Due to the Covid19/Corona pandemic, there are many (Birthday) parties that can’t be celebrated anymore. Luckily you can still send your friend or family member a nice gift for their Birthday, or just because you’re thinking of them. On this page I’ve listed my favorites. These gifts can be ordered online and delivered in the Netherlands. There’s quite a few food options on this list, as I just really like food.
You can order one of the refined sugar-free cakes from Zoete Kaart for yourself, but you can also send it to a friend or family member. Especially convenient now that you can’t visit everyone and Birthdays can’t be celebrated. You can still give your friends a present and let them know you’re thinking about them. Zoete Kaart is made in Tilburg, but is shipped all over the Netherlands.
It’s also possible to send some vegan sweets to someone. Vegan bakery Van Planten has also started a delivery service in these Corona times. You’re able to order a few of their delivery proof vegan treats on their website. You can choose from all kinds of goodies like brownies and rocky road. They’ll send the packages every workday.
Waldo is perfect for brownie lovers. I don’t think there’s anywhere else where you’ve got so many different brownies that you can order online. From raspberry-cheesecake brownies to Oreo brownies, they’ve got them all at Waldo. If you order before 4pm they’re shipped that same day.
I know Houtenbakkes from their vegetarian and vegan grazing boards that they deliver in Tilburg, but now they also have a nice edible gift that can be send all over the Netherlands. They’ve got a box filled with homemade chocolate peanut clusters. They box can be ordered online and delivered all through the Netherlands. If fits in the mailbox, so the receiver doesn’t need to be at home. The box is €12,- including shipping and you can order it here.
Coffeelicious, the lunchroom in Dordrecht, The Hague and Breda, has started delivery in Corona times. They make delicious American cookies that they ship all over the Netherlands. You can choose between Red Velvet, Nutella and Lemon cookies or you can order a mixed box with all 3 flavors. They’ve got several other options for take-away and delivery as well. Click here for the full list and order your food gift straight away.
Bec’s Bakes delivers homemade sweet and savoury bakes. She bakes them in Almere and you can have them delivered all over the Netherlands. You can order all kinds of things, like brownies, cupcakes, scones and homemade high tea’s. Look at how nice and gooey these brownies are!
Sayfs Bakery bakes cakes for restaurant, but she reinvented herself during the lockdown of the Covid pandemic. She also started making brownies and blondies that can be delivered by mail throughout the Netherlands. She’s got all kind of different sweets like Pecan Caramel Blondies or Kinderella blondie. You can order them via her Instagram account.
At Abel Bakt you can order Boterkoek that fits your mail box. Boterkoek is a Dutch treat, often translated to Butter Cake in English. It’s creamy on the inside and crispy on the outside. It’s mainly made from butter, flour and sugar. At Abel Bakt you can order homemade Boterkoek that can be ordered online and delivered in the Netherlands. Besides the classic Boterkoek, Abel Bakt also sells vegan Boterkoek, gluten-free Boterkoek and vegan & gluten-free boterkoek. The Boterkoek is €9,95 and if you order before noon, it’s shipped that same day. You can add a handwritten card with it for free.
Bol.com sells pretty much anything you can think of, from flowers to books. And from puzzels to toys. You can order and pay online and have the gift delivered to someone else. You can even have it giftwrapped.
You can send online cards and gifts via Greetz. I used Greetz to send birthday cards to friends and even whole gift packages to friends who just had a baby. Greetz delivers your cards all over the world so it’s also nice to sent your friends abroad a real postcard.