Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Ultimate Swiss Souvenir

After being a tourist two times in Switzerland and then living here myself, I've seen my share of souvenir offerings. Swiss army knives. Cow bells. Fondue pots. And hundreds of various forms of chocolate.

I've watched visitors stock up on Heidi and Peter Christmas market ornaments, gingerbreads in the shape of santa and cheese plates in the shape of Switzerland. But the ultimate Swiss souvenir, as was bought a week ago by a recent visitor, has to be the Swiss toilet paper holder.

"I'll never be able to go back to the inferior American design after this," the happy purchaser of a shiny new chrome Swiss toilet paper holder exclaimed.

"And the best part is, you'll be reminded of your travels abroad at least three times a day," chimed in an approving family member.

Clearly, there are great benefits to this product, including the fact that it makes ripping your desired amount of toilet paper easy not to mention prevents the embarassment of unrolling an entire roll of TP without meaning to. And think of the envy that having this amazing souvenir will create.

If Swiss tourism rises in the next few years, I'm sure they'll credit the new marketing campaign. But I, I'll just laugh, and start my own line of TP holders featuring the Swiss cross and sell them directly to the souvenir stores.


Unknown said...

As a fellow traveler of Switzerland, you may have really hit on something.

What a great gift idea for the person who has everything.

I'll tell you what. You make them and I will sell them for you over on

Oh, by the way, I will be there next month.

Chantal said...

Yeah, I think this could be the next big thing. I mean it certainly is novel. Not to mention useful.

Unknown said...

this is so creative:)

free standing toilet paper holder


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