As the shops here in Ireland ramp up to Christmas, we’re keeping an eye on what people are buying most. Here’s the most popular items from the last 7 days:
Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4)
Currently the most popular item flying off the shelves is the Playstation 4. With this release, Sony are focusing more than ever on games and have made an incredible gaming machine, with fantastic controllers and accessories. In the battle against the Microsoft Xbox One, we see this being this year’s most popular console.
Read more in our Playstation 4 preorder post.
Sony PlayStation 4 on Shop Ireland.
This year’s big hit from Pixar, Monsters University is the prequel to the original Monsters Inc, and explains how the main protagonists met and became best friends.
Monsters Inc is one of the classic Pixar movies and this prequel is most popular with fans of the original.
“its a funny, brilliantly voiced, visual treat” - Mr. Corey S. Newcombe
Monsters University on Shop Ireland.
Alex Ferguson My Autobiography
One of the best selling books in Ireland this year, Alex Ferguson “My Autobiography” tells the story of Sir Alex and his 27 years managing Manchester United.
Arguably the greatest manager in the history of football, the book tells how Sir Alex created the atmosphere at the club through all the ups and downs.
“Incredible read. I couldn’t put the book down. To gain an insight into what Sir Alex Ferguson thought of his players and how he rationalised his tactical decision is phenomenal.” - Mark Ramrattan
Alex Ferguson My Autobiography on Shop Ireland.
One Direction Fashion Doll Niall
Of all the One Direction toys, this Niall fella seems to be the best seller. Not a day goes past when one doesn’t up and walk out.
Will nobody think of poor Liam?
“for a xmas present and she will love it, niall is her favourite out of them all the boys” - Bernie Monaghan
One Direction Fashion Doll Niall on Shop Ireland.
Now Thats What I Call Music! 86
You know it’s Christmas when they roll out another set of hits, and this year is no different. This year, Various Artists have been hard at work making good clean generic pop to fill your stereos.
It features 2 CDs filled with Various.
“Excellant cd. Disc 1 better than disc 2 as usual. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys general pop music. Good clean music.” - Annmarie
Now Thats What I Call Music! 86 on Shop Ireland.
The latest of the books by David Walliams, this is another hilarious kids book that is well worth a read. Creepy, funny and hard to put down.
“I loved this book. David Walliam’s keeps a great link between the story throughout. Near the end it is sad but has a happy ending. I would recommend ages 9+. I am 11 going on 12. Very funny most of the time. Thoroughly enjoyed this book.” - Tori
Demon Dentist on Shop Ireland.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is part of the series of books by Jeff Kinney that tell the tale of a middle-school weakling named Greg Heffley.
With seven books in the series, Jeff, who originally wanted to be a cartoonist, has created one of this year’s best selling books.
“This is possibly the best diary of a wimpy kid there is, their is not a single page I didn’t like!” - Alex
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck on Shop Ireland.
Diamond (Hetty Feather)
Diamond is the latest in the Hetty Feather series of books by Jacqueline Wilson.
The books follow Hetty Feather, abandoned at the Foundling Hospital as a newborn baby, as she grows up in a foster home prior to returning to the hospital.
“Diamond is an amazing book! It’s about a little girl called Ellen-Jane, and Ellen-Jane tries to earn money by walking on her hands and like a crab. But then her father sells her to a circus man and the man changes her name to Diamond… You may think that ‘Hetty Feather’ hasn’t come, as the book says ‘from the life of Hetty Feather’. Don’t worry, she does come along! Diamond is such a good book, I could not even put it down.” -
Diamond (Hetty Feather) on Shop Ireland.
Pop Party 12
It comprises 23 tracks across two discs.
“Daughter was over the moon when this arrived, have heard it over and over again, she does love her music.” - June
Pop Party 12 on Shop Ireland.
Speaking of One Direction, their CD, Midnight Memories is currently selling well in Ireland.
Featuring such tracks as “Best Song Ever”, “You & I”, “Why Don’t We Go There” and “Does he know?”.
“just what is the best song ever they’re banging on about? My guess is it’s all a bit meta and the Best Song Ever is actually about the Best Song Ever. That or Billie Jean.” - Michael Cragg
Midnight Memories on Shop Ireland.
Still looking for ideas?
If you’re stuck looking, start with Shop Ireland’s great christmas gift ideas. Best of luck!