About us

Richard and Marcel brothers and the owners of It's a Present
We are Richard and Marcel, two brothers who shared a dream from an early age; Start a store together, purchase, furnish and determine everything yourself! How nice that must be.

Finally the time had come. In August 2011, Marcel took the plunge and not only launched the online webshop but also opened the first physical It's a Present! The store was located on Voorstraat in Dordrecht. The choice for Dordrecht was simple, we were looking for a location in a beautiful historic city and of course there was no comparable store! Rents in Dordrecht were still affordable and we soon found our dream property. In 2011 our dream became reality ☺.

Utrecht , Lijnmarkt 16.
When we got the opportunity to take over a gift shop in the center of Utrecht in February 2013, we obviously didn't have to think about it for long. The beautiful building, with three floors and a view of the Cathedral, became our second store in no time! Things soon went well for the store in Utrecht, but of course a lot of work was involved. We noticed that the yields in Dordrecht were not huge and that the travel time was starting to cost us. We chose to fully focus on our store in Utrecht, and with pain in our hearts closed our first branch in Dordrecht.

Amsterdam , Gasthuismolensteeg 4
After a while, when we had everything in order in Utrecht, the itch started again in 2015. Maybe a second store in the capital would also be nice? Since the reactions to our store in Utrecht were very positive, we decided to look further. A store in Amsterdam, in one of the nicest shopping areas in the Netherlands, was quickly found. In 2015 we opened a second It's a Present! in the famous '9 streets' in Amsterdam!

Haarlemmerstraat 25
Two years after the opening of the store in the '9 streets', a second building in Amsterdam came our way. The beautiful and large space was located on Haarlemmerstraat; A unique opportunity that we couldn't pass up. The third store was completed in April 2017.

Kloveniersburgwal 44
In January 2020 we were given another opportunity to open a new store in Amsterdam. The beautiful and large building is located in the red light district, around the corner from the Damstraatjes. With great enthusiasm we opened our fourth store in February!

Rotterdam , Witte de Withstraat 5
Even though this city had been on our wish list for a long time, there was only one street where we really wanted to be: Witte de Withstraat. November 2020, in the middle of the corona pandemic, a beautiful building finally became available here. Although it was an exciting decision, we took our chance and made the most of it! When the store opened its doors in December 2020, the rave reviews were fantastic! The wait for the right building was definitely worth it and Rotterdam has another beautiful gift shop.

Utrecht, Jacobskerkhof 50
In March 2023, we started looking for a central location where we could store all our stock and distribute it to all stores. But preferably we didn't want to end up on an industrial site. Fortunately, we found a beautiful building in the center of Utrecht, right next to De Bijenkorf. We have a spacious shop and office upstairs, and our warehouse for all branches is located in the basement. We also ship all orders from our webshop from here.

You can find original gifts at It's a Present!
Where does It's a Present! actually for? Our idea is that you should find the nicest gifts for everyone - and really everyone - in our stores! All items from the diverse range of It's a Present share one clear purpose; they must be original. We only purchase products that we like, so our collection consists of an extremely diverse range of brands and items from all over the world! We scour many fairs, cities and the internet to find the nicest and most unique gifts. We hope that you - and your sister, brother, father, mother, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, boyfriend or girlfriend - will find the perfect gift in our gift shop!

If you have any questions, you can always email us!

Greetings and hopefully see you soon in one of our stores.

Marcel & Richard.

Photos taken by Tomas Mutsaers

IT'S A PRESENT ! BV, Jacobskerkhof 50, 3511 BL, Utrecht
Chamber of Commerce 70469997 - VAT NL858331238B01