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Quinlan's Gift Guide 🎁🎄✨

Our top 10 gift ideas from our Irish suppliers. Christmas is just around the corner and we’re getting excited. The decorations are up and the Christmas spirit is in the air. Christmas is about spending time with family and friends. It can also be a nice occasion to give a gift to someone special or someone you care about. With that in mind, we wanted to put together a list of our top 10 gifts that you might like to give to a loved one this holiday season. 1. Wooden Reindeer Set This wooden handmade reindeer set by CK53 would make the perfect gift to add an elegant Christmas touch. It comes in at €55.  Find it online here: 3 Wooden...

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The use of wood by some of our talented Irish producers

At Quinlan's we believe that beautifully crafted wood work is timeless and made to last. Wood pieces have been used for interior design and decoration for so many years and are still such a popular material to use. Wood is elegant, warm and very durable. We love the warmth and coziness that wood brings. When choosing wood, you’re choosing a durable and natural material. Being such a versatile material, wood fits with any decoration style: from rustic decor, to traditional and modern contemporary. Wood is a natural and alive material that changes with time, acquiring more personality and charm as time goes by. At Quinlan’s we have a great selection of Irish producers creating beautiful products with wood. Sam agus Nessa is an...

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Our thoughts on packaging 🛍️

Good packaging is essential for many businesses. Having great quality packaging for your products will benefit your brand’s image. Effective packaging will make your brand more memorable. Packaging is also an excellent advertising tool that walks your brand through the streets of your town. Good packaging should aim to reflect the brand’s personality and be distinctive from other brand’s.  As important as it is to have good branding, it is more important to ensure the packaging reflects sustainability. Plastic packaging, for example, is hard to treat and it’s a major environmental threat. Nowadays, it’s great to see that people are becoming more aware of how they use plastic. We’re seeing a lot of biodegradable alternatives getting introduced, especially in the...

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The art of cosiness 🍁🍂

As we’re leaving Summer behind, nature is slowly starting to transform and there’s a different energy in the air. Days are getting shorter and slightly colder as well.   Autumn is bringing back all the cosiness: fires lighting, hot chocolates, warm blankets, cozy clothes and candles lighting. Since the evenings are shorter we’re craving more time at home. The Danish have a term ‘Hygge’. It is used to describe cosiness, and has meanings such as; the art of creating intimacy, cosiness of the soul, taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things. If you’re interested in learning more about 'Hygge', we suggest ‘The Little Book of Hygge’ by Mark Wiking.  What could be more 'hygge' than a cup of hot chocolate...

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Long-lasting pieces 👜👝

We’re aware of the impact that consumer purchasing decisions can have on the environment and we feel its our responsibility to ensure that we’re taking measures to minimize our impact and the impact of our customers' purchases. That’s why we carefully choose the products and brands we deal with to make sure they care about the planet as much as we do .  We believe good quality, long-lasting products make a real difference in terms of our impact on the environment. Fast-fashion in the last few years has become the norm where it's common to purchase products that are soon discarded. Choosing carefully what you buy and knowing how and where the products are made makes a big difference. For...

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