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.
Book: Burren Dinners
Compiled and Edited by Trevis L. Gleason
Foreword by Neven Maguire
From €25 – Available in most shops around Doolin
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.
€50 – Doolin Cave Pottery
Gift a piece of Doolin..literally.
This larger vase is a statement piece. The glacial blue glaze pools and flows over the delicate hand craved hawthorn emblem stamped on the side of the vase.
Gold & Silver Claddagh Ring by Solvar
€99.50 – 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 Aran sweater is knit using quality Cashmere Merino Wool in a traditional style pattern.
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!
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, Hotel Doolin, Doolin2Aran Ferries, Ben’s Suf Clinic, Doolin Cave & Visitor Centre, Burren Smokehouse, and others. 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
2020 will see some epic local events around Doolin!
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:
- Irish Crafts
- Village Crafts
- Doolin Cave Pottery
- O’Briens Crafts & Knitwear
- Clare Jam
- Burren Smokehouse
- Phillip Morrison
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.