I’m not usually one to consider buying presents this far in advance of Christmas, but this year is different in every way. For this sponsored gift guide, I’ve chosen six favourites I already have, use and love that I hope will make others happy when they open up the wrapping on Christmas Day.
What’s Christmas without a few bubbles? I’ve chosen this gorgeous Champagne gift set from O’Briens, one of my absolute favourite wine shops. O’Briens are an Irish family-owned and run business with 34 shops all around Ireland and online. They’ve been operating for over seventy years and one thing I always notice when I pop into one of the stores is how friendly and knowledgeable the staff are – you just need to ask and they’ll help you find something just right for a present (or yourself!).
There are over 200 wines on offer for Christmas, with discounts up to 40% as well a Gin sale and Irish whiskey sale plus loads of craft beers, really a one stop shop for Christmas drinks. This gift is only available in-store (the glasses are fragile), but you can browse the full range of fizz here.
This Taittinger Prestige Rosé is bursting with bright red fruits and a silky mousse. It’s presented in a gorgeous gift box with two stunning champagne tulip glasses for €77.72, the perfect present for anyone who likes a bit of sparkle!
Since we’ve all been spending more time in our homes, I’ve noticed a massive upwards trend on Instagram when it comes to interiors and in particular wall art. But not just that. We’re all looking for something a bit more meaningful and I think a lot of people have a new found appreciation for our own little island. Proudly hanging on my wall is JANDO’s St. James’ Gate Brewery print from their Dublin Art Print Landmark Series. My family has a real connection to Guinness, so it’s a lovely little reminder.
I know lots of us have loved ones living abroad who may not be able to come home this Christmas, so a meaningful gift from JANDO and a little piece of home could be just the ticket. Check out the rest of the collection and the new Christmas gifting bundles here, there’s also 20% off this weekend!
Keeping it in Ireland, I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t love to receive one of these blue envelopes this Christmas. An Ireland’s Blue Book voucher is the perfect present for that person in your life who appreciates unique Irish charm and is itching to get back out travelling around the country. Ireland’s Blue Book is a collection of country house hotels, elegant Georgian manors, stately castles, historic hotels and luxury boutique hotels designer lodges located throughout the island of Ireland.
I’ve been lucky enough to visit a few myself, (Ballyfin Demesne was a real treat!), you can view my Instagram story highlight of a night in Castle Leslie here. What I love about the properties listed is how different they all are and all of the activities on offer like fishing, cookery lessons, spas and country walks. There are also a number of restaurants included, five of whom have been awarded Michelin stars. For the full list of Ireland’s Blue Book properties and to book, click here. Ireland’s Blue Book vouchers do not expire.
For something a little more fun and frivolous, I’ve recently been trialling and loving the Iron Squad Ergonomic Curling Iron. The barrel is at a 90 degree angle which makes it the easiest to use wand I’ve ever tried! It’s much more comfortable to use than a straight curling iron as you don’t need to contort your upper body in all sorts of directions, so there’s less pressure on your shoulders and arms.
You can control the temperature from 130-230 degrees (I went for 200 in my demo which you can watch above) and created these waves in seven minutes flat! You can get 20% off Iron Squad using the code nadia20 here.
Sticking with the beauty theme, a great value gift for anyone that’s into skincare and natural ingredients is Trilogy’s Rosehip Three-Step Set. It’s the perfect travel-friendly sized collection of Trilogy clean beauty favourites for when we’re on the go again. I love the eco-friendly vegan pouch the set comes in, it’s made from washable paper and reusable. You get a complete skincare routine, including a full-sized Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil (my fave!) for less than €26.
The New Zealand brand is known for producing ethical, sustainable, high performance natural skincare and is available in your local health store, from all good pharmacies nationwide and online here
It’s no secret I’m a huge Regatta fan, their outdoor gear has been keeping me warm and dry on all of my adventures for the past few years. With the increase in people enjoying more time out in nature comes an increase in demand for cosy clothes and accessories, so I’ve chosen three gorgeous pieces from their winter collection. This super soft teddy coat, leopard print half zip fleece and cosy fleece lined beanie.
But for the hiking enthusiast, you can check out the links on my Instagram story highlight of all my favourite Regatta gear.
This Christmas gift guide blog post is sponsored and also contains some affiliate links. Opinions are, as always, my own.