The Energia Small Irish Businesses map is back and we’re proud to be supporting Irish Businesses this Christmas 🎁
We encourage everyone to #ShopLocal where they can and support Irish Businesses ☘️
This is the 2nd instalment of our map featuring a selection of some of the best places to shop from this Christmas.
The Toy Shop decided to take the plunge and open their first shop on the 1st of June 2017, with the aim of creating a magical space for kids. From beautiful wooden toys, scooters, art and craft sets, games, puzzles, books, dress up sets and STEM toys, they also stock a lovely range of baby and christening gifts, the softest 100% Cotton blankets, essential bandanna bibs, beautiful wooden music boxes and lots more.
World of Wonder Toys is an independent toy & nursery retailer, with 6 shops across Munster. They pride themselves in offering a huge selection of products, competitively priced, also available to browse online. A great alternative when looking for toys this Christmas!
Based in Letterkenny, Lottie dolls are based on the average proportions of a nine-year-old child rather than those of an adult woman, celebrating childhood and promoting the empowerment of children by encouraging kids to be themselves and have fun! Another great Irish business when looking for toys this Christmas.
Originally from the island of Inis Oírr, Tomás Póil is the man behind Man of Aran Fudge. He has created over 23 different flavours of cream & butter fudge, with flavours such as; Baileys, honeycomb, lemon, vanilla and many more! Great for anyone with a sweet tooth this Christmas.
Established in June 1996, Chez Emily is a Dublin based business which makes handmade chocolates which are both vegan friendly and gluten free. From hampers to seasonal goodies, this is another great place to shop when looking for something to treat your loved ones to this Christmas.
Olly’s Farm is ran by a Dublin based bee-keeper who was producing more honey than he needed so decided to sell it to those who are interested in eating great natural food reared and grown originally on their farm. They have a great range of 100 per cent raw Irish honeys including heather, blossom and softset honey from different apiaries around Dublin and Wicklow. Perfect for those cold mornings with your porridge.
The Book Resort is a book subscription & gift box service based in Ireland, who deliver new books, delicious chocolate and some surprises to book lovers around the world. They ship worldwide so if you know any book worms with a sweet tooth be sure to check out their website.
Inspired by the Irish vernacular and observing the world around them, Sam and Neasa design and make expressive, functional furniture from locally sourced Irish timber. Each piece is handmade in their workshop, designed to make you smile. Browse their selection of gifts using sustainable Irish wood.
After returning home from travelling the world, Lisa and Luke decided to open up their own store and bring some magic to their hometown in Waterford. Their store showcases some of their favourite finds from Australia, Ireland and Europe, which showcases over sixty small designers & makers, with a strong emphasis on sustainability.
Green Dot is a hub for beautiful, ethically-made Irish Craft and Design, based in the vibrant town of Clonakilty, west Cork. Their shop stocks the work of over 70 Irish-based Designer-Makers with a main focus on promoting well-made, unique, handcrafted work from all over the country. Their store is a great one stop shop when looking for gifts this Christmas.
Created by sisters, Caroline Quinn and Kathy Sherry who dreamt of showcasing stunning vintage treasures in a fun and laid-back manner. Dirty Fabulous is vintage boutique that originated in Dublin and specialises in beautiful bridal, occasion wear and accessories from the 1920’s to 1970’s and beyond, perfect for stocking fillers.
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Heavins is a family run business based in Athlone, selling furniture, appliances, homeware, garden tool and much more. Shop local this Christmas when looking for home and white goods and check out their super sale they currently have on their site and bag yourself some great deals!
Conns Cameras is a family-run business established in 1968, with a wide a range of camera equipment including the facility to hire equipment and try-before-you-buy and trade-in services. Their Photolab offers a high quality and cost-effective range of services including developing, printing and scanning for film, digital or print reproduction. Be sure to browse their website and check out the perfect gift for those who are snap happy!
TÁD Cycling is a premium cycling apparel brand inspired by retro sportwear with a contemporary approach. Based in Donegal, their apparel brings a sophisticated colour palette together with a contemporary, modern style. Cycling has never been as popular as it is now so if you or someone you know needs a new cycling kit, check out their range.
Since 1934, the Gardiner family have been creating skincare products which combines their expertise in traditional formulations with the latest dermatological advances. Based in Dundalk, Gardiner Family Apothecary manufactures, packages, and produces 100 per cent Irish skincare products.
Boru Décor is an online flower shop who can cater to all of your floral requirements. They specialise in creating unique and beautiful flower arrangements for all occasions, including Christmas where they currently have fresh handmade wreaths and Christmas floral décor!
Mimitoys is an online toy retailer that sells unique, fun, quality toys for children up to the age of 12/14. They have a beautiful range of environmentally-sound toys for all kids, that will last and be enjoyed and played with for years. From wooden toys to outdoor playsets, this business is another great alternative when looking for toys this Christmas.
Who would’ve thought you could buy all of your favourite snacks online! This small Irish retailer is selling all manner of crisps, as well as jellies, chocolate, retro sweets and more! Stock up on your favourites for the festive period and cold weather ahead. It’s also a great gift idea for those who can’t always find their favourite Irish treats!
The McCaffrey Family has been crafting for 5 generations and authentic Blackthorn Walking Sticks are hard to find. McCaffrey Crafts is one of the only authentic blackthorn walking stick makers still in existence in Ireland, with locally sourced Blackthorn picked form the Cork and Kerry Mountains. In additional to the walking sticks they also sell cardigans, coats, t-shirts, sweaters, the list goes on!