TEST The Ultimate List of #SupportLocal Gift Guides & Directories
There are dozens of great resources for consumers who want to support local so 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 100 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.
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.
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.
This instagram account is great for promoting Irish businesses particularly artists and makers.
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.
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.