Not sure what to buy someone? Give the gift of choice with these vouchers for the best Irish products and experiences
Do you like to give something practical, with lots of choice? We love to give (and receive!) vouchers, as it’s lovely to have them in your pocket for a rainy day or pick-me-up throughout the year. There are lots of brilliant Irish businesses offering vouchers for quality products and experiences, and here’s our pick of the best this Christmas.
Ireland’s Blue Book
Blue Book gft vouchers can be used in over 50 romantic country houses, historic hotels, dramatic castles and the best restaurants throughout the island of Ireland. This is an ideal gift for someone who deserves an indulgent break away. For more information or to purchase gift vouchers please see irelandsbluebook.com or call 01 676 9914.
National Gallery of Ireland
Treat your artistically-minded loved one to the gift of 12 months of inspiration and art. Members can enjoy 12 months of exhibitions, exclusive online talks taking you behind the scenes with curators, conservators and art historians ad special discounts in the café and shop. The gift membership starts from when the recipient activates it, not on the date of purchases, so they can enjoy their full 12 months’ membership.
Monart Destination Spa is consistently rated as one of the best in the world, and the online Christmas shop allows you to gift a little piece of the spa to experience at home. You can gift the Monart signature scent candles (€32), diffusers and deluxe Monart spa robes (€65), or a gift card that doesn’t expire. The gift cards start from €50 and can be used for accommodation, dining, day spa visits or treatments.
Original Irish Hotels
The Original Irish Hotels gift voucher is vald in the 56 unique owner run hotels located all across Ireland. Choose from castle hotels, spa and resort hotels, manor house hotels or boutique hotels. Presented in a gift box, with a copy of the directory, the voucher is valid for five years from the date of purchase.
Dunnes Stores is rewarding customers who choose to buy Dunnes Stores e-gift card worth €100 for someone, giving the buyer a €10 e-gift card for themselves. The paperless, digital e-gift cards can be used online and in stores across all the departments in fashion, homeware, beauty and food, and they can be used alongside the €10 off €50 grocery voucher.
Eden One is Ireland’s newest health club and destination spa, offering a luxurious and innovative range of spa treatments. Gift a spa voucher worth €100, €200 or €500 or gift a specific day spa experience. The Pure Indulgence Day Spa Experience includes a fusion of massages and stretches, a the Diamond Experience Life Infusion Ritual. The Mother-to-Be package includes 90 minutes worth of treatments, including a pregnancy back massage foot treatment, skin comfort facial and a tension-relieving head masage. See more at edenone.ie.
If you want to give the gift of wellbeing, the Good4All voucher gives the receiver the choice to choose their own treat, from spa, holistic therapies like reiki or massages. They can book the treatment of their choice with one of the qualified practitioners registered with locations all over Ireland. Gift cards, from €10, can be purchased and delivered online at Good4all.ie, either immediately or on a given date.
Good Food Ireland
Gift friends or family all over the world an e-gift voucher for Good Food Ireland’s online shop, can choose from a wide range of Irish getaways, experieces and food and craft gifts, featuring the best of local food and design.
Dublin Cookery School
With over 100 dynamic cookery classes a year to choose between, a gift voucher for Dublin Cookery School will give your loved one the chance to make pizza or pasta from scratch, or learn how to make the perfect tacos in the Mexican class. There’s something exciting for all tastes and levels of expertise. Customisable gift vouchers are available on the Dublin Cookery School website here.
Screebe House is one of Ireland’s finest Victorian houses, located in Camus Bay in Connemara. Built-in 1872 and lovingly restored by the Burkart family in 2010, Screebe House offers guests an experience of luxury comfort, and effortless charm. This is a lovely gift idea for someone who loves the great outdoors, as guests can enjoy activities such as renting bikes, fishing, deer spotting, swimming and hiking. Buy a voucher here.
Give your friends or family the gift of a much-needed boost. The Spas.ie voucher can be redeemed in 80 spas against anything from a manicure to a weekend retreat. The vouchers are sustainably printed on recycled paper and can be emailed at the very last minute before Christmas. Buy now at spas.ie.