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Shop local and support Irish with our BIG Christmas gift guide
Discover plenty of great Christmas gift ideas for friends and family.
There’s nothing like seeing a smile spread over someone’s face as they unwrap a unique gift chosen with care. And even better if it’s a reminder of a favourite Irish place to visit, from a colourful print of Dublin’s Poolbeg Chimneys to a voucher for an incredible cruise along the River Shannon.

Check out our BIG Christmas guide to shopping local with 47 gift ideas you can buy in store and online.

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1 | Donegal Designer Makers

With many of the designs inspired by local landscapes, Donegal Designer Makers feature incredible fashion, crafts and jewellery. Marvel at the work of talented batik artist, Fiona Higgins, who brings the dramatic wilds of Donegal to life and check out print designer Laura Buchanan who has a brilliant Donegal Bucket List calendar and cards with the real Donegal lingo.

A Donegal Bucket List calendar is sure to delight this Christmas.

Photo credit: @laurabuchanandesigns

A Donegal Bucket List calendar is sure to delight this Christmas.

2 | Wild Atlantic Crafts

If you’re looking for something special for a loved one this Christmas, check out Wild Atlantic Crafts. You can pick up luxury woollen throws, origami designs, breathtaking sculptures, vibrant paintings and framed prints made in the spectacular county of Donegal.

Origami mobile from Wild Atlantic Crafts, Donegal
Find eye-catching origami at Wild Atlantic Crafts.

3 | Café Rua

Treat family and friends to the flavours of the West with a hamper from Café Rua in CastlebarMayo. Feast on smoked salmon, sheep’s cheese and sumptuous chocolates, or let the Café Rua team take care of Christmas dessert with trays of mince pies and the amazing Rua trifle.

Order a Bosca Rua, a hamper filled with all your favourites.

Photo credit: @ruacaferua

Order a Bosca Rua, a hamper filled with all your favourites.

4 | Little Green Growers

Order some organic Irish plants for your green-fingered family members from Little Green Growers nursery. The Galway business has a brilliant selection of packages including Granny/Granda & Me and Hope Blossoms, and their free Garden Guru service answers any question you have about looking after your plants. 

A plant growing kit from Little Green Growers, Galway
Pick up a plant package from Little Green Growers.

5 | 2 Wild Geese

Pick up something special at 2 Wild Geese, a Galway-based business showcasing the best of local art and design. Brighten up someone's walls with a colourful print by Sketches by Lundy or gift a one of a kind ceramic like the Connemara Raindrop or the delicate Boxeen tealight holder. 

Colourful interpretation of Fastnet Rocks by Séamus Lundon.

Photo credit: @sketchesbylundy

Colourful interpretation of Fastnet Rocks by Séamus Lundon.

6 | Moher Cottage

The family-run Moher Cottage is one of Clare’s well-known spots. Just south of the Cliffs of Moher beside St. Brigid’s Well, this quaint cottage has puppy dog money boxes and dolls for the little ones, while books by Irish authors and boutique soaps are great gifts for friends. When you’re shopping, pick up some of their amazing artisan fudge – you won’t regret it.

7 | Red Bank Food Company

Get a basket filled with fresh Red Bank Food Company seafood delivered to your door. With sweet Pacific oysters, wild Atlantic clams and tasty mussels, the Clare company takes orders from every corner of Ireland. Based in picturesque New Quay, their seafood is caught sustainably from glorious Galway Bay.

8 | Treaty City Brewery

Born from a pure passion for good beer, the crew at Treaty City Brewery in Limerick make some of Ireland’s tastiest ales and lagers. There’s lots to choose from including their original brew, Harris Pale Ale, and limited edition beers. Pick up a mix and match box for your friends this Christmas or give a gift card and let them choose their favourites.

9 | Three Drams

Delight your whiskey connoisseur friend with a fresh take on the whiskey tasting experience thanks to a subscription from Cork company Three Drams. Three Irish whiskey drams are delivered to your door every month alongside a virtual tasting session with founders, makers and distillers – the gift that keeps on giving.

10 | The Fish Kitchen

If seafood is your thing and you live in Cork, a meal from The Fish Kitchen is a great way to celebrate the start of the Christmas holidays. Treat someone special to a delicious meal and pick up a three course meal for two which includes the famed Fish Kitchen brown bread and a bottle of house wine.

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11 | Badly Made Books

Surprise the sustainable friend in your life with a Badly Made Books present. 

Contrary to their name, the Cork City company makes fantastic notebooks, journals and planners from recycled materials. Score top marks for a thoughtful gift and help the planet at the same time, what’s not to love about that?

Pick up a recycled paper notebook from Badly Made Books.

Photo credit: @badlymadebooks

Pick up a recycled paper notebook from Badly Made Books.

12 | Frank Hederman

A familiar face in Cork City, Frank Hederman has dedicated almost 40 years of his life to perfecting the art of skilfully smoking salmon. This is a real treat for the Christmas breakfast table.

Adding the finishing touches to salmon at Frank Hederman salmon, Cork
Enjoy delicious smoked salmon from Frank Hederman.

13 | Iseult McCormack

Mixed media artist Iseult McCormack runs an online shop selling hand painted scarves that pop with splashes of vibrant colour. 

Working mainly with silk in beautiful Wicklow, no two of Iseult’s scarfs are the same thanks to her painting process – this is the definition of a unique gift.

A multicoloured scarf made by Iseult Creative, Wicklow
Add a splash of colour to your Christmas thanks to Iseult McCormack.

14 | Taste Wexford

Savour the amazing flavours of Ireland’s Ancient East this Christmas with a tempting food hamper. Tuck into cheese and chutney from Taste Wexford’s After Dinner Box or take dinner to the next level with the huge Honey Pot Hamper which includes potato gin, bacon jam, Wexford honey and a slab of creamy chocolate.

A selection of drinks and food from Taste Wexford, Wexford
Gift your family and friends to a Taste Wexford hamper.

15 | Butterslip Gift Shop

Brimming with charm, Butterslip Gift Shop has a wonderful selection of unique presents. 

Pick up a bobble cashmere hat for your best friend, a dinosaur night light for your niece or nephew, or buy yourself a little treat from the Kilkenny business and decorate your bedside table with a beautiful jewellery box.

Rainbow brights at Butterslip in Kilkenny.

Photo credit: @butterslip_kilkenny

Rainbow brights at Butterslip in Kilkenny.

16 | Angelina’s Artventures

Bring the Irish language into the conversation around the Christmas tree this year with some gifts from Angelina’s Artventures, a novel way of brushing up on our national language.

Check out the Kildare company and send greeting cards as Gaeilge to friends and family abroad or get a t-shirt with a popular Irish saying for your favourite Gaeilgeoir.

A stitch bound book at Angelina Artventures, Kildare
Find quirky gifts at Angelina's Artventures.

17 | The Nude Wine Co.

Introduce the wine lover in your life to The Nude Wine Co. an online shop stocking organic and biodynamic wines. The Kildare company has an impressive wine list with reds, whites, rosés and sparkling options from different regions around the world. Gift a friend a voucher for the DIY wine course and you’ll have an expert sommelier in your life by the new year.

18 | Soilse Candles

We all know someone who adores candles and a candle making workshop from Louth-based Soilse Candles is a pretty special gift. They also have beautiful gift boxes bursting with aromatic scents, fragrant diffusers and mini candles.

19 | Sarah McKenna Ceramics

If you want to tell someone how much they mean to you but can’t find the right words, Sarah McKenna Ceramics is here to help.

Based in Louth, Sarah uses patterns, colour and text to share subtle messages with many of her prints featuring Irish sayings and quotes. Make sure to have a look at her porcelain Christmas decorations, pieces to hand down from generation to generation.

Irish pottery handmade in Dundalk, Co Louth.

Photo credit: @sarahmckenna

Irish pottery handmade in Dundalk, Co Louth.

20 | Nook and Cranny

Discover Nook and Cranny where you’ll find a treasure trove of Irish gifts to buy online. 

The Portlaoise shop has some lovely presents with festive decorations, lambswool baby blankets and framed wall prints. Check out the Made in Laois and Made in Ireland sections and support local this Christmas.

Oxmantown skincare from Nook and Cranny in Laois.

Photo credit: @nookandcrannygiftshop

Oxmantown skincare from Nook and Cranny in Laois.

21 | King's Forge Glass

In Monaghan, Grace Brennan at King's Forge Glass creates one-off glass fused crafts in her rural workshop, a former blacksmith's forge set into the idyllic countryside. Her decorative candle sconces and colourful cocktail stirrers make the perfect gift.

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22 | The Olde Post Inn

Enjoy seasonal produce in The Olde Post Inn, prepared by award winning chef Gearoid Lynch. With a modern Irish menu of seared scallops and roast lamb, the boutique restaurant in Cavan is famed for its hearty food. The gift of a meal is always appreciated, take a look at their delicious dishes.

Christmas decorations in the dining room of The Olde Post Inn, Cavan
Savour delicious food at The Olde Post Inn.

23 | Dead Centre Brewing

Here’s the perfect present for any craft beer fan. Made by a team of friends and family, Dead Centre Brewing’s beers have a fantastic reputation. You can choose from IPAs, pale ales and porters in limited edition cans, growlers and even beer hampers. 

Based in Athlone but with all goods available online, don't miss their glitter beer – guaranteed sparkles this Christmas.

A brewer leading a guiding tasting for two people in Dead Centre Brewing, Athlone, Westmeath
Order some tasty craft beers from Dead Centre Brewing.

24 | Celtic Roots Studio

It’s difficult to buy a present for the person who has everything, but a sculpture carved from a piece of 5,000-year-old Roscommon bogwood should do the trick. The talented team at Celtic Roots Studio have a gift for every budget with jewellery, ornaments and unique wish stones.

Bog oak art from Celtic Roots Studio, Roscommon
Amaze your friends with a gift that's 5,000 years old.

25 | Black Hen Designs

Making framed pictures of dogs, birds and the Roscommon wildlife, Black Hen Designs is a great gift for the animal lover in your life. They have all kinds of shapes and sizes so if you want to go all out, you could select several prints – the start of an amazing gallery wall.

26 | Shannon River

Give the gift of a Shannon River voucher so your friend or family member can set sail on the Shannon River and experience the region's natural beauty.

Vouchers are valid until November 2022, so there is plenty of time to plan the perfect holiday with our On the Water page.

Boats on the River Shannon on a clear day with a mountain in the background
Discover the magic of Ireland's Hidden Heartlands.

27 | Button Girl

Taking a household object like buttons and turning them into creative works of art is how Jane Walsh spends her time at Button Studio, her thriving business in Westmeath

Pick up one of Jane’s vibrant pieces, a lovely gift for any new homeowner, and if you want to add some colour to your Christmas tree, pop her Button Angel decoration into your online shopping basket.

28 | Roy Humphreys Woodturner

Coming from a long line of woodworkers, Roy Humphreys Woodturner is the place to go for Christmas gifts with a difference. 

Working with ash and beech in Leitrim, Roy turns, carves and polishes wood to create pens, bowls and statement homeware pieces, guaranteed to have everyone asking where you purchased them.

29 | Brookfield Farm

Straight from the fields of Brookfield Farm to under the Christmas tree this year, choose from a range of sustainable gifts. Soothing balms made with beeswax from the Tipperary farm, hand dipped dinner candles and gorgeous gift boxes are just some of the treats you can buy online. For a once in a lifetime gift, share the joy of beekeeping with a Hiveshare.

30 | Wilde Irish Chocolates

For a foolproof gift this Christmas, check out Wilde Irish Chocolates in Clare and order the Happiness in a Box hamper. Cosy up with a decadent hot chocolate and munch on berry fudge, cranberry swirl white chocolate and chocolate drops. There’s also a great selection of dairy-free goods so your vegan friends won’t miss out. 

Two young kids and a woman looking at a tray of chocolates in Wilde Chocolates, Co. Clare
Don't miss out on a treat from Wilde Irish Chocolates.

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31 | Hampers and Co

Enjoy a taste of the capital with a Hampers and Co. gift basket. Indulge in Butler’s Chocolates, handmade cheeses and craft whiskey distilled in Dublin’s Golden Triangle. If you want to send someone living abroad a taste of home, check out the hampers stuffed with quintessential Irish treats.

Wines, cheese and treats from Hamper and Co. Christmas Hamper
Treat someone special to an amazing spread from Hamper and Co.

32 | We Make Good

Not only are you supporting a small local business when you buy from We Make Good, but you’re also helping people facing social challenges develop new skills and find employment. There’s printed makeup bags, linen aprons, cute espresso cups and a special shout out to the copper water jug – a stylish addition to any dining room table.

33 | Sheridan’s Cheesemongers

Is there a more welcome sight on Christmas Day than a cheeseboard in the middle of the table after a wonderful meal with friends and family? Sheridan’s Cheesemongers on South Anne’s Street in Dublin, and across the country, is a one-stop-shop for cheese lovers with hampers, cheeseboards, wines and vouchers. Now you just need to figure out what to pick…

A selection of cheeses available from Sheridan's Cheesemongers, Dublin
No Christmas is complete without a savoury cheeseboard.

34 | Gutter Bookshop

Along the cobbled streets of Temple Bar is Gutter Bookshop who champion the work of Irish authors and source the latest and greatest books from across the globe. Check out the Dublin Book Festival section for their favourite books by Dublin writers or call them up for a recommendation for your bookworm friend.

Christmas favourites at the Gutter Bookshop on Cow's Lane, Dublin.

Photo credit: @gutterbookshop

Christmas favourites at the Gutter Bookshop on Cow's Lane, Dublin.

35 | Irish Design Shop

Showcasing Ireland’s most exciting designers and makers, Irish Design Shop is the place to go for gifts to make someone smile this Christmas. Choose from oodles of talented designers with jewellery inspired by Irish landscapes and self-care giftboxes of candles, scents and soaps.

Various scarfs in Irish Design Shop, Dublin
Find the perfect gift at the Irish Design Shop.

36 | Laughter Lounge

If you've missed live gigs and events the Christmas Party Box from Laughter Lounge is a fantastic Christmas gift. Filled with craft beers, Irish snacks and performances and games from 12 comedians who always bring the house down with their hysterical gags, this is a great night’s craic guaranteed.

37 | Take The Cake

You might be familiar with Take The Cake from seeing founder Krissy Gibson make regular TV appearances. Put in an order for the salted caramel cakes, flourless chocolate peanut butter ganache or mocha cupcakes and be the most popular person in the house this Christmas.

38 | Mummy Cooks

Check out Mummy Cooks where you can pick up weaning pots for new mums, recipe books for family friendly dishes and food flasks for parents on the go. Have a look at Mummy Cook’s Academy, there’s some great online courses and parents of fussy eaters will thank you later.

39 | The Rediscovery Centre

Do your bit for the environment and discover unique presents at the Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun. Tap into the preloved trend and check out their range of upcycled furniture and secondhand bikes. There’s lots of cool hampers too – the Sustainable Home Hamper filled with cleaning products is a must for the Mrs Hinch fan in your life.

40 | Jam Art Factory

Support Irish artists this Christmas by purchasing a print from Jam Art Factory in Dublin 2. Admire the work of established names such as Fuschia MacAree, Maser and Sean Hillen while choosing from images of iconic Dublin locations and colourful fun prints.

Message in a bottle cards by Alljoy Design at the Jam Art Factory, Dublin.

Photo credit: @jam_art_factory

Message in a bottle cards by Alljoy Design at the Jam Art Factory, Dublin.

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41 | Design Ireland

Take a look at Design Ireland, a directory of talented Irish crafters and the perfect place to support Irish this Christmas. Find custom rug makers, independent fashion designers and gifted jewellers from every corner of the country.

42 | Gifted from Ireland

Curating beautiful Irish gifts from talented makers, producers and designers for over 40 years, the team at Gifted from Ireland know a thing or two about finding unique Irish gifts. Foodies love the savoury jelly gift packs; eco-conscious friends are fans of the organic perfume oils and there’s some fun games for kids too.

43 | Shop in Ireland Facebook group

A quick social media search turns up lots of local businesses, and the Shop in Ireland Facebook page is a great place to start. While searching for a Christmas gift, you’ll discover up and coming artists or even stumble upon Ireland’s next big photographer.

44 | Original Irish Hotels

For a smash hit gift this year, order a voucher from Original Irish Hotels. After over a year of having to stay home, gifting someone a special staycation is a fantastic idea. From decadent castles to stylish city hotels, luxurious spa stays to romantic getaways, there’s so much choice when it comes to incredible breaks away in Ireland.

45 | Ireland’s Blue Book

A voucher for a stay in any of the handpicked romantic hotels and getaways in Ireland’s Blue Book is a genius gift for any couple. With waterside stays in cosy cabins, memorable nights in countryside castles and magnificent visits to manor homes, you’ll discover some of the most amazing places in Ireland through this gift.

Ireland Blue Book Voucher surrounded by candles and glitter
Give the gift of an unforgettable getaway with Ireland's Blue Book.

46 | Good Food Ireland

Ireland is renowned for its foodie experiences and dining out is something we all enjoy. A voucher from Good Food Ireland allows you to choose from over 300 restaurants, cookery schools and hotels and is the perfect opportunity to gather and celebrate with friends and family.

47 | Follow #ChampionGreen for unique gift ideas

Have you spotted #ChampionGreen on Instagram? This social media campaign gets behind small Irish businesses and a quick scroll of the hashtag reveals a whole host of wonderful gift ideas. It’s time to get shopping…

Support Irish this Christmas

We can support some of our favourite places in the Wild Atlantic WayIreland’s Ancient EastIreland’s Hidden Heartlands and Visit Dublin with these great gift ideas. Shop local, support Irish and get into the festive spirit – Christmas 2021 is sure to be a special one.

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