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by Nuala Gorham

Kildare Village Christmas Gift Guide #StepIntoTheStory

Posted by nuala on Monday, November 24, 2014

I’ve spent the day happily blogging after such a great weekend. On Saturday morning I went for a spa day and hotel stay with my sister and two friends, it was such a lovely treat. We all had hot stone massages which were pure bliss. As if my weekend wasn’t good enough, Stiofán and I spent Sunday at Kildare Village Shopping Outlet, shopping, drinking hot chocolates and just enjoying the real Christmas atmosphere. I honestly want to go back again before Christmas - I love it there! While I was there I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to prepare a luxury Gift Guide at outlet prices. Here are my top choices of the perfect Christmas gifts for ladies.

All Saints Leather Jacket - was €408 now €204

I’ve been lusting after an All Saints leather jacket for so long, and after seeing the prices in Kildare Village, I won’t be getting one anywhere else! Sadly they didn’t have my size in the style I wanted but they did have almost every other size and various styles so this is a great gift if you really want to spoil someone on Christmas morning (or add it to your wishlist!)

DKNY Quilted Grey Bag - was €225 now €150

The DKNY shop is probably the most impressive - there is so much to choose from, so many current (or recently current) styles and there was an additional 30% off a good selection of items also, including this bag. If she loves designer but your budget isn’t huge, this bag is just perfect.

Kate Spade Festive Dotted iPad Mini Case

The Kate Spade store has just recently opened in Kildare Village and I really couldn’t wait to check it out. The store itself is really cool and I loved the iPad mini cases, they looked like really cool notebooks and they’re certainly very sturdy to protect your ipad.

Nepresso Coffee Machine - was €240 now €159

A Nepresso is the perfect gift for any coffee lover, and anyone who appreciates cool appliances! I loved this cream style in particular but there are loads to choose from. I didn’t expect to see Nepresso at outlet prices, that’s what I love about Kildare Village, you’ll always find nice surprises with even nicer price tags!

French Connection Riding Boots - was €283 now €170

I love these riding boots I spotted in French Connection. Boots are always a great gift for any stylish girl who loves nothing more than fashion for gifts as it’s far easier to get the right size than with clothes. These also came in black for the same price.

Links of London Black Bracelet - was €174 now €50

If she’s an accessories fiend I’m sure she’ll love this Links of London bracelet, the black is very chic.

Mulberry Bayswater - was €895 now €775

The ultimate luxury Christmas gift - a Mulberry Bayswater. Any girl would feel very special to awake to this beauty on Christmas morning, an with luxury gifts like this, a discount is always appreciated. This is a great price for a Bayswater. It’s also available in stone grey.

Mulberry Wallet - was €316 now €220

How amazing would it be to receive the matching wallet too? Okay, so maybe that’s a little greedy. But this is also a gem of a gift, at a more affordable price.

Cath Kidston Hand Balm - €4

Cath Kidson at Kildare Village is full of potential Christmas gifts. This little hand balm in a vintage inspired tin is the perfect stocking filler at only €4.

Kate Spade Bangle - was €90 n9w €54

Kate Spade is a gold mine for  gifts. I loved this cute bangle with a heart. They also had loads of really pretty earrings.

All Saints Sequin Tee - was €245 now €120

This sequinned tee is pretty dreamy and perfect for the Christmas party season. This style also comes in a gunmetal grey colour. There were also sequin dresses in cream and black which would also be perfect fro Christmas parties.

Ted Baker Wrap Coat - was €390 now €255

I loved this beautiful wrap coat, it’s so stylish and it’s a gift that will be lasting. Ted Baker also had a great selection purses and wash bags which would also make great gifts.

Links of London Jewellery Case - was €95 now €76

Jewellery cases are fantastic gifts and this one from Links of London is so stylish and timeless.

Barbour Waxed Jacket - was €278 now €185

I treated myself to early from-me-to-me Christmas present in Barbour yesterday and couldn’t be happier. I’ve wanted a Barbour wax jacket for ages and I was so happy to find one with such a mark down. This is a great gift as they really are timeless.

Coach Sunglasses - was €145 now €89

If I had the space there would be many more items from Coach in this guide. If you’re looking for a real luxury gift with great mark down prices then head to coach. I loved the sunglasses, they were all really affordable for designer sunglasses. I also loved the purses and clutch bags which were all between €120-€149, great prices for Coach.

DKNY Wallet - was €89 now €59

As I’ve mentioned, DKNY was a treasure trove for designer gifts at great prices.  There are so many wallets (seriously every colour and different styles) to choose from, all of which were between €54 and €59.

Ted Baker iPhone Holder - was €55 now €31

I really loved this phone case, the T acted as the drawstring to lift the phone out. It’s also a beautiful metallic shade which can’t really tell from the picture.

Reiss Riding Boots - was €380 now €253

There were so many boots to choose from yesterday, which is fantastic seen as they aren’t even out of season. Most girls love great quality riding boots, and these by Reiss are perfect, I loved how they are open at the back of the knee with a strap across.

The above is a small sample of all the potential luxe gifts Kildare Village has to offer at the moment. It’s also really good for shopping for guys as they have so many stores, especially for jeans and outerwear. With outlet shopping, it can sometimes be very hit and miss but if you can at all get to Kildare Village soon I would strongly advise it as it certainly didn’t disappoint yesterday. It’s such a lovely day out, especially with all the Christmas decorations which are beautiful. We also had a really lovely meal in L’Officina, it was my second time eating there and it’s so good. I also got to visit the VIP area yesterday which was really cool. I had no idea they provided a VIP service where they have a very decadent room which you can book for you and your friends and have an afternoon tea or Prosecco lunch in your own private area. It’s such a fab idea for a girlie getaway. I’ll have images of this up on my social channels also along with all the other images of my visit so be sure to check them out.

Also, have you checked out Kildare Villages Christmas ads yet? I love them (I’m a sucker for a heartwarming Christmas ad!) Here’s my favourite.. #StepIntoTheStory

Until next time,



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