The Ultimate List of #SupportLocal Gift Guides & Directories
Champion Green is a campaign to support local communities and businesses. We’re inspiring the people of Ireland to keep prosperity in their communities by supporting local businesses where 65% of employment originates. With dozens of great resources for consumers who want to support local now available, we thought a one-stop list of directories would be really useful for everyone who wants to get to know what businesses are on their doorstep!
We are going to continually add to this list over the coming weeks so if you know of any other directories that should get a mention, please let us know on social media or by emailing us directly on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great article from the Irish Times on 200 Irish Retailers For All Your Online Shopping. This list is broken into recommendations for online Irish retailer websites in the categories of toys, food, art/gifts, books, skincare, and tech.
RTE put out a great list of wonderfully unique products from Irish businesses that will be sure to cover a lot of stocking fillers this Christmas.
Just Buy Irish is a directory of 495 independent Irish producers who deliver to your door.
Offering a search function on their website where you can search by category and location to find a shop or service that sells what you need locally.
Guaranteed Irish have created a site which lists a whole load of Irish businesses by category that you can buy gifts from.
A great resource for foodies where you can check out profiles for Irish food businesses across a host of categories including niche things like gluten free and low carb.
Choose from a large selection of over 200 Irish brands with Kilkenny Shop, the Irish owned retailer known for supporting Irish design.
Design Ireland brings together some of Ireland’s top makers on one platform where you can see their available products and buy them from the designer’s own websites.
Design and Crafts Council Ireland have a handy webpage where you can search their made local directory by location and discipline to find a local maker of whatever you are interested in getting.
This platform states that they have over 6000 business listings. Search by category and then by county.
Created by Rebekah Caulfield as a handy instagram post with loads of suggestions for Irish companies to buy gifts from this Christmas.
You can search for family friendly activities via the Family Edit website.
Shop Local is a not for profit connecting small businesses with consumers with an easy to use search platform.
Umbrella Eile are an online marketplace for Irish brands offering a range of products from Irish businesses.
A beautifully curated instagram page with carefully selected Irish products themed with gifting in mind.
This instagram account is great for promoting Irish businesses particularly artists and makers.
Buy Irish Online
A very impressive side project for one instagram user who highlights businesses across industries on their platform particularly ones who pack orders in Ireland too.
Another great instagram profile posting on Irish made products
Irish Fashion Call Out
Fashion journalist and stylist Corina Gaffney recently highlighted her favourite homegrown Irish brands, boutiques and designers.
Interior Design Inspo
My old brand new home is an instagram account with loads of interior design inspiration, they have published a truly thoughtful and curated list of Christmas gift ideas.
Just because you are near all the big international brands on the high streets and in shopping centres, doesn’t mean that you can’t still support local in Dublin. Here’s a list of local businesses in Dublin.
Support Galway have put together a list of local businesses with information on how you can support them from linking to their social media accounts to the latest click and collect information.
A really vibrant directory of businesses based in Dublin South, lots of info on all businesses in here.
Hotel Isaacs in Cork took the initiative to support other Irish businesses in their county by creating this lovely guide to shopping local in Cork.
This website contains a list of businesses in Kerry which you can search by category.
Meath Chamber has a directory of businesses from their member database. You can search by keyword to find a business that meets your needs.
Support Galway Businesses is a list with some businesses that you can shop online with by businesses based in Galway.
Website featuring a list of businesses in Sligo.
Doing Business Kinsale are planning to launch an app which will be a fantastic tool for businesses and individuals in the area.
Donegal Business Directory
This directory contains listings in an extensive list of categories across Donegal county.
We love to see a local platform really getting behind their community, Kinsale Advertiser responded to Level 5 by publishing this piece on local businesses that remained open.