After the year we’ve had, we’re delighted to see Christmas is finally almost here — almost! — with 2021 glimmering on the horizon just beyond. It hasn’t all been bad news: many of us are improved home cooks and bakers since being introduced to lockdown life, and we’ve all become better at appreciating the little things. With Christmas shopping underway, it’s also become evident that most of us truly recognise the importance of supporting local and Irish producers, more than ever before.
If you’re choosing to buy Irish this Christmas — and we really believe you should — it’s well worth checking out the fabulous new ranges from Carrolls Irish Gifts. Realising the merit in offering additional support to Ireland’s fantastic producers, Carrolls have introduced an impressive array of homegrown crafts, jewellery, cosmetics, books, prints and foods ranging from chocolates to preserves.
With a new goal — to be the bright new home of quality Irish craft gifts — Carrolls have refocused their offering to shine a light on what’s really important, and are excited to share the amazing Irish brands that have joined them. Their gorgeous new Christmas gifting range includes products from well-known Irish brands including Orla Kiely, Newbridge, Herb Dublin, Caulfield Country Boards, Foxford, Guinness, Tipperary and plenty more. They’ve also created a new collection of Irish hampers, ideal for sending as Christmas corporate gifts or to that special loved one who can’t come home this year.
With stores reopened as of December 1st, Carrolls are keen to encourage shoppers to to buy Irish as much as possible this Christmas. Managing Director Peter Hyland said, “It has been very challenging for a lot of businesses, and it’s great that retailers can re-open their stores ahead of Christmas. There is definitely a real appetite out there to support local Irish businesses and we are proud that over 75% of our purchases are going to an Irish supplier. With people being more conscious about where they are shopping, we wanted to offer an extra incentive to encourage them to shop for Irish brands. We hope that our initiative of €10 off every €50 in-store will encourage people to come into Carroll’s and see the great selection of Irish craft gifts we have on offer.”
“The launch represents an exciting direction for Carrolls Irish Gifts and allows us to support Irish crafts even more than we ever have before. This is an exciting time for the brand and we hope that this evolving chapter brings an even bigger love for Irish craft gifts within the Irish community.”
At Carrolls, you’ll find handmade Irish treats including Milleeven Honey, Crossogue Preserves, Butlers Chocolates, Brogans Bakery, Lir Chocolates and Brady’s small batch roasted coffee. We’re also a little in love with the Carrolls hampers, ideal for friends and family who can’t make it home this Christmas.
On the hunt for that perfect piece of jewellery for the one you love? Carrolls has a wide range from producers including Kilkenny Silver, Newbridge, Carrick Art, Galanta, The Jewellery House, Solvar, Shanore and more. There are some truly beautiful pieces on offer — we reckon it’s well worth popping one or two on your own wishlist, too!
Still not sure what you’re looking for? Get ready to be inspired by the stunning range of handmade candles, leatherwork, woodwork, bronze and pewter creations, Irish prints and calendars, quality cosmetics, cute coasters and classic Irish knitwear available at Carrolls. There’s even a reindeer feeder, ideal for adding to the kids’ excitement on Christmas Eve!
A fully Irish-owned company established in 1982, Carrolls Irish Gifts has a proud heritage of showcasing some of the most talented designers and craft professionals in the country. Head to www.carrollsirishgifts.com to browse a wide selection of affordable craft gifts from Irish brands.
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