This Christmas, find a great selection and choices of handcrafted gifts made in Ireland.
There is no doubt that handcrafted goods are sentimental while buying local is great for our communities.
For every €1 that is spent locally, it’s the equivalent of generating up to €2.50 for the economy. So, every cent really does make a difference.
Not only that but those sourced locally are very eco-friendly and each one makes the whole gift giving experience very special while recognising the work of the maker.
We have an amazing selection of handcrafted gifts made in Ireland that are thoughtful, creative and wonderfully designed. And finding the ideal handmade present just got easier!
Anything from Christmas gifts to birthday gifts and pretty much everything in between. There is something for everyone, from the friend who loves to be pampered to the most discerning recipient.
Handcrafted Gifts Made in Ireland, for Special Occasions
What better way to celebrate an occasion than through a wonderfully themed hamper complete with a range of stylish handmade, quality products?
The Artisan Hamper Collection offers a diverse range of these that have been made locally by one of 17 small, passionate businesses so every time you buy a hamper, you are supporting these businesses personally.
Products include beautiful chocolates, preserves, chutneys and aromatic Bee Keepers honey that has been foraged primarily from the hawthorn flower.
There are also hand poured soy wax candles as well as bath bombs & deodorants with organic ingredients from West Cork and crisps that are hand cooked in East Cork.
The baby giftware items have been hand crocheted and stitched. In keeping with the local ethos, the labelling and packaging have been sourced that way too.
There is plenty of variety to choose from including afternoon tea, Christmas, Easter, gluten free, Mother’s Day, new mum & baby, sweet, treat & pamper and Valentine’s hampers.
Irish-owned Wedding Gift caters gives you ideas that will help to make their big day very special.
There is a choice of cards, caricatures, candles, chocolates, champagne & wine. Personalize cups & mugs, cushions, framed prints, gift sets & hampers, glasses, keepsake boxes, picture frames, saving jars and t-shirts dedicated to the happy couple, handmade in Ireland.
Market Street showcases over 200 Irish designers where gifting is made easy with thoughtful gifts and cards.
Gift ideas include calendars and pin boards, candles/lighting, clocks, cushions, garden, ornaments and decorations, kitchenware, magnets, mugs and jugs. As well as plants, flowers, rugs, tableware.
Accessories, clothing, blankets, quilts, watches, toys and shoes for baby/child. Jewellery, frames, tiles, prints, glass, macrame, pebble, personalised, quilled, scrabble, shell & clay, weave, wire and wood art.
Made of Irish is an online gift shop with curated products that are produced only in Ireland. There is an emphasis on homewares such as framed art, pottery, tableware, chopping boards, throws, scarves & wraps, aromatherapy, stationery, hot water bottles, clocks, lamps, candle holders, candles but also skincare.
On Design Ireland’s online store, you can meet some of Ireland’s finest makers and designers. You can browse through lots of different categories that will give you ideas for the ideal gift box.
Examples of Handcrafted Gifts Made in Ireland
In home – you’ll find handmade Irish christmas decorations, lighting, candles and fragrances, prints & stationery, mugs & teapots, planters & vases, ceramics, kitchen accessories, sculptural objects, wall art, furniture, soft furnishings, decorative items, fire pits and bowls.
Jewellery – features rings, necklaces, watches, cufflinks, earrings, bracelets & bangles, brooches & tie slides, headpieces and pins.
Fashion – clothing, knitwear, leather, hats, shoes, facemasks
Accessories – scarves, hats, bags, ties & bow ties, headpieces, wallets, gloves, wraps & capes, travel & tech accessories.
Beauty & Wellness – bath & body, perfume, health, soap, moisturisers, cream & serums, cleansers, scrubs, lip balms, candles & diffusers.
Garden – decorative items, outdoor lighting, firepits.
If you want something more, why not try out one of the many design and craft experiences instead?
Decide from basket making, candle and fragrance making, glasswork, jewellery, leather, pottery, silversmithing, textiles, woodworking or woolen mills courses and workshops.
Ramble is an online platform for shoppers that showcases the wonderful work of artisans and the space where people can purchase stunning Irish gifts online.
Every product is carefully selected from a community of makers, across Ireland, to bring that perfect gift to you and fix the mystery of what to buy for that birthday, anniversary, Christmas or any other occasion for that matter.
Gift collections include jewellery and accessories, patchwork quilts, clothes, pottery, books, art and skincare, handmade in Ireland.
Build Your Own Gift Box
Ireland’s Artisan Pantry champions independent, small batch and artisan food producers from across Ireland supporting sustainable, authentic, locally sourced and produced.
The online store features an amazing collection of beautifully pre-themed hampers with handmade Irish collections such as ‘Children of Lir’, ‘Home Sweet Cork’, ‘Legends of Ireland’, ‘Coffee, Spice & All Things Nice’ and ‘Some Like It Hot’.
Alternatively, you can customise your own to suit. What is also great is that there is a genuinely extensive range of vegan and gluten free options too. No more boring compromises!
DIY Gift Sets and Ideas
If you prefer to make something truly from your own heart, we have also put together some easy diy homemade gift ideas below. You can still buy individual items from local retailers and producers too.
Some of the best ideas seem to involve mason jars quite a lot. The glass can easily be repurposed. It’s a great size for a mini treat gift set which can be easily custom themed.
Why not include the ingredients for a cocktail, cookie recipe, candy cane hot chocolate? For the avid gardener, it can serve as a herb kit. For a more indulgent experience, what about a manicure, pedicure set? Make it personal with favourite nail polishes, add an eye mask, face treatment or tealight and it’s sorted!
Keeping it local is something that I, as a consumer, am trying to be more vigilant about and actively conscious of. This list is by no means exhaustive but hopefully this information helps to give access to Irish producers so that we can all continue to support them as much as possible. We will keep updating with new material and feature more!