The best last-minute gifts can be found at Goodycrew, where you can browse everything from decor and accessories to games and toys. If you’re in Amsterdam and want to pick up something special last minute, follow these tips for finding that perfect last-minute present!

The holiday season is coming up fast. And whether it’s Christmas or any other time of year, if there’s one thing we all dread, it’s figuring out what to get our friends and family – especially the ones who seem like they already have everything. But don’t worry! We’ve got some ideas for shopping late in the game without feeling rushed.

Maybe you’re visiting Amsterdam for the first time and are eager to explore, or perhaps you already live here. You just need a small souvenir of your trip or a present for a friend or loved one, but you have no idea where to go.

This is when it’s good to know that there’s always one place you can turn to get an authentic gift: Goodycrew. It’s open from Thursday to Sunday, from 13:00 to 18:00, and offers plenty of options for home decor and accessories of all kinds. There’s bound to be something here that suits your gift needs and any budget!

Here are five ways to find a great gift in Amsterdam:

1. Look for items that make the person smile

Look for basic pieces that everyone needs in their home this time of year, like candles, festive plates, and ornaments. These kinds of gifts don’t have to be specific to the season but will always remind your loved one that you care enough about them to think ahead and find something they didn’t ask for.

We love products from Jasmin Djerzic, who has some great candle holders. If you’re on a budget, take a look at these affordable gifts you can buy online from Cool Club, MoMA, Kikkerland, and many more brands, all of which are on sale right now!

2. Consider your recipient’s style

If you’re not sure what kind of style to pick, think about the person’s home. Is their furniture mostly Scandinavian minimalist? Does it have a colorful Bohemian vibe going on? Or does their home seem more rustic or traditional?

If you can get a sense of their decorating preferences, it will be much easier to choose something that will look nice in their home. We love this vase by Heinen, these clocks from Cloudnola, and this table lamp from Van Tjalle & Jasper.

3. Shop from an Amsterdam gift shop

Another option is to browse for an online gift shop in Amsterdam—there are plenty of great local and international design gifts that might inspire your gift-buying (see our recent post on Five Unique Gift Ideas). Check out the Gin & Genever Gift Pack by Vording Spirits, Trucker Corduroy Burgundy by Veryus Amsterdam, or Tote Bag Ecru Koiboy by Kings of Indigo.

Why buy souvenirs and gifts on Goodycrew?

If you’re looking for a great way to show your love, there’s no better gesture than giving beautiful gifts. Some of our most cherished presents are little things that friends and family have given us! No words are needed, just a gift. Whether it’s a special occasion or you just want to say “I’m thinking of you,” we’ve got something available for all your needs from our diverse collection of exclusive gifts. Unique design gifts from local and international brands will surely make anyone feel loved and appreciated, no matter their style.

  • Luxurious, unique, beautiful design gifts to impress – One of the best ways to impress your loved ones.
  • Order delivered within two hours (within Amsterdam) – For the best last-minute gifts in Amsterdam, order from Goodycrew. We have an exclusive delivery service that can get your gift to you or the recipient within two hours.
  • Good for the environment: delivery by bicycle, ecofriendly packaging, and more – Your item will be shipped using bikes. The packaging is recyclable and free of toxic chemicals.
  • Local and international brands and designers – We love the brands and designers we carry here at Goodycrew. From local to global design, we’re always on top of the latest trends and designer collaborations.

4. Chocolate is always a good option

If you’re still stuck for ideas, go for a bar of chocolate. A solid choice at any time of year, chocolates are always a welcome gift—and they look great in photos! We love this milk chocolate from Chocolátl, Vanroselen Fine Chocolates, and Puccini Bomboni. You can never go wrong with the classics. Also, check out the Maya Angelou mug and Janis Joplin mug so the hot chocolate lovers in your life can satisfy their sweet tooth in style.

5. Ask your loved ones what they need

And finally, don’t forget that sometimes the best gift isn’t about buying something at all. Consider contacting your loved one directly to ask what might make their life easier during the holidays. This is an excellent option for parents or older relatives who are unlikely to ask but might appreciate the help.

Could they use help decorating their tree? Do they have everything they need to bake their famous holiday cookies? Do they need someone to shovel the driveway? These kinds of services are hard to find in Amsterdam, so if you can’t do it but know of anyone locally who can, hire that person’s services as a gift. 

The Bottom Line

It’s the season for giving, and if you’re stuck searching for a last-minute gift or want to treat yourself these days, look no further than Goodycrew. Our online shop is stocked full of all sorts of goodies, from decor and accessories to games and toys.

We have something that will make everyone on your list happy! And don’t worry about getting it delivered in time; our Amsterdam location means everything ships out within two hours! We hope this helps when it comes time to find the perfect gift. Visit our cool gift shop here.