Amsterdam gifts for Great Guys
Whether it’s for a birthday, Father’s Day or milestone event, gifts for men shouldn’t be the same old, same old. Toss the ties, ditch the socks and really reward the men in your life with gifts made with an Amsterdam attitude. The following gifts are all available from the I amsterdam Store in Amsterdam Central Station.
Property Of... reflective backpacks
Guys can travel in style with a backpack made for the streets of Amsterdam. Created by Property Of…, a young leather goods designer, the line is crafted to be durable but fashionable, with brass and fine leather details that evoke an urban lifestyle. The aptly named Amsterdam series of backpacks for men feature an innovative reflective fabric that shines bright when hit with light – perfect when biking around Amsterdam – but appears a sophisticated navy, brown or black during the day.
Property Of… Amsterdam series backpacks, €159, I amsterdam Store
Veloretti bike bell
Part of Amsterdam’s charm is its renowned bike culture, but with it brings the ringing of tinny, rattling (and often rusty) bike bells. With the simple, sleek bike bell from Veloretti, an independent bicycle brand naturally based in Amsterdam, men can become the heroes the city needs. Available in four colours, including gold, brass, silver and black, the bell produces a pleasing note that’s loud enough to warn pedestrians in the bike lane without disturbing the peace.
Veloretti bike bell, €13.25, I amsterdam Store
Bierpakket: specialty beer gift set
Take the main man in your life on a tour of the breweries in Amsterdam from the comfort of his own armchair with the I amsterdam store’s Bierpakket. The specialty beer assortment comprises bottles from local breweries, including De Prael’s I.P.A., Brouwerij 't IJ’s IJwit and Zatte, Jopen’s Gerstebier, Oedipus’s Mama and Bierderij Waterland’s Monnicker Moker, to offer a taste of history, culture and, of course, beer.
Gift set of six specialty beers, €17.50, I amsterdam Store
Stadsplank wooden cutting board
Own a real piece of the city with a Stadsplank, a cutting board made with wood from an actual tree felled in Amsterdam. Each simple but sleek cutting board is engraved with the location of where the tree once stood along with its species, such as beech wood from the Amsterdamse Bos or oak from Vondelpark. The cutting boards are limited edition, as each tree can produce just 100 boards – a perfect gift for men who like to get in the kitchen.
Stadsplank cutting board, € 35–55, I amsterdam Store
Trobla smartphone amplifier
Amp up a smartphone with Trobla, a small acoustic amplifier designed by Slovenian woodworking shop Tok Tok and crafted from high quality wood. The Trobla appeals to all men: techies who always want the latest gadget, handymen that admire handcrafted goods and outdoorsmen that simply want to be connected to nature. The Trobla amplifier is available in walnut or maple, and comes with an adapter to match all sorts of smartphones, such as iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones.
Trobla smartphone amplifier, €99, I amsterdam Store
Find these gifts and more at the I amsterdam Store at Amsterdam Central Station (De Ruijterkade 28a-d)