There has never been a time where shopping local is this important.
As bricks and mortar stores close for the foreseeable, consider supporting homegrown entrepreneurs while also picking up Christmas gifts from the online stores below.
This is a growing list and will be continuously added to over the next two months.
1. Síoda Só
Luxury silk sleepwear and silk flower bouquets.
Super soft organic cashmere wares – jumpers, scarves, hats and more – all designed in Ireland.
3. Book Resort
Bespoke gift boxes with books, chocolate, fancy soaps and more, all of which is delivered to you or to someone you like a lot in a lovely scented box. As well as this, the Book Resort is offering 50% off the first month's subscription using the code "Christmas" – an offer which is valid until December 31 2020. All the usuals such as no contract and free delivery are also still in place.
In the market for some homespun tweed? These folks will have you covered.
Simple, functional and beautiful ceramics made in Dublin.
Irish produced candles that smell lovely and look nicer – you can’t go wrong with PYFU.
A Galway-based shop selling a range of furniture and homeware.
The site also has a commitment to the environment, and the designs focus on usability and extended use, while the company uses sustainable materials and finishes on all of its products and will even plant a tree when every piece is sold.
Irish Tatler has long been a fan of this Dublin shop when in need of a fun and funky last-minute stocking filler. The website is also fantastic.
Eco-friendly Irish-based products – shampoo bars, safety razors, natural skincare and more.
10. My Milis
Only born in March, Milis offers scented soy wax candles, poured in small batches – made at a kitchen table in Waterford.
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If you were a fan of our summer scents, then there’s still just a little bit of time to get your hands on Fizz and Sunday! We’re down to our last few candles now so catch them while you can. #mymilis Fizz - Cherry Cola Sunday - Lemon & Cinnamon . #madeinireland #candle #candles #handmade #soy #soywax #local #craft #fragrance #soap #scent #ireland #sweet #cake #dessert #waterford #natural #cakestagram #candleporn #home #homedecor #treatyoself
11. La Bougie
A luxury candlemaker and perfumery based in Kinsale, these artisan products are hand-poured and have a devout following with candle connoisseurs and perfume lovers.
12. Hen's Teeth
A lovely site selling lovely things and well worth a look for anyone in the market for a present for someone they care about.
13. Luxury Exchange
For sustainable fashion lovers who appreciate the finer things – Caitriona McGettigan's luxury archive sells secondhand designer wares for affordable prices.
Clothes, shoes, homewares, kids’ stuff and a whole lot more. The site’s ethos is to provide “a range of timeless products that steer clear from trends, instead offering functionality, good design and longevity” and to support “the wealth of talent in Ireland’s thriving design scene”.
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We had a little top secret carving last week so we had to keep 蘿蘿 A lovely young lady popped in to see us to ask could we carve "will you marry me?" on a cheese board. Sarah said she wanted it written in stone, then they would have it forever. Huge congrats to Sarah and Daniel, who said yes . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . #makehomematter #howyouhome #slowliving #燎 #finditliveit #simplethingsmadebeautiful #cheesy #stoneware #homeaccents #platterinspo #interiorinspo #cheeselover #cheese #howtheyhome #cheeseboard #cheeseplate #interiorlovers #weddingstory #irishinteriors #simplystyleyourplace #personalised #marryme #proposal #personalisedgifts #thedelightofdecor #interiorstyling #tablescape #Slated #SlatedIreland
16. Jill & Gill
An award-winning Irish brand with a fresh approach to illustration and print across fine art, fashion and design. Think Iris Apfel jumpers and gorgeous fine art.
17. Found Threads
Sustainably made clothing, scarves and masks featuring textiles such as raw Indian silk.
Ireland’s only wine-on-tap specialist and a leading supplier of small-batch premium wines.
Multi-award winning Irish printmakers whose acclaimed range of architecturally inspired prints uniquely captures Ireland’s landmark architecture in a vibrant and distinctive style.
21. Mimi & Martha
A new online store working with 40+ makers and designers, with a big focus on local design. Here you will find everything from food to gifts to homewares.
23. Jam Art Prints
Artists fill the gallery with fresh concepts in print, using both traditional and contemporary techniques. The site stocks ceramics, textiles, jewellery and street art “in strange and wonderful forms”, with the owners saying they are “always working with the artists to create exciting new designs”.
24. Sí Jewellery
Ailish from Sí Jewellery custom makes jewellery, tie bars, pocket watches and more with images and quotes. She can also make ashes and hair-infused memorial pieces.
25. The Word Bird
This is the home of personalised and original pre-printed word art by Susan Brambell. The idea is brilliant. You provide her with a list of words and she makes them into a shape of your choice. The result is a lovely, personalised text art gift. There are also pre-done options if you’re lost for words.
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Recently I was sent a list of sayings, all by a man who passed away earlier this year. His daughter wanted them made into a pint of stout and she now has it framed on her kitchen. What a lovely way for her to keep his words close when she needs a chuckle. #personalreminder #memento #neverforgotten
A sisterly-run project which produces a range of silk pillowcases, scrunchies and eye masks as well as a host of other luxurious wares such as vegan leather pouches.
27. Nicki Hoyne
Serial entrepreneur Nicki Hoyne's newest handbag collection – designed with a conscience – is perfect for anyone looking for a bit of vibrancy. The statement cross-body camera bags will suit anyone.
28. LOOM Irish Linen
A sustainable sleepwear brand with timelessness in mind. Helps that they're gorgeous, too.
29. White & Green
An Irish business led by Sari Winckworth and her daughters Rebecca and Danielle, White & Green is one of the world’s first organic Fairtrade cotton bed linen companies. They also sell accessories, super-soft throws, versatile cable-knit scarves, bathrobes and baby wear.
30. Sarah McKenna
Irish ceramicist Sarah McKenna beautiful ceramic pottery and homeware is the ideal present for loved ones this Christmas, or for any occasion. Each piece is handmade with consideration for materials and for the environment around us.
Ireland’s leading interior staging specialist has launched a new scented candle “The Secret Garden”. The candle, which took over six months to curate, has top notes of lavender, musk and honey and is inspired by the great outdoors and nature.
32. Sult Artists
Sult Artists is a group of multidisciplinary Kildare artists who have come together in a collective manner to promote and market their – often quite affordable – work online.
A Falcarragh-based natural cosmetics company, with each product providing a natural scent of wild flora in Donegal. "Inspiration is taken from drifts of Bog Cotton that brighten the heathery hillsides in early Summer," they say. "As well as Fuchsia and Cowslip that bedeck the hedgerows and Sea Holly hides among the Marram grass in the shelter of the sand dunes."
Plant-based treats made by two sisters with a passion for everything tasty and homemade. Their online shop is full of dairy-free bits, perfect for anyone with an intolerance – or those who just appreciate gorgeous food.
35. Johnny Magory
Bringing Irish wildlife and heritage to little ones, Johnny Magory books, toys and workshops are the ideal presents for children with a penchant for the outdoors.
An eco-friendly and sustainable shop offering everything from pure wool slippers to diffusers.
An eco-friendly toystore on a mission to make 'sustainable' the new normal for toys. They have over 300 toys, books, and craft materials that are plastic-free and locally-made from natural or recycled materials.
Innovative, healthy and delicious food naturally free from gluten, wheat and refined sugar. Cereals, granola and syrups – check out their Christmas hampers for more.
Teeth-whitening products set up by two dentists from Galway. Their whitening strips suit even the most sensitive of teeth.
40. Pestle & Mortar
A Kildare-based business which boasts a hyaluronic acid that keeps selling out. They also just released a gradual facial tan product called 'glow drops' which are getting rave reviews.
41. Pinocchios Toys
A family business that dates back to 1983 but has had an online presence only since the last lockdown. A beautiful collection of carefully curated wooden and educational toys for all ages.
42. Tales For Tadpoles
You may know the shop on Drury Street, Dublin 2 to see – but Toys for Tadpoles sells books, toys and prints for children. Their print collection is extensive and beautiful and includes well-known illustrations and characters from books such as Winnie the Pooh, the Moomins and lots of Quentin Blake illustrations.
43. Dust + Rock
Dust + Rock's Irish owned and designed 'Wrist Pocket' is a stylish purse that slips snuggly onto the wrist, leaving your hands free. The compact design is ideal for walking the dog, running errands, collecting the kids, yoga class and all types of activities. Founded in 2018 by busy mom and commercial pilot, Susan Furniss Radley.
44. Skin Formulas
Created by aesthetician and clinic owner Geraldine Jones, Skin Formulas is a range of multi-function skincare products containing the highest levels of active ingredients. Loved and used by skincare professionals, the night cream is incredible.
The secret to getting the last drop from your makeup products. A stroke of genius that will save you hundreds of euros each year, the SHEIBA Wand will help you retrieve the remaining product from your beauty bottles that refuses to come out.
46. L.A PACIFIC
Developed and manufactured in Clara, Co. Offaly, LA PACIFIC is the best selling whitening toothpaste on Amazon. Their unique formulas combine the best in oral care plus a unique enzyme whitening complex, giving proven results from the first use.
47. Soap With Soul
A gorgeous idea, Dublin based Social Enterprise ‘We Make Good’ has partnered with ChildVision & Coolmine Therapeutic Community to develop a range of hand-crafted soaps and self-care products with a progressive business angle; the soap range, Soap with Soul, is created by those conquering addiction or living with disabilities to offer a utilitarian approach to tackling issues of inclusivity.
The range spans from Irish Sea Moss Soap to Vegan Lip Balm.
Amazing scented candles from Galway. They are normally found in fancy department stores but with all of them closed you can find them much closer to the source.
49. Six0Six Design
Gifts for the book lovers in your life – including map keepsakes, Jane Austen-inspired trinkets and personalised artwork.
50. Birthday Cufflinks
Just choose a year and they will make cufflinks from a genuine Irish coin from that year. Perfect for difficult-to-buy fathers.
51. Made Obvious
A sustainable clothing brand that makes hot and cold therapy pillows from surplus fabric. All of their prints are inspired by the natural world and they make use of a no-waste policy when it comes to fabric.
100% organic and certified cruelty-free oils with true wellness benefits to help you sleep better, stress less, boost your energy or lift your mood. They sell diffusers, too.
A Dublin-based site which specialises in gifts for mums and babies. Lots of their stockists are also small independent Irish businesses. Win-win.
A small but beautiful range of hand-thrown ceramics made by Etaoin O’Reilly, with jugs, diffusers, cups and Christmas decorations.
55. Finders Keepers
A design-led independent home and giftware store with a strong emphasis on sustainability.
A new Irish audio tech brand that launched in October following three years of research. According to the founder, they have benchmarked their product against major brands including Bose, Sony and Apple and deliver a comparable product but at a more accessible price point. The wireless headphones look legit – watch this space.
57. Croía Ireland
Set up to help Irish businesses grow to their full potential and make it easier for consumers to buy Irish, the main goal of Croía Ireland is to help Irish businesses reach a larger audience, increase sales and gain recognition. Launching in November, consider this an ASOS for Irish-owned businesses.
58. The Kind
An Irish owned and based store that curates beautifully designed, sustainable and ethically made goods that are both kind to you and kind to the planet. Each purchase directly supports small independent businesses and makers around the country.
Everything from gemstone necklaces to upcycled copper lamps to eco-friendly gel manicure kits.
Vintage and antique clothing for 'dreamers' according to the brand's founder. Pick up a gorgeous maxi collar or Edwardian-ruffle neck shirt for anyone keen on both sustainability and fashion.
Sustainability sourced, hand-poured, 100% vegan candles that will look beautiful on any nightstand. Launched during the pandemic, CME candles started as an outlet to will away some time spent at home and has evolved into a desire to create and share, according to the brand's founders.
61. The Nim
A homeware and accessories brand based in Dublin and founded by designer Niamh McCabe. She brings her love of graphic design, interior design and textiles together in this unique shop which focuses on bringing joy into the home and workplace through the use of colour. Check our her Sundown Blankets and Heatwave Hot Water Bottles.
62. Jack & Jill
Christmas is a time of giving, and a time of receiving, so what better place to buy gifts from than children's charity Jack & Jill. The group is organising a Seven Gifts of Christmas for Jack & Jill – gifts that just keep on giving by enabling the provision of home nursing care for the 362 Jack & Jill children with highly complex medical and life-limiting conditions around Ireland. Toys range from pendants to bricks to pieces of art.
63. One Dame Lame
Gorgeous jewellery and bridal accessories for those keen for pieces that are unique and delicate.
Luxury, print-driven silks 'delivering spirit-lifting messages of dreamy optimism.' Amy Huberman is a fan.
65. The Wild Grazer
Cheese and charcuterie grazing platters made from Irish artisan produce in biodegradable packaging available for delivery.
A dedicated gluten-free food business with its own range of sauces and seasonings made locally in Louth. They come in handy 100ml bottles, so will make for lovely gifts. The folk behind it also do classes and help people learn more about GF.
67. The Cat and The Moon
In their own words, the people behind this site are “purveyors of unique studio handcrafts and jewellery. Everything we sell is designed and fully handmade by artisans living and working in Ireland”.
68. My Shop...Granny Likes It
An online platform stuffed with novel gift ideas and well worth a visit.
One of Ireland's most famous jewellers – anyone would enjoy these pieces, especially those in touch with nature.
70. Laura Jayne Halton
A well-known Irish designer who is now taking artwork commissions for Christmas. Her latest work is created to complement stylish interiors with fashion illustrations available too.
71. Ireland Hotels
Launched earlier this year by the Irish Hotels Federation, Irelandhotels.com’s Go Anywhere Gift Card is a great idea to support local business while also giving the gift of a trip away. Allowing flexibility and total choice, this gift card is going at the top of our list.
72. FVCK CANCER
A Donegal brand giving the middle finger to cancer with their punchy accessories. Founder Luke Skinnader (aged 28) from Donegal, originally set up the brand with his beloved wife Amelia (31) who passed away from terminal cancer in October 2020. Luke is continuing to spread cancer awareness and support young people with his recently launched headbands and baseball caps line.
A sustainable stylish maternity brand whose pieces are designed with longevity in mind. Producing ethically sourced short runs, using eco-friendly fabrics and designing pieces that last, they are revolutionising what is a dated, highly disposable fashion sector.
74. Half Way Up The Stairs
A children's bookshop based in Greystones catering to every child – from babies right up to young adult. They also stock a wide range of gorgeous toys and gifts.
75. The Book Centre
A great online resource for book lovers, with excellent recommendations for all ages, videos on helping children to learn to love to read and even Leonidas chocolates. Jackpot.
Dublin’s original surf shop, based in the Grand Canal Dock since the '90s – it sells wetsuits, changing robes and equipment for surfing, windsurfing, paddleboarding, open-water swimming and more.
77. West Ireland Cycling
A family-run Galway bike shop that has been catering to Ireland's cyclists for generations. From bikes and accessories to rentals and cycling holidays.
78. It's A Wrap
A company which makes a range of gorgeous beeswax wraps which are not only environmentally friendly but also keep food fresh for longer – meaning you'll never have to buy clingfilm/tinfoil again. Win, win.
79. Cleva Mama
Lovely baby products from a company based in Swords, Co Dublin.
80. Boru Decor
An online flower shop with gorgeous fresh, handmade wreaths and Christmas floral decor. Deck the halls etc.
81. Elephant Living
A family-owned business based in Mayo which makes beanbags, throws, cushions and all things comfort. Perfect for Christmas time.
Beautiful pop-up cards for Christmas and all sorts of other events.
83. KG Designs
Handmade African print garments – ranging from face masks and baby clothes to table runners and unique lounge pants. Made with love and an appreciation for colour.
84. JJ Corry
An Irish whiskey company with an online boutique celebrating female-founded businesses in County Clare. Gifts range from soy candles to handmade soap to Irish made chocolate.
A charity book – supported by Jeremy Irons and Louise O’Neill – of which all proceeds go to healthcare workers in the HSE and NHS.
The beautiful coffee table book – compiled entirely during lockdown – is a gorgeous all-Irish book of poetry, prose and photography.
The Dublin 8 independent and experimental distillery that combines science, community and nature to create an experience and an offering of spirits like no other. Their signature collection is made using their homegrown selection of botanicals grown by the local community. Think Christmas Cake Gin and ready to pour cocktails of your choice.
87. VMC Silk Scarves
Artist and designer Victoria Mary Clarke's collection of silk scarves. Each scarf has an angel design which offers guidance, awakening and healing.
88. Kinara Kitchen
For your foodie friends, consider gift vouchers to indulge in Kinara Kitchen's gorgeous restaurants or at-home dining options. Cards can even contain a delivery note handwritten with a note.
An award-winning contemporary independent homeware shop, situated in the Powerscourt Townhouse but pivoting to online given the time that's in it. Featuring chic champagne glasses, salad bowls and serving plates that any homeowner would adore.
A small, Irish design studio with values of eco-friendliness, inclusivity and non-binary representation at its heart. Beautiful and personalised cards for every occasion – including lockdown Christmas cards, wedding invites and prints.
Combining both of their mantras, Irish small businesses Prickle (fashion and design known for sex-positive prints) and Sex Siopa (multi-award winning, health and design-focused, online sex shop) have created a sensual gift set, complete with silk scarf and popular sex toy. Different? Yes. Fun? Certainly.
UltraPure Laboratories, based in Foxford, Co Mayo have launched a new gift set for sports lovers. Containing a selection of their pre and post-exercise products, it’s aimed at active people of all ages. Priced at €25, find this set in pharmacies countrywide.
93. Toys And Games
Quality wooden toys and educational toys at a budget to suit everyone. €2.50 delivery - bargain.
This site specialises in a huge range of personalised baby gifts, toys, books and wooden toys – all of which are gorgeous. Check out the rocking horses.
Irish language games which manage to be both social and educational.
96. Miggle D Giggles
Who wouldn't want a Michael D who giggles when his belly is squeezed? Helps to raise money for Our Lady’s Children's Hospital in Crumlin too.
A service which brings small producers to your front door – or at least to a collection point near you. A brilliant idea – how had we not thought of this before?
98. Ail And El
A site “inspired by urban living and street art”, which acts as a platform for design and contemporary Irish homeware.
99. Artillery Brand
Artillery Brand “aims to be among the world’s best places to find clever and distinctive wall art of universal and Irish interest. We particularly like the classic posters advertising Ireland’s National Cemetery – and not just because it features loads of popes but, thankfully, not this one yet. There are also posters and prints of dear old Dublin sayings created by “international and Irish letter-crafters”.
100. Grace Diamonds
An online business making custom jewellery to suit all budgets. Ready-to-wear pieces are also available, and the diamonds have been ethically sourced.
101. Just Like Home
Just Like Home sells care-packages containing much-loved Irish products such as Barry’s Tea, Tayto Crisps, Cadburys Chocolate and Bisto Gravy to Irish ex-pats living all over the world. The Christmas hamper proves a real hit at this time of year, with a whole kitchen sink of Irish products for €49.99 + delivery.
Three-time Olympian, best-selling author and Ireland’s Fittest Family coach, Derval O’Rourke is here to ensure you get off to a positive start in 2021 with her health & fitness bundle. The set includes annual membership to her website, a healthy lifestyle journal, a framed positivity print and her number one best-selling recipe book Food for the Fast Lane.
A gorgeous selection of homemade tie-dye jumpers, tees and joggers all hand-dyed at home in Wicklow. Their holiday drop – will be launched on November 20 – focuses around being away from loved ones at Christmas. They've created three new styles of sweatshirts that customers can purchase for themselves and a loved one to wear at the same time.
104. Lynott Jewellery
A newly established Irish online accessories brand launched in October 2020, just in time for Christmas. LYNOTT hosts a unique selection of hand-sourced pieces designed to brighten the everyday. Fast becoming an Irish influencer favourite, LYNOTT pieces can be found in the jewellery boxes of It girls; Sophie Murray, Aisling Chan and Ashley and Emma Kehoe.
For the vintage lover in your life, there truly is nowhere better to buy. Hand curated by the team who brought you Nine Crows, Reverie is the chic older sister of Dublin's vintage scene. Think tweed blazers, feminine corsets and lacy bodysuits.