You love them, really.
But catering to all the many eccentricities and quirks of your nearest and dearest at Christmas can give you the panic sweats.
This year, buy them something they’ll actually enjoy.
Here are seven very specific treats that celebrate their… uniqueness.
1. The insufferable wannabe chef
Peanut Reyu fuses Japanese and Chinese flavours to spice up any dish, from vegetables to stir-fries to eggs or avocado on toast. They’ll never shut up about it.
Get it: €6.95, Cork stockists here.
2. The ex-boyfriend
Awkward Mug. For when he drops by unannounced on Christmas Day. Again.
Get it: €12 at April and the Bear.
3. The cocktail-swigging college mate
Cask print. To remind them of the good times. And the times they can’t remember.
Get it: €12, Cork artist Lucia Moreno Montero on Etsy
4. The vegan beauty buff
PETA-approved makeup brushes by Nichola Graham. Because you’re only as vegan as the products you use.
Get it: From €9 to €13 per brush here.
5. The globetrotter
Remind them of tropical beaches and faraway lands with a (locally-made) Thai Lime and Mango candle.
Get it: €15.95 from Lovato Candles, Bandon and online here.
6. The fake-tan fiend
The gLOVE five-fingered tanning glove will ensure they never get ‘tango hands’ again.
Get it: €9.95 here
7. The wannabe woodsman
He lives in an apartment but dreams of owning a wood shed. Let him loose in the sawdust with a Saturday class at Benchspace, Cork City’s open woodwork workshop.
Get it: From €25. Classes, workshops and vouchers available here.