It’s finally the most magical time of the year! The streets are twinkling, it’s cold outside but the pubs are full of cosy spots and hot beverages to drink. And, we mustn’t forget it’s time to shop for Christmas presents. Whether you’re looking for gifts for her or him, there’s a place in Dublin where you can find the ultimate presents for your friends or loved ones during your shopping trip. From enchanting Christmas markets to shopping centres and independent boutiques, you are sure to find what you are looking for.
During Christmas time, you will find a variety of Christmas markets filled with festive food stalls and handcrafted goods.
The main Christmas market that you shouldn’t miss out on happens in the courtyard of Dublin Castle. There you will find festive food vendors but also several Christmas presents like ornaments, paintings, and bits and bobs.
If you are looking for Irish-produced craft, look no further than the Contemporary Craft & Design Fair held at the RDS during December- only a 10 min walk from Clayton Hotel Burlington Road.
In Dublin City Centre, you will also find local Christmas fairs with market stalls and plenty of gift ideas. Make sure to mark them up in your Christmas calendar.
St Stephen’s Green and Grafton Street main Christmas shopping district
If there is one area where you should go Christmas Shopping is Grafton Street. Located only a 15 min walk away from Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, between St Stephen’s Green and Trinity College, Grafton Street is the most festive and decorated shopping street that directly lights up your Christmas spirit. There you will find the famous Brown Thomas department store for high-end and designer presents but also popular retail shops for a present for him or her. At the bottom of the street, you will find St Stephen’s Green Shopping Center where you can get your loved ones some Christmas tea and coffee from Gourmet Tea and Coffee World or kitchen homeware at Butlers.
Next on the list is Powerscourt Center where you will find the finest presents. Powerscourt Centre is a popular spot steeped in history and you will find a vast array of shops from fashion, jewelry, candles, antiques, arts & crafts, and beauty. When leaving Powerscourt, head to Wicklow Street and Drury Street. These streets, a little more secluded, are full of fabulous boutiques. They’re great places to pick up gifts for the people in your life who love original presents.
Dundrum Town Centre
Are you on a tight schedule during your Christmas shopping break? Dundrum Town Centre is the answer. Park your car in our secure on-site car park and drive to Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, just a 15-minute journey from the hotel. It’s the perfect place to find THE Christmas present in one of the 120 shops in the shopping centre. During the Christmas season you can also enjoy the excitement and magic of the Christmas displays. We heard that Santa Claus might also be coming…
Temple Bar: ideal for Vintage and alternative Christmas gifts
If you’re looking for second-hand gifts, Temple Bar is one of the best places to find them. This famous tourist area is full of colourful shops selling high-end and second-hand vintage goods. The area is also full of art shops, bookstores and Irish gift shops.
We particularly like Aunty Nellie’s vintage sweets and The Design House which supports small Irish designers and businesses.
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