16th December 2019

Keep it creative this Christmas!

🎄CHRISTMAS PRESSIE TIME🎄Here in Pop Towers we have made a pinkie promise to only buy pressies that support Irish artists & indie creative biz, that conveniently make amazing, thoughtful gifts. Here are our top tips from the extended Pop Fam:

Idea 1: LUX ALMA – absolutely gorgeous range of merch from electro pop goddess (and associate artist) Alma Kelliher. We love the DELUX Alma merch pack for €28 +P&P https://luxalmamusic.com/store

Idea 2: Don’t Touch My Hair – essential and fascinating reading from old skool Pop Pal Emma Dabiri bit.ly/2rUlPJc €15 approx

Idea 3: Lords of Strut headbands! A perfect all-ages stocking filler €10. Insta-strut.
https://lordsofstrut.com/shop/headbands/ Also suitable for pooches.

Idea 4: Tickets to Bon Iver in the 3 Arena next bank holiday May weekend, brought to you by brilliant indie promoter Selective Memory. Only a handful left by all accounts. €49-55 via https://www.ticketmaster.ie/bon-iver-dublin-03-05-2020/event/18005725B6C44562

Idea 5: Dublin Vinyl is doing an Audio Technica turnable and 3-month subscription deal (3 records delivered each month) for €199. That’s pretty bleedin’ deadly. Last orders tomorrow, 17 Dec for free delivery before Chrimbo day. https://nialler9.com/dublin-vinyl-are-doing-a-turntable-3-month-subscription-deal-for-christmas/

Idea 6: Cheer somebody up with tickets to see talented rides Ronan Brady and Aisling Ní Ceallaigh in their smash hit show How To Square A Circle. Some tix left for their final two dates in Jan, €16 approx https://howtosquareacircle.com

Idea 7: Drop dead gorgeous I Am The Cosmos prints from our art director Niall Sweeney. (Please Santa if you’re listening!) From €200 via local heroes Hen’s Teeth: https://www.hensteethstore.com/collections/prints

Idea 8: Gifting membership to arts orgs comes with tangible benefits like tickets, merch & VIP treatment & more intangible ones like helping new work exist, warm fuzzy feelings & bragging rights! Some great membership schemes- Dublin Fringe, LightHouse Cinema…and ours! (from €50): https://thisispopbaby.com/support/

Happy gifting!