Lots of travel plans have been cancelled this year.
But if Covid-19 has scuppered your hopes for a proper Irish Christmas reunion, there’s another brilliant way to give your friends and family a taste of home, no matter where they are in the world.
Founded by Catherine O’Herlihy, Just Like Home has been shipping care-packages any Irish Mammy would be proud of (stuffed with Barry’s Tea, Tayto Crisps, Cadburys Chocolate and Bisto Gravy) to expats living all over the world since 2012.
Based in Cork, Catherine and her team are preparing for a busy season of sending uniquely Irish treats to delighted homesick recipients the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, England, South Korea, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Dubai, the Cayman Islands, Colombia, Vietnam and Georgia, to name but a few countries they ship to.
Strangely enough, they’ve even posted a few within Ireland, but then who wouldn’t want an enormous box of Meanies and Chocolate Fingers to dip into whenever you’re feeling lonely?
The Christmas Hamper is the big hit at this time of year. Inside you’ll find a selection of Taytos, Meanies, Hula Hoops, Barry’s and Lyons Tea (in case they’re inviting a Dub over), Bisto, Knorr soup and curry sauce, Ballymaloe Relish, Cadbury Curly Wurlys, Jaffa Cakes and a Selection Box.
You can order the lot for €49.99 plus delivery by visiting justlikehome.ie or calling 021 4570637.