The Energia Small Irish Businesses Map is back for the final instalment of some of the best small Irish businesses to shop from this Christmas 🎁
We encourage everyone to #ShopLocal where they can and support Irish Businesses ☘️
If you’re still on the hunt for the perfect present this Christmas, check out the 1st, 2nd and 3rd map in this series.
Since 1983 Pinocchio’s has been family run and specialises in traditional, mostly wooden, toys of a slightly more alternative type. They have a wide variety as possible to suit all ages from the very newest baby to the very mature child that is in all of us, combining both education and play value in the best quality toys from all over the world and Ireland. Since the 10th of December they are only providing a click and collect service from their Cork Store.
Kidiko sell a great range of personalised baby gifts, wall stickers, gifts for kids, kids toys, bedroom accessories, wooden toys and kids clothing. A great alternative to mainstream toy retailers this Christmas if you’re on the hunt for some toys.
Bosca Bakery aim to provide the Irish population with delicious, convenient treats for yourself or a loved one. Their brownie boxes would be a great Christmas present for anyone you know with a sweet tooth! The best part is that their boxes are made to fit through the letterbox if you won’t be home to accept the delivery.
Dice and Counters is a site dedicated almost exclusively to the sale of board games, aiming to bring you offline fun one boardgame at a time. Keep the family entertained through the Christmas holiday and browse their range of fun games.
Based in Donegal, The Counter Deli is a one stop shop if you’re looking for wine, sweet treats, cheese and coffee. Perfect for any kitchen table over the festive season.
Put Your Feet Up was set up by husband and wife team Joe O‘Regan and Deirdre O’Connor during the spring and summer of 2020 during the restrictions on normal everyday living imposed by COVID-19. All of their candles and diffusers are handmade and are designed to not only smell good but also to look good.
A little idea was created by Ali, a designer & maker based in Dublin, who creates laser cut acrylic jewellery, buttons, teacup jewellery, handmade greeting cards & retro headbands & hair accessories. Her designs are inspired by decades past, full of colour, lightweight, unisex and fun to wear.
Based in Dublin, Eva makes custom engagement rings, handmade wedding bands and gifts for all occasions in collaboration with clients. She also creates her own collection of modern jewellery which is available online and from her Windy Arbour showroom.
Based in Galway, the Irish Whiskey Stone Company design and sell Whiskey Stones, which are cubes made from marble that you put in the freezer and then use instead of ice in your drink. Genius!
Carve on design and manufacture a broad range of goods from premium vegetable tanned leather. Specialising in the customisation and personalisation, their close-knit team of nine, together they pool their experience to ensure overall quality and finish each product by hand. There have wallets, bags, phone cases and notebooks on offer and can personalise almost everything in their factory in Kildare.
Is there a specific year that has a special meaning for you? Birthday Cufflinks make cufflinks by hand from old and new coins to celebrate a significant life event from a particular year such as Birthday, Anniversary, Graduations and more.
Browse their site and check out their range of sustainably made by hand in Ireland, natural, clean skincare and home fragrances free from synthetics. Their range of scents include lemongrass, grapefruit, bergamot and lavender, and are available for hand wash, lotion, shower gel and even hand sanitiser!
Based in West Cork, Wild Side Sports have everything you might need for kayaking, surfing, skating, hiking and more! Sound like someone you know? Then check out their site!
Toys and Games Ireland have a large selection of wooden toys, educational toys, Melissa and Doug puzzles, Lottie dolls, play kitchens, 4M science kits and much more! Another great alternative to mainstream toy retailers this Christmas if you’re on the hunt for some toys.
Since opening their doors in 2014, Hazel Mountain Chocolate has been a foodie destination on Ireland's spectacular coastal route who have received numerous awards and have featured in Ireland’s top 10 food attractions. They have some beautiful gift boxes available for Christmas, a gift anyone would be delighted to receive!
This family-run bookshop has been in business since 1902 and have a wealth of bookselling knowledge. Books are a staple each Christmas so browse their range of books for all ages, including school and college books.
If you’re looking for comfort, elephant living is the place for you. Their Elephant beanbags come in a variety of colours and fit to your shape, ensuring pure comfort at all times. Pick the size that’s right for you and relax.
Bridge Street Books is an independent, family run bookshop set in an old house, right in the heart of Wicklow Town. Open since November 1999, the building is full of nooks & crannies where you can hide while browsing our extensive range of books. Another great alternative to mainstem bookstores this Christmas.
Evans Art Supplies is a fourth-generation family business established in 1910 by Hugh Evans. They stock everything from the finest quality oil, acrylic, watercolour, brushes, canvas, paper, pads, pencils, markers, clay, glues, paper, glitter, the list goes on!
A family run business, they believe that the Irish music scene is the strongest it’s been for years. They sell a wide-ranging stock of local artists and aim to help up and coming musicians build a foundation for their musical futures.