It’s that time of year again when we all want to buy the perfect gift for that special someone in our lives. I always feel so lucky to have a store right in the heart of Dublin’s Creative Quarter where there are so many wonderful specialised stores to buy really unique gifts so here are a few of my favourites.

You can’t start any shopping trip without coffee so Clement and Pekoe is my go to for soy cappuccino that actually taste creamy. If I have time I would sneak in a blow dry in Brown Sugar also great place to get vouchers who doesn’t love a day of pampering as a gift. The newly opened Brows by Kim O Sullivan in Beauty Lounge Brown Thomas is an excellent idea for a gift I couldn’t live without my brow and lash tints.

Flowers are a brilliant gift one of the best gifts I have received is an amazing Christmas wreath by Appasionata flowers now right around the corner from us they have fabulous Scandinavian inspired Christmas gifts too which I love for my table and tree .

For the Fashion lover in your life Costume boutique has everything you could want and this Sara Lanzi dress is top of my list.

When it’s cold outside you need a good pair of gloves and there is nowhere in Dublin better then Paula Rowan for an amazing selection.

Also an amazing boutique for fashion lovers is Havana donnybrook the best selection of golden goose trainers I have a slight obsession with them. Also they carry a really unique selection of knitwear from Irish designers and of course the Simone Rocha Collection is stunning.

This time of year it’s all about the knitwear, floaty skirts and ankle boots this is my favourite look from Brown Thomas fashion floor so Santa if you are listening I love this….

For the men in your life Paddy Sheary really is the friendliest Taylor in town and Dave in Louis Copeland Wicklow street has come to the rescue for me on many an occasion.

My perfect day would end with dinner in Coppinger Row and a cocktail in The Side Car bar in the Wesbury hotel because nowhere makes you feel more festive this time of year then this wonderful hotel.

Happy shopping
Lou x

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