Best Ironic Holiday Gift to Give? Your Face, Painted on a Royal Delft Plate from Holland
If you have ever flown KLM long-haul, you probably already know to get psyched for the in-flight shopping to start. This excitement is not due to tax-free bottles of liquor or J.Lo's latest perfume. Well, maybe for some it is, but the magic is really in the Royal Delft souvenirs.
If mini porcelain houses aren't your thing, Dutch Tourism (@visitholland) recently tweeted to say that visitors may design their own plates using the iconic hand-painted blue and white Delft pattern. This is your chance to get your face on a plate, people! After some thinking and wandering around the Royal Delft website for gift ideas, we came to the conclusion that this might actually work for a few people on our list this year.
Options for placing photos or logos on a piece of pottery include the aforementioned plates, ceramic tiles, postcards and e-cards. At 45 euros, it is not a bad priced gift for a loved one, but after factoring in international shipping, the 1-Euro postcards might be a better stocking stuffer.
Now, if your mug on a plate isn't your cup of tea, the company offers the option to design a completely new pattern or include words to commemorate a special occasion. These plates are on the pricier end at 225 euros plus shipping. No need to tiptoe through the tulips to buy these either; the special plates are available online here.
[Photo: Royal Delft]