arrangements: International delivery possible
Discover more: taninges-telecabines.com
Charlotte’s Web Macrame – Ideal for house plant lovers
Morzine-based Charlotte is an expert in all things macrame and produces beautiful dream catchers, wall hangings, plant pot holders and even wedding decorations. Varying in size and available in a range of colours including black, natural and grey, Charlotte’s work is both intricate and original. Everything in her range is available for UK delivery and she’s available for personalised commissions too!
Price range: Plant pot holders from €20, wall hangings from €45, dream catchers from €40
Delivery arrangements: To the UK from €7
Discover more: Order via Charlotte’s Etsy shop here, or discover more about her work on her website – charlotteswebmacrame.com
Health & Wellness
The Little Mountain Beauty Box – Perfect for those in need of rest and relaxation after the strangest of years
Curated by energy and massage therapist Carrie Greer, this beautiful box of goodies includes all the tools you need to practise meditation and mindfulness. There’s a reiki-charged meditation candle, guided meditation, incense and crystals, plus additional holistic skincare products on request. Combined, this box makes the perfect calming gift for your loved ones this Christmas.
Price range: From €25 plus P&P
Delivery arrangements: Posted directly to the UK by Carrie
Discover more: littlemountainbeauty.com
#Riding2Win Beanie – Ideal for those who love to support a local cause
Established to support The Ellie Soutter Foundation, all profits from the sale of #riding2win merchandise is donated to help young, aspiring snow sports athletes fulfil their dreams. These lovely beanies are available in a choice of colours and there’s a load of other great clothing for sale on the charity website, or directly from their shop in the centre of Les Gets.
Price range: From €22
Delivery arrangements: Posted directly to the UK
Discover more: the-ellie-soutter-shop.backstreetmerch.com/beanies/beanie-black
Frog Eats Moon Mountain Patches – Ideal for those who like to wear their love of the mountains on their sleeves – literally!
Inspired by our local peaks and available to buy individually or as a framed set, these beautiful patches are designed by Kerry at Frog Eats Moon. Denoting the altitude, they’re the perfect collectors item and available in limited quantities, which makes them extra special.
Price range: From €5 for individual patches or €25 for the framed set
Delivery arrangements: Posted directly to the UK
Discover more: frogeatsmoon.co.uk/product-category/patches