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Celebrating Galentine’s Day

What is Galentine’s Day?

Galentine’s Day is the day to celebrate friendships with the girls and happens the day before Valentine’s Day, on the 13th February.

No matter what your relationship status – single, married or anything in between, this day is for celebrating all the women in our lives.

If your a ‘Parks and Recreation’ fan you’ll know that back in 2010, Amy Poehler, playing the character Leslie Knope, first introduced the world to Galentine’s Day saying, “It’s only the best day of the year! Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it—breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies.”

And that’s exactly what it is!

How to celebrate Galentine’s Day?

Yes, it’s a great idea to celebrate with your besties, but you don’t have to go full on as Leslie Knope did, in fact, I’d probably suggest scaling it back just a bit! 

So first things first, get the 13th February penned into your diaries let’s get a plan in place. The traditional way to celebrate Galentine’s Day is to organise a brunch or afternoon tea date for your girl gang. Get dressed up and go enjoy some yummy brunch food with a few proseccos or cocktails.

However, If you’re not into brunch and fancy doing something a little different, here’s some of our suggestions..

  1. A hike. Getting out in nature is great for the soul, so combine it with a  hike with all your favourites and you’ve got yourself a great day of soul enhancing fun. Maybe pack a few tasty snacks and picnic blanket for a pit stop!
  2. Spa day. Because we all deserve a day or pampering, why not do it with the girls. Book into a spa for the day or make your own spa experience at home. 
  3. Girls night out or in. Nothing beats a good ol’ night out or night in with the. girls. Now that Ireland is open again, a night out could be just what the doctor ordered! Go mad, have fun! Or maybe a night in is more your thing – get a take away, get your comfies on and crack open the vino. Either way a girls night is a lovely way to catch up and have the craic.
  4. Group activity. This is a great way to bond even more and have a laugh at the same time. Go ziplining, go to a cocktail making class, take a crafty lesson, organise a draw a nude class, go wine tasting, find a roller disco dome…whatever it is you’ll have fun cos you’ll be with your girls!
  5. Do something you haven’t done before. First thing that comes to mind here is an ocean swim, or dunk even! Think of something fun you can all try together and then maybe grab a bite to eat after.

Do I Need To Give Galentine’s Day Gifts?

No one expects a gift for Galentine’s Day unless maybe it’s a poem about how great a friend you are, as Leslie Knope does in Parks and Recreation!

This occasion is not as well known or celebrated as Valentine’s Day, so no one is expecting to receive anything. However, isn’t it the perfect day to maybe give something small as a gesture of your friendship, even just a card, and it would be a nice little surprise for your besties!

Some of our favourite Galentine’s Day gift ideas include..

Happy Galentine’s Day Card

You are my Favourite Bitch Embroidery

Hug In A Jar Candle

Stillgarden Boss Lady Gin Gift Box

Personalised Friends Frame

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18 Valentine’s Day Card Poems

What to write in a Valentine’s Day Card

Valentine’s Day poems and words of love

If you struggle to put into words how you feel, or just don’t know what to say in your Valentine’s Day card then we have some romantic, sweet and fun ways to get your message across.

The 14th February is a day for all kinds of love, so no matter the recipient, a thoughtful little poem or message inside a special card will really show your love.

11 Roses are red poems..

Who doesn’t love a good ol’ roses are red Valentine’s Day poem eh?! They’re short and sweet (or cheeky, or naughty, or whatever you want it to be!) and perfect for writing inside your Valentine’s Day card. Here are some of our favourites..

Roses are red, violets are blue
love never crossed my mind, til i met you.

Roses are red, violets are blue
kisses and hugs, i love you.

Roses are red, violets are blue
how did i get so lucky with you.

Roses are red, violets are blue
your farts stink,  but i love you.

Roses are red, violets are blue
i really love my dogs, but you’re ok too.

Roses are red, violets are blue
all my naughty thoughts involve me and you.

Roses are red, violets are blue
forever and ever ill always love you.

Roses are red, violets are blue
i smile all day because of you.

Roses are red, violets are blue
with all my heart i am missing you.

Roses are red, violets are blue
even though you have select hearing, i still love you.

Roses are red, violets are blue
cashews are nuts and so are you.

7 Valentine’s Day card messages

If you’re not a fan of the roses are red verses then don’t worry we have some more message suggestions for your inside your card! No matter who you are celebrating love with this Valentine’s Day, we’ve got you covered!

For the romantic..

Loved you once, love you still, always have, always will.

For your other half..

I don’t want to be your favourite or your best.
I want to be your only and forget the rest.

For your single pals..

Roses are red. Lovebirds are annoying. Where is the chocolate? Let’s start enjoying.

For parents..

This will definitely be a kids-in-bed-early kind of night.

From your pet..

Who’s a good dog mom? Who’s a good dog mom? Is it you? Yes it is! You are the best dog mom!

A little bit of humour..

All I need in this life is you and me. Oh, and WiFi. And wine. And snacks. But that’s it, I swear.

Cheeky one..

Valentine’s Day to do list: You!

Get writing, your Valentine is worth it!

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20 Must Have Christmas Decorations Online Ireland

20 Must Have Christmas Decorations Online Ireland

20 Must have Christmas themed gifts and decorations for 2021

Handmade Christmas gifts and decorations that should be top of your Christmas shopping list!

Handmade Christmas Decorations are a favourite when shopping in Christmas markets. You find something a little different from the shops, handmade and it’s of great quality, and it’s nice to pick up a few new ones each year to add to the Christmas collection.

Christmas decorations are used year after year and so finding nice Christmas decor and details for your home is worth looking for.

Picking up personalised Christmas accessories and bit and bobs for the kids or your home is also part of the run up to Christmas, and we have plenty of these to choose from too!

It’s hard to choose what to buy when everything is so festive and this occasion only comes around once a year, so you want to choose your favourites.

Top 20 Christmas must haves for 2021:

1 . Personalised family embroidered decoration

Personalised Christmas Embroidery Decoration

2 . Grandparents glass decoration for the Christmas tree

Grandparent Christmas Ornament

3 . Festive cushion cover

Handknitted Fair Isle Cushion Cover

4 . Punt decoration

Punt Coin Christmas Decoration

5 . Reindeer chocolate decoration

Personalised Reindeer Chocolate Decoration

6 . GAA glass Christmas decoration

GAA Kerry Christmas Tree Decoration


7 . Set of 3 wooden reindeer

Reindeer Family

8 . Vintage felt set of ornaments

Vintage Felt Christmas Ornament Set

9 . Christmas eve box

Personalised Christmas Eve Box

10 . Personalised ceramic star decoration

Handmade White Ceramic Star Personalised Christmas Bauble

11 . My first Christmas frame

My First Christmas Photo Frame


12 . Christmas soother chain and teether set

Traditional Xmas Soother Chain and Teether Set

13 . Handmade Christmas candle lantern

Wishing on a Star Tree Lantern

14 . Linen reindeer cushion

Linen Christmas Reindeer Cushion

15 . Pregnancy scan frame at Christmas

Christmas Baby Scan Photo Frame

16 . Christmas wishes slate heart

Santa Hat Birdie Slate Heart


17 . Christmas VW scene frame

Christmas V.W. Bus Framed Art

18 . Crochet Christmas tree decorations

Crochet Christmas Tree Decorations

19 . Personalised do decoration available in a range of dog breeds

Cockapoo Dog Breed Christmas Decoration


20 . Christmas stocking

Red Velvet Pom Pom Christmas Stocking


Of course if you want to keep looking there are plenty more handmade Christmas decorations and Christmas themed gifts in our online Christmas store, just click below or search!

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Best Personalised Gifts For Christmas 2021

Make Christmas extra special with these personalised gift ideas.

Personalised gifts for Christmas…who doesn’t love a personalised gift at any time of year? It’s so much more meaningful and shows the thought you have put in when choosing their gift.

MarketStreet.ie is the home of personalised gifts for every occasion, but we’ve picked 10 of our top personalised gift ideas that would make a special Christmas gift this year.

10 Top Personalised Gifts for Christmas:

  1. Commissioned family painting
    This framed painting comes in A4 or A3 size and is a unique gift any family will love. Because it is a commissioned piece it takes approx 4-5 weeks so order asap if you would like it for Christmas!
  2. Feather and initial pendant
    Handmade jewellery unique for the recipient. A gift they can wear and cherish. Feathers evoke such an emotional response in so many people and are symbolic of hope, protection and connection. Matching earrings are also available to make the gift even more special!
  3. Handmade baby quilt
    These are one-off designs made especially for a special little bundle of joy at Christmas or any time of the year. These quilts are made to be heirlooms and can be personalised with baby’s name embroidered on.

    Personalised Christmas Gift Ideas

    Personalised Gift Ideas for Christmas: Commission Family painting, Initial Pendant & Name embroidered baby quilt

  4. Wire family frame
    This is a unique way to have your family portrait done – made from wire and organic cotton this family frame is a great gift and will sure to make them smile! Available for family size 3-4 or family size 5+ – don’t forget the family dog!
  5. Family Christmas stockings frame
    A favourite at Christmas this personalised frame is a great gift that can be hung year after year at Christmas, when when the kids have long moved out, it’s a lovely decoration that keeps family as family at Christmas!

    Personalised Christmas Gift Ideas

    Personalised Gifts for Christmas: Wire Family Frame & Family Christmas stockings frame

  6. Personalised planner and journal
    These personalised journals are lying out the virtual shop door these days, and it’s no wonder why! The perfect personalised gift for anyone, it is fully customisable to start when you want it to start and comes with a choice of inserts for the inside the journal. Great, practical gift for anyone in today’s busy world!
  7. Ogham cufflinks
    Sterling silver personalised cufflinks engraved with a special message or name, in the ancient Irish writing of Ogham. A thoughtful gift for any guy who likes to wear cufflinks and look smart for the office, meetings or a special occasion!
  8. Tree of life frame
    This is a special keepsake gift for any family no matter what size. This frame design can take up to 100 names, so you can make sure to include ALL the family members for a truly unique gift.

    Personalised Christmas Gift Ideas

    Personalised Gifts for Christmas: Personalised Daily Planner, Ogham Cufflinks & Tree of Life frame

  9. Personalised height ruler
    Handmade from Irish Oak, Ash or Walnut, this height ruler is a staple piece for any family home. No need to mark the kids heights as they grow on the doorframe, this personalised wooden wall height ruler is a fun and special way to record details of everyone’s growing years. If you move house – the ruler can come with you! Pass it down to the next generation and have the whole family’s records all together.
  10. Customised discography print
    For the one who loves music, this wall print is a fun and unique way to celebrate the music of their favourite artist. Add a special message if you wish.

    Personalised Christmas Gift Ideas

    Personalised Gifts for Christmas – Personalised Height Ruler & Customised discography print

This is only a drop in the ocean of the personalised gifts for Christmas available on MarketStreet.ie. There are so many more to choose from in every category, so if you’re looking for more ideas, then search below.

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20 Unique And Impressive Christmas Gifts For Her

20 Unique Gifts for Her That Are Sure To Impress

Christmas gift inspiration for the special lady in your life!

It’s no secret that buying the perfect gift for her is a difficult task. Whether its a gift for mum, a sister, a friend, a daughter, an aunt, granny…it’s hard to know what to get them. You want to gift something special, because they are special and deserve the best. This is why we have selected our top 20 gift ideas for her that we’re sure she’ll love.

Top 20 Impressive Christmas Gifts For Her:

  1. One-on-one Makeup Lesson
    This private makeup tutorial in Dublin by award winning makeup artist, Kellie Fitzgibbon, is a practical gift she will get a lot of use from. Kellie will go through her own makeup bag and teach her how to flawlessly apply a look that suits her skin stone and face shape. The perfect gift for someone who loves to look great and has a busy social calendar ahead!
  2. Christmas Hamper Box
    This gorgeous hand tied hamper has everything she’ll need to sit back, relax, and unwind this festive season. Beautifully packaged and you can leave a note to send directly to the recipient.
  3. Handmade Sunglasses
    A pair of stylish sunnies is always ideal to have in your accessories wardrobe. Made from recycled materials and featuring polarised lenses, these sunglasses are perfect for that low Winter sun and have her ready for Summer holidays 2022!
  4. Lemongrass and Coconut Candle 
    This scent is just divine, do fresh and lively, but what makes it even more unique is the concrete candle holder it comes in!
  5. Tweed Bucket Bag
    This is a beautiful quality handcrafted tweed shoulder bag with a leather base. The tweed is 100% wool and has a lovely finish and the adjustable strap has an extra long drop, giving you a choice on where you position the bag. Practical gift they can use all year round.

    Christmas Gift Ideas For Her

    Christmas Gift Ideas For Her: Lemongrass and Coconut Candle, Tweed Bucket Bag, The Ultimate Cocktail box


  6. Leather Leaf Necklace
    Hand cut leather leaf with beading and pendant details on silver chain – a unique accessory to dress up any outfit – day or night!
  7. Handmade Ceramic Jug
    This is a colourful addition to any home and one that she will love.
  8. Mum Cushion
    A special gift for a special mum at any time of year.
  9. The Ultimate Cocktail Box
    Why try one when you can try them all? The Ultimate Cocktail box is a cocktail lovers dream and comes with three cocktail drinks, two glasses, and two tickets to their garden tour which include a free cocktail on the day! Now that is a gift they’ll love!
    (Note that you must be 18 to purchase and receive this gift)
  10. Irish Linen Makeup/Accessories Pouch
    This is a contemporary embroidered Irish linen zipped pouch ideal for using as a makeup bag or for keeping your accessories or jewellery in. High quality pouch that will last!

    Christmas Gifts For Her

    Christmas Gifts For Her: Copper tea light holders, Leather leaf necklace, Irish Linen Pouch

  11. Seaweed Gift Box
    Surprise someone special with a gift of natural Irish seaweed super nutrient serum and seaweed lip butter. This is a great natural and sustainable gift idea for her this Christmas.
  12. Handwoven Scarf
    Gorgeous, super-soft, 100% virgen wool scarf available in a choice of colours, is a unique gift that will be worn over and over and last for years to come. A gift that’ll put a smile on her face!
  13. Feel Relaxed Giftset
    For the busy woman on the go all day every day, and this is the ideal gift they will truly appreciate. The gift set contains a Relax Body Oil and a Ground Roll-on that will calm the mind and slow the breath for a deep relaxation feel. What more could they need in this busy hectic world
  14. Circle of Life Pendant
    This contemporary sterling silver and rose gold pendant is a beautiful piece of handcrafted jewellery that will be kept forever.
  15. Create Your Own Flower Bouquet
    For the woman that loves and appreciates a nice bouquet of flowers then these handmade crepe paper flowers will be well received. Choose your own flowers and colours, these flowers are made to last a life time, and they’re so real looking too!

    Christmas gift ideas for her

    Christmas gifts for her: Large handmade jug, Flare drop earrings, Handwoven scarf

  16. DIY Plant Hanger
    For the crafty lover, this DIY macrame plant hanger kit is something they will enjoy doing over the Christmas break and have a fab hanger for their plants at the end of it. 2-in-1 gift really!
  17. Face Pot
    This contemporary design is something a little different and can be used for a small house plant, storing jewellery or even to brighten up their work desk for holding their stationary. A unique multi-use gift.
  18. Copper Tea Light Holders
    A beautiful set of 3 Copper Tea Light Holders. Handmade using plumbing fittings and hand polished to a natural finish that will age and develop character over time. The copper reflects a natural glow when the tea lights are lit.
  19. Felt Brooch
    We all know someone who loves a brooch whether it’s an aunty or a friends, and this felt flower will bring a fab pop of colour to any coat or outfit.
  20. Silver Flare Earrings
    These long earrings symbolise the different relationships we develop throughout our lives. Each point of every triangle represents each relationship we form and how those connections grow further and expand. Handmade jewellery made for any occasion.

    Christmas Gift ideas for Her

    Christmas Gifts for her: Seaweed gift set, Sustainable Sunglasses, Create Your Own Flower Bouquet

If you’re looking for something a bit more personal and specific to the recipient then have a look across our website or search for your own ideas below.

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Nollaig Shona Duit!

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Top 3 Unique Experience Gifts Ireland

Give them a gift of making new new memories

Experience Gifts Ireland

So you may have already enjoyed shopping unique gifts online, but now we have even MORE gift ideas for you and we’re sure these experience gift ideas will be well received!

It’s been a hell of an 18 months for everyone, but now everyone wants to make up for lost time, making new memories with friends and family, and getting out and about around the country again!

MarketStreet.ie has some really fun and unique experience gifts that would make the perfect Christmas present this year if you’re looking for something a little different that they’ll really enjoy.

Here is our top 3 experience gifts Ireland:

1. Dingle Photography Tours
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Experience Gifts Ireland – Dingle Photography Tour

This is an exciting experience gift based in Dingle, Co. Kerry for any aspiring photographer. Having the most picturesque scenery to take photos of is a dream for any photographer. Dingle Darkroom photography and sightseeing tours explore the rich and varied landscape of County Kerry and Ireland. This tour gives you the opportunity to improve your photography skills using any camera, device or phone while visiting a variety of stunning and carefully chosen locations, largely away from the hustle and bustle of the busy tourist routes. Visit parts of Kerry and Ireland you’d never generally get to see, as the group follows the back roads, narrow lanes and trails, discovering landscapes that will both captivate and enchant you.

2. Vintage Tea Trip
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Experience Gifts Ireland – Vintage Tea Trip Dublin

Take a step back in time with Vintage Tea Trips during this Dublin experience gift. Indulge in afternoon tea treats, great conversation while taking in Dublin city’s sites and listening to some fabulous 1950s jazz music. This vintage bus, also known as the ‘biscuit tin on wheels’ offers it’s visitors afternoon tea the Irish way! Whether you’re based in Dublin or not, it’s an afternoon tea worth the trip and a unique experience gift for anyone.

3. Crepe Paper Flower Making Group Class
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Experience Gifts Ireland – Crepe paper flower making class, Cork

If you’re feeling like a group get together for a bit of crafty fun, something new and a glass of bubbles with the girls, then this crepe paper flower making class is just the thing! The class is based in a Co. Cork studio and caters groups with a minimum of 4 people. The flowers you will learn to make are amazing and so real looking. You’ll come home with crepe paper flowers and memories that will both last a lifetime!

If you’re looking for even more unique gift ideas for your friends or family, you can click the button below or search for your own ideas.

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7 Useful Christmas Gifts for Dogs

7 Great Christmas Gifts For Dogs

Give your pup exactly what they’re wishing for this Christmas!

When it comes to waking up on Christmas morning and tearing open long-waited presents, nobody should be left out! This includes the favourite member of the family: the dog! It may seem silly to be Christmas shopping for your four-legged friend, but they will love the attention and their brand new gifts! And if you’re lost on what to get them, don’t worry, we have some great useful gift ideas that you can surprise them with!

Christmas gift guide for dogs

Top 7 Christmas Gifts for Dogs: 

  1. This “Cow Crazy” Dog Bow Tie
    Your dog will love how spiffy they look in this special holiday bow tie! The pattern is adorable, and it has a secure elastic that can attach to your dog’s collar easily. Bow ties are made custom for each order, ensuring this is one of the best Christmas gifts for dogs on the market!
  2. The Seasonable Reversible Bandana, with Snowmen or Seasonal Words!
    This reversible bandana will make sure your pup is always in fashion this holiday season! One side is patterned with adorable snowmen, and the other with a collage of seasonal and holiday-themed words. With this bandana, your dog will enjoy the holidays in style.
  3. These Wood Stuff Carrot Bone Dog Treats
    Is there any Christmas gift for dogs better than a nice bag of treats? These award-winning treats are low fat and flavoured with carrot as the perfect holiday treat for any puppy. They’re even shaped like little bones! Your dog will love munching on these delicious treats.
  4. This Blue Star Bandana
    This lovely design can be worn any day of the year! Your pet’s collar slips easily through the top and ships with a maximum of only three business days. It comes in a variety of different sizes, so whatever dog you have can fit it comfortably.

    Christmas gift ideas for dogs

    Christmas gifts for dogs: Paw print Christmas stocking, Eco Mutt Deluxe Gift Box & Christmas Reversible Dog Bandana

  5. This Eco Mutt Deluxe Gift Box
    This gift box is a deluxe spa day wrapped up in a beautiful package! Your pup can feel pampered with the powder shampoo, shampoo bar, soap tin, and special pet towel! With this gift, your dog can be as spoiled as they deserve.
  6. A Special Red Paw Print Christmas Stocking
    This adorable paw print stocking makes sure that your dog is included in all the holiday fun! It’s a festive red and can be easily stuffed with gifts for Christmas morning. It can even be personalised with your doggie’s name!
  7. A Personalised Bone Bunting
    This handmade bone bunting can easily decorate your pet’s sleeping area or bed! Have it personalised with their initials and hang it over their bed so everyone knows what space it is. It is truly an adorable gift to personalise your dog’s space!

With these 7 suggestions, you can truly find the perfect Christmas gifts for dogs. Say thank you to that special furry friend in your life with these adorable, affordable, and personal gifts!

If you’re looking for even more Christmas gift ideas for your dog or a dog owner, you can search below for your own ideas.

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Christmas Gifts For Grandparents

10 Thoughtful Christmas Gifts For Grandparents

Special Grandparents deserve a special Christmas gift

We’ve pulled together a list of thoughtful Christmas gifts for grandparents that we know they’ll love!

It’s that time again…trying to find the best Christmas present for grandparents when there’s nothing they really need. We know they love spending time with their grandkids more than anything, so why not find them a thoughtful Christmas gift that shows them just how special they really are.

Our top 10 thoughtful Christmas Gifts for Grandparents:

1 . Child Art Embroidery

Most kids love to draw so why not get them to draw a special picture for granny and grandad and get it embroidered onto a beautiful decoration they can keep forever.

Your Child’s Art Embroidery

2 . Personalised Christmas Tree Decoration

This is a hugely popular gift. Perfect gift to display on their Christmas tree every year with the names of their precious little people on it.

Grandparent Christmas Ornament

3 . Personalised Little Monsters Frame

Another popular choice for grandparents in this fun personalised frame with all the little monsters included especially for granny and grandad to hang proudly on their wall.

Granny and Grandad’s Little Monsters

4 . A funny little hanging sign for grandparents house.

Wall Sign – Retired/Grandchildren

5 . A cute token gift set

Available for granny or grandad this gift set comes with a book and sock and is a thoughtful little gift they’ll be delighted to receive.

Grandpa Gift Book with Socks

6 . A special hug for granny or grandad.

If they can’t be with granny or grandad at Christmas then a special hug for granny or grandad is a lovely thoughtful gift that will surely put a smile on their face when they open it.

A Hug for Granny Decoration

7 . Framed Grandchildren Tree

Get all the grandchildren in the family together in one framed gift for the grandparents this Christmas. A really thoughtful and one of our most popular Christmas gifts for grandparents.

Grandchildren Tree

8 . A leather superhero keyring

Perfect little gift for the superhero grandparent in your life.

Leather Superhero Keyring

9 . One on a Million Button Frame

Because they are one in a million they deserve this one in a million frame!

One in a Million Button Frame

10 . Grandad Frame

A gift for just for grandad. Let him know how much he is appreciated with this frame just for him. Also available for granny/nana/grandma!

Dad/Daddy/Father/Grandad/Uncle Scrabble Art Frame

Make this Christmas special with one of these thoughtful Christmas gifts for grandparents!

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Christmas Gifts for Kids

18 Unique Christmas Gifts for Kids

Need Inspiration For Your Christmas Gifts for Kids?

The MarketStreet.ie elves have put together a helpful list of gift ideas for kids to make life a little easier!

With the holiday season right around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about what to get the special kids in your life for Christmas. Giving gifts to children can be stressful, as kids tend to be picky and shopping for presents isn’t cheap. However, this Christmas season does not have to be stressful.

Below is a list of some great kids gift options, all selected from MarketStreet.ie, where all the items are made by Irish designers and crafters.

Let’s take a look at our 18 top Christmas gift ideas for kids

  1. Personalised Princess Jewellery Holder – Get the princess loving kid in your life a jewellery holder that can be customised to have their name on it! This gift is great for organisation, while making the girl in your life feel like a princess.
  2. Mini Fox Fairy – Bring fairytales to life with this toy that your kid is sure to love. The mini fox fairy allows the little one in your life to create their own magical adventures, thanks to this novelty. A mini fox superhero is also available.
  3. Kids GPS Watch – Looking for a gift that will benefit you and the child in your life? Take a look at this kids GPS watch that has phoning and tracking abilities, which ensures the safety of your kid! Available in blue and pink and we have a Christmas offer on this watch – it is now on sale for €129 – down from €199!!
  4. T-Rex Money Box – Teach your kid how to save money with a piggy bank that they are sure to love! This handcrafted T-Rex money box has clear sides so your loved little one can watch their savings grow!

    Christmas gifts for kids – Personalised Jewellery Holder, Organic Cotton Sleepsuit, Solar System Puzzle

  5. Kids Affirmation Cards – Motivate the child you love to learn about positivity with this gift. Affirmation cards teach your loved one the importance of positive self-talk, which is a gift that will pay off throughout their lives. More designs available.
  6. Christmas Activity Kit – Bring on the festive spirit with a Christmas activity kit centred around two elves in Flutterwood, Izzy and Ralph. This gift is great for both boys and girls and it can be mixed and matched with other Flutterwood kits!
  7. Personalised Baby Rattle – Is there a baby in your life that you are struggling to find a nice present for? Something different that they won’t already have. Look no further as we have a personalised baby rattle that they are sure to love, even as they get older!
  8.  Personalised Fairy Door – Give the gift of magic to the little girl in your life! This fairy door is meant to be customised, which then awakens a special fairy for your little one!

    Christmas Gifts for kids: T-Rex Money Box, Wellness Fairy Doll, Fairy Dress Up Want and Wings.

  9. Fairy Elle Wellness Doll – Take away the worries from your kid with this wellness fairy doll. This gift comes with a magic spray, book, and notepad, all meant to soothe your child when things are difficult.
  10. Sleepsuit – Is the baby you’re shopping for in need of clothes rather than toys? This organic cotton sleepsuit is great for babies as it is double zipped, sole gripped, and super comfy!
  11. Kitty Slippers – Perfect for keeping cosy in the cold winter weather, these felt kitty slippers are ideal for your adored kid, especially if they love kitties!
  12. Soother Chain Set – Help out the babies in your life with a teething, soother chain set. This Christmas themed gift provides comfort while being fashionable and practical all at the same time!
  13. Bib Set – Another great gift option for a baby or toddler – a dribble bib set that comes with a teether. What better way to provide comfort for a little one.

    Christmas Gifts for Kids: Believe in Yourself Wall Print, First Christmas SOother Chain & Teether, Kids GPS Watch

  14. Button Initial Frame – Personalise a unique gift for your favourite child with this initial frame made out of handpicked buttons. A keepsake gift that will stay with them as they grow.
  15. Believe in Yourself Print – Does the girl in your life love unicorns? Take a look at this unicorn wall print that comes with the great affirmation, “believe in yourself.”
  16. Framed Name Print – Commemorate your kid’s name with a black and white hand drawn name print (with a pop of red, of course!). The uniqueness of this print is a meaningful present for your loved one.
  17. Wings and Wand Dress Up – Do you know a little girl that wishes she was a fairy? Bring her imagination to life with this fairy dress up set that she can use year-round!
  18. Planet Puzzle – Teach your child about the solar system with this plywood puzzle! And, to add in more fun, your kid can paint the puzzle to look just like the solar system!

Make this Christmas the best one yet for the children in your life with this list of Christmas gifts for kids!

If you’re looking for even more Christmas gift ideas for babies then have a look in our baby/kids section or search below for your own ideas.

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15 Best Christmas Gift Ideas For Men

Need some inspiration when it comes to Christmas Gift Ideas for Men?

Getting a good surprise for the men in our lives can be a challenge. If your brother/husband/dad etc is really into something, technology say, it’s hard to get them the right piece of tech without asking them about it first. I know my husband spends hours researching any piece of technology before buying it, so I’m sure I’d buy the wrong thing but once you ask them about it, then where is the surprise?

What we are certain of is that men, like everyone else, appreciate good quality, originality and thought in a gift.  So we have pulled together a list of beautifully made gifts crafted by hand in small numbers that it is unlikely they will have seen before. Some of these gifts can even be personalised to show how much you care.

So, before you reach for the generic cologne and aftershave balm gift set you can see in shops up and down the country, have a look through this list of artfully curated Christmas gift ideas for men, by the MarketStreet.ie Christmas elves!

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Here is a list of our 15 Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Men:

  1. If he’s really into music then this customised discography print would be a great gift. Who is his favourite band or artist? Let us know and the print will be populated with their record releases. A personalised message can also be included showing even more thought!
  2. If he likes the clean shaven look we have the perfect shaving set he will absolutely love! An Irish bog oak shaving set comprising a silver tip badger hair shave brush and matching stand. The wood used is sourced in Donegal.
  3. For the one who loves a nice pen, we have a fabulous ballpoint pen made with antique copper and bog oak wood.
  4. A modern twist on a six pack, this handmade wooden beer caddy and bottle opener is a cool gift for the beer drink dad/hubby/brother/friend!
  5. This trendy yet practical gift is ideal for anyone really…a pair of wooden framed sunglasses with polarised lenses. Great for those sunny winter days and prepared for a busy year of holidays in 2022!
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    Christmas gift guide for men – Irish bog oak shaving set & Sterling silver cufflinks.

  6. Is he into fly fishing? For fans of this very niche activity we have some gorgeous real leather fly fishing wallets which he would be absolutely thrilled with!
  7. One of our personalised gift options includes this phone/tablet holder which comes in a range of sizes depending on what he may want it for. Personalise with his name for a more customised gift experience.
  8. For the men who like to cook, this personalised recipe book is exactly what he needs to store all his favourite recipes in. He will use it over and over for many years to come and is sure to serve up some pretty yummy meals from it!
  9. Is he in the market for a nice new pair of cufflinks? Look no further – these handmade sterling silver cufflinks are unique and equally striking. Their design is based on the night sky from the Wild Atlantic Way and a design you won’t find elsewhere.
  10. For the active and sporty guys, something a little different like this waterproof messenger bag with an image of a famous Irish landscape. Ideal for bringing on their sea swims, heading down to the gym or just out and about every day.
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    Christmas gift guide for men – Liverpool FC vinyl and wooden sunglasses.

  11. If he enjoys a tipple of whiskey every now and again then he’d appreciate this classy blended Irish whiskey.
  12. Because they love Liverpool then this Liverpool vinyl record will absolutely bring a smile to their face! Not something you’ll find in the shops!
  13. What man doesn’t like a nice leather wallet for all their cards and this is a on-of-a-kind wallet so it will be easily recognisable when out and about.
  14. If they’re really into their facial hair then this beard care set has everything they need to have it looking good all day every day.
  15. Sometimes men need to relax and soothe their muscles and when that time comes then having this very masculine muscle soothe gift set at the ready will show him you do care about all that extra running around he had to do that one time…jokes!

So there you have it. Our top picks for Christmas gift ideas for men in Ireland this Christmas!

If you’re looking for even more Christmas gifts for him then have a look around our website or search below for your own ideas.

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Secret santa gift ideas

13 Secret Santa Gift Ideas Under €20

Stuck for some secret Santa gift ideas?

Fear not, we’re here to bring some secret Santa Christmas cheer!

Shopping for your secret Santa is never an easy task. Yes the budget is small and affordable but it can be a nightmare to find something not altogether bin worthy for such a low price!

It’s also hard to buy a gift for someone you may not know that well. You could be lucky and choose a close friend or colleague but if not, that adds to the stress of it all.

Secret Santa is a bit of fun and creates some Christmas cheer amongst the group. We want it to stay that way so we’re here to help you find the perfect secret Santa gift so they’ll all be crossing their fingers and toes that you get their name next year!

Whether it’s your boss, a colleague, a friend, a neighbour, family…whoever it is we have a cool and quirky selection of cheap and cheerful gifts they’re going to love and will actually want to keep! Imagine that!

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13 pretty cool secret Santa gift ideas under €20:

1 . For the one who loves Christmas..

..a fun and festive personalised Christmas gingerbread person. Priced at €5 for a small one and €6 for bigger one you can’t go wrong and it’s something that will be displayed every Christmas!

2 . For the one who needs to slow down..

..a gift for them to stop, sit down and check in with themselves. Packed with self care exercises and positive thoughts, this lighthearted wellness journal encourages taking time out and seeing how you are. Perfect gift for today’s busy world!

3 . For the one who enjoys a challenge..

..give them a challenge! How about an Acrylic Jigsaw – no picture, just clear pieces that could go any way. That’ll be sure to keep them busy over the Christmas break.

4 . For the one who loves chocolate..

..a funny wall sign for them to hang up on their desk when they get back to the office, or something fun for their home.

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5 . For the one who is always busy..

..they’ll be grateful for a 2022 calendar with lots of colour and positivity to help them stay organised and never miss an occasion!

7 . For the one who deserves to relax..

..gift them this beautiful handmade soap and candle set. You can’t go wrong with this gift.

8 . For the one who is family orientated..

..a personalised scrabble family print is a great gift choice. Make sure you have all the family member names and it’s something they definitely wouldn’t be expecting from a secret Santa!

9 . For the one who loves tea..or cows..or both..

..how about a new cow mug for the office or home. Surely you can never have enough mugs, and this one is a fabulous picture of three Irish cows printed on the Peek a Moo mug!

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10 . For the one with a beard..

..this natural aromatic treatment oil made in Co. Kerry is ideal to smooth and tame facial hair. They all want their beards looking the best so this natural beard oil will go down a treat and having their beard in perfect condition for the festive season!

11 . For the one who is spending Christmas in Dublin..

..it may be their first time in Dublin for Christmas so a little token gift will be appreciated. This Dublin at Christmas magnet is thoughtful and a keepsake they can bring with them if they move on!

12 . For the one who likes their makeup..

..a personalised makeup bag is a practical as well as thoughtful gift they can use every day!

13. For the one who sees the positives in everything..and enjoys a G&T..

..a ‘When life gives you lemons‘ wall print is the gift they’ll love and can hang at home or in the office that gives a feel good factor every time you see it!

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Image: Handmade candle and soap gift set and ‘When life gives you lemons’ A4 print

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Christmas Gifts For Family Abroad

12 Irish Christmas Gifts For Family Abroad

Send them a little bit of home this Christmas

We’ve plenty of ideas here in our list of top Christmas gifts for family abroad

Christmas is a time for family. A time to come together, catch up with everyone and stuff our faces.

Many Irish around the world come home for Christmas, because there’s nowhere like home at this time of year. Strolling down Grafton street under the Christmas lights, Christmas Eve drinks down the local pub, Christmas dinner with the family, and watching Christmas telly while sipping on a Baileys. That’s Christmas at home for many.

Unfortunately given the global pandemic that we have all faced, many people couldn’t make it home last Christmas and may not again this year.

To help you send them a little bit of home this Christmas we have put together a list of our top 12 Christmas gifts for family abroad that will put a smile on their face and let them know they are missed.

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Irish expats abroad for Christmas

Here are our favourite 12 Irish Christmas gifts for family abroad:

  1. Send a little bit of Ireland to loved ones abroad with this Cead Mile Failte Horse shoe. A beautiful gift full of Irish heritage with a well know Irish saying, perfect to be proudly displayed in homes around the world.
  2. This sheep tea cosy is a thoughtful gift for any tea lover – near or far! Adds a bit of fun and home to the table, and let’s face it, what Irish person doesn’t drink tea!
  3. Who doesn’t smile when they think about all these Irish mammy sayings being shouted up the stairs to them! This Irish Mammy tea towel is a great gift for sons or daughters abroad missing their mammy!
  4. An Ireland pendant handcrafted in Dublin and made to last. This unique piece of jewellery is ideal for those missing home and proud to be Irish.
  5. Bringing two countries or places together, this 2-in-1 custom map is a thoughtful gift. Choose whatever locations you like and they are hand-drawn especially for the recipient.
  6. Send an Irish saying that is said millions of times every day around the world, this Feck sake plaque will make them smile!
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  7. Because they love to travel and may not be coming home this time, this Ireland travel print will remind them that they will travel again soon, and they’ll be back on the Emerald isle soon again.
  8. If they’re in a sunny location, then this Ireland sun catcher double up as a Christmas tree decoration too. An all year round display of their country flag in a decorative way!
  9. A papercut map of Ireland or any of the 32 counties on the island of Ireland, this is a gorgeous gift for their home away from home. The map is then suspended in a white timber shadow box frame which creates a great 3D effect.
  10. Send them a Missing you hug for just that reason. A thoughtful little gift to have and has the added bonus of being able to hang on the Christmas tree!
  11. For the adventurer that likes to travel or plays sports, this water resistant bag with an aerial drone image of some of Ireland’s famous landmarks. A unique and practical gift they can use on a daily basis.
  12. Even though they can’t be here this Christmas, this ‘All hearts come home for Christmas‘ frame is a reminder that they are here in heart.
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So there you have it. Our top picks for Christmas gifts 2021 to send to loves ones who can’t make it home for the holiday.

If you’re looking for even more Christmas gifts for family abroad then head over to our Christmas shop page or search below for your own ideas.

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Ireland's Top 10 Christmas Gift Ideas for Teachers 2021

Ireland’s Top 10 Christmas Gift Ideas for Teachers

Looking for a thoughtful Christmas gift for teacher that they won’t get from anyone else?

We’ve put together Ireland’s top 10 Christmas gift ideas for teachers to make shopping a little less stressful this festive season.

After experiencing homeschooling during lockdown, I think we can all agree that teaching our kids is far from easy!

We have a newfound respect and appreciation for our teachers. In all seriousness, they must be superhuman to get through five days a week with our kids, let alone teaching and inspiring them and that’s why they deserve something thoughtful.

The Christmas season is upon us and as we go through our list of Christmas gifts to buy, we struggle, yet again, to think about what to get teacher. Yes gift vouchers are definitely easier but maybe you want to get something a little more thoughtful this Christmas, or perhaps it could go alongside a gift voucher.

Whether you’re gifting from yourself or you’re pooling together with other parents,  either way we have put together a list of our top Christmas gift ideas for teachers in 2021. As all teachers are different and have different interests we have varied the gift types and budgets to accommodate all tastes, keeping it fun and unique.

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Ireland’s top 10 Christmas gift ideas for teachers in 2021:

1 . Because teachers are planners and need to be organised to survive, a personalised planner is an ideal gift, and what’e even better is you can choose when it starts, add their name, make it ‘As Gaeilge’ and so much more.

2 . Because teachers are clever why not test them with a brain workout puzzle that’ll really make them think! Maybe they can share it with the class once they figure it out and it can be a class challenge!

3. Because they spend so much time in the classroom with the kiddies, they would really enjoy a unique afternoon tea trip around Dublin. Whether they are based in Dublin or not, this experience is not your usual afternoon tea – it’s afternoon tea Irish way and definitely worth the trip.

4. Because it’s Christmas, a thoughtful personalised Christmas tree decoration would be perfect for the occasion.

5. Because teachers have a lot of keys (school, classroom, car, house etc!), and full hands carrying books and all the rest, why not gift them a unique macrame wristlet so they can carry their keys easily without losing them.

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Ireland's Top 10 Christmas Gift Ideas for Teachers in 2021

6 . Because teachers like a bit of fun (and in fairness who doesn’t?!) a tongue twister 2022 calendar will be perfect to keep track of busy days and weeks so they don’t lose track of all the important stuff going on..like parent/teacher meetings, half days etc!

7 . Because you can never have enough candles, a Christmas candle gift box that they won’t get from anyone else is something that will stand out. These two Christmas scented candles each come in a handmade cement case that can be reused

8 . Because teachers have lots of students it nice to gift something a little different, so why not get them a quirky piece of wall decor for their home. This Santa hat pebble birdie on a slate heart is a lovely handmade Christmas gift idea.

9. Because being a teacher is stressful, showing them you appreciate their hard work and patience with a Relax gift box is the perfect gift for any busy teacher to enjoy their school break!

10 . Write your thank you message in a festive teacher Christmas card to go alongside your teacher Christmas gift.


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Mistletown Christmas Market Dublin Ireland

Get Excited For Mistletown Christmas Market

Mistletown Christmas Market Family Fun!

Ireland’s largest indoor Christmas market is coming to Dublin and we can’t wait!

We missed out on going to Christmas markets in 2020 because of COVID so this year there is a lot of built up excitement for the Christmas season.

Christmas markets in Europe are top of many people’s travel list in December every year, and we know why.. the cold winter air, smell of grilled sausages, twinkling lights, traditional Christmas crafts and a mug of hot mulled wine! What’s not to like?!

As with any Christmas market, having food, drink, craft stalls and entertainment all together creates a magical festive setting. It’s an ideal day out for all the family and that’s why we are thrilled we can enjoy exactly this without having to get on a flight.

The craft stalls at Christmas markets are the highlight for many visitors. The excitement to buy something different that you won’t get in the shops, the chats with the maker, and just discovering quirky little handmade gifts for Christmas. And isn’t it nice to pick up a little Christmas souvenir for yourself too!

So Mistletown Christmas market, here we come..we can’t wait to experience the festive cheer this December!

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Christmas market craft stalls.

All You Need To Know About Mistletown Christmas Market ..

When is it on?

It will take place from the 4th to the 23rd December so plenty of time to soak up the Christmas atmosphere.

  • Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th: 10am to 10pm
  • Wednesday 8th – Friday 10th: Midday to 10pm
  • Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th: 10am to 10pm
  • Wednesday 15th – Friday 17th: Midday to 10pm
  • Saturday 18th – Tuesday 23rd: 10am to 10pm
  • Wednesday 23rd December: 10am to 6pm
Where is it on?

It will be held in Dublin’s old fruit and veg market on Mary’s Lane close to Capel Street.

What will there be to do?

Being Ireland’s biggest Christmas market, it will feature a :

  • Craft stalls – the heart of the market and where you’ll find plenty of handcrafted Christmas gifts and jewellery from up to 80 craft stalls.
  • Food & Drink – artisan food & drink traders will be in demand with busy Christmas treats such as mince pies, crepes, bratwurst and lots more! Choose from over 20 food and drink stalls.
  • Vintage carnival –  featuring a victorian carousel, a big wheel, fairground games and more family fun.
  • Mistletown bar – get your mulled wine in while catching up with friends and watching the live entertainment.
  • Entertainment – the main stage will host live entertainment every day of the market.
How much is entry?

Free…totally free!

Is there parking?

The closest parking is in Jervis Street carpark (5 minutes away) or Park Rite carpark in Smithfield (10 minutes away).

Is it suitable for the whole family?

Yes, yes, yes! Make a day of it and head into Dublin city for the day…Soak up the atmosphere of Mistletown Christmas market and shy not stroll up to Henry Street and Grafton Street to see the famous Christmas lights. Festive fun day for everyone!

For more information, visit Mistletown.ie.

Understandably, Mistletown Christmas market is not a possibility for everyone to visit, be it down to timing, location or personal reasons. If you miss it but fancy some crafty Christmas gifts, then pop over to our own Christmas shop on MarketStreet.ie where we have a great selection of Christmas goodies from over 200 Irish makers and designers that you would find at various markets across the country!


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Deliveries Suspended From Australia to Ireland

Irish expats in Australia disappointed as they look for an alternative to get gifts to loved ones this Christmas.

Australia Post has suspended deliveries from Australia to Ireland.

Due to limited international flight capacity, Ireland is one of the few countries that Australia Post has had to suspend parcel deliveries.

Sending parcels home to Ireland throughout the pandemic has been a lifeline for many Irish expats living in Australia.  Taking the time to put together and send care packages for family and friends they have not been able to visit in over 18 months, this has kept a connection there and brought smiles to many families during this tough time.

Already missing home, now expats can’t send parcels easily without a whole load of additional hassle and stress.  With Christmas only around the corner, and the uncertainty of when Australia Post will resume its deliveries to Ireland again, Irish expats wanting to send parcels home will need to find alternatives before Christmas.

Sending a parcel internationally is always a stress…the cost involved, the time it takes, and the risk it might not arrive or when it does arrive that it may be damaged. There are so many things to consider when deciding how to send parcels and presents to family and friends in Ireland.

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Irish expat family taking selfies on beach for family back home.

3 Solutions to Irish expats getting gifts to loved ones in Ireland

For those looking to send gift packages to Ireland in the coming weeks, here are some alternative solutions that could be worth considering..

1 . Shipping via private courier.

Make sure to research the cost involved for the weight/size of the package you are sending. It’s also a good idea to double check the expected delivery time and if the parcel will be tracked. Will there be any customs charges on arrival and does the recipient need to sign for it? All important to check before sending.

2 . Find something on Amazon.

The world’s go-to site when it comes to online shopping. Be mindful of where the item is coming from when you are ordering. Brexit has impacted the cost of ordering from UK to Ireland, so make sure to research the relevant custom/VAT charges that may apply. You don’t want the recipient to be landed with a bill when their parcel arrives. Delivery time is important no matter where you order from, and wise to look into when ordering from anywhere overseas.

3 . Shop online from a local Irish business.

Save yourself the hassle and stress of not having any custom fees, only paying local shipping fees and quicker delivery time, by shopping online from an Irish business. You know it’s being sent locally and there is less risk of it not showing up. You’re also supporting the local Irish economy at the same time as an added bonus!

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Irish expat online shopping on Australian beach.

We advise not to leave your Christmas shopping until the last minute especially if sending them home from Australia. Everything is still up in the air and unpredictable at the moment, so it’s worth getting organised earlier to avoid the stress closer to Christmas.

If shopping local Irish gifts online is an option for you, then MarketStreet.ie has a great selection of thoughtful and meaningful gifts for your loved ones in Ireland. Take the stress out of shopping for presents online and find something they’ll love in plenty of time.

Have you been affected by the suspension of post from Australia to Ireland? Let us know in the comments below…

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New Baby Gift Ideas

New Baby Gift Ideas Ireland

A new baby is a blessing! It’s a huge moment in the parents’ lives, and a great excitement for friends and family.

Everyone wants to choose the perfect baby gift for this wonderful bundle of joy that has been brought into the world, but it can be difficult! Let us save you some time!

At MarketStreet.ie we have a wonderful selection of handmade new baby gift ideas for you to find something special that they’ll love. Think personalised baby gifts, practical baby gifts, thoughtful baby gifts and keepsake baby gifts… we have it all and we’ll help you choose the perfect new baby gift that will wow!

And don’t forget a new baby card – we have plenty of Irish designed greeting cards for you to choose from too!

We’ve chosen some of our favourite gift ideas for new baby and split them into three categories to give you a better idea of what type of gift you might like to give..

Here are our Top 3 Personalised New Baby Gift Ideas

1. Personalised new baby frame to mark their arrival. 

Something like this they can keep forever and show off in their nursery. We have a huge selection of personalised new baby frames to choose from.

New Arrival Soft Blue

2. Personalised baby patchwork quilt to keep baby cosy and can be used for years.

All baby quilts are handmade and some can be personalised with baby’s name. View more baby quilts and blankets.

Cath Kidston Inspired Baby Quilt

3. Personalised bunting to some colour and fun to the nursery / baby’s room.

Rainbow Name Bunting

3 Nice but also Practical New Baby Gift Ideas

1. Baby gift set which includes super soft handmade bib, sensory blanket, reusable wipes and nappy and wipes wallet.

These are something which any new parent will be delighted with and will get great use from. View more baby bibs and gift sets.

Baby Gift Set Hedgehog Turquoise

2. An organic cotton baby grow.

A baby can never have too many baby grows – that is a fact!! View our selection of baby sleepsuits.

Raspberry Grippy Zippy Sleepsuit

3. Soother chains.

Babies are always spitting out their soother’s so a soother chain will save the soother ending up the floor, and save a mammy a headache! Choose from silicone soother chains, real leather soother clips and cotton soother clips – view all soother chains.

Lyla Soother Chain


3 Keepsake New Baby Gift Ideas

1.Personalised Baby Girl Horse Shoe unique hand made gift, based on the old tradition of Good Luck. Each gift is made with genuine horse shoes and is also available as a new baby boy gift too!

Personalised Baby Girl Horse Shoe

2. Personalised new baby keepsake box for all those little things you want to keep forever…baby’s hospital bracelet, first shoes, photos and all those things to keep the memory alive!

Handmade Personalised Keepsake Box

3. Baby’s first shoes handmade from real leather. So many cute baby shoes to choose from!

Leather Baby Moccasin Shoes with Bows

All in all, that’s a good little variety of new baby gifts ideas for you to browse through.

Handmade baby gifts are unique, special and are made with love and care. These personalised gifts are made to order, and that means no two will ever be the exact same. That is the beauty about buying handmade.


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Digital Business Ireland Winner

Former Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor will provide guidance, advice and support to our winner, Michele Ryan of marketstreet.ie

Michele Ryan of marketstreet.ie has been selected as the winner of the Digital Business Ireland Female Mentoring Initiative, and will now receive six, one-to-one mentoring sessions with former Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, and qualified Executive Business Coach, Mary Mitchell O’Connor.

Michele’s business is just two years old and it offers supports to local Irish businesses, artists and creators and the concept of selling traditional, hand-made products through a one-stop, online platform is a great example of the efficiency of ecommerce and how digital platforms have supported local Irish businesses.

Secretary General of Digital Business Ireland, Lorraine Higgins said “Digital Business Ireland’s Female Mentoring Initiative was established with the aim of supporting women across Ireland who have established a digital, online or ecommerce start-up in the last two years. While entries were highly competitive and many businesses struck a chord with us, there can only be one winner. Michele Ryan demonstrated to the judging panel how she supported many home-grown businesses as they dipped their toe into the digital sales channel. We applaud her for her work and fully recognise that her business values align with that of DBI’s which is why we are delighted to select Michele as a deserving winner of this mentoring package.”

Michele Ryan said “I am delighted to have been selected as winner of the Digital Business Ireland Female Mentoring Initiative with former Minister for Business, Mary Mitchell O’Connor. Setting up my own business has been both exciting and challenging. Having these one-to-one mentoring sessions with such an experienced business leader will be invaluable to me and my business. I’m excited to get started and very much looking forward to learning from Mary.

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2 Years Of Irish Handmade Gifts Online

2 Years of Irish Handmade Gifts Online at MarketStreet.ie

We turned 2 earlier this year, and we want to celebrate! It’s been 2 years of unique creativity, special moments and loyal customers!

MarketStreet.ie started its journey with approx 30 Irish makers and a small but really special selection of gifts and cards. Since then we have welcomed many more unique creators and I am delighted that we now have over 200 small Irish businesses selling on MarketStreet.ie. Our range of handmade gifts now cover a wider choice of gift categories including Irish designed Jewellery, Baby/Child Gifts, Home & Living Decor, Pet Accessories, Greeting Cards, Fashion Accessories, Health & Wellbeing and so much more. There is a fantastic collection of gifts for every occasion!

MarketStreet.ie brings together creative Irish makers and designers from all across the island of Ireland, on one platform.

MarketStreet.ie is a one stop shop for you to support local and shop Irish when looking for Irish handmade gifts online.

Whether you are living in Ireland, Australia or somewhere else in the world…MarketStreet.ie gives you an easy solution to send gifts and cards to loved ones in Ireland (or abroad) for a special occasion or maybe even just a miss you card!

We have it all here. All our products are made or designed in Ireland and every purchase supports a local person, family and community. We love that you are supporting local Irish makers, so thank you for supporting our dreams!

Let’s celebrate Irish handmade gifts online

How are we celebrating?

  • Amazing handmade gifts are being given away on Instagram every week throughout the Summer.
  • A July Summer sale with great discounts on really fantastic gifts.
  • A FREE (super cute) downloadable nursery wall print for everyone – Coming soon so watch this space!

Make sure you are following us on Instagram to enter our giveaways.

Any likes, comments and shares on our posts really help our visibility on Instagram, and helps our business grow.


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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas That Show You Care

Let’s find something special, for someone special..

Flowers and chocolates – you can’t go wrong.. but you CAN do better!

We have some Valentine’s Day gift ideas to help you..Why not make your Valentine’s Day Gift even more special and thoughtful with a unique handmade gift this year… something unique that they’ll love.

From quirky Valentine’s Day cards to stunning jewellery to personalised gifts and everything in between, you can be sure you’ll find the perfect Valentine’s gift and still buy Irish on MarketStreet.ie. Take a look at some of our suggested Valentine’s Day gift ideas for him and for her below.

Click any of the images to shop the item or click on any of the links for more gift inspiration in that category 🙂

Irish Designed Valentine’s Day Cards

A selection of funny, soppy, cheeky and unique Valentine’s Day cards to suit for her or for him!

Be Careful This Valentines.     I Love The Shit Out Of You Card.   
Special Valentine’s Day flowers that will last

Valentine’s Day flowers are generally the safe, traditional option when it comes to choosing a Valentine’s Day gift. What if we told you you could gift them flowers with a twist this year! The flowers that we have on MarketStreet.ie are truly unique, with some that will even last forever!

There are crepe paper flowers which look so life like it’s unreal the amount of time and care that goes into making each one. Then there are crochet flowers in little plant pots that are cute and decorative, perfect for those that are not huge fans of real flowers. We also have preserved flower bouquets that can last up to a year and they are just divine! Choose flowers a little different this year.

Cactus Heart in Pot.     Crepe Paper Flower Bouquet Red Roses
Handmade Irish Jewellery for Valentine’s Day

Inspired by their own interests and passions, our Irish Jewellery Makers put so much love and thought into each piece of jewellery they make. Unique Irish designed Jewellery is bound to a hit with your special someone this Valentine’s Day!

Diamond Polaris & 9ct Yellow Gold Pendant.     Le Chéile pendant

Unique, quirky and unusual Valentine’s Day gifts

Get them a Valentine’s Day surprise.. something fun, something unique and something they’ll love you for even more!

Whether it’s something to help them through lockdown, something for their hobby, something cute, a thoughtful keepsake or just something simple but nice… take your pick from a great choice of Irish made gifts!

Black Embroidered Covered Sketchbook (Heart).   Little Framed Pic: You Complete Me


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Buying for guys is never easy, but we have a great selection of Valentine’s Gifts gifts for men this year. So whether it’s a bit of man self-care, something personalised, something man-ish or something for his hobby, take a look at our unique choices of men’s gifts for Valentine’s Day.

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Beer Caddy.     Personalised Oak Chopping Board Engraved Gift


Hopefully these Valentine’s Day gift ideas help you on your shopping mission, and I’m sure they’ll love what you choose!


Thank you for supporting local and shopping Irish made gifts.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Lockdown Gift ideas

Lockdown Gift Ideas..

Let’s brighten up lockdown..

Our makers love doing what they do so we want to help you do what you love to do, even if just for a few moments every day.

Here are 15 lockdown gift ideas for yourself or someone else to brighten dark days and to help you feel more positive and ready for the world when it’s open again!

Lockdown Gift Ideas:
  1. Keep in touch with friends and family the traditional way – post a card. Something to put a smile on their face when they receive it in the post and know that someone is thinking about them. We have so many wonderfully unique and relevant Irish designed lockdown cards.
  2. Bring out your creative side. Spend some time drawing or painting in a beautifully embroidered Irish Linen covered Sketchbook, perfect for all your drawing needs. Maybe you don’t draw or paint, why not try? You might surprise yourself and even enjoy it.
  3. Plan and organise. Plan life after lockdown with an Irish designed 2021 calendar. Or maybe your like me and love a good list…get all your to-do lists together and organise your life in this Rua The Cow A5 Notebook.
  4. Keep your brain ticking over with some good old fashion brainteasers and puzzles.
  5. Bake. Look good while baking with this cafe-style apron in a classic blue and white stripe with denim pocket. And how about drying up with one our Irish designed tea towels then when you’re finished making a mess!
  6. Learn something new. Try sewing your own face mask, or sewing a lovely hanging decoration. All sewing patterns are ideal for beginners.
  7. Look after your skin with natural and organic Irish skincare products and natural face soaps.
  8. Create a big of magic in the house for the kids with one these fabulously colourful and unique fairy doors.
  9. Relax and destress the mind and body with an aromatherapy candle or your favourite scented Irishmade candle.
  10. Don’t forget your furry friends. Pamper your pet with one of these eco-friendly pamper gift boxes for dogs.
  11. Give nature a helping hand with some wildflower seedbombs while out walking, so come Spring there will be a bit more colour on your walking route.
  12. Keep the kids entertained with these wooden activity kits.
  13. Add a motivational print or a little bit of colour to your home working space to help keep you going on difficult days.
  14. Help a little one with their worries with this reassuring wellness doll who helps children especially at bedtime.
  15. Send flowers that last (to yourself or someone else!). Let’s face it, who doesn’t like receiving a delivery flowers, and especially when they last for a year or more! Choose from crepe paper flowers that last forever, a super cute crochet cactus or tulip in a pot, or a luxury arrangement of preserved flowers.

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We hope these lockdown gift ideas will give you some gift shopping inspiration!

Whatever it is you do to fill your time, be happy and stay safe!

And remember to support Irish when shopping online 🙂


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DCCI Made local campaign Market Street

New Nationwide Campaign


The Irish craft and design industry is a significant contributor to regional economies. Last week, on the 29th July, the Design and Craft Council of Ireland (DCCI) launched a nationwide campaign to encourage and boost revenue for local retailers and makers.

The #MADELOCAL campaign was officially launched by Amy Huberman and An Tanaiste, Leo Varadkar and Market Street are delighted to be part of it!

So, if you have been seeing the above blue tile across your social media feeds and in stores, it’s to inspire you to support local businesses when you’re on your staycation this year! The Made Local campaign aims to remind consumers of the high-quality, unique products available from Irish makers and designers across the country. MarketStreet.ie has over 140 registered sellers from across the island of Ireland, specialising in unique and personalised handcrafts.

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Announcing the launch of the campaign, An Tánaiste and Minister for Trade, Enterprise and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD, said: 

“Ireland is renowned for its exceptionally talented designers and craftspeople who create beautiful work which is exported around the world. These makers and the retailers make a significant contribution to the Irish economy and provide sustainable employment. The Government’s July Jobs Stimulus will help businesses to reopen and rehire or retain staff, through an enhanced Restart Grant and an extension to the wage subsidy scheme. We can all play our part; by backing the Made Local campaign, we can help our vibrant Irish design and craft sector to return to prosperity and growth.” 

Commenting on the Made Local campaign, Actor and Writer Amy Huberman, said, 

“I am so delighted to support the Made Local campaign. Following a very difficult few months due to COVID-19, it is important to make a conscious effort to help local craft businesses in Ireland. Our country is full of some of the most talented designers and craftspeople in the world and we are so lucky to have such beautiful produce right here on this island. We would like to encourage consumers to think before they shop and give our local makers a chance to thrive over the coming months.” 

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Christmas is an expensive time of year and it can be hard to find fun and quirky gifts for everyone.

Here I have chosen some of my fave items on Market Street for less than €20, great as a Christmas gift for him or her. Give as a gift, a stocking filler, a secret Santa gift, or maybe you deserve a little gift for yourself this Christmas!

These are all made by Irish designers and crafters.

(Please note that the prices listed below are all exclusive of shipping. Each seller has their own shipping charge and is detailed on the product page)

14 Christmas gifts under €20
1.Honey and Bergamot Candle in Concrete candle holder – €16.95

(More scents available. )

Ideal gift for him or her – nothing like a yummy scented candle to help you relax after a busy day or week. The concrete holder makes it more of a unique gift, and sure who doesn’t like getting candles!?

Honey and Bergamot Candle

2. ‘Gym V Junk’ Funny Illustration – €18

More choice in illustrations available

These funny illustrations make for a great gift for anyone with a sense of humour! I love this one..I’m definitely the junk machine lover haha!! More to choose from so you can find the perfect and unique Christmas gift for anyone!

Gym vs Junk

3. Rustic Wall Mounted Bottle Opener – €20

(More designs available)

Great gift idea for him. These rustic bottle openers are easily mounted on the wall and catch the bottle lids nice and tidy so no need to be finding random bottle lids lying around the house!

Rustic Wall Mounted Bottle Opener – The Best Beer is..

4. Macrame Plant Hanger – €17

(More colours and lengths of these plant hangers to choose from)

Fabulous and quirky homeware gift to make any home a happy home!

Bright Blue Macrame Plant Hanger

5. Embroidered Irish linen lavender sachet – €8

Lovely Christmas gift for her to help with sleep or maybe someone who travels a lot. Keep clothes smelling fresh in a suitcase, and even in the wardrobe at home. The detail in the embroidery is fab and makes it even more unique.

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6.Family House Rules Print – €15

(More fun and feel good prints to choose from suitable for kids rooms, as well as homes and offices!)

House Rules


7. Quirky Irish fridge magnet – €5.95

(Lots more magnets to choose from)

These clay magnets are fun and unique, and have a choice of all things Irish. Personalised Dublin street sign magnet is available too – choose what you want written on it, choose from Dublin locations, or make it unique! Great stocking filler or secret Santa gift.

Irish Weather Fridge Magnet

8. In Case of an Emergency Frame – €20

A fun gift for anyone this Christmas. Who wouldn’t want a spare €100 close by in case of an emergency after all 😉

‘In Case of an Emergency’ Quirky Gift

9. Chill Out Tote Bag – €10

(Choose from more designs)

These tote bags are a handy and practical gift for her. She can use it for nipping to the shops, throwing in shoes for work, out and about or pretty much anything!

Chill Out! Tote Bag

10. Bonnie the Scottie Dog Felt Ornament – €18

(More dogs and colours to choose from – all equally as cute!)

Thoughtful and cute gift for any dog owner. They would love this to hang on the Christmas tree and to display elsewhere for the rest of the year as it is not Christmas specific!

Bonnie the Scottie Dog Felt Ornament

11. ‘In Gin We Trust’ Print – Downloadable File €10 / Unframed Print €15

We all know a gin lover – and this would make a great addition to their home!

In Gin We Trust Print

12. Personalised Luggage Tag – €8

(Embroidered letter comes in green, blue or pink)

Handy travel accessory for anyone, making it an ideal Christmas gift for those that like to travel or maybe they are heading off somewhere nice for Christmas or New Years that they can use it for!

Luggage Tag Monogrammed

13. Wooden Geometric Isolde Earrings – €14

(More styles under €20 also available)

A nice little fashion accessory gift for her. Always a great gift idea, and there are plenty of affordable and stylish earrings in this range to choose from!

Isolde Earrings

14. Personalised Metal Straw – €6

(Choose pink, blue, purple or red)

These personalised straws are eco-friendly and would make an ideal stocking filler or secret santa gift for anyone who loves their cocktails. Or maybe just someone who likes to drink out of a straw no matter what the drink is 😉

Personalised Metal Straw

To go alongside these wonderful Irish made Christmas gifts under €20, we have some fabulous Irish designed Christmas cards from €3 per card.

If you can, try to support local this Christmas and try make at least one purchase from an Irish maker – they will really appreciate it a lot more than a large global retailer! 🙂


Happy Shopping!

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bushy park market


bushy park market sign


Bushy Park is in between Terenure and Templeogue Villages (Dublin 6W) on Templeogue Road. The market is in the Northern corner of the park near the Rathdown Ave entrance.


The village market is on every Saturday from 10am – 4pm from March to October.

The Market

They have around 30 stalls each week, many of which are there every week though around 25% of the stalls changes quite regularly. There are great food choices to be had, with options available for vegans and carnivores with everything in-between. Our personal favourites are the bushy park market food stallschips from the Surf ‘n’ Fries stall. I don’t know what they do to them but these are by far the best chips we have ever tasted.

There are also fresh organic food fruit and veg stalls if you’re on a health kick health and plenty of cakes, doughnuts and all things sweet to tempt you if you’re not.

The arts and crafts stalls change a good bit but will always have a good variety of unique handmade gifts and crafts to choose from.  The craft stalls generally have unique and personalised gifts for new baby, new home, wedding and engagements, birthdays or even just to treat yourself! We have often seen some of our Market Street sellers there such as.bushy park market craft stalls

We’ve also seen picture framers selling prints and photographs (and really cool old maps of Dublin), a Polish potter with lovely flatware and tea sets, some very cool up-cycled furniture and a range of other gifts and decorative handcrafts.

As there are only a handful of craft stalls selling unique and quirky handcrafts that is one of the things we would like to see more of.

Market Events

They have occasional family fun days through the summer with games and activities for children, as well as small petting farms with rabbits and sheep. They run an international food day once a year with dozens and dozens of food stalls with food cuisines from all around the world. There is an Easter market where the Easter bunny will make a visit, and usually a popular kiddy favourite on family fun day. This summer Paw Patrol’s Chase and Marshall  made an appearance. We found the best way to keep up to date is to follow their Facebook page which is well run and regularly updated with upcoming events.


There are a few picnic benches set out next to the market. There is also a basket full of picnic blankets for you sit on the grass and feast, and a big bottle of sun cream tied to a tree for you to use if you forgot yours (which is a nice touch). If you need a toilet, there are two on site (portacabin style but clean) with hand sanitiser for afterwards.

Away from the market, Bushy Park is one of the better Dublin City parks. It has a really nice, recently renovated playground with something for kids of all ages and a lovely duck pond to walk (or jog) around. You will also find a nice wooded area with streams, brooks and bridges to explore as well as plenty of green space and pitches. There’s a fenced off skateboard park right next to the recently refurbished tennis and padel club, which is beside Sportworld Running Club clubhouse.

Bushy Park bandstand

With summer outdoor yoga and bootcamp classes held next to the recently done up bandstand, there really is something for everyone in Bushy Park. We go there with the kids at least once a month and have a fun day out every time!

Our Rating

We really love this market but feel the number of craft stalls could be increased. Apart from that it has everything else you want from a local park market.

Market Street rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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What makes a good (farmers) market?

Traditionally farmers markets were places where farmers would gather to sell their produce directly to customers, and there are still many farmers markets in Ireland still doing exactly that.  

However, in recent years, the term ‘farmers market’ has taken on a broader sense, especially in large towns and cities. In these instances, farmers markets usually include interesting homemade street food vendors, locally produced baked goods and sweets, great coffee and tea and finally an interesting selection of hand-made gifts, textiles, antiques and artworks.  Things you won’t find easily in the shops or online (apart from on MarketStreet.ie of course!). There are no hard and fast rules for what you might find at a farmers market but generally, everything you buy was made locally and nothing is mass-produced.

The number of farmers markets in Ireland has exploded in recent years with there being over 50 regular farmers/craft market in Dublin alone.

So what makes a good farmers market?  Here are our thoughts…

Good choice of food and drinks

Variety is key, we like to see choices for everyone, a good farmers market should have something to suit vegans and carnivores.  We like to see unusual cuisine represented alongside the more standard fare of burgers and falafel (we love both of these).  Cakes, treats and handmade ice-cream never go a-miss either. Finally coffee, a bugbear of ours are big markets with only one coffee vendor and massive queues.

Interesting and unique gifts and handcrafts

If we travel to a market we usually want to be able to spend an hour or two there at least, and we don’t want to spend the whole time eating otherwise we’ll need an entirely new wardrobe of larger clothes!  So it’s important for us to be able to potter around looking at unique and interesting crafts. Again, variety is key, we like to see original artwork, personalised frames and gifts, textiles and accessories, homemade soaps and candles, unique wooden toys etc. It’s exciting to be able to support small Irish businesses and buy unique and handmade things at the same time!


Rather the exception than the norm, having some kind of entertainment really can be the icing on the cake when it comes to a great market. By entertainment, we mean anything at the market that you can’t buy to eat/take home with you.  For example, music – maybe a guy with a guitar or a small band, games for kids, face painting, petting zoos, street artists (e.g. jugglers).  This really can make a difference and make us want to return. Some of the markets we go to have entertainment some weeks for special ‘occasions’, but not others, so it can be worth doing some research before choosing where to head for the day.


The layout of a farmers market is important. There needs to be space for people to stop and look at things and have a chat with the makers at the stall without causing a traffic jam.  The food stalls at most markets we go to get more of the footfall so it’s good to have them at both ends of the market as this pulls people across the stalls of the makers giving them a better chance to market their wares. Access to parking is also important, no one wants to spend ages looking for a space on-street and pay and display can be a real turnoff if expensive or you don’t have any change on you, so for us parking can’t be too much of a faff.


You can split the facilities that make a good farmers market into two groups, firstly the facilities specifically set up to service the market, those being places to sit, to eat drink and chat, toilets for after eating and drinking, and perhaps somewhere to shelter if it rains.  But if you’re driving somewhere to spend a few hours or even half a day at the weekend you probably need a bit more than that. These broader facilities could include a good playground for the kids to play in, a wide-open area for you to take your dog for a walk, other activities to engage in while you are there (e.g. yoga classes or boot camps).

All of these added together, we think, makes a good market a great one.

Market Reviews

With this in mind, we intend to write up some reviews of local markets we have attended based on the above criteria.  Starting with a favourite of ours – Bushy Park Market, Dublin 6W.


What makes a great market for you?  Have we missed anything here? What are a few of your favourite markets you think we should review?
We’d love to hear from you.
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