As the big day draws closer, the pressure to find the perfect gift does too. As you prepare festive treats and deck the halls, finding unique gifts in Dublin is one thing you don’t have to stress over. The city is full of gems where you can pick up the perfect presents for loved ones – you just need to know where to look. Whatever your shopping needs, we’ve picked out some of the best spots in Dublin to find the perfect present for every taste.
Located conveniently off Grafton Street, Powerscourt Townhouse is a speciality and cultural shopping centre that houses everything from antique jewellery to gorgeous greenery. Its brimming with stylish boutiques where you can peruse quality textiles and be sure to find a special piece to delight the fashion lover in your life. Set amongst the elegant 18th century Georgian building, it’s also an architectural treat and a picturesque setting to spend a day shopping. An added bonus is the Pepper Pot café on the first floor where you can set yourself down after all that hard work and a well-deserved treat.
As one of Europe’s oldest city markets, George’s Street Arcade has been a popular attraction since it opened its doors in 1881. Today, it’s a treasure trove of miscellanies waiting to be discovered. This is a great spot for Christmas shopping because you’re sure to find something unusual without even searching for it. From vintage clothes stalls to K-pop stores and an eye-catching art gallery at the entrance, step inside and let yourself be guided through over 40 independent retailers – each with their distinctive charm.
There’s nothing better than to be greeted with a delicious array of treats on Christmas morning. For unique stocking fillers and gifts, the Guinness Storehouse offers a range of delectable food and hampers sure to impress.
The Guinness All Irish Food Hamper is a particularly great gift idea for friends or family members who would appreciate some themed home-comforts. You can delight Guinness connoisseurs with a Guinness Nitrosurge Gift Pack, allowing for a perfect two-part pour at home, or the classic Guinness Home Bar Gift Set.
Of course, you can find much more than food gifts here, and history buffs will love items like the Guinness Toucan Christmas Hamper or the Guinness Golfer Set for those teeing up over the holidays. From hoodies to personalised glasses, this is an ideal spot to pick up a thoughtful gift with a twist.
Jam Art Factory can be found in the heart of Temple Bar on Patrick Street. A mecca of art from talented local artists and designers, this is the place to be if you’ve got an art lover in your life. Some truly distinctive pieces await inside this treasure trove. But it’s not just paintings you can find here. Original pieces of jewellery, candles, tote bags and much more can be found inside or on their online store.
For avid readers nothing says Christmas quite like unwrapping a new (or old) title. To treat someone special in your life, stop by Ulysses Rare Books where you’ll find shelves upon shelves of literary greats. There’s good reason why this gem was featured in The New York Times. Naturally, the rare and vintage editions stocked here are on the pricier side, but it may just be worth it to see the sparkle it brings to your loved one’s eyes.