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10th Oct 2018

IRISH MADE: These Fluffy Personalised Robes Are The Perfect Winter Treat

Éadaoin Fitzmaurice

It’s pretty chilly out there – it’s time to wrap.

I don’t know about you but when I’m at home I live in my dressing gown.

(No, it’s not called a housecoat.)

A few weeks back my roommate was chilly and I offered her my robe, she looked disgusted at my kind gesture. Truth is, she had every right to be. I’ve had my dressing gown for too long, it’s shabby, it looks dirty no matter how many times I clean it and it’s endured a good bit of wear and tear.

It’s kind of like the grown-up version of having a nasty, tattered blankey as a child – Never let go, Jack.

After that, I knew it was time for a glow up and by god did my robe game improve.

Out with the old and in with the brand spankin’ new.

I got my hands on a luxury, super fluffy dressing gown from Robes 4 You.

Best of all, it’s personalised.

The robes are the perfect gift and are also very popular amongst bridal parties.

The business was set up back in 2015 after the creators, Emma Hanely and her mother Annette visited “The Wedding Show” and realised there was a demand for high quality wedding robes for brides and their bridesmaids.

As I am nowhere near getting married, I decided to have a little fun with my personalised robe.

After all, you can get whatever you want on them.

If you know me personally, follow me on the awl Instagram or most importantly, keep up to date with my weekly series Ginfluenced, you’ll know that I define myself as a Ginfluencer.

All just a bit of craic but it’s kind of stuck now.

So, when I was thinking of what to get on my robe, this immediately sprung to mind.

That’s the beauty of a gift like this, you can make it into something really unique, something that makes you smile every time you put it on.

So I made my status as Ginfluencer offish and embroidered it in stunning gold thread on the back of my luxurious navy robe.

It’s the dream.

The robe is one of the comfiest I’ve worn, I legit never want to take it off. It’s silky, soft and also glam.

I didn’t think dressing gowns could look glam tbh.

Curling up on the couch these cold winter nights with a goblet of gin on hand and this robe wrapped around me is my ideal setup.

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The robes come in a variety of sizes, colours and textures.

They come in at €34.99 a pop, which is pretty good value for your money, especially if you’re like me and plan to wear it every single day for the next decade.

A stun gift for the cold winter ahead.

Got someone with a bday coming up?

Sure you’re sorted now, you’re welcome!

Header Image: @oliviabuck