Home Christmas gift guide: Our top picks for presents this festive season
The festive season is bound to be a little different this year, but one thing that won't change is our penchant for giving gifts.
Whether they're hand delivered and immediately sanitised afterwards, or simply sent in the post, there are few feelings better than giving someone a present that they really love.
This year, we've all been focusing a bit more on our homes. After all, we have been spending more time in them than ever before. So, this festive season, why not get someone you love a little something nice for their home?
Here are our top picks for homeware gifts, both big and small, this Christmas.
(*This a rolling gift guide and will be updated continuously in the run up to Christmas.)
JANDO tea towels - from €12
JANDO are iconic printmakers. You know their work. And now, you'll get to know it on a towel too.
This Christmas, the husband-wife team have created a selection of tea towels based on their most popular prints. Available in a pack of three for €26 the Dublin Landmark Collection includes popular prints of The Poolbeg Chimneys, The Ha’penny Bridge and O’Connell Street.
There's also a limited numbers of the iconic Hook Lighthouse tea towel available for €12. Spoiled for choice so you are. Find out more here.
Max Benjamin pink pepper candle - €24.95
Available to order from the Kilkenny store, this candle smells good. Like, really good.
Its pink pepper, neroli and pear scent leads to a heart of jasmine and coffee with rich base notes of vanilla, patchouli and cedarwood. Presented in a glass case with a single wick, it has 40 hours burn time making it the perfect choice for always filling any home with a beautifully inviting scent. Find out more here.
Glint Glass Studio whiskey tumblers - €40.00
From the very sustainable and lovely lifestyle brand MIMI+MARTHA comes a whole selection of homeware gifts that are Irish made and entirely unique.
Pop over to their site for a browse of their entire collections of homeware and lifestyle bits, or simply enjoy this set of Glint Glass Studio tumblers, remade from Jamey whiskey bottles. Find out more here.
Holidays sound effects box - €13.95
It's a holiday for your ears...which, as it turns out, is also the only way to go on holiday in 2020.
What started as a lockdown project for two Irish friends quickly evolved into a product all about making people laugh whilst “solving” the holiday crisis.
10% of every sale also goes towards supporting mental health services through Pieta House. Not a bad stocking filler at all, and a novel way to make your home that bit more bearable this winter. Find out more here.
Conor Merriman art print - from €14
A home is not a home without a stunning print - and lucky for us, Irish illustrator Conor Merriman has launched a load of them just in time for the festive season.
Ideal for adding an illustrated moment to your walls, sharing warm messages to your loved ones or gifting your friends with small token prints, Merriman’s shop showcases a range of art from abstract and illustrative characters to scenic and botanical works. Find out more here.
Orla Keily stainless steel bottle - €20
Keep hydrated in style with this well-designed butterfly stem insulated bottle from Orla Keily, available from Carroll's.
Made from stainless steel, the bottle is very sturdy, very pretty, and very good at keeping beverages cooler - or hotter - for longer. Find out more here.
DISCOVERY candle set - €56
If you have a candle lover in your life and you want to get them something special you can't go wrong with the gorgeous set from DISCOVERY.
These hand poured candles from the US have a high concentration of fragrance, so they only have to be lit for a little while to scent the whole room.
Scents included in the set are Figue 15, Palo Santo 14 and Petit Grain 21 and are available to buy from Brown Thomas.
Steamery's Cirrus No.2 steamer - €122
Steamery's Cirrus No.2 steamer is a compact and easy-to-use alternative to ironing.
It only takes 25 seconds to heat up so even if you have to be ready in a hurry you can still be crease free and looking sharp.
A great gift for both men and women alike it is available from the Hush UK website.
Holder Eight yoga mat - €89.00
If you didn't take up yoga this year, did you even lockdown?
If someone you love is in the market for a new mat that's lightweight, comfortable, and absolutely stunning, you need look no further than Holder Eight.
The guys over there have a selection of gorgeous, non-slip yoga mats that would be absolutely perfect for the yogi in your life. Truly gorgeous, these. Find out more here.
Line & Lessons prints - from €15.00
Alice Kiernan wrote a poem a month for one year - then she got together with her sister to create some gorgeous illustrations to go alongside them.
The Lines and Lessons prints are currently for sale on Etsy in a range of sizes and formats. Ideal for a loved one who might be away from home this Christmas, or simply looking for a little pick me up. Find out more here.