Christmas Market at Arnotts
- Thu, 1 Dec 2022
The Christmas Market Launches at Arnotts an incredible Irish offering
Explore an incredible mix of gifts at The Christmas Market at Arnotts, from the perfect personalised items for loved ones to exclusive offerings to delight on Christmas morning. Located on the Second Level, The Christmas Market will continue to champion Irish brands and will showcase fantastic gifting spanning across craft and design, food, beauty, home fragrance, toys, fitness and the coveted Pitch ‘22 brands, in the biggest market to date.
Since last April, entrepreneurs from across Ireland have been applying for the exciting initiative Pitch ‘22 which called on budding Irish start-up companies and promising new brands to pitch for an opportunity to retail their product in Ireland’s iconic department store and online, with the chance of winning a €10,000 business development fund to grow their business. The five finalists come from across Ireland with products ranging from jewellery to organic skincare, all showcasing a range of creative entrepreneurial spirit and offering the ultimate Christmas gifts.
Brushdoc is a revolutionary tool that cleans makeup brushes and sponges in seconds, thanks to its advanced rotating technology that achieves a deep clean with minimal effort. Founded by fashion designers, Niamh Mooney and Ciara Stewart, Don’t Kill My Vibe is a jewellery brand consciously designed in Dublin; each piece is made from recycled brass base and fully plated with 14ct gold or sterling silver finish. Their collection showcases both statement and staple pieces that can be styled casually or for special occasions.
Co-founded by TV presenter Mairead Ronan and business partner Debbie Lawless, FARO’s range of award-winning brushes are lightweight, easy-to-use, smoothing, snag-free and suitable for all kinds of blow-dries. Kildare based Tanya Ryan of Fiadh & Finn creates a collection of beautiful original illustrations in traditional watercolours, depicting Irish animals, birds and plants, intended to be treasured keepsakes. Galway-based, Mervue Organic create organic skincare products containing plant botanicals and super fruit extracts, which are grown, harvested and processed organically, sustainably and ethically. The Mervue Organic product range includes skincare, body care and home fragrance products. The skincare range includes cream cleansers, super fruit moisturiser and hydrating floral mist. They also offer plant-based vegan-certified candles and diffusers.
Esker Fields have produced a range of natural skincare products, inspired by nature. All the products are handmade in County Louth, using natural ingredients and pure essential oils, beautifully presented in sustainable packaging. Melting together a love of candle burning and passion for preserving the environment, Ochre Candle embodies an ethical and eco-friendly approach to candle making. Each vessel is hand-poured using 100% eco soy wax mixed with a blend of pure essential oils providing you with a cleaner burn that is better for both you and the environment. When the wax runs out each container can be recycled or reused for something special.
This Is You is a range of luxury keepsake items, which includes stationery and journals designed to capture memories for years to come. For the haircare lover, King Hair & Beauty is an award winning, affordable luxury haircare brand. Una Heaney Art illustrates and creates greeting cards and art prints, which make the perfect gift with her feminine and unique designs.
Whether buying for a friend, brother, father, grandfather, husband or boyfriend there are ways to win over all with an endless array of choice at the Christmas Market. The Moxon London offer a selection of unique and interesting gifts including games, puzzles and notebooks. Professor Puzzle offer an unbeatable range of fun and nostalgic board games, puzzles and sports quizzes to be enjoyed with all the family and friends of all ages.
Located on the store’s Ground Level, Super Socks, the much-loved gifting favourite, returns to Arnotts once again this year just in time for Christmas. This year Super Socks Christmas sweaters will be available for personalisation featuring your face (or anyone else’s) in addition to their festive socks. Designed and made in Galway, Irish Socksciety loves all that is quirky and humorous of contemporary Ireland. They have designed and created colourful and funny socks and hats that showcase the much-loved Irish colloquialisms.
A beloved family tradition, Elf on the Shelf has captured the hearts of children everywhere who embrace the magic of having a scout Elf in the lead up to Christmas. Uncanny Brand appliances puts fun into food with their amazing items such as the Star Wars Darth Vader Halo Toaster which lights up to make the iconic lightsaber sound and the Pokémon Grilled Cheese Maker puts a silhouette of Pikachu or a Poké Ball on both sides of the pressed grilled cheese sandwich. Dublin based, Little Bow Pip is an Irish accessory brand offering handmade bows and headbands using high quality fabrics that are sourced specifically to meet the needs of delicate baby heads and young fluffy soft hair.
Little imaginative builders will rejoice with a kit from Crazy Forts containing 25 geometrically precise balls and forty-four sticks that connect to create a multitude of possible play structures. Simply throw a bed sheet over top and watch their creativity flourish. Jiminy Eco Toys is an award-winning social enterprise inspiring a playfully sustainable world. Their mission is to make it easier for people to choose toys they can feel good about, by retailing and wholesaling beautiful, climate-neutral, minimal-waste toys, including books, craft kits, puzzles and board games.
Fun for all the family, Giddy Studios encourages families to pause, nourish, connect and reflect. They do so by offering a range of at home pottery painting packs where families can get together and decorate their own Christmas decorations as a way to celebrate connection and make memories. They also offer personalised Christmas baubles where customers can choose their message and coloured ribbon. The very first Bluetooth speaker that dances to music, MOB Dancing Fox Speaker is equipped with a powerful sound and a cute wiggle that even the big kids will enjoy! For playful learning, look to Miko 3 an advanced personal AI robot toy made to educate, engage, play and entertain kids.
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Working directly with artisans in Africa, Mushitu Collections is an Irish online business selling contemporary handcrafted interior accessories made by weaving skills passed down through generations. Prints of Ireland was created by couple Peter O’Neill and Heather Gilory, who were both inspired by the beauty of their local landscape to create unique Irish art prints & greeting cards, illustrating the beautiful towns, counties & landmarks. What began as a hobby in order to switch off and recharge fast became a thriving business for Marie-Claire Whelan, founder of Calligraphy by MCW. Marie-Claire’s love of the written word and flair for delicate design inspire her collection of prints and greeting cards.
Scent and style your home with ethical and sustainable candles and diffusers from Aery Living. These beautifully minimal candles are hand-poured using 100% plant-based wax, and you can relax in the knowledge that all formulas use a vegan blend of essential and non-toxic fragrance oils. Organic candles and scented incense sticks from The Munio bring the power of nature to your home. Every candle is carefully and lovingly made by hand using only 100% natural soy wax and fragrances. Add a special stylish touch to your home with the home accessories from Suck UK. Innovative and tongue-in-cheek designs make their decorative gadgets and home accessories a must-have for those looking for something unusual and unique. Created by mother and daughter duo in 2021, The Wine Opener gives you the power to open a bottle of wine with the touch of a button. It is easy to use and when fully charged it can open up to 20 bottles at a time.
The White Company returns this year with a luxurious range of gift ideas such as cosy robes, slippers, hot water bottles and their iconic candles, diffusers and home fragrances.
The Christmas Market festive food offering will be exceptional thanks to Donnybrook Fair’s signature hamper range, artfully hand-packed with Irish artisanal goods, culinary delights and a selection of seasonal treats and food gifting. Using only the finest Irish ingredients in their chocolate, all of Cocoa Atelier products are handcrafted in Dublin with everything from creamy Irish butter to pure Achill Island sea salt.
For loved ones living abroad or at home, The Paddy Box was created to connect those around the world to Ireland by allowing customers to create and ship a box of ‘Irishness’ around the globe, or gift your loved ones with an array of boxes that include a wide range of gifts this season. The Paddy Box caters to all tastes. For the gin enthusiast, Drink Botanicals Ireland offer a range of Make Your Own Gins Kits and Swedish Tonic offer a variety of kits for the mixologist in stylish matte black packaging making them the ideal gift.
For festive indulgence, look to Cartwright & Butler for rich, fruit cakes and classic ‘cannon ball’ Christmas puddings and delicate mince pies. To add unique flavour, Burren Balsamics have a range of flavoured balsamic vinegars perfect for adding to cooking and cocktail mixes. Delectable stocking filler treats for foodies will be on offer from Lindt, Tony’s Chocoloney, Joe & Steph’s, Choconchoc, Grandma’s Wild’s, Jelly Belly, The Lismore Food Company and Aunty Nellies Sweet Shop.