10 Great Irish Christmas Gifts for Food Lovers

What better way to end 2020 than by supporting Irish Businesses. Making a concerted effort to buy Irish and shop local will have a massive impact on many small businesses nationwide. Our guide has been created in the hope that we will highlight some of the outstanding businesses that are now heavily relying on online sales to navigate their way through these extraordinary times.

Purchasing a voucher for your favourite Hotels and Restaurants is so greatly appreciated by an industry that has been decimated this year. Many have Food and Cocktail Kits as well as gift hampers available and all make really great gifts.

Here are some great gift ideas to aid us all in buying Irish and as local as possible this festive season.

Mister S

Launching the Mister S Larder Box just in time for Christmas will make many fans of this fantastic restaurant very happy indeed.

Available for collection and nationwide delivery from November 25th. Order book opens on November 1st.

This box contains… “all of the the essential elements to elevate a home cooked meal to something very special. Your box will contain signature Mister S oils, butters, rubs & condiments that we have been using & perfecting since we opened our doors. All items are made in house and have been developed through hundreds of hours of testing.”

To Order:
Email: hello@misters.ie or visit Mister S

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Introducing the ๐Œ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐’ ๐™‡๐™–๐™ง๐™™๐™š๐™ง ๐˜ฝ๐™ค๐™ญ โ€‹ โ€‹๐’๐ฆ๐จ๐ค๐ž๐ ๐๐š๐œ๐จ๐ง ๐๐ฎ๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ 250g ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐Ž๐ข๐ฅ 100ml โ€‹๐’๐ฆ๐จ๐ค๐ž๐ ๐‘๐š๐ฉ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ž๐ ๐Ž๐ข๐ฅ 200ml โ€‹๐๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐ญ ๐Ž๐ง๐ข๐จ๐ง & ๐†๐š๐ซ๐ฅ๐ข๐œ ๐’๐š๐ฅ๐ญ 80g โ€‹๐…๐ž๐ซ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐‡๐จ๐ญ ๐’๐š๐ฎ๐œ๐ž 200ml โ€‹๐‚๐ก๐š๐ซ๐œ๐จ๐š๐ฅ ๐Š๐ž๐ญ๐œ๐ก๐ฎ๐ฉ 250ml โ€‹๐‡๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐‘๐š๐ฒ๐ฎ 200g โ€‹๐‘๐ž๐ ๐Œ๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐‘๐ฎ๐› 200g โ€‹๐–๐ก๐ข๐ญ๐ž ๐Œ๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐‘๐ฎ๐› 200g โ€‹ โ€‹Extras โ€‹๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ & ๐’๐ฆ๐จ๐ค๐ž๐ ๐‡๐š๐ฆ โ€‹๐’๐ฆ๐จ๐ค๐ž๐ ๐’๐š๐ฎ๐ฌ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐’๐ญ๐ฎ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐  โ€‹ โ€‹The Mister S Larder Box provides any food enthusiast with the essential elements to elevate a home cooked meal to something very special. Your box will contain signature Mister S oils, butters, rubs & condiments that we have been using & perfecting since we opened our doors. All items are made in house and have been developed through hundreds of hours of testing. We are offering collection & nationwide delivery (just โ‚ฌ5) starting Wednesday 25th of November. We can facilitate corporate orders & discounts are available for over 20 Boxes. Our Larder Box is the perfect gift (to yourself or someone else ๐Ÿ˜€ ) and will give months of enjoyment. All the elements we have selected can be easily used in hundreds of different ways. To enhance the overall experience, our Mister S kitchen team have included interesting recipes & ways to use all the elements. Also, all recipients of the Mister S Larder Box will be able to easily enter into weekly competitions throughout January to lift those post-Christmas (or general Covid!) blues! ๐Ÿ‘ โ€‹ โ€‹โ€ข ๐˜š๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ 1๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฃ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต 75 ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜น๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ต โ‚ฌ60. โ€‹โ€ข ๐˜›๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ, ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ญ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ@๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด.๐˜ช๐˜ฆ โ€‹โ€ข ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Œ๐˜น๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜‹๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ. โ€‹ โ€‹โ€ข ๐˜๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜น ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ, ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณโ€‹๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฃ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ โ€‹

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Aniar – Online Cookery Classes

Michelin Starred chef, JP McMahon, has launched live online cooking classes through Zoom.

These classes are tailored to the individual or the group, so you can decide in advance what you most want to learn and experience in the class. The live class lasts for 3 hours and consists of 5 to 6 dishes.

This sounds like such a fun way to ‘virtually’ get together and learn lots of tips and tricks from one of Ireland’s finest Chef’s.

Click Here for all the information.

The Lismore Food Company

The Lismore Food Company are purveyors of some of the finest Irish produce on the market. This Christmas they have launched the very luxurious Hat Box Hamper Collection. From the packaging and presentation, to the indulgent contents within, this is a gift that food lovers will adore.

To shop the full collection, visit The Lismore Food Company

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NEW! Introducing our exquisite Blackwater Epicurean Hamper. โ  In 1901, In her description of the River Blackwater, Kate Douglas Wiggan wrote: โ  โ€œIf you want to fall head over ears in love with Ireland, at the very first sight of her charms, float down the vale of the Blackwaterโ€. ๐Ÿ‚โ  โ  This hamper will appeal to your inner epicurean. Roll up your sleeves for this one! It makes for glorious gifting or self gifting. The Blackwater hamper includes a scrumptious selection of sweet and savoury delicacies โ€“ packed full of treats for the whole family to enjoy. โ  โ  Guaranteed to bring an abundance of joy to any Epicurean โœจโ  We ship Worldwide!โ  Available to order now through the link in our bio (www.thelismorefoodcompany.ie). โ  โ  Beautiful Photo by Lynda @visualfeasts ๐Ÿ˜โ 

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Neven Maguire ‘Midweek Meals’ and Cookware Collection

Whilst we cannot deliver Neven himself to your door this Christmas we are huge fans of Neven’s latest cookbook ‘Midweek Meals’. This is an ideal gift and you can also pair it with an item or two from Neven’s Cookware Collection from Dunnes Stores all of which can be purchased online from Dunnes Stores.

Click Here to shop the full collection from Dunnes Stores.

Grรก Chocolates

Give the gift of edible art this Christmas.

Accomplished Pastry Chef Grainne Mullins has created a stunning collection of handmade chocolates. Made in small batches using only the finest, locally sourced as far as possible, sustainable ingredients. Each chocolate is hand painted making these individual little edible works of art the ideal Christmas Gift for the chocolate lover in your life.

Delivery spots are in short supply for these incredible creations. Click Here to shop the full Grรก Chocolates collection.

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EX-STRAW-DINARY โ™กโ™กโ™ก

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Tuscany Bistro

With outstanding Italian eateries in Castletroy and Ballina, Tuscany Bistro have created a collection of DIY Cocktail Kits that we are currently selling on TheTaste.ie.

The Dingle Gin and Passionfruit Martini Cocktail Kits include gorgeous glasses along with all of the ingredients needed to make some great cocktails at home. This is a fantastic gift with nationwide delivery available. Click Here to buy now.

Tuscany Bistro also have a wonderful collection of festive hampers available for local collection and delivery. Check out their Instagram for lots of great gifting inspiration.

Connemara Smokehouse

Treat yourself or a loved one to some of Ireland’s finest multi- award winning Connemara Smokehouse Salmon this Christmas.

The family run Connemara Smokehouse has supplied some of the biggest names in fine food retail including prestigious high street leaders such as Harrods and Fortnum and Mason.

Shop the full Connemara Smokehouse collection Here.

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WARM HONEY ROAST SMOKED SALMON with NOODLES Serves 2 INGREDIENT โ€ข50g or 1 bundle of rice noodles โ€ข100g/4oz sugar snaps, (halved lengthways) โ€ข1 small red pepper (seeded and thinly sliced) โ€ขFresh Basil โ€ข200g Connemara Smokehouse Honey Roast Smoked Salmon DRESSING โ€ข3tbsp olive oil โ€ขfinely grated zest and juice of half a lemon โ€ข1 heaped tbsp mayonnaise. METHODS Boil the kettle and tip the rice noodles into a heatproof bowl. Pour over boiling water to cover. Leave noodles to soak for 4 minutes. Meanwhile, make the dressing. Whisk together the olive oil, lemon zest and juice and mayonnaise, then season if you want to. Drain the noodles and return to the bowl. Throw in the sugar snaps, red pepper and basil. Pour in half the dressing and gently toss. Salmon on Noodles A small knob of ginger, finely grated into the dressing, will give this salad a real punch. Or give it a twist Try fresh coriander, chives or parsley leaves in place of dill. Divide the noodles between two bowls, break up the Honey Roast Smoked Salmon and arrange on top of the noodles. Drizzle over the remaining dressing and serve. For extra crunch, add some baby corn or bean sprouts. Enjoy www.smokehouse.ie #internationalshippingavailable #irishsmokedsalmon #irish #connemara #honeyroastsmokedsalmon #saumonfumรฉ #thisisirishfood #tastetheatlantic #foodlove #tastetheatlanticaseafoodjourney #wildatlanticway #wildatlanticwaygalway #saumonaddict #passioncuisine #connemarasmokehouse #smokedfish #backingbusiness #coqdor #irelandtourism #goodfoodireland #georginacampbell #mckennasguides #supportirishbusiness #buyirishonline #supportsmallbusiness #tasteofireland #irelandfood #workinginfood #foodlovers #easymeals

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Irish School of Cheese

The Irish School of Cheese, Academy of Cheese, Level 1 online course is suitable for anyone who loves cheese! 

With online course dates available from January through March 2021, this is a gift that the cheese fiend in your life will love.

Click Here for further information.

Bread and Berries

Delivering Fresh Food & Beverages From Local Artisan Stores & Producers to Dublin, Wicklow & Kildare.

Bread and Berries have just launched their Christmas Hampers and we have them for sale on TheTaste.ie – Click Here to shop the full collection.

MUD Bakery

Send a selection box of beautiful cakes from Mud Bakery Dublin this Christmas. From Carrot, Citrus & Pistachio Cake to Seasonal Mud Brownie – Irish Blackberry & Hazelnut and many flavours in between, these artisan bakes are sure to deliver smiles for miles.

Click Here to shop now.

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