Christmas Presents, ethical shopping the Ohh By Gum way!

Christmas Presents, ethical shopping the Ohh By Gum way!

Let's face it, it's Christmas next week and there are still one or two presents to be sorted.  It's hard not to get overwhelmed with the choice out there especially when you go to the high street and see the crowds.  Shopping online is making things easier for many and getting free delivery for those gifts also makes it more attractive.

What people like about ethical presents

The great thing about having a bricks and mortar store as well as an online shop is that we know who our customers are and we try and cater for them.  Many people say one of the reasons people like to shop with us is that we make it easier for people to find different, beautiful products that not only have a good practical use but are ethical too.  No sweat shops, great design and many using natural organic materials.  

Why shop with us

Every Christmas we offer free gift wrapping so that helps reduce the workload for our customers.  Along with Free delivery on orders over €60 to Ireland and Uk, there really is no need for Christmas present shopping to be stressful.  We will ensure your gift is that bit different, ethical and arrives to your doorstep gift wrapped.

Last posting dates from Ireland within Ireland 19th Dec. To Uk 18th Dec. 



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New Year! New Blog!

We here at Ohh! By Gum would sincerely like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year.  

We are so incredibly excited for the year ahead. There are so many new things happening at Ohh! By Gum and we cannot wait to share them all with you. And I suppose thats the other reason for this blog post. Sharing. As of late we have really delved into the social media and online side of things and we are having an absolute blast! I know most of you are there with us already and we really appreciate it. We love to hear your opinions views and tips through these mediums. We have found that we can have so many interesting and, depending on the network, varied interactions with you all.

Through Facebook & Twitter we have been able to share our day to day with you all. You let us know what you think of current events, trends, recipe ideas, TV shows you are loving etc. Just as if you were calling into the shop to speak with us yourselves. 

Through Pinterest you have shared your inspirations and ingenuity with us. We love seeing the things you pin and we learn so much from you. I can't tell you how many hours have been spent "pinning" and "repinning" that you would think that, at some stage, we would be all "pinned out"...but no!

And then there is Instagram. This is like a little photo book that we get to share with you and vice versa. Its great to see your photos (especially from the lucky ones who get to travel during these winter months ;) ) We have only used it a little but you should definitely keep your eye on it in the future as we will be using it a lot more.

Basically, we are having a lot of fun with these sites and we would love for you to join in. Its amazing how it gets the creative juices flowing.

We will also be updating this blog more regularly with content that means a lot to us here at Ohh! By Gum. From more information about ethical fashion to maybe even some great recipe ideas! We would really love to hear your thoughts also on these subjects and to really get a conversation going with you all.

I shall leave it at that for now, Thank you for reading and hopefully we will hear and see much more from you all in 2015!

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Our new TGI Fridays

Here in Clifden, on the west coast of Ireland we have had a busy, hectic Summer season.  Along with increased visitors the sun shined and everybody was in a great mood.  During the Summer I decided to organise an awareness event for my friend, Debbie Deegan and her charity To Russia With Love.   She does incredible work out there in Russia, overseeing 50 orphanages and maintaining some herself.  Along with two other wonderful shopkeepers Treena Sweeney and Michele Hehir we organised an event called 'East meets West' in a Marque that held over 400 people during the evening and from where the new annual competition 'The Connemara Man' was launched.  We had such craic and it really did become a community event.

Anyway, now the winter months are drawing in and we have less visitors to the area, it's time to catch up locally.  Our town is great at hosting get togethers, we have the oldest running Arts Festival in Ireland here in September - Clifden Arts Festival.  Fundraising events such as marathons, parties where great local musicians come together and play.  We have the TradFest for traditional Irish Music and Dance the list goes on and on.  

So with this in mind and knowing how we like to throw a party the idea for TGI Disco nite in Ohh! By Gum was born.  Every third Friday of each month in Winter 6pm -9pm, Ohh! By Gum will host a TGI Friday Disco nite.  Where we supply the venue, disco and clothes to try on.  All our friends have to do is turn up and have fun.  The first one was last Friday and it was such a great night, the girls had so much fun and it gave us all a chance to catch up with each other and chat, laugh, dance and try on clothes.  All under the mirrored disco ball in our shop and to the beat of the Disco music playing.  

Here is a little trailer I put together of the evening.  Halloween is BIG here in Ireland so it became the theme for our first October's TGI Friday Disco night.  Our theme for next month is Christmas - of course!  Then we have The Holidays for Dec. and I'm not going to tell you what is in store for January as that would be giving away too much!  You will just have to wait and see......

Happy Halloween everybody and thank you for finding us here at Ohh! By Gum


Sharon and the team Olivia, Edith, Muireann, Jenny and Ellen xxxx


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Fairtrade Fortnight.

What are you doing for Fairtrade Fortnight?

It's not just Bananas & Coffee that's Fairtrade.  We can choose to buy Fairtrade clothing too.

Preview of the People Tree Spring Summer 2014 Collection, available at Ohh! By Gum

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