The Ultimate Housewarming Gift Guide by Design Ireland

Is your friend just getting their foot on the property ladder or your grown-up child moving into their first flat?

Is your family member upscaling or even downsizing?

Here are our top tips for the most thoughtful and creative housewarming gifts available this summer.

From luxuriously soft sheepskin rugs to exquisite Irish linen napkins, we've got Irish-made housewarming gifts wrapped up.

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Candle Cubes by Colin Harris

The simple cube is the starting point for these dynamic candle holders which are handmade by Colin Harris in his studio in Newcastle, Co. Dublin. By rotating, drilling and slicing the cubes, Colin create playful shapes and combinations that relate to each other to create a quirky yet elegant take on the candleholder. Functional and funky, these candle cubes make a terrific choice for housewarming gift. A set of three costs €95.

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The 'Bull Island Bathing Shelter' print by Jando

This new print by Jando is a open edition fine art archival print based on a composite original hand-drawn illustration by the Dublin-based husband and wife team. Part of a matching pair, the prints are based on the men’s and women’s bathing shelters at Bull Island in Dublin - an iconic spot in the capital city. Prices for a framed print range from €70 to €300 depending on size.

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The Sheepskin Rug by Irish Design Shop

The beautiful, soft sheepskins by Irish Design Shop are hypoallergenic and have natural antibacterial properties. Sourced from sheep in the west of Ireland they look beautiful as a feature rug in any room (try placing one at your bedside for the ultimate ease into the busy day ahead). Or why not use as a throw over a couch or armchair? Either way, they make for a classic housewarming gift that will never go out of fashion. €100.

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Pink 'Sea Grass' napkins by Irish Linen House

These pink 'Sea Grass' Irish linen napkins are part of the new Wild Collection by Irish Linen House inspired by the wildflowers and the rugged coastline of the West of Ireland. A Set of four napkins costs €110 and makes for a luxurious little housewarming gift perfect for those who love to entertain.

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The 'Natural Stripe' alpaca throw by McNutt of Donegal

The Alpaca wool for this throw is sourced from the steep slopes of the Andes in Peru and then woven in the hills of Donegal. Alpaca wool is one of the most luxurious fibres in the world and is softer than cashmere and warmer than sheep’s wool as well as being nautrally hypoallergenic and non-itch. A luxurious and cosy housewarming gift that will bring warmth into any home. €140.

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The flan dish by karoArt

Each karoArt flan dish is decorated with founder Karolina Grudniewska trademark whimsical style. Every one is individual in design and is oven, microwave and dishwasher safe making them the perfect housewarming gift for those who love to cook and bake. €99.

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