The Irish Gift Guide Part One

I see so many beautiful arts and crafts made in Ireland so I thought I do some mentions on my Twitter account. It’s been really busy and I’m seeing even more beautiful things, so to carry on the support I decided to write a blog post. Part One features things that I have bought, I love them and I thought you might too. So here you go:

Rachel Dubber. Nature Inspired Giftware. Who doesn’t love an Irish donkey? I bought a mug from Rachel this year and it cheers me up every time I see it. I love the way Rachel packages her orders and puts a little card in too.

Enagh Farrell Illustration from Dublin. I absolutely love Enagh’s work, I bought a pack of Christmas cards last year and every I sent them to loved them too. 

A Go On! Handmade Tea Cosies by Pauline McLynn, who you might know as Mrs Doyle from Father Ted. I’ve bought a couple of these and they are fabulous. Buy them here:

Daisy Lane Design. Gorgeous facemasks, I absolutely love mine. I have the pug one above, I also have a cosmic one and a cosmic unicorn. Daisy Lane Design also makes headpieces, jewellery and more.

Wayne O’Connor Illustration. Art work chiefly inspired by Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Mythology. I’ve bought a couple of prints from Wayne, they are so unique.


Taryn de Vere. Gift a gift of colour with beautiful, wearable art. I love how these come gift wrapped. Such a lovely touch.

Art Wood. Enjoy rainbows all year round with these beautiful suncatchers. Some have quotes or poems and you can even personalise them, find the shop here:

Miss Leela Sassafras from Sligo. Quirky cards for all occasions and custom made art. Leela makes really funky things, sure to put a smile on your face.

Belinda Northcote designs. I love these colourful prints and I’ve bought two of these for Lucy from The Cat and the Moon.

Slated. Beautiful slate homeware. Check out the personalised collection for something extra special.

Duck Blue have beautiful cards, notelets, art and so much more. I got some beautiful cards that I sent all over the world. Shop here:

Amile Gagne Studio. Colourful funky jewellery and art, check out the umbrella design, that’s the set I bought.

12 Quail Farm. If you love unusual soap you need to check out these donkey milk soaps. Great for your skin and just gorgeous.


Maskerade by Ro. I’ve bought several of these facemasks by Ro, you can have one for every outfit

The Handmade Soap Company. Soaps, lotions, candles, pillow mists and more. I love their diffusers, the lemongrass and cedarwood is my favourite.

Ruby Robin Boutique. The most delicate pieces made from pressed leaves and flowers. I have a beautiful dandelion one (shown in the featured image) but I love this fern one too….in fact I love them all.

Four Sprung Ducks make all kinds of cool things. Coasters, tide clocks, signs and more. You can find them at Strandhill Peoples Market or here.

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Pat Flannery Artwork. I have fallen in love with Pat’s work, so much so that I’ve ordered the mug and coaster set above. Pat is a self-taught artist and is hugely talented.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and that it’s given you some ideas of things to buy for yourself or your family and friends. All photos except the donkey mug are the copyright of the companies.

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  1. Have ordered from and it’s fab! I will buy again! Currently looking for a free standing tideclock and have e mailed via one of your links to enquire so thank you Val and you are doing great work for local business!

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