Christmas Gift Guide 2017

Shopping for Christmas can be really hard. What do you get the friend who has everything?  These Christmas gift ideas are perfect, and suit all budgets.

Here at GirlCrew HQ, we have put together the official GirlCrew Christmas Gift Guide. We have featured fellow GirlCrewers who put their heart and soul into their products. So why not support a local business this year, give a lovely present or better yet, treat yo’self! Best of all, when you support a local business, you are helping your community to grow.

1. Orla O Visual Art

Orla O Visual Art’s inspiring collection of quirky organic porcelain art, is designed and made especially for you and for your loved ones. Orla also designs custom pieces, you can create your own words on porcelain.

2. The Calm Kitchen

The Calm Kitchen is a cookery class with a difference. During the half-day workshop you’ll learn how to de-stress through cooking. It’s a relaxed and fun class with a small group in a cozy kitchen environment. You’ll do some hands-on cooking and a demo of seasonal, winter warming vegetarian lunch dishes which everyone will eat together. You can book a place here.

3. AAMcEvoy

AAMcEvoy is a luxury organic clothing brand for 0-3 years.They only use super soft premium GOTS certified organic cloths in production. This reduces your baby’s contact with nasty pesticides! All AAMcEvoy products are made in Ireland. We couldn’t leave out the smallies when it comes to Christmas gift ideas.

4. Ewe Sir

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Molly is the maker behind Ewe Sir, an Irish wildlife designer/maker. Shes also the co-founder of the new Irish subscription box company Three Magpies offering spoke Irish hand made gift boxes inspired by the seasons.

5. Mianra Artisan Soaps

Mianra are a small business based in Cork making gorgeous bath and body products. They contain no preservatives, Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS), Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate (SLES) or parabens which make them suitable for the most sensitive skin.

6. Home-Lust

Home-Lust have assembled a carefully curated collection of new and vintage items, some factory-made, most hand-made, all featuring a sophisticated and memorable design. Their collections are made of contemporary Scandinavian designs to artisan craft works and vintage pieces from all over the world.

7. Jul Jewellery

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Annette from Jul Jewellery is a designer based in Wexford. Each piece she makes reflects each person’s own identity & style. She also offers gift vouchers, which allows you to gift your loved one a piece they can have customised, creating a special meaning for them. Perfect for for those looking for extra special Christmas gift ideas.

8. Giftoven

Furkan from Giftoven came up with the idea after panicking that she didn’t have the time to find the perfect gift for a friend. Giftoven is not a luxury but a service to help you save time without losing that so important personal touch.

9. Sandia Dublin

Sandia Dublin is a personal favourite of mine. Not only is Betzy super sweet in person, she creates beautiful pieces that are funky and chunky but extremely light weight. The necklaces are perfect for any occasion whether you are heading into the office or going out for a night of dancing.

10. Love The Mug

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Suzanne from Love the Mug and her team design each mug, fire it in the kiln and package it with love and care. They have lots of mugs to choose from, my fave is the ‘Prosecco Princess’ mug. Perfect gift for me or the bestie.

11. Gráinne Nagle

We had initially thought of just including 10 Christmas gift ideas, but we couldn’t complete this piece without including Gráinne Nagle. An artist and designer, Gráinne has designed a series of handcrafted prints with a lovely purpose. 50% of the proceeds from each piece sold will go to the homeless charity, Focus Ireland. We’ve all seen the headlines recently, so if you’re looking to make a greater impact, these prints should be top of your list.

We hope these Christmas gift ideas sparked your imagination. Putting together the GirlCrew Christmas Gift Guide 2017 is a great chance to show off some our members, they’ve lots to offer when it comes to finding the perfect gift to give to friends or family (or yourself!). If you need some more inspo, check out last year’s guide for even more fantastic ideas.

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