12 days of Christmas giveaways


12 days, 12 prizes & 12 lucky winners — it’s the most wonderful time of the year!

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It’s the season of gifting and to give back to you, our lovely readers, we’re running a giveaway with lots of festive cheer.

From Monday, 9 December, until Friday, 20 December, we have 12 brilliant prizes to give away — just in time for Christmas.

With stunning pieces from Irish makers, fun and practical gifts for the festive season, as well as a lovely break away for two to Lyrath Estate on Day 12, there are some amazing gifts to be won!

Check out all 12 prizes below, and remember to enter each day to be in with a chance of winning that day’s prize. All you have to do to enter is fill in the form below each day.

We will know what days and how many times you have entered, and will choose a new winner each day! Best of luck.

Day 1: A festive advent calendar and LED Christmas toy shop from Woodie’s, worth €100

Have your home glistening this Christmas with Woodie’s new range of Christmas decorations. This wonderful LED Xmas Gift Shop will have your mantelpiece all aglow, from its beautiful glitter detailing to its dazzling lights. This festive decoration means Santa will be bringing not only presents but a true piece of the North Pole into your living room. The LED Xmas Gift Shop worth €69.99 is a gorgeous decorative piece. Make the countdown to Christmas extra special with this Toyshop Advent Calendar worth €40 from Woodie’s. As the big day draws closer, create a sense of excitement by opening a drawer a day every day in December. With 24 drawers to pull out, this traditional piece will help spread the Christmas cheer among the family as you stock it with surprises ahead of the main event on the 25 of December. And while we might be dreaming of a white Christmas, this reusable festive decoration is a simple way to help make it a greener one as it eliminates the waste of cardboard calendars. 

Day 2: NOW TV Smart Stick bundle, worth €49.99

The NOW TV Smart Stick is the perfect no-fuss stocking filler this Christmas whether you’re buying for a box set binger, a film fanatic or sports addict. The NOW TV Smart Stick gives viewers access to the best pay TV channels, over 300 Box Sets, over 1,000 movies including the latest blockbusters, as well as exclusive live sports – all without a contract. The NOW TV Smart Stick has something to satisfy every mood. Today’s winner will receive a Multi pass Bundle worth €49.99, which includes a NOW TV Smart Stick with 1 month Entertainment, Sky Cinema, hayu and Kids Passes plus a 1 week Sky Sports Pass.

Day 3: An Irish-made LINENBARN napkin set from The Kitchen Whisk, worth €69.95

Thinking of treating your loved ones this Christmas with a veritably Irish gift? The new Irish company LINENBARN has unveiled a beautiful box of Irish linen table napkins. The Winter Berry Collection is drawn from rich colours from the Irish hedgerows in shades of cranberry, pink berry, dog rose and sloe berry. The elegant linen is produced and handmade in Ireland, sustainable and organic to help you tablescape in style and give your family a gift that will serve them for generations! You can discover LINENBARN and more stunning pieces and specialised kitchenware for the home at The Kitchen Whisk, online and at thekitchenwhisk.ie.

Day 4: A selection of pieces from the Sappho Collection by Newbridge Silverware, worth €250

Channeling classical history, Newbridge Silverware have taken inspiration from the poet Sappho of the seventh century BC. Sappho is arguably the greatest poet of the classical period, whose famous line, “Someone will remember us” has inspired designers to create this very special collection. Newbridge Silverware’s Sappho Collection has pieces drawn from all over the classical world from Greece to Egypt. This stunning collection of jewellery is perfect for layering and stacking. Today’s winner will receive a selection of pieces from the collection, including the mixed coin bracelet, all seeing evil eye stacking rings and earrings, the Marcus Aurelius coin pendant, the eye and star pendant, the Rhombus pendant and the Galaxy blue stone pendant. You can shop the collection at newbridgesilverware.com

Day 5: A hamper of stationery and gifts from online Irish store Fold and Seal, worth €90

Fold & Seal is a boutique stationery and lifestyle online store. Stocking a range of paper goods and gifts by both Irish and international independent designers, each product is chosen to fit into the fold. Fold & Seal is also known for personalised pencils, allowing customers to choose their own text to print on the pencils. Day 3’s winner will receive the Jess Tobin ‘Origami Lady’ print (€35), ‘handy’ bookends (€25), a planner pad (€15) and a box of personalised pencils (€15). 

Day 6: Suzie’s beauty box gift set by AYU cosmetics, worth €95

AYU is an Irish based and Irish owned cosmetics company set up by makeup artist Suzie O’Neill. Suzie’s Beauty Box Gift Set includes all of Suzie’s daily AYU favourites. This set comes ready for gifting in a gift box and contains the AYU Glamour Eyes Eyeshadow Palette, Easy Brow Pencil in Brown, Natural Glow Blush/Bronze Palette, Radiant Skin Cream and the Instant Undereye Concealer in Medium. This bundle of beauty essentials is worth €95. 

Day 7: Waterford Gin Journeys collection, worth €250

The popularity of gin in Ireland is constantly growing, and what better way to host or unwind this festive season than with a glass from the Waterford Gin Journeys collection. The glass design is inspired by County Waterford’s heritage in gin. Since the Victorian era, spices and botanicals have been transported along its roads and rivers to distilleries and houses throughout Ireland. The opulent Waterford Gin Journeys collection features four different crystal patterned glasses that are both as visually striking as they are enjoyable to drink from. The beautiful designs seen below are called Olann, Lismore, Aras and Cluin, and you can find them in Arnotts, Brown Thomas, House of Ireland, Kilkenny, Blarney Woollen Mills and House of Fraser nationwide. One lucky winner will receive a set of all four crystal patterned glasses, worth €250.      

Day 8: An Irish-made Soul Engraver Resonate Bespoke pendant, worth €275

Soul Engraver creates beautiful hand-engraved jewellery in precious metals. Each piece is inspired by stories, nature, moments and deep connections – between people or places, a heritage and a living culture. A gift from Soul Engraver at Christmas is a gift with real meaning. The perfect way to present a loved one with something that will really touch their soul. You could win an Irish-made Soul Engraver creation in sterling silver with a special message captured within it. Create your own custom piece, for example: ‘We love you Mammy” or a simple “I love you”. The message or sound is then hand carved and eternalised as an attractive hand-engraved real life sound-wave as shown. 

Day 9: An Irish-made print of your choice by Niamh Gillespie, worth from €48-€80

Freelance print designer and illustrator Niamh Gillespie is based in Dunany Co Louth, and we’re sure you’ll recognise her distinctive prints which are a favourite with Irish interiors lovers. Niamh’s work is filled with bright and intricate patterns inspired by the beauty in nature which surrounds her. Her love of Typography and attention to detail can be seen in her work. Whilst living in London for 15 years, Niamh worked on Print Designs for some of Londons most renowned designers from Paul Smith, Topshop, Asos, LK Bennett and has sold designs to the likes of Anthropologie, Liberty and Nordstrom. Today’s winner will win a print of their choice from niamhgillespiedesign.com

Day 10: The Nine Week Revive Active Beauty Plan, worth €99.95

Everyday we apply lotions and creams to improve and enhance our skin, hair and nails. But the secret is not just what you put on the outside, it’s also the nourishment we give to our bodies on the inside. That’s where Revive Active’s Beauty Complex can really make a difference. This unique blend comes in a convenient powder sachet with key ingredients. 7,000mg of Peptan Marine collagen, 100mg of phytoceramides and 100mg of hyaluronic acid, and Beauty Complex contains no artificial colours, preservatives, sweeteners or flavours. The nine week Beauty Plan contains three boxes of Beauty Complex and a jade roller, to soothe the skin and compliment your daily skincare routine. 

Day 11: An Irish-made A4 leather CarveOn notebook, worth €109

CarveOn specialises in customised and personalised leather accessories. Founded by brothers Alan and Gary McCormack, CarveOn exports to more than 50 countries from its base in Kilcullen, Co Kildare. Its  range of customised and personalised accessories is made with the highest quality Italian leather and are all vegetable tanned. The range includes wallets, tote bags, notebooks, messenger bags, luggage tags, golf scorecards and tech accessories. One lucky winner will receive an A4 leather refillable notebook with a penholder and metal ballpoint pen. 

Day 12: A midweek getaway for two with dinner at Lyrath Estate

To celebrate the launch of Lyrath Estate’s Christmas gift vouchers, we have a luxury stay on offer for one lucky reader and a guest. The winner will be treated to a two night stay including dinner on one evening in the two AA Rosette Yew Restaurant. 

The luxurious Lyrath Estate, five minutes from the centre of Kilkenny city, has an extensive range of gift vouchers for fabulous weekends away, exquisite dining experiences, afternoon tea delights or relaxing spa retreats, making shopping easier this Christmas! The property is situated on 170 acres of mature parkland complete with exquisite lakes, rustic walkways and historic gardens on the site offering the perfect place for a wonderful, restful break away. 

There are several dining outlets on the estate including the 2 AA Rosette Yew Restaurant and the Atrium, an elegant space to enjoy Afternoon Tea. The Atrium, with floor to ceiling glass windows offering glorious panoramic views of the estate and formal gardens, is a relaxing, elegant space.  

With such a varied number of gift vouchers to choose from at Lyrath Estate, getting someone close to you the perfect present this Christmas has never been easier. Visit Lyrath.com or call their dedicated Santa Helper’s on (056) 776 0088.

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Terms and conditions apply. The 12 winners will be contacted. You must fill in the form to to be in with a chance of winning the prize. The Lyrath Estate prize is subject to availability and midweek only. The winners will be chosen according to date — prizes cannot be swapped.