It’s that time of year again; you’re making your list, you’re checking it twice and that’s just for those who’ve got to shop for the entire family. If like us you would prefer to do it all under one roof and as of yet don’t know where to start, behold our ultimate guide, sure to satisfy everyone from the girlfriend to the grandkids and all those in between. Click on the images to shop now!
For the stylish home or gin enthusiast, a trendy decanter is more than just a statement, it’s an investment piece and a gift they will treasure for more than Christmas week. This fabulous one is from Waterford Crystal’s new stunning diffusion range aplty named Rebel. The solid blush crystalline decanter features a Gin tag around the neck; feeling like an extra from a James Bond movie has never been easier. €150
For the teenage muzo or the father who’s rediscovering his musical youth, there’s no home that doesn’t deserve a slick, wireless speaker that’s both neat and powerful, delivering impressive sound and up to eight hours of music. Bose knows best, €139.99.
For the friend with a sweet tooth and a passion for baking, a professional mixer will become his or her proudest kitchen utensil. The Kenwood kMix Stand Mixer is both stylish and reliable while also catering to our retro tendencies. With a 5-litre stainless steel bowl with large handle, 500W motor, planetary mixing action, and a range of clever attachments to choose from, the kMix stand mixer comfortably handles large quantities of ingredients and the stiffest of doughs. Meaning more cakes for you, the every generous pal. €299.99
For the sister who has it all or the girlfriend who gushes for gold, these turquoise Melinda Maria Hunter studs (€90) will turn heads. The pop of colour will give an edge to the most wintery of ensembles while the gold lining adds a layer of luxury. Expect major brownie points for these babies.
For kids under the age of 10, fairy doors have become to little girls what reliable motors are to adult dads: essential. For a small amount of money, you will literally make their fairy dreams come true. For something extra special, this one’s exclusive to Arnotts. The Irish Fairy Door Company have designed this exclusive glittering white Fairy Door (€25) and you won’t find it anywhere else. Hand crafted in Ireland, each glittering white door comes with wooden stepping stones and a tiny Magic Key. Pick a special place for your Fairy Door and leave the Magic Key beside it. If they Key has gone in the morning, your fairy has arrived! Register your fairy’s name online and enjoy a magical interactive journey with exclusive stories direct from Fairy Valley.
For the aunty or the neighbour or the person you just can’t decide what to buy for, nobody can have too many Christmas decorations and if you’re working to budgets of €10 or €20, a decorative piece for anyone’s tree is a surefire hit. Arnotts’ Christmas Shop is a world of wonder. We adore this owl decoration from Kurt. S. Alder (€5.95) and if we had our way, he’d remain on display the whole year through.
For all women and plenty of men too, the power of a decent candle knows no bounds. Particularly suited to those who enjoy regular baths, a Max Benjamin candle is a gift that will always go down a treat. For just €34.95, go one step further with a four-wick scented candle. The only difficulty you may run into is choosing from their extensive range of tantalising scents.
For the fitness freaks among us, or those who want to take more care of their hearts, a Fitbit will become an extension of their limbs, the voice of encouragement to get more active and be the best they can be. For something a little different, we’re loving the plum-coloured HD version of this year’s most popular fitness device. €149.
Looking for a gift that will give the whole family a smile? The Star Wars BB-8 Droid is number one on our wishlist this year. It’s so much more than a toy and it’s sure to appeal to all ages, not just the kids. Even those who’ve never shown an interest in Star Wars will be converted. Where real live pets are a little too much of a commitment, this dude’s the perfect compromise. €169.99
For your granddad, who’s as suave and stylish now as he was back in his 20s, a trendy spotted tie is the perfect, easy gift. So much so, the younger folk will probably pilfer it when he’s not looking. €26
For the intrepid traveller who’s always on the go yet never without his laptop, a decent bag will be most appreciated. Satisfying more than their technological needs, you’ve got plenty of extra pockets here for bits and bobs. €195
When in doubt, socks are your reliable friend. Better still, designer socks will never be sniffed at. These Calvin Klein patterned socks would make his feet feel fancy. €25
Got a little more wiggle room in your budget but still feeling clueless when it comes to the men in your life? A fragrance gift set with shaving goodies won’t let you down. For something particularly sophisticated, the
Aqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza Gift Set is worth a sniff. €106
For the fashionista with an appreciation for Irish designers, Peter O’Brien’s collection at Arnotts is truly the stuff of dreams. If she’s got a particular penchant for hats and 1940s Hollywood glamour, this one will blow her away. €140
Overwhelmed by the selection of bags on shelves? Relax, we’ll choose it for you. This Christmas, the ultimate IT bag is the Coccinelle Crossbody Bag in Black. €200
However, if you’re buying for a woman who likes her bags big enough to house her entire life, this Furla option will earn you the ‘best present-giver ever’ award. €260
For she who longs for luxury, this rough cut gilet is crafted from super soft sheepskin fur and a merinillo leather on the reverse. Wear one way and then turn inside out for a two-in-one accessory that will keep you warm while looking effortlessly stylish all winter long. €855
For your mother, a gift from Liz Earle is as good as it gets, with a price tag that won’t set your heart racing. We’ve written extensively about our love for all things Liz Earle and their Christmas gift sets are the stuff of dreams. There’s no Irish mother who won’t be overjoyed by the cult hero cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Gift Set. €23.50
For she who likes her colours as bold as her personality, who spends her time looking up beauty tutorials online, this Smashbox palette is the mother of all palettes. Brace yourself for squeals when this gets opened on Christmas morning. It’s the ultimate colour library for endless looks! Inspired by painter Yago Hortal’s one-of-a-kind, vivid artwork, this limited-edition set has two palettes of colour for cheeks and eyes (with 40 shades in all) that pop in and out—so it’s perfectly portable for her festive trips. €67
For more gifting inspiration for all of the family, head in store or visit Arnotts.ie