A Very Doolin Christmas Gift Guide – Feel the Magic of Doolin
We encourage everyone to shop local in store and online across the busy Christmas gifting season. Let’s make supporting local a year-round habit and ensure our communities remain vibrant in the months ahead. Show your Love for Local and check out our list of Doolin-inspired gift ideas below, and explore more great local shops here.
Here is a very Doolin Christmas Gift Guide. Enjoy.
Wild Atlantic Hamper by Burren Smokehouse
The Burren Smokehouse is an ambassador of the Wild Atlantic Way, the amazing touring route along Ireland’s western seaboard. It inspired us to create this beautiful hamper with many delicacies from along the way.
Shop online: burrensmokehouse.com
Dooliner Hamper by Hotel Doolin
This fab Dooliner hamper includes six bottles of Dooliner Lager, a stylish Dooliner hoody, our Dooliner beer glass and a €100 voucher to spend at Hotel Doolin. Hotel Doolin offers a whole range of great gifts and gift vouchers on their online shop. Check them out.
Shop online: hoteldoolinmerchandise.com
Doolin Tourism Gift Voucher Experiences
Why not give the gift of a Doolin Experience with a Doolin Tourism Gift Voucher. Choose a local experience such as a night away, dinner for two or a day of activities. The perfect gift for choice!
Price: From €35
Shop online: shop.doolin.ie
MORE GIFT VOUCHERS
As well as the Doolin Tourism Experience Gift Vouchers, there are a number of local businesses who are offering Gift Vouchers this Christmas that you can buy from directly, such as Daly’s House B&B, Sheedy’s Doolin, Hotel Doolin, Doolin Inn, Stonecutters Kitchen, Doolin2Aran Ferries, Doolin Ferry Co, McDermott’s Pub, Airmid, Wild at the Cave, Fiddle + Bow, and Doolin Cave
SKINCARE & WELLNESS
Local Irish gifts from the Burren by Airmid Natural Skincare
With the Burren on their doorstep, Kevin Lynch and Tina Robinson have no shortage of inspiration for their luxury soap and skincare products, all with nature at the heart of their design. They opened their first Airmid retail shop in Ennistymon in June of this year and relocated to larger premises on Main Street in October. The design of the new store includes a vintage bath, salvaged from a forge in West Clare, upcycled furniture and Airmid’s own twist on retail. Customers have an opportunity to come and sample the products, inhale the custom hand-blended Airmid scents and learn more about how they are made.
Members of Design Ireland and MadeLocal Campaign
Price: Gift Sets from €21.95
Shop online: airmidsoap.com
Yoga Retreat Experience
Give the gift of wellness – Yoga, Meditation, Life Coaching, a Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk, and wholesome food with Tricia from Doolin Yoga. Accommodation is in the beautiful Doolin Inn, in the heart of Doolin Village.
Price: Day Retreats from €90 / Weekend Retreats from €340
Shop online: doolinyoga.com
Subscription to Learn an Irish Musical Instrument
OAIM is headquartered in beautiful Doolin, Co. Clare, the heart of traditional music in Ireland, and with our unique online platform, we provide quality tuition in traditional Irish instruments—via video streaming—to the world. When you subscribe to OAIM, you are joining a rapidly growing, worldwide, community of Irish music learners.
Price: From €16 per month
Shop online: oaim.ie
Doolin Music House CD by Christy Barry & James Devitt
Christy recorded a CD together with his friend James Devitt whom he plays regularly with at Doolin Music House. The album features 17 tracks of tunes that Christy and James regularly play together and it will bring you back to Co. Clare instantly! To order the CD, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org
Price: €15 + €3 postage
Get in touch: doolinmusichouse.com
Aughavinna CD & Tunebook by JB Samzun & Charles Monod
Aughavinna is the new album of Irish Traditional Music from Doolin by JB Samzun (fiddle) and Charles Monod (concertina). The Aughavinna Tunebook & CD Combo is the perfect gift for a music lover, and includes: Tuneboook designed and published by Tunes From Doolin featuring sheet music of all 30 tunes from the album “Aughavinna” by JB Samzun & Charles Monod (Format : A4, 24 pages), and CD “Aughavinna” by JB Samzun & Charles Monod (hard copy).
Shop online: tunesfromdoolin.com
Brown Soda Bread Mix by Stonecutters Kitchen
Hand-made in small batches by the owners of Stonecutters Kitchen. The pack contains authentic Irish flour and instructions on what to add to turn it into a wonderful addition to your breakfast! This product is sold by Burren Smokehouse and was produced in the Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland, by Karen Courtney at Stonecutters Kitchen who is part of the Burren Food Trail and the Burren Ecotourism Network.
Shop online: burrensmokehouse.com
Christmas Dinner by Wild Catering Company
Let us take care of the cooking this Christmas. We have a 3-course meal, which will be cooked, chilled and delivered with reheating instructions so you won’t have the stress of cooking this Christmas. Alternatively, you can purchase a gift voucher for lunch at Wild at the Cave, if you’d like to gift a day out.
Price: From €80 per person / Gift Vouchers from €30
Shop online: wildcatering.info
Brunch at Anthony’s
Experience a taste of the Burren along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, at Anthony’s in Doolin. Here you’ll enjoy some of the freshest taste experiences around, with local artisanal produce being at the core of our food ethos. Our seafood is freshly caught by local fishermen, our herbs and veggies are grown in our polytunnel and where possible, sourced from local growers and foragers, and our meat all hails from local farmers around the Burren and west of Ireland region. – Traditional, flavoursome, wild and fresh. Natural, wholesome, comforting, and oh-so delicious. These are the foods and flavours of the Burren – and they’re reflected in the food we put on your table here at Anthony’s, celebrating sustainability along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Our Brunch Gift Card includes a delicious weekend brunch (1 x main, 1 x cocktail & 1 x sweet treat per person) in Anthony’s on a Saturday or Sunday of your choice subject to availability.
Price: From €60 for two people
Shop online: doolininn.ie
McDermott’s Pub Gift Voucher
Gift Vouchers now available in the bar, and if you can’t make it into the bar, drop us a message and we will get one out to you via post.
Price: Contact McDermott’s Pub directly
Get in touch: mcdermottspub.com
Selection of Jams & Condiments from The Clare Jam Company
The Clare Jam Company range of products uses 100% natural ingredients sources from the best suppliers. Based near the charming coastal village of Doolin, Co.Clare, our products are inspired by the stunning beauty of our captivating West of Ireland surroundings. Here, overlooking a splendid vista of the Atlantic Ocean and the Aran Islands, we use traditional Irish jam-making techniques to achieve our acclaimed quality and flavour. Offering a wealth of extra fruit jam, marmalades, jellies, condiments and a deluxe range, The Clare Jam Company boasts a vast array of products that incorporate the very best of both Irish and global influences.
Price: Contact The Clare Jam Company directly
Shop instore: theclarejamcompany.com or in your local Supervalu
Aran Island & Cliffs of Moher Tours by Doolin Ferry Co.
Escape to a place lost in time. The Aran Islands are a ruggedly beautiful group of three islands located on the West Coast of Ireland. Famous for their wild landscapes off the beaten track these islands never fail to wow. They are a celebration of Irish language, culture and music with a unique display of some of the oldest archaeological remains in Ireland. View the Cliffs of Moher from the sea and sail around the sea stack, taking in the views and wildlife. Sailings will recommence in 2022 so book a tour or buy a gift voucher for someone special this Christmas.
Price: €20 – €50 per person
Shop online: doolinferry.com
Boat Trips to the Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher by Doolin2Aran Ferries
Christmas Gifts are Plain Sailing with Garrihys Doolin2Aran Ferries. Our Gift Card is the perfect solution for gifting a special experience to your family and friends. The card can be used as full or part payment against any of our boat trips to one of the Aran Islands or a shorter sailing to the Cliffs of Moher, or both on the same day. Just decide on your budget, starting at €20, personalise your message and print your Gift Card. Simple!
Price: From €20
Shop online: doolin2aranferries.com
Doolin Cave Tour Experience
Give the gift of adventure with a Doolin Cave Tour, where your loved ones will get to experience Europe’s largest stalactite for themselves. Once beautifully described as ‘the palest gleam in the darkest deep’, this showstopper is 7.3 metres long and weighs around 10 tonnes. A great gift for all ages. Book a tour or buy a gift voucher.
Price: From €8.50 child and €17.50 adult.
Shop online: doolincave.ie
Dryrobe from Ben’s Surf Clinic
There’s nothing more revitalising than a dip in the Atlantic, and a Dryrobe from Ben’s Surf Clinic is the perfect gift for someone who loves a swim in the sea or a surf. The dryrobe® Advance is one tough bit of kit. It’s been designed and tested to stand the wear and tear of an active lifestyle, cold conditions and any challenge you face. All our newly produced dryrobe® Advance change robes are made with 100% recycled fabrics and use eco-friendly BIONIC-FINISH ECO® water-resistant finishing.
Price: From €175
Shop online: benssurfclinic.com
HOMEWARE & APPAREL
Doolin Cave Pottery
Caireann Browne throws each piece of Doolin Cave Pottery from glacial cave clay which has been hand-dug 120ft deep within the caverns of Doolin Cave in the Burren in Co. Clare. This unique clay was formed during several different Ice Ages when vast glaciers covered Ireland making it millions of years old. Treat yourself or someone special to a unique piece of Doolin Heritage.
Price: €15 – €118
Shop online: doolincave.ie/pottery
Cashmere Travel Wrap by Ekotree
The finest most luxurious cashmere travel wrap in Dark grey made using Grade A Italian spun cashmere. Sustainably dyed by infusion of herbs, berries and roots. Knit, milled and finished in the ekotree studio in Doolin, County Clare.
Shop online: ekotreeknitwear.store
Aran Candles by Doolin Ferry Co x The Irish Chandler
They say a fragrance can transport you anywhere. Choose from our two delightful custom-made candles and bring Aran Memories to your home this Christmas. Celebrate the holidays with Doolin Ferry from anywhere in the world. Need more gift options? For cheerful ideas or a customized package email email@example.com
Shop online: doolinferry.com
T-Shirt from McGann’s Pub in Doolin
Know any fans of the local music pubs? McGanns T-shirt’s are available in black, navy and green, and are available in several sizes.
Price: Contact McGann’s directly
Get in touch: mcgannspubdoolin.com
Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way Throw Blanket by Loominations
Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way throw blanket is inspired by the world’s longest uninterrupted coastal route – 2500 kilometers – that stretches all the way from Donegal to Cork. Places and landmarks along our spectacularly beautiful western coast are woven into this full-colour cotton throw with a crisp and contemporary graphic design. Doolin has found a lovely little home on this blanket and it’s perfect for taking with you on a picnic to the Cliffs of Moher.
Shop online: loominations.ie
PRINT & BOOKS
Doolin, Co. Clare Print by Lani’s Art
“Doolin, Co. Clare” is a print of a watercolour painting, a magical village on the coast of Co. Clare, walks, music, good food, lovely craft shops and trips to the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher. All Lani’s prints are printed on a Satin Art 270gsm paper with UV Archival protection, using pigmented archival Epson ultra chrome inks so they will last a lifetime. Available in a mounted 11″ x 14″ print. All signed and titled by Lani.
Shop online: irishcraftsonline.com
Burren Dinners by Trevis L. Gleason
What Do Chefs Cook When They Have Friends and Family Around For Dinner? Award-winning author Trevis L. Gleason asked just that of the renowned chefs and artisan food producers of one of Ireland’s most famous foodie destinations. The Burren.
Shop online: burren.ie
Daily Cliffs by Kev L Smith
Daily Cliffs is a one year photo journal on the Cliffs of Moher captured in 2018 by filmmaker Kev L Smith. The book documents the life of the Cliffs by taking a picture from the same viewpoint every day for a year. Along with hikes and Kayak trips around the Cliffs, Kev shows us his unique perspectives on this wild bit of coastline. 2018 was quite the year, with huge Atlantic storms, snow blizzards, epic surf sessions, and the hottest day recorded in 40 years. Kev talks to locals about what the Cliffs mean to them, and we hear ancient folk tales of lost cities and the beginnings of love stories. This book represents a snapshot of one year at the Cliffs of Moher.
Shop online: kevlsmith.com
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