22 November 2017

The Christmas Collective at Kildare Village Gives Allsun The Festive Feels!

Christmas Collective at Kildare Village

Not only is Kildare Village one of my favourite festive venues over the Christmas period, it’s also one of the best places to get things ticked off your Christmas list. I headed out last Friday to experience the magic of their Christmas Collective, which is open from now until Christmas Eve.

This seasonal pop-up houses a plethora of gift ideas that celebrate Irish design. Excitingly, it offers a bespoke design station where you can get a range of gifts personalised for that special someone.

Christmas Collective at Kildare Village

The personalising station was an absolute hit and I headed straight over to see what it was all about.
Here you can get beautiful unique hand-cut crystal Christmas baubles from Criostal Na Rinne ,which are lovely keepsakes and can be brought out year after year to hang on the Christmas tree. 

They also offer a service where you can get personalised gift wrapping paper from Abigail Warner.  Abigail is already housed in Harrods, Selfridges and John Lewis in the UK so it is very exciting that Kildare Village now houses her playful paper. Seeing Fluff and Fripperies' Emily’s name up in lights - or should I say on wrapping paper - brought out the little kid in me, it really is such a lovely idea.

Christmas Collective at Kildare Village
Finally for the littles ones in your life and for the big WOW factor you can get personalised Santa sacks. You are encouraged to create your own unique sack by using a variety of coloured ribbons and seasonal tags - an all-round great idea.

The Christmas Collective also offers some unique present ideas.  One that caught my eye - and one I know my Mum would adore - was by Mark Grehan, of the Garden at Powerscourt.  He has a selection of beautiful, handmade wreathes that would make any Christmas table look breath-taking.

Christmas Collective at Kildare Village

After exploring all the treats on offer in the pop-up store, I wandered out into the Village itself. Of course I headed straight for Prada, as the outlet store just opened that day.  Queues were forming outside the shop itself which made it all the more exciting.  When I finally made it in they had an exceptional display of bags, sunglasses, clothes and unfortunately I wanted everything (another list for Santa).  The shop was buzzing and there are definitely bargains to be had.  Let’s just say I will be back.

Without a doubt I will taking another trip to Kildare before Christmas to explore it a bit more and to soak up more of that fabulous festive atmosphere.

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