The Dublin 4 Christmas Gift Guide

By Geneva Pattison

We are all doing our part to support small businesses and shop local this Christmas season. However, with another lockdown interrupting the regular shopping period, it’s difficult to keep up with everything our local shops have to offer. Hopefully this Dublin 4 Christmas gift guide will add a few ideas to your list.

Books on the Green

2 Seafort Avenue, Sandymount
Purveyors of fine literature, local history books and wonderful stocking fillers. Books on the Green in Sandymount have everything for lovers of books and local keepsakes alike. If you want to give a festive gift to a Dublin 4 native overseas, their Poolbeg chimneys Christmas bauble would make a wonderful present. Books on the Green also stock other locally themed pieces, such as their cozy looking Poolbeg Lighthouse hats, Poolbeg chimney candles and more. They also have all the best sellers and newly released books too, if you’re in the market for something to delve into while curled up and warm this Christmas time.
Books on the Green email: Brian@booksonthegreen


21 Baggot Street Upper
Weirs have been operating since 1977 and offer a wide range of hardware and DIY products, but also seasonal and homeware gifts. If you find yourself popping in to buy house paint, you may find yourself distracted by a few choice specialities they have on show too. They have a great selection of gloves and colourful tartan scarves, candles and diffusers and 1000 piece jigsaws of classic artworks. Don’t forget, updating someone’s toolbox with some new tools can make for a great present too, don’t you think? Weirs website:

Mira Mira

3 Sandymount Green
There’s a curated selection of imaginative children’s toys on offer in Mira Mira. If you’re looking for something quirky and fun for your child to open on Christmas morning, definitely look at their website. The ‘Giftshop’ section of their website has affordable stocking filler options, with prices starting around €4.50. Many of the toys have a timeless appeal and It’s worth mentioning that Mira Mira only sells fairly-traded goods, so rest assured, a gift from here would be a socially conscious one.
Mira Mira Website:

Enable Ireland Garden and Gift Store

The Avenue, Sandymount Avenue.
There’s always one gardening and plant lover in every family, so the Enable Ireland Garden and Gift Store would be the place to shop for them. There’s wonderfully red berried skimmia shrubs, stunning differently coloured cyclamen and more, to brighten up any Christmas garden. They have all the beautiful plants and greenery one would expect from a garden centre, but they also stock homeware and gifts for all the family inside. Hopefully you can get in and have a look at the lovely tableware, chocolates and ornaments! Enable Ireland Garden and Gift contact information:

Supernatural Organic Food Market

St. Andrews Resource Centre, Pearse St.
2020 is certainly a year for embracing comfort food, but why sacrifice our health while we indulge? The Supernatural Market offers a wide range of organic produce from delicious Irish honey to wild foraged delights, perfect for making your own nutritious packed hamper to gift someone. They also stock a wide selection of freshly baked goods, sugar free organic jams, fairtrade olive oil and coffee. A hamper’s not a hamper without cheese, and with the award winning Mossfield cheeses and Oisin Farmhouse cheeses on offer, Supernatural’s got you covered. If you’re looking for some non-foodie gift options, Supernatural also has a beautiful range of candles and hygge candle holders that’ll make any room feel cozy. The market is open 9am to 3pm every Saturday in the St. Andrews Resource Centre.
Supernatural Market Website:

Basic Juju

Online clothing store, started in Dublin 4.
It’s all about loungewear this year thanks to our new remote working lifestyle. What better way to stay comfortable and warm while you work than in a planet conscious and stylish sweater? Basic Juju is a new loungewear brand that champions environmentally friendly, wearable works of art. Each piece is hand dyed and hand embroidered with designs inspired by the works of Matisse and Picasso, as well as embroidered selfcare slogans. The owner, Shona, uses combinations of eye catching colours when tie dyeing, ranging from acid green, to sunset pinks and jewel blues. For the person who’s more into neutral colours, don’t worry. Basic Juju also cater to lovers of classic palettes, with their more monochrome and warm tan colour options. If you want to get your hands on something yourself or as a gift, stocks are limited, so get on the website to catch the latest apparel drop on November 28th at 3pm. Basic Juju website: