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This Dublin Shop Has The Coolest Christmas Gifts EVER For Under €30

By Sarah

December 20, 2016 at 12:10am


Call us old-fashioned, we can take it.

But up until yesterday we were of the mindset that Christmas shopping was a stressful time in which you had to hit up a load of shops to find something suitable for each and every present-worthy person in your life. 

Well that has all changed. Thanks to Designist on South Great George's Street. 

The shop stocks super cool products that showcase the best of international and Irish design, and shows just how inventive designers in Ireland really are.

Check out our favourite picks, all for under 30 quid:

1. Smartphone Projector - €23.50

How have we never known this existed? This is quite possibly the best thing to come from 2016. Make the most of that unlimited data and turn your bedroom into an actual cinema! 

Get it online here 

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2. Gin Bowl (Set of two) - €20

Yaaaaaaaaasss gin. Who wants to drink gin from a normal boring glass when you can drink it from a bowl? These bad boys are just made for a classy night in.

Get them online here


3. The Game Of Romantic Compromise €16.50

Ok we haven't really figured out how to play this card game for couples, but maybe it's because we're just shit at compromising? We were sold by this disclaimer: "designist take no responsibility for any distress, disputes or divorce resulting from playing the game". 

Get it online here (at your own risk)

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4. Ani-Mate Mini Movie Maker - €18

Technically this is in the Kids section, but who cares? This kit is ideal for any budding directors out there: It has props and modelling clay to make your own animated characters that can star in mini-movies made on your smartphone using an app. Very, VERY cool.

Get it online here

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5. Five Go Gluten Free - €9.50

We all know some poor unfortunate who can't have gluten, and we think they might just enjoy this hilarious parody of an Enid Blyton classic. See how the five pals attempt to eat chia seeds,do hot yoga, hide cake and request protein balls in a rural pub.

Get it online here 

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6. Dublin Pigeon House Apron - €20

Wear the Big Schmoke with pride. This cotton apron has the very symbol of Dublin town printed on it for that person you know who loves cooking and the city almost equally. A great last-minute panic-buy gift that actually looks thoughtful. 

Get it online here

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7. Vietnamese Coffee Maker - €30

This slick single-serve slow-drip coffee maker is guaranteed to impress any caffeine addict. Seriously, this thing is legit. Turn that morning brew into a more relaxed ritual - we recommend adding condensed milk and ice for a real Vietnamese flavour.

Get in online here

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8. Geebag Mug - €12

The best €12 you'll ever spend? Eh yeah, probably. This pretty (yes we're branding 'geebag' pretty now) ceramic mug is sure to put a smile on your loved ones face. Or cause them massive offence. But sure if you can't live on the edge at Christmas when can you?

Get it online here

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9. Phone Lens Kit - €10

Instragram obsessed? 

Then you NEED this lens kit that clips onto both Android and iPhones. It comes with a wide angle, macro and fisheye lens and a little carrying pouch so you can be snap-happy everywhere you go. Treat yo'self.

Get it online here

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10. And finally, Irelandopedia - €25

What on earth to get the family member that has everything? Well, this funky illustrated book is  a contender - packed with random facts about our beloved country that will be very useful for breaking any awkward silences at the dinner table. 

Get it online here

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