Amsterdam’s rich culture of art and design means that there’s a gift for every woman: traditionalists who love collecting sparkling jewellery, creatives who love to craft and modern women who are looking for the latest designs. The following gifts for women are all available from the I amsterdam Store in Amsterdam Central Station.
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With these soft, luxurious pillows featuring the silhouettes of Amsterdam’s iconic canal houses, you can tour the canals of Amsterdam from the comforts of your couch. The pillows are available in two sizes, 45 x 45 cm and 70 x 70 cm, and are designed in various colours such as dusty pink, pale blue and bright red. Made by [email protected], a concept design atelier that focuses on sustainability, they’re not just cosy – they’re socially conscious: handcrafted by European non-profit organisations that help the less fortunate.
[email protected] cushions and pillows, €60–100, I amsterdam Store
Preserve a piece of Dutch culture just like this nearly 70-year-old Amsterdam company preserves its main product: picked vegetables. Kesbeke, one of the most well-known pickling companies in the Netherlands, has turned some of its original pickling jars into unique upcycled hanging lamps. Light bulb fittings have been attached to the lids, held by a long cord in the colour of your choice: orange, blue, red or a white and grey herringbone pattern to complement any décor.
Kesbeke lamp, €29.95, I amsterdam Store
Ladies can wrap themselves in Amsterdam 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 designed with the city in mind: a pattern of black and white bicycles, with a fringed pink trim; rows of chaotic canal houses in multiple colours; and even a luxurious silk shawl made exclusively for KLM.
POM shawls, €59.95–99.95, I amsterdam Store
You can’t go wrong with jewellery as a gift, especially if it’s jewellery made with meaning. Dutch brand Riverstones creates its pieces – all with simple, elegant designs such as the Jordaan series, which features a single Amsterdam canal house – with the aim to bring moments of peace and reflection to the busy lives of women. Handcrafted with gold, silver and semiprecious stones in the west of Bali by local artisans, each piece is inspired by stillness, meaning, harmony or strength.
Riverstones jewellery, €29.50–39.50, I amsterdam Store
Cre8 laser cut accessories
Compliment her quirky sense of style (and her favourite city) with Cre8’s unique 3D printing, laser cutting and lettering shop in Amsterdam. Choose a graphic necklace outlining the Canal Belt or a ring bearing laser-cut icons of Amsterdam, all crafted from eco-friendly wood and plastic. Each design is also the product of a good cause: Cre8 is actually a social venture, training and employing marginalised youth in Amsterdam.
Cre8 necklace, €29, I amsterdam Store
Find these gifts at the I amsterdam Store at Central Station.