It's hard to choose a gift for the women in our lives, but that's only because we have such a wealth of locally designed and sourced gifts right here on our doorstep in Waterford, starting from just €8. How are we supposed to choose?! Here are just some of our favourites, available here at Winterval.
Urban Aran Cardigan
For anyone who loves to wear bold and bright colours, this oversized jacquard cardigan from Waterford designer Urban Aran will be a very welcome gift on Christmas morning.
Irish design using 100% super fine merino traceability certified wool with a low environmental impact production cycle. Inspired by street art culture and urban walls of Ireland. €295 from Urban Aran or Muse on The Quay.
Waterford Crystal Jewellery
Whether you accessorize with striking statements or modest gems, the beautiful pieces in this timeless collection will suit every style and every occasion. Choose from beautiful earrings, studs, necklaces, bracelets and pendants that are guaranteed to glimmer with the breathtaking clarity that Waterford Crystal is renowned for. From €75 available instore at the House of Waterford, open daily until 5pm.
Irish Women’s Speeches Volume II: A Rich Chorus of Voices by Sonja Tiernan.
Irish Women’s Speeches (Vol. II): A Rich Chorus of Voices follows on from the ground-breaking, best-selling Voices that Rocked the System. Related to arts, culture and heritage this compilation of Irish women’s speeches, includes those of authors, journalists, actors, artists and women who have influenced arts and culture more broadly. Pick it up in Bookstation in City Square Waterford for €24.99.
YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum 50ml Gift Set
Known for its captivating floral gourmand scent, YSL Black Opium is a luxurious fragrance and a gift that will be well received on Christmas morning. This set contains an Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml, Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils 2ml and Rouge Pur Couture 1. Pick it up for €101 from Mulligans Pharmacy.
Swimtech Parka Robe
For the sea swimmer in your life! The Swimtech Parka Robes are made from a 300D polyester outer with a 210gsm Sherpa lining making them windproof and water resistant, perfect for putting on after a dip in the Guillamene. They have a 3/4 sleeve and 1 large internal pocket, ideal for storing your necessities while you swim. Pick it up for €79 in Alfie Hale’s on Patrick Street or order it online for click and collect here.
Helen Steele Beanie
A super stocking filler or secret santa gift! This Helen Steele for Dunnes Stores beanie is perfect for keeping warm on changeable weather days. Pick it up in Dunnes Stores Michael Street for only €8.
Alba Pearl Bracelet
This delicate chain bracelet with freshwater white pearl charm from Harlow Fine Jewellery on Bailey’s New Street is will make a stunning gift! A 14ct gold filled bracelet (up to 10,000 times thicker than regular gold plating) with a 7-8mm drop pearl. Every ORA piece from Harlow is crafted by hand and each is unique. €115. Shop in store or click and collect here.
We are big fans of the knitwear in Vero Moda Waterford and this scarf is just one of our favourite pieces. Its classic design will keep it on trend from season to season while looking stylish, warm and comfortable all at the same time. €20 from Vero Moda City Square Waterford.
BPerfect ‘We're Tan Mad Here’ Gift Set
Get your glow on this festive season with the WE’RE TAN MAD HERE Christmas set - featuring everything you need for the perfect bronze glow including 3 NEW & EXCLUSIVE 10 Second Tan Products: the 10 Second Tan Med/Dark 200ml Tanning Mousse, Hydro Glo Facial Tanning Mist 100ml and the Double Velvet Tanning Mitt Duo Set. Shop it online here from Beautorium.ie and click and collect from their salon in Riverwalk for only €29.95.
Duck Head Umbrella
The cutest, most functional and stylish gift for the woman who has everything… everything except an Original Duck Head umbrella! A female led company dedicated to producing joyful and functional products using recycled, recyclable, biodegradable and sustainably sourced materials. These umbrellas are handmade using age old techniques and built to last and cherish for many years! €40 from CC Creatives.
The perfect pair of boots
Comfort meets elegance with these Marco Tozzi pearl trim boots from The Shoe Centre €79.95
Suzie crossbody bag
A great bag is a gift any woman loves to get, especially one that will take you from day to night and through the seasons. This one from Orchid Boutique will do exactly that! €48 in store or shop it online here.
Quilted Borg Coat by Carolyn Donnelly at Dunnes.
Wrap up warm as you wander through the sights and sounds at Winterval in this Carolyn Donnelly The Edit Quilted Borg Coat from Dunnes Stores, Michael Street €80.
Gold and diamond necklace from Harlow Fine Jewellery
9ct yellow gold Hex pendant set with a lab grown cultivated diamond, designed and hand made by Harlow Fine Jewellery €290, available with gemstone for €235
L'Oreal Professionnel Steampod 4.0
The ultimate styling tool! The L'Oreal Professionnel Paris Steampod 4.0 Steam Hair Straightener & Styling Tool is a definite winner! €349 from Peter Mark in City Square Shopping Centre.
Knitwear from BÉBHÍNN
A recognisable staple in many a stylish Waterford woman’s wardrobe, a piece of knitwear from BÉBHÍNN is an investment that will pay you back in spades. Made in Waterford using 100% Merino Wool and available in over 40 speckled colours!
Neck warmer €30 and Saleen Jumper €140 both available in store in BÉBHÍNN on The Quay and on www.bebhinn.ie
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