Elf Trisha’s Guide to Shopping Local in Newcastle!

The Festive season is fast approaching and there is never a better time to support your local community than by shopping local.

We encourage you to show the love this Christmas with those closest to you by shopping in the businesses that are closest to you!

Here are just a few of Elf Trisha’s top picks of the local businesses in Newcastle to help you find something for everyone on your Christmas list…


Painted Earth

Painted Earth believe in true design, high quality, Irish craft. At Painted Earth you can find inspiration for gifts to heirlooms from their beautiful everyday craft products as well as discovering their unique, one-off pieces including limited edition work. Situated right in the middle of Newcastle County Down, with the Mourne Mountains rolling in and the sea tickling your toes, there’s no better place in the world! Peruse their selection of local handmade products including gorgeous candles by Field Day and beautifully designed Jewellery by Cameron & Breen.





















Vintage etc

A treasure trove of all things vintage, mid-century and more. Situated on Newcastle, Co. Down’s Main Street, pop in and shop the range of ever changing vintage items! Whether it’s a gorgeous preloved armchair, vintage bar, Jewellery or a beautifully ornate mirror you’ll find something special and unique for everyone on your list here!











Slieve Donard Resort & Spa



















Give the gift of a luxury with a Hastings Hotels Gift Card which can be spent in each of our seven hotels across a range of experiences and best of all they do not expire. Choose from a range of luxurious experiences in The Slieve Donard Resort & Spa to suit everyone on your Christmas list:

  • Afternoon Tea– There is no sweeter way to spend an afternoon! Relax and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea at the magnificent Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, with sandwiches, savouries, pastries, cakes & scones, complemented by the finest selection of teas and coffees. The prefect indulgent gift.










  • Luxurious Overnight Stay – Gift an experience to remember this Christmas with a luxurious overnight stay at Slieve Donard Resort & Spa. Indulge, relax and enjoy in a superior room with full Irish breakfast and access to the Spa facilities.



















  • Spa Experience – Whether it’s a luxurious treatment, an indulgent Spa-tisserie afternoon or a relaxing overnight spa retreat, you’ll find the perfect Gift Voucher to suit everyone on your list!











Newcastle’s resident fruit and vegetable specialists offer a range of fresh produce daily. Whether you need cauliflower to whip up the perfect cauliflower cheese this Christmas, Strawberries for the top of your pavlova or cranberries for your homemade cranberry sauce… Hales have you covered!











Ahead with Reita

A cutting edge hair salon with some of the industries finest creative designers. Your image is their vision at ‘Ahead with Reita’. Indulge in that all important haircut and style to leave you ready for the festivities this Christmas!

















Percy French

The Percy French Inn is one of Newcastle, County Down’s finest bars and restaurants. Enjoy the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere as you sit by the log fire, take in the stunning views and enjoy a drink or delicious meal with friends. A Gift Card for use in The Percy French Inn is the perfect gift for that tricky to buy for person on your Christmas list!





1 Comment

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    Reita Mulholland

    November 18, 2020

    ELF TRISHA is such a terrific person and the though and honest care she puts into her job goes beyond belief .
    She is worth her weight in gold a fantastic employee, she gives her all , with total commitment to your company .


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