McElhinneys gave us a helping hand finding gifts that sisters will love. Here are our seven favourite suggestions:

Buying for sisters at Christmas is a tricky one – what do you get the girl you’ve been giving gifts to for years? Do you agree on a price limit, or do Secret Santa, or do you just need a little stocking filler to add to the exchange?

We visited McElhinneys of Ballybofey this week and found some great gifts for sisters. They all have a little extra something that makes them more personal and special.

Amanda Mc Dermott – McElhinneys

Accessories buyer Amanda Mc Dermott gave us a tour of the department to share what presents people are picking up for sisters this year. There’s something for all budgets and many of these picks will also work for any female friend or relative.

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Pretty Personal

McElhinneys are providing a hot-stamp service for you to add initials to make custom gifts. It’s just €10 per item and is a simple and thoughtful way to transform items into meaningful keepsakes.

Bernie creating a hot-stamped wallet

Peronalised Furla wallet at McElhinneys

The in-store service can be done on wallets, diaries, bag straps, passport holders, keyrings and more. You can also get perfume bottles engraved with names and add messages to Secrid Wallets.

Bernie and Amanda showed us some of the best ideas for hot stamping, particularly the sleek and simple Katie Luxton pieces.

Katie Loxton @McElhinneys

Shop the luggage tag here:

Passport holder:

Katie Loxton Pouch Bag

Shop the Super Sister bag instore.

Fabulous Friend, buy here:

Guess how much I love you?

Guess is always a gorgeous label to have on your shoulder, so why not treat your sister to the stylish new collection. This new Spring range is only available instore at the moment, but it has great seasonal colours. They are well-priced too, with the below items ranging from €140-€115.

Guess – SS18

Watch her smile

Olivia Burton watches are floral beauties most women would love to receive.  They come in a range of gold, rose gold and silver elements, with all different faces, straps and sizes. Here is one shelf of the display at McElhinneys, see the whole range here:

Fabulous Furla

Gift the gift of luxe leather with these Furla handbags. They are a premium present, but a good one and great if you’re going together with others to treat a sister or mum. There is a very useful 30% off all Furla pieces in the department this month.

Furla Hashtag Cross Body Bag

Shop this red Furla bag:

Furla @McElhinneys

View the collection here:

Alex and Ani

The popular jewellery brand have collaborated with Harry Potter for the 20th anniversary of the books, bringing out a range of truly magical charms. You can get a Deathly Hallows symbol or the Hogwarts crest – perfect for a lifelong Harry Potter fan. Shop

Alex and Ani Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Bangles

Among the Alex and Ani Christmas collection is this sparkling set of Christmas bangles for stacking. Shop:

Alex and Ani Let It Snow Bracelets

Say it with a scent

A fragrance that lasts will ensure your sister enjoys your gift for months after Christmas has passed. The Katie Hannah range by McElhinneys is an exclusive collection of candles, reed diffusers and soaps available in the Homeware Department. The scents really do last, and there are reduced gift set options in store.

Katie Hannah By McElhinneys

Katie Hannah By McElhinneys

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A Tree-rific Touch

A nice little addition to the family tree perhaps? If you haven’t told your sister enough how much you appreciate her, then this pretty bauble will help. Plus, there is 25% off all Christmas decorations now at McElhinneys.

The Greatest Sister tree bauble – €19.95