We all want to give our loved ones something they will love this Christmas, but it can be so hard to know what the right gift is. If you’re looking for something a little more thoughtful than a few pieces grabbed on a mad rush around town, then going Irish-made is always a good idea.
Whatever you choose will have been carefully crafted by someone nearby, so you are assured of the highest quality knowing that you are supporting local manufacturers and choosing a more sustainable option.
The CLIFF Home collection has many wonderful Irish gift ideas, whether you want to give a basket of delicious local food, something beautiful for the home, or a memorable experience. Here are a few of our favorite picks from their range, not to mention that they also have a selection of vouchers if you’d prefer to leave the choice up to your recipient.
Aimsir Farm Experience box, 200 €
Including a two-hour tour of the Aimsir vegetable gardens and farm at Cliff in Lyon, it’s an incredible chance to learn more about the famous two-Michelin-starred restaurant and how they use Irish ingredients.
The tour is led by Head Gardeners Tom Downes and Stina Hjalmarsson, former chefs who now lead Aimsir’s vision to use only Irish produce. Sample fresh produce with a stop in the potting shed for a fresh tea or juice distilled from the day’s harvest, before relaxing in the Aimsir Lounge with a charcuterie board created by Chef Jordan Bailey.
The gift box also contains a Ballyshane beech cutting board in Co Carlow and a cheese knife with wooden handle.
Christmas Gourmet Basket, € 350
This beautiful hand-woven black willow basket is bursting with festive flavors from CLIFF’s pantry and wine cellars, for everything from Christmas morning breakfast to the perfect accompaniments to your festive feast.
Christmas Champagne box, 100 €
Who doesn’t love a glass of bubbles at Christmas? This box includes a bottle of organic Larmandier Bernier Champagne, as well as the Cordial de Sureau Sauvage made by the Aimsir team, and a selection of artisanal chocolates.
For someone who deserves to be pampered
Peat for the feet, 150 €
Give someone a relaxing experience at home with this gift set which includes a Well at CLIFF bathrobe and slippers, cashmere socks and a revitalizing peat face and body mask, full of vitamins, minerals and other phytonutrients with the rich antioxidant benefits of Organic Irish Peat.
Spa Lovers Experience, € 285
The gift of pure relaxation, this gift includes a voucher for a thirty-minute spa treatment or bath therapy for two, followed by a three-course lunch at the Cliff House Hotel, Co. Waterford or Cliff at Lyons, Co Kildare.
They can also be pampered at home with a Well at CLIFF bathrobe, lavender and sea salt bath salts and a comforting body oil.
Happy and Bright Box, 250 €
Make their skin shine with this skin care set. A Jade Roller cools and soothes skin, Well at CLIFF Face Oil fights dullness, dehydration and aging, and Firming Moisturizer with Jasmine and Pea Peptides has anti-aging, protective properties. , restorative, soothing and firming.
The garden candle and a luxurious bathrobe also help to create a relaxing ambience.
For interior lovers
Aimsir after-dinner set, € 500
This gorgeous set contains four Fermoyle Pottery tea cups and bowls, handcrafted by husband and wife team Alexis Bowman and Stephen O’Connell with unique glazes and details.
There’s also a bottle of Killahora Orchards Rare Apple Ice Wine, a dessert wine made from rare, bittersweet apples grown in 200-year-old orchards in Cork. Dublin’s Cloud Picker Coffee coffee beans complete the package.
Cliff table, € 1,000
A truly special gift that would be treasured for years to come, this gift is the guarantee of the most beautiful festive table. Featuring six handmade Fermoyle pottery plates and platters, six napkin holders, six vegan candles, six wine glasses and three bottles of wine, it makes for a beautifully understated table setting.
Pair of Cló Hiball glasses, € 170
Hand carved by the famous Criostal na Rinne in Waterford, these crystal glasses are inspired by the Ogham script inscriptions and will enhance any drink. Master craftsman Eamonn Terry has been cutting glass for over 50 years and his wealth of experience is evident in every expert cut.
Find stylish and thoughtful gifts for loved ones in the CLIFF Home collection. There are elegant and luxurious baskets, beauty and wellness products, carefully selected products from some of the best artisans in the country, and plenty of homemade treats created by the chefs at CLIFF all of which make lovely gifts. They also have coupons for their award winning hotels, restaurants and spas.