We all have that one friend who is totally into vibrant colours, rainbows and clashing hues and patterns. The one who thinks beige is boring, and black is only for funerals. Who thinks the packaging is just as important as what’s inside. For that kind of woman I collected my favourite colourful products that are gifts worth giving.
Valrhona Chocolate bars box
I’m currently in possession of this box and believe me, it’ll ruin your diet. The 8 different chocolate bars from different regions and with diverse percentages of cacao are one of a kind. Starting at 32% you can work your way up to 70% and really learn to appreciate chocolate in its many forms.
Where to buy: De Bijenkorf, and other department stores
Price: € 32
Limited edition Missoni x Amaretto Disaronno
Each year I buy the Amaretto Disaronno limited edition holiday bottle in collaboration with a fashion designer. This year they designed 6 smaller bottles and one regular size bottle in the iconic Missoni pattern. The smaller bottles come in gift packages of 3.
Where to buy: Gall & Gall or your local liqor store
Price: € 10 for 3 small bottles gift set or € 20 for the regular size bottle + 2 tumblers
&Klevering set of 3 vases
How adorable are these vases in soft pastel hues? Made of glazed porcelain they are beautiful decorative items with or without flowers.
Where to buy: &Klevering or De Bijenkorf
Price: € 37.50
The perfect gift for a savvy traveller are the travelsize toothpaste tubes from Lebon. A French line of oral care that is as glamorous as Monaco and as sophisticated as Cannes. The result: Lebon Toothpaste – a collection of oral cleansers enlivened with natural flavors, crafted in idyllic France, and wrapped in picture-perfect packaging. The toothpaste has aloe vera and green tea to nurture your gums and are sweetened with stevia.
Where to buy: Cosmania.nl or Anthropologie
Price: € 9
Wouf make-up bag
I’m obsessed with this make-up bag in agate print. It’s water repellant and can hold all your small toiletries when travelling. Combined with a leather embossed imprint and the gold zipper it looks so elegant! The Spanish sure know how to design beautiful things.
Where to buy: Amara or De Bijenkorf or Wouf
Price: € 28
Aerin body cream by Estée Lauder
I personally love all the fragrances by Aerin and I adore the packaging even more so. Each fragrance has an eau de toilette and a body cream. The prints are all so chic and timeless. The luxurious body creams nourish your skin and leaves it moisturized all day. The scents are subtle and lingering.
Where to buy: all luxury department stores and beauty stores
Price: € 48
Who doesn’t know Kusmi tea? Loose leaf tea in pretty tin boxes is always a good idea. If you can’t choose one blend, go for the gift pack of 5 small tin boxes with different flavours and blends.
Where to buy: all luxury department stores
Price: € 28
Volupsa scented candles in tin box
One of my favourite scented candle brands is Volupsa. Especially the small tin boxes in an array of colours and prints are perfect for gift giving.
Where to buy: all luxury department stores or Volupsa
Price: € 14