The hay has been saved for another year and days are getting shorter again, Autumn will soon be upon us and back to school preparation has already begun. We have some wonderful new gift boxes specially curated for a young person starting their first year of college. We have chosen handcrafted leather journals from Hubert Bookbindery, beautiful scarves made from all natural fibres by McKernans, handcrafted pens from locally sourced wood made right here in Leitrim by Roy Humphrey Woodturner and the piece de resistance, in our large gift box, a leather MacBook Satchel, made to last by Tinnakeenly Leathers.
Summer holidays are all but over and its time to start thinking about the winter. We love to practice Hygge here in the Leitrim Design House and with the perfect accoutrements available here you too can set up a cosy winter nest. Candles are a crucial part of setting a calm and relaxed glow in a room especially if you don’t have an open fire, Rainbow Candles make candles from Natural Beeswax in a variety of sizes and shapes in a neutral shade to suit every aesthetic. Or if you are looking for a candle with a scent, we have a variety from Lovato Candles from Fresh Linen to Peony & Oud and the bonus of a Lovato Candle is that you can hold on to your glass container and replenish it with a candle refill, making this a most sustainable choice.
Another important part of Hygge is a blanket and we have a selection of John Hanly blankets that fit the bill perfectly. In a variety of colours and made from all natural fibres of Merino Wool and Cashmere, these wonderful blankets will add an inviting atmosphere in your home.
For those interested in style we have some perfect autumnal accessories in our McKernan woollen wear, in rich colours, patterns and textures. Designed and made in Co. Clare to become a loved and lasting accessory. Pair that with a leather bag from Tinnakeenly and you are on to a timeless autumnal look that you will return to every year. Tinnakeenly make a variety of bags to suit every age and taste and they really are made to last a lifetime only improving with use.
Walks through the falling leaves are irresistible at this time of year (especially if you look so stylish) but can sometimes play havoc with your skin so treat yourself to some TLC Balm made locally in Bornacoola by Lucy’s Soap Kitchen. TLC Balm is every skin care product you need, multipurpose, natural and the perfect size to fit in your pocket and use as a barrier against brisk autumn weather.
We also have an exciting new skincare product, Soak Bath Salts and Shower Scrubs, made using a careful blend of Atlantic Sea salt, Irish seaweed, homegrown herbs and essentials oils perfect for creating mindful moments in your home. With three different varieties, Joy Connects to uplift your mood, Breathe Deep to revitalise after exercise and Bedtime Bliss to calm the mind and relax the body leaving a layer of moisture to protect the skin in the colder weather.
We hope to make your shopping stress free by offering a hand-picked selection of gifts made locally in Leitrim, while supporting local artists and crafts people. There’s always the option of a Leitrim Design House gift card for any amount that suits your budget. Check out our curated selection of 100% Irish gifts on our online shop www.leitrimdesignhouse.ie
Get in touch on 071 9650550, if you need advice or inspiration to help you choose that perfect gift, we’ll be happy to assist you. We’ll even deliver from our door to theirs for free on orders over €50 across Ireland.For further information follow us on social media, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.