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# gift guides
This ethical Irish Christmas fair will sort your shopping in one swift afternoon
There’s loads of lovely stuff here.

IF YOU’RE LOOKING for some ethical or personalised Irish gifts, it can be hard to source them in your local department store.

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Don’t grab a lynx set, but instead, take a look at some of the offerings at Gifted, a ‘contemporary craft and design fair’ in the RDS from December 5-9.

For these couple of days, the RDS will be home to 500 designers, makers, and artisan food producers.

Just sounds ideal to get the whole Christmas shop over in one day, if I’m being real.

Here’s a few ideas from some of the sellers.

Silverdoodle turn childish doodles into jewellery, which is bound to be a winner for any parent at €180

Gifted Silverdoodle pendant CP SM PETER ROWEN PETER ROWEN

The Ethical Silk Company’s eco-friendly Jaipur Pink Mulberry silk pyjamas are pricey enough at €245 but a silk eye mask wouldn’t go amiss at €40 

No, we haven’t gone all Goop on you. The Ethical Silk Company only use Ahimsa ‘peace silk’, where no animal is harmed in the making. No silk worms are boiled, in other words.

Gifted Ethical Silk Co- mulberry silk pyjamas CP SM

Due South Clothing’s Poolbeg Chimneys hoodie €74

Not only are these really unique, they are made from recycled materials and organic cotton.

Gifted Due South Pigeon House Hoodie CP

Stór specialise in sustainable clothing for men made from organic cotton and bamboo fabrics, and their monthly sock box costs €9.66 

A new take on the classic ‘socks for Christmas’, that keeps giving.

Gifted STÓR sock box CP

If you were concerned by the recently banned Iceland ad, you’ll want to give the Palm Free Irish Soap company’s stall a visit

The company promises that none of their products contain palm oil. Their handmade soaps will set you back €2.95. 

Gifted Palm Free Irish Soaps CP SM

Stoneybatter’s ethical beauty company Oxmantown use organic and active botanical ingredients and make lovely products which feel a lot more luxurious than the price

Try their Bergamot and Neroli handlotion €28, or their Rose and Neroli hydrating face mist €22. They might be a bit pricer, but will go down much better than that thoughtless Boots 3 for 2 giftset, and supports local makers. 

Gifted Oxmantown Skincare 1 CP SM Ruth Connolly Ruth Connolly

Personalised wallets and note books can be found from Carve On, prices starting at €30

Gifted Carve On Notebook CP

Remember Monica’s sock bunny?

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Huggable SockKittens can be found at Red Rufus, and can be personalised with a child’s name or birthday for €35

Much better. 

Gifted Red Rufus Sock Cats CP

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