Sustainable Christmas Gift Guide

We love to give and receive gifts but now more than ever it’s important to gift in a Sustainable & Eco-conscious way. Some of the simple ways we can be share sustainable Christmas gifts this year include:

  • Shop locally, visit and support local Christmas markets and local craft makers
  • Support small businesses, share their social media posts, buy a voucher for a friend or loved one.
  • Support charities
  • Support eco-aware businesses and those committed to making a difference
  • Purchase eco-aware products that will last for years

Shop locally and supporting small indigenous craft businesses help keep money in the local economy, support local families and indeed communities so check out your local directories and support local business when choosing your Sustainable Christmas Gift.

In this guide we will discuss our top Irish sustainable gifts that support small local businesses.


Ballyshane create beautiful wooden cheese and serving boards, handcrafted using 100% sustainably sourced Irish Hardwoods.

Sustainable Product

Each Ballyshane board is made from 100% sustainable and traceable Irish hardwoods. Only trees that are dead, dying or wind fell are used for Ballyshane boards.


Each board comes with a traceability tag. The tag lets you know where in Ireland the wood for the board came from.


Packaging: Each board is shipped out using repurposed boxes.

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Polly & Andy

A super Irish business set up as a response to her son’s sensitive skin, Polly & Andy provide a range of super soft bamboo socks that hug your feet in bright & vibrant colours.


Bright vibrant supersoft Bamboo socks with a seamless toe for sensitive skin.


Sweat wicking properties, a seamless toe and supersoft material that stands the test of time.


Available in sustainable packaging and gift boxes for the Christmas season.

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Clonakenny Flower Farm

Set up from a family kitchen table during the Covid lockdown, Clonakenny Flower Farm specialise in sustainable and seasonal flowers making Ali’s business a great inclusion in our Sustainable Christmas Gift Guide.

Growing a beautiful array of flowers from seed, on their home flower farm in Tipperary, Ali and her team are offering their customers a bespoke service.


Clonakenny Flower Farm plant, water and care for their flowers and pick them at peak times during the year to use in unique and natural arrangements.

Home Grown

They grow a wide and extensive range of flowers and foliage, which gives great scope and flexibility to create something truly special for all occasions.

Subscription Service

Clonakenny Flower Farm are servicing the local wedding market along with a monthly subscription service.

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Naivilo have created groundbreaking, natural, prebiotic solution focused skincare products that work with your body.

No Harmful Products

All products are free from SLS, parabens, artificial fragrances. alcohol, baking soda or palm oil.

Only the best ingredients

They only source the best oils, butters, waxes and essential oils locally and organic as possible.

Kind to Body and Earth

Reusable jars are recyclable, which saves 4-5 plastic roll ons/year/person.

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Holly Plants

Is there any plant more synonymous with Christmas than Holly?  No, we didn’t think so either!! Why not gift the plant that keeps on giving.

Evergreen, flowering and producing a berry these plants will provide for years to come, an ideal selection as a Sustainable Christmas Gift.


Irish Grown Holly Plants offering great Winter colour, Summer flowers and Winter berries.


Plant 3 Holly plants in close proximity to ensure cross pollination for flowers and berries.


Holly plants are used for foilage in wreaths and Christmas decoration. Why not gift your loved one the opportunity to harvest fresh Holly every year for their Christmas table decoration?

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You can also support and learn more about other great Irish, female led, rural businesses who are participants of the Acorns Programme, which is a Department of Agriculture approved initative involved in Accelerating Creation Of Rural Nascent Start Ups.

Here at Cullen Nurseries, we are an award winning DAFM approved nursery and we love to help customers make the right choice. We are growing our large range of native trees and hedging plants in our natural nursery in Carlow. Offering a nationwide delivery service means we can supply you with Sustainable Christmas Gift options – the perfect plants for your needs, wherever you are based. Book an appointment to come and view our Native Nursery and plants in person or order online for nationwide delivery.

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