Cork companies to check out for Christmas gifts for the men in your life
Whether it’s your brother, father, partner, cousin or granddad you’re buying for, sometimes we all get a bit lazy and jump on the pyjamas and slippers present train as we know it does the job.
Maybe this year is the year to try something different? Something new, something fun and something Cork.
We all know that no one loves Cork, as much as Cork people love Cork, so why not incorporate that into the gift you get the lovely men in your life by supporting local this Christmas.
Cork Businesses to check out for Christmas gift ideas for Him:
As we say, the pride Cork people have in their county is like no other. So why not give a gift that any Corkonian will love? Jason O’Gorman illustrates prints featuring Cork slang, iconic locations, place names, maps, buildings and more. Whether who you’re buying from is in Cork, somewhere else in the country or even the other side of the globe, this is something unique that will always remind them of the rebel county. Check out Jason’s website here.
On The Pigs Back
On the Pigs Back are are selling a hamper which includes only products made and produced in Cork City & County. The ‘Cork Rebel Hamper’ really is the taste of Cork and includes: On The Pig’s Back Crackers, Chicken Liver Pate, On The Pig’s Back Red Onion Marmalade, Rebel Chili Chutney, Gubbeen Salami, Hegarty’s Cheese, Milleen’s Cheese, Gubbeen Cheese, Ardsallagh Cranberry Roulade (goats cheese), and Cork Sweet Treats. All hampers are gift wrapped in a hamper box with wood wool, silk paper, cellophane and ribbons. Check out the hamper here.
Wild Atlantic Wood
In the hopes of working towards reducing plastic use for a cleaner world, Richard creates handmade wooden crafts with a practical nature in West Cork Ireland. From iphone holders, wine caddys and desk organisers, there is something for everyone amongst these beautiful pieces. Check out the creations here.
Founded by Vasco Carto, a Portuguese Archaeologist living in Cork City since 2011, Cork Crafts gets its name not only from the Rebel County but from the materials that are used to make the crafts. Yes that’s right, these products are made using actual cork material. Combining his Portuguese past and creative side, Vasco designs the items himself and then works with artisans and crafters in Portugal to make them. Sustainable and traditional, check them out here.
Whether it’s new cufflinks, a ring or even a chain, why not take a look at what Archer’s jewellers have to offer. The Archer family has been in the jewellery business in Ireland since 1821 and William Foster Archer came to Cork in 1850. The jewellers has it shop on Bandon Road in Cork City. You can check out their website here.
The Edge Sports
Simon and Gill opened the doors to the Edge Sports Shop back in 2007, and it was the first dedicated triathlon shop in the country. Over the years they have expanded Edge Sports to be your number one spot for all your sporting needs. Whether it’s running, cycling, swimming, surfing or just the great outdoors that the man in your life loves, then Edge Sport is the spot to look. Check out their website here.
Lucia Moreno Montero Illustrations
With a whole section of her Etsy shop dedicated to Cork, you are sure to find something that the Cork man in your life will love. Whether it’s a Beamish can sticker or a print of their favourite pub, nothing captures the essence of Cork like Lucia’s art does. You can check out her Etsy page here.
Shit London Guinness
Now you may be confused by the name of this one here but we swear there is a Cork connection. The story goes that a Cork man moved to London, his love of Guinness and Murphy’s something he took pride in. On moving to the English capital, he realised that so many of the pubs and restaurants over there were serving pints of Guinness that us Irish wouldn’t even give to the bin. This led him to create a Twitter and Instagram page where other Guinness drinkers could share photos of the shocking pints they had been served in London and across the world. Now in its second year, the page has its own merchandise, including beanies, jumpers and t-shirts, all expressing the love of Guinness. You can check out the website here.