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When it comes to one-of-a-kind homewares, Article has prime-pickings. Located in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre – and more precisely in Lord Powerscourt’s former dressing room – the shop offers an edited selection of items ranging from the quirky to the functional sourced from around the world. Snatch up everything colourful stationery, handmade candles and other accessories for the home.

Industry & Co

Located in Dublin’s creative district, independent design store Industry & Co is a great place for gifts. Run by sister-and-brother team Vanessa and Marcus Mac Innes, the shop is filled with interesting design pieces curated from a mix of local Irish designers and sources in Europe, US and Japan. The in-store café and deli is great for a healthy lunch or elevenses, with a selection of Middle Eastern-style food alongside freshly baked cakes and treats.

Indigo & Cloth

The design-focused lifestyle company combines a shop, design studio and café in it’s trendy Dublin 2 dwelling. Founded in 2007, the Indigo & Cloth store curates a thoughtful selection of international and local products and stands alone in its offering of menswear. The compact café sits on the ground floor, serves up Climpson & Sons coffee and locally baked goods. Perfect for last-minute gifts, Indigo & Cloth also runs a concession store in the lobby of The Dean boutique hotel located on Harcourt Street.

Books Upstairs

As a designated Unesco City of Literature, Dublin is home to some of the world’s best bookshops. Dive into the fantastic local poetry and literature scene through magazines such as The Stinging Fly and The Moth. Settle into an armchair at Books Upstairs just next to Trinity College and get lost in stories under the stunning stained-glass window.

MoMuse

For something a little more precious and long-lasting, visit Margaret O’Rourke’s shop and studio in Powerscourt Townhouse Centre. Her modernist designs are the type of things you’d not immediately notice – crumb-like studs and simple pendants – but they’re timeless. She draws a lot of inspiration from astrology and her travels.

Fallon & Byrne

What could possibly make for a better souvenir than a paper-wrapped bundle of locally grown goodness. This is where Dublin’s dinner party doyennes stop by for their artisanal crowd-pleasing produce. Pick up a hamper in the food hall, but not before you’ve nursed a few glasses of red in its chic wine cellar.

Avoca

This is one of those holistic lifestyle shops that you want to permeate every crevice of your everyday, with its woollen blankets (woven at a mill in Wicklow), its laid-back but discerning clothing and the groceries which spill out of wooden crates. Avoca has a few outlets around the city. Our favourite is the Suffolk Street branch, which has a café upstairs.

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