Your guide to Christmas gifts
December is here and all we can think about is holidays. Christmas lights, all the delicious food, hot chocolate, all day in pajamas and gifts. Lots of gifts preferably. Every year there is always the same question – what to buy? We have compiled a short list of some gift examples for your loved ones, or maybe even just for you.
This list is bit different, all the businesses on our list are locally owned and most of their products are handmade so it adds that uniqueness and special touch to them.
Placing the utmost importance on longevity in construction and silhouette, each made-to-order garment is designed and handcrafted in her studio in Waterford, Ireland. Comprised of timeless silhouettes, the BÉBHÍNN wardrobe is intended to be worn and cherished for years to come.
Besides amazing clothing, they offer various smaller gifts such as planters, bottles, throws, candles, all with unique and lovely designs on them. To view more follow this link: https://www.bebhinn.ie/irish-design
Finders Keepers is a design-led independent home gift ware store with a strong emphasis on sustainability. The idea of opening this unique shop was born upon returning from living in Australia and they utilised their skills, took a chance and opened a store of their own. That is how they brought some magic to Waterford City. Their store is a home to many things – from home decorations, stationary, jewelry and everything you need for sustainable living.
Activity books, bath bombs, lockers, earring, coloring books and much more can be found on their website https://finderskeepersthestore.ie/
House of Waterford Crystal
If you are looking for something special to gift to your loved one this Christmas then look no further than stunning gift sets from House of Waterford Crystal. This Christmas they have an amazing offers on jewelry, gin sets and tree ornaments. Waterford Crystal has a long history and you can find it in almost every home around Waterford County.
To see more gift ideas follow the links below:
Gin Sets: https://bit.ly/2JoDDFo
Christmas decorations: https://bit.ly/3okjEXa
Copper Coast Skincare
The idea of creating their own products came because their son had sensitive skin and he needed something more gentle for his skin, so the Copper Coast natural skincare and home fragrance was born.
Living on the Copper Coast made them very aware of how fragile our coastal environment is and with this in mind all their packaging is reusable or recylable. Their handcrafted products are SLS/SLES and Paraben Free, and are free from Artificial fragrances and colours and their skincare range is certified by an independent Cosmetic Chemist and registered under EU regulations.
They offer various products that are great for your skin and you can find their Christmas gift sets on this link: https://coppercoastnaturalskincare.ie/gift-sets
Copper Coast Woodcraft
Copper Coast Woodcrafts hand-makes a wide selection of traditional products with a unique modern twist including a variety Christmas items like families of miniature wooden reindeer, timber tree decorations and keepsake boxes for family treasures. Copper Coast Wood crafts hand-make a wide selection of traditional products with a unique modern twist including a variety Christmas items like families of miniature wooden reindeer, timber tree decorations and keepsake boxes for family treasures.
Copper Coast Woodcrafts also hand makes a wide selection of traditional products with a unique modern twist including a variety Christmas items like families of miniature wooden reindeer, timber tree decorations and keepsake boxes for family treasures if you want to make it more unique.
They can even custom make a skateboards! To see more of their products visit this link: https://www.coppercoastwoodcrafts.ie/shop/
Crobally Irish Soaps
Crobally Irish Soaps is based in a beautiful area of Southern Ireland near to the coastal towns of Dungarvan and Ardmore. They started making soaps and creams using beeswax from the family’s bees in 2001 after moving to Ireland in 1999. Wherever possible they use locally produced ingredients and Irish companies for our supplies and they try to promote low plastic use and sustainability – their packaging changes as we they to leave an ever softer footprint on the earth.
To check their wide arrangement of soaps and skincare on their website: https://croballyirishsoaps.com/?page_id=42
Crystal and glass
There are many small crystal manufacturers in Waterford County and all them make unique and beautiful designs.
The Irish Handmade Glass Company
Located in Kite Designs Studios on Henrietta Streets where they aim to keep the centuries old craft and tradition alive. All visitors are welcome to come and watch how the pieces are made. All of their designs are a breath of fresh air and are super affordable. On the link provided you can find their special Christmas ornaments: https://theirishhandmadeglasscompany.com/our-collection/christmas-shop/
Iona Crystal, is an Irish Company, based in Dungarvan,County Waterford, along the southeast coast of Ireland, producing exclusive crystal handcrafted products using traditional methods. Each limited edition piece is created to the highest quality standards and also accompanied with a Certificate of Authenticity. As their limited edition pieces have low numbers produced, these unique pieces are very sought after.
Check out all of their amazing pieces at: https://www.ionacrystal.ie/category-christmas_ornaments.html
Hand crafted jewellery
Ardmore Jewellery is a family business run by Marie and Isabel, a mother/daughter team. Armed with passion and enthusiasm, they are dedicated to creating high quality, classic pieces to be worn and treasured for generations. Founded in 2015 by Marie, Ardmore Jewellery is a proud Irish company inspired by the natural beauty of Ardmore and every piece handmade in their studio by the sea.
This company supports a great cause – RNLI Lifeboats
You can see their designs at: https://ardmorejewellery.com/product-category/pendants/
The Rosie Craft Co
If you are looking for a unique colorful earrings The Rosie Craft Co. is a perfect place to find them! Emma Rose hand makes all of her earrings with love and you are sure to find something that you will like. These earrings are perfect gift for your friends and family or if you just want to treat yourself with something small.
Check all of her beautiful creations at her Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/rosiecraftco/?hl=af
The Gwen Dunne Collection
Artist Gwen Wagenaar specialty is working with copper and she has designed a range of unique pieces which celebrate memories and occasions. Her designs are simple and elegant which makes them a perfect present.
Her designs can be found on her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/thegwendunnecollection/?ref=page_internal
Of course, there are many more amazing local businesses in our County, there are many more that did not make it on the list to not make it too long. This is a great way to support your local small businesses because and give some love back to your county!