Have you been putting your Christmas shopping on the long finger? Are you starting to feel the stress of it all now? Well stress no more, because we’ve handpicked 12 of the best places to pick up those last minute Christmas presents without leaving the comfort of your home!
We’ve picked out the 12 kinds of people that you’ll probably need to buy for this year:
For those Who Like a Bit of Everything
Operating out of Ballybofey, McElhinneys are a much loved department store who sell just about everything. You’re bound to find the ideal gift for him, her or the kids on their Christmas gifts page. Best of all, they offer next day delivery in the Republic of Ireland, just in case you’ve been putting off your Christmas shopping until the last minute!
For the Experience Shopper
Avoca Handweavers are renowned for their beautiful stores (and their associated coffee shops) which can be found all over the island of Ireland. A trip to Avoca is a real treat, so what better way to set up a nice day out browsing one of Ireland’s premiere shops than picking up an Avoca gift card? (it’s always nice to have things lined up for after Christmas!)
For the Weekend Breaker
Speaking of trips, given how hard it can be to plan a trip away for someone else, why not let them decide? Maldron’s hotel gift card can be redeemed at over 50 hotels across the UK and Ireland – perfect for those of us who love planning a little getaway.
For the Home Comforter
If you prefer to invest in your home rather than exploring further afield, why not give your living room a bit of an upgrade? We’re very fond of Homeline Furniture’s selection of coffee tables, which range from the functional to the fancy! They deliver to anywhere on the island of Ireland, meaning you don’t have to worry about location (with the exception of discussing where to put your new coffee table!).
For those with Green Fingers
For some, their garden is their castle. These people can be tricky to buy for if you don’t do much gardening yourself. Fortunately, Woodie’s stock all sorts of garden decorations and nick-nacks, so you’re bound to find something that they’ll love there. They offer Click & Collect all over the country, as well as delivery across the island of Ireland.
For the Environment Conscious
From building your own little outdoors to protecting the great outdoors!
You can help reforest Ireland, one tree at a time — restoring biodiversity and reducing carbon. You can get involved too, by gifting trees. Each tree you gift (€20) will clean the air, nourish the soil, drink CO2 from the atmosphere and provide a habitat for Wicklow’s biodiversity such as birds and bugs, supporting wildlife ecosystems. You will also get a certificate for your giftee. It’s a green gift. It’s an Irish gift. It’s one of the most rewarding gifts you’ll give this Christmas!
For the Stargazers
From the forest to the sky, why not commemorate a special moment with a custom star map? It makes for a thoughtful and truly unique gift, perfect for anniversaries, landmark birthdays or special achievements.
For that Very Special Someone
As sparkly as any star, we just love three stone engagement rings – they’re just so elegant! Sure, popping the question at Christmas may seem a bit cheesy in a Hallmark Special kind of way, but there’s only one person whose opinion really matters when it comes to this kind of thing.
For the Whiskey Lover
From their selection of exclusive whiskey gift sets to cocktail kits, bauble decorations, socks, and hip flasks, you are bound to find the ideal gift for any whiskey aficionado in Jameson’s whiskey gift store.
For the (Clumsy) Tech Head
We all have that one friend who just loves their gadgets… but keeps breaking them! Give them the gift of an invincible phone in the form of an Otterbox iPhone case – they’re virtually indestructible!
For the Fitness Fanatics
What better gift than the gift of fitness? Aura Leisure have fitness centres all over Ireland, so picking up one of their vouchers is a great way to help someone get into a healthy routine. Their vouchers can be used for everything from fitness classes to leisurely swims in a heated pool.
For those of us Who Just Want to Feel Pretty!
SOSU Cosmetics are one of Ireland’s most exciting beauty brands, who always seem to be ahead of the curve when it comes to bringing out innovative new makeup products. Their beauty gift sets are great value, combining quality cosmetics with gift-ready presentation.
We hope this guide has helped take some of the stress out of your Xmas shopping!