Quirky gifts that won’t break the bank.. or end up in the bin

It’s that time of year again.. office emails are being carefully crafted, and family group chats are getting ready to swap names. Secret Santa.

Buying someone a special gift can feel as heartwarming as receiving one. However, if your lucky recipient is someone you don’t know too well, purchasing the perfect present can be difficult. It is tempting to simply buy a generic, one-size-fits all gift.

We are trying to do our part to be more sustainable this Christmas, so these 14 gift ideas are ones that are practical, thoughtful, and will last. With options from homeware to beauty, there should be an appropriate gift for any person. We have included plenty of #IrishMade brands, too!

To help them relax and re-charge

Neom Organics Perfect Nights Sleep-Pillow Mist €20 

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Original Aran Company cashmere blend socks (€19) 

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Molton Brown Re-Charge Black Pepper Bodyscrub Bar (€20)

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The Sweater Shop Faux Suede Boot Slippers (Reduced to €19.90)

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M&S Knit Your Own Hat Kit (€13)

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Thoughtful gifts for the home

Irish Wild Plants (€15)

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Clare Coastal Soy Candle Collection €18.95

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Galway Crystal Living Ashford Candlestick Pair (Reduced to €14.95)

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Studio Arhoj Ghost (€19.89)

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Avoca Mini Preserve Favourites Collection (€9.95)

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Gifts they will use every day

Marino Park Notebook, Fergus O’Neill (€12.50)

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Reusable Coffee Cup – Stojo Biggie Collapsible Cup (€17.99)

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Hen’s Teeth tote bag (€10)

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Dunnes Stores Savida Blur Check Scarf €15

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