1. Fairy door: Both my daughters and my son love their Fairy Doors — a gift that suits kids of all ages. Available from TheIrishFairyDoorCompany.com, and toystores nationwide, from €19.99. 2. Mighty women: Blazing a Trail, written by Sarah Webb and illustrated by Lauren O’Neill, is an empowering book about 28 Irish women who have taken the world by storm. Available in Dubray, Easons, and bookshops, prices vary, around €17.
3. Role model: If you’d like to give a doll but want one that’s free of stereotypes, try Lottie, the Irish made doll with proportions like those of a real child. Available from Lottie.com and toystores nationwide, from €20.
4. Mix it up: Science Mad Chemistry Lab is the ideal starter kit for any scientist age 10 or over, with equipment and chemicals for over 100 experiments, €27.99, Smyths.
5. On them move: Blindside Inline skates A great value gift that gets kids outdoors, €34.99, Smyths.