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Irish Christmas ShoppingScreen Shot 2013-12-09 at 7.06.45 PMYou love it. You hate it. You’ve got to do it. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I am talking about Christmas shopping!

If you’re one of the lucky ones, you’ll be jetting off to New York for a bit of glam at Barneys, Bloomies, Macys and, perhaps, Bergdorfs. But if you’re like the rest of us staying closer to home, there is still lots of wonder and fun to be had.

To help you with everything from carrying your packages to Christmas deals, to shopping for loved ones living abroad and finding gifts for those “hard to please” family and friends, I’ve scoured my favourite haunts and come up with some ideas for you {and me}.

So, whether you’re out and about or at home surfing the net, the following seven resources will help make your Irish Christmas shopping less of a chore and more a labour of love. Enjoy!

Tip One…Finish a long day of Christmas shopping at Brown Thomas so you can avail of a new service BT has on offer…a Bell-Boy. According to their website, Frederic will happily carry your holiday packages to your car or hotel so you don’t have to. Book him here.

Brown Thomas Bell-boy

Frederic Johnson, the Brown Thomas Bell-Boy

Tip Two…Looking for a good shopping deal every day? Check out Marks & Spencer’s 12 Days of Magic and Sparkle here.

Tip Three…Need presents for loved ones now living abroad? Dunnes Stores has something for every budget and delivers internationally. The shipping charges are surprisingly reasonable. Learn more here.

Tip Four…Shop, tour, eat, and, when you’re done, take the kiddies to meet Santa at Avoca Handweaver’s Powerscourt. Book here.

Avoca Treats

Avoca Treats

Tip Five…Skip the hassles of in-person shopping and send a Donnybrook Fair hamper to your nearest and dearest. You’ll find them here. If a hamper doesn’t fit the bill, how about treating someone on your list to a fun cooking class here?

Tip Six… If time allows, pop into Fallon & Bryne in Dublin city centre where you’re sure to find a gift for a boss, relation, or friend who loves eating and cooking. While you’re there, have lunch or a relax over a drink at the bar…so nice. Too hassled to get out? Peruse their delicious on-line catalogue here.

Tip Seven… Visit Makers & Brothers for one of a kind gifts for that hard-to-buy-for-person in your life. Before you go, though, check-out this lovely short film about their Tiny Department Store here.

Note: All photos for this post were taken from the websites of the companies  and services mentioned above. Thank you.

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