The Gift Shop Ireland

Hello and welcome to The GiftShop Ireland.

I’m Maria, Mum to three beautiful children who inspire me daily. I have always loved crafting but it took me a while to settle on Painting and design – wayyyy back in the day my Art teacher told my parents there was a future for me in art and design, I didn’t agree with him at the time so pursued a career in Science for a number of years….guessing it would have been cheaper on my parents if I had have listened to him!!

After a number of years working in industry I knew it wasn’t for me so off I went and tried my hand a wedding floristry and had to stop that when my eldest daughter (then 10months old) started eating the flowers!! I took up decoupage after that and began painting some gifts for family and friends, my hunger for all things crafty grew since then and now I am not happy unless I have a few projects on the go to keep me occupied!

There’s something so so special about creating gifts for others, I love planning each detail of a gift and its safe to say no two gifts are identical as I will always tweak a design to suit the person its going to. From teacher gifts to memory items, home décor to some quirky other pieces I really hope you like all the different pieces on the site.

I couldn’t do what I do without the support of my incredible customers and the unrelenting support and encouragement of my husband Melvin – he works with me too – we are a team in all that we do and love it wholeheartedly.

Welcome to our story and to our site, we cannot wait to work with you soon.

Melvin & Maria

The Gift Shop Ireland