A guide to shopping local this Christmas

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Co. Wicklow has some of the best views, visitor destinations, outdoor activities, and producers in all of Ireland, which is why it’s so easy to find something perfect (and local) for your loved ones at Christmas time.

Christmas can be a challening time when it comes to the buying of gifts. Many dread the journey into Dublin or even Belfast for their annual pilgrimage to the large shopping centres, and very often they forget that the perfect gift might be right around the corner.

Wicklow has a wealth of producers and activities that offer vouchers, gift cards, and hampers that make for the perfect gift this Christmas – you just have to know where to find them.

Annual passes

Gift your loved one a real adventure this Christmas. Many of Co. Wicklow’s most picturesque attractions offer annual passes that allow your loved one to visit again and again. So whether you want to stand tall above the trees in Avondale, or smell the flowers at Mount Usher Gardens – there’s a pass that’ll keep your loved one happy all year round.

Gift vouchers

An excellent way to support your local producers while giving a very special gift to your loved one. Give Mum and Dad the gift of a special experience at one of Wicklow’s most luxurious restaurants or spa retreats.

The Wicklow Passport

A perfect stocking-filler if ever there was one, the Wicklow Passport is an ingenious way to encourage the adventurer in your life to see beautiful Co. Wicklow in all of its glory, while collecting stamps to keep track of everywhere they’ve been and everything they’ve seen.


Who doesn’t love a good hamper? The sight alone of them could bring Christmas joy to the Grinch himself, especially if it’s full of chocolate, local foods, or better yet – beer.

Outdoor activities

Perfect for the adventurers and those who love nothing more than to be active, any of Wicklow’s treasure trove of outdoor activities could be the perfect gift this Christmas. Whether it’s biking through the mountains or making waves on the beach – there’s something for everyone.

Arts & Crafts workshops

But if self-expression and getting a little bit messy is on the menu, there’s something as well for the creatives in your life, with so many of Wicklow’s arts and crafts groups offering workshops that will keep any artist busy after the Christmas holidays.

But where can you find all of these great gift ideas? Go to VisitWicklow.ie for more information.

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