A local gift is the ultimate home indulgence …
Are you buying local this Christmas? When it comes to gifting, supporting homegrown brands is key, especially given the fact that, according to Eurostat, every €20 spent with an indigenous maker or producer is worth €80 to the local economy. Exquisite Irish crafts are the perfect way to show your appreciation this time of year. Or maybe your favourite neighbourhood boutique has stocked up on some lust-worthy homewares that are equally as alluring. What’s in now? A great tablecloth is key – we love how Jennifer Slattery’s green striped Irish linen tablecloth (below) is suitably festive but would also be the perfect addition to a summer table (the best homeware pieces work no matter what the season).
Equally, a candle from Rathbornes 1488, the Dublin candle company that is also the world’s oldest, is a home addition everybody welcomes – whether you’re gifting a loved one or a client, employee or partner. From hampers to gift sets and personalised options, Rathbornes 1488 offers exquisite corporate gifting options so you know you’ll be giving something they’ll really love to receive.
A final word to the wise: you cannot fail when gifting good food or a cosy Irish-made blanket – both walk the line between practicality and absolute indulgence. Shop a glossy edit of gifts from Irish brands and makers below.
Main image: Dublin Christmas Eucalyptus, Mint and Pine scented luxury candle, €50; www.rathbornes1488.com.
Dublin Tea Rose, Oud and Patchouli scented luxury candle, €75; www.rathbornes1488.com.
Green stripe Irish linen tablecloth, €370, at Jennifer Slattery.
The Echeveria Wreath, €110, at The Garden.
Sharing slab of milk chocolate with seasonal nuts, fruits and spices, €38; www.beanandgoose.ie.
Red and grey Fireside Check wool blanket, €91; www.mcnuttofdonegal.com.
Burgundy velvet bow napkin ring, €28 for four; www.thedesignedtable.com.
Red hand-loomed Turkish cotton hand towel, €13; www.thesoftcottonshop.com.
Hand-drawn glass Row decanter, €210; www.jhillsstandard.com.
Acacia wood cheeseboard with magnetised gold knives, Cheeseporn, €50, at April & The Bear.
Beige sheepskin slippers made from Connaught hide and wool, €78, at Irish Design Shop.
Multicoloured Dublin Nights wool throw, €149.95, at Avoca.
Handwoven Celtic platter, €120, at Stable of Ireland.