12 amazing queer Valentine’s gift ideas from Irish creators

Whether you're treating yourself, your crush, or your partner, these queer gift ideas from local Irish creators have everything you need!

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Valentine’s Day is next month and whether you’re treating yourself, your crush, or your partner, these queer gift ideas made by some incredible Irish creators have everything you need!

The perfect Valentine’s Day Card from Bronagh Lee



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First, choose a card that expresses all your feelings for your Valentine. Bronagh Lee is a Dublin-based artist who creates art with playful, whimsical, and joyful themes, and these cards are adorable. Her store is also full of colourful homemade scarves and stickers.

A piece of jewellery from Lua Nova



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This Irish Brazilian business offers hypoallergenic and fade resistant stainless steel gold-plated waterproof jewellery. Each piece has been meticulously crafted and some even include the names of incredible women the creators admire.

Adorable print or cross stitch from Ciara Purdy Pictures



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Purchasing a print to hang on your significant other’s wall will remind your person how much you care about them every day. In addition to these art pieces, Ciara also offers an adorable and hilarious range of creative cross-stitch pieces in what she describes as cross-section between pop culture and profanity home decor.

Customised Pride flag badges from In Rainbows



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From Pride flags to pronouns, In Rainbows offers a ton of LGBTQ+-themed badges, pins, prints, jewellery, and beanies that centre queer Pride. The shop also offers customisable friendship-style beaded bracelets, available in any of your favourite queer colours. You can add letters, too, if you want to include your pronouns or queer identities for an extra quid!

A love-themed candle from D8DesignCo



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This red and pink Valentine’s themed candle from D8DesignCo includes sweet fragrances of rose, jasmine and sugar spice. They have wide selection, including a sarcastic anti-Valentine’s candle, check out their shop for a full selection of candles and homewares.

A piece from Gorgeous Goose Jewellery 


Artist Niamh Coffey creates these tufted wall-hangings as well as a bunch of fun and colourful clay earrings described as, “From Dreamy Drops, Heart Huns and Cowprint Cousins, each pair has their own mischievous character and trademark shifty eyes. Mix’n’Match earrings are available in the Fruit Fools and Gal Pal ranges, where you can wear a suspicious lemon in one ear and a cheeky banana in the other.”

A Heart for Palestine from Sun Design Glass



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This Irish-Chinese stained glass artist makes gorgeous stained glass windows, sculptures, and ornaments”. They’re offering these Hearts for Palestine just in time for Valentine’s Day. 100% of the price will support humanitarian efforts in Palestine.

A luxurious stay at Lawlor’s of Naas


If you want to plan something special, why not look into a romantic getaway to Lawlor’s of Naas? Amongst its multiple spring packages, the four-star hotel is offering a special Valentine’s deal, which not only includes a luxurious room, but also a full Irish and continental breakfast and delicious two-course dinner. You can also enhance your stay with personalised selections from their menu, like a bottle of chilled Prosecco, Lily O’Brien chocolates, flowers and afternoon tea. For more information, click here.

A perfect Single’s Night the Wild Geeze



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Our favourite pair of queer performers are here to remind us that Valentine’s Day is a day to gift ourselves with “sex, singleness and sluts!”

Grab tickets for the singles show on February 9, and they’re also hosting a singles cabaret on February 15 where everyone is invited to take a sticker signalling their relationship status for a weird and wonderful variety show of music, comedy, burlesque, drag and more!

Tickets to Dykon’s Valentine’s Black Tie Formal 


Dykon always brings exciting and empowering experiences for queer women and non-binary babes, and for Valentine’s Day, they’re offering two floors, two DJs, a dedicated free photo space, a best-dressed competition, and most importantly, a safe space for queer women and their friends.

A token Love Bird



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These local witchy creators offer a range of jewellery and decor, including beautiful handcrafted little love birds that are the perfect token of love. They are available in gorgeous materials such as gold and silver leaf, rose petals, with pigments and shimmers.

A pink GCN t-shirt



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Last of all, you can’t go wrong with a GCN t-shirt! All of the shirts are printed locally in Dublin, made from 100% Organic Cotton, and are vegan and cruelty-free.

And what’s more, if you hurry up, you can grab them at a discounted price thanks to our mid-January sale offers! As a bonus, you’ll be supporting your favourite LGBTQ+ charity because all proceeds from the shop support GCN so we can keep your favourite magazine freely available.

Hopefully, these Valentine’s gift ideas inspired you to spoil yourself or gift someone you love while supporting some local queer Irish creators! However you’re celebrating this Valentine’s Day, we hope you get to practice some self-love and indulge in all of your favourite treats.

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