Welcome to my latest Countdown to Christmas gift guides. This week it’s all about the guys so if you’re looking for the finest Irish gifts for him then look no further. Here at the Irish Store we have selected a stunning range so sit back and relax. We’ll do the rest and make sure it gets in there in time for the big day! But before we get started, how about an Irish snowball fight to get us all into the festive spirit?
Lulu’s Top 10 Irish Gifts For Him
1. Men’s Aran Shawl Collar Cardigan
Whether it’s for your dad, husband, brother or grandpa, this gorgeous Aran cardigan is a real winner. Made from luxuriously soft merino wool, it’s sure to keep him snug for many winters to come. Honeycomb and diamond stitches provide the traditional Aran design while it’s been given modern twist with a shawl collar front button fastening. Apart from the versatile charcoal shade (pictured), it also comes in classic cream, warm oatmeal and a soft pale gray.
2. Personalized Pewter Trinity Knot Pocket Watch
Presenting one of our most popular Irish gifts for him. This stunning pocket watch comes from the master makers at Mullingar Pewter in county Westmeath. They have been continuing the age old Irish tradition of pewter craft for the past 40 years. Beautifully detailed Trinity Knot designs adorn the front of the watch giving this classic pocket watch an unmistakably Celtic look. What’s really special is that it can be personalized with the name or date of your choice so why not treat him to a gift he’ll treasure for a lifetime.
3. Traditional Men’s Aran Sweater
If he doesn’t already own a classic Aran sweater then maybe this is the year to treat him to this iconic wardrobe staple! Ours is one of the finest with a classic crew neck and is beautifully crafted from gorgeously soft merino wool. The stitch design features the lucky honeycomb stitch in the main body and is beautifully combined with classic cable. What’s more, it comes in no less than 8 irresistible colors!
4. Gents Set Of 6 Linen Handkerchiefs
A beautiful gift for the true gentlemen in your life. These stunning hemstitched handkerchiefs come in a crafted gift box. There’s also the option to customize them with the initials of your choice and add a thoughtful personal touch. Best of all, they come from the looms of Thomas Ferguson in county Down. They have been producing the finest Irish Linen goods since 1841 so the finest quality is assured.
5. Fisherman’s Crew Neck Sweater
Here’s another Irish classic to help him brave the elements in style season after season. The stitch is big and chunky and the yarn is pure new wool. This type of sweater has been worn by fisherman for many years and it’s look never dates. Choose stylish charcoal (pictured), smart navy, deep green or oatmeal beige.
6. Mens Irish Tweed Patchwork Cap
Complete his classic Irish country look with this gorgeous flat cap. Our range of traditional Irish flat caps come from the master weavers at Mucros in the Kingdom of Kerry. They produce only the finest quality wool and tweed goods using age old traditional methods. Crafted from pure wool and guaranteed to last a lifetime.
7. Galway Crystal Kells Decanter & Glasses Gift Set
This stunning decanter set is a real show stopper and only for the best Dads and Grandpas! It comes from the renowned Galway Crystal and features their classic Kells cut. This stand out Irish crystal set makes an eye-catching centerpiece and he’ll certainly be enjoying his favorite Irish whiskey in unmistakable Celtic style! One of our truly unforgettable Irish gifts for him.
8. Men’s Charcoal Rainbow Lambswool Scarf
Some might say it’s an obvious choice but I think there’s nothing like getting a cozy new scarf for Christmas. Treat him to one of the finest with this stunning scarf from the looms of Mc Nutt in county Donegal. With over sixty years experience, you be sure the quality is second to none. Beautifully crafted from lambswool, the multicolored stripes add a subtle hint of color to any outfit. Part of our gorgeous new Winter Collection.
9. Belleek Himself Mug
A charming gift from the world famous Belleek Pottery in county Fermanagh. Quintessentially Irish, it features their classic basketweave design and signature shamrocks along with the word “Himself”, also beautifully hand painted. As you can see from the picture above there is also a mug for Herself. Buy them as a pair for a special couple.
10. The Inishmaan Aran Sweater
Last but not least is this stunning exclusive from The Irish Store. The Inishmaan Aran Sweater forms part of our exclusively designed Inishmore Collection of Irish knitwear. Fisherman’s rope cable stitch combines beautifully with classic lucky honeycomb. It’s been given a stylish modern look with a cozy stand up collar and 3 button fastening.With the choice of Connemara green, classic charcoal or striking Atlantic blue( pictured), this is sure to become a fall/winter favorite for many seasons to come.
Hopefully my selection of Irish gifts for him helps you check some of the guys off your Christmas list. Next week it’s all about the Moms, daughters, Aunts, sisters and friends when I give you my top 10 gifts for her. Do join me again on Friday when I’ll be taking us all on a trip to the very fine county of Kilkenny.
Slán go fóill!