There’s no excuse for not shopping local this Christmas with so many great, independent makers and retailers now online. With a focus on sustainability, here are some of the best local, independent Irish online shops for unique gifts. From original artwork pieces, bespoke handcrafted furniture and sustainably produced candles here are our top picks from our local retailers in Fingal Co. Dublin.
Perfectly paired with our range of Irish made Christmas cards.
1. Lynsey Mc Kernan Art
Lynsey Mc Kernan is a Irish artist based in Lusk, Co. Dublin. With an interest in portraiture and landscape painting, Lynsey captures emotive local scenes in her brushstrokes as well as impressionistic pieces, of which she has limited edition prints available. Lynsey has also developed an illustrative style in house portraiture and creates one off pieces that capture the character and story of a home. Her pieces make perfect housewarming gifts, commemorative pieces or simply a thoughtful artwork for people to enjoy in their homes.
2. Lulu + Belle
In their sea-side studio in North County Dublin, Lulu + Belle hand-craft each piece of jewellery to order. Whether you are looking for a name necklace with your loved one’s name embedded in silver or gold or a necklace with initials for each family member they believe in jewellery with a personal touch.
Stagers Lifestyle is an online retail store focusing on home and giftware. Tish, the founder curates collections that are unique to Stagers and full of personality to help you put your stamp on your space. Stagers is fully operational online but from now until December 22nd there is a pop up shop running at her studio in Oldtown, Co. Dublin, bursting with lots of unique and quirky Christmas pieces and of course lots of home and giftware pieces up for grabs.
4. Wick’d Witches
Wick’d Witches produce small batch candles and Melts, hand-poured and crafted with a modicum of magic. Handmade in Oldtown, Co. Dublin using natural soy wax with original blends of essential oils or seasonal fragrances. All packaged perfectly into little bundles of joy. Visit their Etsy shop here
5. The Wood Factory
The Wood Factory are based in North Co. Dublin and specialise in creating unique, one-off besppoke pieces. Each piece is custom made and crafted from an excellent rang of hand selected and sustainable Irish hardwoods. Bespoke furniture starting from €250
6. Gra agus Sonas Creation
Grá agus Sonas Creation create a range of handmade Irish Macramé design, plant hangers and wall hangings. A great way to add an earthy, boho touch to your home. All colour pieces are made from recycled cotton cord.
7. Chez Emily
Handmaking artisan chocolates and chocolate goodies in Fingal since 1996, Chez Emily use only the finest Belgian couverture and quality Irish dairy products. Chez Emily’s ethos has changed very little in the past 24 years but their passion and dedication has only increased to strive to a sustainable cottage industry, bringing you a truly artisanal handmade product, still produced from the original family recipes with care and motivation.
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