It’s that time of year again! Halloween has passed, the days have grown crisp, and love it or hate it, it is finally acceptable to mention Christmas. Another set of fairy lights and Christmas window displays are unveiled with each passing day and the Elf on the Shelf has returned to many homes. We cannot help but feel a little excited for December.
Everything has been different this year and Christmas will be no exception to this. However, if there is one thing we have learned is to appreciate the little things previously taken for granted. It has been a year of discovery of the beauty we passed every day but didn’t see, where simple things like going for a meal with friends, seeing the people we care most for, or popping into town for a quick browse around the shops became some of life’s greatest luxuries.
Undoubtedly, it has been an unusual and challenging time not least for our many retailers in Cork City.
Here at Hotel Isaacs, we want to do our bit to champion green and showcase the many amazing offerings our city has this Christmas. So whether you’re in the middle of planning a December shopping trip to us or simply want to get some Christmas gift ideas, here are 32 wonderful places to shop in the city this Christmas.
Most are offering gift vouchers, click ‘n’ collect, and online shopping options so whether it’s a refreshing new fragrance, some handmade cosmetics, the latest bestseller, a taste of art and culture, comfortable new footwear, or a trip above the clouds- you will be sure to find something for even the most difficult person on your Christmas list.
Leaders Menswear caters for casual and formal attire with jeans, winter jackets, casual shirts and polo sweatshirts for both regular and king sizes. They also sell nightwear such as pajamas and dressing gowns and a range of socks for outdoor activity including for circulation and diabetic health conditions. Their orders online are delivered via registered post to reassure their customers of safe delivery.
The Home of Christmas! There are only eight shopping weeks left until Christmas but panic not, Newbridge Silverware has amazing collections of jewellery, giftware, dining, and Christmas pieces to keep your loved ones happy. With free delivery in Ireland and the UK, you can sit back and relax while they deliver your Christmas shopping to you. Simple no stress Christmas shopping.
Yes, we may have said 32 great places to shop but we couldn’t quite finish this blog without dropping a tiny hint about our own three-in-one vouchers available online. After all, as much as we all love Christmas shopping, there’s nothing quite like kicking back with some pre-dinner cocktails in Ireland’s number one cocktail bar, Cask; a mouth-watering dinner at Greenes Restaurant and a restful night’s sleep
Colette is a hotel receptionist working at Hotel Isaacs Cork. Her favourite part of the job is meeting the many guests coming from all corners of the globe and sharing with them all the wonders that Cork City and County has to offer. One of her great passions is travelling and exploring new places especially museums, galleries and castles. "One of the things I feel very strongly about is how so many people in Ireland are completely unaware of some of the hidden treasures right on their door-steps. When people go abroad, they push themselves to see all the cultural delights on offer but too often, they have no idea how great what is right in front of them, readily available every day is. I came to Cork as a student in 2008 and I too limited myself and didn't push myself to explore. It took a friend to take me off and show me how truly amazing this city and county is and this is what I want to share with my guests and readers.