Looking for some great gifts this Christmas? We’ve got some cool creative ideas from Irish based retailers, producers and networks to add some sparkle to your shopping right here…
Treat your loved ones this Christmas to a special gift from the National Gallery of Ireland Shop. From one-of-a-kind, hand-painted necklaces by Irish designer Kiki Na Art to a beautiful Frida Kahlo cotton doll range, there really is something for everyone! Handmade, fragranced soaps are on offer too, along with a collection of Joan Miro inspired earrings by designer Eve Ray. The Gallery Shop is also home to a stunning selection of tote bags, cushions, glasses cases and books that are inspired by the national collection. Gallery Shop products can be purchased in store and online. For art lovers, a Friends gift membership voucher can be purchased online or from the Gallery’s Friends team.
Check out these exciting pieces: Kiki Na Art, We Make Good, Guadalupe Creations, Eve Ray
For more information, visit nationalgallery.ie
Come and check out the new pieces in our jewellery collection ‘Names’. Each piece is designed and created by hand in our studio in Dublin city centre. Our shop also specialises in promoting the work of some of Ireland’s most exciting designer-makers. Handmade Irish gifts from emerging and established makers are showcased over two floors.
If you can’t make into Drury Street you can browse our full selection online, including our build-your-own gift boxes which can be sent directly to friends and family at home and abroad. Your Christmas shopping sorted!
41 Drury Street, Dublin 2
Designer Exchange is an award-winning curator of preloved luxury bags and accessories, celebrating this year over 10 years of experience – driven by luxury, quality, and authenticity. They are Ireland’s ‘go to’ destination for pre-loved luxury accessories, providing their customers the ability to unlock value by selling them their previously loved items. They offer more manageable ways for customers to own the previously unattainable ‘perfect handbag’ for every day of their lives. Lead by a team of staff that are highly knowledgeable and provide top quality, honest, and genuine customer service to the community. Designer Exchange truly makes handbag dreams come true.
Visit them for the perfect Christmas gift this year!
35 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2
The Donegal Shop is a family-owned Irish business trading since 1995. They are specialists in Donegal home-spun tweeds and knitted products offering the best of what’s made in Ireland. Unique to the shop is a complete range of traditional garments and accessories with a strong Celtic influence.
They have a wide range of knitwear including hats and scarves, and great Christmas gift ideas. Shop local this Christmas! Mention this ad for a 10% discount or use the promo code TOTALLYDUBLIN in the online shop!
201, St. Stephen’s Green Centre – Dublin 2
This Christmas why not give the gift of exploring the world of Specialty Coffee in one premium coffee gift set? People often say how they love coffee from a particular country. As roasters, they know that there can be big swings in flavour within a country. The Discover Coffee Series aims to demonstrate those differences in three premium coffee gift sets:
- Series 1 – we focus on the Processing method.
- Series 2 – we focus on the Arabica Coffee Varietal.
- Series 3 – we focus on the Origin.
Join us on the coffee adventure of a lifetime!
As Ireland’s national cultural institution for film, the IFI is a haven in the heart of Dublin City where you can see independent Irish and international cinema. Give the gift of IFI Membership this Christmas and your loved one will enjoy a full year of benefits including discounted cinema tickets, 10% savings at the IFI Film Shop and Café Bar, 15% discount on all IFI@Home film rentals, opportunities to attend exclusive Members-only screenings, priority access to festival tickets, and much more.
With Membership tiers to suit all budgets, as well as gift cards available, give the gift of film while supporting the IFI’s unique, year-round mission of film exhibition, preservation, and education.
For more, visit ifi.ie/support.
Commins & Co is an Irish-owned and managed jeweller. They manufacture and make all of their own engagement rings with their in-house goldsmiths, diamond setters and designers. They have a large range of ‘earth-grown diamonds’, ‘lab-grown diamonds’ and moissanites in their Dublin showroom to view – at all qualities and price points.
With their low overheads, they are typically 35% below retail prices.
This boutique jewellers in Powerscourt Townhouse Centre has a wide range of stunning pieces. If you don’t find a ring in stock that you love, they can help you design your own engagement ring. Your ring can be based on an image, video, or something you have simply imagined in your head.
Facebook & Instagram: @comminsandco
Discover the limited-edition Christmas gift collection this festive season, exclusive to Trinity College Dublin.
Inspired by Trinity and designed in Ireland, the curated selection of unique gifts have been handpicked to capture the rich history and heritage of the iconic campus. Enjoy Irish Design Collections like the Avoca Jonathan Swift scarf, beautiful sterling silver Newbridge decorations, Trinity keepsake box by Ketzal and a set of four wooden coasters by Caulfield Country Boards.
Your Gift Counts – Proceeds from sales are reinvested back into Trinity to support the academic mission of the university and fund development projects and conservation programmes.
Visit trinitygiftshop.ie for your perfect Christmas gift.
Instagram & Facebook: @trinitygiftshop
M.I.O prints is a lifestyle fashion brand that pulls inspiration from afro-descendent patterns. It was initially birthed in response to a gap in the Afro-Irish market to natural hair products in 2018 by lifestyle blogger Florence Olufemi-Ojo. Today, M.I.O prints is quickly becoming the industry standard for people who not only want products that protect their hair in a manner that celebrates the wholesomeness of Afro-centric culture but also for people looking for soft, high quality vibrant coloured pyjamas that are quickly becoming more than just sleeping items but luxurious comfort wear. Their delight is in protecting and providing comfort to their customers. A unique selling point is the African print design, the vibrancy of the colours, and the way customers can choose a pattern that reflects them, thereby protecting themselves while feeling good!
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: @mio_prints
BLOOD MONKEY: GOLD-WINNING PAIR OF IRISH GINS
Blood Monkey Gin and Blood Monkey Spice Storm are a pair of sipping gins from Dublin-based Outcast Brands. They recently won a gold medal each at the Global Gin Masters 2022 in the Ultra-Premium and Contemporary categories respectively.
Blood Monkey is distilled by West Cork Distillers, Skibbereen. Master Distiller, Deirdre Bohane notes, “Blood Monkey is a sophisticated spirit with a complex character that reveals various details as it evolves on the palate. It hits you with a smooth, warm citrus spice followed with a slight hint of floral entwined with smoky, caramel flavours of whiskey”.
Available nationwide from Irish Malts, Celtic Whiskey Stores, and most leading independent off licences.
Follow on Instagram @bloodmonkeygin
TWO SHORES PREMIUM GOLDEN RUM: Handcrafted in Panama, hand-finished in Ireland
Discover where cane meets grain.
Two Shores is a new range of premium rums that are cask finished in aged Irish whiskey barrels in Galway. With four styles – Single Malt finish, Amarone wine cask finish, Oloroso sherry finish and Peated cask finish – this is rum to be savoured neat or over ice.
Available nationwide from Irish Malts, Celtic Whiskey Stores and most leading independent off licences.
Follow on Instagram @twoshoresrum
Based in Dublin City centre, Tola Vintage offers wearable and on-trend vintage pieces with a specialty in 90’s vintage clothing. Their flagship store is in the heart of Temple Bar and their kilo store is where they sell fashionable clothing by the weight. Recently they’ve expanded to a new third store on Aungier Street.
Check out their website & Instagram to keep up to date with everything happening in store!!
Give the Gift of Gaeilge this Christmas! Gael Linn run in-house and online evening and day courses that cater to all levels of Irish starting from the complete beginner to those out of practice and the more advanced speakers. They aim to develop and improve all language skills and enhance confidence in speaking conversational Irish all in a comfortable and social environment. Complete beginners, improvers, intermediate and advanced courses are starting in January 2023.
To avail of a 15% Christmas gift discount off any of their courses – please contact Ian: email@example.com
DCHY specialises in hot yoga – yoga practised in the heat. Warm your bones and stretch your muscles in a heated studio. Practising hot yoga is a great way to build strength, stamina, and flexibility while learning to control the breath. Sweating, stretching, and moving in the heat is a great way to get in shape and condition your body. Your mind will benefit by switching off, slowing down and you will sleep like a baby!
All classes are open-level and beginner friendly. New students can avail of an Introductory Offer – 5 classes for €49.
Give the gift of hot yoga this Christmas! Gift cards are available. Book online at dublincityhotyoga.com