5 Christmas Gift Ideas for Him & Her

Congratulations to all of you who have started your Christmas Shopping in earnest! No doubt you have agonised over what to buy your loved ones as you endlessly search for the ‘Perfect Christmas Gift’!  As the season draws near and the buzz of festive cheer is in the air why not put the ‘WOW Factor’ back into Christmas Gift Giving by combining functionality and practicality with the gift of footwear this Christmas? In our latest Blog Post, we present a sample of fabulous footwear Gift Ideas including 'Dressy Boots', 'Waterproof Walkers', 'Sporty Trainers', 'Cosy Slippers', and 'Must-Have Gift Vouchers'. Whatever you choose, make the Gift of footwear your ‘Go-to’ Christmas Gift this season and WOW all your family and friends with a gift they will wear all year long!

1.Dressy Boots

When it comes to Winter, we all love to slip into our favourite pair of smart casual/Dressy Boots. For those of you who are regular readers to our Blog you will have noticed our previous Blog Post on '5 Boot Types for Everyday Wear'. Click Here. When in doubt as to what to buy, a new pair of Boots is the ultimate Christmas Gift. For the Men in your life (Lads, Dads and that someone extra special) our Rieker Men's Chelsea Ankle Boot 14653-24 in 'Brown' is the perfect gift. Made from a combination leather upper with textile materials, it has a soft velour lining with Chelsea gusset and inside zip for pull on easy access. This boot comes in a wider fit and pairs perfectly with chinos and jeans. It is a smart dressy versatile boot for the Christmas season. 

Rieker Men's Chelsea Ankle Boot 14653-24

For an ankle boot with a different vibe, try our High Top smart casual ankle boot with white sole, Ninety 78 Men's Laced Ankle Boot Style NTY009. This is a casual ankle boot in a rich tan nubuck leather upper. It has a cushioned tongue and inside zip plus lace detail. It is the perfect casual boot to wear with jeans or chinos. 

Ninety 78 Men's Laced Ankle Boot NTY009

For the ladies in your life why not treat them to a pair of dressy boots. We have a Gorgeous Tamaris smart dressy ankle boot which comes in 'Classic Black' in both a Block Heel style 25344-41 001 and High Heel style 25350-41 001. These boots are the perfect edition for the stylish ladies in your life making them a real winter wardrobe companion. The accent of soft buckle detail on the upper gives these boots a luxurious finish and are both comfortable and stylish, perfect for any night out! 

Tamaris Ladies High Heel Ankle Boot 25350-41 001

Our Patrizio Como Gonten Ladies Ankle Boot with Gold Disc detail on the upper complemented by a Gold trim on the heel is the perfect ‘Go to’ Boot for a fabulous Christmas Gift idea. This boot is available in two colourways 'Biscuit' and 'Carmello' and pairs great with skinny jeans for a smart casual dressy vibe.

Patrizio Como Gonten Ladies Low Heel Ankle Boot

Alternatively, if you want to treat that special someone to a pair of knee-High boots then our Caprice Ladies Knee High Boot, style 25506-41 870 comes in 'Ocean Navy' with a Block Heel in a pull-on stretch style for added comfort. The faux suede finish gives this boot a smart dressier vibe and looks great with skinny jeans, skirts, and dresses.

Caprice Ladies Knee High Block Heel Boot 25506-41 870

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2. Waterproof Walkers & Hikers

GORE-TEX is the Global brand synonymous with 100% waterproof footwear. For those of you who are regular readers of our Blog, we presented a detail description of how GORE-TEX  provides optimal foot climate combining breathability and  insulation with 100% Waterproofness in a previous blog post entitled Waterproof Footwear – A complete Guide. What You Need to Know. Click Here. Any footwear designed with GORE-TEX technology ticks all the boxes of comfort, breathability, durability, and waterproofness. Leading Global Footwear Brands have incorporated this technology into many of their walking and hiking footwear designs ensuring customers are spoiled for choice with an extensive range of style options. ECCO is a global leader in this field and our Ladies Ecco Exostride Waterproof Walker Style 835333 in classic 'Black' is the perfect Christmas Gift! This is a sporty design with bungee laces that is both lightweight and breathable. Available in a range of colours the GORE-TEX technology ensures a breathable, 100% waterproof shoe. A soft, flexible midsole is combined with an innovative SHOCK THRU point for shock absorption and a rubber outsole ensures durability and grip in all terrains and wet weather conditions. This style is your ideal walking partner. The Men’s version also in classic 'Black', style 835334 has consistently proven to be our best lightweight 100% waterproof walker for 5+ years.

Ecco Exostride Black Ladies Goretex Walking Shoe 835333

Equally eye-catching and sporty is our Ecco MX Ladies GORE-TEX Walking shoe style 820193 available in 'Black', 'Morillo' and 'Marine'. The GORE-TEX Technology ensures a breathable, 100% waterproof shoe. This style comes with a robust, motocross-inspired PU sole with a TPU insert which offers traction, support, and stability. Stretchy sock-like construction allows for a comfortable and snug fit that can be further adjusted with textile laces. Reflective ribbons on the collar, tongue, and pull-on tab offer increased visibility. Styles such as these are an investment for all those active outdoor walkers and  hikers on your Christmas list.

Ecco MX Ladies Goretex Walking Shoe 820193

If you are searching for the perfect hiking boot for the man in your life, our signature Ecco Track 25 Men’s GORE-TEX boot style 831704 is the perfect gift. It comes in both 'Black' and 'Bison (Brown)'. Modern styling meets Scandinavian design perfection in this robust men's hiking boot that's fit to tackle almost any terrain. The stylish uppers are crafted from specially tanned full-grain leather and nubuck hide, so it's strong, supple, and soft, allowing the foot to move naturally. A simple lace closure system ensures a secure fit, while the GORE-TEX waterproof layer keeps feet dry all day. Don't worry about hot, tired feet, either, as our unique ECCO Comfort Fibre System™ keeps fresh air circulating naturally for a cooler internal climate. You won't miss a step, thanks to the deep-cut tread and flexible, stable platform of our exclusively designed twin-component PU/TPU outsole.

Ecco Track 25 Men’s Bison Goretex Boot 831704

Our Grisport Quatro Men’s Hiking Boot is a best-selling hiking boot with an amazingly comfortable support system, vibram sole, leather upper and waterproof membrane. Quatro has a padded toe-joint that makes the flex point of the boot amazingly comfortable. Customers often comment that 'Quatro' is the most comfortable boot in the Grisport range fabricated for a waxed Italian leather upper, it comes with a waterproof breathable lining, Vibram rubber sole and padded toe joint. If the man in your life is into the Great Outdoors then why not treat him to this adrenaline pumping outdoor hiking boot!

Grisport Quatro Men’s Walking Boot

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3. Sporty Trainers

Sitting alongside our range of waterproof walkers is our stunning selection of new season sporty trainers. Leading sports Brands including Brooks, Saucony and Skechers have invested millions in next generation technologies to create a premium selection of trainers that are durable, lightweight, comfortable, and breathable based on slick designs with contemporary features.

When it comes to slick design with all the trimmings nobody does it better than Brooks. Embrace mountain adventures in our Brooks Cascadia 17 Ladies Navy GORE-TEX Trail running shoe style 1203911B460. Waterproof materials provide extra protection in wet conditions, while soft cushioning and enhanced stability deliver comfort for long days over varied terrain. The colourway comes in an eye-catching 'Navy/Bittersweet' combination ensuring you are all set for your next outdoors adventure. These are selling fast and make the ultimate Christmas gift!

Brooks Cascadia 17 Ladies GORE-TEX Trail Trainer 1203911B460

The Men’s version Brooks Cascadia 17 Men’s GORE-TEX Trail Trainer 1104021D062 in 'Black/Blue Firecracker' is the dream running shoe for all the male runners in your life who want the ultimate trainer combining waterproofness, comfort, stability and breathability.

Our Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22 is the ultimate running shoe, coming in a gorgeous 'Silver Lake Blue/Green/White' combination/ This is the ideal Christmas Gift for those who are thinking about all the runners in your life who would love a new pair of trainers to kick start spring 2024! Designed to offer a perfect balance of support and softness, the women's Adrenaline GTS 22 now comes with even more softness offering you a road running shoe that fits your stride! No wonder these supportive running shoes have been known for over twenty years as a runner favourite.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22 Ladies Trainer 1203531B415

Our Men’s Saucony Men’s Excursion TR16 GORE-TEX Trainer S20749J is your all-around trail runner. An outdoor essential that’s capable of taking you farther, the Excursion TR16 comes in 'Grey/Green' and is up for anything. You do not have to be a runner to pull off the sporty look. It works great under jeans and as a general casual wear all day trainer. Springy and comfortable, it’s designed with traction-ready grip that hugs any terrain you throw at it.

Saucony Men's Excursion TR16 Goretex Trainer S20749j

Similarly our NEW IN Skechers Men's Oak Canyon Relaxed Fit Trainer style 51893 in 'Navy/Lime' is an absolute cracker as a Christmas Gift Idea for the man in your life or the family member on your ‘Secret Santa’ List! Walk and work out in comfort and sporty style with Skechers Relaxed Fit®: Oak Canyon. This lace-up features a smooth sport suede, synthetic and mesh upper with a Skechers Memory Foam™ comfort insole. Its Relaxed Fit® design makes for a roomy comfortable fit. It has a durable sport suede and synthetic upper with lace-up front. It is well-cushioned with a flexible shock-absorbing midsole and comes with a High traction rubber outsole.

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4. Slippers

Slippers are a firm favourite Christmas Gift idea and who doesn’t need a new pair or indeed a 2nd pair? Many styles and designs have flooded the market in recent years since the working from home hybrid model means many of you can now wear a pair of your favourite fluffiest all day long in your home office! For all the women you have to buy for be it your Mom, Mother-in-law, sisters, girlfriends etc there is much to choose from, and you cannot possibly go wrong. Our Skechers Ladies Cozy Campfire Team Toasty Slipper style 32777 in two tone 'Black/Grey' comes in a soft suede-textured microfiber fabric upper and is the ultimate slip-on casual comfort slipper with faux fur lining and Memory Foam footbed. The Contrast coloured faux fur collar and soft plush faux heel lining together with flexible traction outsole and soft fabric toe lining means you will never want to take them off. Everyone on your Christmas list will LOVE a pair of these!

Skechers Ladies Cozy Campfire Team Toasty Slipper 32777

Similarly our Skechers Ladies Cozy Campfire Slipper style 167225 comes in a neutral 'Grey' with combined comfort and warmth making it an ideal choice. Our Lunar range has some eye-catching mule designs including our Lunar Safari Ladies Mule Slipper style KLA149. Made with a padded insole for added comfort with a soft plush eye-catching leopard print, this slipper is sure to be a hit for whomever you wish to buy it!

Lunar Safari Ladies Mule Slipper KLA149

If you prefer more of an indoor and outdoor type slipper that works as a house shoe then our Nordika Spanish range Ladies and Men’s leather slippers are the perfect Christmas Gift. Coming in a range of colours including 'Red', 'Purple', and 'Navy'our ladies range includes slip-on and mule styles that are simply hard to beat. For a mule option try our Nordika Ladies Mule Slipper style 281-0 in rich 'Purple'. This is a Spanish full leather slip on mule type slipper with velour lining and hard-wearing outsole. Ir's also available in 'Navy'. The slip-on style comes in 'Red' leather and is the ideal choice for those in your family who want a full back to their slippers. 

Nordika Ladies Mule Slipper 281-0

Our Nordika Men’s Navy Slip-on Leather Slipper style 663 is a firm favourite as is our Skechers Relaxed Fit Renten Palco Men's Slipper 66094. Soft microfiber fabric upper in a backless, slip-on casual comfort slipper clog with Memory Foam insole. This is a relaxed fit designed for a roomy comfortable fit and has a flexible rubber traction outsole for added grip. All the Lads and Dads in your life will LOVE a new pair of slippers this Christmas. It's simply the Gift that keeps on giving!

Nordika Men’s Slip On Slipper 663

 Skechers Men’s Relaxed Fit Renten Palco Men's Slipper 66094

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5. Gift Vouchers

If you are still unsure what to buy the special people in your life, then why not let them buy their own present by giving them the gift of a Finn Footwear Gift Voucher! Our vouchers come in a range of denominations including €20, €30, €40, €50, €60, and €100 units and they can be redeemed both instore and online. You can also choose your own Gift Voucher amount by calling us or visiting us in our Ballyhaunis & Kiltimagh stores. Gift Vouchers take the stress out of Christmas shopping because of their flexibility and versatility but they are also met with joy by many who prefer to choose their own Christmas gift.

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Thank you for reading Our Blog Post '5 Christmas Gift Ideas for Him & Her' . Remember to choose Finn Footwear for all your Christmas footwear shopping needs this season. We are always available to take your calls and answer your questions!

Don't forget to Spread the Word by sharing our Posts from our Blog 'Between Shoe and Me'. Stay tuned for future posts in 2024 on ‘Footwear Trends', 'New Season Styles, 'How to Tips' and All Things Shoe!

This is our last Blog Post for 2023 so may we take this opportunity to wish you ALL a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Prosperous 2024!

 Cheers Austin & Paul 

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