Christmas gift ideas for her... all from Ireland
All of these items can be found in pop-up shop Designers in Detail. It's located at Maryville House, 2 Maryville Park, Lisburn Road, Belfast. It is open 11am to 5pm until Christmas Eve except for Sundays. For more information visit www.designersindetail.com or Facebook.
Tory Long Jewellery. Ariel Silver Necklace (£85)
Originally from Belfast, Tory Long now designs jewellery from her studio in Dublin. This handmade matte silver plated Fish Chain is finished with a sapphire blue charm detail.
The collection is inspired by simplicity and all pieces are individually handcrafted. Necklaces also feature freshwater pearls and chains are gold or silver plated over brass, which is lead and nickel free.
Saint Maren (From £4.95 to £21)
Saint Maren is a niche artisan natural that develops natural beauty products, using essential oils and natural ingredients. All are from a 180-year old stone barn workshop in County Down, Northern Ireland.
The range includes bar soaps, liquid soaps, body washes and body oils. Everything is made by hand using traditional methods in small batches, to ensure that products are fresh and aromas are as powerful as possible when they reach you.
Candella. Earth Collection Candle (£34)
These soy scented candles are handcrafted in Kildare. This copper candle is part of their new Earth Collection.
Other glass candles are available for £22 and are created using up cycled wine bottles and pure soya wax, wooden wicks, lead free cotton wicks and skin safe fragrances blended with essential oils.
Vintage Satchel Company. The Cambrai Satchel (£95)
Belfast’s Vintage Satchel Company has been making crafted leather satchels for more than 50 years. Satchels and handbags are individually made and are available in a range of different colours and sizes.
The company prides itself on using only the finest vegetable tanned leather, ethically and sustainably sourced from one of the few remaining tanneries in the UK. While the company’s signature bag is a vintage satchel, other styles are available.
Simple Things. Throws and Scarves from (£85-£195)
Simple Things is a Dublin based luxury brand producing super soft 100 per cent baby alpaca textiles to wear or for the home. Their collection is made from Peruvian alpaca wool, which is finer than cashmere, warmer than wool and hypoallergenic.
Extra large scarves can also be used as throws and the smaller scarves work for men and women alike.