If holiday shopping is still on your to-do list, don’t sweat it—we’ve got you covered. Find something for loved ones of every genre in and around Dublin. With plenty of shops to choose from, you’re no more than a stop away from scoring uniquely crafted gifts with local flair and big personality.
For the Adventurous Athlete
If your loved one has been itching to explore the winding trails at Boulevard, or perhaps the slopes of the Tri-Valley area, gift them a new set of wheels from Mike’s Bikes® this holiday season. Selling bikes designed for all types of terrain and individuals of any age and experience level, Mike’s Bikes is here to help your friends and family rack up their holiday mileage while cruising past gorgeous natural landscapes. Consider pairing your gifted bike with practical accessories and sleek apparel that will have your loved one zooming across the Tri-Valley equipped and in style.
For the Sweet Treat Devotee
Who knew holiday cheer could be scooped and served? Celebrate your holiday by bringing home a quart of Loard’s Ice Cream for the whole family to enjoy. With classic flavors and recipes unchanged since 1950, Loard’s old-fashioned deliciousness will be sure to put some sugary smiles on the faces of your loved ones. Though this gift won’t hold up under the Christmas tree, we can’t guarantee it’ll last long in your freezer either. If baked desserts are more up your alley, place an order at Primrose Bakery for adorably decadent cakes, cannolis and macarons that will cure your loved one’s sweet tooth. Round out your gift with Primrose’s Pomegranate Mimosa or Mojito Spritzer—both refreshing complements to the goodies you grab.
For the Brewista
Speaking of alcoholic beverages, consider taking your (of-age) loved one on a holiday outing to Thirsty Bay Tap ’N Pour—Dublin’s only self-pour brewery. With 39 tasty craft beers and a delicious selection of traditional bar food to choose from, Thirsty Bay provides a space to unwind and explore the best that beer has to offer. Cheers!
For the Knickknack Maniac
Creative, colorful, unconventional. That’s exactly the type of gift you’ll find at Therapy Stores. To give you an idea, cat yoga magnets and vintage art puzzles are some of the items that line their shelves. So if you’re shopping for a trinket lover or simply searching for some gift-giving inspiration, add Therapy Stores to your list of destinations this holiday season.
For the Flower Fanatic
To bring the scents of outside to your loved one’s home, peruse the stunning bouquets at JJ Studio. This adorable boutique sells dainty, made-to-order floral arrangements with striking colors that are sure to be the centerpiece of any holiday table. Bring a little taste of spring home for the holidays in a vase of your choosing or have the flowers delivered right to the doorstep of your friends and family.
For the Literature Lovers
There’s no better time of year to cuddle up with a good book, Harry Potter socks and steaming hot cocoa served in an Edgar Allen Poe mug—all of which can be purchased from Half Price Books. Give your loved one the gift of embarking on adventures from the comfort of their couch this holiday season. Whether you’re on the hunt for mystical tarot cards, charming stationeries or classic films, Half Price Books is bound to have a gift in store that will keep your favorite bookworm’s imagination alive this holiday season. And if you’re shopping for a comic-holic, check out King Kong Comics & Games. With several comics to choose from, as well as assorted statues, toys and trading cards, King Kong’s got all the ingredients for the perfect holiday surprise.
For the Domestic Designers
Hoping to help your loved one spice up their living space this holiday? Consignment Furnishings is the spot you’re looking for. Their affordable prices and unique styles make household transformations satisfying and stress-free. With home renovations out of the way, check out Video Only—an electronics retailer with products sold at impressively low rates. Now your loved ones will have everything they need to binge their favorite Hallmark movies this holiday season.
Though we know how nerve-wracking holiday shopping can be, you won’t need to travel far from Boulevard to score the perfect gifts for all your friends and family.