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Posted on May 30 2023

For The Fantastic Fathers!


What are you getting for Dad this year?

He already has enough socks and doesn't need anymore tools or ties... Too bad macaroni art stops being acceptable past a certain age!

We have two delightful gift ideas that personalize mugs by adding their favourite Dutch treats. Whether your dad is a beer enthusiast or a coffee lover, these gift options are sure to put a smile on his face.

Beer & Savoury

If your dad enjoys sipping a cold brew after a long day, consider getting him a beer mug topped with authentic Dutch snacks. Here's what you can include:

Heineken Beer mug: Heineken's beer mugs are sturdy and well-crafted so your dad can use for years to come. Beer mug not big enough? We have pitchers too!

Bitterballen: These deep-fried, savory meaty balls are a beloved Dutch snack. With a dollop of mustard they make a perfect accompaniment to a refreshing beer. You can even get them pre-fried so you just have to heat them up! Easy and authentic! 

Gouda Cheese: Gouda is a famous Dutch cheese known for its smooth texture and rich flavor. We have a large selection of goudas - aged, Mediterranean, truffle etc -  that all pair well with beer, and your dad can enjoy it as he savors his drink.

Rookworst: Rookworst is a smoked sausage that adds a touch of smoky goodness to any beer-drinking experience. It's a popular choice in the Netherlands and can add a unique twist to your father's celebration.

• Stroopwafels: These delightful Dutch treats consist of two thin waffle layers filled with a caramel-like syrup. They are a favorite snack among locals and will provide a sweet contrast to the savory accompaniments.

• Borrelnootjes: To add some crunch to the mix, include borrelnootjes, a popular Dutch snack mix featuring flavourful coated peanuts. 

Coffee & Sweets

For dads who appreciate a good cup of coffee, personalize a coffee mug with with sweet Dutch delicacies can make a thoughtful and enjoyable gift. Consider these delectable treats:

Coffee Mug: Opt for a durable and stylish coffee mug that your dad will cherish every morning.

DE Excellent Coffee:  Douwe Egberts Aroma Excellent is comprised of the finest quality premium selected Arabica beans. Medium to dark roasted it offers intense aromas and a bold flavor. Smooth and refined with a full body makes this 100% Arabica blend perfect

• Stroopwafels: Just like in the beer lover's option, include these scrumptious caramel-filled waffles. They pair exceptionally well with coffee, providing a sweet and comforting treat.

• Dropjes Skewers: Licorice is a beloved Dutch candy with a unique flavor. Create skewers by threading different licorice candies onto a stick, offering your dad a fun and enjoyable way to experience this popular Dutch confection.

• Chocolate Bar: Choose a high-quality Dutch chocolate bar to satisfy your father's sweet tooth. Opt for a classic milk chocolate or explore unique flavors like sea salt or hazelnut for an extra special touch.

• Hagelslag Toast: Hagelslag are Dutch chocolate sprinkles often enjoyed on buttered toast. Include a small package of these tasty sprinkles, allowing your dad to recreate a classic Dutch breakfast treat.


When it comes to Father's Day gifts, it's the thought and effort that count. Surprise your dad with his favorite treats, whether he's a beer lover or a coffee connoisseur.

 I love the concept of combining delicious Dutch treats with personalized mugs. It's true that the treats may disappear quickly as we savour each bite, but the mug or glass will continue to serve as a lasting reminder of the special occasion. Every time Dad reaches for his favorite beverage, he'll be reminded of the thoughtful and delicious gift he received. It's a beautiful way to create lasting memories and show our appreciation.

Cheers to the perfect blend of tasty treats and practical keepsakes!

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