Christmas and the holiday season are just around the corner. Apart from all the festivities, it’s also a perfect time to find the right gift for your friends, parents, siblings, and others you care about.
As experts would say, good gift-giving is an art, however, picking something they’ll actually like is one of the hardest things to do.
Fret not! We at Silicon Canals have made a list of the most popular things that we bet are on everyone’s wishlist/cart.
Move around city with VanMoof S3
The Amsterdam-based e-bike brand VanMoof launched S3 to revolutionise the way people move around cities.
With a powerful motor, automatic electronic gear shifting, integrated anti-theft technology, and the Apple Find My network, the VanMoof S3 is the perfect holiday gift for those who are always on the move.
The high-performance VanMoof S3 is available worldwide in VanMoof Brand Stores at £1998.
Swapfiets Power 1, if you want an affordable e-bike
If you feel high-purchase costs and intensive maintenance are a barrier, then let us introduce you to Swapfiets Power 1. It is an affordable, premium lightweight e-bike that has been specially developed for the city.
The single-speed e-bike is powered by a Shimano E5000 e-bike system that offers three levels of electrical assistance and can reach a top speed of 25 kilometers per hour. The battery is detachable and offers a maximum range of 80 kilometers.
It is now available in Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Mechelen, and Copenhagen.
Gift easily repairable phone with Fairphone 4
Planning to buy a new phone? Fairphone 4 is one of the best choices, not only because of the updated design, better specifications, five-year warranty, and two major Android updates, but also for the modular design and repairability score, which is 9.3 out of 10.
“No part of Fairphone 4 is glued shut, so you can choose to easily repair it yourself with a standard screwdriver,” says the company.
The phone has eight easily replaceable parts – the Display, USB Type-C port, a Selfie camera, earpiece, main camera array, loudspeaker, battery, and rubberised back.
If any of these parts are damaged, users can purchase replacement parts from Fairphone.com.
Get personalised health advice from Clear
Post the COVID-19 pandemic, people have to be more health-conscious, particularly those who have type 2 diabetes. If you have anyone in the circle, it’s high time to show that you care about them.
Clear, an Amsterdam startup, offers a health programme based on a personal glucose metre, an app, a proprietary glucose algorithm, and an AI food recommender.
The company analyses blood glucose levels to detect individual reactions to food. It then provides users with personalised advice in real-time.
Give a meaningful gift with Batavi watches
Watches are yet another meaningful gift that you can present to your loved ones. And what’s better than Batavi Watches.
Based out of Amsterdam, Batavi watches is a boutique watch brand from the Netherlands.
Batavi aims to give watch lovers something for the eye and soul by mixing vintage aesthetics with Dutch minimalism.
Automate your curtain with Slide
Imagine a way where you can automate your existing curtains in the blink of an eye. Well, Innovation In Motion, an Amsterdam startup has made it a reality already.
Slide is the first retrofit smart curtain system that works with your existing curtains. It only takes two minutes to set up the entire setup, claims the company.
You can open and close your curtains directly from the Slide App and you can also set timers at a fixed time. With Slide, getting out of bed will be easier than ever before.
Gift a great sound with TrueTone
Want to give the gift of great sound with timeless design to your audiophile friend? Amsterdam’s TrueTone offers a beautiful active HiFi bookshelf speaker.
Each speaker is assembled by hand from high-grade, sustainable FSC plywood and comes in a premium wood or lacquer finish. You can customise the speaker based on finish and grille design.
Go doubles around the city with Doppio Bike
Want to move through the city relaxed, safely, and smoothly? Doppio Bike, based out of Amsterdam, offers a two-seater e-bike that makes riding around the city so much more fun.
It is more like a moped, but without a helmet, driver’s license, or expensive insurance.
The e-bike comes packed with 7 gears, hydraulic disc brakes, an integrated GPS tracker, buddy seat, and fat tires.
Contribute to clean and green travel with Dott
Want to contribute to cleaner and greener travel? Gift your friend a ride or two on Dott’s e-bike and e-scooter.
The Amsterdam company offers new e-bikes along with its e-scooters, allowing users to choose the type of environmentally friendly vehicle that’s best for them.
With speeds up to 25kph, e-bikes provide an efficient way to move across a city, free from congestion, and without causing pollution.
Gift sustainable, handmade jewelry from Nowa
Would you like to see the beauty in waste? A treasure from trash? Nowa, an Amsterdam startup, is creating jewelry by using gold and silver extracted directly from old phones.
Make your loved one feel safe with LOQED
Forgetting your keys is a thing of the past. Now, Amsterdam-based LOQED develops the first truly keyless smart lock for European doors. Users can unlock the door with a touch or code access.
The LOQED Touch Smart Lock is SKG three-star certified and uses the same advanced encryption technology as banks use.
As per the company’s claims, the installation takes around 20 minutes and requires no drilling.
Punctuate look with ROSEFIELD watches
Looking for something elegant and timeless? Amsterdam’s ROSEFIELD makes fashion-forward watches that combine the Dutch minimalist design with contemporary New York fashion aesthetics. The company offers watches and jewelry at a price that works for today’s cosmopolitan consumer.
Experience perfect fit with Bucqle
Best clothes need the perfect accessory to complement them. Bucqle offers a clothing accessory that helps in tightening the waistband of pants, skirts, and other outfits. It is the world’s smallest and most fashionable clip to tighten pants around the waist.