Choose gorgeous local gifts by Galway-based designers this season

SHOP LOCAL THIS CHRISTMAS

Christmas is almost upon us and this year it is especially important to support Galway city and county designers, artists, crafters and makers in buying local. Many local Galway designers have moved online and offer a wonderful selection of handmade gifts for everyone on your list. Choose from a wide range of items including very special artwork, toys, accessories, homewares, tasty and delicious foods and gift cards.

 

Here are a selection of locally-designed handmade gift suggestions created here in Galway and available online now.

 

Tommy Carew, transforming wood

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Tommy Carew Design creates beautiful small art pieces and home furnishings including gorgeous carved Lovebirds. Symbolising love, commitment, prosperity and good luck, these gorgeous birds are carved from oak, ebonised and finished with natural wax. 

Niamh Daniels Stunning in Silk

Niamh Daniels

Niamh Daniels is inspired by the ever-changing landscape of the West of Ireland, its fauna, flora and dramatic skies. The finished product is a striking luxury silk scarf or kimono which feel as though you are wearing a work of art. Limited number of special edition silk kimonos now available and stunning scarves which include a handwritten note and are gift wrapped.

Tatiana Dobos Exquisite Ceramics

Tatiana Dobos Exquisite Ceramics

Tatiana Dobos creates unique and exquisite ceramic artworks. Gift options include artworks in different sizes and budgets, individual commissions, ceramic classes and gift cards. A wonderful new design series ‘Fragility’ relates to the uncertain times we're experiencing this year. 

Pat Flannery Collections

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Pat Flannery is an Irish visual artist creating beautiful watercolour artworks. Works range from small paintings suitable for a shelf or mantelpiece to large statement pieces. Other Gift ideas include the Wildlife Collection latte mugs, coaster sets, framed mini floral series with beautiful silver shimmer background, a mini animals series and unique cream linen aprons. 

Show love with a gift from Lovern Leather

Lovern Leather Dark Green Barrel bag

Treat yourself or a loved one to a statement piece from Lovern Leather. Featuring high quality accessories to lift your spirits, blending the traditional with the contemporary in products of timeless durability. 

Transform your space with Finbar McHugh

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Art can transform how we feel in a space. Finbars artworks are colourful, emotive and breathe and transform in natural light. Check out his new range of mini A5 original artworks on his website.

 

Vibrant Colour with Shane O’Malley

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Shane emerged from Ireland’s vibrant graffiti subculture. He creates both large mural art but also has small beautifully vibrant artworks available via his online store. He has developed a unique visual language using bold colour and simple geometric patterns. 

Handmade Gifts from The Owl Tree

The Owl Tree

Grace Keane and her daughter Emer make beautiful handmade gifts and toys in their Salthill studio. The collection includes handmade cuddly toys, fabric covered notebooks, face coverings and embroidered wall prints. Featuring a range of child and baby gifts plus a unique set of items for Alzheimer patients including bespoke fidget cushions and blankets. 

Rachel Webbs Ornament Collection

Rachel Webb Ornaments

Rachel Webb is passionate about showcasing the beauty and purity of porcelain through gift pieces and wall art. Rachel has a beautiful ornament collection perfect for Christmas called ‘A Gift from me, for your tree’ featuring handcrafted porcelain tree ornaments presented Individually in branded gift boxes or a Giftset of any three designs for €35. 

Caithriona King Designs

Caithriona King

Caithriona King Designs is creating beautiful handmade door wreaths to brighten up your home. These are artificial and so can be used year after year. They also specialise in bespoke wreaths that will really enhance the look of any door.

Carol Kelly Artworks

Carol Kelly

Carol Kelly Artworks pieces are handcrafted from recycled copper cylinders and kiln fired with enamel glass at 800 degrees. Each unique enamelled piece comes in a box frame for any occasion, Weddings, Graduations, Birthdays, Family frames. Also creates copper and enamel earrings, brooches and necklaces. 

Michele Chambers

Michelle Chambers

Michele Chambers is a studio potter specialising in hand-thrown functional ceramics with a unique Victorian floral pattern. From espresso cups to French butter dishes, each piece is unique and designed to bring a moment of beauty into everyday life. On instagram at MicheleChambersPottery.