Whether you're celebrating a birthday, Christmas Eve, or Secret Santa, it's all about the joy of giving. If you would ask us, there's nothing better than making someone happy with a gift! And the best gifts, of course, come from Eindhoven. Whether you're dealing with a PSV fan or a design lover, we've collected all the tips for the ultimate Eindhoven gift. Wrap them up!
Picking a gift for a fashionista can be quite a challenge. Visiting one of these glitzy boutiques will take you a long way. Are you looking for a fashionable gift from Eindhoven? These gifts have 'made in Eindhoven' written all over them:
FLAMES: Awaken your inner flame with FLAMES' handmade leather bags. Suitable for anyone with a passion for fashion.
THE VIBE: Hoodies that make you want to crawl on the couch, bomber jackets to steal the show, and caps for everyday wear. With an item from THE VIBE, you carry a piece of Eindhoven everywhere you go.
KASCHA-C: Bags, keychains, phone cases including trendy cords, the Eindhoven brand of Karin and Mascha has it all.
Le Veer: Popping beaded necklaces and colorful arm candy. Le Veer's super hip jewelry completes any outfit.
Tweek-Eek: Jewelry designers Roos and Geertje are connected not only by creativity but also by sisterhood. Together, they design beautiful jewelry from leftover materials, which you could previously spot in magazines like ELLE and Linda. You can shop their designs in Piet Hein Eek's shop or their webshop.
We can think of plenty of gifts for PSV fans. You can go big with a season ticket, although most fans already own one. Otherwise, the newest shirt is the next best idea. Buy one, and many other gifts, in the PSV FANstore at the stadium or in the PSV City Store.
For design lovers
Getting a designy gift is an easy task in the design capital of the Netherlands. Why don't you dive into the Kazerne store or browse the other design shops to see for yourself? In need of some inspiration? Check these out (a little hint: it doesn't get any more Eindhoven than this):
Kiki van Eijk: Have you met Kiki? She's part of the iconic designer duo Kiki + Joost. As befits an Eindhoven-based designer, Kiki also designed beautiful tea towels In collaboration with the Dutch Textile Museum. If you like textiles, wait till you see her other weavings.
Vij5: You may know Vij5 as a publisher of design products. And maybe you don't. Anyway, in this shop, you will find the work of various Eindhoven designers, including OER tableware by Lotte de Raadt and the Elementiles by Aptum.
Piet Hein Eek: Piet's scrap wood furniture may only be suitable as a gift if you're not on a budget, but fortunately, you'll find more of his beautiful work in his shop. Tea towels, cups, saucers, candlesticks, and lamps. What doesn't he have?
Studio Job: There is über sleek design, and there is the work of Studio Job, also known as "high-end kitsch," in the words of The New York Times. In the Jobshop, you'll find all the splendor.
For culture buffs
Does the lucky recipient love a good exhibition from time to time? Then, get tickets to one of Eindhoven's museums and expo spaces and make it a fun date. Are you dealing with a seasoned culture buff? Then, they most definitely hold an annual museum pass. Don't you worry! Treat the lucky recipient, for example, to coffee or lunch in the museum café of the Van Abbemuseum or at Kelderman en Van Noort.
Well, what do you get a foodie? People with good taste know where to get the best snacks. Stop pondering because a gift from these places will do the trick:
Bottle distillery: Only Lucky Bastards get a gift from this local distillery. A bottle of gin, rum, or limoncello is a treat in and of itself, but a tour and tasting will make a lasting memory.
Stadsbrouwerij: Is cracking open a beer your thing? Take your drinking buddy on a brewery tour. Do you like to give something tangible as a gift? Then a 100 Watt beer package with award-winning beers is always a good idea.
Art Pastry: We can only promise this gift will survive for a short time (it doesn't have to); the Eindhoven bol from Art Pastry will make everyone happy.
Pinkie Patisserie: Who doesn't know Pinkie? If only from the delicious croissants (our verdict: 10/10). Their chocolates will do the trick if you want an extra gift or just a little something.
Houben: Bakkerij Houben's sausage rolls are primeval Brabant and quite Eindhovenish. The star box, a sausage bread tasting with local chefs like Zarzo, is ideal for gifting.