As Christmas is just within a week, I’m currently into finding the perfect Christmas gifts for my friends and family. I always like giving gifts. And with Christmas coming ahead I’d like to give presents that remembers the recipients to this 2014 Christmas. So, I’m exploring the web and Rotterdam for the perfect gifts. My family and friends love great design, fun things and aesthetic pieces. Here are some present ideas. All made by Rotterdam based designers and entrepreneurs.

Time For Wood

Time for Wood

Time For Wood offers wooden lifestyle accessories. Their collection runs different kind of products. E.g. wooden sunglasses, wooden headphones and wooden phone cases. The designers are inspired by nature. And to help nature, Time For Wood started a collaboration with Trees For The Future. This foundation plants trees in places where they are most needed.



Merrel Westhoff, a Rotterdam based designer, started her jewellery label Monocrafft and it was an instant success. Which is logic if I might say. Her handmade minimalistic designs are just beautiful and timeless. A present from Merrel’s label Monocrafft will be a hit under the Christmas tree.

Granny's Finest

Granny’s Finest

By giving a great new shawl or cap from Granny’s Finest you’ll contribute to a beautiful initiative. Granny’s Finest is a foundation to reduce loneliness amongst elderly people. In Holland we have 2.6 million people from over 65 years old. Half of this population is lonely. So working together with designers and in groups on the Granny’s Finest products will help them. And you will support great initiatives by buying a present from Granny’s Finest.

Bobby's Dry GinBobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin

Launched this year. And what a hit Bobby’s is. Restaurants and bars in Rotterdam just need to serve Bobby’s at the bar. We Rotterdam folks are proud and want to drink Bobby’s. Bobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin has such a nice taste. Made with a combination of local and exotic botanicals. The balanced blend of juniper, rosehips, cloves, lemongrass and cubeb peppers amongst others, offer you a great gin experience. Luckily Bobby’s is also available at Barrelproof Boutique. Besides being a great present it would be nice to have as a drink at your Christmas party.

Alfredo GonzalesAlfredo Gonzales

Inspired by the things he loves, Alfredo Gonzales just gives us such nice socks. And happy feet for you to give for a brand new year coming up. A Rotterdam based designer offered Alfredo a great platform, the whole world. And, well the world will love you wearing Alfredo Gonzales’ socks.

Enjoy and have lots of fun preparing your Christmas.

Christmas tree image is from Pinterest. 


  1. Myrthe
    18/12/2014 at 11:25 PM (4 years ago)

    Wat goed gedaan en mooie inspiratie kado’s!!

  2. Esther
    19/12/2014 at 12:09 PM (4 years ago)

    Wat een onwijs leuk stukje! En top om zo de Rotterdamse ondernemers te promoten! Weet er zo nog een paar die je aan je lijstje toe kan voegen! Misschien voor een volgende blog :-)


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