Its that time of year again when we start looking for inspiration for Christmas gifts. We all struggle to find the perfect gift for someone who is hard to buy for and to think of different gift ideas that our loved ones will appreciate. This year, why now give a gift from the Boyne Valley? We have lots of inspiration for under the Christmas tree- here are our top picks
An Accommodation Voucher
Giving the gift of a break away is always a welcome gesture. How about a voucher from one of our 3 or 4 star hotels, one of our self-catering cottages or homes, a Bed and Breakfast experience or a glamping or camping experience. You will be spoiled for choice with options in the Boyne Valley for that perfect accommodation Christmas gift voucher.
An Activity Voucher
For the adventurer in your life, what not book an activity or buy a voucher from one of our many activity providers. You will be in the good books with a gift of Kayaking from Boyne Valley Activities, a trip back in time with Boyne Boats, a visit to Causey Farm, cookery lessons from Lismullen School of Culinary Arts and so much more. Why not buy them a package that includes accommodation and an activity!
An Arts or Craft Gift from the Boyne Valley
An ideal gift for someone living away from home or for that person that loves bespoke handmade gifts. The Boyne Valley is lucky to be home to some amazing designers and craftspeople. Gifts such as a piece of hand felted artwork, shawl or accessories all handmade in Slane by Caoimhe Tuthill of Boann Irish Felt Designs. A woven scarf, hand knit hat, socks, rugs, throws etc from Boyne Valley Wools, is also an ideal gift this Christmas. Something a bit more special would be a harp, violin, mandolin, or a guitar from Irish Harps. Other beautiful ideas would be a piece of ceramic art from Lucy O’Gorman Ceramics, a stunning bag, kitchenware or print from Noreen Walshe Art, a painting from Pats Art Studio in Slane or the Skylight Gallery in Julianstown. You will also find lots of local pieces in the Kilkenny Shop at Trim Castle Hotel and at Sage and Stone in Duleek.
Boyne Valley Flavours Gift Boxes
A fabulous gift this Christmas for friends, family, or co-workers. Boyne Valley Flavours are once again working with all their members to produce a wonderful hamper full of yummy goods from the region. Choose from their Boyne Valley flavours Festive Favourites gift box, their Christmas Gift Box, or their Gourmet Christmas Gift Box. There is also a selection of festive drinks that you can add to any of the Gift Boxes. There is free delivery to anywhere in Ireland on all orders over €100, and you can select your dispatch date for Thursday the 9th of December or Thursday 16th December.
Boyne Valley Distilleries and Breweries Gift Ideas
The Boyne Valley is home to great Whiskey and Gins. Why not gift a taste of the Boyne Valley as the perfect Christmas present this year. Choose from The Whistler Whiskeys or Silks Gin at Boann Distillery, The Wise Owl Irish Whiskey or Listoke 1777 Gin from Listoke Distillery or a gift of a Bottle of Slane Whiskey from Slane Distillery. For those who prefer a refreshing glass of cider (also ideal for cooking your Christmas ham!) don't overlook Dan Kelly's Cider which is produced from hand-picked apples from the McNeece family orchard just outside Drogheda.
Give the Gift of Golf
Choose from nine golf courses in the Boyne Valley to buy a voucher or book a tee time for the golfer in your life. Links courses can be found at Baltray Golf Club, and Laytown and Bettystown Golf Club. Other courses include Bellewstown Golf Club, County Meath Golf Club, Headfort Golf Club, Julianstown Golf Club, Killeen Castle Golf Club, Knightsbrook Golf Course and Royal Tara Golf Club.
Book a private tour
A gift that promises a great experience and a history lesson! Book a private tour as a gift this Christmas and the recipient will be delighted. Tours can often be customised to suit the interests of the traveller, the pickup point, and the weather. Have a look at tour guides like Michael at Boyne Valley Tours, Derek at Custom Irish Tours, Historic Drogheda Walking tours, Love Irish Tours, Royal Historical Tours, and Treasa Kerrigan of Sacred Sites. For anyone interested in Genealogy why not book a tour for them with My Ireland Family Heritage.
This Christmas remember to stay green and spend your money in Ireland as much as you can. The Boyne Valley is the perfect place to buy a gift this year with lots of stays, experiences, and Irish produce on offer. If you're a fan of online shopping, be sure to check out our online voucher market a convenient way of shopping around the Boyne Valley from the comfort and convenience of home.
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