Looking for a gift that’s pure Cork, like?
You no longer need to wear a rebel red GAA jersey to represent your hometown (although that’s grand too if it floats your boat).
These days, there’s a wealth of cool Cork merchandise to choose from so you can discretely remind everyone you meet that you’re a proud Leesider, all while promoting your favourite haunts.
Here are six lovely wearable gifts to give a proud Corkonian:
1. Alchemy Coffee Sweater
Do you make a beeline for Barrack Street the minute you set foot in town? Next time you’re dropping by for a 3fe oatie mocha, pick up one of their cosy branded sweaters. They also do face masks and a beanie, which make top-notch stocking fillers.
Buy it: Alchemy merch is available to buy in-store on Barrack Street.
2. Cork Coffee Roasters Tees
Know someone who can’t cope without a cup of Morning Growler first thing? Buy them the iconic Cork Coffee Roasters tee. It’s available alongside a range of nifty coffee buys, branded cups and a cool new Pizza t-shirt inspired by the Cork company’s newest premises on Anglesea Street.
Buy it: Morning Growler tee, €25 from corkcoffeeroasters.ie
3. DeBarra’s long sleeve top
Who hasn’t enjoyed a memorable night in DeBarra’s? Show your love for the iconic Clonakilty pub and music venue with one of their Raglan Baseball tops. If you really want to recreate the atmosphere, they also do a Turf-Scented Candle.
Buy it: DeBarra’s Long Sleeve: €20, Turf Candle €12.95, from Debarra.ie
4. SOMA Beanies for Charity
It’s been a big year for SOMA, with two new outlets opening at Anglesea Street at the new Black Market on the Marina. They’re supporting their neighbours on Tuckey St, St Vincent De Paul with the proceeds from the SOMA Beanie. This item will ship to anywhere in Ireland, free of charge, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Society of St Vincent De Paul.
Buy it: SOMA Beanie for Charity, €15, somacoffeecompany.ie
5. Creamy Beamy stickers
A cheap and cheerful reminder of lovely pints enjoyed in Cork, local artist Lucia Moreno Montero’s Cans of Beamish vinyl stickers are a thoughtful addition to your Christmas correspondence. Whack them on your Christmas cards, college textbooks, and mortgage applications.
Creamy Beamy stickers, €2.50 on Etsy.com
6. West Cork Coffee Tee
Tony Speight’s specialty coffee roastery at The Forge in Innishannon, West Cork supplies some of the coolest coffee shops in the country. As well as delicious caffeinated drinks, the guy makes a mean t-shirt too.
Buy it: West Cork Coffee ‘Roast & Repeat’ tee: €25 from westcorkcoffee.ie/shop