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Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 17°C
Shopping for the man in your life? Help is at hand
Notoriously hard to buy for, those fellas, so head into Dublin for some great gifts.

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING FOR a man doesn’t have to be limited to buying socks and ties – although there is absolutely nothing wrong with either.

But if you fancy thinking outside the box, we’ve rounded up some of the best shops in Dublin to head to, to grab something special for the man  in your life.

It doesn’t matter what he’s interested in, there’s something for every man here.

Get shopping.


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Whether it’s a new gaming console, phone, tablet or a surround sound system for the man cave head over to CompuB or Brown Thomas, Grafton Street, or Arnotts on Henry Street to pick up some Bose, Apple or other tech gifts he’ll love.


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Whatever subject he’s into you can’t go too far wrong in a bookshop. Crime, fiction, true life or practical books – it’s all under the one roof. You can definitely find whatever you need in these lovely bookshops - Hodges Figgis, Dawson Street, Easons on O’Connell Street or Nassau Street, Chapters on Parnell Street or Books Upstairs on D’Olier Street.

Sports gear

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Whether he wants the latest jersey or needs a new racquet or clubs, head over to Elverys, Suffolk Street, TK Maxx in the St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre or Direct Sports in the Ilac Centre, Henry Street, and grab something sporty.

Clothes and shoes

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Whatever style the man you’re buying for has, you’ll find something to fit in any of these stores – Marks and Spencers, River Island,Brown ThomasTed Baker or BT2, Grafton Street, Urban Outfitters, Temple Bar,  or Pull and Bear, Henry Street.


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Even guys need to look after their faces, whether they want to admit to it or not, and if your guy has been stealing all your expensive creams it’s time to buy him some of his own.

Kiehl’s on Wicklow Street do a great range of unperfumed skin care – so he can’t complain about anything being too girly, and it will soothe his face if he’s been shaving or having any dry skin this winter. Other places to consider are Marks and Spencers on Grafton Street, or Arnott’s on Henry Street. Most of the major brands such as Clinique have a men’s range now, so you’ll snap something up no problem.

Over to you: any more suggestions for great shopping for him around Dublin at Christmas? Let us know in the comments.

No matter who you’re shopping for (even if it’s yourself) you’ll have no problem getting in and out of the city centre using the Luas. It’s quick, convenient and frequent – so leave the car at home and enjoy a wonderful winter’s day in Dublin. 

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