10 Perfect Christmas Gifts For Someone Who Is Always Hard To Buy For
From stocking fillers to fab nights in, here we go.
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There’s always at least one person on your Christmas shopping list that is left until last. For the one simple reason that they’re super hard to buy for. It could be for whatever reason, maybe they have pretty much everything. Or they never really look or ask for anything. Or maybe they’re like Rachel in Friends, and will more than likely exchange your gift for something that’s already on their must-buy list.
Whatever the reason is, the fact is that they’re not the easiest person to buy for. So, to give you a helping hand, we’ve rounded up some great, quirky presents that are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. From stocking fillers to fun nights in, let’s get started.
Dingle Gin Baubles
A Dingle Gin and a keepsake gift for the Christmas tree all in one? Queue this way, please. Dingle Gin has launched a limited edition Dingle Gin Bauble, containing the perfect measure of your favourite gin to enjoy, which is available to purchase from dingledistillery.ie and retailers nationwide for €18.
Restaurant at Home Kits
It’s amazing being able to enjoy restaurant food from the comfort of our own homes, and StuffUNeed.ie champions local and specialises in delivering Irish artisanal brands and restaurant meal kits nationwide. Choose from an array of restaurants, like Uno Pizza and Platform Pizza, Eddie Rocket’s and Wing It, even a delicious dessert or cheese box from Sweet Cicely. Everything that’s needed for a fab night in, and even your breakfast the next morning. Check ’em out here.
Luxury Silk Scarf from Tidings
Even if the person you’re buying for has 101 scarves, chances are they won’t have a scarf like this. Inspired by a message in a bottle, Tidings is an Irish company by Niamh Gillespie. Bringing together statements of positivity and optimism with luxury silk, they’ll make the perfect present this Christmas. Choose from sayings such as ‘Be Kind’, ‘Chin Up’, ‘Bloom With Grace’ and many more. Shop here.
Wineport Lodge B&B Package
Situated on the banks of Lough Ree, an escape in the heart of Ireland to relax, savour a delicious dinner and enjoy a lazy breakfast in bed is the perfect gift this Christmas. Guests can dust off the cobwebs and borrow a bike from the lodge to explore the Glasson countryside, then they can enjoy a tempting meal in the award-winning lake view restaurant. What more could you want after Christmas? Prices for this one-night cosy getaway with dinner and breakfast start from €375. Check out more here.
Back in Time For Tea Print – April & the Bear
If you haven’t shopped the stunning collection from Irish store April & the Bear just yet, you’re missing out. From gas prints and fabulous decor bits to luxe furniture and gorgeous gifts, they have a bit of everything. This brilliant pick comes from Irish artist Rachel Corcoran, and features Barry’s Tea, Brennan’s bread, Tayto and even Red Lemonade. Shop here.
Rossi & Rossi Hand Poured Candles
Look, a person can never have enough candles and that’s that. So these gorgeous handmade candles from luxe Irish brand, Rossi & Rossi will make for the perfect gift this year. Rossi & Rossi Candles has just added a brand-new candle to its core range of six especially for Christmas called Winter. Designed to evoke the memories of Christmases past – and, hopefully, future – ‘Winter’ is an intoxicating blend of citrus and spice that is evocative of seasonal baking and a warm, welcoming home. The candles, €22, and diffusers, €26, can be delivered anywhere in Ireland. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (01) 833 7021 for all the info.
NolanClan Gift Card
Just this week, the NolanClan gift card launched and it’s sure to make a fantastic gift this Christmas, plus, 10% of each sale will be donated to Focus Ireland. The NolanClan gift card will be redeemable in ALL NolaClan venues (House Dublin, House Limerick, House Belfast, 37 Dawson Street, 9 Below, Xico, Mrs Robinsons and The Oyster Tavern). You can pick it up here, or at any of the participating venues.
Dublin Herbalists Gift Sets
Another thing that I’m sure no one can have enough of is body care products. From bath bombs to hand creams, these gorgeous gift sets from Dublin Herbalists harness the therapeutic power of plants to nourish the skin with natural and sustainable products. Available at The Kilkenny Shop, Avoca, Meadows & Byrne, Nourish Stores and online right here.
The Head Plan Journal
I don’t know about you, but I LOVE a list, a planner, anything that will help me feel as if I’m getting my sh*t together. Whether who you’re buying for is just like me or not, the Head Plan Journal is an ideal starting point for both beginners and avid journal users alike. Containing over 280 pages, six months of daily pages, 26 weekly goal setting and reflection pages and much more. The journal contains no dates, as a conscious rejection of the idea that January 1st is the only time for a fresh start. Shop it right here.
Craft Beer Box from The Beer Club
Know someone who’d love an array of craft beers this Christmas? Well then, look no further. The Beer Club offer a whole range of gifts, from sets of various beers, monthly subscriptions, beer tastings and wine gift sets. With gift sets starting at €17.99, you can choose from sets, hampers, even an advent calendar. Check out their whole range here.
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