Feeling a bit bubbly? Marvel at your face on a bottle of Moët
Sometimes you just have to go that extra mile to find the perfect gift and this year there is a definite trend emerging of 'personalised' pressies.
The Marvel Room launches at Brown Thomas today with an opportunity to celebrate the festive season with your very own smiling face on a bottle of bubbly.
The Grafton Street store has introduced an exclusive Moët & Chandon photo booth where you can have your photograph taken to create a bespoke label on a 200ml snipe of champagne for €19 or the 750ml bottle for €55.
You can also upload a photograph previously taken of family or friends with your smartphone or USB device.
Staying on top of the trend to personalise special gifts, Brown Thomas has introduced it across everything from Prada handbags with monogram initials and lettering, to a gentleman's watch box, backgammon travel case and a stylish card case from Smythson.
Personalised jars of Nutella chocolate spread, which proved a major hit with both adults and children last year, are also back. From this week, customers can personalise a jar with up to nine characters for €5.50 at Brown Thomas stores in Dublin, Cork and Limerick.
There was no doubting the glamour of the fashion on offer in The Marvel Room yesterday with installations from some of the world's most exclusive brands including Chanel, Celine and Dolce & Gabbana, whose chandelier dress (pictured on model Yomiko) costs €4,450.
The 'Pierce' bag from Irish designer JW Anderson has been on the wish list of style queens since it featured on his AW16 runway.
However, the bag that really caught travellers' eyes is the Bluesmart premium carry-on suitcase - which can never get lost. That's because of built-in technology that allows you to track its location from your phone, which you can also charge directly from your suitcase as it has a built-in charger. Best of all, there's no need to worry about your weight limit as the €450 case weighs itself through its own built-in scales.
The extraordinary gifting unveiled by BT's fashion director Shelly Corkery includes pocket money-friendly dog treats and children's books for €10.
This handbag aficionado loved the handiness of the Kubbick 'Soi' LED pebble light (€30) which illuminates the inside of your handbag, or, indeed any other dark place like a glovebox or bedside table.