Top 20 local Irish Christmas gift ideas in 2020

This year it is more important than ever to support local so here are our top 20 local Irish Christmas gift ideas in 2020.

There are so many talented Irish creators and business owners who sell unique pieces that would make the perfect gifts for your loved ones this Christmas.

From jewellery to artwork, grooming products to homeware, there is so much to choose from when you’re shopping local.

Not only will buying local mean you get unique gifts for your friends and family, but you’ll also be making a huge difference for local business owners across Ireland.

So if you’re on the hunt for some fabulous presents for your loved ones, check out our top 20 local Irish Christmas gifts in 2020.

20. Flax Fox Designs – beautiful sketches of local landmarks

Flax Fox Designs for stunning sketches of Irish landmarks.
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Flax Fox Designs is the brainchild of Danielle Morgan, an artist and illustrator living in Northern Ireland.

As well as her original artwork, her beautiful sketches of local landmarks and buildings can be found on tea towels, bags, shirts, cards, prints, and mugs.

More info: HERE

19. Laoise Art – for one of a kind pieces made in Ireland

Irish Christmas gift ideas include Laoise Art works.
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Laoise Nugent-Burke is the Dublin-based founder of Laoise Art, and she creates beautiful one of a kind pieces that would look amazing in any Irish household.

Her works included Celtic humour framed prints, original art that takes inspiration from the island of Ireland, and limited edition prints.

More info: HERE

18. Dublin Doors Prints by Rachel Corcoran – for the Dublin lover

Stunning Dublin Doors Prints by Rachel Corcoran.
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Rachel Corcoran is a freelance illustrator and designer from Dublin. As well as personal commissions, we think her beautiful Dublin doors prints would be the perfect present for anyone who is a lover of Ireland’s capital city.

More info: HERE

17. Póg Jewellery by Melissa Curry – reclaiming the Irish word

Póg Jewellery is one of our top Irish Christmas gift ideas.
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Póg is the Irish word for kiss, and it was this that inspired jeweller Melissa Curry to create her beautiful Póg bracelets and jewellery line.

Hailed as the new alternative to the Claddagh ring, Póg jewellery is the perfect gift to show your love this Christmas.

More info: HERE

16. Irish landmark mugs – start your day with an Irish coffee

Irish landmark mugs are the perfect gift for anyone.

A mug is a staple Christmas gift for everyone – so if you’re looking an Irish themed Christmas gift, our Ireland Before You Die mugs are the perfect present!

Whether you want a mug to remind you of your favourite Irish city while you’re drinking your morning coffee or a Full Irish Breakfast mug for your tea to accompany your fry, there are plenty of great mugs to choose from.

More info: HERE

15. Hazel Mountain Chocolates – for the chocolate lover in your life

Irish Christmas gift ideas include Hazel Mountain Chocolates.
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Hazel Mountain Chocolates is a Burren based chocolatier, which has been making waves on the chocolate scene since its conception in 2014.

The unique chocolate making process means that every stage from bean to bar is undertaken on-site, so it’s the perfect luxury treat for the chocolate lover in your life.

More info: HERE

14. Scratchable Map Ireland – for the wanderluster

Scratchable Maps Ireland is the perfect gift for anyone who loves the Emerald Isle.
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Tipperary artist Cian Corcoran hand draws these stunning scratchable maps of Ireland, which are the perfect way to document your travels around the Emerald Isle.

Whether you know someone who loves a staycation or a friend from further afield who loves to visit Ireland, these scratchable maps are perfect for lovers of Ireland.

More info: HERE

13. MAN Grooming Belfast – grooming products for him and her

MAN Grooming Belfast have plenty of Irish Christmas gift ideas.
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We all know someone who needs a bit of a pamper and these grooming sets from MAN Grooming Belfast are the perfect gift for them.

With a variety of different options, including aromatherapy gift sets, hair care sets, skincare sets, and much more, you’ll have plenty to choose from.

More info: HERE

12. Ard aLume Stained Glass Gifts – perfect Irish homeware

Ard aLume Stained Glass Gifts are a great choice.
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Ard aLume is an Irish-owned business specializing in gorgeous stained glass gifts that can be used as wall decorations or window ornaments to allow the light to shine through.

Featuring iconic Irish designs such as the Triquetra, the Shamrock, and the Celtic Cross, these stained glass ornaments are the perfect gift to bring an Irish feel into your home.

More info: HERE

11. Só Soy Candles – the perfect gift

So Soy Candles are one of the best Irish Christmas gift ideas.
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As 2020 has seen us spend much more time in our houses than usual, it is super important that where we live is somewhere that makes us feel happy and relaxed.

With that in mind, Só Soy candles, wax melts, and reed diffusers hand-poured by Hannah on the North Coast of Northern Ireland would make the perfect gift to bring a sense of calm to your indoor space. Plus, they’re vegan!

More info: HERE

10. My Wild Atlantic Kitchen Recipe Book – for the budding chef

My Wild Atlantic Kitchen is a great Irish recipe book.
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Maura O’Connell Foley is the Kenmare-based author of My Wild Atlantic Kitchen.

The book features Maura’s favourite recipes she has learnt from working over six decades in the industry and is inspired by her ethos of keeping food simple and using the best local ingredients.

More info: HERE

9. Irish Weather Tiles by Alanna Plekkenpol – we love to talk about the weather in Ireland

Irish Christmas gift ideas include Irish weather tiles by Alanna Plekkenpol.
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Alanna is a County Wicklow based artist who creates beautiful artwork on tiles. Inspired by traditional Dutch Delft tiles, each design combines traditional with modern.

There are plenty of beautiful tiles to choose from but we especially her Irish weather tiles because us Irish love talking about the weather.

More info: HERE

8. Cowfield Design – Belfast inspired craft products and gifts

Cowfield Design make the perfect gifts.
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Cowfield Design is a Belfast-based gifts business owned by father and son duo Sean and Conor.

Inspired by various Irish landmarks such as the Harland and Wolff cranes, Belfast and Dublin pubs, and the Wild Atlantic Way signs, they sell a number of different gifts such as playing cards, prints, ornaments, and more.

More info: HERE

7. The Ogham Collection from Ór Jewellery – Galway-inspired jewellery

Irish Christmas gift ideas include the Ogham Collection jewellery.
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Ór Jewellery is a Galway based jewellers, and their Ogham collection is inspired by the ancient form of writing of the same name, which flourished in Ireland from the 4th to the 7th-centuries AD.

Their beautiful handcrafted pendants are the perfect gift for your loved ones this festive season.

More info: HERE

6. Green Outlook – sustainable Christmas gifts

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Fiona is the County Kenmare-based founder and owner of Green Outlook, which looks to encourage sustainable lifestyle choices.

As well as offering a plastic-free shopping experience, she carefully selects the brands she works with to ensure their ethos, production process, packaging, location, and ingredients to provide high-quality products to her customers.

More info: HERE

5. Born and Bred Belfast – a haven for Irish arts

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Founded in 2014 by artist Linzi Rooney, Born and Bred not only sell their own products but they also work to support and promote local artists by selling locally-made gifts.

Their own brand beanies, mugs, bags, and much more make the perfect Christmas gifts.

More info: HERE

4. Beanantees – clothing with a purpose

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Beanantees is a Donegal-based clothing company that combines fashion and Gaelige to make empowering women’s apparel.

Inspired by their feminism, they have not only created beautiful designs but have raised over €5,000 for women’s charities across Ireland.

More info: HERE

3. Gosling Gifts and Games – fun for all the family

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Perfect for the whole family, Gosling Gifts and Games allow you to explore Ireland through board games and puzzle.

Founded by Mary Gosling from County Cork, you can choose from a number of great games including jigsaw puzzles of iconic Irish landmarks and various other board games.

More info: HERE

2. Stephen Farnan Art – a hint of Ireland in your home

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Stephen Farnan is a Belfast-based artist whose stunning porcelain sketches take you on a journey around Ireland and Britain.

Offering a range of sizes, his works are the perfect Irish addition to any home.

More info: HERE

1. Buy Ireland – own your very own piece of Ireland

Topping out list of Irish Christmas gift ideas is your very own piece of Ireland.
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For something a little different, why not treat the Ireland lover in your life to their very own piece of the Emerald Isle.

Founded by John Beckett and Thomas Linehan in Dublin in 2003, Buy Ireland offers people from all over the world the opportunity to own their very own piece of the Irish countryside with a certificate and photos to prove it.

More info: HERE

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