Our Irish store – Totally Irish Gifts.com – has been live for about 16 weeks now, but over the last 12 months we have been researching and visiting craftspeople all over Ireland to discover great suppliers for our website. Many said we would struggle to find enough goods made in Ireland for a website, but we have been delighted at the amount of talent we have found in Ireland and the amazing crafts that are being produced often in homes at kitchen tables or small garden workspaces – which back in the day would have been called the cottage industry! We have now 45 suppliers dotted around Ireland, at various stages of their careers, some are just starting out, some are ready to move onto a more commercial level and others are already at the top of their game.
By purchasing a creative Irish gift on www.totallyirishgifts.com you are supporting not just us as a commercial website, but 45 families in Ireland, plus those who work with/for them and supply to them.
At Christmas there is always a real focus on ‘Buy Irish’, but we often tend not to put that same effort into other gifts throughout the year. So our New Year’s resolution is to continue to promote ‘Buy Irish’ and to encourage you to keep the ‘Buy Irish’ ethos strongly in your mind for all the special occasions during the year – Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Father’s Day, Birthdays, Engagements, Weddings, New Baby, etc. – no matter what the occasion there are wonderful quality Irish gifts for you to give that will be treasured for years to come. Whether you are in Ireland and purchase for someone in Ireland or to send abroad; or you are abroad and purchase to send to someone back home here in Ireland or to send to new family or friends abroad – think ‘Buy Irish’, its not just for Christmas!
Find Creative Irish Gifts at www.totallyirishgifts.com