The Doolin Christmas Gift Guide – Gift 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. If you visited us during the year, or know someone who did- why not give them the gift of Doolin! Many of our local businesses include shipping with their gifts.
Here is ‘The Doolin Christmas Gift Guide 2023’. Enjoy.
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 2022 and relocated to larger premises on Main Street in October 2022. 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. Our Doolin Irish Soap Selection and Gift sets are excellent stocking fillers for Christmas this year.
Members of Design Ireland and MadeLocal Campaign
Price: Doolin Soap Trio €25.95 / Burren Candle Collection €37
Shop online: airmidsoap.com
The Irish Whiskey 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 beautiful hampers with many delicacies from along the way.
“We offer a great variety of gift ideas, from Burren Smoked Irish Organic Salmon, beautiful gift hampers like the Burren Baskets and the new Wellness Hamper to Gift Vouchers. You can also avail of monthly smoked salmon subscriptions for a gift that lasts much longer than Christmas.”
Free shipping to destinations in Ireland and Northern Ireland for an order value of €99 or above.
Price from: €54
Shop online: burrensmokehouse.com
JJ Corry Whiskey
The perfect Stocking filler for that special someone who loves their fine Irish Whiskeys. You can buy online from Ireland and the USA. A bottle of JJ Corry Whiskey is the ultimate Christmas gift!
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 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 CD is the perfect gift for a music lover- especially if they have visited Doolin!
Shop online: tunesfromdoolin.com
Selection of Jams & Condiments from The Clare Jam Company
Some tasty festive products ready for the shelves over the festive season include Cranberry Sauce with Port, Cumberland Sauce and Spiced Plum Chutney
Shop instore: theclarejamcompany.com or in your local Supervalu
Paintings and Prints from Doreen Drennan Artist
Doreen Drennan is an award winning impressionist painter and has been documenting the Wild Atlantic Way and the Burren for over 30 years. Doreen’s original Irish art is inspired by the wildness of the Atlantic and the rugged marks left on the landscape by the sea. Her paintings and prints are available to purchase online on her website and are the perfect Christmas gift this year.
Please contact by email, email@example.com for your favourite painting at a much reduced price.
Paintings available to view in the studio on Saturday and Sunday. 0879303755
HOMEWARE & APPAREL
Christmas Shop at Doolin Inn
Drop into us and pick up some unique local gifts from our Christmas shop. Choose from a wide range of gift ideas, including local art & photography, books, JJ Corry whiskey, warm fleecy blankets, hoodies, festive diffusers and more.. Our gifts are all about comfort, championing local, and enjoying the simple things in life.
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
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
PRINT & BOOKS
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
The perfect gift for loved ones this Christmas- a voucher for Hotel Doolin. Whenever you spend €100+ with them this Christmas, they will add a complimentary Sunday Lunch for two in Glas Restaurant. Tis the season of giving after all! (Complimentary lunch valid from 07.01.24 to 31.03.24)
More gift ideas from Hotel Doolin include:
Fiddle + Bow Vouchers
Give the gift of Escape, Experience, and most importantly, Moments to remember. Vouchers starting from €30.
Price: From €30
Shop online: fiddleandbow.ie
Doolin Cave Gift Cards & Family Passes
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, buy a gift voucher, or family pass for Doolin Cave.
Opening hours for the winter months are as follows:
November & December:
Open daily from 11am. Last tour leaves at 4pm.
1st – 8th: Open daily from 11am. Last tour leaves at 4pm.
9th – 31st: Open on Thur/Fri/Sat/Sun from 11am. Last tour leaves at 4pm.
1st – 28th: Open daily from 11am. Last tour leaves at 4pm.
Price: From €9.50 child / €18.50 adult / €52 family
Shop online: doolincave.ie
Gift Cards at Doolin Inn
We pride ourselves on creating memorable moments that last a lifetime. With our cash and gift experience cards, there is something for everyone to enjoy, whether it’s dinner for two, a relaxing overnight stay or an adventure break in the great outdoors of Doolin. Browse our selection of gift cards for more inspiration. Ideal gifts for him, her, them, couples, families, anniversaries, and weddings, these can be purchased online and sent to you or the recipient by email or post.
Price: From €25
Shop online: doolininn.ie
Doolin Ferry Company
Give the Gift of Adventure This Christmas
Doolin Ferry is thrilled to introduce our Christmas Gift Vouchers, the perfect present that will create memories to last a lifetime. By gifting a Doolin Ferry voucher, your loved ones can look forward to planning new adventures they’ll cherish forever.
Set sail to the enchanting Aran Islands and explore the breathtaking landscape, ancient ruins and warm, welcoming culture. Or embark on an unforgettable cruise beneath the Cliffs of Moher and view County Clare’s favourite natural attraction from a whole new perspective.
To purchase your Christmas Gift Voucher, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Book your Doolin Ferry Gift Voucher today and let the excitement of 2024 begin!
Doolin Ferry – Where Dreams Set Sail!
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, McDermott’s Pub, Wild Meadow Huts and Airmid.
Gift an award winning tours or experience this Christmas from Ollie’s Tours. Join them for Cliffs of Moher Tours, Aran Islands Bike Tours and so much more! Vouchers are available from €25 and can be found on his website here.
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.
Price: Day Retreats from €130 / 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
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
Homestead Cottage Vouchers
Gift vouchers now available for Doolin’s newest restaurant. Give the gift of a gastronomic experience at Homestead Cottage. Call into the restaurant or email them at email@example.com
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. Experience their ‘Seafari’ that takes place onboard their exclusive, private 8 seater rib. The rib is designed to allow you unrivaled, close up views of the entire Clare Coast while sheltering you from the elements with an optional canopy if the need arises. Sailings will recommence in 2024 so book a tour or buy a gift voucher for someone special this Christmas.
Price: From €32
Shop online: doolinferry.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
#LoveDoolin #SupportLocal #SupportDoolin
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. Check out ‘9 Travel Tips for Planning an Adventure to Doolin’, for more local knowledge and hidden gems.
PLAN YOUR TRIP TO DOOLIN: Click here
View our Fáilte Ireland Approved Accommodation Providers here