Choose gorgeous local gifts by Galway-based designers this season


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.

Julie Clarke

Julie Clark

Julie Clarke Candles produces luxury vegan society approved natural candles and diffusers - all hand poured in our workshop in Galway. 

Virtue Shine

Julie Clarke

Absolutely stunning African print garments and accessories handmade in Galway

Andrea Mears

Lisa Fahy

Beautiful gold and silver contemporary jewellery inspired by ancient ideas and magic. 

Turnstone Ceramics

Turnstone Ceramics

Unique, precious ceramics handmade by Tamaru Hunt-Joshi in her studio in in Moycullen. Browse bird sculptures and other great gift ideas on the Turnstone Ceramics homepage

MW Books

BW Books 3

Online bookshop specialising in rare, antique and out-of-print books, in Claregalway. Over 250,000 books to choose from.

Claire Guinan

Claire Guinan

Beautiful prints, jewellery and handmade cards by Galway artist Claire Guinan. Commission a baby drawing or browse Christmas gift ideas on Claire's homepage.

The Soap Room

The Soap Room

Soaps, oils and accessories

Fiona Concannon

Fiona Concannon

Spiddal-based artist, original artworks and prints



Handmade leather accessories

Wolf and West

Wolf and West

High quality menswear.

Rachel Dubber

Rachel Dubber

Animal portrait inspired gifts.

Clareen Banjos


Beautiful banjos, made to be played.



Gift Sets, Shaving Sets, Candles and leather goods

Shoes For Kids

Shoes for Kids

Shoes, sneakers and wellies for kids



BombyxMORI wearable art

Tommy Carew, transforming wood


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 creates striking luxury silk scarves or kimonos 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


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


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

Shane O'Malley-abstract-painting

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 Artwork

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.

Maeve Gallagher Ceramics

Maeve Gallagher

Original Ceramic Maps! Individually hand-cut ceramic Countries made to order, linking people with places and places with people with hearts. These would make an ideal Christmas gift for those you love that can’t come home this year. Message Maeve on Facebook to order.

Canvas to Candle

Maeve Gallagher

Original watercolour artwork on every container, each natural soy wax candle is infused with a bespoke fragrance telling a story and creating a lasting memory.

Choose from the Christmas candle collection of over nine different fragrances or a bespoke candle gift box to send anywhere in the world.

Berina Kelly

Berina Kelly 2

Berina designs and makes exhibition and collectable pieces in sterling silver and 18ct gold. Collections include neckpieces, brooches, earrings and rings.

Colin Burke

Colin Burke

Contemporary knitwear brand based in the west of Ireland. Combining directional hand crochet techniques with traditional knitting patterns, Colin Burke aims to reinvent a time honoured craft, breathing new life into the industry. On Instagram @colinburke_

Connemara Creative

Connemara Candles

Connemara Creative offers a range of original etchings, collagraphs & textile pieces by artist Bernie Dignam, alongside Giclée prints, posters, and greeting cards featuring her work.

‘Emergence’ is a range of batik window pieces composed of layers of wax & dye on linen that vibrate colour when light shines through.

Shore Series is a range of hand-woven landscape/seascapes inspired by the beauty that is Connemara.

DP O'Malley

DP Kelly Art

D.P O’ Malley is a Galway based artist, specialising in oil painted portraits and humours works of cultural satire.

All originals, prints, books and accessories are created with a practised craft and care with the intention of pleasing the eye and bringing a smile to the face.



Galway based fine artist Philip Rodgers of GLASSIX designs hand made framed 3D art pieces using glass to reflect the  changing light of the landscape.

Carol Kelly Artwork

Carol Kelly Artwork

Carol Kelly Artwork has a selection of beautiful, unique, handmade gifts for your list this Christmas. 

Alison Conneely

Alison Conneeley

Handcrafted contemporary clothing designer and producer inspired by the flora and fauna of Connemara’s botanical wonderland.

Black River Silver

Black Silver

Eithne’s beautiful Handmade Fine Silver Jewellery is made with .999 fine silver and using .925 sterling silver chains. Carefully moulded and shaped by hand and polished to perfection.

We Sew Crazy

We Sew Crazy

Handmade collection of gifts available including Story Time Pillows and Pencil Roll Art Kits.

Ambrose and Brid

Ambrose and Brid 2

Makers and teachers of woodturning. Making - much sought after designs, one off pieces and production items.

Karena Ryan

Karena Ryan

Textiles, with a special collection for Christmas.

Crevation Designs

Crevation Design

Why not treat a loved one to a gift voucher which can be used to rent or make a custom headpiece.

Marlene Dahl

Marlene Dahl

Weaver and textile artist based in the west of Ireland.



Unique handmade teddies, each with their own personality. Pictured: Lucy

Catherine Dunne

Catherine Dunne

Original art and Christmas cards. Special 2020 Christmas card selection. 

Lorraine Fletcher

Lorraine Fletcher

Wildlife inspired artworks, homeware and more.



Handmade jewellery inspired by the Wild Atlantic Way. 

Stitched Up Gifts

Stiched Up Gifts

Merry Christmas 3D personalised embroidered Christmas stockings still available to order.

Ciara O'Neill 

Ciara O'Neill

Luminous resin art, jewellery and tables.