The ultimate stylish girl’s gift guide

Annmarie O’Connor unveils her carefully curated collection of luxury gifts to inspire you.

Shoppers, start your engines. The season of giving has officially begun! Whether you’re trimming the tree, strategically planning your Kris Kindle or indulging in some festive fun, we’ve got oodles of gift ideas to make your Christmas a cracker. Treat-dispensing pet monitors, bio-degradable travel mugs, ethical silk pyjamas and DIY beer-making kits are just some of the yuletide goodies that’ll make your spirits bright. This is one year you’ll want to be on the good list!

Mrs Claus

Burnout fringe kimono, Next, €81
Belted satin maxi dress, &Other Stories, €89
Merry Christmas with lights sweater, Funky Christmas Jumpers, €59.99
Madeline’ silver earrings, Loulerie, €279
Juvi gold vermeil ‘Manhattan’ ring in iolite and labradorite, Avoca, €119
Rixo ‘Coco’ dress in ombre sequin, Brown Thomas, €420
Velvet mules, Monsoon, €60

Mr Claus

Wadded borg collar jacket, Next, €86
Mary Callan 100% lambswool chequerboard jacquard scarf, DCCoI, €75 each
Weekend bag, Avoca, €299.95
Orwell & Browne handmade Donegal tweed bow ties, Bloss, €35
‘You Are a Ride’ socks, Irish Socksciety, €9
Simon Carter reindeer cufflinks, Arnotts, €80
Gucci JBG Retro GG Supreme trainers, Brown Thomas, €495

The little angels

Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom @ The Olympia Theatre (Photo by Dan Tsantilis), Ticketmaster, from €23.65
Paint Your Own Door, Irish Fairy Door Company, €19.99
Space novelty gloves, Monsoon, €10.50
‘Ada Twist Scientist’ book, Designist, €14
SnuggleBoo 2.5tog organic cotton sleeping suit (6 mths to age 4), BabyBoo, €45
Bloomingville rocking rabbit, Avoca, €119.95
Melissa & Doug wooden project workbench, Avoca, €114.95

Eat, drink and be merry

Beer making kit, Debenhams, €48
Plant Cup biodegradable travel mug, Designist, €10.50
Jane Huston six silver spoon set, Made in Kilkenny, €1,500
KitchenAid 5K45SSBWH classic stand mixer, Argos, €399
The Vegan Cheesemaking Kit, Designist, €32
Mojito set, Meadows and Byrne, €29.99
Gold cake stand, Homesense, €34.99

Silent night in

Whiskey Me Away to Castlemartyr Resort available midweek from €99pp with weekend supplement of €50pps, subject to availability.
Orwell & Browne handmade A5 Donegal tweed notebooks, Bloss, €50
‘Paris Through a Fashion Eye’ by Megan Hess, The Marvel Room @ Brown Thomas, €18
House of Disaster secret garden flower teacup, Avoca, €22.95
The Ethical Silk Co Jaipur gold print silk pyjamas, Bloss, €245
Avoca Donegal throw, Avoca, large €159.95, small €104.95
Candella No 5 tea leaves and bergamot soya wax candle 50 ml, DCCoI, €24.99

All the trimmings

Anu Goddess Gift – daily moisturiser, night balm, cleansing balm, muslin cloth, lip balm, Anu, €74
Tom Ford ‘Noir Extreme’ EDP 100 ml, Brown Thomas, €112
Handmade soaps, Clarkes of Dublin, Bloss, €6.90 each
Penhaligon’s ‘Endymion’ shower gel, Kildare Village, RRP €35; Village Price, €19
‘The Bling Fling’ 8-piece brush collection, Morphe, €85
Red nail colour beauty kit & Other Stories, €14
Bobbi Brown mini crushed lipstick, Arnotts, €45


& Other Stories –

Accessorize – Patrick Street 021-4279488;

Amazon –

Anu – Marlay Park Craft Courtyard

Argos – Grand Parade 021-4937330;

Arnotts- Henry Street 01-8050400;

Avoca – Suffolk Street 01-6774215;

Bloss – Dundrum Town Cente Insta @blossintl;

Brown Thomas – Patrick Street 021-4805555;

Castlemartyr Resort –021-44219000;

Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) – Castle Yard, Kilkenny 056-7761804;

Debenhams – Henry Street 01-8781222;

Designist – South Great George’s Street 01-4758534;

Funky Christmas Jumpers –

Homesense –

Ireland’s Blue Book – 01 6769914;

Irish Fairy Door Company –

Irish Socksciety –

Kildare Village – Nurney Road 045 520501;

Littlewoods Ireland –

Loulerie – Chatham Street 01-6724024;

Made in Kilkenny –

Meadows and Byrne – Fota Retail & Business Park, 021-4881010;

Monsoon – Patrick Street 021-4279488;

Morphe –

My Shining Armour –

Next – Opera Lane 021-4273572;

Penneys – Patrick Street 021-4271936;

Snuggle Boo –

Stable – Westbury Mall

The Loop – Dublin & Cork Airport

The Marvel Room at Brown Thomas – Grafton Street 01-6056666;

Ticketmaster –

Whistles – Brown Thomas, Cork 021-4805555;

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