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When you've just started dating somebody, and then the festive season comes around, the whole present debacle can be pretty awkward if it goes wrong.

Whether it's their birthday, Christmas day or just to show them a token of your appreciation (*wink*), if you get them the wrong gift, you can really miss the mark. 

You want to show them your best side when it comes to gift giving, so we've put together a group of gifts that are quirky, fun and niche.

They're essentially impossible not to love, no matter who you're dating right now.

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Have a browse, and try not to buy them all. Or else just buy them for yourself instead….(sorry not sorry)

1. 'Hair of the Dog' Hip Flask

Buy: Urban Outfitters
Price: €14

2. Harry Potter Hogwarts piggy bank

Buy: www.iwantoneofthose.com
Price: €8.85

3. Rose gold scratch map

Buy: IWOOT
Price: €22.13

4. What Do You Meme? game

Buy: www.whatdoyoumeme.com
Price: €26.31

5. Gameboy alarm clock

Buy: ASOS
Price: €34.55

6. Disco ball decoration

Buy: Urban Outfitters
Price: €10

7. Gold cocktail set

Buy: Urban Outfitters
Price: €49

8. Burn Book notepad

Buy: ASOS
Price: €11.06

9. Mystery Box: choose a category but not the gift, and let the box decide

Buy: Firebox
Price: €33.99-€38.99

10. Storm Cloud Weather Predictor (the clearer the better)

Buy: Firebox
Price: €33.99

11. KiiPix Instant Photo Printer

Buy: Firebox
Price: €44.99

12. Paladone Battle Shots game

Buy: Urban Outfitters
Price: €8

13. Lonely Planet travel guide to the world

Buy: ASOS
Price: €27.64

14. Pawsome socks, six-pack

Buy: IWOOT
Price: €14.40

15. Underwater disco light experience

Buy: Firebox
Price: €8.99

Get off on the right foot, ladies and gents.

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If you are looking for a beautiful gift for a loved one, or a sure-fire way to treat yourself, look no further. We’ve found the perfect Irish-owned company who carefully create hand-made products to soothe the soul and melt your heart.

Candles have different meanings for every occasion; be it a special moment of celebration, a birthday festivity or just a calming night-in for the ultimate relaxation experience, a scented candle is the ideal reminder of healing and peace.

The talented founder of Lovato Candles created the luxury brand when he was just 20-years-old in his home county, Cork.

Jason Hamilton-Foott began the company from his home in the autumn of 2016, and the collection of gentle wax products has gone from strength to strength ever since.

The handmade candles are curated using only 100 percent natural wax and the finest blend of fragrance oils, ensuring that the end products are unique to each buyer.

Jason’s candles are an outlier in the market. Immediately a standout favourite, the high quality ingredients, contemporary design and careful crafting from beginning to end have attracted attention of consumers worldwide.

The founder’s love of travelling is a major influence on his brand and combined with his appreciation of Irish life, has resulted in a huge variety of scents and diffusers resembling the fragrance of our natural lands blended with those of further afield.

Lovato Candles have received a mountain of praise for their fragrance products which never fail to soothe, satisfy and exceed customer expectations.

Jason’s collection is comprised of a range of ten fragrances of scented candles and diffusers, each Lovato candle is instantly beloved both at home and abroad.

The choice within the Lovato Candle range is extensive; you can choose between votive candles, candles with a luxury box, clear candles, luxury candles with a silver lid and three-wick candles, as well as diffusers and wax melts.

Some of the beautiful aromatic fragrances include; Black Plum & Rhubarb, Seaweed and Juniper, Lemongrass and Ginger, Rock Salt and Driftwood, Thai Lime and Mango, Mandarin and Sandalwood, and Night Blooming Jasmine. Each one is truly a gift for the senses.

Lovato Candles are stocked in some of Ireland's most celebrated retailers. Jason and his company now have their own Bandon studio where their decadent collection is carefully crafted.

Why not try give your perfect match the tranquil candle they deserve? We want the full range for maximum comfort within our home, these crafted candles are the image of self-care.

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We all know that friend who has a SERIOUS case of Netflix addiction, and if you don't know which member of your friend group it is… then it's you.

From the Orange is the New Black days, to Black Mirror to the more recent Riverdale phenomenon, certain shows on Netflix really know how to reel us in.

There are days when we don't even get out of bed, all we do is watch shows over and over again and only pause for occasional snacking and bathroom breaks.

It's called dedication, people.

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Here are a few key items on the gift list for those Netflix addicted friends or family members, or even just for yourself.

1. Noise cancelling headphones

If your Netflix-addicted gift recipient really appreciates their streaming game, they NEED noise-cancelling headphones.

Or else how can they show how dedicated they are to their true craft? We recommend these audio-technica headphones, you won't be interrupted by anything except good-quality Netflix.

Buy: Amazon
Price: €108.33

2. Wearable blanket with sleeves…of course…

Any decent Netflix fan needs the ultimate blanket for their watching needs.

This snuggie blanket has SLEEVES, so there's no need to get tangled in your blankie and trip as you take a much-needed bathroom break or stock up on snacks.

It's practical, it's cosy, it's a gift.

Buy: New Chic
Price: €15.06

3. Reusable water bottle 

24Bottles have created the perfect reusable water bottle in their Eclipse pattern, and a Netflix addict has to stay hydrated while they're carrying out all of that bingeing.

This one is great value, environmentally friendly, sleek and lightweight. What better gift for a Stranger Things nerd than the present of H2O hydration?

Buy: Gifts for Guys
Price; €14.93

4. Huggable Alpaca Cooling & Heating Pad

Each and every one of us could make use out of this precious baby alpaca cooling and heating pad.

If we're bingeing on Netflix shows like The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina or Riverdale, temperature has to be taken into account.

You may get overheated watching Archie Andrews on screen, or need some warming up after seeing the creepiest show of aLL TIME; The Haunting of Hill House.

Either way, the alpaca is bae.

Buy: Urban Outfitters
Price: €25

5. Lovato Candles

You'll be needing a top class atmosphere while you dedicate the rest of your life to streaming services.

Candles are ideal for your shrine to Netflix Christmas movies such as The Holiday, Love Actually, The Princess Switch, A Christmas Prince and The Christmas Chronicles.

Get yourself in the mood for some treat yourself time.

Buy: Lovato Candles
Price: €21.95

6. Fairy lights

Setting the mood involves creating the perfect lighting.

Fairy lights are your best buddy when it comes to getting a sense of total relaxation and cool vibes for your Netflix sessions.

Festive Lights have some unreal ones on offer, including these ORCHID ones, which we are frankly dying to buy. Dying. Dead. Deceased.

Buy: Festive Lights
Price: €4.48

7. Ice Cream… for obvious reasons.

Whether you're watching a sob story, rom-com or straight-up horror, you'll be needing some frozen yoghurt or ice cream to keep you company.

Irish brand Nobó make dairy-free frozen yoghurt that is honestly one of the best things we have EVER tasted. 10/10 would recommend for a Netflix friend.

Buy: Nobó
Price: Ranges by product

8. Luxurious fur throw blanket

Surround yourself with luxurious fur as you stretch out on the sofa and watch yet another TV programme.

You know how it is… promise yourself it will only be 'one more episode', and four seasons of Drag Race later, you're sprawled out on the ground covered in popcorn.

Have this gorgeous fur blanket with you for support, at least?

Buy: Urban Outfitters
Price: €119

9. Just Eat voucher

For Netflix nights with the gals, a night in watching movies with your significant other or just to stock up on food for yourself, Just Eat vouchers will go a long way.

You'll need all of that energy to finish Black Mirror, trust us.

Buy: Just Eat
Price; Whatever your bank balance allows

10. Stranger Things Monopoly board

We have no idea who came up with this absolutely outstanding idea but we THANK THEM.

Play the classic monetary board game with Eleven, Mike, Hopper, Lucas, Will, Joyce, Mike and Nancy and prepare to battle against the Upside Down… cash money style.

Buy: Easons
Price: €29.99

11. Rick and Morty mug

The classic animated satiric comedy has resulted in an absolutely MASSIVE fanbase, and every fanbase needs a mug. FACT.

This Rick and Morty mug is the best thing you'll see today, the alcoholic science genius is the perfect face to have on any drink holder.

Buy: Emp
Price: €14.99

12. Riverdale Southside Serpents t-shirt

Riverdale fans, your time has come.

If you want to feel fierce in your Southside Serpents gear, try this Red Bubble t-shirt to get in the gang zone and embody your inner Jughead Jones.

Buy: Red Bubble
Price: €18.36

13. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic book

Read the basis behind Netflix' hit series, by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

The young half-witch Sabrina Spellman must decide between an unearthly destiny or her mortal life on her sixteenth birthday.

Archie Comics' most recent horror sensation is a decent read, consider it 'research' for your Netflix binge.

Buy: Book Depository
Price: €13.94

14. 'I Do Marathons' t-shirt

Ah, the classic humorous t-shirt relating to how lazy you are. Perfect for a gift.

We're all human, and good quality humans have extreme Netflix marathons. It's just life.

If you don't do it, we can't understand you as a person.

Buy: Red Bubble
Price: €17.72

15. Gourmet popcorn maker

Why make microwave popcorn when you can create your own gourmet popcorn in this gourmet contraption from Brown Thomas?

Your Netflix loving pal will shower you with gratitude for this present, we promise.

Buy: Brown Thomas
Price: €30

There you have it, friends.

All of the gifts and goods you'll need for the perfect Netflix bingeing session this Christmas.

Enjoy waking up covered in melted chocolate and regret at losing the last 26 hours to whatever show has changed your life.

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Have you ever wanted your own personalised snow globe, tailored to you or a loved one? Of course you have, personalised gifts are oh so extra special.

Luckily for us, Kilkenny Nassau Street are offering FREE personalisation of snow globes with every purchase, so you can get the most adorable Christmas gift with a special touch.

The offer is just for December 1, 8 and 15, so make sure to mark it in your Santa calendars. Only one day away until December, gals.

Be it a message of love to your significant other, or just a cheeky joke for your best mate, this is a stunning idea if we do say so ourselves.

John Coughlan is the man behind the messages, and Santa's shoppers can choose between a snowman, Christmas tree, musical or nativity themed globe for their gift, this is getting us so excited for December.

Kilkennyshop.com are also offering complimentary engravings on every snow globe which is more expensive than €29.95 from now until December 5, another date to remember.

Personalised gifts are part of a huge Christmas trend, and a snow globe is a classic winter treasure that will last a lifetime.

Ornaments like these are just made to be cherished, and even passed down the generations.

What would you ladies write in your messages? 

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When it comes to gifts, you generally can't go wrong with concert tickets. right?

Well, that tends to be the case…unless the tickets you're splashing out on are for any of Ed Sheeran's upcoming dates in Ireland, that is.

You see, due to Ed's strict stance on ticket touting, the singer and his team have implemented a rule which states that the person who purchased the tickets must be in attendance on the specified date too.

In order to gain entrance to the concert, the ticketholder will need to provide booking confirmation of the tickets, the credit card on which they were purchased in addition to a valid form of ID.

In order to avoid any confusion or disappointment on this front, Ticketmaster have provided the public with eight rules.

1. The name on the card used to purchase tickets will be the name printed on the tickets.

2. The person whose card is used to book the tickets (lead booker) must be in attendance on the night of the show.

3. The lead booker must bring ID and card used to book in order for them and the rest of their party to gain entry.

4. All members of one party must enter as a group. Failure to do so will result in some party members not being admitted.

5. Tickets cannot be purchased as a gift.

6. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and online at Ticketmaster.ie.  Tickets can be purchased with cash at an outlet or credit/debit card. If purchasing at an outlet you will be required to present ID. Please ensure the name on your ticket corresponds with your ID. You must retain your receipt in order to gain entry.

7. Tickets limited to 4 per purchase.

8. Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult 18+. This applies for both standing and seating. Parents/guardians intending to bring young children are advised to purchase seating tickets.

And in case you're still interested, tickets go on sale July 8 at 9am.

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Yesterday the world celebrated as Queen B turned 35 but while most of us confined our celebrations to binging on Lemonade and sharing Beyoncé GIFs with our mates, Kelly Rowland surprised her BFF with a very special gift.

In a bid to prolong Bey’s birthday weekend, the singer’s former bandmate and long-time friend decided to join her in Philadelphia for the Made in America festival and Kelly did not arrive to the party empty handed.

In an interview with E! News the X Factor judge revealed that she would be gifting the Sorry singer with diamonds to mark the occasion.

She said: “We are all going to be celebrating this festival and Beyoncé’s birthday.”

“We are all going to be together.  I am getting ready to see her now.”

And when asked what she got the girl who has everything, Kelly replied: “Well, diamonds are a girl’s best friend…I got her diamonds.”

So if you’ve never before thought of sending Ms Rowland a friend request, now would probably be a good time to do it.

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As an international superstar you’d imagine Liam Payne must be pretty hard to surprise in the present department.  But thanks to some super thoughtful One D fans, the singer is about to receive a gift with a difference.

When faced with the challenge of buying for the person who appears to have everything, a group of Liam’s resourceful followers decided to set up a fundraising campaign to mark the singer’s upcoming 23rd birthday.

Using a Just Giving page, the fans who “would like to give back” are using the popstar’s birthday to raise money for the Way Youth Zone in Wolverhampton – a community centre in Liam’s hometown.

 

 

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The page reads: “Liam Payne has done so much for fans so we the fans would like to give back.”

“In honour of his 23rd birthday, we are collecting donations for  the Way Youth Zone in Wolverhampton, a purpose-built facility for the city's young people aged 8-19 (and up to 25 for those with disabilities).”

Cheryl’s boyfriend eventually heard about the fans’ plan through his mother and took to Instagram to express his gratitude.

 

Alongside a picture of an article about the fundraiser, Liam wrote: “My mum just showed me this who’s ever idea that was thank you so much what an amazing birthday present” (sic).  Awh!

Fair play to the fans for coming up with such a positive way of marking the singer’s special day.

Feat image: Getty

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It's a good week for Conor McGregor, not only did he win Best Fighter of the Year at the ESPY Awards last night, but he's also celebrating his birthday a day early.

The UFC fighter took to Instagram to show off a present given to him by his trainer – and even though old, the gifts are certainly special.

"On the eve of my 28th birthday @coach_kavanagh surprised me with the return of my first two World title belts!" he wrote.

"My 145lb and 155lb Cage Warrior titles! We've been collecting these World titles a long time now!

"Thank you coach for showing me the Martial Art life!" he added.

Happy birthday, Conor!

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It was rumoured that Cheryl received a diamond ring for her birthday of her boyfriend Liam Payne, but what she actually got what something we didn't expect at all.

The singer didn't receive any material gifts, and instead her man opted to surprise her by donating a very sizable sum of money to her charity foundation, Cheryl's Trust.

Yep, bet you didn't see that one coming.

A source told the Mail Online: "She was over the moon, she thought it was a really lovely gesture. She's already got everything she needs."

Cheryl set up her foundation to help underprivileged young people living in the North East of England.

Along with the Prince's Trust, Cheryl's Trust is in the middle of building a state-of-the-art youth centre which will help the region’s most vunerable teens and young adults, including those facing drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness, mental health problems and those leaving care. 

We think this was so thoughtful of Liam!

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We love Justin Bieber, and 2015 was definitely the year we all became Beliebers, but my God, he acts like such a grumpy child sometimes.

In a new video uploaded to theshaderoominc, Justin is seen looking out the window of his car to a flurry of excited fans – however, he looks less than impressed.

And while all of the girls are going wild, someone throws a present into his (wide open) car window.

Clearly not bothered with the lovely gesture, he flips the present out the window and tells his driver to move on while pulling his window up all the way.

 

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Watch the video and you'll see a blue-wrapped pressie being flung out.

We think he just needs to learn some manners. 

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Christmas presents can be tricky business. And there's only so many years you can buy the same kind of things. 

Are you tired of getting your mum the same old gift for Christmas? Because we are. You've bought her a million knitted jumpers through the years and there's only so many 'I Love Mum' mugs you can find. 

We feel your pain, because buying for your mother is one of the hardest presents to decide on. But fear not! As we have a totally cool pressie that she will LOVE this year. 

Roger &Gallet are one of the world's leading perfumers and they have developed a Perfume Diagnosis on their website. 

And what's a Perfume Diagnosis, you ask? Well, it's a small survey to let you know what scent is best suited to you. R&G have gathered up all their information from over the years (and that's a LOT) and by taking the one-minute test, they'll let you know what perfume is suitable for you by taking into account your personality and your interests. 

The survey is a fun way to choose a gift and it shows that you actually put some thought into your present, too.

Your siblings will be raging, we guarantee it.

You can take the quiz here, to find a perfect scent for your equally perfect mum.

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They say behind every successful man is a strong, wise and hard-working woman.

This definitely must be the case when you find out the lush present Gordon just presented his wife with. 

The famous chef awarded his wife, Tana, for her numerous years of support and patience – by massively upping her stake in his business. 

The newly updated shareholder records of Kevalake (the company Gordon uses to run his empire), revealed that Tana's shareholding in the business has increased from one share to 31,331. 

Wow. 

This means that Tana's stake coud now be worth up to £4.1 million (€5.6 million), with Gordon's amount adding up to £23 million (€32 million).

Now, that's a lot of cash. 

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