Keeping it Cork this year?
If you’re determined to shop local as much as possible in the run-up to Christmas 2020, now there’s a way to spoil someone special with a selection of Cork-made goodies (while saving a packet in the process).
Five Cork business owners have joined forces to put together one gorgeous’ Love Local Winter Box’ featuring a selection of locally-made pressies.
Inside, your lucky giftee will find a new Leanún Weekly Planner and notepad, a cosy Queen B Athletics pompom hat and socks, a handmade mug from Mary O’Regan Ceramics, a gorgeous candle from Somàs Studio and a set of art cards from artist Cora Murphy.
The Love Local Winter Box is valued at €141, but you can order it from November 25th, 2020 at €99 here.
Get bigger benefits for your buck
Remember; shopping local is more than just a trend; every €10 spent locally on Irish products generates more than €40 of benefit to the local community in terms of employment.
“Our Google search data shows that Irish people are actively searching for ways to support Irish small businesses,” said Alice Mansergh, director of small business at Google Ireland.
“The numbers speak for themselves – there is a very clear commitment by Irish consumers to shop local where they can, and it’s very encouraging to see that more consumers are specifically looking for Irish gifts at this time of year that is crucial to local businesses.”