12 AMAZING Irish Christmas Gift Ideas For Everyone In Your Life

We’re now all counting down the days to Christmas! The shops are packed and people are busy buying and wrapping presents in time for the 25th.

Our little emerald isle has so many amazing products and talented companies that there is no excuse not to shop local this Christmas.

A bonus of shopping local is that the shipping and postage usually is less complicated which is exactly what you want this time of year.

With this in mind, we’ve put together a little gift guide to get you started on shopping Irish.

1. Hairy Baby T-Shirts

When we think of Irish branded products, we tend to think of Shamrocks. Kerryman Daragh Murphy, founder and owner of Hairy Baby, set out to change that perception when he set up the online clothing company in 2005.

Now, as well as t-shirts, they’ve moved onto accessories, baby clothes, hoodies and mugs.

Thirteen years later, operating out of Cork, Hairy Baby is still going strong. It’s the perfect gift for someone who enjoys a laugh or maybe a family member who has emigrated and wants a t-shirt that is uniquely Irish.

They have a whole section dedicated to Fr. Ted products. Their most popular t-shirt this year features a picture of Darth Vadar with the lettering: Is Mise D’Athair.

Check out their site: HERE

2. Fun Products From Miggle D Giggles 

You can’t help but smile when you see this adorable plush, pint-sized Irish president. He lives up to the nickname, giggling when you squeeze his stomach.

It’s the perfect little gift for your patriotic kid or friend and, what makes this present even better, is that a portion of funds raised go to CMRF Crumlin. CMRF Crumlin is the fundraising body for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Ireland’s largest paediatric hospital and the National Children’s Research Centre.

Check out their site: HERE

3. Amazing Smells From Celtic Candles

Candles make the perfect stocking filler for your mam, granny or auntie. Why not buy Irish this Christmas and pick up a Celtic Candle. It was established in 1993, by James and Gerry Stewart, a father and son team, and it is still a family run Irish business.

Regardless of where you live in Ireland, delivery is only €6. They also do Christmas Gift Boxes, which is excellent for those who want a nice pre-packaged box.

There’s bound to be something for everyone, from a wide range of scents to choose from, such as White Jasmine and Fresh Cotton to Fresh Lemon and Tea Tree. They also make diffusers, body oil and lip balms.

Check out their site: HERE

4. Gym Plus Coffee Clothes

Founded by 3 Irish lads, this fitness brand is well made and focuses on those of us who work out and be able to grab coffee in the same clothes after. They have a range of Christmas Gift Ideas on their site to help you out.

As well as clothing, they also do beanies, stylish water bottles and keep cups. The Irish brand is also available in the UK, and by mid-2019, the company plans to expand further into the Canadian and Australian market.

Check out their site: HERE 

5. Blank Canvas Cosmetics

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Makeup lovers can never have too many makeup brushes. Surprise someone with new brushes this Christmas from Blank Canvas Cosmetics, based in Galway. Founded in 2011, they have expanded to a range of over 150 affordable styles of brush tools.

Check out their site of stockists. They do some great gift sets so you even if you feel clueless about makeup or where to start shopping for brushes, they’ll have you covered.

Check out their site: HERE

6. The Irish Fairy Door Company

With offices in Dublin, this magical fairy door is the perfect present to keep the magic in your home alive after your Elf on the Shelf has to head back to the North Pole.

Sold worldwide, as far away as South Africa and Australia, check out their website for their long list of stockists.

Those at the Irish Fairy Door Company firmly believe that all children deserve a fairy door which is not only a door for your fairy to live behind in your home but a gateway to endless imaginative play.

Check out their product on Amazon: HERE 

7. Jewellery from Chupi

No doubt, you’ve probably already heard of this award-winning beautiful Irish jewellery brand. Founded by Wicklow woman Chupi Sweetman in 2013, this brand of jewellery, inspired by wild and natural things, has gone from strength to strength.

Christmas shoppers will be delighted to hear this Irish brand ships free worldwide and they have a 100-day return policy.

Check out their site: HERE

8. Bushmills Black Bush & Glass Pack

Whiskey lovers will love this gift idea. Bushmills Distillery is the world’s oldest distillery and it produces a number of excellent whiskeys including Bushmills Black Bush.

Bushmills Black Bush is an Irish Whiskey that combines a high amount of malt whiskey matured in former Oloroso Sherry casks with a sweet, batch-distilled grain whiskey.

This unique recipe means Black Bush has rich, fruity notes and a deep intense character, balanced by an incredibly unique smoothness. It’s best enjoyed neat or over ice.

This gift includes an amazing glass which is perfect for someone who appreciates Irish Whiskey.

You can find out more or buy it: HERE

9. Travel Inspiration For Those Planning An Irish Trip

Perfect for those planning a road trip around Ireland in the new year or those who love the site and want to discover new places to pin to the map.

We released The Irish Bucket List one year ago and since then, it has become a bestseller on Amazon in the Irish travel category.

The Irish Bucket List is an inspiring, enthusiastic and insightful guide to help you discover the best sites that Ireland has to offer.

From climbing Ireland’s tallest mountain to a pint in Ireland’s oldest pub, this book offers a brief overview of the best things you can do on this magical island.

This book is perfect for someone who wants to see the best places in Ireland but doesn’t know where to begin. It is a stimulating, concise and informative guide of the 101 best places to see in Ireland.

You can find out more or buy it: HERE

10. Home Comforts From X Pat Parcels

This is the perfect present for expat friends and family living abroad who want a taste of Ireland this Christmas! You can send a ready-made package or also make up your own custom parcel to send off, choosing from nostalgic inducing Irish brands, such as Barry’s Tea, Bisto gravy, Dairy Milk chocolate, Flahavan’s porridge and many more.

There is also a €2 donation to Temple Street Foundation for each parcel sold in December. Finally, you’ll be delighted to hear they offer express international shopping.

Check out their site: HERE

11. Storytelling Fun With Rory’s Story Cubes

This is another brilliant popular Irish toy that focuses on imagination, through the art of storytelling. For long car journeys or cosy nights in with the family, Rory’s Story Cubes are the perfect alternative to screen time and a great way to wake up imaginations of kids and adults alike.

The cubes actually originated as a creative problem-solving tool for adults, way back in 2004. The aim of the game is to roll the cubes and create a story by linking together the images that face you.

You can now get branded Story Cubes, such as Scooby Doo and Batman, which can get your kids thinking what might happen to their favourite characters off screen.

Check it out on Amazon

12. Fashion Items By Betty + Biddy

This Irish jewellery brand screams high fashion. Their earrings and necklaces are commonly sported by Irish bloggers and they make brilliant statement pieces. Despite their popularity, their gorgeous designs won’t break the bank and they also do a roulette discount code for every shopper.

It’s a great gift for the women in your life who want their jewellery to stand out. They also have everyday pieces that make the perfect addition to any outfit.

On their site, you can find a range of some of their favourite items, really beautiful jewellery, grouped together to help you choose this Christmas.

Check out their site: HERE

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