No time of the year is more surrounded by long-standing traditions than Christmas. Concretely, there are 5 traditions that set the best Christmas moments. Christmas markets are the start of a season that many look forward to. Drinks and hearty meals to celebrate the special time of the year. Unforgettable moments at parties with our colleagues at work, that at times, become embarrassing when you sober up next morning. Christmas shopping tours, online and offline, to find the perfect gift for our beloved (and sometimes “less” beloved) ones before going back home, often to the place we grew up or were born, to let Christmas Eve arrive and do those things we used to do in our childhood with our family and/or friends. Here, we, the DAOTEY team, share the favourite Christmas activities and the best DAOTEY match to pimp up your holiday season.
READY FOR YOUR MULLED WINE AT THE CHRISTMAS MARKET?
One of the most traditional Christmas moments is definitely attending the Christmas markets. Open-air markets originated in Germany, and one of the oldest ones was established in Berlin in 1973. Although our favourite market in Munich will not take place this year, you still might have the occasion to go drink a mulled wine (“Glühwein”) and enjoy a hot dog (“Bratwurst”).
When going to a Christmas market, it is important to choose your accessory right! You want to enjoy having a glass of mulled wine, have your hands free to choose handmade gifts and stay assured that your belongings are safe when strolling around the market. Practically designed, ILLUSION Belt Bag is a multipurpose versatile bag to carry your essentials such as a wallet, your keys, a phone and a mask. To wear as a belt bag or sling bag and always keep your hands free and your belongings under control. The bag has a magnetic closure and a zip to prevent even very small items from falling out. Our go-to colour is charcoal or burgundy to style with a winter coat and boots or a taupe option for light colour outfit.
YOUR BESTIE FOR THE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING!
Who doesn’t go on Christmas shopping? Choosing gifts for friends and family or even yourself, or buying new Christmas decorations for home, is definitely an inevitable part of this time of the year. We realised, Christmas shopping sometimes happens spontaneously, that's why you need to be prepared to fit your unplanned purchases in your bag and have your hands free of shopping bags during the day. Our JOY Backpack Midi is a smaller version of the JOY Backpack that can fit a tablet, books and more. Minimalistic and elegant design goes well with an office look or a casual outfit, and the back opening ensures your belongings are safe when shopping for Christmas goodies.
WORK CHRISTMAS PARTY
At DAOTEY we are definitely throwing some drinks and finger food in the office. Are you attending one Christmas party? It is definitely a fun occasion, yet a business one, therefore, elegant and practical ILLUSION Crossbody is a go-to match for the smart casual outfit. Crossbody allows you to have your hands free to hold a cocktail glass and enjoy the time with colleagues. If you wish to wear it as a clutch just remove the strap to get that classic look.
GOING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS?
Going back home for Christmas is an exciting occasion, isn’t it? We have all been waiting long to spend time with our beloved ones. Our go-to for travelling is the JOY Backpack that combines design and functionality. The back-opening increases safety and two invisible magnets allow the straps to fold easily. It features two compartments on the back, one on each side, so that you have a passport, boarding pass and phone within hand’s reach. The safety clip is especially handy if you are at airports or stations. Inside, you have three compartments to carry a Kindle if you are a passionate reader and a 15” notebook, in case you want to finalise your last piece of work before going into holiday mode.
FINALLY CHRISTMAS´ EVE
Christmas´ Eve is one of the most nostalgic days in the whole year and is filled with childhood memories and traditions. We matched this special occasion with the NOSTALGY Handbag that was inspired by childhood´s memories. When designing the bag, the founder of DAOTEY was inspired by her grandma’s place. All of us can relate to spending holidays or prepping the Christmas meal with grandparents back in the day, can’t we? We suggest wearing the bag as an elegant purse or a cross-body bag.
We wish you an amazing Christmas time!!
Your DAOTEY team