I’ve seen so many amazing ideas of businesses thinking inside the box with lovely things that you can send your loved ones. These are particularly welcome at the moment as we can’t see each other, so birthdays and special days can’t be celebrated as normal. I thought I’d do a post of some of the lovely things I’ve spotted. All of these offer Nationwide delivery in Ireland and some deliver to the UK and Europe.
Food Glorious Food
What could be nicer than a food parcel, I wrote a post last year with some other food gift ideas but I’ve added some more on this one.
Foxford Woollen Mills in Co. Mayo have a fantastic cafe and they are now selling some of their beautiful products online, including a Larder Box. There’s something to suit all budgets too: https://www.foxfordwoollenmills.com/collections/food
Pudding Row in Easkey, Sligo. Check out the Comfort Boxes or pick and mix your own box, they also have a gluten free box and a vegan box. Top tip, check out the orange and pistachio brownies. https://puddingrow.ie/order/
The Greengrocer’s Daugher, Dublin. This is a great website with a variety of hampers for all occasions. You are sure to find something perfect. https://greengrocersdaughter.com/
Donegal Farmhouse Cheese have some lovely hampers which include their handmade cheese, prices start from €25 including shipping. For a wider selection of foods check out The Wee Taste of Donegal Box. https://donegalfarmhousecheese.ie/
Kylemore Farmhouse Cheese. Award Winning Mountain semi-hard cheese from Galway. Buy the cheese or a hamper of goodies. https://kylemorefarmhousecheese.com/store.html
If you know someone wanting to try something healthy you can send them a Kombucha Brewing Kit. There’s free delivery if you are in Galway https://www.allaboutkombucha.ie/
Noo Chocolates located in Ballina, Co. Mayo and absolutely gorgeous. These aren’t just any chocolates they are luxury chocolates https://www.noo.ie/
If you like nuts you’ll love Nutty Delights. They have lots of selection boxes including ‘Movie Night’, ‘Weekend Box’, and even a ‘Surprise Box’ https://www.nuttydelights.ie/selection-box
Slated make beautiful, personalised cheeseboards, candle holders and more. Their packaging is gorgeous too. https://www.slated.ie/
Rachel Dubber is a very talented artist and she has beautiful cushions, mugs, aprons and more, featuring donkeys, foxes and sheep. I bought myself a donkey mug and I absolutely loved the packaging and the hand written note. Shop here: https://www.racheldubber.com/shop-online
Pat Flannery is another talented artist and I treated myself to her fox mug. Again beautifully packaged and you can choose from a variety of Irish wildlife mugs, aprons, and coasters. https://patflanneryartwork.com/product-category/homeware/
Treat yourself or a loved one to an eco friendly and sustainable gift boxes from Faerly. You can choose one of theirs or make up your own. https://www.faerly.ie/collections/gift-boxes
KT Metal makes gorgeous mini sculptures from scrap metal. They also make everlasting flowers and tea light holders, well worth checking out.
SG Education have a range of arts and crafts that you can click and collect from Sligo or they will deliver nationwide. This is one of my favourite shops, I’m like a kid in a sweet shop there https://www.sgeducation.ie/category/gift-ideas2/1
Organically grown flowers from Bumblebee Flower Farm, Cork. I’ve heard lovely things about these flowers, and as everything is grown there you can be sure you are getting seasonally grown bouquets. https://bumblebeeflowerfarm.ie/
Green Dot Design Shop offer Gift boxes and Care packages. They are full of made-in-Ireland treasures and come beautifully wrapped in our their eco-friendly gift boxes and can be sent to your loved ones door. As well as the selection, they now also offer a custom or ‘build your own’ gift box service. https://greendotdesignshop.com/collections/gift-boxes
The Handmade Soap Company. Candles, soaps, pillow mists, hand cream and more. https://thehandmadesoapcompany.ie/
Essential Me has gorgeous aromatherapy products, these are made in Sligo and I’ve bought several of them. For this post I’m adding the Beard Range Gift Pack, but check out the other products too. https://essentialme.ie/product/beard-range-gift-pack/
I hope this post has give you some ideas. Happy shopping.
Image features Faerly, Pudding Row, Essential Me – from their websites.