It’s the season of gift-giving and we are here to give you a hand finding the perfect present for those hard-to-please people in your life. From stocking stuffers to more unique finds, discover our 12 gifts of Christmas as they appear in our This is Galway November/December magazine right here!
above: (left to right) Just Art It, Plámás, Louis Copeland
1. Just Art It’s ArtGraf drawing materials
ArtGraf is the perfect Creative Gift! ArtGraf original drawing materials offer a wide range of high quality water soluble colours in unique formats, from the popular Tailor Shape to graphite powder or putty. Drawing will never be the same!
€7.90-49.60, available instore.
2. Plámás’ Prints
An array of prints by local artists including Áine Illustrations, Shane Clusky and Fuchsia MacAree.
€60-180, available instore.
3. Louis Copeland & Sons’ Máirtín Beag Galánta Sweater
30% Cashmere | 70% Merino Wool. For generations, the wives of Island fishermen knitted Aran workwear for their husbands. A hundred years ago, Máire Cáit, a skilled and imaginative knitter, decided her husband’s workwear should look as special as his Sunday Best. Thanks to his wife’s fine craftwork and distinctive patterns, Máirtín Beag became known as a particularly well dressed man. Inspired by her imagination and skill, our now signature Máirtín Beag Galánta is an elegant and understated aran sweater with a gorgeous soft handle. Galánta is used to describe an understated yet confident sense of style, similar to the Italian sprezzatura. Featuring intricate cables and a high neck finished with three horn buttons, the button loops are in contrasting crimson for this season, creating stylish yet simple closures. Now crafted with super-premium Cashmere and Merino yarn from Italian heritage producer, Filati Biagioli Modesto, made to the highest European environmental standards using only organic dyes. Available in Charcoal and navy, Designed and hand-finished in Aran Islands workshop.
€575, available instore.
4. Ór Jewellery’s Ór Collection - 9ct Gold
Give the gift of Ór this Christmas to make your loved one feel truly special! The Ór Collection offers a little something for everyone, with options in both silver and gold, you are bound to find something that will put a smile on their face. This Christmas, Ór Jewellery are showcasing a brand-new diamond collection that radiates pure luxury.
€50-1000, available instore or online at www.orjewellery.ie
5. The Sustainable Studio’s Gucci Crossbody Bag
A vintage Gucci Sherryline in coated canvas and navy leather.
€390, available instore.
Irish Whiskey Gift Set (2 glasses) €24.95
Garavan’s “Grocers Choice” 10 Year-Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey €149.95
Whether you're a seasoned whiskey connoisseur or a newcomer to the world of Irish Whiskey, Garavan's Bar Grocers Choice Single Malt is an excellent choice. Its limited availability and hand-selected cask make it a must-have for any serious collector or lover of fine whiskey. Garavan's also have a range of Christmas hampers and gift sets to choose from, find it all instore or online at www.garavans.ie
7. Sub-City Comics
Star Wars: The Black Series 332nd Ahsoka’s Clone Trooper Electronic Helmet €169.99
Funko Pop! Marvel Spider-man Bobblehead €15
Funko Pop! Marvel Deadpool Bobblehead €15
8. Connemara Blue’s 'Wild Atlantic Waves' Wall Panel
An eye-catching, one-of-a-kind fused glass wall panel featuring the iconic Galway Hooker, handcrafted in the heart of Clifden, Connemara.
60cm x 40cm, €995, available instore and online at www.connemarablue.com
9. Kilkenny Design
Lennon Courtney x Kilkenny Design Collection; Cosy Knit Beanie €40
Lennon Courtney x Kilkenny Design Collection; Cosy Knit Scarf €50
Available instore and online at www.kilkennydesign.com
above: (left to right) Truffle, Irish Socksciety, The Sheep
10. Truffle’s Hamper
The perfect hampers for chocolate lovers, options include both ready made or build your own. Vegan-friendly version available, in sizes small or large.
€38.50/51.50, available instore or online at www.trufflegalway.com.
11. Irish Socksciety’s Pick Your Own Socks Box
Fill the sustainable gift box with your favourite sock styles. With the option of adding a personalised note for the recipient.
€27, available online at www.irishsocksciety.com
12. The Sheep
The Sheep - Atlantic Collection - Medium, €895
McConnell Lambswool Scarves, €38 each
Available instore and online at www.thesheep.ie
13. Ahascragh Distillery's Xin Gin
An award-winning juniper-led dry gin with fresh citrus notes of orange zest and lemongrass combined with the exotic taste of the Asian fruit, persimmon, held by an earthy, herbaceous undertone of dill and cinnamon spice. Whether savoured neat, mixed in a contemporary cocktail or enjoyed in a classic G&T, Xin Gin lends itself beautifully to every mix and occasion.
€49.95, available online at www.ahascraghdistillery.com
Product photos by Ciarán MacChoncarraige, captured in Bear Creative Studios - Galway's newest creative content studio. Find out more and book an appointment HERE.
Feature photo by freestocks on Unsplash