It’s that time of year when Mammies up and down the country start to prepare for Christmas; stocking up on gifts, baking puddings and Christmas cakes and getting busy doing all the work that goes in to making a Christmas special time for families! When it comes to gifts, we are helping with our annual gift guide to give you gals some inspiration to make gifting that little bit easier!
Want to treat someone to the gift of relaxation? The Luxe Spa at Four Seasons Hotel in Carlingford is one of our fave spots for a spa day (or weekend!). Set in beautiful Carlingford, the hotel is cosy, the staff friendly and the spa is fabulous. The treatments are excellent and the Thermal Suite is a must visit. Buy Gift Vouchers Here
Looking for something snuggly to gift someone, or to treat yourself? How about a Wooliee, we love them, perfect on cold winter days! Lovely as a Christmas gift too and watch out for new styles coming soon….
We like to promote Irish companies as much as possible and Gardiner Family Apothecary is one of our favourites. Perfect for sensitive skin, well priced, excellent quality and made in Co Louth, Ireland. See more HERE
We have been fans of Irish Dental care brand Spotlight Oral Care for years and are delighted to see they have come out with an advent calendar this year! Jam packed with goodies to help give you the brightest smile, this is a fab gift for those who love to look after their pearly whites! See Here
From the clever people who brought us Freddy Jeans, comes Malena Shirts for men. They look like a normal shirt but have a secret zip under the buttons, so they act like a corset for guys but look like a regular shirt! See Here
For anyone who loves to be active and sporty, or wants to improve their health & fitness in 2023, the new FitBit 4 is a perfect gift. Packed with extras, this is the way to inspire anyone to get their 10,000 steps a day!
We can’t forget about the pets at Christmas time, Westgate Vets in Drogheda & Laytown have loads of great gift ideas for your pet pooch, cat, bunny or whatever little pet you have at home. Check them out HERE
The Brick Room is one of our fave cafes in Balbriggan. Their food yummy to sit in and they also do takeaways, which are perfect for office lunches and family & friend gatherings. They do gift vouchers too! See HERE
Cork based Azure Jewellery has lots of beautiful jewellery that would make perfect gifts for Christmas. From wedding pieces, to communion jewellery to everyday pieces, we love this fab Irish jewellery collection. See Here
Irish make-up brand Sculpted By Aimee is going from strength to strength adding gorgeous pieces to their stunning range. Perfect for popping into stockings this Christmas! Check out the bundles, such great value on those!
Regatta in Ilac SC is a fab spot for picking up some winter & sporty clothing. We are fan of the Dare2B range, the Jermaine Jenas & Laura Whitmore collections are especially good for gifting this Christmas! See HERE
The National Concert Hall in Dublin always has something fun going on and a gift voucher is a wonderful gift because it gives the choice of which show or event to attend. You can buy NCH gift vouchers Here
For sport & exercise lovers, the Runderwear collection is an ab fab gift idea. Their bras, pants and socks for women are a revelation, I’ve been a devout customer since I first tried them a few years ago and now my hubby swears by the mens range for when he’s playing football. Say goodbye to chafing and hello to comfort & support! See Here
Discover our selection of NUXE box sets, ideal gifts or to treat yourself this Christmas! See HERE
Love to gift a book for Christmas? Here are some of our faves this winter from Dubray Books…. Arlene Hunt, a gripping crime thriller. Donal Skehan, Eat, Live, Go – family friendly tasty recipes. Graham Norton, another twisty drama set in West Cork. The much talked about book from Bono and Roddy Collins new hilarious autobiography!
Experience The World’s Game this Christmas with EA SPORTS FIFA 23, featuring ground-breaking next-gen HyperMotion2 Technology that elevates every moment on the pitch and extends its Unrivalled Authenticity with the Most Advanced Gameplay, Inclusive Content, Cross-play features, and Deepest Modes in Franchise History. Also for the first time ever, FIFA 23 will feature Women’s club teams incl. the Barclays Women’s Super League and Division 1 Arkema, making it the perfect gift for boys and girls this Christmas.
Gorgeous hair brushes from Irish brand FARO help you get salon styled hair at home! Their silk pillowcases protect your hair while you sleep! Love that these are #GuaranteedIrish too. Beautiful stocking filler!
Love to buy Irish and fab online Virgo Boutique is one of our fave Irish stores, their clothing is superb quality and the prices are excellent. They have the most beautiful Gift boxes again this year and at the moment, get 20% off with code FLASH20 I have a set myself and can tell you the quality & boxed presentation is gorgeous!
Create a lovely scent around your home with Irish made candles, diffusers, hand lotions and handwashes from Brooke & Shoals. Gorgeous for gifting too!
Having family or friends over for Christmas dinner? How about investing in some new tableware, cutlery and homewares. Belleek Living have so many beautiful homewares to choose from, here are some of our favourites (they would be perfect for gifting, especially the cutlery & tableware to someone in a new home!)
Much loved Irish chocolate brand Lír Chocolates have some gorgeous gift boxes this season, some of our faves are the Champagne truffles, Hazelnut covered chocs, Salted Caramel truffles and the exquisite Lír boxed collections.
Be Kind Apparel is an Irish company, based in Cork who make sustainable, environmentally kind tshirts, sweatshirts and hoodies. I have been wearing one of their sky blue sweatshirts and it is so soft, so comfy and its nice to know its made in a good way, kind to the environment and sustainable. It looks good too I think! See the range HERE