11 Creative Gifts of the Creative Quarter
Want to buy a Christmas present that’s unique to Dublin? Why not give something special to your loved ones this Christmas from the Creative Quarter.
The Creative Quarter in #DublinTown has an eclectic atmosphere. Winding streets are bursting at the seems with a mish mash of artisan boutiques, studios, cafés and restaurants. Why not explore hidden gems lurking beneath in basements or climb narrow staircases to find the ultimate creative gift.
Read our list below of 11 places and ideas of creative gifts in the Creative Quarter.
Appassionata Flowers sell a beautiful range of flowers, stocking fillers and decorations. From wreaths to Christmas tree decorations, they will help you create a special floral gift perfect for Christmas time. Invited over for Christmas dinner? Why not gift them with a festive table centre like below.
This Creative Quarter spot sells luxurious chocolates and macaroons, perfect for that special someone. Why not bring them along and treat them to a cosy hot chocolate on a cold Christmas winters day? Unique and scrumptious treats with a twist.
Secret Book & Records Store
Know someone who is a book worm? This hidden gem in the Creative Quarter is a book lovers dream. They buy, sell and exchange books of all kinds and let us tell you, you could enjoy hours browsing through everything they have. Head on downstairs to Freebird Records, an Irish independent record store, to find both new and used vinyls, CD’s and DVD’s.
John Farrington Antiques
This local haunt sells beautiful and original antique jewelry. Everything from engagement rings to unique broaches can be found here. Also specialising in once off and commissioned pieces, John Farrington Antiques certainly will provide you with a creative Christmas gift from the Creative Quarter. How about this stunning Victorian amethyst and diamond necklace!
Tales for Tadpoles
Now one for the kids! Tales for Tadpoles is a must visit for all things books, stationery and prints. Think bold pictures to add colour to their bedroom or a quirky lampshade to add a bit of fun. Even the big kids can find something here, like these Hans Christian Andersen inspired candle holders.
Sugar Daddy is the place where men go to be pampered. Be it a standard hair cut, a hot towel shave or keeping those eyebrows in check, a voucher from this spot is a great gift idea in the Creative Quarter. Throw in a couple of extra Euro and they can even get their shoes shined.
Indulge in a sensual gift for someone this Christmas in the Creative Quarter. With both men’s and women’s fragrances on offer Parfumarija is a unique creative gift with only niche perfumes on sale. Some of the world’s top perfumers create rare fragrances separate from the mainstream market. Why not check out the Amouge range below, sold exclusively in store.
Need to pick up a Kris Kindle present? This spot is full of random creative gift ideas such as smartphone projectors and mustache wax. Sure who doesn’t need a legless pirate corkscrew?
Rare Art Gallery
Purchase a truly unique gift from Rare Art Gallery in the Creative Quarter. All artwork is original, direct from the artist and comes with a certificate of authenticity. This is such a personal gift which your loved one will keep for life. Check out this painting “Terrier” by Una O’Grady.
Irish Design Shop
The Irish Design Shop sells the best of Irish crafts and design, embracing both new and traditional techniques. You can pick up creative gifts such as an Aran wool hotwater bottles or these 100% wool throws woven in Kilkenny.
Topping off the list is Aerial Cirque, a beautiful studio on Exchequer street offering aerial classes. Perfect for the person in your life who likes to receive something different for Christmas. Learn how to master silks and hoop, combining both dance and athleticism. Why not buy a five week course for yourself as well and join in on the fun!
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