The 5 Best Places for Gift Delivery in Ireland
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The 5 Best Places for Gift Delivery in Ireland

Like they say, distance makes the heart grow fonder. So, if you’re looking for a place to get some gifts delivered to your special someone, you’ve come to the right place.

We’ve searched far and wide to come up with this unique list of the best places for gift delivery in Ireland! In this article, we review each entry as well as list their pros and cons to help you choose which one best suits your needs.

To boot, we’ve even covered the costs of how much gift delivery services charge and answered a few FAQs at the end. So, let’s get started! 

How much do gift delivery services charge?

Since each gift is unique, there isn’t really a one-price-fits-all cost as there are a number of factors that are taken into consideration. This includes the kinds and quantity of the items in the box, little touches, size, and more.

However, they usually have a number of pre-curated packages that you can choose from. Some also have selections based on the occasion, like birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and so on. 

But to give you a better idea, we’ve tabulated the prices of our entries’ services here (exclusive of fees):

ShopCost
Love in a BoxFrom €36
The Paddy BoxFrom €35
Babygifts.ieFrom €45
WowWee.ieFrom €12
Athlone HampersFrom €32

Best Places for Gift Delivery in Ireland

Before we reveal our entries, let’s quickly browse through the criteria that we used during our selection process:

Selection
To ensure that you’re spoiled for choice, we took a look at the variety of gifts in their selection as well as little touches you can add, paid or not.
Convenience
To save you the headache, we chose entries that had convenient booking systems, flexible payment methods, and streamlined delivery services.
Cost
To give you your money’s worth, we chose entries that offer affordable options that give the best value.
Customer service
To ensure helpfulness and professionalism, we’ve taken into consideration their relationship with their customers.

Now that we’ve got everything settled, let’s head on to our entries! 

1. Love in a Box

Love in a Box Homepage
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PRODUCTSGift boxes
WEBSITEhttps://www.loveinabox.ie/
ADDRESSDublin, Ireland
CONTACT DETAILS[email protected]
CriteriaRatings
Selection★★★★☆ (4/5)
Convenience★★★★☆ (4/5)
Cost★★★★☆ (4/5)
Customer service★★★★☆ (4/5)

Though still a relatively young company, Love in a Box has become a local favorite when it comes to gift delivery services. Since opening in 2018, it has expanded its line of dedicated gift boxes.

In particular, it has a gift box for virtually anyone in your life – teacher, bride-to-be, bridesmaids, and so on. Aside from that, it has a variety of pre-curated gift boxes that range from containing calming candles to a bottle of champaign.

Hence, we have to give it to this company in terms of its selection of gift boxes. While browsing through its website, you can even filter your search according to the occasion if you’re unsure of what to choose.

If that doesn’t do the trick, you can also send an email and it’ll put together a personalized box just for you. Talk about stellar customer service, right?

To boot, you can even adjust the pricing scale which will narrow down your options based on your budget. This definitely allows for even the tightest budgets to avail of a gift box.

As for deliveries, it’ll take about 2-4 working days before the parcel is dispatched. From there, it’ll take another 3-7 days to be delivered via AnPost.

We were quite bummed about this since it doesn’t offer same-day or even next-day delivery. Hence, you’re going to need to schedule your orders well to ensure that they arrive on your desired date.

On a brighter note, we like that it has flexible payment methods. You can pay through debit or credit card via Stripe, PayPal checkout, or cash only (for orders that will be collected).

According to past clients that we’ve gotten in touch with, its staff is pretty quick to respond to queries. So, you won’t have to stress about waiting for a reply. 

Pros

  • Wide selection of gift boxes
  • Flexible payment methods
  • Online payment
  • Can create a customized box for you

Cons

  • Only does gift boxes
  • No same-day or next-day delivery

Customer Reviews

Amazing attention to detail and excellent quality

“I recently purchased gift boxes for my bridesmaids and they were absolutely stunning. The boxes were beautiful and the presentation was gorgeous, amazing attention to detail and excellent quality. Ellen was so helpful and quick to respond. I would definitely buy again.” -Aisling

Beautifully presented gift box

“Beautifully presented gift box. Ellen was so helpful – helping me to customise a box to meet my needs. Great experience from a lovely little Irish company.” -Manisha Sanchdev

2. The Paddy Box

The Paddy Box Homepage
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PRODUCTSGift boxes
WEBSITEhttps://thepaddybox.com/
ADDRESSBallymun Enterprise Centre Ballymun Industrial Estate, Unit 1-3, St Margaret's Rd, Ballymun, Dublin, D11 CVY6, Ireland
CONTACT DETAILS+353 85 862 3706
OPERATING HOURSDaily: 24 hours
CriteriaRatings
Selection★★★★☆ (4/5)
Convenience★★★★☆ (4/5)
Cost★★★★☆ (4/5)
Customer service★★★★☆ (4/5)

What’s unique about The Paddy Box is that it aims to connect people from all over the globe to Ireland through its handcrafted gift boxes that have a ton of Irish goodies.

We like that it has a wide selection of pre-curated boxes, but it’s even better that it allows you to build your own box with a variety of crisps, sweets, and gifts among others.

Another thing we liked was it can make company-branded boxes, items, and even personalized notes. We think this is a pretty convenient way to create personalized company gifts.

To boot, we think it’s pretty convenient that you can shop and pay for your order online. We appreciate its flexible payment methods, which include AMEX, Maestro, Mastercard, PayPal, and Visa.

Did we mention that you view the prices in a variety of currencies, too? That’ll definitely come in handy if you’re not from Ireland but are looking to get some Irish goodies delivered to your door.

Speaking of delivery, the company delivers via DHL to all corners of the globe. For Ireland, it’ll take 1 working day, meanwhile for nearby areas such as the UK and EU, it’ll take 1-2, and as for the rest of the world, it’ll take about 4-10 working days.

All said, we’re pretty happy with what we’ve seen so far. However, we’ve heard of some customers experiencing trouble with customs taxes. 

While staff at The Paddy Box mention that they can assist you, this may still be a cause for concern for some who’d rather not deal with any customs problems. 

Pros

  • Wide selection of gift boxes
  • Can create your own boxes
  • Items are Irish goodies
  • You can design bespoke boxes
  • Can deliver worldwide
  • Flexible payment methods
  • Online payment available

Cons

  • Minor concerns over customs-related issues
  • Only does gift boxes

Customer Reviews

Very fast shipping and great communication throughout

“Ordered for my son and daughter in law in USA for Easter. The online shopping has lots of choices to choose from . The Paddy Box is a marvelous way to send loved ones a taste of home when they are far away. I highly recommend this way of sending loved one’s care package’s. Reasonable prices aswell, very fast shipping and great communication through out . I will definitely be using the Paddy Box again.” -Lorraine O’Toole

Fantastic service

“The paddy box has been fantastic service from the very beginning we have been using them for over 2 years. We have sent birthday boxes to my son and grandsons in Australia which they loved we have sent Christmas boxes and congrats on new house so fast and efficient service 5*” -Teresa Henchey

3. Babygifts.ie

Babygifts.ie Homepage
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PRODUCTSBaby hampers, personalized candles, personalized blankets, and more
WEBSITEhttps://babygifts.ie/
ADDRESSCircular Rd, Gortstuckanagh, Gort, Co. Galway, Ireland
CONTACT DETAILS+353 91 631 000
OPERATING HOURSDaily: 24 hours
CriteriaRatings
Selection★★★★☆ (4/5)
Convenience★★★★☆ (4/5)
Cost★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Customer service★★★★☆ (4/5)

What sets Babygifts.ie apart from our other entries is that it specializes in gifts that are baby-related (duh!). These include sleeping bags, ride-on toys, personalized blankets, and a lot more. 

We especially like that these gifts include a free gift box and free personalization. This way, they’re beautifully presentable without the hassle on your end. 

You also don’t have to stress about the payment methods since it has flexible options. This includes AMEX, ApplePay, GooglePay, Maestro, Visa, PayPal, DragonPay, and Mastercard.

It’s also worth noting that it does same-day dispatch for orders made before 1 PM. We think this is great if you’re looking to rush a last-minute gift.

You can expect the parcel to arrive within 2 working days via Fastway Couriers. If you’re not comfortable with having the parcel delivered via a third-party courier, you can also get in touch with the company regarding your preferred method.

Oh, did we mention that it ships worldwide? All you need to do is to select the destination of choice at checkout. 

However, keep in mind that some items may be subject to import taxes once they enter the destination country. You may also incur excess weight charges if the parcel exceeds the limit.

Even so, we haven’t heard any issues related to taxes and excess weight charges from past clients that we’ve gotten in touch with. So, we hope that everything’s smooth sailing for you, too. 

Pros

  • Wide selection of gift items
  • Free gift box and free personalization
  • Ships worldwide
  • Flexible payment methods
  • Online payment
  • Does same-day dispatch

Cons

  • Only has baby-related gifts

Customer Reviews

Detail and quality is just fantastic

“Cannot recommend these Christening candles enough! The detail and quality is just fantastic and they are absolutely beautiful. I first ordered one 4 years ago, and another last week, but have recommended to all my family and friends who have ordered also in those years! Well worth every penny!” -Emma Duncan

100% recommended

“I believe I made around 10 orders over the past couple of months! I first got introduced to Baby Gifts when I received a hamper box in February after giving birth. Ever since, I’ve been getting more personalized item for my baby and my friends’ babies. Their product are unique and thoughtful, quality is amazing, customer service is super friendly and delivery is very fast. 100% Recommended.” -Nada B. Gabr

4. WowWee.ie

WowWee.ie Homepage
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PRODUCTSGift boxes, rag dolls, aprons, christening candles, mugs, paintings, wedding frames, and more
WEBSITEhttps://wowwee.ie/
ADDRESSWestgate Business Park, V95 PW70 Unit 2, Kilrush Rd, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland
CriteriaRatings
Selection★★★★☆ (4/5)
Convenience★★☆☆☆ (2/5)
Cost★★★★☆ (4/5)
Customer service★★★★☆ (4/5)

Since opening its doors in 2004, WowWee.ie has expanded its selection of gifts to include gifts for one’s wedding, communion, birthday, engagement, and more. 

Hence, we definitely think you’ll be spoiled for choice here since it has virtually any gift that you can think of to match any occasion. 

We like the convenience that its website offers since you can choose a gift according to the occasion. You can then narrow down your choices even more based on your budget, items’ ratings, and their availability.

If you aren’t content with its ready-made items, you can even design your own. We think this definitely adds a personal touch for no added fee.

We also don’t think payment will be a cause for concern since it has a variety of flexible options. This includes AMEX, Maestro, Mastercard, DraygonPay, and Visa. 

Speaking of payment, did we mention that you get 10% off of your first order (as of writing)! This is definitely getting a plus from us.

All said, we’re pretty happy with what we’ve seen so far. However, we wish that it gave out more info regarding its delivery services.

That’ll definitely help potential customers see if it offers deliveries at certain locations, assess delivery fees, and potential arrival dates.

We were also a bit bummed that it doesn’t have its contact info available. So, if you need to reach the company, you can only do so through the website’s contact form.  

Pros

  • Wide selection of gift items
  • Offers gift customization
  • Flexible payment methods
  • Online payment

Cons

  • Needs more details on website regarding delivery services
  • No contact info

Customer Reviews

Best site ever for gifts

“Best site ever for gifts. Fast delivery. Great quality and great customer service. I have always been looked after very well, every time I have purchased off this site. Would recommend to anyone.” -Jennifer Maguire

Fast delivery and great quality

“I have used WowWee a number of times over the last year and they’ve been fantastic! I have bought baby gifts, birthday gifts and even Easter gifts – love the personalised touch. I placed an order on the 20th May and it was delivered today [May 22nd]. Fast delivery and great quality. They are helping me keep my ‘Best Godmother’ and ‘Favourite Auntie’ status!” -Saoirse O’Hagan

5. Athlone Hampers

Athlone Hampers Homepage
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PRODUCTSHampers
WEBSITEhttps://athlonehampers.ie/
ADDRESSLeft Bank Mall, Unit 6, Pearse St, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, N37 R2Y1, Ireland
CONTACT DETAILS[email protected]
OPERATING HOURSDaily: 24 hours
CriteriaRatings
Selection★★★★☆ (4/5)
Convenience★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Cost★★★★☆ (4/5)
Customer service★★★★☆ (4/5)

As its name suggests, Athlone Hampers is a multi-award-winning company that specializes in food hampers and baskets for virtually all occasions. 

Named Gift Shop of the Year and receiving the Preferred International Partner Seal, it is known for its impeccable customer service which its past customers have definitely vouched for. 

Focusing more on its hampers, we appreciate the wide selection of food they have. These include wine, cheese, crisps, chocolate, and fruit among others. 

If you’re not entirely sure of what to get, you can even view its collections based on the occasion. This way, you’ll be able to choose the perfect basket that suits the event. 

Speaking of events, we also like that it has corporate gift hampers, too. We think this is a classy gift for your colleagues and employees.

However, it only has limited availability on certain gift hampers. So, this may be a cause for concern because you may not be able to purchase the hamper of your liking. 

On a brighter note, the company has a standard shipping fee of €8.50 for deliveries across Ireland. We appreciate this since you won’t be charged extra if you order a ton. 

Apart from that, you won’t have to stress about payment methods either. You can settle everything at checkout via its website and pay through Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, and ApplePay. 

Pros

  • Wide selection of gift items
  • Standard shipping fee of €8.50 for deliveries across Ireland
  • Flexible payment methods
  • Online payment
  • Offers gift customization

Cons

  • Limited availability on certain gift hampers

Customer Reviews

Excellent service from beginning to end

“Excellent service from beginning to end! I was so delighted to come across this website, there is a wonderful selection of hampers to suit every occasion and taste. Communication with Arlene was quick and very helpful. I found it very great that I could choose the date of delivery of the hampers. They were delivered at my chosen time. I will be using this service again and will highly recommend!” -Neasa Kelly

10/10 for customer service, attention to detail, and personalization

“If you are looking for good quality and customer satisfaction then Athlone Hampers will provide both and lots more. I purchased Hampers from Arlene and the service was exceptional from the first phonecall to collecting hampers. Arlene delivers the best hampers I’ve seen and at a very reasonable  price. 10/10 for Customer service, attention to detail and personalization. A Very friendly & helpful lady to do business with.” -Aidan Anthony

FAQs About Gift Delivery


That ends our list of the best places for gift delivery in Ireland! We hope you were able to find a place to get some gifts delivered to your special someone from our selection.

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