Perfect Birthday Gifts for Her

Choosing the ideal birthday gift needn't be a chore. Whether it's a soft nappa leather t-shirt or the perfect shoulder bag, a beautifully scented candle or a contemporary piece of Irish jewellery, here are our suggestions for that perfect birthday present for the woman in your life.

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Wish her the happiest of birthdays with this handmade birthday card by Northern Irish company Hunter which is printed using age-old techniques on a traditional letterpress machine. €5.

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Any fashion-lover would be delighted to own a piece from the Manley collection which is characterised by handmade items in leather and suede that are designed, made and embellished with great attention to detail in the Manley studio in Dublin.

The t-shirt pictured here is made from the softest of nappa leather in a simple design featuring coloured panels. A full-length zip runs down the back of the t-shirt which is characterised by a boxy fit. €220.

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The "Úna" necklace by Irish Design Shop is the perfect gift for lovers of Irish design and those with a modern aesthetic alike.

Part of the "Homespun" collection, the necklace is named after a woman called Úna Dirrane from Inis Meáin who made and supplied the most beautiful hand-woven croises (traditional Irish woven belts) to Muriel Gahan - founder of iconic store The Country Shop on St. Stephen's Green in Dublin in the 1950s. €195.

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The "Curve" leather barrel bag in tan leather by Lovern Leather Goods would make for a stylish and on-trend birthday gift. Perfect for special occasions or for everyday use, the strap is adjustable so it can be worn on the shoulder or as a cross-body bag.

This unlined bag is made from durable Italian leather and features an inner pocket perfect for holding a phone. Handmade in Co. Galway along The Wild Atlantic Way this is a piece that will remain stylish for years to come. €345.

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Helen Steele's designs are in constant demand from celebrities and fashion mavens alike and her "Cora" dress, pictured here, is no exception. The dress features one of the designer's signature prints on silk as well as ruffle detailing. There is a self-tie silk belt so you can fit to size. €750.

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The "Blaze" bracelet, seen here, is part of jewellery designer Bláithín Ennis' latest collection "Glow" and is the perfect gift for this time of year with its vivid colour tone and luminous shimmer. Each piece by the designer is handmade in Co. Wexford and beautifully packaged in her signature grey packaging. €62.

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Rathbornes Candles 1488 is one of the oldest registered companies in the world so it's safe to say that these people know what they are doing when it comes to candle-making. A foray into the world of luxury in recent years has seen the creation of a stunning range of scented candles by the brand. Their feminine "Dublin Tea Rose" candle should be top of anyone's birthday list. €54.

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With the importance of self-care becoming a greater focus in our lives, this beautiful handmade night cream by The Burren Perfumery would make for a welcome birthday gift. Made with wild rosehip oil and rosewater to repair and regenerate the skin, and starflower oil to soothe and nourish, it is a gorgeous addition to any skincare routine. €39.50.

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