It’s November, which means it’s totally acceptable to play Christmas music on repeat, draw up Christmas wish lists and of course, decorating your whole house with festive decor!
With so many different kinds of decorations to choose from and so many places to buy them, it can be overwhelming to shop for Christmas decor. However, now is the perfect time to support local and invest in some quirky, unique decorations for your home – that can stay all year round!
Whether your style is traditional or eccentric, your budget big or small, you want to go all out or keep things simple, there’s a place that’ll check off all the right boxes on your Christmas decor checklist. So without further ado, here are some of our favourite local businesses for some Christmas home decor.
Candle Gallery is a Scented Candle Store which stocks a range of quality scented candles, all with natural bases for a healthier burn. Created by Gayle back in September 2019, her passion for all things home fragrance inspired her to turn her love for candles into a business. Discover her best-selling candles and diffusers – the must-have product that everyone needs in their home.
Jacqueline Rooney is an award-winning Irish artist who specialises in vibrant, atmospheric and emotive art. After graduating in Art & Design, she turned her passion into a business and has been selling her gorgeous paintings ever since. More recently, Jacqueline has started running her own ‘Paint & Sip’ evenings. You can view her work here.
Based in the heart of Enniskillen, Osborne & Co is a new family-run shopping experience offering you statement furniture, bespoke faux floral arrangements and wreaths, gorgeous home accessories, and seasonal giftware. You can take a look at their beautiful winter collection here.
Made in Mourne is a non-profit social enterprise based in the heart of the Mournes. Their aim is to provide a fresh and stimulating environment to support and celebrate talented local creatives and showcase their work. You can visit their shop in Kilkeel, or visit their website for more information.
5. In Klover NI
in klöver is a truly local shop featuring the work of artists and makers from across Northern Ireland and beyond. Everything they sell is sustainably sourced from independent makers and presented with absolute transparency. When you shop at in klöver, you are helping to build a more vibrant, local community and enabling people to make a living doing what they love.
Dollybird Interiors specialise in bespoke, high-end interior design solutions from inception right through to completion. Operating all over Northern Ireland, their aim is to deliver functional yet beautiful interiors. Recently, the girls have also started selling their own branded diffusers with gorgeous Christmas scents – making the perfect Christmas gift or home scent.
Looking for eco-friendly and sustainable home decor? Katie Larmour Linen specialises in artisan salvage Irish linen ornaments that twinkle. Made from the flax plant, Irish Linen is a great sustainable alternative to fabrics that use fertilisers and pesticides. With a range of linen cushions and decorations, there are plenty of ways you can spruce up your home.
Doodle & Boom is a multi award-winning independent boutique selling a gorgeous mix of quality gift and lifestyle in a relaxed and friendly environment. With a mix of quality gifts, vintage and homeware alot of which are handmade and most of which will be unique to our shop in Bangor! Take a look at their new products here.
Allotment candles is a luxury candle range inspired by the scents of fruits and flowers grown in this Irish climate. From the sweet and homely scent of rhubarb to the fragrant earth notes of Hay, their candles bring a luxury edge to the humble art of planting and harvesting. With a wide range of luxury hand poured Soy candles, carefully made in small batches – what’s not to love?!
10. Justin Wood NI
Proprietor Mark Justin spent most of his time as a young boy in his Grandfather’s workshop learning how to make and create things. 30 years down the line Mark still likes to create things still using the same tools and skills from his Grandfather, Justin Wood designs and creates beautiful hand crafted wooden furniture.
Home of all things unique and beautiful, this independent gift shop champions design-led companies from the UK and Ireland. Stocking a hand-picked selection of gifts, cards, jewellery and home accessories – you can search for that elusive special gift and maybe even treat yourself while you are there (because why not?)
Capturing the relaxed elegance of French living. With a range of Gifts and Accessories, Furniture and lamps, Soft furnishings and Interiors – Chez Provence can help you create the perfect, stylish home. This can be achieved through the simple pleasures of combining interesting pieces of furniture and accessories that beautifully capture the relaxed elegance of French lifestyle.
Pure Interiors is a leading Interior Design Studio, situated in Armagh. With two very unique styles, Dawn & Pauline can help you fulfill your dream of how you want your house to be styled and will bring to the table different designs and patterns for you to choose from which will ensure that you are happy with whatever option you decide to go with.
Looking for a unique home gift for someone special this Christmas? The Puffin Gallery offers an eclectic collection of work by local Irish artists and designers. Stocking a wide range of media such as ceramics, bronze, iron, textiles, glass and wood, their eclectic collection of art means that you are bound to find something that will suit your style and budget.
15. Innocent Chaos
Innocent Chaos started back in 2008 when Sharon Hay graduated with a first-class honours degree in Art with Textiles. In 2010 Sharon began to sway the new designs into the bridal sector and instantly fell in love for all things weddings! With alternative bridal bouquets made from brooches, buttons, silk flowers and precious keepsakes, Innocent Chaos quickly developed a unique style in the bridal industry. You can take a look at her work here.
Alexanders is a family-owned business and was established in 1954 by husband and wife team, Norman and Iris Alexander. Alexanders is a trusted, family brand and from day one Alexanders has sought to meet the needs of their loyal customers through providing exceptional service, quality items and an experience like no other. You can now buy tableware, home accessories, Food Hall items and much more online directly from Alexanders Gift Store.
Forever Furniture is 100% Irish owned family business that has been in the furniture industry since 1970. Their aim to provide their customers with the best quality products at the best possible price. After taking a look at their website, you will want to do up your whole house! Take a look at their website here.
18. Olivias Haven
Founder Olivia Burns, has always been a self-confessed candle lover but in 2019 her fascination with the link between scent and how it helps her recall her own memories grew. After experimenting with wax and fragrance oils she created a range of scented candles inspired by her own scent memories. With a range of Luxury Soy Candles, Wax Melts, Diffusers and Gift Boxes available – Olivia’s Haven can help spruce up your home this Christmas!
After turning 45, Jasmine decided to pursue her love for creating bespoke floral wreaths. And she hasn’t looked back ever since – after winning awards for her one-of-a-kind faux floral wreaths for doors, weddings and gifts. Each and every one of her floral wreaths is unique, making the perfect to finishing touch for your home this Christmas.
Dream Interiors Omagh offers a carefully considered selection of the very best in modern, contemporary furniture, lighting and homeware. Their new shop will display selected examples from the extensive ranges we offer including furniture, lighting, gifts and accessories. You can take a look here.
It started out as a hobby – making soy wax candles and bath products as gifts for family and friends. However, with the love and support of Sharron’s family, she started her business in April 2018. Sharron is continually looking at ways she can help reduce the impact we have on the environment both in our home and in our businesses. Therefore, her packaging is carefully sourced so it is recyclable, recycled, compostable and/or biodegradable. Shop her candle range here.
Willow Moon specialise in all things art, ceramics, slate & pottery and all of their products are created from a little cabin called Willow Moon. The owner is very passionate about what she does, therefore facilities her own paint, pottery and jewellery workshops for others to learn. You can check out her work here.
23. Kukoon Rugs
Kukoon Rugs is a family Run Online Rug Retailer. With two bespoke showrooms in Newry and Belfast, the team at Kukoon Rugs aim to create the best shopping experience for their customers. With some members of the team having a background in interior design along with some awards under their belt – we can assure you will be in good hands.
Iconic Online is a one stop Interior Design Consultancy and stylish online home interiors store. Lead designer, Gráinne Quinn has over 15 years experience in interior design and works tirelessly to harness her vision and skill in home decorating and styling. Grainne and her team work relentlessly to give you the timeless, tailored, functional and highly personalised space you need, on time and within your allocated budget. Visit the Iconic website to see the range of packages and options available.
25. The Crafty Stag
The Crafty Stag was launched in 2017 after Victoria fell in love with all things laser cut. The Crafty Stag specialises in personalised gifts and decor items for your home and loved ones. Victoria is always happy to help with any custom designs you require, you can message us directly through their website or social media accounts.
Little Forget Me Nots is a punch needle & embroidery brand that helps you create pieces of textile art. They love turning a traditional skill into something that is funky & modern. Each month they upload our available to purchase premade pieces for you to admire in your home. We all need a little help to find the tools to unlock our creativity, therefore this is a one-stop shop for punch needle & embroidery kits and supplies.
27. McCabes Newry
With over 110 years in business and now in its 5th generation, the McCabe family have a wealth of experience and knowledge in the furniture and interiors business. From classic ranges including English and European top quality styles and manufacturers, featuring oak, beech, teak, pine, walnut, mahogany, gilded and painted finishes. If you want to bring a distinctive touch to your home, welcome to the McCabe world of unique fine furnishings and bespoke personal service!
28. Mist and Moss
Mist and Moss sell hand poured candles made in the Mourne Mountains. Telling a fragrant story from the landscape of Ireland. Each candle is Vegan Friendly and Cruelty Free and is sealed with the Mist and Moss signature, a heart within the Celtic knot. Shop here.
29. Flossy and Belle
Flossy and Belle specialise in luxury handmade wreaths and handcrafted products. As you can see, their beautiful selection of handcrafted wreaths are the perfect finishing touch for your home this Christmas. To shop, visit their Facebook page or pop down to the Omagh Craft Collective.
If you love antiques, vintage and re-purposing, then look no further. Evie believes that finding beautiful and imaginative items should be easy and enjoyable. With that in mind we have scoured the country and farther afield looking for children’s vintage finds and antique treasures. They are here to take the hard work out of it for you! Shop their beautiful vintage items, here.
Using her own personal formulations of pure essential oils and natural ingredients Beverley has created relaxing and beautifying skin treatments encapsulated in a candle, some of which have never been seen before! Combining her love for skincare, body massage, fragrance and of course candles, Beverley’s innovative creations enlighten the beauty world to an exciting collection of spa and skincare products that promise to enrich, enthral and encaptulate!
It’s as simple as this – creating simple formulas with high-quality ingredients, producing gentle but effective products that are suitable for everyone. Shauna is the maker and creator of green beauty products, using natural and organic ingredients. From makeup to skincare to soy candles – her products will leave you feeling fresh but smelling absolutely divine. You can shop her collection here.