The GALWAYnow Shop Local Christmas Guide – Fashion, Interiors and more!

To make your Christmas shopping as stress-free as possible, we have rounded up a list of some of the best local retailers across Galway city and county. Whether you want to don the latest fashions from Irish designers, spruce up your living area in time for Christmas get togethers or light up your garden with festive decor galore, you’re sure to find everything you need without having to travel far.
Treasure Chest

Treasure Chest, a family run store located on William Street in the heart of Galway city offer an extensive range of giftware including luxury brands like Waterford Crystal, Newbridge, Belleek Living, Royal Albert, and Spode along with the much sought after exclusive Hummel figurine range. The fashion shop carries an extensive range of brands including Beaumont, Joseph Ribkoff, Basler, Marc Cain, Laurel, Leslie, Bariloche, Nissa, Jayley and Daniel Hechter along with new brands FeeG, Isla and Kaos. Whether you are on the lookout for the perfect winter wardrobe or want to find a unique gift for friends or family, the beautiful range of gift ideas at this landmark store will cover all your needs.

William St. Galway, +353 (91) 563 862,

Tom Dempsey Flooring

With over 35 years’ experience, Tom Dempsey Flooring are experts in the commercial and residential flooring sector. Tom is passionate about creating a family feel in the workplace and creating a positive atmosphere from the minute you walk into their premises. The experienced team are committed to helping you find the perfect solution for your requirements and will provide a complete service from advice, specification, design, preparation, installation and after sales, giving their customer complete confidence. Tom Dempsey Flooring stock an extensive range of flooring options including carpets, carpet tiles, solid and engineered wood, laminates, vinyl, safety flooring and vinyl tiles and will work with you to create a truly bespoke finished result.

Oranmore Business Park, (091) 795 777,

The Fancy Nest

From stylish stocking fillers to under the tree worthy gifts, The Fancy Nest, located in the heart of Galway’s beautiful Claregalway village has you covered. From stunning seasonal decorations, the latest in homeware styles, unique pieces of furniture, on trend fashion accessories and beautiful gifts, The Fancy Nest has something for everyone and every budget. Say “Happy Christmas” to your loved one with our Irish or international brands which we will gladly giftwrap for you free of charge. With ample free parking and delicious coffee options nearby, Christmas gifting has never been more fun with The Fancy Nest. 

Hughes Shopping Centre, Lakeview, Claregalway,


For well over a century, Millars Connemara has been providing a unique shopping experience in the beautiful surroundings of Clifden, Co. Galway. They are proud to supply a range of homegrown brands such as John Hanly & Co Ltd, McNutt of Donegal and Foxford to stunning 100% silk pieces from Galway designer Niamh Daniels. Their interior rooms are a must visit with a wide range of products and ideas for your home. It is the renowned craftsmanship of designers that customers of Millars Connemara love and cherish and the reason why they return year after year for that extra special gift at Christmas.

Main Street, Clifden, Galway, 095 210 38,


McD’s have gone bigger and better for Christmas this year, launching a brand new 400sq meter Christmas décor showroom in their Galway Crystal store, offering an exclusive range of Christmas products at the most affordable and competitive prices. There is something for everyone in McD’s this Christmas to help you bring style and magic to both inside and outside your home. Browse our extensive collection of Christmas wreaths, garlands, baubles, ornaments, trees, arches and indoor and outdoor lighting, online at or visit our stores in Galway Crystal and Loughrea.

Loughrea & Galway Crystal,


With over 45 years’ experience, Ivors family-run business is the longest established Lawnmower , Motorcycle and Outboard engine business in Galway that places its emphasis on quality products and extensive parts department. Ivors are the largest stockist of lawnmowers in Galway and stock ride-on mowers, hedge trimmers, chainsaws, strimmers, boat engines, quads and motorcycles. With customer needs and customer care of the utmost importance, Ivors also offer an excellent trade-in service and sales of quality used machines. As the main agent for Yamaha, Suzuki and Honda motorcycles, Ivors have an extensive range of motorcycle clothing, helmets and accessories in stock, making the ideal Christmas gift for the motorcyclist in your life. Gift Vouchers and a collection and delivery service are also available for the ultimate convenience.

Rahoon Rd, Shantalla, Galway, 091-587400,

Gannon Furniture And Carpets

G Furniture And Carpets, Galway’s premier furniture and flooring store has some fantastic deals with a wide range of sofas, furniture and flooring in stock and available for pre-Christmas delivery. Carrying a variety of modern design rugs available in a range of sizes and styles and a large selection of both leather and fabric sofas, G Furniture And Carpets offer a free delivery service for all their furniture. They also offer a full professional fitting service on both carpets and laminate flooring with a complimentary measuring service included to make things as convenient as possible for their customers.

Northpoint Retail Park, Tuam Road,

G. Conboy Electrical

Your local independent electrical retailer, George Conboy Electrical has been serving the people of Galway for over 60 years. Its New Road location provides a walk in service for client’s home appliances and has a large supply of spare parts including elements, pumps, motors, belts, and a large selection of vacuum cleaner dust bags. They also stock a variety of kitchen appliances from major brands including Hoover and Candy. George Conboy Electrical provide a callout out service on all domestic appliances. Opening hours are Monday – Friday 10am-5pm (closed for lunch 1pm – 2pm) and Saturday 10am – 1pm. 

New Road, Galway,  H91 WP30, 091 526202,

Modella Fashion

This beautiful sparkle dress made and designed by UK-based designer, Matthew O’Brien is available at Modella Fashion, Corrandulla, Co. Galway. Embellished throughout with light-catching sequins, this one shoulder, fish tail dress would be the perfect choice to wear to a wow event this season. Modella Fashion are the only boutique in Ireland carrying Matthew O’Brien and stock many of his other beautiful, contemporary pieces. Pop in to their boutique in Corrandulla Village, Co. Galway for all the latest styles, where you will be sure to find something for this season, be it casual or formal.

091-791598, Corrandulla, Co. Galway,