Welcome to my blog to help you pick some perfect Irish Christmas gifts for your teen.
And I didn’t just pick out what I thought they might like myself – I got 3 teenagers I know to tell me their favourite products from the website and why!
I also made sure to get opinions from a range of different ages. We all know how quickly tastes can change across those teenage years, so I have product picks from my wonderful 13 year old goddaughter, Lucy and also my best friends 2 amazing daughters, Issy & Lily who are 16 and 18.
Not only have they picked their favourite products – they have also picked which of our charity partners they would choose to send the 10% donation to.
Lucy’s first pick is a beautiful lined notebook from Hubert Bookbinding (€20) – shop notebook here. The stunning Golden Dot patterned notebook is handmade in Co. Cork.
Each one is made using Japanese chiyogami paper and linen cloth. It’s the perfect Christmas gift to encourage teenagers to journal/keep a diary as part of developing a self-care routine.
Her second pick a the Lip Balm Gift Set from Dublin Herbalists at the fantastic price of only €15. This comes with 4 different flavoured lip balms – Honey, Peppermint, Pomegranate & Sweet Orange. Lucy loved the choice of flavours and that they contain all natural ingredients. Shop lip balm gift set here
Lucy’s final pick is the Pixi & Jon Bee pigtail set (€12) in Pecan. She loves the warm colour, that they’re made from leather and she also thinks they could be used for lots of different hairstyles apart from just pigtails. Shop bee pigtail set here
The charity Lucy picked is Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland (Visit ASI) as her lovely Granny Helen, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s 4 years ago. Lucy spends a lot of time with her Granny, so it’s a charity very close to her heart.
Lily’s first pick is cosy duck egg blue herringbone scarf (€53) from John Hanly for those cold winter mornings. It is made from 95% Merino wool and 5% cashmere. Shop scarf here
Her second pick is a tin of therapy dough from Little Kneaders (€17) – there are 3 different colourways/scents available and all will help with anxiety or stress which teenagers have to deal with a lot these days. Shop therapy doughs here
Like Lucy above, Lily also picked a lined Hubert Bookbinding notebook but in a different colourway/pattern (€20) Shop notebook here
The charity Lily picked is Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services (Visit OLH website) as they so lovingly looked after her wonderful Grandad Arthur in his final weeks.
Issy’s first pick is the Bathe Gift Box – which contains a beautiful jar of 100% Atlantic Sea Salt bath salts from Sligo based business Soak with orange, eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils and also a stunning 3 wick candle from The Fragrant Nest in Lemongrass scent. Shop gift box here
Buying these two products in the gift box bundle also saves you money at a cost of only €68.
Her second pick is a 30ml Sweet Orange and Bergamot handcream from Dublin Herbalists (€10). This is the perfect size for your handbag or college bag and has a silky, velvety texture that absorbs quickly into the skin. Shop handcream here
Issy’s final pick is a Bread & Weather candle in Cinnamon & Cedarwood scent (€23.50). This candle comes in a gorgeous amber glass jar (which can be reused afterwards). The design of this candle would compliment any interior style and it has a burn time of approximately 50 hours. Shop candle here
Issy’s charity choice is Madra Dog Rescue (Visit Madra website) Issy has loved animals all her life and dotes on her two cats Ozzy & Beans.
If you’re still unsure as to what to buy the teenager in your life – what about a Wrapped in Kindness Gift voucher so they can select their own gift. Shop gift cards here