1. V@AMSTERDAM CUSHIONS
Give a V@Amsterdam cushion and you’ll not only brighten up a loved one’s home, but you’ll also give much -needed support to the non-profit organisation in Europe that produce them. The canal house motifs add the spirit of Amsterdam to any decor, and upholds the time- honoured tradition of letterpress printing.
2. O MY BAG
Amsterdam’s O My Bag crafts beautiful, durable and decadently soft leather bags using sustainable materials in clean, safe tanneries. The bags are sewn in India by craftspeople working in factories for fair wages, and O My Bag also offers equal opportunities to woman and minorities - that’s a lot of feel-good factor to carry around with you.
3. POM SHAWLS
Ladies can swathe themselves wherever they go with these shawls from POM, a relatively young Dutch design duo and brand. Created in an Amsterdam studio, some of the many intricate patterns and high-quality fabrics used for the shawls are designated with the city in mind:such as a pattern of black and white bicycles and rows of chaotic canal houses in multiple colours.
4. DE PINDAKAASWINKEL
You’ll be impervious or insensible to anything when enjoying the purity of peanut butter from the Pindakaaswinkel. It was invented by a farmer’s son who wanted something beyond simple flavours and no additives, the Pindakaaswinkel offers flavours such as caramel sea salt, date and cinnamon, and white chocolate.
You can’t go wrong with jewellery as a gift, especially if it’s jewellery made with meaning. Dutch brand Riverstones creates its pieces with the aim to bring moments of peace and reflection to busy lives of women.