No Christmas present yet?
There are still offers in the Wolfratshausen region
Created: 12/22/2022, 12:00 p.m
Large selection: In the Geretsrieder Isar department store, those who decide late will still find the right present for their loved ones this coming Saturday, on Christmas Eve.
© Hans Lippert
Christmas always comes as a surprise - on Christmas Eve many a present is often missing.
However, customers can still find plenty of choice in local shops.
Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen – final spurt when buying presents: Because of the long Advent season, it will be made relatively easy this year for those who decide late to buy something for their loved ones in good time.
However, some people don't go out until the last minute on Christmas Eve.
We wanted to know from business people in the district what popular last-minute gifts are and who usually turns up just before closing time.
No Christmas present yet?
There are still offers in Wolfratshausen and Geretsried
Christian Wiedemann from the Tölzer Perfumery Wiedemann has to smile at the question.
"You probably guessed it: It's mostly men who are in our branch on the day of the gift giving." After all, almost every (wife) wife is happy about perfume and cosmetics.
Wiedemann and his shop assistants will be happy to advise anyone who doesn't know exactly what the recipient's tastes like - even at noon on the 24th.
According to the experts, you can never go wrong with a set consisting of a fragrance and shower gel or body lotion.
"If you wish, we can pack everything festively," Wiedemann promises to those who thought about wrapping paper too late.
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The owner, Anna Galletti, says it's mostly young guys who come to the "Genussvoll" delicatessen in Wolfratshausen just before it's almost over.
Usually they were looking for something suitable for mum or grandma.
"Vinegar and oil, special pasta or a fine pesto are popular items." Galletti also recommends the baked apple vinegar, the speculoos and the winter plum liqueur.
She has a large selection of red wines for women who want to make their husband, father or father-in-law happy.
Buying gifts on Christmas Eve: This is possible until 1 p.m
In the Isar department store in Geretsried, on Christmas Eve until 1 p.m., customers will find just about everything that can be placed under the Christmas tree.
Toys, jewellery, souvenirs such as angels or candlesticks are popular last-minute gifts, reveals owner Frederik Holthaus.
Women would still like to grab shirts, sweaters, pajamas or – quite clichéd – socks for their husbands.
"The clientele on the last days and in the last hours before the festival is actually a mixed bag," says Holthaus.
It's not just men who buy presents for the final spurt of Christmas
Eleven of them, i.e. top staff, will be in the shop at Zauner Bürobedarf in Bad Tölz next Saturday until 1 p.m.
Experience has shown that a number of desperate people arrived around noon, reports Monika Franzreb with a laugh.
While it has been quieter in the past two years because of Corona, she is expecting a larger rush again this year.
Art supplies are very popular, as well as branded writing instruments, cups, tea light houses and - typical for the final sprint: wrapping paper and Christmas cards.
At Zauner, gifts you bring with you can also be nicely wrapped for a fee.
“It's not necessarily the men who need something quickly.
That works across the board,” Monika Franzreb defends the lords of creation.
Books are popular Christmas gifts
Sarah Ulbrich, managing director of the Geretsrieder Osiander bookstore, can confirm this.
The hustle and bustle on Christmas Eve is made up of little men, little women, young and old.
"It's always a really nice atmosphere.
Very few seem rushed or desperate," she chattered out of the box.
Some would openly admit that ordering online didn't work out in time and that's why they came.
Regardless of the reasons why customers find their way to Osiander: the employees are always available for tips.
Ulbrich's personal recommendations: Martin Kordic's novel "Years with Martha" and - thematically appropriate - Tommy Jaud's "Komm zu nix".
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Spontaneous purchases in the toy sector are rather rare, says Angela Frey from Spielwaren Millennium in Wolfratshausen.
"Anyone who gives children presents doesn't want to do anything wrong or risk anything," she knows from decades of experience.
The wish list is taken seriously by the Santa's helpers, whether they are parents, grandparents, uncles or aunts.
Until December 24, 2 p.m., all employees would be under positive stress, which means they were very happy with the hustle and bustle and the need for individual advice.
They are happy to advise on board games - since Corona the racers on the gift table -, on the classic Carrera racetrack, on Lego or Playmobil.
Some people who are running late have a bad conscience, says Frey.
But there is absolutely no reason for that: "We see
that we can still find something suitable for every family just before the end.” The other dealers surveyed by our newspaper see it exactly the same way.
Christian Wiedemann from the perfumery of the same name: "That's what we're here for.
Otherwise we would be closed on Christmas Eve.”