Buy Irish: Gorgeous home interiors Christmas gifts from Irish brands you'll love

By Aoife Valentine 05-12-2018

There's no better time to look closer to home than Christmas time. We're an island of talented makers, and if you have a house proud person in your life, there are a tonne of gorgeous home interiors Christmas gifts from Irish brands that offer something a little different to the norm.

Plus, you'll be supporting homegrown companies, so you'll get the gift of feeling a little smug about it, too!

We've picked some of our favourite Irish home interiors Christmas presents on the market and rounded them up here. There should be something to suit every style, so hopefully by the end your Christmas shopping will be all wrapped up!

 

Adele Stanley

Adele Stanley's gorgeous range of porcelain objects includes butter dishes, mugs, bowls, serving plates, vases and planters. Her signature style leaves the coloured clay unglazed, contrasted with painted layers of coloured slips to create the vivid shades on the bottom.

Made in: Her studio at home in Co Waterford.

Especially for Christmas: Find her at the Dublin Christmas Flea from December 6-9th.

Website: adelestanley.com

 

Ail + El

Aileen Balfe's contemporary Irish homeware is inspired by urban living and street art. Perfect for those into a more industrial interiors vibe, her concrete plant pots, coasters, vases, and candle holders are finished with unique geometric patterns in bright, vibrant hues.

Made in: Her workshop next to the Phoenix Park in Dublin.

Especially for Christmas: Find her at the Dublin Christmas Flea from December 13-16th.

Website: ailandel.com

 

Alanna Plekkenpol

Alanna Plekkenpol creates art on tiles, inspired by Dutch storytelling. Every design features playful details, in which traditional Dutch Delft Blue patterns contrast with modern elements using a combination of digital illustration and collage.

Made in: Designed and hand-finished in Ireland

Especially for Christmas: Find her at the Dublin Christmas Flea from December 6-9th.

Website: alannaplekkenpol.com

 

Arran Street East

Arran Street East designs and produces homewares for people who enjoy simple, functional and beautiful ceramics. Their cups, pots, bowls, candle holders, soap dishes, vases and jugs are influenced both by the architecture and the colours of the Dublin Fruit and Veg Markets, putting their heart in the middle of Dublin.

Made in: Hand thrown and glazed in their studio on Dublin's Little Green Street.

Especially for Christmas: They have created Christmas gift sets especially for coffee lovers, tea drinkers and those who are house proud. They also run a range of pottery workshops, which would be the perfect gift for a creatively minded friend.

Website: arranstreeteast.ie

 

Bean and Goose

Sisters Karen and Natalie Keane began making chocolate using the traditional technique of hand-tempering on marble slabs, and they have continued with that ethos of slowing down, being patient and persistant as they've developed a much bigger range of delicious Irish chocolate.
Made at: Their farm in Co Wexford

Especially for Christmas: They have developed four gift bundles at various prices containing collections of their craft chocolate bars, seasonal sharing slabs and collections of their whiskey truffles. They also have four bar collections (milk, dark and mixed) and their seasonal sharing slabs (winter's bark or gingerbread flavour profiles) are only available until the end of December. If you've got a serious chocolate fiend in your life, the Bean and Goose Subscription box, starting from €29.99, may be just the thing.

Website: beanandgoose.ie

Beeswax Candles

Jennifer Doyle was surrounded by beekeepers near her home in Offaly, which is where it all started. Jennifer and Grainne Smyth took advantage, and decided to use the beeswax, along with their love of craft, to make beautiful, natural candles. Their candles come in hand-rolled and hand-poured formats currently.

Made in: The candles are made between their Dublin and Offaly workshops.

Especially for Christmas: Find them at the Dublin Christmas Flea from December 6-9th, where they will sell their full range of candles as well as festive gift hampers (which can also be bought online).

Website: beeswaxcandlemakers.com

Boxable

Limerick sisters Edel and Denise have recently started Boxable, a service that creates curated gifts for all occasions, with everything included sourced in Ireland. They aim to take the hard graft out of buying a gift, featuring products from McNutt of Donegal, Jo Browne, The Handmade Soap Co., Ail+El, Human + Kind and Wild Oats. All budgets are catered for in the 'Build Your Own Box' section, or you can choose from their themed boxes.

Made in: All products featured in the boxes are sourced in Ireland.

Especially for Christmas: While all their gift boxes could make for great Christmas gifts, they have put together a specific Christmas box also.

Website: boxablegifts.com

 

Dublin Honey Project

Architect Gearoid Carvill and photographer Kieran Harnett  are both keen beekeepers so they decided to create a brand of honey that would reflect the unique and indigenous origins of the product they were harvesting. They set up apiaries around the city and have now produced D1, D4, D6, D9 and D14 honey.

Made in: Across Dublin

Especially for Christmas: Find them at the Dublin Christmas Flea from December 6-9th and 13-16th.

Website: dublinhoneyproject

Fawn Prints

Fán Regan specialises in lino prints, that centre around lines, colour and simplicity. Her lino prints, block-printed tea-towels, bags, washbags and cushions mostly feature one colour and precise lines.

Made in: Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin

Especially for Christmas: Find them at the Dublin Christmas Flea from December 13-16th, where she will be selling painted decorations as well as her usual lino prints.

Website: fawn.ie

Glint Glass Studio

Glint studio upcycles waste bottles to make sleek urban style tableware. Tapas glasses, Slim Jims, Whiskey tumblers, Salt Pigs and Gin flower glasses, are carefully designed and tailored by a team of young glassmakers right in the heart of Dublin city.

Made in: Dublin city

Especially for Christmas: Find them at the Dublin Christmas Flea from December 6-9th

Website: glintglassstudio.com

Grá agus Sonas Creations

Chris and Tash, the friends behind Grá agus Sonas Creations, are capitalising on the macramé trend with their beautiful selection of macramé plant hangers adn wall hangings, all made using a soft, natural 100% cotton rope, featuring locally sourced driftwood, beads and brass hoops.

Made in: Rush, Co Dublin

Especially for Christmas: Find them at the Dublin Christmas Flea from December 13-16th.

Website: graagussonascreations.ie

Hey Bulldog! Design

Husband and wife team Amanda and Joe have fine art and engineering backgrounds respectively, so they're constantly playing with materials and colour to create beautiful homewares, like clocks, planters, egg cups, jewellery and more.

Made in: Dublin

Especially for Christmas: Find them at the Dublin Christmas Flea from December 6-9th.

Website: heybulldogdesign.com

Jando Design

Husband and wife duo Julie and Owen McLoughlin combine the cinematic perspective and love of architecture with a hint of pop culture, and create modern, colourful screen prints primarily centring around Irish landmarks, though in recent years they have ventured further afield also. They also produce contemporary greeting cards, notebooks, tote bags and tea towels.

Made in: Their printmaking studio in Smithfield, Dublin 7

Especially for Christmas: Find them at the Dublin Christmas Flea from December 6-9th.

Website: jandodesign.com

Kopper Kreation

Kopper Kreation is an industrial homewares brand that uses reclaimed and recycled materials to create unique and eye-catching homewares. Founder Emmet Bosonnet loves copper, steel and brass as raw materials and his engineering background shows true in his handmade industrial creations.

Made in: Swords, Co Dublin

Especially for Christmas: Find them at the Dublin Christmas Flea from December 13-16th.

Website: kopperkreation.com

 

Lovely Wall Letters

Lovely Wall Letters is an online shop for kids room decor, but for Christmas they have done a special take on one of their customisable prints, with Christmas boots. Pop in the names of the whole family, and you've got yourself a sweet, personalised Christmas gift.

Made in: Bray

Especially for Christmas: The customisable Family Christmas Boot print is available here.

Website: lovelywallletters.com

 

 

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