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New Baby Gift Ideas

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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valentine's day gift ideas blog

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.   
GIFTS FOR HER
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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GIFTS FOR HIM

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.

Beard Care Gift Set.    ogham-cufflinks

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!

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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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christmas gifts under €20 blog post

CHRISTMAS GIFTS UNDER €20

MARKET STREET CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS UNDER €20

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! 🙂

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travel accessories

WE’RE ALL GOING ON OUR SUMMER HOLIDAYS..

TRAVEL ACCESSORIES

Who doesn’t love a summer holiday?!! And of course what comes hand in hand with going on holidays?? Yes, shopping for holidays!! Planning and getting organised for holidays can be a busy and stressful time especially if there’s kids to pack for! To help save you time running around the shops looking to pick up some fun and quirky travel accessories, we have put together our top holiday travel picks to help make your holidays (or someone else’s) even more enjoyable (and stylish!) 😃🌴☀️✈️🛳

1. Cross body bag – €65

Perfect for out and about while away, as well as for carrying the essentials while on the plane/train/boat/bus! More designs and sizes available. Also handy for carry baby changing things too!

Amy Small Cross Body Zip Top Bag – Blue Meadow

2. Lavender sachet – €8

Keep clothes smelling fresh in the suitcase. Choose from 3 colours.

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3. Monogrammed luggage tag – €8

Lovely stylish little travel accessory. Initial comes in green, pink or blue.

Luggage Tag Monogrammed

4. Waterproof unisex bag – €120

These bags can be worn in multiple ways using a clip and are weather/waterproof. Perfect bag for the beach or an adventure holiday! Choice in designs.

WBW 1000 [UA] Messenger Bag / Dun Aengus

5. Soother chain – €10.20

We don’t want a baby crying over a lost soother now do we!! Lots of colour and personalisation choices available.

Drew Soother Chain

6. Kids wooden activity set – €22

Travel hassle-free – keep the kids entertained with this wooden activity set to put together and colour! More choices available

Flutter Pond Pirate Activity Kit

7. Cloth pencil case – €15

Keep their colours together in this cool pencil roll. (Colouring pencils included)

Fabric Colouring Pencil Roll

8. Teddy with sleeping bag and passport – €15

Well these are cute for a little one’s first holiday, or any little one’s holiday to keep a record of all their amazing memories!

Choice of six teddies available.

Soft Toy Flamingo in a Sleeping Bag with her own Passport

9. Linen covered sketchbook – €27

Ideal for those looking to relax while away!

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These are just a small selection of the quirky travel accessories available on Market Street. View more here.

Let us know in the comments below where you’re off to on holidays…always fun to see where people are going and get some inspiration for our next holiday 🙂

father's day gifts gift ideas for dad

THANK YOU DAD!

GIFT IDEAS FOR DAD..

[Updated May 2021]

Father’s Day is almost upon us (Sunday 20th June 2021 in Ireland) which often brings a ‘scratch-the-head’ moment of what to get dad! When asking dad for some ideas, they generally say they have everything already, so you’re really none the wiser and then it’s left to the last minute in a panic.

As we know, dad’s are not all the same so getting the perfect gift for dad is not as easy as it might be for someone else. There are the sporty dads, the foody dads, the techy dads, the health conscious dads, the dads who like beer and so on.

We have a unique choice fun and quirky Father’s Day gifts, so you can give him something a little different for a change. After all, it’s nice to get something they’ll love to say thanks for all they do!

But it doesn’t stop there…we realise there are so many special dads to be, grandads, great-grandads, uncles and bothers that need to be celebrated too, so we have some Father’s Day gift ideas for them too.

Here are some of our favourite Irish made gift ideas for dad ..

1. Handmade Wooden Beer Caddy – €45

For the beer loving dads! (Beer not included!)

Beer Caddy

 

2. Wooden Sunglasses – €64

Perfect gift for the stylish dads.

TRAD Green Sunglasses

3. A hug for grandad – €15

For the grandad we haven’t been able to hug because of Covid..

Also available for as a hug dad or someone special.

A Hug for Grandad Decoration

 

4. LFC Vinyl Record – €25.99

For the Liverpool loving dads.

LFC Vinyl Record

5. Scrabble Art Frame – €27

For the sentimental dads and grandads..

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

6. Special keepsake gift – €25

A really thoughtful gift for dad that he’ll keep forever.

Your Child’s Art Embroidery

7. Irish Bog Ballpoint Pen – €55-€60

For the dads that love a good pen…for work, for crosswords or just for using to write the shopping list!

More Irish Bog Pens to choose from.

Irish Bog Oak Pewter Ballpoint Pen

8. Personalised Controller Holder – €25

For the computer games loving dads!

Personalised Controller Holder

 

9. Personalised Cufflinks – €155

For the stylish dad that appreciates cufflinks and sentiment, these are your gift!

Sterling Silver Personalised Ogham Cufflinks

10. Gift Book and Socks – €15

A special gift for grandad from a little person…

Also available as a gift set for dad too.

Grandpa Gift Book with Socks

11. Fridge Magnet – €5.95

A fun and quirky little gift for any dad.

Love Me Da Fridge Magnet

12. Sports bag – €120

This waterproof and Irish landscape print bag is for the sporty and adventurous dad!

WBW 1000 [UA] Messenger Bag / Dry Stone Wall

13. Puzzle – €15

For dads that love a challenge..

More puzzles to choose from

Impossible Puzzle (9 Piece Tangram Type)

14. Personalised Scooter Print – €59-€79

Personalise with any special and meaningful words, phrases and names.

Scooter Kid Print

15. Beard Care Set – €29.99

For the bearded dad..

Beard Care Gift Set

16. Charlie Chaplin Line Illustration – €35-€55

A lovely gift for any dad. More illustrations of iconic Irish sculptures to choose from.

Charlie Chaplin – Line Illustration

17. Daddy and Me – €38.99

A special gift for a special daddy!

Daddy and Me

18. Personalised ‘Bump’ Photoframe – €27

Ideal surprise gift for daddy to be..

Happy Father’s Day from Bump

19. Phone Holder – €25

What dad doesn’t love his phone?!!

Kildorrery Phone Holder

And of course what’s an occasion without a card..

20. Funny Father’s Day Card

Lots of more Father’s Day cards to choose from, all designed in Ireland!

Funny Father’s Day Card – Happy Farter’s Day!

Finding perfect Father’s day gifts is never easy so we hope our gift ideas for dad helped. They’re also great gift gifts for dad all year round if you want to show him how special he is!

Supporting local Irish makers and designers when shopping for your gift means the world to us. If you have any questions on any of the above gifts or would like some help choosing a gift, please get in touch hello@marketstreet.ie 

Happy Father’s Day from MarketStreet.ie

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wedding gifts

10 UNIQUE WEDDING GIFT IDEAS…

WEDDING GIFTS…TO HAVE AND TO HOLD!

Most couples nowadays are saving for their honeymoon or a house, or spending all their savings on their big day, and so prefer to receive money rather than wedding gifts.

However, depending on who the special couple are and your relationship with them, you may want to give something a little different and get them a unique and personalised wedding gift as a keepsake of their special day.

Trying to decide what wedding gift to buy can be a headache, so here at Market Street we have put together some truly special and unique wedding gift ideas for all budgets, to help you choose the perfect wedding gift for the perfect couple!

10 Unique Wedding Gifts
1. Wedding Card – €3

A detailed hand-drawn illustration wedding greeting card.
https://marketstreet.ie/product/strawberries-wedding-card/

2. Monogrammed Luggage Tags for the honeymoon – €8

A quirky gift to start their journey together as Mr and Mrs.
https://marketstreet.ie/product/luggage-tag-monogrammed/

3. Commissioned Painting – When the Story Began €75

A thoughtful and unique gift, bound to be treasured forever.

Commissioned Engagement Painting

4. Personalised Pebble Art Wedding Day – €65

A unique wedding gift for a unique couple.

Wedding Day – Irish Pebbleart

5. Personalised Heart Balloons Print – €29.99

An elegant personalised keepsake for their big day.

Love Heart Balloon Frame

6. Handmade Ceramic Planter – €28

A piece of handcrafted home decor to add to their home as Mr and Mrs.

Navy Stripe Tapered Planter

7. We Go Together Personalised Print – €39-€59

A fun gift for a fun loving couple to hang on their wall.

We Go Together Print

8. Personalised Mr&Mrs Frame – €30

A lovely wedding keepsake to remember their big day.

Wedding – Mr&Mrs

8. Jewellery – Cufflinks For Him and Necklace For Her – €125 / €89

Something a little more personal without being personalised.

I Am Dreaming Medium Pendant – Silver

I Am Dreaming Cufflinks – Silver

10. An Original Painting – €200

Something different, inspiring and original.
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These are just a small selection of the amazing gifts available, view more wedding gifts.

Leave us a comment below to let us know what type of wedding gift you like to give (or would like to receive!)…

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