If you know someone who is mad about Ireland, get them a traditional Irish gift this Christmas! From a tin of authentic Irish air to an Irish breakfast delivered to their door, we’ve rounded up the top gifts that make it almost (but not quite) as good as being there. If you hurry, you still have enough time to deliver a totally Irish gift this Christmas!
1. The Boyfriend Cardigan
The boyfriend cardigan is the best Irish sweater ever! Officially. We sold out of the crazy popular blue shade a week ago. There has never been such international clamor for an Irish cardigan. Get your favorite girl a boyfriend cardigan of her own before it sells out forever!
2. Claddagh Ring
The Claddagh is Ireland’s most iconic ring. Symbolizing love, loyalty and friendship, a Claddagh ring makes a perfect choice for sharing your love with a BFF or romantic partner. And there are rules to how you should wear the mysterious Claddagh to reveal the truth about your romantic status. Learn the rules here!
3. Tin of Irish air
Get a Tin of Irish Air for the person who has always dreamed of visiting Ireland but hasn’t made it yet. As one customer of TheIrishStore says: “Very cute! I couldn’t take my aunt to Ireland so it allowed me to bring some of Ireland to her!” The Tin of Irish Air is sure to get a laugh – deliver one in time for Christmas now!
4. His and Hers Belleek China Mugs
5. Traditional Aran sweater
Aran sweaters were first knitted by women living on the three Aran islands off the coast of Ireland. Aran sweaters were made from the best quality wool in intricate patterns to keep fishermen husbands warm and dry at sea. In the 20th century, the Aran sweater‘s quality and design became famous all over the world. In the 1960s, the Aran sweater became a symbol of cool, worn by stars like Bob Dylan, Steve McQueen and Grace Kelly. And the Aran sweater has been in style ever since. Read 9 things you need to know before buying an Aran sweater.
6. Irish breakfast
The fry up is a huge holiday tradition in Ireland. Every Christmas must start with an Irish breakfast! From sizzling sausages to creamy Kerrygold butter on floury scones and much-loved Barry’s Tea, this food basket delivers all the essentials of the Irish breakfast direct to the USA. Get your tastebuds tingling – watch TheIrishStore team cook up an Irish breakfast.
7. Let Babóg Bear teach them Irish
Did you know that Ireland has its own native language – Irish or Gaeilge? Babóg the Irish-speaking bear is a great gift for fans of Irish culture. Babóg will have your loved one speaking a cúpla focal (“a couple of words”) in no time at all. Making friends with Babóg is a fun way to prepare for a trip to Ireland!
8. Celtic Cross
The Celtic Cross is an ancient Irish symbol, combining the halo of the sun with a traditional Christian cross. The Celtic Cross pictured below is the most popular pendant on TheIrishStore.com, crafted in Ireland from Connemara Marble – the country’s only natural gemstone.