The Leitrim Gift Guide

I put a call out on my social media channels for gift ideas made in Leitrim, and I’ve got a lovely selection of beautiful things to share with you. I’ve even bought quite a few of these too and I love them, I hope you do too.

Shop 100% Irish with The Leitrim Design House this Christmas

Gift quality made produce and support local Irish designers this Christmas with The Leitrim Design House. We’ve got something for everyone, from little one to parents, grandparents and friends with our homeware, jewellery, accessories, skincare & art collections! For that comforting cuppa try Lichen ceramics, made from durable dishwasher proof stoneware. Light up your loved one’s home with one of our popular gift, an Artwood suncatcher or combine sensuous scents with a delicious pure beeswax candle from Rainbow Candles. Celebrate the Art of Handwriting, promoting positive wellness & all that is Irish with beautiful calligraphy prints from Carol Mc Loughlin Calligraphy. Browse our online shop  https://leitrimdesignhouse.ie/collections or visit us instore for the full collection. We offer click ‘n’ collect, telesales, free delivery in Ireland over €50 and deposits on all gifts are welcome. For more information contact us on 071 9650550 or info@leitrimdesignhouse.ie

Give a voucher for Adventure Gently, this is a fabulous experience as you explore the waterways of the North West, in a Canadian Canoe http://adventuregentlyireland.com/

Leo Scarff have designed and produced modern furniture and lighting since 1997 and have been based in Leitrim since 2005. They have an online store selling a small collection of homewares, storage pieces and lighting and they deliver worldwide. You can shop here: http://www.leoscarffdesign.com/shop

Nicola Moreira is an artist based in Leitrim. She has an online shop selling prints of her work and original paintings. https://www.etsy.com/shop/nicolamoreiraart

Catherine Gray creates colourful textiles inspired by local landscapes. Working instinctively while observing the connections between the layers of paint and fabric Catherine tries to capture the silent movement of nature through thread and stitch. https://www.catherinegray.ie/

Looking for a good book for Christmas? Money for Jam by Oonagh Monahan is a good one for anyone who might be thinking about starting a food business!!  Available from online book retailers or to buy it click here: https://alphaomega.ie/shop/

Fiona from Sundew Crafts hand knits all sorts of animals, from hedgehogs and badgers to teddies wearing Leitrim scarves. Fiona also makes custom orders so check out her website and contact her to see if she can make what you are looking for
sundewcrafts.com

Carol, needle felts these furry little memorial Robins by hand in Kiltyclogher, as memorial gifts or a personal decorations for those who love these cute little birds. Her website is www.HeartFeltGifts.ie

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: https://www.artwood.ie/

Agie Games is a small company run by two people who are looking to bring fun games onto the table for you to explore with your family and friends.   https://agiegames.com/

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

The French Market imports and distributes a wide range of quality and affordable French and New World wines and food products throughout Ireland. The French Market operates from Manorhamilton in Co. Leitrim, with Pascal and Siobhan sourcing many of their wines from around the globe and a selection of high-end luxury French food products. Shop here: http://www.thefrenchmarket.ie/ 

Jinny’s Bakery and Tearoom are based in Drumshanbo and sell a selection of their breads, cakes, bread mixes etc. online and they deliver nationwide too. They also sell vouchers https://jinnys.ie/buy-online/

The Shed Distillery have some fantastic gift hampers and ideas, including Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin, exclusive spirits, clothing, and more. Call into them at The Food Hub in Drumshanbo, or buy online: https://www.thesheddistillery.com/product-category/exclusive-spirits/

The Organic Centre have everything for the gardener in your life, from seeds to equipment, books to eco-friendly products. You can also buy a voucher. Shop here: https://www.theorganiccentre.ie/shop/

Soraya Ricalde is a Goldmith who has an open studio in the Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton. Soraya creates unique handmade jewellery pieces in Sterling Silver and Gold and can also create commission pieces. www.sorayaricalde.com

Bairbre Kennedy of Lichen Ceramics creates colourful and lightweight handmade stoneware pottery, bringing a hint of opulence to functional studio ceramics. Bairbre is based at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre and you can find her website here: https://lichenceramics.ie/

Aideen from Health Scents makes all natural products using 100% pure essential oils to alleviate stress and promote relaxation,  pure soy candles, roller blends, bath body oils and massage bars. https://healthscents.ie/

KTC was born during a global pandemic and created with love & desire to bring you some comfort & style during one the most uncertain times of our lives. Each candle is ethically made using sustainable materials to ensure the best for our beautiful planet & for you. Shop here: https://ktcireland.com/

The Casting Emporium is based in Cloone, Co. Leitrim, specialising in castings for new-born, toddlers and right up to great grandparents. These are truly amazing keepsakes that you will treasure for many years to come. http://the-casting-emporium.com/

Helena Golden – Willow Woman is based in Leitrim Village, offering in-person Basket Making Classes, Online Workshops and a range of Make-at-Home Basketry Craft Kits. You will also find the cutest handmade gift, The Willow Reindeer on https://helenagoldenwillow.ie/

Anna-Marie O’Rourke is an artist & designer from County Leitrim. She has recently launched her new business ‘AMOR Botanical Art’  and if are looking for a unique, 100% Irish, gift for the season ahead, handmade in Leitrim you can shop Anna-Marie’s new collection here https://www.shopinireland.ie/store/amor_botanicalart/

P.S. Loughlin, Dowra, Co. Leitrim, is a small family run treasure trove selling a range of gifts from quirky to elegant and everything in between. You’re bound to find something when you take a look inside. 
www.psloughlin.ie

Violaine is based in Leitrim/Sligo, and has a series of A5 mini prints of all the Irish Counties. https://vio-vadrouille.com/produit/les-affichettes-irlandaises/

So there you have just a fraction of the wonderful Leitrim based gifts you can buy. I hope you enjoy reading this guide as much as I enjoyed putting it together. Thank you to everyone who contacted me to be involved.

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