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Ballymena Today Northern Ireland gift Guide

Shopping local and shopping together is as important as it is brilliant. It is important to shop local because that way we are supporting local people and local families in Northern Ireland and it is brilliant because it means that your friends and family get to enjoy great quality, unique gifts. Taking the time to shop local this Christmas is time well spent. Here are some of our favourite Northern Irish folks who you should consider buying from.

1/ The Bearded Candle Makers 

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At Christmas who doesn’t love a good candle and these candles really are very good. An established Belfast business the Bearded Candle Makers can be found at St. George’s Market each Sunday or online here.

2/ Aly Harte

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Aly is an amazing artist who has been quietly forging a lovely niche in beautiful artwork. She is passionate about placing importance on everyday moments, objects and places. She specialises in oil bars and soft pastel on paper and her work can be distinguished by her method of finishing each piece with a graphite pencil. (Source) You have the chance to own her work, either as an original artwork, or a brilliant value art print. Click here to find out more.

3/ SOAK

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For any music lover we recommend SOAK. A Brilliant Northern Ireland talent. Click here. 

4/ Ciara Daly foundation brush 

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Ciara Daly make up is based in Belfast and sells her own range of brushes, accessories and has some awesome gift sets which would be great for any girlie girl who loves her make up. This foundation brush is fantastic, see the whole range here.

Last minute, home grown top quality products – what is not to like about that? This Christmas be sure that your stocking has at least one local gifts in it!