sint en piet
Last weekend it was time for the old grey man to arrive in the Netherlands and what better timing to share with you guys some culinary presents for Sinterklaas.

I’ve put together my top 10 of gifts I think are perfect for this occasion.

This time of the year really gets me in a festive mode. The weather is colder, days are darker, so time to hit the kitchen and cook or bake a lot. Speculaas is one of them. Don’t you just love this mould from Dille en Kamille. €6,95 a piece.
dille en kamille
How cool is this tea from Theebrouwerij? You can choose your own blend and personalize it by putting a “name” on the packaging. Original gift if you ask me. From €3,95.theebrouwerij
Here at home my mini just loves to eat the Lovechock Murlberry Hempseed Rocks and just keeps asking for more. I’d say its a loving gift if you ask me. You can buy these at Ekoplaza for €4,95.LoveChock
Barefoot has a new Pink Moscato and its perfect for baking too. Think fruity triffle. Nice to give with some measuring spoons right? You can buy these at the PLUS and Jumbo supermarkets. Barefoot Blubbly Pink Moscato € 7,99 per bottle 75 cl and Barefoot Pink Moscato (still) € 5,49 per bottle 75 cl. barefoot bubbly
A perfect gift for the little ones is the cookbook Taart. You can buy it at Meike Schalling’s Petit Gateau in Amsterdam or via Fontaine  for €14,95. If you want to go for a full on experience, than you should watch the series Taart fist. You can watch all episodes via this link.
taart kookboek
I just have to tell you about a baking bible for grown ups too “Home Baked” by Yvette van Boven. You can read my experience with this cook book here. I’d say if you want to score some points this is your gift! €29,95 via Fontaine uitgevers.Home baked Culinessa
Another cute gift to surprise someone via the mail, is the Bites We Love box.  You get to pick a profile and surprise them with weekly snacks in their mail for €4,95. More information here.bites we love
I got this super sweet gift for my birthday recently but, so why not give a Chocstar for Sinterklaas. Its fairtrade chocolate customized for the person your giving it to. Arrived in your mail from  €9,95.chocstar culinessa
These little mini pans fro the Action are just too cute right. I couldn’t resist and they are perfect to serve a stew or an apple crumble in them. € 1,99 per stuk.

This tea holder with a little ducky you can buy at the  Tea Bar in Amsterdam. Except for selling amazing tea’s, they also sell everything you might ever need to put that perfect cup of tea. I was in love and so was the mini  € 8,95 a piece.thee eend tea bar

I hope you’ve got enough inspiration to get something special for friends or family. 

Have a good Sinterklaas every one!