Supporting local is talked about now more than ever before due to the pandemic.

I have come to realise how significantly important it is to take care of our own when times are tough. A lot of us don’t realise the hidden gems that are on our doorstep. For this Christmas, I am going to list some local businesses that offer amazing stocking fillers for your loved ones.

ChocolateGifts.ie / Instagram: @chocolategifts.ie
This business has hit the ground running since the minute it opened. Offering some beautiful chocolate bouquets catering to your favourite sweet tooth needs. They make the highest quality sweet boxes and bouquets for any occasion you desire. Their Christmas range is now available which involves all Christmas themed bouquets, gift boxes and personalised gifts. You can order online at www.chocolategifts.ie or you can visit their shop situated in Ballycasey Craft and Design Centre, Shannon.

The Ennis Bookshop / Instagram: @theennisbookshop
This family run business offers the best quality books, stationery and cards. They have a wide range of different genres of the best fiction and non-fiction novels and the best range of birthday, Christmas or any special occasion cards. It also has stationery that kids love and tend to gravitate towards. The Ennis Book Shop is located on Abbey Street in Ennis. You can also shop on their website www.ennisbookshop.ie .

Hair Art / Instagram: @hair_art_hairsalon
This year old business has indeed made its mark when it comes to producing the best hair colouring and styling. With the most professional hair dressers, hair art tailors to their clients needs and offers a positive and comfortable experience. They have amazing hair care products to offer from the likes of brands called Eleven Australia, Semi Delino Alfaparf, Hairdryers and much more. This salon is also located in Balleycasey Craft and Design Centre.

O’Sullivans Pharmacy Ennis / Instagram: @ennisosullivanspharmacy
This pharmacy has promoted itself as “the one stop shop for all things health and beauty” and indeed it is. This pharmacy tailors to your health needs and offers friendly staff assistance when shopping for the right product. They have gorgeous little sets from the likes of Bperfect Cosmetics, Vichy and Pestle and Mortar. This place is perfect for looking for those last few bits to wrap up and put under the tree. This pharmacy has great quality brands and very reasonable value. It is situated on O’Connell Street in Ennis.

Lavender Beauty Shannon / Instagram: @lavenderbeautyshannon
This well known beauty salon has been open for nine years and offers all different kinds of beauty treatments. Owners Sandra Lynch and Becky Power show passion for their clients and love to ensure the most comfortable experience in their salon. This business offers the finest skincare from a successful French brand called Payot which makes a huge impact on your skin. These products can be tailored to your skins needs and offer that luxurious spa sensation. These products make for great stocking fillers and allows for someone to consider self care in their daily routine. Products can be bought in the salon in Ballycasey Craft and Design Centre, Shannon or on their website www.lavenderbeauty.ie.

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