Irish Christmas Gift Ideas from Doolin
In preparation for Christmas, Doolin Tourism has put together some unique Irish Christmas gift ideas from some of the local craft shops and businesses in Doolin.
Here are some of our Doolin/Irish-inspired items that make for perfect Christmas gifts.
Gold & Silver Claddagh Ring by Solvar
€75 – Irish Crafts
This sterling silver Claddagh ring features a 10k gold heart.
The symbol of the Claddagh represents love, friendship, and loyalty. The Claddagh ring is usually given and worn to represent one of the four following relationship statuses.
– Single and may be looking for love. Wear it on your right hand with the tip of the heart pointing to the fingertips.
– In a relationship. Wear the ring with the tip of the heart pointing towards your wrist.
– Engaged. Wear it on your left hand with the tip of the heart pointing towards your fingertips.
– Married: Wear it on your left hand with the tip of the heart facing towards your wrist.
Traditional Aran Sweater
€150 – Ekotree
This traditional fully fashioned knit sweater is the perfect gift for under the tree this Christmas.
Contemporary in design, the mustard sweater is knit using quality Italian spun merino wool with a traditional style Donegal fleck.
About Aran Jumpers:
An ‘Aran Jumper’ is a famous style of jumper, originating from the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. The islands are to this day, accessed by boat via Doolin Pier. Aran jumpers form a big part of the west of Ireland’s heritage and are a symbol of our emerald isle – the perfect gift for someone special!
Book: Doolin – people, places & culture by Eddie Stack
From €20 – Available in Doolin
Eddie Stack was a writer, musician, & folklore enthusiast.
In ‘Doolin – People, Place & Culture’, Eddie has brought together his personal knowledge of the village and his friends who live or lived there, his research skills, his love of music and his gift of story-telling to present a gorgeous book that will appeal to historians, traditional musicians, locals, and anybody who has an interest in or love of Ireland.
This book is available to purchase online or in-store at many shops and businesses around Doolin.
Doolin Tourism has just launched a range of double-sided coasters which are available to collect free from our member businesses.
The coasters which are sure to be a collector’s item, feature images from local artist Phillip Morrison on one side. Phillip runs his own art gallery in the seaside town of Lahinch. The other side features images from local photographer Sean De Hoichtuin of Wild Sky Photography whose photos also feature all over this website.
These coasters are one of a kind and would make a great complimentary gift for someone this Christmas. Best of all, they’re free!
The coasters are available in-store from our member businesses around Doolin.
Gift Vouchers make an excellent gift at Christmas time.
Many businesses throughout Doolin offer gift cards on accommodation, shopping, and attractions, such as Doolin Inn, and Hotel Doolin. Gift an Experience this Christmas – your loved one won’t be disappointed!
Artwork: Doolin by Phillip Morrison
From €65 – Phillip Morrison
Phillip Morrison runs his own art gallery in the seaside town of Lahinch, County Clare and for a number of years also had a gallery in Doolin.
Phillip is known for his quirky style, the use of bright colours and interesting shapes creating a sense of movement that has now become his hallmark. Full of humour, optimism and intensely personal, the paintings celebrate the spirit of the places they capture. This piece captures the infamous Fisher Street in Doolin and is a homage to Doolin’s rich heritage of traditional Irish music – a fantastic and inspiring piece to hang on any wall this Christmas.
Tickets to Local Events in Doolin
2019 will see some epic local events around Doolin!
With the return of some of the favourites such as ‘Doolin Writers’ Weekend‘, ‘Doolin Folk Festival‘ and ‘Father Ted Festival‘, there are also some new additions like the first ever ‘Doolin Surf Festival‘.
Gift an experience this Christmas and make magical memories in 2019.
Shopping in Doolin this Christmas
Some shops in Doolin run Christmas shops and shopping nights throughout the festive season, featuring a wide selection of elegant decorations, gifts, textiles, homeware and more.
Here is a list of our member retail businesses:
Be sure to explore the rest of our website to find out more information, or to plan your next visit to beautiful Doolin in County Clare.