Gifts for Loved Ones Abroad

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It’s getting close to a certain time of year, and you might be thinking of sending a gift to a loved one abroad.  Let the Leitrim Design House make the process a little bit easier for you.  We can wrap and post your gift to the desired location and even add in a handwritten card all you have to do is let us know when you order online or instore.

With a beautiful selection of handmade gifts all designed and made right here in Ireland and lots of options that are made locally in the county of Leitrim we are sure that we’ll have something for you to gift to let them know that they are never far from your thoughts.

We have curated a selection of gifts that are perfect for popping in the post so please do continue reading for some fabulous ideas.

PRINTS

Prints are a lovely gift, and our selection will send a special piece of home that can be framed and added to a gallery wall in your loved ones home letting them know that however far away they can have a piece of home in their home. 

Lapa Beag have a wonderful selection of bright and playful prints for children featuring Irish native animals, as Gaeilge, each with a little rhyme. 

If you are looking for a selection that would suit both child and adult you can’t go wrong with Fleur and Mimi, colourful and bold is a good way to describe her prints and her Irish collection is contemporary yet evocative of our not too distance past.

Carol McLoughlin a talented local Calligraphy Artist has a selection of prints that will send “An Irish Blessing” to your loved one.  Along with charming “Walking with Grandpa/Grandma” prints to send to much loved and heartily missed grandchildren.

If you are looking for an original piece of art to send, Catherine Gray, a local textile artist has a collection of unframed pieces that are handmade right here in Leitrim, Catherine draws her inspiration for each piece from the beautiful Leitrim landscape that surrounds her.  Each of Catherine’s framed pieces don’t spend long on the walls of our shop before they leave to grace the walls of a home locally or abroad as her work only grows in popularity

 

 

TEXTILES

There’s just so much to choose from in our textiles section from beautiful scarves knitted and woven with 100% wool to kitchen textiles, we’ll give you the low down and you choose.

McKernans Woolen Mills have been in operation in the West of Ireland since 1985 and have gone from strength to strength, with contemporary designs that are made to last,  Woolly or silky, fine or chunky, smooth or textured, they make scarves for every occasion.

Another gift idea is a cosy blanket from John Hanly Woolen Mills established way back in 1893, John Hanly weave the most luxurious blankets and throws sourced from renowned suppliers of natural and sustainable fibres.

A bright teatowel or apron from Edel McMahon Designs also makes for a great gift that is easy to pop in the post.  Another option is a Carrick on Shannon teatowel or Lavender Sachet featuring iconic Carrick landmarks.

For the little ones a teidí or babóg from Sundew Crafts is ideal a little piece of handknit cuteness and the perfect size to travel a long distance or short to the arms of a loved little one.

JEWELLERY

Whatever your budget or their taste we are bound to have something perfect for your loved one abroad, we have a beautiful collection of contemporary handmade jewellery to choose from.

Caroline Stokesberry-Lee has a stunning range of finely crafted necklaces, rings, bangles and earrings to choose from. What makes each piece really stand out are the brightly colour gemstones she uses. From vibrant green peridot to raw amethyst.

If you're looking for something to stand out from the crowd. Then look no further than Rothlú. Made from batik hand painted textured textile piece in various colours, pewter shimmer and rose-gold leaf on black with a high gloss finish. Their necklaces, earrings and brooches have simple but eye catching shapes and designs.

So why not pop in to us and see how we can help you pick the perfect gift to send to your loved one abroad.

We hope to make your shopping stress free by offering a hand-picked selection of gifts made locally in Leitrim and throughout the island of Ireland 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.

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