Christmas Shopping in Cork
Are you starting to get your Christmas shopping lists ready? Why not support local this year! Cork has many amazing local producers and suppliers, plus you can soak up all the festive atmosphere. Here is our Cork Gift Guide for you to enjoy.
Starting just at our doorstep, The Victorian Quarter is filled with stunning craft shops and restaurants to enjoy with perfect gifting options for your friends & family.
Vibes & Scribes is the perfect spot for the DIY or crafting lover in your life. A one stop-shop for all things sewing, knitting, and craft supplies, this is the perfect place to stock up on supplies for all your festive crafts, or to purchase their crafting kits for a child or teen.
Just a few doors up from here, you will find, Unbound, a boutique gift shop that have beautiful gifts for everyone. From diaries & planners, to sustainable clothing & self-care gift sets, you are sure to find the perfect gift for the stationary lover in your life!
For the whiskey enthusiast, why not enjoy a premium whiskey gift box from The Shelbourne Bar. The perfect gift for those with great taste, the whiskey boxes also include a QR code allowing the recipient to watch a video that will guide them through the tasting at home.
Maybe you have a Metropole Hotel fanatic at home. Whether it is a voucher for Afternoon Tea or Overnight Stay, our gift voucher are the ideal gift for those who want to enjoy an experience in Cork. Enhance your Metropole experience with our brand new Sómas x The Metropole Hotel Candle. A year in the making, we have collaborated with Margaret from Sómas Candles to create a signature scent that embodies the quintessential atmosphere of The Metropole Hotel.
ST. PATRICK STREET & OPERA LANE
Continually the busiest parts of Cork City around the festive period, St. Patrick Street & Opera Lane are perfect for those looking for high-street shops & department stores.
However, there is a number of Cork & Irish Owned businesses for you to enjoy. Gentleman’s Quarter is the perfect spot to pick up a gift for the man in your life. Carrying high-end brands such as Ralph Lauren & Tommy Hilfiger, you will pick up more than just your average jumper or socks!
For the tech-lover, pop into Compu B, an official Apple reseller, to pick up the latest release.
Just off St. Patrick’s Street, you will find French Church Street, home of the best toy-store in Cork, Pinocchio’s. Here you will not only find the must-have toys of the year, but also gorgeous hand-made wooden toys. Pinocchio’s have been priding themselves on their superb customer service since 1983 and is not to be missed on your shopping trip to Cork.
Just as you leave Opera Lane, you will find yourself on Half-Moon Street, home to the Kilkenny Shop. The champions behind Green Friday, Kilkenny Shop is filled with stunning gifts from a whole host of Irish suppliers and designers such as Orla Kiely and Jo Browne.
ENGLISH MARKET CORK
A foodie haven, The English Market Cork is an amazing emporium for foodie gifting. Pack with local artisan food and drink there is an abundance of gifting options.
For charcuterie lovers, why not create a gorgeous hamper of Irish cheeses and meats? On the Pigs Back offer a wide range of Irish & French cheeses as well as high quality & delicious charcuterie meats. Pop down to Toonsbridge Dairy and pick up some of their famous mozzarella or burrata to add to your hamper. The Real Olive Company has a extensive range of olives, pesto, hummus & tapenade as well for you to gift. Why not add a cheese board from Chop-It Designs to truly create an English Market Hamper!
If you have a wine lover in the family, why not pick out a bottle of wine from Bubble Brothers. Offering a carefully selected range of stunning & interesting wines from all over the world, let their expertise guide you into buying the perfect bottle.
Nothing beats a gift of chocolate either! The Chocolate Shop is perfect to pick up a small token gift of high quality chocolate. They also offer organic, gluten free and vegan chocolate options!
OLIVER PLUNKETT STREET
Nothing beats the atmosphere of walking along Oliver Plunkett Street during the festive shopping season.
For those looking for something that sparkles, Silverwood Jewellery specialising in vintage jewellery as well as some modern classics.
Just a few doors down, you will find Keane’s Jewellers, one of Cork’s oldest jewellers. Adorned with sparkling Christmas lights, Keane’s stands-out on the bustling street. Expertise in high-end jewellery brands like Rolex and TAG Heuer, this is the perfect spot for you to absolutely splash out on a loved one.
Fran + Jane Boutique is Irish owned and prides itself on handpicking high quality labels from all over the world. From knitwear to shoes to accessories & bags, this is the perfect place to find a gift for the fashionista in your life.
For music lovers, Pro-Musica is the place for you. Set across three floors, Pro Musica has years of expertise and can help you pick out a loved-ones first guitar or some accessories to amplify your music techniques.
It is easy to see all the amazing options when you come to Cork Christmas Shopping. This year, why not try and shop local as much as possible!