Wish List: Personalised gifts and ottomans from Aldi

From ottomans at Aldi to personalised gifts, Esther N McCarthy has you covered

We love waiting to see what the Aldi special buys are going to be and interiors fans are in for a treat this month.

Check out these round storage ottomans, they can be used as a footstool AND for storage and they’re available in grey or neutral.

Size-wise, we’re talking 55 x 55 x 42.5cm. €59.99 each and they hit stores on Sunday, September 17.

See you in the queue.

September’s specials also includes this gorgeous floating ceiling pendant.

It’s available in matt black too but this brushed copper one is our favorite.

Landing in Aldi’s nationwide on the 17th, this one is €39.99.

Personalised gifts are all the range right now.

Sophie McHugh got in touch with us about her Irish-based, curated online marketplace, where everything is personalised and sourced from creative small businesses.

We spotted this gorgeous moon-shaped sun catcher on the site.

With Egyptian Asfour Crystals and made in Ireland by Giolla Liddy at Artwood from Irish beech wood, you can personalise it with any message at all for €54.28 See oodlique.com for more.

If you didn’t manage to catch any of the National Heritage Week events, you can bring a little bit of Ireland’s cultural heritage to your coffee table.

Anne O’Dowd’s beautifully illustrated 450-page hardback takes a look at the historical context of a range of ceremonial objects, and the folklore and customs connected with the practices.

It’s published by the Irish Academic Press, €45, from irishacademicpress.ie.

Irish favourite Max Benjamin has a brand new collection and it has hit Kilkenny shops.

The opulent Elysium range is going with a rather romantic theme.

We are reliably told that the essences in this collection have been created through fantasising about a dreamlike world.

And with offerings like Enchanted Path and Escape to Wonderland, we can see why.

With base notes including dark chocolate, they’re heading in the right direction, if you ask me.

The packaging is as eye-catching as ever too.

Visit kilkennyshop.com and heads up — there’s free shipping on orders over €49.

It’s September, folks.

Steam your way to a healthier you with this in-pan steaming pod set called Nest by Joseph Joseph.

We like the individual pods that let you steam a variety of goods all at once, we’re all for time savers.

Practical and space-saving kitchenware and smart, integrated hooks.

The three-piece set is available from Griffins Garden Centre in Dripsey, Co Cork, for €25.

My monochrome moment this week is this little beauty, €8, from Penneys

This two-tone Ursula cushion is a perfect example of what’s on offer from Ikea’s Sustainable Futures collection.

Environmentally sound, bang on trend, and €14.

We love it. www.ikea.com/ie/en/

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