Christmas Gift ideas Created in Cavan
Are you having trouble thinking of the perfect Christmas gift for that special someone in your life? A gift for that person who is notoriously hard to buy for? Or maybe you just want to buy something different for your loved ones? Well, we are here to help! We have ideal Christmas gifts here in Created in Cavan and we have put together a list of some amazing products and services from our members. Here are our top picks.
Who doesn’t love getting a gift of chocolate at Christmas time! A gift of award-winning handmade chocolate from Cavan makes it extra special. Check out their shop online here for a selection of bars, truffles, and lots more. The Aíne Christmas gift box includes a box of twelve mouth-watering handmade chocolates, a gorgeous bag of truffles, 100g bars of milk and dark chocolate, 200g of gooey and yummy Carmel Fudge Sauce, two 50g bars, two Hot Chocolate Swirl Sticks, one bag of broken pieces and a handmade chocolate Santa.
Have you tried apple and cinnamon sausages for your Christmas breakfast before? Well, you are in for a treat with Barry Johns Christmas shop this year. Gift yourself or someone you love this tasty Christmas hamper. This Christmas hamper contains the following products: 3 Packets of Back Bacon (300g), 3 Sleeves of Sausage Meat (Traditional / Sage & Onion / Apple & Cranberry), 2 Black Pudding, 2 White Pudding, 2 Packets of Cocktail Sausages & 1 Ham Fillet (1kg). PLUS choose any 6 flavours from our Gourmet Sausage Range. You can order it online here.
Do you have a foodie in your family? Would you like to send something completely unique and different this Christmas to your friends? At Barry John Sausages, Cavan, they have created the perfect Christmas Gift which is as unique as the Barry John sausage flavours! Each month for 6 months they will send a box of their delicious flavoured sausages straight to their door. In the box each month they will receive 5 packets of Barry Johns 500g gourmet sausages. These will be sent through DPD, in a cool box so that they remain at the correct temperature during delivery, so you can be reassured your gift is sent with care. They can get in touch with the team at Barry Johns to choose their flavours each month or they will send the top sellers of that month. You can also include a message when you purchase this gift and Barry Johns will enclose a card with your greeting. They deliver to anywhere in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Purchase this tasty unique Christmas gift online here. Cost €140.00 (RRP €162.00)
You will be in the good books with this beautiful gift from Coole Swan. Coole Swan is the only Irish Cream Liqueur that combines Single Malt Irish Whiskey, Belgian White Chocolate and Fresh Irish Cream to deliver a distinctive, fresh, smooth, velvety, long-lasting, and creamy taste experience that lingers for you to savour and enjoy. Especially at Christmas! Purchase 2 x 70ml bottles of Coole Swan and get two Coole Swan glasses for only €50. You can purchase this gift online here.
The tastiest addition to the cheese board on Christmas eve and a lovely gift for anyone this festive season. The Corleggy cheese makers choice selection is available now to buy on their online store. It includes 3 x Soft Cheeses, 2 x Hard Cheeses, 1 x Port Jelly 40ml Jar and 1 x Flaxseed Crackers for only €40.
Sometimes it can be hard to think of a gift to bring family or friends at Christmas time. A treat box from Dinkins will be well received from anyone who has a sweet tooth. Choose from cheesecakes, cupcakes, traybakes and so much more. You can even order them online here.
Moran’s Jams and Chutneys are readily available in Super-valu and Centra shops all over the Country but a hamper of this jammy goodness would be the perfect addition to any Christmas table. Included is a selection of their homemade jams & chutneys. Select 12 of your favourite products (like their cranberry sauce or red onion marmalade), let them know which you have selected & they will do the rest. You can add a personalised message which they will include for you too. You can order online here.
The Back Yard Bakery are now taking orders for their delicious Christmas Puddings. This is a truly artisan gift this Christmas for someone special. They offer 1 pound Christmas pudding & 2-pound Christmas puddings and they can be collected at the Clonmellon Farmers Market. Their puddings are gluten and wheat free. Find out more on their Facebook page here.
People have been known to travel far and wide to pick up some of the Christmas treats from the Keepers arms in Bawnboy. Some of the selection of goods on offer this year that would make the perfect Christmas gift are- the Keepers Arms Christmas Pudding: created to give a lighter texture pudding with traditional ingredients, soaked for 2 weeks in alcohol & steamed for 5 hours to give it its unique flavour.
The Keepers Arms Minced Pies: A mixture of dried fruits soaked for 3 weeks in the best brandy, with its light pastry & crumbed topping. Best served warm with crème fraiche.
The Keepers Arms Rum Fruit Loaf: a lighter fruit cake with a unique taste. Dried fruits are boiled in navy rum, then cake ingredients and cooked to fine light texture cake.
Christmas orders can be taken from Nov 1st, please phone 087 4115718 to place your order. Orders can be collected directly from The Keepers Arms Bawnboy.
If you truly want to treat someone this Christmas, then have a look at the Vanilla Bean Patisserie Christmas shop. Choose from wonderful gifts like Mrs Claus Cheesecake, Rudolph’s Christmas pie, their Christmas treat box and so much more! You also have the option of purchasing a gift voucher for a stocking filler. Best be quick- these yummy treats sell out fast!
Giving the gift of a hotel experience is always a welcome prospect from the recipient. And where better to buy a gift voucher than one of the many hotels that promote and serve delicious Cavan produce. Choose a voucher from The Breffni Arms Hotel, Cabra Castle Hotel, Hawthorn Lodge, MacNean House and Restaurant, The Anglers Rest, The Keepers Arms, or Virginia Park Lodge.
A food experience is the top of everyone’s Christmas list this year. After spending half of the year in lockdown, a gift voucher for a day or night out tasting the best produce in Cavan is a great Christmas present. Buy a voucher from Chapter One food and living, Datse’s Café, Latte Da, Mac Nean House and Restaurant, Murphs Gastro Pub or The Oak room restaurant.
For something a little more special why not gift an experience with one of Cavan’s cookery schools. Virginia Cookery school is based in Virginia and Finola offers a variety of classes and courses suitable for every ability. Check out her website here. The Nevin Maguire Cookery school is situated in Blacklion and offers half day to two day courses for the foodie in your life. Classes and bookings can be found here.
One thing is for sure, you will find the perfect Christmas gift this year in Cavan. Be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram page for further gift updates.
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