Luxury leather portable phone chargers, pens made from Scotch Whisky barrels, and “Did you turn off the immersion?” novelty socks are just a handful of the Irish-made gifts for men on offer at Gifted – The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair at the RDS from December 5 to 9.
With over 500 designers, makers and artisan food producers displaying original gifts, the traditional opening to the festive season in Dublin is set to attract over 45,000 people in five days.
“Gifted is a celebration of Christmas giving and will feature the country’s largest collection of thoughtful gifts for your loved ones,” said organiser Patrick O’Sullivan.
“It is a unique opportunity to interact with the most creative people in Ireland and discover thousands of original products available only at Gifted. ”
My Name Is Ted have a wide range of luxury leather goods on offer, including the 6000 mAh power bank portable phone charger, which has a universal charging cable for Apple, Android and Micro USB devices included available for €49, and a variety of different leather card holders and wallets, from €49.
Statement ties and dicky bows are on display at Bebrave Textiles, where one-of-a-kind, redesigned vintage neckties are on sale for €40, and vintage dicky bows for €30.
For the environmentally and fashion conscious male, Due South Clothing have eco-friendly, organic cotton t-shirts and hoodies available at a discounted Gifted rates, featuring recognisable designs such as the Dublin Skyline and Poolbeg Chimneys.
The t-shirts, made from recycled plastic bottles, will be on sale at €25, instead of the usual €28, while hoodies will cost €70, rather than the retail price of €74.
Following the trend of statement socks, the Irish Socksciety have created a whole range of socks inspired by Irish conversations and lifestyle, on sale at Gifted for just €9.
Some gems include, “Howya any craic” socks, “pull hard” hurling socks, and “did you turn off the immersion?” socks, sure to be a great stocking filler.
Woodturner Roy Humphreys will be bringing Chairman pens made from Scotch whisky barrels to Gifted this year, to accompany his bog oak pens, and range of ash bowls.
The Chairman Pen will be on sale for €40, while the bog oak pen with chrome fittings will cost €30. All bowls have a food safe oil-finish and can be bought individually or as part of a set.
For a special occasion, gentlemen need look no further than Liwu jewellery, who have Irish made, gold-plated cufflinks featuring the Chinese symbol for Happiness, on offer for €139.
Gifted also features The Spectacular Christmas Food Emporium with over 100 artisan food producers,where you can meet the experts who can help you plan and source every aspect of your festive meal right up to the organic bronzed turkey.
There will be 10% off everything at Gifted on the opening day, Wednesday, December 5.
Gifted – The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair takes place at the RDS Main Hall from December 5-9 from 10am each day. Full details and booking can be found at www.giftedfair.ie