This year has been a challenging year, not only for individuals, but for a lot of small businesses. The Irish economy has had to shut down for months at a time, and for a lot of small businesses in Ireland this will have had a detrimental effect on their livelihood. If you are one of the many that are taking the initiative to shop local this Christmas, we have rounded up 5 Christmas gift ideas for the men, women and children in your life.
If you are looking to buy the reader in your life the next best fantasy book from an Irish author, Torpor by Kieva McLaughlin is a great option.
After awakening from a brutal car accident, James quickly realises that something is wrong. He recognises that he is in London, but it’s certainly not the London that he knows.
In this strange new world, which James learns is called Torpor, he befriends Stevie. With her help, James competes to become a Whiteflyer to gain access to the other worlds and to find his girlfriend Liza. Will he master the powers of Air, Fire, Water and Earth, or will the growing tension between James and Torpor’s leader, The Controller, stand in his way?
A personal favourite Jewellery store and one that would make for the perfect Christmas idea this year is Chupi. Their pieces are handmade, thoughtfully designed and meticulously crafted with love and magic in Ireland. Not only is their flagship store in Ireland but sustainability is at the heart of their business. Each Chupi piece is made from recycled gold and conflict-free diamonds.
Learn more here.
A purchase I make every year, but one that holds a special meaning this year with my choice to support small Irish businesses in Ireland is Robes4You. Robes4You is a family run business. It is an online shop, specialising in personalised robes. They also stock personalised bridal items, personalised pyjamas and more.
Find out more info here.
If homewares is more to your friend or family members taste, White & Green is a family owned Irish bed linen and homewares company that puts quality first. They combine classic designs with the finest handpicked cotton and master craftmanship to create quality bedding that is made to last. All of their products are certified Organic (GOTS) and Fairtrade.
Find out more info here.
While some people love to shop and spend hours searching for the perfect gift, a lot of us prefer to gift vouchers. If this is you, why not help the Irish hospitality industry this year, and gift a voucher for your local restaurant or pub? I for one would love to receive some money off a night out where I can relax and unwind.