Valentines Gift Ideas

Whether it’s a new romance or a long lasting love, Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating one of the most important relationships in your life. And while we all love a good box of chocolates, it’s nice to get something extra special on the day to let her know how much she means to you. If you are stressing over what gift to give on Valentine’s Day, don’t worry Kilkenny Design are gift experts offering all the best brands from Ireland and across the world. We’ve put together a list of the top 10 valentine’s gift ideas for her this year that will be guaranteed to bring a smile on this special occasion. 

  • Enibas Croí Álainn

West Cork based designer Enibas has created the most perfect jewellery collection for celebrating love on Valentine’s Day. All pieces in the collection come with the inscription ‘Croí Álainn’ meaning ‘Beautiful Heart’ in Irish.

  • Waterford Crystal Gin Glasses

Gin at home should always be drunk in style, you know it, she knows it, we all know it! Imagine the delight she will get out of savouring her favourite gin with friends or family out of a pristine piece of Irish crystal. Choose a stunning balloon gin glass design from Waterford Crystal that will be admired for years to come.

  • Pestle & Mortar Gift Set

Surprise and awe your someone special with a top rated beauty cult favourite making waves at home and abroad right now. Irish based beauty brand Pestle & Mortar are getting rave reviews by beauty lovers who know their stuff so you can be sure it will go down a treat to the beauty queen in your life. The best bit is that you don’t even have to stress about selecting a product just select one of their ready-made gift sets.

  • Alan Ardiff Heart of Gold

When love is in the air, jewellery takes a big spot on the stage when it comes to gifting so it’s no surprise that we are featuring a second jewellery designer on our top 10 list. Alan Ardiff designs are wonderfully playful, perfect for expressing all kinds of meaning with ‘Heart of Gold’ necklaces and ‘To the Moon and Back’ earrings.

  • Flowstate Yoga Mat

Impress your yoga loving lady with a Flowstate Yoga Mat designed for movement and for stimulation. The colourful mats are the brainchild of three Irish friends who wanted to make sustainable yoga mats that were designed to inspire creativity.

  • Guess Handbag

There is no such thing as too many handbags, that is indisputable. Adding to her collection of handbags could only ever be a source of joy and delight. Panicked about the enormity of options for such a gift? Here’s a pro-tip, choose a brand everyone knows and loves like Guess and choose a simple nude or black coloured bag that will go with everything. It’s easier than you think!

  • Peelo Pouch

This is for guys who have some confidence in knowing their wife or girlfriend’s style. If you know they are a fan of fresh, modern fashion with a splash of fun, then Peelo will be an absolute game changer gift for her idea to impress. It’s a new Irish brand founded by Julie Peelo who has been designing with all the world’s top designers brands for years and has now brought her tastes and experience home to share. The Peelo collection of wallets and pouches are ultra modern and chic but come with a detail that adds something cool and different like a bright orange stripe or a touch of snakeskin pattern.

  • The Nature of Things Essential Oils & Diffuser

For the partner who loves a little self-care and attention to well-being, she will be very impressed with a set of essential oils and a sleek and elegant new diffuser. The Nature of Things was founded by Frenchman Benoit Nicol who settled in Ireland where he brought to life his dream of sharing the benefits of quality essential oils with others.


  • Personalised Soundwaves Art

Choose a truly unique and personalised gift with Soundwaves by Dublin based art and print duo Jando. Capture a special recording like the moment you said “I Do” or favourite song you have together. You can personalise the colours and caption to create something really different and show her how thoughtful you can be.

  • Cluse Watch

Watches are a failsafe gift idea because they always come in useful and can be a great addition to any kind of outfit. We love Cluses' range of fashionable watches from classic silver to pretty in pink straps.

Of course if you just want to give her the option to go ahead and spoil herself you can always get her a Kilkenny Design Gift Card, you can buy one in store or online for the perfect surprise on Valentine’s Day!

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