I’m getting such a great response from the gift guides that I’ve decided to do some more. This edition will focus on hobbies, so if you are looking for something different for a loved one this might be of interest. I’ve already covered the gardeners and the animal lovers. I’ve also written about creative experiences online. I hope you enjoy the suggestions, and that you can support Irish businesses at this difficult time.
Studio Dancewear is owned and run by Jane Byrne, a former teacher of Ballet and Modern Theatre Dance and now a mum to a young aspiring dancer. Jane’s online shop has everything a dancer would wish for, check out the hampers which can be customised for you.
KT Metal makes gorgeous mini sculptures from scrap metal. You can find some on The Cat and the Moon website, but I also saw a surfer and wind surfer on their social media so I’m sure if you were looking for something else you could send them an email.
A present of a tideclock is a practical, personal gift for sailors, kayakers, beach lovers, sea swimmers, dog walkers, surfers. Four Sprung Ducks make a variety of tide clocks and also chopping boards, coasters, etc. for surfers, kayakers and more.
Sea Bead Necklaces by Graham Reid Design. The ocean plays a big role in Graham’s life and community. The wild north Atlantic and coastline have inspired his sea bead necklace range.
If you know of someone who’d like to try embroidery, check out Be Alice over on the Bite the Biscuit market place. 5 different designs to choose from. With each kit, you not only get a full instruction booklet, but links to video tutorials for each aspect of the design.
Medal Holders from Nut Job Design. Give the Gift of Encouragement. Display all of your hard earned achievements with a medal holder. Custom designs available, including a variety of sports.
Embrace the waves with beautiful art by Love Lani’s Art. There’s something here for everyone, including camper van lovers, surfers and more. Check out the shop here: https://www.love-lanis-art.com/collections/all
Mindful Nona by Oonagh B. McCann produces the most beautiful art which would be perfect for those interested in reflection, mindfulness and wonder. You can find Oona here: https://www.facebook.com/oonaghbm
The Retro Game Store have a fantastic selection of consoles and games for the gamer in your life. Their website is like a treasure trove of all things gaming. https://www.theretrogamingstore.com/
For comic lovers check out Sub-City Comics. Sub City is Irelands longest running Irish owned comic store, first opening their doors way back in in 1994. You can find a wide range of comics and books on their website.
I hope this post has given you some ideas.
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