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23rd Dec 2016

8 Thoughtful Christmas Gifts To Buy From Independent Dublin Shops


Stuck for ideas on where to find that extra-special gift this Christmas? Luckily, Dublin is a treasure trove of independent stores that are sure to have something perfectly unique in stock. 

From expertly roasted coffee beans to Instagram worthy prints that are ideal for any proud homeowner’s wall, Christmas shopping in Dublin City doesn’t have to be a manic rush around a crowded department store.

Here are eight of our top gift picks from local shops…

1. Seven Wood

A lifestyle and wellness company specialising in kitchenware and natural cosmetics, Seven Wood is ideal for the dreamer in your life who also appreciates the finer things. Check out their pop-up on Dawson St from now until January 31st, or shop online.

Our Fave Gift:

Black Jasmine Hand Balm: €16.50


2. The R.A.G.E

One of Dublin’s best independent record stores, The R.A.G.E on Fade St sells every sort of vinyl accessory you can imagine, including thousand of records. It is also the no.1 spot in the city for retro video games and consoles!

Our Fave Gift:

N64-Console: €59.95

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3. Jam Art Factory

Searching for a truly unique gift for someone special? Jam Art Factory on Wood Quay is a carefully curated gallery and design shop filled with Irish ceramics, textiles, jewellery and limited edition prints.

Our Fave Gift:

Lasercut Pigeon House (Poolbeg) Print: €25

Snow Pigeonhouse Lasercut Dublin

4. Proper Order Coffee

Smithfield’s very own coffee lover’s haven, Proper Order, is home to award-winning brewers who showcase the very best of coffee from around the world. Brews change daily and the café also stocks yummy artisan chocolates… as well as all the coffee brewing equipment and beans you could ever need!

Our Fave Gift:

Gift Card: €0-€100

Proper Order

5. The Tweed Project

The Tweed Project combines the best of Irish fabrics with amazing, made-to-order designs. Each piece is handmade and designed to last a lifetime, making this an extra thoughtful present. The pieces range from crisp linen shirts to the softest snuggly scarves and blankets. Their collection can be found online or at Indigo&Cloth in Temple Bar.

Our Fave Gift:

Triangle Scarf: €140


6. April And The Bear

A beauuuuuutifully curated lifestyle store filled with top picks of homeware, jewelry, art prints and lighting. You are sure to find something really special here that can be cherished for years to come, with stylish products that will help bring some of that trendy ‘hygge’ to your home. They have a fun pop-up shop this month in December too.

Our Fave Gift:

Fauna Pug Cushion: €38


7. Sunday Books

This truly lovely online, independent bookshop has a fab selection of books and magazines from across the world. They have rare editions, gorgeous coffee table books and thought-evoking books on art, photography, design and typography. Beautiful.

Our Fave Gift:

John Berger – Ways of Seeing: €11

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8. Love & Robots

This Dublin-based design studio 3d prints the coolest jewelry and accessories that can be customised and made extra-personal with text, dates, and locations. A really thoughtful gift for someone who means a lot to you. 

Our Fave Gift:

Map Necklace (Gold Plated) – Dublin: €140


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