Here at VIP, we want to do everything we can to help support Irish business this year. It’s been a difficult time for many business owners so we will be shining a light on some of our favourites in a series of gift guides in the lead up to the festive season.
There are so many fabulous Irish companies to choose from, making it easy for you to shop Irish this Christmas.
As so many of us have spent a large portion of 2020 in loungewear, perhaps a new set could make a perfect gift?
Whether it’s for your Mam, your sister, your best friend, or even just a treat for yourself a luxury set of PJ’s is always a welcome present.
Here are some of our favourite Irish brands, all of which we’d be happy to see under the tree this year.
Melissa Mills Bari is a gorgeous brand, and one you may have spotted on many Irish influencers. Designer and owner, Melissa returned to Ireland after travelling through Australia and Bali for a number of years and is now firmly settled in Dublin.
Specialising in luxurious pyjamas and robes, you’d be happy opening the door to the postman in these! Melissa designed her signature kimono robe as she wanted “something that you can wear around the home, after a bath, after applying your tan or for a pamper night.”
“For over 16 years I’ve never been able to find the perfect robe or anything like it until now.”
The Sweater Shop is a store you may recognise if you were stay-cationing this summer. With their main store on Nassau Street Dublin, they also have a number of others in Kilkenny and Galway.
Open since 1986, The Sweater Shop is still a family run business and you may have spotted influencer James Kavanagh raving about his latest pair of cosy slippers.
Coming in a selection of colours, these 100% wool slippers look so comfy, they’re going straight to the top of our Christmas list!
Lucy Nagle is a much loved Irish designer, with her signature cashmere sweaters available to buy in Brown Thomas. Lucy’s love of knitwear and colourful design has combined in her collection, which also extends to loungewear.
We’ve all loved embracing our comfy tracksuits this year, but now you can elevate that WFH look with one in the softest cashmere. Coming in a range of colours and styles, this would make for a really special gift.
Skincare guru Monica Tolan has recently released a stunning Christmas gift set which includes a pillow case and eye mask. The 100% silk set comes in the most gorgeous silvery-grey and would make an ideal gift for the skincare lover in your life.
Why silk? A silk pillowcase can help transform your hair and skin by retaining moisture and reducing friction by 43% all whilst you’re fast asleep.
If someone you know loves a classic two piece pyjama set over loungewear, these sets from Moon and Mellow are a great choice.
All are 100% cotton and designed here in Ireland by Cliona, in a variety of eye catching prints. If you want your gift to be extra special, they also offer personalisation and bespoke services.