Irish Tatler gift guide: editorial assistant Trudy Feenane’s festive pick

From tried and tested to wishlist-worthy, Irish Tatler editorial assistant Trudy Feenane rounds up her top Iuxury and Irish-made picks

From luxury skincare to homewares and the Irish Tatler-approved at-home gel polish set, here are 12 gift ideas that will make any stocking happy. Picture: Genevieve Rusnac on Unsplash

Call me trite, but adding one piece of knitwear to your wardrobe each winter is always a sound investment. This responsibly sourced wool knit from & Other Stories is the kind of cosy cream colourway you’d dream up – and is worth the dent in any wishlist, and wallet.

Leather Frankie round handbag, €180,

The Sómas Frankie round leather handbag can be worn as a shoulderbag, around your wrist or across the body

Cork crafters Sómas are mostly known for their home scents, but their recent venture into handbags is worth noting – particularly their Frankie round handbag. Style it as a crossbody, shoulderbag or wear it tidy around your wrist, this hard-working piece will pay dividends for time to come.

Helen Levitt Photofile by Jean-François Chevrier, €16,

An asset to any coffee table, this selection of photographer Helen Levitt’s shots reveals the variety of life on the streets of New York

Brooklyn-born photographer Helen Levitt’s work on the streets – from capturing children at play amidst Depression-era New York to casting her eye upon the city’s corporate world – is compiled here in the perfect coffee table anthology.

Cotton textured wall panel, €265,

Bring the 1970s back with the rug-like textured wall panel from Dublin interiors shop Oriana B

Looks like a rug but hangs like a charm. This textured wall panel from Fairview-based interiors store Oriana B in Dublin 3 will add a dose of 1970s moodiness to any living room.

Signature gel polish starter kit, €90,

The Signature Starter Kit from 14 Day Mani, perfect for the nail gel polish newbie

This gel polish set from Irish brand 14 Day Mani promises salon nails from the comfort of your own home – and it’s a fair statement. Tried and tested, the kit is beginner-friendly; it offers an impressive array of colours; and you’re likely not to see a chip until the 14-day mark.

The heroes collection hydrating duo, €78,

Pestle & Mortar’s Hydrating Duo pairs a lightweight daytime moisturiser with hyaluronic serum

Clean Irish beauty brand Pestle & Mortar has just launched its festive sets for a fraction of the products’ usual price tag. The Hydrating Duo, featuring its best-selling hyaluronic serum and lightweight daytime moisturiser, are the kind of products you’ll stick with for years.

Autumn-winter dried flowers bouquet, from €55, or visit its winter pop-up at Kildare Village

Long-lasting bouquet from florist Vivian McKendry, available from Kildare Village and online

Sure, a wreath is customary for Christmas, but there is something special about receiving a bouquet of dried flowers – not least because they can stay put on the dining table well past December. Florist Vivian McKendry’s pop-up in Kildare Village is the perfect spot to choose your blooms.

18ct recycled gold and seed pearl necklace, €155, Missoma x Harris Reed at

Missoma x Harris Reed In Good Hands pendant pearl necklace, €155 at Brown Thomas

I’ve longed to get my hands on a piece from the Missoma x Harris Reed collaboration since it launched in 2021. Thankfully, the pair have continued to drop new editions of the eternally sold-out ‘Good Hands’ necklace, and fortunately for Irish customers, you can shop it at Brown Thomas.

Organic cotton bow-print Lola blouse, €86,

Damson Madder Lola cotton bow-print blouse, with balloon sleeves and oversized frill collar detail

I recently invested in a Damson Madder dress and have yet to look back. This bow-print blouse is next on the list and it’s a purchase to feel good about, given the London brand is female-led and slow fashion-defined.

Karma 100ml, €80,

Spice and patchouli Karma perfume – one of more than 40 scents available from Lush

We’re all privy to the feel-good nature of a Lush bath bomb, but have you ever tried its perfume range? With over 40 scents to choose from, the cruelty-free brand offers an in-store perfume consultation and a bespoke gift wrapping service. The spices and patchouli scents of Karma will make any giftee happy.

Skincare Heroes gift set, €23,

Q&A festive Skincare Heroes gift set, vegan-friendly and kind on the wallet at €23

Building a budget-friendly skincare regime that ticks all the boxes yet adheres to natural credentials is no easy task. Q&A is one of the few holding their own in this space, and its festive Skincare Heroes set contains everything you need from cleansing through to moisturising.

Leather flat bow shoe, €230,

Leopard print bow flat shoe from Nicki Hoyne’s new season collection

There was an audible gasp when I opened the box containing the leopard print and red grosgrain lined heels by Nicki Hoyne earlier this year, and I would expect little different of a reaction with the leopard print bow flats. Fresh from the Irish designer’s new season collection, it’s footwear worth the price tag.