I hope I find you all well. I can’t believe we’re halfway through November! Soon the holiday season will be upon us so this week I’m starting my Countdown to Christmas series of gift guides. Over the coming weeks, I’ll be bringing you the finest selection of authentic Irish gifts. So here’s a look at our new festive video to get you in the mood.
So it’s time to kick back, relax and enjoy some hassle-free shopping for the best of Irish gifts from the comfort of your own home. I’ve gathered together my top 10 with the invaluable feedback of our loyal extended family of customers. So let’s get started!
The Ultimate Festive Gift Guide. Lulu’s Top 10 Irish Gifts
1. Hooded Aran Zipper Coat
There’s so much to love about this stunning Aran cardigan. It’s made from the finest quality merino wool. It showcases the finest Aran stitch craft and best of all it features a stylish Trinity knot zipper and snug hood to keep out the winter chill. Apart from the versatile charcoal shade (pictured), it’s also available in another 4 gorgeous colours. So whether it’s for Mom, your daughter or your sister, this stand-out Aran sweater jacket makes the perfect under the tree surprise!
2. Belleek Himself and Herself Mugs
This is the great gift idea for a couple and is especially popular with parents and grandparents. It’s from the world-renowned Belleek of Fermanagh so the quality is undeniable. These adorable mugs bear the classic basket weave design coupled with exquisite hand-painted shamrocks and the words “Himself” and “Herself”. Finally, it’s beautifully gift boxed and delivered from our door in Ireland to yours in a matter of days!
3. Marcasite & Connemara Marble Celtic Cross
Here’s a simply gorgeous Irish gift for her. This stunning Celtic Cross pendant is a real show stopper. Crafted in Ireland from sterling silver, it features Ireland’s ancient gemstone, Connemara Marble. It also features 4 stunning trinity knots. A single marcasite stone provides an eye-catching finishing touch.
4. Personalized Framed Family Crest
This stunning piece is a truly memorable gift for all the family. The family crest takes pride of place alongside an authentic history of your chosen name. Beautifully crafted and expertly framed in Ballina, County Mayo. A stand out Irish gift that is sure to be treasured for generations.
5. Kids Aran Sweater
We mustn’t forget about the kids! It’s never too early for your first Aran sweater so why not treat them to a very special gift this holiday season. This beautiful Irish sweater features the finest Aran craftsmanship and is made from super soft merino wool so they’ll stay warm and stylish on chilly winter days. Sizes start from 1-2 years and go all the way up to 8-11 years.
6. Galway Crystal Kells Decanter & Glasses Gift Set
Give them a truly unforgettable gift with this stunning decanter and glasses set. Our number one best selling Irish Crystal gift is brought to you by the inimitable Galway Crystal. The Kells cut is one of their most enduring and classic designs. Now they can enjoy their favourite Irish whiskey is truly sophisticated style. It comes in a stunning satin lined gift box. A gorgeous centrepiece for any drinks cabinet.
7. Mullingar Pewter Trinity Pocket Watch
This gorgeous pocket watch is one of our most popular gifts for him so this is perfect for Dad or Grandpa. Mullingar Pewter make the finest Irish pewter pieces and this one is no exception. Their highly skilled craftsmen and women continue an age-old Irish craft which dates back to Viking times. The classic pocket watch design is given an unmistakable Celtic makeover with stunning Trinity knot detailing. He will surely treasure this stunning Irish timepiece for years to come.
8. Irish Aran Honeycomb Throw
Who doesn’t love a cosy blanket to snuggle up with on winter evenings? This stunning Aran throw is the perfect Celtic addition to any couch or bed. The classic Aran honeycomb stitch takes centre stage here wishing the lucky owner good fortune. The yarn is pure new wool so they’ll be warm and toasty as the nights get chillier.
9. Galway Crystal Set Of 3 Hanging Ornaments
There’s nothing like a piece of Irish crystal to catch the light perfectly on your holiday tree. Apart from adding a touch of Irish sparkle to your own tree, they also make thoughtful gifts for family and friends. This adorable trio come from the highly skilled hands of Galway Crystal so the highest quality is assured. This shimmering snowflake, adorable tree and cute snowman come beautifully presented in festive red gift box.
10. Traditional Ladies Aran Sweater
I’m going to end with a true classic. The Aran sweater is timeless and this year its reputation as an icon of fashion was cemented when it took pride of place at a major fashion exhibition at MoMA in New York. You can read all about it here. Our Traditional Aran Sweater features classic Aran stitch patterns of honeycomb and cable. This classic crew neck is beautifully crafted with the finest quality merino wool in a choice of no less than 8 gorgeous colors. Best of all, it comes in versions for both men and women so it makes the perfect Irish gift for both him and her.
So there you have it. My top 10 Irish gifts. But don’t stop there! Continue shopping our full exciting range at The Irish Store.
Do join me next week when I’ll be sharing my top Irish gifts for him. Also, this Friday I’ll be continuing my Journeys Around Ireland series with a trip to County Tipperary!
Thanks so much for dropping by!
Slán go fóill!