10 Irish Gifts to Present to Your Loved Ones
When touring around Ireland you might wonder what unique Irish gifts to present to those you love. Of course, the choice of the present will also depend on personal tastes of the person you're buying it for. As they say, tastes differ, but the ideas below will help you find something uniquely-Irish for that special someone in your life.
1. Claddagh Ring
The Claddagh Ring is traditionally presented as a token of friendship, love, or marriage, no matter what age or gender the recipient is. The design of the ring includes two hands holding a heart, sometimes a crown can be mounted on the heart. These rings can be made of sterling silver, for example, while more expensive models can feature a heart shaped diamond rimmed in gold or platinum.
2. Handcrafted Hurley
The sports lover in your life is sure to appreciate a handcrafted Hurley, the wooden stick used in the Gaelic game of Hurling, the national sports of Ireland. A decorative Hurley will serve as an exclusive wall décor in the living room. Consider adding a sliotar (the ball used in hurling) to complement your gift.
3. The Certificate of Irish Heritage
This gift has become extremely popular lately as many people would like to connect with their Irish roots. There are various designs to choose from and they can be shipped to the recipient wherever he or she lives.
4. Irish Dirt
The Official Irish Dirt can be shipped all over the United States and Canada so everyone can now own a piece of Ireland.
5. Aran Sweaters and Traditional Patch Caps (Paddy Hats)
These pieces of Irish clothing that are still worn in the rural Ireland have become some of the most sought after gifts for tourists visiting Ireland.
6. Irish Whiskey
Ireland is famous for some of the best whiskeys in the world, so consider bringing home something truly special like Connemara Peated Irish Whiskey, Tullamore Dew 12 Year Old, Midleton Very Rare and Kilbeggan 18 Year Old Irish Whiskey.
Another popular gift to bring back from your trip to Ireland is food, such as Irish Soda Bread, Ballymaloe Relish, Irish Cheese and fine teas.
Traditional music, or Trad, as it is called in Ireland, plays an important role in the daily life of Irish people. A traditional Irish music instruments are the Bodhran, Spoons, Tin Whistles and Fiddles which can make great ornamental gifts, or can be used for playing beautiful music.
9. Waterford and Galway Crystal
These items have long become favorites with tourists visiting Ireland. Or consider purchasing some Belleek China that makes some very fine tableware as well as décor items like picture frames, candle holders and statues.
For a book lover in your life consider bringing a book by some famous Irish writers like W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde and Jonathan Swift, to name just a few.
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