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GuaranteedIrishGifts.ie Offers an Alternative to Consumers to Shop Local and Online this Christmas
20 October 2020|News

GuaranteedIrishGifts.ie Offers an Alternative to Consumers to Shop Local and Online this Christmas.

New website drives traffic to local businesses in strive to support local online.

Guaranteed Irish has today announced the launch of GuaranteedIrishGifts.ie, an exciting new initiative showcasing the best of locally based businesses throughout the country with hundreds of gift ideas from corporate gifts to personalised presents. The new website promotes Guaranteed Irish member brands and businesses, featuring hundreds Guaranteed Irish gift ideas including artisan food & drink, beauty & skincare, corporate gifts, craft & design, textiles & accessories, homeware & interiors, tourism & hospitality and much more.

Just in time for the festive season, Guaranteed Irish has launched the #GuaranteedIrishChristmas campaign, calling on consumers to shop direct and support local businesses online this Christmas. Shoppers can browse, shop and support Guaranteed Irish businesses and brands online while businesses can use the site as the go-to corporate gift guide. The purpose of this new initiative by Guaranteed Irish is to enable Irish based retailers to enhance their online and offline offerings to meet the expectations of post-pandemic consumers in building a more sustainable business in the domestic and global marketplace. Irish consumers have grown accustomed to the accessibility and convenience of ecommerce services offered global corporate firms and expect the same shopping experience from their local businesses.

The Guaranteed Irish symbol is the authentic national symbol of trust in business. In supporting businesses that carry the symbol, consumers can be confident that they are supporting trusted locally based businesses. There were 255,944 registered .ie domains recorded in Ireland last year, a figure only set to rise given the lasting impact Covid-19 is set to have on ecommerce and Irish shopping habits. Guaranteed Irish is encouraging consumers to shop wisely online by looking out for businesses that carry the trusted Guaranteed Irish licenced mark on their website and those with an .ie domain. As a direct result of making the choice to shop local, you are supporting local jobs in our communities throughout Ireland, building a sustainable local economy for the future of Ireland.

The initiative GuaranteedIrishGifts.ie is supported by Guaranteed Irish members Magico, IE Domain Registry, Blacknight and eShopWorld, with all businesses extending their support and willingness to provide ecommerce supports to members that may wish to avail of digital tools and web support services as they adapt their business offering to meet the growing demand amongst Irish consumers for online shopping.

Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list this Christmas, to suit your budget. The site GuaranteedIrishGifts.ie features hundreds of gift ideas from luxury corporate gifts to personalised presents for every season, from Guaranteed Irish member businesses including Milis, Dublin Herbalists, Kinsale Mead Co., Sheridans Cheesemongers, Arran Street East, Original Irish Hotels, Brooke & Shoals, Allgo, Spas.ie and much more.

Check out these festive gifts ideas this Christmas! Treat yourself, or that someone special, this season while supporting local businesses.

Pomander, the new seasonal fragrance collection, from €4.87, Emma’s So Naturals

Pomander, a brand-new seasonal fragrance collection from Emma’s So Naturals is a deliciously warming and uplifting seasonal blend of cinnamon, clove & sweet orange pure essential oils. Founder Emma Fallon, when designing this all-natural fragrance, was inspired by a time-honoured festive custom where pomanders or ‘perfumed balls’ of fresh oranges are spiked with clove buds and adorned with ribbon and cinnamon sticks and then traditionally hung to dry & naturally perfume the home. Cinnamon bark oil brings with it a distinctive hot & spicy, musky scent. Clove oil is warm, uplifting and stimulating, and sweet orange oil is radiant, spirited, and zesty!

This timely limited release seasonal fragrance, only available while stocks last, is available in the Emma’s So Naturals all-natural luxury candles collection comprised of Glass Tumbler Candles 50 hrs approx. RRP €20.61, Tin Candle 20 hrs approx. €10.77, Wax Tart Melts €4.87 and 10ml aroma diffuser oil blend €15.74. Available from www.emmas.ie now.

Limited Edition Barrel Aged Meads, €27.95, Kinsale Mead Co.

Kinsale Mead Co have released the second of their new, Limited Edition series of Barrel Aged Meads, the Atlantic Dry Mead – Sauternes Barrel Aged 12% ABV. This 3-year-old mead is finished dry, crisp, and honeyed, matured for the last 12 months in a French oak wine barrel in the meadery to add intriguing structure and depth. This is a fine mead with lingering almond, refreshing citrus and honey notes. Attractive with a bright, silky finish and a lovely balance of sweetness and acidity, dry and clean. There is an initial burst of honey at first, very refreshing, followed by the almond and florals such as honeysuckle and white acacia flowers and a lovely subtle oak. Enticing and warm, juicy with bright red and black fruit flavours from Wexford blackcurrants and dark cherries, well balanced with attractive honey notes from the forest honey and caramel from the French Merlot barrels. A luxurious, smooth texture with a fruity burst that explodes on the palate, soft low tannins, and a clean finish.

Share a bottle with friends and family. These are unique meads and make a great gift for someone special. All bottles are hand numbered and signed. Now available at Celtic Whiskey Shop, selected Supervalus, Bubble Brothers, Urru Bandon, 1601 Kinsale, Egans Portlaoise, Martins Fairview and Blackrock Cellars. RRP €27.95 

Autumn candle sets in; Blush (Darjeeling and Tea Rose) and Namaste (Black Tea and Aromatic Spices), from €18.50, Milis

Milis, created by oncology nurse Fiona Young, is a family run, dynamic, creative small business based in Dunmore East, Waterford. Specialising in scented homeware products, each scent is inspired by family, friends, and special occasions, from Sundays baking with family to favourite foods and garden delights. The latest additions to her range are inspired by the comforts we seek as Autumn sets in; Blush (Darjeeling and Tea Rose) is inspired by Fiona’s love of afternoon tea and Namaste (Black Tea and Aromatic Spices) is inspired by yoga classes with her mum and the beautiful chai tea they drink afterwards.

These are available as individual candles RRP €19.50, as part of Milis Membership (subscription starts at €18.50), and in a gift box with two candles and a locally made card RRP €45.00. Each candle sold through their online store is shipped with a handwritten note. Now available from www.mymilis.com/shop and at selected independent stores throughout Ireland. Free delivery when you spend over €35.

We are delighted to offer a one stop portal for our craft, gift and design members who need everyone’s support to survive now. We ask all consumers to consider buying one Guaranteed Irish gift this Christmas. GuaranteedIrishGifts.ie simply directs traffic to members’ sites, where you can send business their way. Guaranteed Irish provides a collective shop window that you can trust. The businesses we support create jobs, support local communities and the Irish economy. This global pandemic has forced businesses that have procrastinated about e-commerce to go online to survive. Guaranteed Irish is encouraging all members to continue to trade and to reach out to other businesses and support services to help them engage online,’ said Brid O’Connell CEO, Guaranteed Irish.