Header image: wrapping paper from Howrad Studios
The big C word is creeping up whether you like it or not, and it's time to start thinking of present shopping.
If you're on the hunt for stocking fillers or Kris Kindle gifts (which are an underdog for trickiest present to buy award, btw - there are only so many naggins and socks we can give), we've got 12 here from small Irish businesses to suit all tastes. Easy!
Plant Hangers from Knot Culture
These Macramé plant hangers are perfect for the plant mom or pop in your life. Each one is hand crafted and will keep your beloved succulents safe and looking great.
Lip Balm from Bodhi Blends
If you're unsure of what to get someone, you can absolutely never go wrong with a hand crafted lip balm. Full of the good stuff and absolutely essential for chapped lips during the colder months. Bodhi Blends have a gorge array of flavours, as well as loads of body butters and healing balms.
Beanies from Execute Exist
Bright and beautiful beanies created using organic materials, sure to put a spring in your giftee's step for winter walks! The pattern on this colourful headwear is inspired by the Newgrange entrance stone carvings - it doesn't get more Irish than that.
Oh My God, What a Complete Diary (2023)
For the organised Aisling in your life, who likes to have all important dates, birthdays and of course, lists written down in one handy place. With extracts from Aisling's own teenage diary and plenty of extra pages for notes and ideas, this journal is perfect for anyone who's a fan of the book series or just a fan of good ole fashioned planning. Available from all good Irish bookshops.
Custom Totes from Honey Drip
You can never have too many totes, and these made-to-order, organic cotton ones from an Irish biz would make a beautiful gift.
Spray Sprinkler from Hen's Teeth
Another one for all the plant parents, who know that their precious succulents and ferns need both watering and spraying from time to time. This handy bit of kit acts as both can and spritzer, comes in an array of bright colours and is the perfect tool for indoor plant care.
Handmade Scrunchies and ribbons from Shannon Tynan Designs
We're obsessed with these handmade ribbons and giant satin scrunchies from Shannon Tynan, a design graduate based in Tipperary. She also designs beautiful headbands (they cost about €25) and the scrunchies and ribbons are around €15. Order through Instagram or Asos Marketplace.
A Seeking Judy Scarf
If your giftee is into their Irish designers, a colourful scarf from Dundalk biz Seeking Judy could be just the ticket. They can be purchased online or at Seeking Judy stores in Dundalk or in George's Street Arcade in Dublin.
Charmingly Rude Jewels from Rudies and Co
Deadly little necklaces and bracelets embellished with essentially Irish phrases like Absolute Ride, Fanny Flutters and even Mayo For Sam. You can also create a custom heart shape necklace so your loved one can always carry their favourite food with them. I've got my eye on the Spice Bag one. Prices start at €18, browse the website HERE.
Irish Insult Generator from Designist
Ideal as an office Kris Kindle gift, this flip-book generates quintessentially Irish insults so you can all call your boss a shite-talking gombeen and pretend it's just because the book told you to. Available to purchase HERE.
Hand printed mug from Howrad Studios
Brighten up your giftee's midmorning coffee with a colourful mug from Howrad. There are plenty of designs to choose from, whether you're giftee is into Harry Styles, Euphoria or just can't be arsed. Also check out their bold and beautiful wrapping paper, to ensure yours are the prettiest presents under the tree.
Irish Care Box
These beautifully put together gift boxes come from Wicklow-based biz Care Box Collection, who offer over 50 pre-curated gift boxes starting at €14.95. The boxes come packed full of goodies from Irish businesses, and can be personalised to suit your giftee's specific taste. They even offer a subscription service, if you want your Care Box to be the gift that keeps on giving. Put together your perfect package HERE.
Header image via Instagram/howradstudios