Look, we’re all for overly detailed gift guides, but sometimes you just need to get straight to the good stuff. No faffing, just solid suggestions for people you may or may not know very well.
So, no more preamble nonsense here’s the list. You’re welcome.
Gift guide for a woman.
Merino wool scarves should be handed out to every female at birth. Women are always cold. I’m not being sexist, it’s science, babes. Merino wool is incredibly soft, lightweight and, most importantly warm. That’s also science, sugar boobs. Give her, whomever she may be, a merino scarf and she’ll be oohing and aahing all year. Although if you’re a male, you’ll probably have forgotten you got it for her. Also science, sugar pecs.
Gift guide for a man.
A decent hoodie. Like, a really decent one that looks stylish and doesn’t have SPORTS BRAND emblazoned across every limb. They’re few and far between, true, but they’re out there. Stencilize’s hoodies are one such rarity. Cool, warm, trendy, timeless. They shouldn’t really exist, but here’s the stylish proof.
Gift guide for a young person
Gráinneog, that’s Irish as Gaeilge, to those of you who didn’t stay awake during the first 16 years of school. Kids like animals, parents like when they learn; this is a happy merge for all. And it doesn’t make noise. Hurrah!
Gift guide for an old person.
There are two things I know about old people. They get up very early and they love a good soap. These soaps, handmade in Ireland with natural goodies, are incredibly luxurious. But let’s face it, you could get them a bar of Dove and they’d be all, “Ah, you shouldn’t have wasted your money on me”.
Gift guide for a maximalist.
If bells and whistles are par for the course for the baroque friend, you can’t go wrong with a sculpture from Kathy Mooney. With vibrant colours and moreish collections that a true maximalist could resist collecting, these truly are a gift for the person who has everything.
Gift guide for everyone else.
If you know someone who fits into this category then it might be worth encouraging a hobby. An experiential gift could be just the thing. From mandala workshops to reiki classes, there’s something here for everyone.