12x Gift Tips to Drink & Enjoy
Are you still looking for the perfect gift for the holidays? You can’t go wrong with a drink (or two) from Eindhoven. From award-winning beers to cocktails and even mocktails, these are twelve of our gift tips to drink and enjoy.
Made in Eindhoven
The Eindhoven Stadsbrouwerij is a favorite among many beer lovers due to its own 100 Watt beers. These beers are not only fun to taste but also to receive as a gift. Choose from their gift packages filled with a variety of award-winning brews, at-home tastings, and the beers of fellow entrepreneur Luzt.
Also made in Eindhoven are the spirits of Bottle Distillery. Its gin, rum, vodka, beer brandy, and liqueurs are all made and sold on the Campina site. There, you will find the distillery, a tasting room, and their shop. In for a little extra? Treat someone on one of the arranged tours or workshops.
Indispensable on this list is brewery Van Moll. For about seven years, they have been enriching the city center with the beloved brewery cafe, but you can also enjoy the Eindhoven brews at home. Put together your selection of specialty beers (also low-alcohol!) or give a beer package as a present.
Brouwerij het Veem
In the middle of the Forbidden City, there is another Eindhoven spot specialized in brewing, namely Brouwerij het Veem. In-house you will find a store with an area of about 70 square meters. With beers like Techno Tripel and Innovator Blond, you will definitely score a gift here.
Local specialty shops
Are you looking for a local and tasty gift? Then Varna Wijnen is a must-visit. Owner and self-proclaimed wine rebel Varna Asher will tell you all about wine and is happy to help you find the right bottle as a gift.
Beers, beers, beers! At this store on the Bergstraat, you will find a Walhalla of, you guessed it, beers. Smooth, fruity, locally and even internationally brewed (specialty) beers, de Bierbrigadier has it all.
With in-house beer sommeliers and a registered vinologist, everything at the Bottle Shop can function as a gift. From chic wines to beers with an exterior as good as its contents, there are enough options.
KURK Organic Wines
The name says it all; at wine boutique KURK, part of the Woensel Westside Stores, you can buy all kinds of organic wines. Another gift idea is the local spirits, which are also certified organic.
Cocktails & mocktails
Hutspot is the so-called stranger in our midst. This trendy store is a must when it comes to gifts, but is also the place to be for non-alcoholic drinks. Here, you will find a full shelf filled with tea, bubbles, and funky lemonades, perfect for a mocktail.
In addition to the beers mentioned earlier on, you can also get a gift at Luzt for cocktail (and wine) lovers. Here you can order all the ingredients for a gourmet cocktail. Our recommendation is the tasting for two, in which you get four surprising cocktails each.
Due to the coronavirus COVID-19, we will inspire you as much as possible with background stories and tips of things that you can do to experience Eindhoven in a safe way. More information on the measures in Eindhoven and the Netherlands can be found here.