Gift ideas

Gift ideas ranging from dazzling jewelry to hand-painted pottery balls


Young beauty enthusiasts will love the new Steampod 3.0 x Barbie hairdresser from L’Oréal Professionnel Paris. Available exclusively in Ireland at Peter Mark salons and online, the styler brings together the iconic pink Barbie and high tech hair technology into the ultimate styling tool to create styles from wavy to straight and everything in between. € 275

The TikTok Guide for Creative Teens

Do a TikTok every day

Teens are notoriously hard to buy, but this how-to guide to creating content for TikTok by Washington Post resident Dave Jorgenson should spark their interest. With interviews, tips and tricks from successful TikTok stars including Cian Ducrot, Melissa Ong, Lozclaws and Jeffery Dang, it should keep them busy and turn their phones off for, eh, five minutes. DK. 9.99 (around 12 €)

Aoife Scott

But, are we worried enough.  Aoife Scott
But, are we worried enough. Aoife Scott

The first solo exhibition of visual artist Aoife Scott is currently underway at the Fumbaly Stables in Dublin. The trail runner and regular sea swimmer followed her swims and incorporated the traces of these swims into her work. COLLIDE explores the artist’s love for the natural world and the sea and is a call to action from this nature lover inviting the viewer to consider the marks and impressions that human consumption leaves on the planet. The exhibition is free.

Works can be purchased at Fumbaly Stables or by contacting the artist directly through their website,

Great gifts for the whole family at Designist

Designist Gluhwein mulled wine decanter € 13.50
Designist Gluhwein mulled wine decanter € 13.50

Now solid for 11 years, through closures and beyond, Designist in Dublin is one of the nation’s top independent stores with a quirky, design-driven offering that includes brilliant gifts for kids and adults alike. Ireland and elsewhere. Our favorite at the moment are these Gluhwein decanters which, at € 13.50, are ideal to take with you on visits with friends or family this winter. Look for toys without technology from Djeco; gin making kits by Gin Etc .; the delicate preserved cut plants of the Korean company Slow Pharmacy; the really cool Gingko moon lamp that floats like magic; and stylish handbags by Encarnita. Irish store brands include The Irish Socksciety, Sam agus Nessa, The Nature of Things and The Handmade Soap Company. They also have a great selection of original cards.

Hit over your weight that Kris Kindle

Punch Fable 45 €
Punch Fable 45 €

A native of Liège, Steph Sheahan crafts her jewelry by hand in her workshop in the Limerick countryside and each piece is designed to reflect her life experiences and memories through her intuitive approach to color. Her jewelry is really fun, vibrant and affordable and makes great gifts for Kris Kindle friends and recipients with earrings starting at just $ 22. Find her jewelry at Nano Nagle Place and The Good Day Deli; and The Glucksman in Cork as well as dealers across the country. The necklaces seen here are at 45 €.

Reiss launches stylish collection of children’s clothing

Reiss for children
Reiss for children

For the very first time, Reiss has applied her signature style to a cool new collection of children’s clothing that is sure to please fans of the brand. Created by the same team that designs the adult collections, they have retained signature styles such as suede jackets, fine knits and tailored coats perfect for Christmas Day or winter weddings. The range includes leisure clothing in the same earthy tones as the range for adults. “This is the first time that Reiss has designed for children, we have listened to our customers and the children around us to help create this collection,” said Una Joyce, native of Cork and director of women’s clothing at Reiss.

Delicious handmade Christmas decorations

Brookwood polar bear
Brookwood polar bear

Brookwood Pottery makes the most beautiful handmade decorations and this year’s selection includes a robin, polar bear, heart, Santa and Christmas bauble as well as their ever popular snowman. Each decoration is approximately 6 to 9 cm long, made of terracotta and painted by hand. A box of five costs € 28.