Objects of Desire: Festive Delights for Everyone

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While our gift guides have already provided you with some of the most wonderful gift suggestions of the season, here we round up some fun festive Irish-designed and -made products for you to hang on your tree, pop in the post or pass to a loved one this Christmas season.

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Father and daughter team Edward and Iseult O’Clery create a menagerie of wonderful wooden animals and geometric puzzles from Irish beech in Dublin inspired by visits to the Natural History Museum. Pictured here is their take on the extinct giant Irish elk - an animal which once grew to an incredible 3.65 metres in height. This one is a little more approachable at just 23cm x 12cm in size and makes for a perfect stocking filler. €35.

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Lainey K's Hipster Santa greeting card is bound to make someone chuckle this festive season. Part of her witty and bright range of Christmas greeting cards, the card measures 30mm x 130mm and is individually packed in a cellophane bag with a kraft envelope. €3.

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This classic A-line dress by Lollipops and Daydreams is made with a delightful snow globe printed fabric which is just perfect for Christmas. The print is also available as a top making it perfect for twinning with siblings or best friends. The dress is fully-lined in unbleached cotton and available to suit ages newborn to 12 years. €28 - €44.

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This delightful Christmas bauble, in colours inspired by the Wild Atlantic Way, is made by The Irish Handmade Glass Company which was established by master craftsmen after the closure of the world famous Waterford Crystal factory. This charming bauble would grace even the finest of trees this Christmas. €20.

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It may not overtly say "Christmas" but this Bunny Girl doll by Guadalupe Creations would surely be most welcome under the tree on Christmas morning. This gorgeous handmade doll comes complete with a onesie made of a cosy viscose fabric. Her face and ears are made from crisp cotton and her hair is wool. Bunny Girl’s eyes are hand-sewn while her cheeks and mouth are created with free motion machine embroidery. A truly stunning little heirloom to treasure for many years to come. €110.

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The small Winter Berry porcelain bauble by KaroArt is handmade in the designer’s workshop in Harold’s Cross in Dublin from pure white porcelain and is beautifully decorated with simple doodles and strokes of gold. €25.

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Bold Bunny’s Christmas stockings are handmade and just perfect for hanging up at home in anticipation of the arrival of Santa Claus. This one features an emerald green cotton lining that folds over the top of the chic grey stocking. €25.

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It’s the song that marks the start of the Christmas season and one of the most emotional and evocative songs on air at this time of year. Orla O’s Fairytale of New York porcelain art work is the perfect gift for lovers of The Pogues or for true romantics at Christmas time. €95.

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This elegant free-standing porcelain angel by Mary Neeson ceramics is glazed to make it shine, and at four inches tall, is the perfect miniature to have on display at this time of year. €15.

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