This week we went on a major GAFF Christmas haul, and, if there’s one place where you’re guaranteed to get all of your gifting needs sorted under one roof, it’s at Arnotts. If you’re the type who’d like to get it done in one day without travelling too far, this is where it’s at. Not only do they have literally everything you could want for every member of the family, they’ve got serious discounts across all departments to be enjoyed on this side of Christmas; saving you that much-needed few bob before Santa arrives. This particular weekend, you’ll want to high-tail it straight into Arnotts on Dublin’s Henry St where there’s up to 30% off TVs, Tablets, Fitbits and so much more in the tech department, 20% off at Paperchase and major savings on all other homeware gifts. Now, when we went in search of the perfect GAFF haul, we pretty much lost our minds with all of the incredible offers to behold, so to make it a little easier for you, here we direct you straight to our edit of the best GAFF-approved gifts this Christmas. If these could just all fit in our stocking, that’d be swell. Did we mention how very well behaved we’ve been?
DETAIL’S Gorgeous Homewares
For us, one of the biggest draws to Arnotts is relative newcomer, D.E.T.A.I.L, which you’ll find tucked away where you normally go furniture shopping. It’s a magical wonderland of interiors finds and best of all, the prices won’t knock you off your feet. Their style is GAFF personified. As for the ultimate gift from here? The faux fur throws in a variety of colours are from Mongolia – €95 each – and the vintage telephones (€85) will make a gorgeous addition to any kitsch hall stand.
A Trendy Nespresso Machine
We’re not sure anybody could ever turn their nose up at a brand spanking new Nespresso machine, could they? Well now, also new to Arnotts, are the Nespresso capsules themselves. What’s more, they’re also offering triple Wonder Card points when you buy them. The perfect gift for your coffee addict bestie, and added bonus points for you too. Machines from €99.99.
Marble is one of our all-time favourite materials (just see our ode to marble here for proof), and, thankfully, Arnotts have marble accessories in spades. These homewares pieces, below, are a minimalist’s dream come true. We fell particularly in love with this cheese board and knife set from Masterclass, €61.95, which is the perfect gift in that you might not rush out to buy one for yourself but you’d definitely use if it was bought for you (what’s more, it makes for a killer Instagram foodie pic). If you want to add a little luxury to your Christmas decor, the John Lewis stockings are stuh-NING, €30.
Sometimes the best stocking filler you can give to a new homeowner is the gift of a Christmas deoration. We tend to panic buy them at the last minute, but when you give the gift of a deoration, you instantly make it a memory and a keepsake that they’ll enjoy for years to come, especially if it’s their first Christmas as GAFF owners. The Christmas shop at Arnotts can safely be considered your one stop shop for all your decor needs. Whatever your style, whether you’re Scandi enthusiasts like us or you like everything very glam and luxe or even classic and traditional, you’ll find it here. We were drawn like magpies to this selection of baubles and decorations. Make sure to check out their wreaths and their garlands too because they’re unlike anything we’ve seen elsewhere and there’s so much choice. Best of all, you can enjoy 20% off everything at The Christmas Shop from Friday 9th December.
Pick up all of your last minute decorations this weekend at the Arnotts Christmas Shop 🎄 20% off from Friday December 9th. Seriously, their ornaments are stunning #lusthavegifts #ArnottsChristmas #shopping #home #christmas @arnottsdublin #InstaChristmas #GAFFxARNOTTS
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Mr Men and Little Miss Personalised Mugs
There’s nothing we love more than a gift that’s been personalised, it makes SUCH a difference. Easily one of the best things to behold at Arnotts this Christmas is the Mr Men and Little Miss pop up on the kids floor, where you can choose from personalised mugs to wall prints to phone covers and more. We got our mugs made with our name – GAFF – and for only €20 a pop, these are mugs we’ll treasure when we’re old and grey. The perfect stocking filler regardless of age.
Vintage Radios #TechTheHalls
This weekend, there’s 30% savings all across the tech department – so much so they’ve inspired us to replace ‘deck the halls’ with #TechTheHalls. While major tech enthusiasts will make a bee-line for the flat screen TVs, if you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind interiors tech gift, look no further than these Robert’s vintage radios priced at €129. They come in several pastel colours and they can quite easily transform a room.
We love these vintage Roberts R260 radios 📻 from @arnottsdublin. Pastels and vintage are a winning combo. Don’t forget, this weekend there’s up to 30% off tech! TVs, Tablets, Fitbit and so much more #TechTheHalls #ArnottsChristmas #InstaChristmas #home #gifts #lusthavegifts #GAFFxARNOTTS
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No trip to Arnotts for us is complete without a whizz around Paperchase on the lower ground floor. We are stationery crazy and if there’s one thing we’re hoping for this Christmas, it’s ALL of the gorgeous diaries and organisational bits and bobs for 2017. This diary is €22 and it’s almost too pretty to write in.
Paperchase does a lot more than stationery and cards, however, they have arguably the most original and trendy Christmas decorations you’re going to find and every single piece is a talking point. Such as these globe baubles which would be the perfect gift for your intrepid traveller friend. €24. Also, head here for wrapping paper that’s almost as good as the gift inside it.
For homeware gifts that will never let you down, the lower ground floor is your Mecca. We wanted ALL of the copper kitchenware from tiny pots and pans (John Lewis, €23.95) to gorgeous cutlery (Creative Tops La Cafetiere from €17.95) and even copper cocktail insruments (Root 7 Insulated Tumbler €32.95).
A set of tumblers or whiskey glasses or even champagne flutes is always a good call. There’s so much value to be had in this regard in Arnotts, it’s just a matter of finding the style that suits you. We’re really loving extravagant crystal at the moment; it looks so strong in a pared back setting. A sleek decanter is also always a worthy choice.
Set of four Waterford Marquis Markham HiBall was €75, now €37.50
Eau Lovely Candles
An Irish brand through and through, Eau Lovely candles are the hottest candle gift you can get your hands on this Christmas. Needless to say, they smell incredible. Our favourite is Au So Grateful. The simple design is perfect in any home and the wooden lid adds a gorgeous earthy feeling. We’ll take one of each, please. €24.95.
Mad For Marble
Duvet Day Dreams
Yep, we’re bed obsessed. Not only should your bedroom look like a tranquil haven, it should feel like one too. This Friday Arnotts are offering 50% off all duvets – and there are some seriously luxurious ones in the mix – while there’s plenty of discounts across dreamy bed linen. If there’s one gift you’re going to appreciate in the depths of January, it’s this.
Last but by no means least, this interiors gift, available at Arnotts, speaks for itself, don’t you think? Vintage playing cards OUR GAFF frame, €84.95.
Don’t forget to set yourself up for a Wonder Card this Christmas. It’s basically free cash in your pocket. Every time you spend, you clock up points on your card and before you know it you’re enjoying considerable savings, it’s really worth it; we promise.
And that’s a wrap!
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