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December 2022
# Your Say
Poll: Will you regift any Christmas presents?
Or is there no such thing as an unwanted present in your life?
All time
# for you
Irish flags, vodka and a Che Guevara stamp: Gifts given and received by Varadkar and Coveney in 2019
Books, hampers and historical gifts are often given to heads of state.
# open thread
What are the best and worst Christmas presents you've ever received? Let us know
“My dad bought me a sandwich toaster … so that I could make him toasted sandwiches.”
# Your Say
Poll: When do you open your Christmas presents?
It’s a bone of contention in some homes.
# festive flying
Flying somewhere for Christmas? Don't wrap any presents you're bringing onto the plane
People will likely be requested to open any wrapped gifts while they go through airport security.
# VALDAY
6 seriously last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts that could go down either way
You’re cutting it fine.
# Crosscare
This Dublin charity will put your unwanted Christmas presents to good use
People with unwanted gifts are being asked to donate them so they can be distributed to homeless people.
Open thread: What are the best and worst Christmas presents you've ever received?
Re-gifted pyjamas, anyone?
# Your Say
Poll: When is the best time to open Christmas presents?
First thing in the morning, or do you play the long game?
# christmas 2018
Looking to buy books for Christmas gifts? Here's how to please every adult with Irish writing
Whether they’re an avid reader or an occasional reader, we’ve got you sorted.
# good cause
Unwanted Christmas gifts? Here's a way to donate them to homeless people
The unwanted gifts appeal takes place at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin
# lunch crunch
Poll: When is the right time to open the presents?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
# secret santa
Open thread: What are the best and worst Christmas presents you've ever received?
Sometimes we get (and give) brilliant gifts and sometimes they fall wide of the mark.
# you're too kind
Trump and Prince Charles got the most expensive gifts from the Taoiseach this year
Justin Trudeau got socks from Leo Varadkar (of course), among other presents.
# santa's workshop
Irish building apprentices deliver handmade toys to children's charities
The Sisk & Son construction company has been making toys for charities at Christmas for the last 40 years.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Do you wrap Christmas gifts?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Do you do Kris Kindle with your family?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
# practical
Charlie Flanagan's gift of choice? A bog oak pen
Politicians do write a lot.
# Bah Humbug
Open thread: What are the best and worst presents you got this year?
An umbrella? A trip to Paris? Socks?
22 Toys To Fill You Full Of Christmas Nostalgia
One more sleep.
# ho ho hurray
Good news: Santa gets all-clear to fly in Irish airspace
There were fears Storm Barbara could have interfered with Santa’s travel plans.
# siblings
Poll: Do you do Kris Kindle in your family?
Do you think adult families should concentrate on buying each adult sibling one decent Christmas present rather than everyone buying for everyone?
# Hands Off
Decoy boxes and old shoes - The best places to hide presents from burglars
Almost half of Irish people leave their presents under the tree in plain sight.
# Costly Christmas
From drummers drumming to a partridge in a pear tree - just how much would 12 Days of Christmas cost?
PNC Wealth Management Christmas Price Index measures the cost each year.
# drink driving
Gardaí out in force for Christmas enforcement campaign
Christmas trees and presents – gardaí have all sorts of advice at this time of the year.
# not for xmas
Animal charity fear this lost puppy was abandoned Christmas gift
They are searching for his owners in the hope he just got lost.
# Revenge
This guy waited eight years to get revenge on his dad's fake XBox prank
Ah lads.
# it's lovely honestly
Poll: Is it okay to return or exchange a Christmas gift?
‘Tis the season … of wanting a refund.
# time for giving
This charity wants your unwanted gifts - even that awful scarf you got
Crosscare will redistribute them to young people in care and the homeless.
# thanks for nothing
12 of the best worst Christmas presents of 2015
Have yourself a merry little Christmas…
# thought that counts
Open thread: What's the best and worst present you got this year?
Did you get an apron this year or maybe you got the gift you have been hinting at all year. Tell us what you got.
# we're gonna need a bigger sleigh
The world's largest Christmas stocking is truly, ridiculously massive
Yes, but have you started your shopping yet?
# open thread
What are the best - and worst - Christmas presents you've ever received?
Ours include a much-coveted Furby, a shower curtain … and a cemetery plot.
# Your Say
Poll: Did you spend more money this Christmas?
Indications are that shoppers this year will have spent more on presents than they have in years.
# Christmas Presents
The 6 stages of grief when you get a rubbish Christmas present
It’s an emotional rollercoaster, that’s for sure.
Voices
10 tips to keep you stress-free this Christmas
Have you got lost somewhere in one of your lists – here are some practical tips to help you through the holiday season.
# last minute dot com
10 books that will make brilliant last-minute Christmas gifts
Go and grab ‘em.
# santy's coming
30 wonderfully Irish Christmas pressies for under €30
Your gift list, sorted.
# christmas wrapping
10 struggles people who are shite at wrapping presents know too well
The bane of our Christmas lives.
# Cold as ice
11 perfect Christmas gifts your constantly cold friends will appreciate
Everything is under €25…!