Regatta Birchdale Waterproof Jacket

This full-stretch ISOTEX 10000 shell jacket is the perfect gift for the farmer who is always outside. As winter weather sets in, this waterproof and breathable jacket will keep out the rain and cold when outdoor work needs to be done. €130 |

NiteCore F4 Flexible charger & power bank

This charger has a micro USB port (input) and two standard USB-ports (output). You use the micro-usb-port to charge 18650 Li-ion batteries. You use the standard USB port to charge external devices such as a tablet, smartphone or camera. Open the holder and place the Li-ion batteries inside. €28.95 |

Pearl Reddington hat Charcoal & Neon

Made from 100% merino wool and traditionally spun in Kilcar, Donegal, you can’t get much cosier than this unisex hat. The material will keep you warm when doing the farm work and the colour combination makes it stylish enough to wear out for a walk. Comes in one size. €50 |

IFJ Subscription + Free Wellies

The Irish Farmers Journal has teamed up with Dunlop to bring the farmer in your life the ideal gift this Christmas. With the purchase of every one-year Farmers Journal subscription you will also receive a free pair of Dunlop Purofort Fieldpro Full Safety wellies valued at €85. The wellies range in size from UK 3 to UK 13. Standard one-year subscription includes print paper deliveries (ROI only), digital access to web stories and app. €199 |

Berghaus Unisex Headband

This lightweight, stretchy headband is perfect for keeping your hair back while you work and will keep your ears cosy and warm too while offering great ventilation. Stays perfectly in place thanks to a printed silicone grip on the inside. Get a comfy fit thanks to stretch fabric, so you can focus on the day´s fun. Machine washable. €18 |

Save a Sod

Gift a ‘Sod’ in someone’s name for €25 to protect a sod of Irish land for one year. Recipients of a gift donation over €50 will receive a beautiful letterpress certificate, handmade by Dublin letterpress studio One Strong Arm. All funds donated will be used to protect the land and species already in trust. Save A Sod is a way to contribute and commit to protecting Irish biodiversity, and was launched in response to the climate emergency.

Starts at €25 |

Palm Free Irish Soap Sustainable Skin & Haircare Starter Box

Palm Free Irish Soap has a wide variety of Irish-made, eco-friendly gift options this Christmas. This luxury gift box has an abundance of skin and haircare products that your eco-conscious loved one will surely appreciate. €60 |

Sustainable Kitchen - Liz Walsh Textiles

The sustainable Kitchen gift box (pic 7) is a perfect way to move into a more waste-free way of living. In your gift box you will find an Irish Linen bread storage bag that’s hand block printed, a reusable linen coffee filter and a beautifully hand-turned wooden coffee scoop by Eoghan Ledbetter. This product is designed and produced in Ireland using materials sourced in Ireland. €58 |

Reusable Christmas Crackers

This cracker comes flat-packed and ready to be popped into shape. You fill them with your own small gifts or jokes. Made in Europe, these reuseable crackers are wrapped and shipped using entirely plastic-free packaging. The patented construction allows users to easily replace the snap without any glue or mess, so you can use them again next year. From €2.99 |

The Ultimate Sustainable Home Gift Box

This bumper gift box is packed with eco-friendly cleaning products to help make any home more sustainable. Your eco-conscious loved one will be delighted to have a way to run the home with products that are kinder to the planet. This gift box is practical, full of natural products and free from single use plastic. €99 |

Lee Valley Vintage Canvas Hold-all in Brown

When it comes to buying presents for dads, it’s often very tricky to know what they will a) like and b) actually use. There’s an abundance of men’s aftershave and deodorant sets, but these will likely end up gathering dust if you give them to your dad. With that in mind, this canvas bag from Lee Valley is both a stylish and practical option that dad will get plenty of use of, wherever he’s travelling to. The brown is particularly sophisticated looking with a nice vintage feel. €54.90 |

Barry’s tea infusion flavours

Barry’s Tea has launched two new blends. Focus, is caffeine-free and contains natural botanicals of apple, hibiscus, spearmint & ginseng with the added benefit of Vitamin B6, which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

The second addition to the range is the Protect infusion. This blend contains echinacea, ginger, cinnamon, lemon peel and the added benefit of Vitamin C to boost your immune system this winter. All tea bags are biodegradable, as are the cartons. €3.95 |

L’OR Coffee machine

Have a coffee-addict dad? If the answer is yes, why not spoil him by letting him loose with all the fancy coffees he could want from the comfort of his own home. This L’OR coffee machine comes in three different colours (capsules are sold separately). €89.99 | can be purchased in Tesco and Dunnes Stores nationwide or online


Ember Smart Mug

This Ember smart mug would make a great gift for any coffee or tea lover, but it’s especially useful for working from home or within an office (or farm) environment. This smart mug does more than keep your coffee hot – you can set it to a specific temperature to ensure your drink is always “just right”. It can maintain this temperature for up to 80 minutes, depending on mug size. €88 | available in Three stores nationwide and on

TADO Wireless Smart Thermostat Starter Kit

This Christmas, give dad the control he craves with a smart thermostat start kit like this one from TADO. With this handy gadget, he can control your home’s heating from his smartphone or tablet. The system also works with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant and can adapt to your home’s needs with automatic heating control and scheduling options. €299.99 |

Every Day is a Fresh Beginning: Meaningful Poems for Life book by Aoibhín Garrihy

Irish actress Aoibhín Garrihy has turned her hand to writing with this beautiful poetry collection. This book is full of meaningful poems written by a range of acclaimed poets, from WB Yeats to Seamus Heaney, making it a lovely gift for mum. It’s a real comfort to read whenever you need a pick-me-up. €16.50, available in bookshops nationwide.

Ciara Silke Swamp Rose Scarf

This scarf is strikingly beautiful with its mix of vibrant colours and luxurious fabric. It would add a touch of timeless glamour to any outfit and it also works as a beautiful transitional piece from summer to winter, and vice versa. Mum will feel like a celebrity wearing this. €180,

Enibas Light My Way Gold Studs

Engraved with a star, these solid gold studs are as unique and timeless as your mum. They are the perfect gift and accessory for any occasion; including a family Christmas dinner or celebration with friends. You’ll find them at Kilkenny Shops nationwide or online. €115 |

Brookfield Farm handmade cherrywood giftbox

Candles are always a win with mums, and this gorgeous handmade set from Brookfield Farm would surely go down a treat. This is a selection of hive gifts beautifully presented in a handmade cherrywood gift box with sliding etched lid. It contains pure beeswax lip balm, a pair of hand-dipped six-hour dinner candles, and an essential oil scented pure beeswax candle. €89,

The Handmade Soap Company Home Fragrance Edition, Lemongrass & Cedarwood Set

These scents invite you to relax, unwind, breathe deep, as the blend of lemongrass and cedarwood essential oils freshen the room and calm the mind. This gift will help you breathe in and relax as the day’s stresses simply melt away. €45 |

Zzzana’s Sleepwear Collection

Zzzana’s sleepwear collection is as soft as silk without the maintenance and includes elegant pyjamas, robes, eye masks, and hair scrunchies in a selection of colourfully vibrant prints. They use sustainable materials which naturally regulate your body temperature while you sleep. It is also anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic, making it perfect for people with sensitive skin. Shorts pyjama set €77 full length pyjama set €87 | see for further items.

The Nude Wine Co

The Nude Wine Co have a gorgeous selection of wine hampers for Christmas, accompanied with other tasty treats. The ‘Award Winning Rioja Hamper’ is a lovely gift for a neighbour or friend to enjoy at Christmas. It contains a bottle of award-winning Rioja wine, premium Spanish pate and La Chinata Reganas crackers. To finish off, Kildare’s own Lily O’Brien’s Chocolates. €30 |

Magee 1866 Diamond Weave Throw in Oat & Blue

Not only would this throw add a luxurious feel to a sitting room, draped over a chair or sofa, it is perfect for wrapping around your shoulders to keep snug throughout the colder months. Designed and woven at the Magee 1866 mill in Donegal, this statement throw is an eye-catching and cosy addition to interiors. €155,

Woolow Gift of Sleep

The Woolow Gift of Sleep contains an award-winning Woolow natural wool pillow, a lavender aromatherapy sleep spray and a sachet of fragrant dried lavender. The Woolow has just two ingredients (wool and Fairtrade cotton). It keeps you warm in summer, cool in winter and is clinically proven to prevent germs and allergens, making it a must-have for those with hay-fever or dust allergies. €85,

Made Obvious Weighted Pillow

Irish print designer Lia Quigley started her brand Made Obvious to ensure her prints were made on ethical and sustainable items. She handmakes each piece from her studio in Madrid, Spain. Her zero-waste approach means any surplus fabrics from her other design is used to make her therapy pillows. These weighted pillows can be warmed or frozen and can help with migraines, muscle pain, hay fever and more. €49,

RING Video Doorbell

Imagine being able to see, hear and speak to visitors - even if you’re not at home. The RING system provides instant notifications on a phone or tablet, features customisable settings and lets a grandparent or older relative stay connected to their home no matter where they are. The system features motion detection and is weatherproof. €199.99 at

Loaf Pottery

Combining beautiful simplicity with purpose, the latest collection from social enterprise Loaf Pottery is now available and includes the Loaf Mugs collection, espresso sets, handless collection, jugs, butter dishes and vases. Handcrafted in Crawfordsburn, Co Down, each piece takes form on a potter’s wheel before being hand-glazed and kiln fired. All profits from Loaf Pottery are reinvested into the work of the NOW Group, the social enterprise that created the JAM card and supports people with learning difficulties and autism across Ireland. Widely recognised to convey ‘Just A Minute’, thousands of JAM cards are in circulation, allowing people with a learning disability or a communication barrier to indicate discreetly that they might need ‘Just A Minute’ when accessing services.

Concern Worldwide

At Christmas, many charities have gift options that have benefits far beyond a nice present under a tree. Concern Worldwide has options to help improve people’s lives. There are 28 gifts and two bundles to choose from, starting from €10 for an avocado tree or mosquito net to €500 for a solar panel. Other gifts that help vulnerable people access vital services include period power, which helps prevent young girls from missing school due to their period, and the climate-smart farming kit, which provides farmers with training, tools and drought-resistant vegetable seeds. Whatever you choose, your gift positively impacts someone’s life. Available at


Oxfam Ireland have officially relaunched their online tech and gadgets shop in time for Christmas 2022, calling on shoppers to do something different this Christmas by giving gifts that support both people and the planet. In addition, the Sourced by Oxfam range, available in Oxfam shops around Ireland, contains an abundance of festive food, gifts and eco-products that are made with care, protect the planet, and help the people who produce them to earn a decent living. Prices vary, available at

With the cost of living affecting families across the country this Christmas, consider giving the gift of a donation to a charity close to your heart instead of a physical gift via Irish fundraising platform

iDonate are also launching their ‘gifts of impact’ this Christmas, where people can donate to specific charities in lieu of a physical Christmas gift. Supporters will be able to search for their preferred charity on, visit their cause page and click on a button to purchase a gift donation amount of either €25, €50 or €100. The donor will receive a Christmas-themed gift certificate by email after they make the donation.

30 Seconds

30 Seconds is the quick-thinking, fast-talking board game ideally suited for adults and kids from age five. It’s simple to play: players describe and give hints to their teammates so that they can correctly guess as many of the five names on the card as they can - without using any “sounds like” or rhyming tactics. All this, of course, has to be done in 30 Seconds! The names and topics (Irish and international) that appear on the cards are those most people will be familiar with. €29.99 | stores nationwide

Learn our national anthem

Our National Anthem is a keepsake book designed to teach children (and their parents) Amhrán na bhFiann in a fun-filled format – along with our national emblems, historical figures and legends, and the phonetic Irish and English translations. The book’s author, Rachel J Cooper, was featured at the International Literature Festival in Dublin this past May. €12.99 |

Socks for the whole family

Irish Sock Brand Polly and Andy have launched some cute rugby striped socks in time for the holiday season. Available in sizes for baby (0-1 years), junior (age 3-12) and adult (UK 6-13). There is a province for everyone to support this Christmas. From €7,

Patty Spells dolls from The Wishing Chair

These beautiful dolls are hand-made by Donegal-based designer Patrícia Oliveira. There are five dolls to choose from - Molly, Rua, Daisy, Erin and Tara - all waiting to be loved by a child this Christmas. There is also a collection of equally beautiful Fairy goddess dolls, all named after Irish goddesses in folklore. €32.99, available online at and in the shop in Bundoran, Co Donegal.

Making pancakes

This sustainable imaginative playset includes all the accessories the tiny chef in your life needs to make delicious sweet and savoury crêpes. Turn it over and the box becomes a kitchen. Mom and dad will be relieved to see that all of the set’s accessories can also be stored in the box. Made with FSC® certified wood, it’s a great way to cut down on Christmas plastic. €18.95 |

Howth Cookery School

Learn to enhance your cooking skills, develop recipe bases and pick up entertaining tips at Howth Castle Cookery School in 2023. Take your teen or tween on a fun day out with their pasta making workshop on 15 January. This class goes through the basics of pasta dough making, rolling and the cutting of fresh pasta. You’ll also get to prepare some really tasty sauces to go with your pasta that are both easy and quick to put together. This class is aimed at the 10- to14-year age group and each child needs to be accompanied by an adult or guardian. €150 per parent and child. See to view the range of other classes on offer.

Killarney Urban Farm Tour & Taste experience

Take a guided tour of Killarney Urban Farm as you and a loved one sip on a local cocktail and sample some canapes. The tour explores the vertical farming technology which powers the reclaimed space in the centre of town. The experience continues to The Tan Yard restaurant for a three-course meal, exclusive to the Killarney Urban Farm Tour & Taste attendees. Each dish will feature ingredients produced in Killarney Urban Farm and paired with local farmers and suppliers. From €65 per person or make it an overnight stay with breakfast in the Killarney Plaza Hotel & Spa from €229 per night,

Sweet Dreams Gift Set

Sophie’s Soaps are small batch and Irish-made, with a full product line including cold process soap, shampoo bars, conditioner bars, bath dough and shaving soap, among other products. Her Sweet Dreams Gift Set comes in sustainable packaging and features a massage bar, bath salts, lemon lavender lip butter, bubble dough and lavender fields soap. €35|

Hawthorn Handmade Skincare

Whether your loved one works on or off-farm, their hands could probably use a little TLC. Hawthorn Skincare products are all handmade by Elaine Kennedy in her native Co Mayo, where she lives and works on her family’s farm. Her hand care products include nourishing mango butter, apricot oil and relaxing lavender. Her Soothe Hand Care Gift Set includes her best-selling hand balm as well as hand scrub and a mildly cleansing hand and body wash. €48 |

Ella and Jo Irish beauty brand

Irish cosmetic company Ella & Jo was founded by Charlene Flanagan & Niamh Ryan to create functional and fun products that make it easy for busy women to care for their skin. Their products are all vegan and cruelty free and they have some beautiful gift sets on offer this Christmas for all skin types. Their night cream , from €50 is a firm favourite of ours.

Beauty and skincare Seabody eye serum

The latest addition to the high-tech Seabody skincare range, this powerhouse serum is enriched with a cocktail of carefully chosen active ingredients tailored for the delicate eye area. The unique formula contains a microencapsulated marine bioactive along with Hyaluronic and Kojic Acid; Vitamins C & E; niacinamide, caffeine and blueberry seed oil. €86|

Nuasan active skincare

Because the athlete in your life needs to protect and care for their skin, too. Galway-based Nuasan has a range of natural, scientifically-proven, 100% sustainable body care products which are designed to keep active skin fresh and healthy. Their Recovery giftset is available for delivery nationwide or can be purchased through selected pharmacists. €79.95 |

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