written by Melanie May
Trying to stick to a budget this Christmas? Our gift guide should help with that as all of the gorgeous food-related gift ideas cost €50 or less. Oh, and they are all Irish products and companies too. So we are making it east for you to buy Irish this Christmas.
If you are looking for cookbooks, check out our fabulous Irish Cookbook Gift Guide.
Let the shopping begin.
Foodies need to keep their feet warm! Kai restaurant in Galway has partnered up with Irish Socksciety to design these fabulous food-themed socks. The turnips represent the local quality ingredients used in the restaurant and the warmth of the socks remind you of how you’ll feel after a lovely meal.
Here’s a very cute idea. Inside this jar are twenty pieces of paper and written on each one is something to eat in Dublin. This is a great way to expand your taste buds and eat your way around the city.
L. Mulligan has a hip flask service and this would be a great gift for any whiskey aficionados. You buy the special L. Mulligan hip flask (€20) and the owner then has access to every whiskey being dispensed from the bespoke mini-cask and demijohns in the L Mulligan Whiskey Shop in Dublin. You have to pay for each individual whiskey, but there are some limited whiskeys on offer and it is a great way to try without having to buy a whole bottle.
For the chocolate-loving bibliophile in your life, how about one of these novel (see what I did there) chocolate book boxes? This large box has 30 exquisite chocolates from small, Irish artisan producer Koko in Kinsale. Keep for me the Kinsale Gin and Orange Milk Chocolate.
Maria Lucia’s products taste delicious, whether you follow a gluten-free diet or not. All of her products are certified gluten-free. They are produced in a gluten-free facility with BRC grade AA. The hamper includes her award-winning granola as well as boxes of cookies, porridge and muesli.
Handmade with 100% Irish sustainable, traceable wood, this chopping board doubles up as a cheese and pizza board. This Irish company is based in Carlow and can engrave messages onto the boards for an extra personal touch.
This is part of the Irish Design Shop’s Áras homeware collection. Two Irish artists make this beautiful set. Rosemarie Durr hand-throws the ceramic mortar in her studio in Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny and Matt Jones hand-turns the beautifully tactile pestles in his workshop in Riverstown, Co. Sligo.