Christmas Gift Ideas from the Boyne Valley 2023
The festive season is upon us, and there's no better way to celebrate than by spreading joy through thoughtful and unique Christmas gifts. This year, consider buying a gift from the Boyne Valley in Ireland. Nestled in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East in Meath and South County Louth, the Boyne Valley have some amazing gifts that will bring a smile to everyone’s face. From artisanal crafts to gourmet delights, here are some fantastic Christmas gift ideas from the Boyne Valley.
Boann Irish Felt Designs
Give the gift of handmade artwork, wall hangings, shawls and more from Ireland. Handmade in Slane by Caoimhe Tuthill, all work is made using the ancient craft of wet felt making. You can shop Caoimhe’s full collection online on her website and shipping is available. Find out more here.
Boyne Valley Wools
An in-person trip to Boyne Valley Wools is always recommended, especially this time of year. Alison stocks a treasure trove of amazing Irish gifts in her shop beside Brú na Boinne. Alison Hand spins all her own Jacob wool and crafts products with the finished yarn such as woven scarves, hand knit hats, socks, rugs, throws etc. Find out more here.
Castle Crafts Trim
Another great place to find over 100 Irish crafters in the one place is Castle Crafts in Trim. From local art, jewellery, clothing and everything in between, you will definitely find a special gift here. Their online shop is also available as well as shipping and pick-up. Find out more here.
Emily McCormick Artist
If you are thinking of gifting a one off piece of Art from the Boyne Valley then you should check out Emily McCormack Artist. Her paintings are available to purchase online. Emily also runs Art classes throughout the year- a beautiful gift for a budding artist. Find out more here.
Jan Muyllaert is a producer of musical instruments including harps, violins, mandolins, and guitars. He has 50 years of experience in the art of making specialised instruments to suit any client’s needs. This would be a very special Christmas Gift from Ireland. Find out more here.
Lucy O’Gorman Ceramics
Lucy’s pottery, ranges from functional, dishwasher and microwave safe crockery and tableware to sculptural and commissioned pieces. Lucy’s own technique of using glass in her pottery gives her work a distinctive and vibrant effect. Lucy’s Christmas shop is now open outside Slane, and she is also running ceramic classes in the New Year. Find out more here.
Maguires Gift Shop
Forget about the hustle and bustle of the big shops and make your way to Maguires Gift Shop at the Hill of Tara for a special Christmas Gift. While we always recommend a visit to the shop and café in person, they also have an online shop available. Find out more here.
If you are looking for something special for the foodie in your life, then look no further. Newbarn Farm is home to a Farm Shop selling homegrown and locally sources fruit and vegetables alongside a selection of artisan farm produce. Find out more here.
Noreen Walsh Art
A Christmas gift from the Noreen Walsh collection would be something very special this year. Choose from her beautiful lamps, art, prints, cushions, throws and so much more. Her beautiful products are available on her online store and shipping is available. Find out more here.
Pat’s Art Studio
Based in the centre of Slane Village, Pat’s Art Studio is a treasure throve of beautiful paintings from the Boyne Valley and the entire world. His one off pieces would be the perfect gift for someone special this Christmas. Find out more here.
Sage and Stone
Sage and Stone is the perfect destination to take in some Christmas Shopping, browse their stunning interiors shop and grab a bite to eat at their café. Situated just outside Duleek, you can also shop online too. Find out more here.
Gift of an experience!
In a world where we have far too much “stuff”, why not gift an experience in the Boyne Valley this year. All of our activity providers offer gift vouchers that you can use throughout the year. Activities and experiences include Boyne Valley Activities, Boyne Boats, Navan Adventure Centre, The Zone Activity Centre, Emerald Park, Funtasia, our Golf Courses and so much more. Check out our Gift Voucher Market here.
Gift a Hotel Voucher
Gifting the promise of a night away in 2024 will always get you brownie points. There are so many beautiful hotels to choose from in the Boyne Valley. Why not book a weekend in advance or purchase a gift voucher to use in the future. Check out our Gift Voucher Market here.
Gift a Restaurant Voucher
The Boyne Valley is famous for its food and drinks. Why not gift a foodie experience this year and hopefully they will take you with them! Enjoy an afternoon tea, a whiskey tasting, a three course meal and more. Check out our Gift Voucher Market here.
The Boyne Valley is also a great destination for a shopping break this Christmas. Why not park up the car, spend the day shopping, enjoy some food and drinks at one of our many restaurants, bar and hotels and check in for the night! Find some great places to stay here. We can’t wait to welcome you.
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