Here at The Irish Store, we have a huge selection of authentic Irish gifts with something to suit everyone this Christmas. We’ve put together a list of some of our most popular Irish Christmas gifts to help you with gift shopping this festive season!
1. Soft Touch Ladies Aran Zip Cardigan
Available in a selection of different colours including green, natural and red, this beautiful sweater features the traditional Irish Aran stitch pattern, meaning it will never go out of date. The perfect piece to keep cozy and warm on cool winter evenings. A great gift idea for the ladies this Christmas.
2. Men’s Traditional Merino Wool Aran Sweater
For the men in your life, we have the traditional Aran sweater. The Aran sweater’s quality and design have become famous all over the world. In the 1960s it was a symbol of cool with stars like Bob Dylan, Grace Kelly and Steve McQueen all wearing the style.
Featuring an intricate blend of honeycomb stitching along the centre panel and cable stitching on each side this sweater is ideal for keeping warm and stylish all throughout the winter months.
3. Handmade Irish Blessing for the Home
Designed and handmade in Co. Monaghan, Ireland this beautiful Irish blessing plaque is a lovely, meaningful gift idea. This piece is inscribed with the blessing for the home below:
“Through the gate
Shall there come no sadness
To this dwelling
Shall there come no trouble
Through this door
Shall there come no fear
In this place
Shall there be no conflict
Shall this place be only
A place of blessing and peace”
4. Sterling Silver Ladies Claddagh Ring
The Claddagh is Ireland’s most iconic ring. A symbol of love, friendship and loyalty, a Claddagh piece is the perfect way to show your love. Find out the meaning behind how to wear your Claddagh ring here.
5. Irish Celtic Aran Honeycomb Throw
If you know someone who has just moved into a new home or who would love an authentic piece of Ireland in their living room, this 100% merino wool honeycomb stitch throw is the perfect Christmas gift. Wrap up warm by the fire or use it as a bed throw.
6. Irish Breakfast Basket
What would be nicer to wake up to on Christmas morning than the smell of a traditional Irish fry! This Irish breakfast hamper has all the essential ingredients for a tasty Irish breakfast, as well as some Barry’s tea to bring a real taste of Ireland into the home. The Irish Store team have also put together a short video on how to make the perfect Irish fry which you can watch here.
7. Belleek Irish Pottery Castle Teapot
Belleek has been crafting pottery pieces in Ireland since 1857. This castle teapot features handpainted shamrock design. One Irish Store customer says “I was given this teapot by my niece for my Birthday and it’s perfect for a pouring a lovely cup of Irish tea when I have guests around.”
8. Silver Celtic Tree of Life Pendant
A gorgeous gift idea for the lady in your life. Whether you are looking for something special for your mother, sister, daughter or wife this pendant is a thoughtful gift. The Tree of Life is a well-known Irish symbol. The branches of the tree represent knowledge and learning with the trunk of the tree signifying strength. The roots of the Tree of Life are a reference to Irish roots and heritage.
9. Framed Mounted Family Crest with History
Celebrate Irish roots with this Family crest mounted frame. This Christmas gift can also be personalized with the recipient’s surname. The frame displays their family crest along with a summary of the meaning behind the family name. They can proudly place this frame on their mantelpiece or hang it on their living room wall.
10. Ogham Personalized Name Frame
The Ogham alphabet is the oldest form of Irish writing. It was first carved on the corners of standing stones and is read from the bottom upwards. Each letter is represented by strokes, for example, the letter A is a single central line.
This framed piece can be personalized with your lucky gift recipients name written in Ogham. Each of these prints are hand painted and made in Ireland. A beautiful, personal gift idea.
Check out our full range of Irish Christmas gifts for some more inspiration here!