"Contemporary things that make you smile!"
At Zeitgeist Gifts our goal is to spend every day making the world a more playful place. We are a modern, urban gift e-store that believes fun is a cure for the ordinary and that great gifts bring something special into our lives.
Zeitgeist is German, literally "spirit of the time," and refers to the taste, outlook, and spirit characteristic of a period or generation. In our words, we search for unique items that fit into a contemporary lifestyle and reflect products of today. We are pleased to offer wonderful items from small designers for all of your gift-giving needs—for such holidays as Christmas, Hanukkah, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, as well as gifts for birthdays, weddings, showers, and back to school. Some are fun and fanciful, others are practical, but all of them are amazing! Our famous snore stopper from DONKEY Products is a hilarious gift for Father's Day. Kids love to work on our wooden laptop with a chalkboard display and feel really grown up, and design lovers are delighted about the placemats by American designer TISCH, who creates a beautiful range of table-top products. Regardless of whether we work with European or American designers, we are not only looking for fun, amazing products, we are very much interested in the people and stories behind the brands. We love to discover what inspired them and to pass on the little stories that evolved around them.
We are thrilled that you’ve found us, and we welcome your reviews, feedback, and suggestions, as well as any ideas about products you’d like to see from us in the future. And we will do our best to continue to provide the innovative and original items that are the hallmark of Zeitgeist Gifts. So please spread the word about Zeitgeist Gifts and share our awesome products and stories! Thank you so much!
ABOUT JULIA, FOUNDER OF ZEITGEIST GIFTS
"I wanted to promote and sell products in the US that I can personally relate to, designed by people I really like and appreciate, and of course, to bring a piece of my German heritage to the United States.”
Since her birth in Berlin, Julia's life has been a rare combination of diverse passions and skills. She has always loved to create beautiful things through classic mediums, whether it is painting, international cooking, European home décor, or exquisite floral arrangements.
Her good imagination and ability to think in an abstract way has always helped her to come up with new and creative ideas. After finishing design school in Hamburg and having some experiences in advertising, she completed her marketing degree in London and began work in fashion. "I love elegance paired with contemporary style!"
This combination of creativity, business savvy, and real-world experience has led her down a unique path in life. After more than thirteen years in fashion marketing, her husband got a job in New York and they relocated to New Jersey with their two children. While settling
into her new home, she started to collaborate with a New York based gift company before launching her own business in 2015. "It's a dream come true for me after all these years. America was an adjustment, but now I have a good understanding of the cultural differences, and having the opportunity to address a new market with unique and creative things that I love is an amazing feeling. I am so grateful to all of the people I’ve worked with, for the experiences I’ve had, and the lessons that I’ve learned along the way leading up to this amazing opportunity.”
It's no coincidence that Julia’s main supplier is DONKEY Products from Hamburg, Germany. Florian Berger, founder of DONKEY,
worked closely with Julia for years in marketing before he took over his family’s gift business and successfully relaunched it in a cool and contemporary manner. "Florian's ability to not only create fun and unique gift products, but to market them in a very distinctive and modern way truly impressed me!"
When Julia is not enthusiastically working on her new business, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her husband and children, early morning workouts, cooking, and entertaining—especially preparing delicious German cuisine for her family and friends.