December 2021 – Issue 316



We’ve got a fabulously festive issue for you packed full of inspirational Christmas décor, locally sourced gifts, food, drinks, events, shops and much more!

Join us as we step inside six readers’ homes and take a closer look at their Christmas decorations and the stories behind them. All of our homeowners have got creative and sprinkled some festive magic throughout. Combining pieces that they have foraged with those that are treasured investments and others which are cheap and chic. They all offer lots of inspiration when it comes to adding some seasonal sparkle to your own homes this year.

We’ve also compiled four different moodboards to help you focus on your decorating style. From rich reds and greens with golden accents to blue and silver and even a pop of pink, hopefully you find something that resonates with your home style.

Christmas also wouldn’t be Christmas without the food and drink. We have recipe ideas for the big day including a golden turkey and traditional Christmas pudding – as well as some festive options for all of you who love to offer home baked treats to friends and family at this time of year. There’s also help when it comes to selecting your wine and some cocktail options too! Last but not least, our locally sourced gift guide will hopefully inspire your shopping choices this year and if you can’t find what you are looking for here, then we’ve a selection of home and gifting stores that are sure to offer the perfect presents.

So, get our festive playlist on (see page 16), mix yourself a Queen’s Spritz (page 144) and from all of us here at IHIL we wish you a merry, magical Christmas.


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  1. Hi there,

    I look after the press office for Everhot range cookers. We’re based in London which is proving to be tricky when trying to get my hands on a copy of Ireland’s Home & Living magazine! I just wanted to see whether Everhot has featured in the December issue – or even the past few issues!

    Let me know the best way to get hold of a (or several) copies

    Thanks –