Our Gift Guide to help you choose the perfect gift for everyone this year!
A keen favourite of ours, sure to make the perfect Christmas present this year is Execute Exist, a print studio creating printed clothing & accessories inspired by Irish culture both new and ancient. All of their printing is done in-house, giving them more creative and quality control, as well as reducing waste by printing limited runs. Each piece is made with lots of love & care, using water based inks and organic or recycled materials.
For the perfect stocking filler, we turn to Braw, a Limerick-based bakery and chocolatier with national shipping.
Founded by Anna during the pandemic initially as a personal project to create care packages for friends and family Braw has developed into a new small business that aims to bring these connections and comforts to the wider public.
Braw supplies cafes and restaurants in Limerick with bakery items and sells chocolate made in small batches direct through their website.
Now we might be slightly biased here, but top of our list this year is Foxes Bow Whiskey. Triple barrel finished, aged in bourbon barrels, Oloroso sherry casks and rye casks, this is a gift that is sure to put you in the good books with the whiskey lover in your life! Release 01 was only just released in November, so this is a great option for someone looking for a unique, quality gift they won’t already have.
For the ‘beours and feens’ that love a good craft beer, Treaty City Brewery have endless options. Not only are the lads masters when it comes to naming their beers and designing their striking packaging, but the beers themselves are spectacular! They also offer tours of the brewery on Nicholas Street in Limerick and have a line of merch with Limerick slang on it. Whether you’re from the Treaty City or not, they’ve something for everyone – definitely worth checking them out.
For the person who has absolutely everything (and is a pain to buy for), give them the gift of an unreal tasting that the Limerick Whiskey Experience has to offer! Limerick Whiskey Experience was founded to promote whiskey education and deliver enjoyable experiences in the comfortable surroundings of Peggy’s Parlour in Mother Macs Public House. Through a combination of Experience, Passion & Education they are delighted to bring our experience to your glass. They have a couple of different options at different price points so are sure to have something to suit your budget.
Speaking of experiences, House of EQ offer amazing styled and curated sensory experiences, either through guided virtual masterclasses or using their kits yourself at home. From candle making, to fragrance design and mixology, this is a thoughtful gift like no other.
For the yoga buff or gym bunny on your gift list this year, Limerick gal Louise Cooney has the perfect option. Her recently launched brand Cloo is a high quality activewear fashion brand developed for busy women of different body shapes and sizes. It is designed in Ireland and every piece is created with the modern-day multitasking woman in mind.
For the sustainable fashion king or queen in your life, look no further than ELN. As a streetwear brand, ELN doesn’t want to follow the trends, instead they’re breaking the moulds. Founder Ellen Mooney designs all ELN pieces herself and they’re ethically made using mostly highly quality organic cotton. Some garments are digitally printed in Scotland using water-based non-toxic dyes, others are embroidered by a local company in Northern Ireland, both of which have high standards and a real passion for their craft. The goods get shipped to her studio in NI, where she packs up orders (in recyclable packaging) and sends them out to you.
For the coffee lover, a Fika gift voucher makes the perfect gift. They can be used for coffees, retail bags or on coffee equipment. Fika have up to 15 coffee options each week, or the vouchers can be used against their monthly coffee subscriptions, too. Stop in to their store on Catherine Street in Limerick and pick up yours, or reach out to them on Instagram to find out more.
Another great whiskey related option is a Treaty Whiskey Society membership. The Whiskey Society was created for those with a keen interest in enjoying, tasting and learning about whiskey, located in Limerick and it’s surrounds. It also also gives whiskey lovers opportunities to meet new people and try the best whiskies that the country has to offer, including amazing tastings and exclusive events. We joined earlier this year and honestly, the perks alone are worth it – including incredible discounts on whiskey with Irish Malts, Irish Whiskey Magazine and more.
Another great gift option for the female wellness fan on your list is FemFuelz – a Limerick based company striving to change women’s perception towards supplements. They believe that for too long females have felt out of their depth when discussing, buying and taking supplements, leading to many females overlooking their nutritional needs. Their extensive range has been developed by experts in nutrition and performance to fuel their customers before, during and after exercise. Check out their website to see the products, accessories and clothing they have available.
After all that browsing, you surely need a little treat for yourself! Limerick’s own ‘Our Daily Bread’ have an amazing selection of delicious Breads, mince pies, treats and more which you can buy through their Instagram shop or their website!