Christmas Shopping Recce
While Christmas officially starts tomorrow – the music and the lights associated with the Yuletide festival have been piped and twinkled for some weeks... Shopaholic and store manager Niamh Widger does a shopping ‘recce’ for us to help inspire Christmas gift ideas and to tell us about some of her favourite finds....some of which are listed below
COGS THE BRAIN SHOP ST STEPHENS GREEN SHOPPING CENTRE
Play your way to a better brain. Carefully selected products for all ages designed to stimulate and strengthen the brain. Customers are encouraged to try the games in the shop and really friendly staff are there to help. www.cogs.ie
3 for 2 on selected goods throughout the shop
Cadburys Roses jigsaw puzzle €11.99
One Direction Items. Poster collection €5.99; Annual €8.99; Calender €9.99; Mug €6.99; Photo frame €11.99; Wrist bands €5.99
Kevin Dundon modern Irish cookbook €20.99
Orla Kiely Gardening gloves €18.99; Fork €24.99; Trowel €24.99; Plant Pot €18.99.
Pandora the 2013 Christmas Collection
Charms from €29. Snow €59. Santa Sleigh €69.
New the Essence Collection: Silver Bracelet €55. Hand finished silver charms. Like Confidence €65. Loyalty €39
Vera Wang Wedgewood. 4 Napkin Rings €54. Cake & knife set €48. Wine Coaster €33. Black & Silver Frame (8 x 10) €96
Jenny Walsh Design. Clocks in a range of new colours. Yellow Red Pink Blue; Cuckoo €45 Sml €32. Pretty Fly €48
New this year personalised Time Flies – large wings on white clock and black writing €50 allow 3 weeks for delivery.
Irish Handmade Glass Co. Made by craftsmen from the former Waterford Glass co based in Waterford s historic Viking quarter.
Wild heather paid of birds €39.95
Wild heather posy vase €34.95
They also come in other colours.
Irish Linen House. New designs eg Dragonfly – lovely neutral colours. Napking €74 for 4 Placemats €84.95 for 4 Table Runner €99.95
Orla Kiely: Cake Plate and Dome €112.95
Lampe Berger Paris: Purifies and perfumes the air in closed rooms. For people who are concerned about the quality of the air they breath.
Lamps from €40. 500ml Fragrance €17.95; Fawn hand printed lino cut prints.
Irish Co. White framed prints. Dust to Dust Skull/Butterflies €115; Just You - Two Owls €115. I saw a Fox €49
SENSOGLOVE.COM - Sensoglove €79 - Leather glove for Men and Women, right and left hand. It measures the pressure of your fingers as you grip the golf club and advises if you have incorrect pressure and which finger is incorrect. It advises changes via a display screen on the back of the hand on a sweatproof led screen.
MCCABES PHARMACY ST STEPHENS GREEN
Talk to the Hand Bluetooth gloves. €29.99
For people who don’t like to get cold hands when answering their phone gloves have a built in speaker and receiver in the tips of thumb and little finger so no need to take off gloves to speak.
Come in medium and large and pink and black. Suitable for all smartphones.
Ladies and Gents boxed Dressing gowns half price now €20
NO! NO! pain free hair removal system €237.
THE DRAWING ROOM WESTBURY MALL AND THE CRESCENT MONKSTOWN.
Beautiful range of amazing Christmas decorations – hand made Santa with fur trimmed coat very large €495 .
Oleograph prints still life fruits , wine and grapes , hunting scenes in deep black frames €135
Fabulous jewellery boxes from large black lacquered two drawer with lift top €398
Brown art nouveau curved box €365 , Leather jewellery box €180 to faux leather €80
The best range of lamps in Dublin, plus mirrors, frames, bowls and much much more.
Irish husband and French wife team set up site after they couldn’t buy quality toys in shops – based in Co.Meath.
Meaningful toys for great play. Delivery charge €5.95
Kidcraft City Explorer Train Set + Table. Over 80 wooden pieces €239.95.
Daisy doll pram with soft fabric liner €54.95
Daisy doll cradle with 3 piece bedset €29.95
Large pull along card indoor and outdoor use €144.95
Table Top Puppet Theatre €22.95. Finger puppet sets. Farm €11.95
Goldilocks & 3 Bears €11.95
Rose Cottage with furniture & 6 people €139.95. 5 Year Guarantee on Furniture.