Five Stylish Gifts for Children: Irish designs for your mini mavens

Parents and guardians are increasingly seeking good quality, well-made items for their children - gifts they know are hard-wearing and beautiful, certainly, but that are also made with a conscious - with a greater respect for the environment and for the people who make them than you'll find from many fast fashion retailers.

Our designers are carefully selected for their attention to detail, their design and manufacturing skills and their focus on the handmade and the locally produced.

Here we present five beautiful gifts for children including modern cardigans knitted in Dublin, a bear manufactured in Co. Tipperary from local tweed and delightful traditional flatcaps from Hanna Hats in Co. Donegal - perfectly sized for children and ideal for keeping little heads warm at this time of year.

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The Leanbh cardigans by designer Pearl Reddington are made from 100 percent merino wool which is traditionally spun in Co. Donegal. Each merino wool cardigan features playful handmade polymer buttons and a contrast colour cuff in the designer’s trademark neon yellow. These cardigans are made in Dublin and can be worn under a coat or as a jacket for busy trips to the playground. They should last many years making them a perfect gift that can be passed down to younger siblings or friends. Cool and cosy. €70.

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How delightful is this little fellow? He’s the Tipperary Bear by Edel Grace made exclusively for Irish Design Shop using tweed from John Hanly & Co. Ltd.. This fine chap with his cosy knitted scarf is CE approved with moveable joints and is therefore both safe and fun for little hands to play with, as well as looking pretty smart atop a bookshelf or chest of drawers as decoration. €35.

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This little Bunny Bag by Guadalupe Creations makes us feel calm just looking at it. Perhaps she's dreaming of carrots? The perfect place to store coins, Lego and other trinkets, she is made from soft cotton and faux fur and features a love heart nose. €35.

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These cosy and beautiful patchwork tweed hats for children are made by family company Hanna Hats of Donegal and come in a variety of colour combinations. A twist on the traditional flat cap each patchwork tweed cap is unique and features an adjustable velcro back so that it can be adjusted as your child grows. Perfect for mini-me dressing and suitable for boys and girls. €65.

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Handmade from a single piece of wood by Stephen Ryan in Belfast exclusively for Irish Design Shop in Dublin, this baby rattle features a gentle sound that won’t scare the baby and is beautifully tactile. Finished in natural linseed oil, this baby rattle is perfectly safe to use and will make a lovely little modern heirloom. €21.

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