Posted: Tue 6th Dec 2022
We asked our Enterprise Nation members to tell us about the Irish gifts they were offering this Christmas, and they did.
So much so that we decided to split our Irish gift guide into three parts. Enjoy this part one, which provides plenty of gift ideas to get you started.
Designer and manufacturer of 100% silk pillowcases and eye masks in Dublin. If you would like to gift someone a great night's sleep, you'll find a collection of silk pillowcases in a variety of sizes and colours, and matching eye masks, at slique-by-ro.com
Give the gift of a reusable bottle or coffee tumbler. Narcissips also does wholesale orders and customised products for clubs, societies and businesses. Get all the details from narcissips.com
KooKee manufactures award-winning cookies and cookie products if you're looking for a sweet treat. The company also has bake-at-home dry mixes, and its gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan products are very popular. Check out kookee.ie
The East Cavan bees have been busy foraging on wild hedgerows and flowers and their 'surplus honey' has gone into these jars of gold!
Visit the Muff honey facebook page, where you'll find multi-floral honey, thyme-infused honey and turmeric-infused honey thought to cure a multitude of ails.
If you have a creative literary lover in your life, this is the online shop window you should be peering into. SIX0SIX Design makes literary gifts and map keepsakes – all designed and handmade in Ireland.
You'll get your Jane Austen stationery, or pencil sets featuring Irish poetry, at six0sixdesign.com
JANDO has some fantastic architectural-themed prints with vibrant colours from plant-based inks. All Irish-made, using local suppliers.
And if you'd like to capture a special occasion, JANDO's custom-made Soundwaves uses QR code technology to display moments from celebrations like wedding vows, a song that means the most, or even a baby's heartbeat. Find out more at jandodesign.com
Why not gift an image of Ireland? SIAR Photography is a range of contemporary prints of Ireland – you can choose from 130 original photographs.
The company also offers greeting cards, notebooks, postcards and an annual calendar. It's even collaborated with a local candle producer to create a candle with a scent inspired by the Irish beach and coastline. Enjoy a browse through their beautiful website at siarphotography.ie
If it's bold and bright you're after, here's another Irish business you should check out. Pawpear creates stationery that celebrates vivid colour, bold design and the Irish language – and it uses only Irish suppliers.
Find its greeting cards, recipe cards, notecards and more at pawpear.ie
If creative and quirky Irish handmade gifts (mostly from the West of Ireland) are what you seek, this website is a treasure trove. Feast your eyes on fashion, jewellery, art and cards by a small collection of creative micro businesses. Start your browsing at paradehandmade.ie
Custom-made, made-to-measure jeans from raw denim – who doesn't want to sign up for a pair of these?
This Dublin company can also provide gift cards so you don't have to awkwardly take measurements of your loved one when they're not looking! Check out its website nativedenims.com, where you'll find a selection of T-shirts and belts too.
Send your loved ones Huggies – all-weather oversized parkas. They come in four different colours and three sizes.
These large coats are sure to keep out the cold and provide a little shelter for changing – perhaps after a sea swim, for example… See the fabulous colours at huggieshop.com
This handbags, ladies' accessories and clothing brand gives back to the environment by planting a tree for every order. And its charity commitments include providing women with opportunities and choices. You can find out more about them at tayloryates.com
Early-stage children's toys and baby gifts, all hand-made. These beautifully crafted animals are the perfect gift for a new baby, or a child with a birthday coming up. Browse the toys at thewonkywoolins.com
A range of natural skincare products inspired by nature and made with love. If you're looking to give the gift of a beautiful scent and moisture, check out the company's popular hand creams and foot creams. There are also plenty of gift set ideas too. Take a look at eskerfields.ie
This unisex fashion brand based in Tipperary has some pretty loud prints on its site. So bold and bright is what you desire, this might be the ticket.
The company sells mainly streetwear clothing, with its most popular products being T-shirts, hoodies and headwear. Find out more at late2n.com