Click and connect: Here are 200 Christmas gift options you can buy locally

We've rounded up 200 gift ideas from Irish brands with a particular focus this year on sustainability
Click and connect: Here are 200 Christmas gift options you can buy locally

Looking for a unique gift for a loved one? Here's how to impress this Christmas while supporting some fabulous local businesses.

Want to see your product included as we add to this guide ahead of Christmas? Submit your details here or email denise.odonoghue@examiner.ie.

A & S Aromas 

A&S Aromas
A&S Aromas

Hand-poured wax melts, candles, candle refills, car diffusers, and room sprays. The wax is 100% soy which is vegan and biodegradable and all fragrances oils are cruelty-free, vegan and paraben-free. ASaromas.com.

Alternative Christmas Puddings 

Based in Cork, these handmade chocolate Christmas puddings (from €18) are flavoured with homemade liqueurs. Packaging is reusable and biodegradable. AlternativeChristmasPudding.ie.

ActiVacation board game 

Fancy a lockdown-themed board game? ActiVacation (€50) sees players race to get to the airport before lockdown is introduced. It’s manufactured with as little plastic as possible: wooden player pieces, a cardboard insert, it is not shrink-wrapped. activacation.ie.

Alanna Plekkenpol 

Alanna creates illustrations on tiles that are tongue-in-cheek and inspired by Irish landscapes and pop culture in her studio in Ashford, Co. Wicklow. This Christmas she is offering a personalisation service with each tile ready to hang and presented in a beautiful gift box. alannaplekkenpol.com.

Andrea Mears 

Handmade contemporary fine jewellery made in Limerick studio. Andrea has woven ideas from the prayer wheels found in Tibet, to ancient Greek coins and themes from nature into her jewellery. andreamears.com.

Anthology 

Anthology is an art and design store stocking beautiful Irish made ceramics, paintings, prints, books, beauty, lighting, interior, kitchen and more. The Anthology shop is in Abbeyleix, Co. Laoisand online. anthology.ie.

Aran Islands Candles 

Doolin Ferry has teamed up with local Irish artisan candle maker, The Irish Chandler, to create two beautiful scented candles. Handmade in small batches using only the finest materials, including eco cotton wicks, 100% soy wax and premium plant-based fragrance oils, the ‘Christmas in Aran’ and ‘Aran Memories’ candles are also burn clean so are perfect for use in your home or office. doolinferry.com/shop.

Avokado & Co 

A family run Irish business that specialises in all things Irish and gift ideas, including personalised products. They design and produce all of their products in their workshop in Co Clare. avokadoandco.ie.

BabyBoo 

BabyBoo.ie's Christmas Cuddle Heirloom Blanket
BabyBoo.ie's Christmas Cuddle Heirloom Blanket

BabyBoo creates unique, functional, and sustainable products for children. Their organic cotton Christmas tree-adorned Heirloom Cuddle Blanket (€100) is specially designed for all members of the family to snuggle underneath for festive family movies year after year. Award-winning dribble-proof bandana bib available in 35 festive designs. BabyBoo.ie.

Badly Made Books 

Cork-based, Badly Made Books creates notebooks using food and textile waste fibres and recovered fibres from used coffee cups. An A5 notebook (from €16) is a perfect gift for a planet-friendly person who loves writing or scribbling. badlymadebooks.com.

Bear's Little Fish 

Bear's Little Fish products are all certified organic or made from sustainable materials like bamboo. They are also ethically sourced and their gift-boxed grow-with-me blankets (€44.99) are a wonderful gift for a newborn that will grow with the baby. bearslittlefish.com.

Bearradh 

Sustainable razor brand Bearradh sells beautiful women’s safety razors and their own range of oils and balms. The safety razors and eco razors are designed for women to be super sensitive on the skin and still give a lovely smooth shave. bearradh.com.

Bébhínn 

Bébhínn McGrath bases her brand on long-lasting wardrobe pieces with fabric sourced locally from Wexford and Donegal. Each made-to-order garment is designed and handcrafted in her studio in Waterford. bebhinn.ie.

Beech & Walnut 

Heirloom Board
Heirloom Board

This family-run business handcrafts beautiful products like their sentimental Heirloom Board (€235), which can have a handwritten note or recipe carved into it. Their products are made from locally sourced timbers and all of their packaging is 100% eco-friendly and from Irish suppliers. beechandwalnut.com.

Beo Wellness 

The Sleep Well range is indulging in luxury sleepwear with a conscience. The Conscious Collection was born out of a desire to create sleepwear silhouettes that champion sustainable practices and the Daydream Gift Set is made from sustainable 100% Irish linen. beowellness.ie.

Berna's Dressings 

Berna's Dressings is run by husband and wife Berna and David Williams. They make zesty dressings using fresh ingredients and their reusable gift bags (€16.50) include their trio of dressings that any food lover would enjoy. bernasdressings.ie.

Bernie Murphy 

Design Designer Bernie Murphy creates sustainable fashion and hair accessories from locally sourced Donegal tweeds. Her Donegal tweed Obi belt (€60) would be a great gift for a Star Wars fan. berniemurphy.com.

Bethan O'Riordan 

Bethan’s 2022 diary is created and printed in Cork and helps to integrate self care into daily life. Alongside the text and space to write important dates and times are captioned videos embedded into QR codes to help the reader really create the life they want to live. bethanoriordan.com.

Bird Watch Ireland 

Find Christmas cards, calendars, books and more, including everything you need for all of your bird care needs, such as feeders, bird food and nest boxes. By purchasing from their shop you’re helping support and fund vital conservation work across the country. birdwatchireland.ie.

Blarney Castle Estate season ticket 

Annual membership (€90 for 12 months for one adult) offers access to 60 acres of sprawling parklands, including gardens, avenues, arboretums and waterways plus Ireland’s only Poison Garden, on the grounds of Blarney Castle. blarneycastle.ie 

The Book Resort 

The Book Resort is an Irish book subscription and gift box company that delivers luxury gift boxes filled with wonderful new books, delicious chocolate and artisan surprises to book lovers worldwide. Subscriptions and a range of once off gift boxes are available and all of their suppliers are Irish. thebookresort.ie.

Bosco's Box 

The official siopa of Ireland's greatest child. The shop includes finger/hand puppets, socks, posters and even video shoutouts direct from Bosco. boscosbox.com/shop.

Box of Wine 

Ireland’s first taste-tailored wine subscription service has launched its Christmas gift range with three different Christmas Boxes and is offering free nationwide delivery right up to Christmas Eve. boxofwine.ie.

Braw 

Braw
Braw

Someone on your Christmas list with a sweet tooth? Braw has a new Christmas chocolate bar range and their bars are made using sustainable, ethical chocolate from Colombia (boxes of three for €20). A three or six-month subscription service is available. braw.ie.

Brooke & Shoals Fragrances 

Brooke & Shoals has a new fragrance that’s perfect for Christmas: cedarwood, nutmeg and orange (fragrance reed diffuser €29, scented candle €22, 3-wick scented candle €49.95). Their products include vegan-friendly natural wax and glycerine-based diffuser oils from a renewable source that is alcohol-free. Brookeandshoals.ie.

Bryan X Holland 

Prints and puns are the perfect combo. Choose from various ranges of pun-tastic prints made by Clionadh Bryan and Pa Holland in Cork. instagram.com/clionadhbryan_artist.

Bubble Brothers Wine Merchants 

Based in the iconic English Market, Bubble Brothers offer a carefully selected range of affordable, interesting wines and champagnes from around the world. This year, Bubble Brothers have a very special gift box, containing three sustainable Sicilian wines from the Purato range, containing a white, red and rosé wine. bubblebrothers.ie.

The Bunnery 

From kids’ baking kits and aprons to the Ultimate Festive Guide eBook, The Bunnery is a great place to shop for food experiences, including a subscription to an online cookery class or a gift voucher. thebunneryonline.com/shop.

Burren Premium Beef Christmas Gifts 

Premium beef boxes and a lux collection is available for delivery nationwide as well as gift vouchers for farm experiences and camping accommodation. burrenfarmexperience.ie burrenpremiumbeef.ie.

Butlers Chocolates 

The Christmas Collection includes everything from beautifully presented chocolate assortments to statement pieces, with something indulgent to suit every taste, from advent calendars to presentation boxes. butlerschocolates.com.

Bygge Bo 

Irish baby concept store Bygge Bo has a beautiful, and sustainable, selection of wooden toys this festive season, suitable for all ages, including a wooden dentist set (€36.95). byggebo.com.

Caife.ie 

Sustainable coffee accessories and coffee based beauty products. With a selection of over 100 coffee themed products in stock, shoppers can choose from sustainable keep-cups made of sugar cane, to beauty products such as body scrubs made from coffee grounds to beautiful hand crafted coffee cups and coffee pots. All orders are shipped from Douglas, Cork in environmental friendly packaging. Shoppers can get 10% Off using the discount code EXAM21. Caife.ie.

Cara Luna Designs 

A small, Irish design studio with eco-friendly values at its heart. All cards are printed on high-quality recycled card, placed in biodegradable film pockets and packaged in plastic-free or recycled packaging. This year, eco-friendly-themed Christmas cards feature prominently in the new Christmas card collection. caralunadesigns.com.

Carewswood Garden Centre 

One of the most popular hampers in the range is ‘The Christmas Comforts Hamper’ which is presented in a vintage wooden crate and offers everything the lucky recipient will need for a cosy Christmas: award-winning wine; a hand-poured, beautifully scented candle and lots of artisan treats to indulge with on a cosy night in. carewswood.ie.

Cayo 

This luxury sweater brand used alpaca wool in its designs, which are made in Italy and designed in Ireland. Made with 100% Peruvian alpaca wool, they are warmer than sheep’s wool, longer lasting and more environmentally friendly to manufacture. Cayo.ie.

Ceola Crafts 

Wire designs 100% customizable wrapped in knitted covering or exposed wire only. A beautiful gift for any occasion carefully boxed with 100% recyclable packaging. instagram.com/ceola_crafts.

The Chocolate Shop 

Choose from a stunning collection of the finest Irish and luxury chocolates, from chocolatiers such as Lorges Chocolate, Wilkie’s, NearyNógs, Skelligs Chocolates and more. The Luxury Chocolate Gift Boxes are a timeless classic and include an assortment of best selling favourites. You can also curate your own box of personal favourites. chocolate.ie.

Chou’s Cottage 

A one-stop shop for a wide selection of gifts handmade by 80 small Irish designers and makers, with a focus on eco-friendly products. chouscottage.com.

Chupi 

A diamond ring by Chupi, €2289
A diamond ring by Chupi, €2289

A gift from Chupi is always precious and all are made consciously using sustainable materials and practices. Each piece (from €399) is made in Ireland with recycled solid gold and lab-grown or conflict-free diamonds that last forever. chupi.com.

Cinnamon Peach Designs 

Sligo-based Elina handmakes unique and quirky polymer clay earrings and accessories. All the packaging used is hard cardboard which can be recycled and there's minimal waste as any scraps can be used to make a new pair of earrings. etsy.com/ie/shop/cinnamonpeachdesigns.

Circe Studios 

Each piece is crafted consciously. The candles are made from 100% sustainable rapeseed wax and threaded with a cotton wick. Boxes and tissue paper are made from recycled materials and for each order of boxes placed a donation is made to plant more trees in areas in need of reforestation. circestudios.co.

Clever Tots Toy Club 

Clevertots.ie
Clevertots.ie

Children get so many toys at Christmas, why not consider joining Ireland’s first toy rental club? It’s a more sustainable alternative to buying toys in early childhood and all toys are selected from a range of eco-friendly wooden toys and recycled plastics. clevertots.ie.

CLIFF Table hamper 

Cliff at Lyons have partnered with Fermoyle Pottery based in Kerry to produce six beautiful napkin holders, dinner plates and side dishes. Also included is a wine selection as well as elegant dinner candles. This hamper is a limited edition hamper and due to its delicate nature is only available for click and collect from Cliff at Lyons, Kildare. CLIFFHome.ie.

Codex Beauty Labs 

Codex Beauty Festive Soap Set
Codex Beauty Festive Soap Set

This Festive Soap Set (€20) contains two cold-processed bar soaps: The pumpkin and cocoa-rich Harvest Soap, which gently exfoliates, and the green-and-red Holiday Soap, which soothes with nettle and nourishes with wheatgrass. codexbeauty.com.

Cork City FC 

Visit the Cork City FC pop-up shop in Douglas to find the perfect Christmas gift for a soccer-mad loved one. shop.corkcityfc.ie.

Cork Pot Grown Christmas Trees 

A great idea if you’re avoiding plastic trees and don’t want to cut down a real one. This company allows you to rent or buy real Christmas trees in pots. If you choose to rent one, you can reuse the same tree next year. christmastree.ie.

The Counter Deli 

This Christmas, find great wine, baked goods, cheese, and speciality coffee all under the one roof. Hampers and gift sets are available to treat the foodie in your life.  thecounterdeli.com.

The Crate 

The Crate has designed beautiful floral gift sets for Christmas (from €61), the most popular being the Bunch & Candle Giftset. This includes The Crate’s bunch of the week, a beautiful selection of seasonal flowers arranged in our signature free-style technique, packaged in frosted reusable wrap in a recyclable Kraft giftbox. thecrate.ie.

Darcybow 

Darcybow has launched a luxury cape collection (€160) for children aged three to 10. They are made from luxurious long-lasting fabrics and stitched in Ireland by local seamstresses. darcybow.ie.

DDQ Wreaths 

Handcrafted bespoke door wreaths and floral designs for all occasions. All designed with artificial foliage and flowers to last for seasons. instagram.com/ddqwreath.

Declan O'Meara Art 

A practising artist and qualified art teacher, Declan provides classes for adults, teens and children both in person and online covering a vast range of art and crafts. He also does painting commissions in portraits and landscapes and vouchers can be purchased online for commissions and classes. declanomearaart.com.

The Designed Table 

The Designed Table
The Designed Table

Wow dinner guests with table linens in rich shades and elegant patterns and accessories for the ultimate festive tablescape. Every piece in the collection is designed in Ireland and made in India by certified artisan manufacturers. thedesignedtable.com.

Dingle Single Malt Batch 6 

Dingle Distillery has brought out the sixth and final release of its Single Malt Batch series (€70, with some 15,000 bottles of the liquid being produced with an all-port maturation. DingleDistillery.ie.

Don’t Kill My Vibe 

Two Dublin-based fashion designers have created their own jewellery range. All packaging and postage is recyclable/plastic free and all their paper and parcels are sourced and printed locally. They believe in everyday designs and not seasonal designs. dontkillmyvibe.ie.

Dublin Herbalists 

Dublin Herbalists Hand wash and lotion gift set
Dublin Herbalists Hand wash and lotion gift set

Dublin Herbalists has added three new products to its collection: a body oil (€29.95), hand soap and hand lotion (set €28.95). They use innovative, sustainable and clean ingredients and packaging is made from recyclable materials. dublinherbalists.ie.

Emily + Eve 

These affirmation cards (€19.50) are suitable for ages three to nine and feature illustrations drawn by six-year-old cousins Emily and Eve. All products are designed and printed in Ireland and are designed to inspire confidence and teach kids the tools to create a positive self-image. emilyandeve.ie.

Eoghan Leadbetter Woodturner 

Kilkenny-based Eoghan Leadbetter is a woodturner and furniture maker. He designs and creates a range of handcrafted sustainable wooden products which focus on form, finish and function. eoghanleadbetter.com.

Eurieka.ie 

This online IT and consumer electronics store has thousands of products from the world’s leading manufacturers such as Apple, Samsung and Canon. Products include laptops, printers, tablets and more. eurieka.ie.

Fabricate Ireland ​​

Lampshade maker and textile artist Karen Cunneen Bilbow from Limerick creates colourful yet functional artwork. Her work is inspired by colour and nature and she also recovers and upcycles shades, giving them a new lease of life. Karen uses needle felting in her work, using hand dyed sheep wool with specialist needles to create a textile art piece. fabricateireland.com.

Faerly 

Irish and eco-friendly products from Irish makers at online sustainable retailer Faerly include gift hampers and stocking fillers like reusable bottles, bath bombs and chocolate. faerly.ie.

The Farmgate 

Fresh from the English market, the ‘Luxury Hamper’ (from €100) contains a stunning collection of seasonal favourites including the Farmgate’s famous Christmas Pudding, homemade chocolate Tiffin cake, figs, chocolates, homemade cranberry sauce, preserves and more, all beautifully wrapped and decorated in the Farmgate’s signature rustic style. farmgatecork.ie.

Fleur & Mimi 

Greeting cards and postcards from Fleur & Mimi are printed on FSC certified paper and packaged with a recycled envelope before being packaged in compostable biodegradable cello bags. fleurandmimi.com.

Flourish Emporium 

Flourish Emporium is an Irish candle brand by wedding expert Louise Moran from Co. Cork. Her collections for Christmas ‘Believe’ & ‘Winter Glow’ are the perfect 100% natural homeware gifts for your home or a loved one. flourishemporium.ie.

The Flower Drop 

The Flower Drop
The Flower Drop

Selling dried flower bunches around Ireland, The Flower Drop is based in Co Offaly where all flowers are grown and dried locally. instagram.com/the_flowerdrop.

Fota Island Spa 

After a tough year, treat someone you love to Pamper Post, a new three-month spa subscription (€315) from Fota Island. The lucky recipient will get a voucher in the post each month sharing all the details of the treatment awaiting at the spa. fotaisland.ie.

Foy and Company 

Foy and Company is a family owned business in Donegal with stores located in Ballybofey and Letterkenny. It specialises in interior and exterior paint, wallpaper, furniture, lighting, fabrics, home, gift and toys. foys.ie.

The French Market 

The French Market distributes international wines to Irish hotels and restaurants and has a new focus on pre-made or bespoke hampers for corporate gifting. This year’s newest hamper includes the best of Irish products and uses eco-packaging. thefrenchmarket.ie.

The Gift Shed 

With stores in the Pavilions Shopping Centre and Nutgrove Shopping Centre in Dublin The Gift Shed has a range of present options to suit anyone this Christmas. facebook.com/thegiftshed.ie.

Girseach 

A small table top business that creates greeting cards in the Irish language and prints of local Donegal landscapes using the traditional method of lino printing. girseach.com.

Good Food Ireland 

A carefully curated food and craft gifts collection featuring the best of local food and design that all the family are sure to love. Choose from premium gift boxes and hampers bursting with Irish food and drinks from makers and chefs throughout Ireland. goodfoodireland.ie.

Good4all 

A Good4all card can be used at any of the Irish health and wellbeing practitioners registered, to book a treatment of choice, from life coaches and business mentors, to massage services, meditation and healing therapies. Good4all.ie.

Gourmet Tart Co.

All contents of the hampers are locally sourced with the food offerings freshly made by Gourmet Tart Co. Gourmet Tart Co. has created beautiful hand-made food  hampers just in time for Christmas, including including the Wine Lovers Hamper for €70. gourmettartco.com.

Grá Chocolates 

Hand-painted chocolates made in Co Galway with the best Irish ingredients to create delicious fillings: ethically sourced Valrhona chocolate, Casa Luker cocoa butter and Irish cream and butter. grachocolates.com.

Green Angel 

The Little Green Angel starter bag (€23) is perfect for skincare newbies. The reusable canvas bag contains a creamy cleanser, a toner and a face cream. The brand uses hand-harvested Irish seaweed and pure essential oils. greenangel.com.

The Green Stable Door

Green Stable Door's Woodland Christmas Wreath
Green Stable Door's Woodland Christmas Wreath

Berna of The Green Stable Door always made wreaths for family and friends and opened her Etsy shop one year ago. Her Christmas wreaths are available for purchase now. etsy.com/ie/shop/TheGreenStableDoor.

Ground Wellbeing 

Created by renowned spa consultant Peigín Crowley, GROUND Wellbeing is a gorgeous range that focuses on promoting natural wellbeing through quality essential oils. Products are made from pure botanical, vegan ingredients that are pesticide and herbicide-free, naturally sourced and where possible organic. groundwellbeing.com 

Grounded Pottery 

The business aims to grow with the public and their changing attitude towards a more sustainable culture and away from single-use cups. This year’s collection includes a ceramic reusable cup, hand thrown and hand-painted in Tralee, Co. Kerry. The business is aiming for zero waste, and therefore minimal impact packaging, and where possible, it is recycled or salvaged. shopinireland.ie/store/groundedpottery.

Handmade Soap Company 

The Handmade Soap Company's Anam candle
The Handmade Soap Company's Anam candle

Light up someone’s Christmas with the first candle from the Anam collection (€35), the Handmade Soap Company’s most sustainable range to date. The cruelty-free products are made with ethically sourced raw ingredients and sustainable packaging. thehandmadesoapcompany.ie.

The Harvest 

Described as a music festival for wellness, The Harvest is a three-day immersive event taking place in the stunning Connemara Coast Hotel in March 2022. It offers a wonderful variety of therapies, treatments and activities so guests can customise their most enriching experience. theharvestireland.com.

The Head Plan 

The Head Plan Journal, €35
The Head Plan Journal, €35

The Productivity and Wellness Journal (€35) offers a guided journaling experience and contains six months of daily pages, 26 weekly goal-setting pages and much more. The Journal by Roxie Nafousi and The Head Plan (€40) is a 12-week personal development journey like no other. theheadplan.com.

Home Pelvic Routine 

This online pelvic floor muscle training product can be used for men and women and can be done at home at an affordable price rather than in a treatment room, saving fuel costs and time off work. courses.homepelvicroutines.com.

Homespun 

The Homespun Taster Parcel contains 5 delicious Homespun products and a bespoke “Hang a Shining Star” Christmas postcard. The parcel contains three Quinoa Crunch granolas (hand made in Co Cork) and two glass jars of its new Chicory Root syrup, a low sugar vegan honey alternative. Packaging is kept to a bare minimum and is entirely plastic free. homespun.ie.

Hue Complete Me 

Dublin-based design studio and online stationery shop prints all its products locally in Ireland on eco-friendly paper. huecompleteme.com.

Human Collective 

This new Irish urban clothing brand has launched a range of quality, sustainable crew neck sweatshirts and beanie hats. Human Collective is dedicated to both quality and equality, and has comfort and sustainability at its core. wearehumancollective.com.

Hunter Treacy Tailors

 Affordable but luxury made to measure clothing. Made to measure and made to order are much more sustainable ways of buying clothes. All of the fabrics used come from sustainable mills in Ireland and Italy and they only work with small tailors to limit their carbon footprint. huntertreacytailors.ie.

Into the Ether 

Into the Ether Rituals Box
Into the Ether Rituals Box

Specialising in sustainable, locally made and luxurious self-care items, homewares and gift boxes, including the Ritual Box (€85), Into the Ether caters to a growing interest in holistic wellness. intotheether.ie.

Ireland Posters 

Ireland Posters has an exclusive ‘Buy one, Gift one’ Christmas offer, For each print (€35) purchased, choose another unframed print from one of twelve options to be sent to your chosen recipient free of charge, anywhere in the world. irelandposters.ie.

Irish Design Shop 

The Irish Design Shop has expanded its range of Gift Boxes this season with a total of eleven to choose from featuring something to suit all tastes, interests and budgets. They are a great way to send Irish made self-care and homeware treats to friends and family at home and abroad. irishdesignshop.com.

JANDO 

The newly re-launched Soundwaves collection by JANDO captures a special memory with a loved one in a timeless way. Shoppers can also offset the carbon footprint of their Christmas tree by choosing to add the option to adopt a tree with any JANDO purchase this festive season. jandodesign.com.

Jason O’Gorman 

A gift any Corkonian will love: illustrated prints featuring Cork maps, slang, iconic buildings, landscapes, place names, superheroes and more. jasonogorman.ie.

Jerpoint Glass Studio 

This family business has been designing beautiful handmade glassware since 1979 from their studio in Co. Kilkenny. For Christmas they are offering a selection of unique gifts – handmade quality that will last a lifetime. The skilled glass makers individually create each piece in the Jerpoint collection. jerpointglass.com.

Jo Browne Bedding 

Jo Browne's Gift of Sleep
Jo Browne's Gift of Sleep

Jo Browne luxury bamboo bedding has a silky soft natural and sustainable fabric and one great gift option is a packaged set of two bamboo pillowcases, with a 400 thread-count, and a bamboo eye mask (€55). jobrowne.com.

John Hanly 

John Hanly Cashmere Throw Grey Blue Herringbone, €149.45
John Hanly Cashmere Throw Grey Blue Herringbone, €149.45

The luxuriously large cashmere throw (from €149.45) is a blend of 95% Merino and 5% Cashmere is super light and available in a sumptuous and vibrant colour palette. johnhanly.com.

Justine le Guil 

From shampoo bars to skincare accessories, products are handcrafted in small batches in Dublin with finest organic and natural ingredients from European suppliers. justineleguil.com.

Kaliedy 

Kaliedy stocks the widest selection of wooden toys in Ireland, and is the exclusive Irish stockist of the beloved Early Learning Centre toys. Kaliedy.com.

The Kick Company 

SkillMaster
SkillMaster

Whether it’s for a GAA player or a soccer fanatic, the Kick Company’s SkillMaster Ball Rebounder (€299) is the tallest vertically standing and moveable ball rebounder available in the world and replicates match play speeds and reactions at home. thekickcompany.com/shop.

Kilkenny Design 

Christmas by Kilkenny Design is at Kildare Village this festive season with lots of gift options for your loved ones from Irish makers.

King Luxury Christmas Gift Bag 

A perfect gift for beauty lovers, the Luxury Christmas Gift Bag (€39) includes a jewel brush, luxury dry shampoo, lush scrunchie duo and crushed velvet cosmetic bag. kinghairandbeauty.com.

Kinhood 

Pregnancy gift boxes for mama-to-be tailored for each trimester curated by a practising midwife. A new baby range has been added and lots of lovely Irish sustainable producers can be found throughout the online store. Kinhood.ie.

Kinsale Leather 

Dee Mangan set up Kinsale Leather in 2014 and they make by hand, sustainably producing limited quantities each month. The simplicity of the design and the quality of the leather will ensure many years of use. kinsaleleather.com.

Kopper Kreation 

Looking for handmade, Irish and sustainable homewares for Christmas? Kopper Kreation’s set of three bud or flower vases in natural copper, marbled and patina (from €40) is an ideal gift. The copper pipe used to create them is 100% recycled and comes from scrap and the test tubes from an old science lab. kopperkreation.com.

Kotanical Sleep Bundle

Kotanical Sleep Bundle
Kotanical Sleep Bundle

Featuring the award-winning stone diffuser and a variety of relaxing, naturally-sourced, Irish-made essential oils, the Sleep Bundle (€115) will help any wind-down routine for a peaceful sleep. kotanical.ie.

KSL Crafts 

Jewellery made from seaglass, shells, upcycled beads from old costume jewellery and salvaged copper from old wiring in simple, easy-to-wear designs. The packaging for the jewellery is simple, handmade and uses recyclable card. kslcrafts.com.

Ky Ky Kids 

Based in Co Cork, this online children's clothing boutique’s collection includes everything from everyday wear to baby gifts. Sharon McDermott designs and sources the clothing from her Cork studio. She sources her cotton clothing from Turkey, where she lived for more than 20 years. shopkykykids.com.

Lavit Gallery 

With lots of art work across painting, sculpture, as well as ceramic, jewellery, and textile, Lavit Gallery is the perfect place to find a special, locally made, handcrafted present this Christmas. There is something for all tastes and budgets. lavitgallery.com.

Leafbox 

Sharing the joy of plants by making indoor plant care an easy way to practice self-care, Leafbox uses non-peat potting mix, organic bug prevention and sources from carbon neutral growers. All packaging is recycled and/or recyclable. Each box is bespoke and includes an indoor plant (or two), an accessory to help with your plant care, detailed care instructions and mindful activities or accessories. leafbox.ie.

Lee Valley Ireland 

 A one-stop-shop for Irish country clothing, flannel nightwear, cosy slippers and authentic Irish gifts. Their traditional selection of 100% cotton flannel grandfather shirts and flannel sleepwear have been customers’ firm favourites since 1986. Look out for the launch of their all-new collection of shirts made from 100% organic cotton, and natural Tencel shirts for 2022. leevalleyireland.com.

Listoke’s ‘First Sip Society’ 

Listoke's First Sip Society
Listoke's First Sip Society

A membership to Listoke’s ‘First Sip Society’ (from €50) is a unique Christmas gift. Each month, the recipient is sent a 700ml bottle of gin (new member-only recipe each month), the Perfect Pour which will include a mixer and garnish to complement the gin, and surprise gifts throughout the year. shop.listokedistillery.ie.

Little Buddies by Renata 

These charming crochet decorations and knitted signs, all made by hand, are a great gift for kids or as a thoughtful stocking filler. littlebuddiesbyrenata.com.

Little Red skincare 

Known for its seaweed-based organic skincare and hand-crafting skin treatments in the Boggeragh mountains using pure mountain spring water, Little Red uses organic ingredients to soothe even the most sensitive skin. littlered.ie 

Loom Irish Linen 

Loom Irish Linen realises the importance of rest and have used linen to create pyjamas that will enhance your sleep. Linen has temperature regulating properties and is the most sustainable fabric you can get: it’s 100% biodegradable and gets better with age. loomirishlinen.com.

Love Ink Paper Scissors 

These cheerful stationery, prints and accessories are printed on sustainable paper and wrapped in recycled paper and cotton twine. All packaging is recycled, recyclable or compostable. etsy.com/ie/shop/LoveInkPaperScissors.

Luna Ray 

Unique, stylish and sustainable jewellery made to be worn with love. Inspired by nature, each piece is carefully slow-made by hand by designer Lorna. Made with polymer clay, stainless steel, brass and sterling silver components, all materials are used up and reimagined in the creation process. The pieces are gift wrapped with eco packaging. lunarayjewellery.com.

Lunaria 

Una Mullin makes Christmas wreaths with Irish foliage and gorgeous dried flowers that she cuts in the summer and dries for months in her workshop. She is passionate about local produce, the slow flower movement and ‘grown not flown’. instagram.com/unalunaria.

ManlyStuff.ie 

A range of sustainable men’s gifts, the most popular being the Sustainable Safety Razor Shaving Sets. They are all plastic free and sustainably made to ensure they last a very long time. All the razors are made from brass which is hard-wearing and they make all of their own natural shaving soaps, oils and balms. manlystuff.ie.

MarketStreet.ie 

 An online marketplace for Irish makers and designers, established in 2019. It is the home of personalised and unique gifts and cards made by over 200 small Irish creative businesses. There is an exciting choice of personalised and unique handmade gifts for all the family. Marketstreet.ie.

Max Benjamin 

All Max Benjamin candles are made from 100% natural wax,including its refills which are packaged in a biodegradable paper cup. The brand’s white glass can also be recycled as it is clear glass coated in organic paint. maxbenjamin.com.

Melodie Fox 

Tipperary-based Melodie Fox’s art is a celebration of the female form - empowering women to feel confident in their own skin and embrace the unique traits of their body. Each piece is named after a different flower because regardless of how different our bodies may be, they are all beautiful; just like flowers. melodiefox.com.

The Messy Brunette 

Maker/designer of hand painted wood jewellery and modern embroidery kits/patterns. The wood used is FSC birch, with cherry and bamboo used also. Jewellery is fInished with an eco friendly resin and any glitter used is also eco friendly, made from biodegradable cellulose film. themessybrunette.com.

Mimi & Bowe

All PJs and sleepsuits from Mimi & Bowe are 100% organic cotton, and no chemicals are used in the dying process. mimiandbowe.ie

Mireog 

Inspired by Irish language, folklore and natural world, the Waterford-made designs are hand-printed onto 100% organic Earthpositive t-shirts, which are manufactured using only wind and solar energy, 100% recycled paper notebooks, and greeting cards are digitally printed in Ireland. mireog.ie.

Miss Daisy Blue 

Go treasure-hunting in Miss Daisy Blue for vintage gems to give as gifts! The small, independent shop is based in Cork city and offers a memorable buying experience. missdaisyblue.com.

Modern Botany 

Modern Botany Recovery Cream
Modern Botany Recovery Cream

Given how long we’ve been using hand sanitiser multiple times a day, one of Modern Botany’s new products will soothe any sore skin. The Recovery Cream (€40) is an essential soothing emulsion for dry, damaged skin. The natural, science-led formulation is made using powerful plant-based active ingredients. modernbotany.com.

Moss and Cable 

Moss and Cable is a Donegal-based Aran knitwear brand. All pieces are designed and made in Donegal in a variety of colours from vibrant pinks and blues to classic greys and creams.Each item is created using 100% Pure New Wool, Merino Wool and luxurious Merino Lambswool. mossandcable.com.

Mother Reusables 

Birkenmock bottle €34.95
Birkenmock bottle €34.95

Mother Reusables' new earth-friendly 500ml thermal bottles (€34.95) are great stocking fillers and keep drinks hot/cold for up to 24 hours. All the materials used are biodegradable and the packaging used is 100% recyclable. motherreusables.com.

Moxi Loves 

The brand is completely plastic-free and fully biodegradable, and the new planet-safe dry shampoo blotting sheets (€3.95), which are biodegradable, are a great alternative to traditional dry shampoo. Moxiloves.com.

My Goodness Foods 

Vegan Christmas Survival Kit from My Goodness
Vegan Christmas Survival Kit from My Goodness

The Vegan Christmas Survival Kit (from €65) includes everything you need for a vegan family member or guest at Christmas. Available to order at My Goodness at The English Market or online for nationwide delivery. mygoodnessfood.com.

My Irish Books 

Two new children’s push-button audio books featuring well-known Christmas carols have launched for Christmas. The new books – ‘My Christmas Songs’ and ‘Mo Chuid Amhráin Nollag’ – each feature five classic Christmas songs, performed by young Irish singers. myirishbooks.com.

Nadine Loves Ink 

Eco-conscious cards, prints, gifts and paper goods, these products are a stationery lover's dream gift to find under the tree. loveinkpaperscissors.patternbyetsy.com//shop 

Naivilo 

Naivilo
Naivilo

Medical scientist Olivia Norman makes her natural clean Prebiotic Deodorant Balms in her studio in Nohoval. The rich balms soothe the underarm while absorbing moisture and powerful prebiotics fight body odour causing bacteria. naivilo.com.

Nano Nagle Place 

There will be four markets at Nano Nagle Place in the run up to Christmas (Nov 27, Dec 5, Dec 12 and Dec 19), supporting local charities and small businesses. Markets run from 10am - 5pm on each day and Nano Nagle’s bookshop and design shop will be open too. nanonagleplace.ie.

Naoi 

Namitha Rajan makes hand painted and decoupage wood jewellery and paper bead jewellery. Most of the packaging can be recycled or composted and eco resin is used to coat the wood, which can be composted as well. naoistore.com.

Natasha Rocca Devine 

Limited edition candles from the “The Secret Garden” collection, in collaboration with Cork based candlemakers La Bougie, are available as a unique Christmas gift with 25% of all profits going to NOVAS for their work with homeless families. theinteriorsnrd.com.

Newbridge Silverware 

Ceramic & Wood Cheese Board
Ceramic & Wood Cheese Board

Newbridge Silverware is famous for its Christmas products, with a ‘Christmas Room’ open at its flagship store in Co Kildare all year. Gifts available from stores and online this year include a stylish cheese board set (€50). newbridgesilverware.com 

New Kid Coffee 

Husband-and-wife duo Richard and Olivia Finney have founded a new coffee roastery in Co Donegal. All beans are sourced as current crop, meaning the coffee cherries have been harvested in the last six months or so, ensuring that the raw materials are as fresh as possible and are Speciality Grade. There are gift ideas on their online store. newkidcoffee.com.

Nuasan 

If you’re in the market for a great Christmas gift for the active person in your life, Nuasan the Galway-based body care brand has you covered with its range of beautifully natural, scientifically-proven and 100% sustainable products, which are specifically designed to keep active skin fresh and healthy. nuasan.com.

Nunaïa 

A new mini ritual set (€28) from Nunaïa is a great stocking filler for skincare ritual lovers and features mini sizes of the brand’s hero products in a reusable organic cotton pouch. nunaia.com.

Ode to Earth 

This Killarney-based shop has a large range of sustainable, plastic-free products and supports many Irish businesses. odetoearth.ie.

On The Pig’s Back 

The Cork Rebel Hamper from On the Pigs Back
The Cork Rebel Hamper from On the Pigs Back

The ‘Cork Rebel Hamper’ (from €55) contains four local Cork cheeses, award-winning in-house made chicken liver pates, crackers, caramelised red onion marmalade, Gubeen Salami, Rebel Chilli sauce, biscuits and a sweet treat of your choice - either chocolates or nougat. All hampers are gift wrapped in a hamper box with wood wool, silk paper, cellophane and ribbons. onthepigsback.ie.

ONESONIC 

Irish based ONESONIC has launched its MXS-HD1 Noise Cancelling Earbuds ahead of Christmas. They feature high performance speaker drivers and True Wireless Stereo technology and are available for €129.99. onesonic.com.

Orca Board 

The Orca Board Christmas Collection has arrived at Arnotts’ Christmas Market. Orca Board is an Irish owned and operated water sports company that sells a range of paddle boards, changing robes and eco-swimwear. orcaboard.ie or in store at Arnotts.

Organico 

Open for over 30 years, the Bantry shop offers fresh, healthy food, great coffee and promotes naturally good health. They buy from local suppliers, stock fairly traded goods and sell loose vegetables rather than having to package them. organico.ie.

Outcrop 

Layered bamboo 3D maps of places people love in a range of sizes. Each artwork can be personalised and they have a strong commitment to sustainability, using FSC bamboo ply and frames, water-based stains and glues, and all packaging is plastic free and uses a high proportion of recycled cardboard. outcrop.ie.

The Paddy Box 

Perfect for an Irish person living abroad this Christmas. Packed full of tasty treats including a Cadbury Selection Box, Christmas Buttons Tube, Ballymaloe Relish, Tayto six pack, chocolate coins and much more, all items included in The Christmas Box are Irish made and support local trade. thepaddybox.com.

Pear Shaped Studio 

 Fiona illustrates greeting cards and fine art prints with quirky buildings and children's style art. One of her recent projects is a collaboration with Hubert Book Bindery in Cork for a beautifully bound illustrated notebook. Everything from fine art paper to packing materials is sourced from small Irish businesses. etsy.com/ie/shop/pearshapedstudio.

PAIR Mobile 

The family-owned tech service brand PAIR Mobile offers a selection of gifts for the tech-lover in your life plus the range of preloved smartphones are at least 90% original and is a better choice for the planet (and your pocket). pairmobile.ie.

Peachylean 

A wonderful gift for anyone who is thinking of increasing their visits to the gym in the new year or who wants comfort while exercising or walking. Peachylean’s high-waisted full-length leggings (€65) are made with high compression to ensure you feel snug from waist to hem - plus they come with pockets. peachylean.com

PEELO

PEELO Simple tote Col Green - €265
PEELO Simple tote Col Green - €265

These bags are designed in Dublin and made in Portugal using top Italian leathers. The AW21 collection of bags and small leather goods has been launched and would be a lovely Christmas gift. peelo.ie

Petmania 

Something for the pet or ‘dog mom’ in your life? Irish pet retailer Petmania offers a range of gifts including Christmas themed toys, puzzle treats and warm festive blankets and bedding. petmania.ie.

Pickled Pom Pom 

All cards and prints are printed and packed in Ireland. Recycled, recyclable and biodegradable packaging is used wherever possible as Pickled Pom Pom strives to be a low waste company. pickledpompom.com.

Ramona Mulvey 

A jewellery artist based in Co Clare who designs and creates unique timeless pieces. Her most popular designs are the beautiful earring collections. ramonamulvey.ie

Rob Stears 

Award-winning illustrator Rob Stears designs a range of original, quirky and funny art prints and greeting cards from his home studio in Dublin. This year, his ‘Big City Bot’ prints depicting iconic Cork, Dublin, Limerick and New York landmarks make an ideal Christmas gift and start at just €25. All cards and prints are designed and printed in Ireland and packaged in recycled, recyclable and compostable packaging. robstears.ie.

Rothlú 

Frances McGonigle makes painterly lightweight jewellery from remnant/scrap/waste textile at her studio in the Ox Mountains, Co Mayo. Each Rothlú piece is hand-patterned & dyed using batik & shibori resist techniques. rothlu.ie.

Rowan Beg Designs 

Rowan Beg Designs
Rowan Beg Designs

This family business in Renvyle, Connemara makes beautiful candles, homewares and furniture which are all eco-friendly and unique. rowanbegdesigns.com.

Sana Naturals 

Sana Naturals is a collection of artisanal eco-conscious skincare products that are handmade in Co Cavan. The skincare set (€79.95) includes a serum, face wash and rose quartz face roller as well as an eco-pouch. sananaturals.ie.

Sarah McKenna Ceramics 

Sarah has been creating unique handmade Irish pottery for over 20 years in Bridge Street Studios in Dundalk. Her hand made products are perfect gift ideas this Christmas. sarahmckenna.ie.

Sculpted by Aimee Connolly 

A Story of Aimee's Favourites
A Story of Aimee's Favourites

The beauty brand has a range of Christmas gift sets available, including A Story of Aimee’s Favourites (€39), featuring a Mini Complexion Brush, Mini Beauty Base Pearl, New Cream Luxe Duo & Liquid Lights, all presented in a reusable keepsake box. sculptedbyaimee.com.

SeaFern Kinsale 

Gift buyers are spoiled with modern apothecary and gorgeous jewellery. All skincare ranges are organic and use natural ingredients. All of our jewellery is hallmarked silver and gold, or gold plated. shopseafern.com.

Sensational Kids 

Irish non-profit organisation Sensational Kids has a great selection of gift ideas that kids will love this year! From the STEM range to sensory toys and weighted animals, there’s something to suit all abilities, ages and means and all profits go towards providing subsidised therapy supports to children across Ireland. sensationalkids.ie.

Sewing Wild Seams 

Lyndsay of Sewing Wild Seams believes fashion should be sustainable, inclusive and affordable and helps her customers to choose eco-conscious products. sewingwildseams.com.

Shandon Sweets 

A traditional and multi-award-winning sweet factory and shop, the Linehans make iconic sweets in the famous Shandon Quarter of Cork City. A gift box of eight hard-boiled sweets (€13) would be a lovely Christmas morning treat. shandonsweets.com.

Siadbh 

Merging crystals, life paths, energy and gold into one of a kind Crystal Amulets, Siadbh creates using ethically sourced crystals which are faceted to her vision. Choose from over 20 semi precious crystals ranging from amethyst, fluorite, topaz, lapis lazuli and morganite to name a few. They are committed to making the best eco and ethical decisions when possible. siadbh.ie.

SIAR Photography 

SIAR Photography's Last Surfer Gift Set
SIAR Photography's Last Surfer Gift Set

With over 100 original prints available, SIAR has expanded to include a Gift Set (A4 €52.50; A3 €82.50) for Christmas. Each set includes a gift-wrapped framed print, a Trá candle, and a card with your message. siarphotography.ie.

Siest Sleep 

These weighted sleep pillows (from €179) are ethically produced in Dublin and treat sleep anxiety and reduce snoring by encouraging side sleeping. They are made with Tencel, a sustainable plant-based material and all packaging is compostable. siestsleep.com 

Siobhán Daly Designs 

The multi-award winning slow fashion Irish jewellery and accessories brand is designed and handcrafted in Meath. Each piece is individually handmade and one particular collection is made with a sustainable approach in collaboration with a high-quality leather handbag designer. Designs in that range are made from the off cuts of bags. siobhandalydesigns.com.

Skellig Six18 

The award-winning Skellig Six18 Gin is an artisan, premium handcrafted gin, pot distilled and bottled on the Skellig coastline in Cahersiveen, Co Kerry. Each bottle and gift box is carefully hand packed by the team at the distillery in 100% recyclable packaging. skelligsix18distillery.ie.

Skingredients 

Pick up one of Skingredients’ ready to use, results driven skincare gift sets this Christmas. Unwrap results-driven skincare that is kinder to the planet with the new Skingredients gift sets, featuring new refillable packaging. skingredients.com.

Skinicians 

Irish cosmeceutical brand SKINICIAN offers a minimal approach to skincare for all skin types. It has a range of Christmas gift sets this year, including the Advanced Gift Set (€71), which targets all signs of ageing and restores a youthful, radiant complexion. skinician.com.

Skyfolk 

Using local suppliers and sustainable materials, Skyfolk offers aerial prints of Ireland with framed prints available as a gorgeous gifting option. skyfolk.ie.

SOMEGA 

SOMEGA has special "Gift of Health" Christmas boxes for this festive season, an ideal present now that good health is at the top of most people's wishlist this year. gosomega.com.

Soul Purpose 

Minimalist prints for you and your loved ones. Shop the zodiac, mindfulness and wellbeing, and close at heart collections. Recycled, recyclable and biodegradable packaging is used wherever possible. etsy.com/ie/shop/SoulPurposeIE.

Spotlight Oral Care 

Irish oral care brand Spotlight Oral Care has launched four limited edition gifts just in time for Christmas, with gift sets for him, her, and a 12-days luxury holiday calendar. eu.spotlightoralcare.com.

Stonechat 

Jewellers Stonechat Jewellers has launched an elegant new collection called ‘Willow’. ‘Willow’ is a complete collection which ranges from stud and drop earrings to bracelets and bangles and includes a ring and different necklace options. Each piece is designed by Ann Chapman and made in the in-store workshop in Dublin. stonechatjewellers.ie.

Studio Eight 

Find personalised keepsakes for all of life's celebrations and milestones. Studio Eight uses embroidery, print and papercraft in their designs. studioeight.ie.

Suds Johnson 

Irish handmade soap made from natural blends of essential oils, all ingredients used by Suds Johnson are natural and when used, leave no trace. sudsjohnson.com.

Swear Mug 

Swear Mug offers a range of quirky, fun and sometimes inappropriate mugs wrapped up in a pretty and deceptive bow. As well as her own line of designs, Jai Moore also offers a custom design service. swearmug.com

Taer Jewellery 

Each item is designed and crafted by jeweller Aisling Walsh in Co Clare using recycled metals and responsibly sourced gems where possible. Packaging is almost fully eco-friendly too. taerjewellery.com.

Thriftify 

Online shopping site Thriftify represents 98% of Ireland’s charities and has hundreds of cool vintage finds and brands available. Thriftify will post you your finds in a biodegradable bag. thriftify.ie.

Tinnock Farm 

Candles and soap are hand-poured in small batches, using all-natural soy wax with no dyes or additives and high-quality fragrance and essential oils. Christmas Candles and gifts now available. tinnockfarmtipperary.com.

The Tiny Turnip 

Owner Aisling Murphy has ensured her Christmas Grazing Gift Boxes arrive in 100% sustainable and eco-friendly packaging. All of the contents in the Grazing boxes are 100% Irish, supporting several Munster-based artisan food producers. thetinyturnip.ie.

Tom Durcan Meats 

The ‘Tastes of The English Market’ hamper (from €135) contains a variety of festive food and drink favourites from within the market, including Tom Durcan’s famous Traditional Spiced Beef and a range of artisan food and drink items from other traders. tomdurcanmeats.ie 

Top of the Class 

Created, designed, and manufactured in Ireland, the Top of the Class board game combines learning and fun, perfect for the whole family. topoftheclassgame.com.

Torpey Hurleys 

Yes, even hurling can be more sustainable. Torpey Bambú is developed by sports engineers and offers greater strike, consistency and sustainability in a hurley. Torpey.ie.

Unique Apparel 

This Cork company launched in October and sells women's yoga sets, sports bras and leggings, and unisex hoodies. Men’s t-shirts and tracksuits are launching pre Christmas. weareuniqueapparel.com.

Urban Aran 


Waterford-based fashion designer Christine Murphy was inspired by the Waterford Walls initiative in her latest collection, and each individual knitwear piece is engineered so no extra yarn is used and avoids unnecessary cutting and sewing that cause wastage. urbanaran.com.

Vibes & Scribes 

Vibes & Scribes is a haven for booklovers and crafters alike, with secondhand books and upcycling products available for the eco-conscious, plus jigsaw puzzles, novelty gifts and games available for gifting. vibesandscribes.ie.

VicoWear 

This range of outerwear products inspired by the trend in outdoor living was established during the pandemic. Cyclists, walkers and hikers can choose from a range of reflective Hi-Viz Vests, while for swimmers there is a range of thermal robes and also several towelling ponchos. All inner linings, microfibre materials and packaging are made from recycled materials vicowear.com.

Vixi Gifting 

Based in Tipperary, they create bespoke corporate gift boxes for clients, staff, customers, events, etc. The gifts are contemporary, colourful, and full of hand-picked products from some amazing Irish and International brands. vixigifting.com.

We Make Good 

We Make Good offers high-quality gifts made by residents of direct provision, people with disabilities and marginalised communities. wemakegood.ie.

West Cork Casting Studio 

Maura O’Connell specialises in family keepsakes and deeply personal gifts. She started creating fingerprint jewellery during lockdown. A beautiful gift for Mum with her children’s prints, a love token between a couple or a way of staying in touch with loved ones abroad. Prints are easy to take at home. westcorkcastingstudio.ie.

West of Dingle 

West of Dingle’s sustainable sea salt range is hand-harvested on the Dingle Peninsula. They won gold at the Blas na hEireann awards. shuppy.ie.

Wild Design 

Supporting Irish brands and sustainable choices, the brains behind Wild Design wants to create a more sustainable, environmentally friendly and nurturing economy and society. wilddesign.ie.

Wild Fern 

Wild Fern Gift Box
Wild Fern Gift Box

Wild Fern offers a collection of gifts that support small Irish businesses, with the aim to be as sustainable as possible, from suppliers to packaging. It stocks Voya, Badly Made Books, McNutt of Donegal, Max Benjamin. wildfern.ie.

Wilde Irish Chocolate 

Using the most sustainable, quality local ingredients, Wilde Irish Chocolates also has tasty sugar and dairy-free and vegan-friendly options and uses compostable and biodegradable packaging. wildeirishchocolates.com.

The Wine Buff 

Six bottle Organic selection, comes presented in pine box, €96 from The Wine Buff
Six bottle Organic selection, comes presented in pine box, €96 from The Wine Buff

The Wine Buff has a varied offering of unusual wines to suit every budget and taste, from stocking fillers to curated wine boxes, such as the six-bottle organic section (€96). thewinebuff.com.

Whimsical Papercuts 

Hand cut paper art frames and crochet gifts at affordable prices. Most of the pieces are personalised and no machines are used in their making. Christmas cards with watercolour designs are also available. whimsicalpapercuts.bigcartel.com.

Wreaths By Aoife 

Wreaths by Aoife
Wreaths by Aoife

All wreaths by Aoife Killeen (from €75) are bespoke and handmade for every season. The website will continue to be restocked with Christmas pieces until late December. wreathsbyaoife.com.

ZZZANA 

ZZZANA’s range of 100% bamboo sleepwear is designed in Ireland. The sustainable fabric is naturally temperature-regulating, sweat-wicking, anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic. zzzana.com.

2022 Sea Studio Calendar 

Niall Meehan’s 2022 Sea Studio Calendar (€25) features images from his daily swims in the Irish Sea and is printed on paper made from seaweed. Seastudio.ie.

30 Seconds 

Want a new board game to play with the family this year? Cork-made 30 Seconds (€29.99) is a quick-thinking, fast-talking description game that is inspired by Irish and global popular culture.

Meet the Makers

The people behind some of the brands featured above chat about their brands, the products they think will be popular this Christmas and their plans for 2022

John Murray of Modern Botany 

John Murray and Dr Simon Jackson, Modern Botany
John Murray and Dr Simon Jackson, Modern Botany

It's been an exciting time of change for us as a company as we did, like other companies, struggle with the Covid crisis in that the stores of our retail partners were closed. But we turned our negative into a positive to allow our customers a user-friendly way to shop for our products direct to our website. We are now finding an increase in traffic to our website as our online tribe is growing.

I think that since the Covid crisis and also with Brexit consumers are looking closer to home for that perfect Christmas gift. Sustainability is for sure high on the consumer's list when choosing gifts. I think stripped back gifts without unnecessary packaging will be a big deciding factor.

Our signature multi-tasking oil which will be a sell-out again this Christmas, but also we are so excited to announce the launch of our two new high-performance skincare products ready for the Christmas market. I expect that these newbies will be our best sellers this Christmas.

We have 20 products ready to drop in the next two years. We will see more innovative plant-based products coming into line, like a high-performance night cream, day cream and a range of washes and new deodorants to add to the range. We will also be expanding our herb growing in our Modern Botany farm. We are delighted that all our new products feature our Modern Botany home-grown Calendula, Roman and German Chamomile along with our Irish Organic certified wild foraged West Cork seaweed.

Olivia Norman of Naivilo 

Olivia Norman
Olivia Norman

Naivilo has been in business since March 2020, just as the pandemic took hold of the world. I think that shopping locally and supporting both local and sustainable products will be here to stay. We have gotten used to having less and valuing what we have more which I really hope stays.

I have a lot of customers buying Naivilo giftsets as presents for family and friends as they want to introduce them to a new natural product that they wouldn't normally consider buying for themselves. I feel that once customers find businesses that they like and trust they are happy to buy from them regularly and tell others about them too. As customers, we are becoming a lot fussier about who we do business with.

Naivilo's prebiotic natural deodorant balm in the Trio Deo set will be very popular this Christmas as you get to try all three scents and can change them every day to suit your mood. They will last for six months for one person, or you can share a jar with someone too.

There are a lot of lovely things coming in 2022 as I have begun working with other wellness experts and will be collaborating in detox treatments and education too. I have a very exciting project happening with the Munster Technical University working with other scientists. Naivilo will be more visible in 2022 across social media and print media so I am very excited for this Christmas period as well as 2022.

Sharon Keegan of Peachylean 

Sharon Keegan
Sharon Keegan

Peachylean has been trading since 2019. Lockdowns and remote working saw the sales of activewear and athleisurewear boom over a 16 month period. Covid-19 impacted Peachylean positively, we grew our company by over 300% and scaled across Europe the US and Australia.

Supporting local is certainly something that's here to stay, while sustainability is now becoming a major deciding factor for customers and every day we get more and more questions around this. Online shopping has now come to the forefront with excellent next day delivery services and overall convenience for customers most consumers will buy online this year, which means less impulse buying and more direct purchasing.

Our hero product this Christmas is our Peachylean support wear legging with pockets. We have a fabulous new range just in time for Christmas that includes positive affirmation oversized tees and long oversized hoodies in a gorgeous range of Peachylean branded colours. We have long waiting lists for some of our products so we expect to sell out this year.

In 2022 we will treat our community to events around the country. We want everyone to be together again, we have all missed this too much so we will have a big push on the mental wellness aspect of our business by connecting our people together again with movement fun and all things Peachylean. We will invest and grow our UK & US community and help to support the everyday every body with our new range of products, encouraging them to live life in full colour with Peachylean.

Julie Peelo of PEELO 

PEELO Burgundy & Orange Stripe Leather Tote, €265
PEELO Burgundy & Orange Stripe Leather Tote, €265

PEELO was launched last September and whilst launching in a pandemic wasn't the plan the support and feedback from customers has been incredible. I think there is and will continue to be a push to support Irish design and brands and to support the local economy this Christmas. When creating a brand today, it should be built on a foundation of sustainability, which is the case with PEELO. Fast fashion can have negative impacts on our environment and I strive to create pieces that people will love and cherish.

PEELO is about creating modern pieces that are designed to last. Everything is designed by me and made with top European manufacturers. There are two standout styles for me: my Simple & Stripe leather totes, which are perfect for back to work and carrying laptops in and out of the office as well as my smaller crossbody styles for when you want to be hands-free. They are all available in an array of colours and leathers. Another new addition for me this winter is my new recycled wool beanie for €30, it's perfect for winter walks and school runs and an ideal gift for yourself or for a friend.

Setting up and launching my own label has long been a dream of mine after designing accessories for big brands in Europe and the US. I'm planning to continue building my collection and add some more accessories to the collection, possibly some men's bags and a wallet, so watch this space.

Aimee Connolly of Sculpted 

 Aimee Connolly. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Aimee Connolly. Picture: Brian McEvoy

We are in business for four-and-a-half years and have seen amazing growth in that time. Naturally, like all businesses Covid-19 had an impact but we were very fortunate to be in a position where we were set up online so our business was able to keep going when footfall was down in stores. Overall we pivoted massively online and managed to keep up engagement and our customer community.

We definitely find sustainability a big topic in consumers' minds this year more so than others. I think people are always very good to support Irish, we are very lucky with our kind loyal consumer base. We definitely see a slight shift in the style of buying, so for example we see an uplift in the more glamorous products such as lipsticks, liners and eye products for that dressed up look versus last year when things were a little more modest and natural.

We have just launched our Christmas collection that we worked so hard on so we definitely see those taking priority this quarter and I truly believe from the different price points to offering inside the gifts there really is something for everyone.

For 2022 we will have some more amazing products join our line up as well as a focus on new markets and our general international expansion approach. Here's to a hopefully busy next year!

Christine Murphy of Urban Aran 

Urban Aran pullover, €265
Urban Aran pullover, €265

I founded Urban Aran three years ago, creating luxury throws and textiles for the hotel and hospitality industry. I pivoted at the start of Covid, making linen face masks and scarves and transitioned into fashion with the launch of my first fashion collection a few weeks ago This is my debut fashion collection and we focus on natural fibres only in our knitwear, in our packaging and in our mailler bags, which are 100% compostable. We make in small batch production and I have seen already the support for local Irish designers among shoppers.

Our design influence has been the Waterford Walls street art programme and urban art in all its forms. My oversized brick design cardigan and my sweater vest have been very popular as you can tuck a tee or shirt underneath them.

Coming in 2022 is a small knitted collection in my urban art theme, containing different and exciting designs using musing free (no harm to the animal) superfine merino wool.

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