Not sure where to start with your Christmas shopping this year? The Energia Free-kend map is back but with a twist! 🎁
We are #ThePowerBehindIrishBusinesses this Christmas and encourage everyone to #ShopLocal where they can and support Irish Businesses ☘️
This is the 1st instalment of our map with a selection of some of the best places to shop from this Christmas!
Nimble Fingers first began in 1962 and ever since then they’ve been selling high quality educational toys and art materials, along with a focus on customer service. Some of their current product selections include educational and wooden toys, children's books, arts & craft materials and outdoor toys. So, if you’re looking for an alternative toy shop to buy from this Christmas be sure to check out Nimble Fingers.
Wooden Heart is a family run business on Quay Street in the heart of Galway that has been supplying ethical, safe and high-quality wooden toys and unique gifts for over 30 years. They’ve been striving from their beginning to provide children with natural and educationally worthwhile toys, as they believe the greatest gift you can give a child is the gift to explore the world in a safe and imaginative way, that develops the senses and leads to greater understanding of the world.
For the past 26 years Crossogue Preserves have been using produce from the garden and hedgerows on their farm. They’ve just started to offer a range of gifts on their website, that can be sent anywhere in the world, just in time for Christmas! Be sure to explore their range of jams, jellies and chutney if you’re looking for a tasty Christmas present this year.
Dating back to the 1970’s, Studio Donegal is a small woollen mill on The Wild Atlantic Way with its own carding, spinning, hand weaving and garment making. Everything from the Studio Donegal label is hand woven and made in the mill in Kilcar, Co Donegal. If you’re looking for some cosy gifts this Christmas check out their collection.
Are you looking for some sustainable products this Christmas? Green Outlook champion Irish Suppliers with over 100 products Handmade in Ireland to cater for all your eco-friendly needs. Browse their selection of sustainable, plastic free products perfect for some stocking fillers.
The Cat and the Moon was established by jewellery designer Martina Hamilton in 1989, and for over 30 years she has championed individual small enterprise craft makers of Ireland, earning a reputation as one of Ireland's most distinctive and unique retail outlets. Everything on the website is 100% designed and made in Ireland.
"The mud will wash off, but the memories will last a lifetime". Etaoin O'Reilly began her ceramics journey in 2010 while she was studying in NCAD, and now she has her own small Irish pottery business with items such as jugs, diffusers, cups and mostly importantly, Christmas decorations!
Bláithín Ennis is an original, unique and contemporary brand, with affordable and beautifully designed jewellery. She combines unusual materials from around the world to produce wearable, special and striking jewellery designs. incorporating simple, traditional and craft driven techniques inspired by her natural surroundings in coastal Ireland. Treat your loved ones to something extra special this Christmas and checkout her website.
The Coach House Dingle is home to an unparalleled collection of stylish interiors, accessories, furnishings and unique gifts to mark all of life’s memorable occasions. Such as; jewellery, leather goods, candles, ceramics, cards, homewares and much more. Perfect for treating someone this Christmas.
Gaababy.ie first started in 2007 when creator Mairead O’ Sullivan wanted to dress her baby in her county colours ahead of a match but couldn’t find any, and alas Gaababy was born. They combine their Love of GAA with fashion and have produced a unique collection of merchandise including county colours baby grows, hats, bibs and mini solid ash hurley’s engraved with a special message. If you know any mini GAA fans this is ideal for a unique Christmas present.
Just Books is located in the heart of Mullingar and offers customers a personal touch. They deliver books all across Ireland and if you don’t see what you are looking for online all you have to do is contact them and they’ll try their best to source it for you.
Adams Cloud is a beautiful website that offers gift for births, christenings and birthday parties, bringing happiness and love to every family in every home. All of the books in this collection are beautifully illustrated and are full of love and warmth, and while they may have been born out of great sadness, they have also given a huge amount of joy to parents and children everywhere. A beautiful gift for anyone this Christmas.
All of the materials used in the reusable Eco Straws are made from sustainable sources and are also biodegradable causing no harm to our planet. Not only are the straws eco-friendly, they also use environmentally friendly packing materials! Treat someone you know to a stainless steel, glass, bamboo or silicone straw this Christmas and help reduce the one million plastic straws that are used in Ireland every day.
Udar.ie is the online store to visit for all your Irish language games and fun products this Christmas. From Irish Scrabble and Monopoly to Books as Gaeilge, they have you covered for anything you might need to keep the family entertained this festive season.
Born in Shanagarry in Co. Cork, Ballymaloe Foods now sells sauces and relishes to many countries around the world, and this Irish staple has now become a feature in fridges all over the world. Their products include; relishes, pasta sauces, mayonnaise and salad dressings, the perfect ingredient for any table this Christmas.
Unglu-d is a dedicated Gluten Free business set up by Aileen who’s a Coeliac and a Foodie. Unglu-d discovered those on a gluten free diet have a hard time finding gluten free products, so Aileen started making her own. As well as their own range of sauces and seasoning, they also run classes to help give people on a Gluten Free diet confidence in some of the basics.
Founded in 1995, Sheridans Cheesemongers is ran by brothers Kevin and Seamus Sheridan. Their kitchen has created a small range of great products with the Sheridans Cheesemongers brand, including their award-winning Brown Bread Crackers for Cheese, Rye & Linseed and Mixed Seed Crackers for Cheese; Duck Confit, Pesto and Chutney for Cheese. Order all the cheese, cured meats and crackers you could want straight to your door.
Ailish from Sí Jewellery specialises in Memorial Pieces of Jewellery, which can include pieces made with ashes or hair of a passed love on, creating beautiful pieces of jewellery while offering comfort to its wearers. These can be done with tie bars, pocket watches and more featuring images and quotes.
The Burren Perfumery is a family company whose aim is to be better than the best of the large brands in the quality of our products. Spoil someone this Christmas and browse their range of perfumes, creams, lotions, oil candles and teas effect for some pampering stocking fillers.
At McElhinneys, they believe the customer comes first and they want you to feel a little bit of the ‘McElhinneys Magic’ when you shop with them. A Donegal favourite, this family-owned store has clothes for everyone, as well as beauty, home, jewellery, bags and more, shipping all across Ireland.