Every year my hubby, Joe, says he needs an Ireland gift guide so he knows what to get me for Christmas. He seems to think I am difficult to buy for. I think he’s crazy.
Anything Ireland-related is of course going to get him a gold star.
But for me, if I am giving or getting an Ireland-themed gift, it has to be evocative. I want to smell it, taste it, feel it.
It should immediately take me back to Ireland or have me plopping down at my computer to search flights in anticipation of our next trip.
I thought I would make it easy on him and all the other spouses/children/siblings/friends who are lucky enough to have an Ireland lover in their lives. So I put together the Ultimate Ireland Gift Guide.
You guys, this guide is good. There are so many things here that scream Ireland. I hope you love it.
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The Ultimate Ireland Gift Guide
Direct from Ireland Gifts:
- Deborah Toner Dark Hedges Pillow: I cannot get over this embroidery! How intricate and gorgeous?! Made in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
- Salty Sea Sisters Map to Frame: I always dote on about experiencing local in Ireland. Well, there isn’t any more local than the Salty Sea Sisters swim meet-ups for women who want to take a dip on their trip. Add an adorable framable map with the beaches across Ireland labeled too? 😘 Love it.
- Ireland Calendar: You really just need to click on the pics to see. I think I might frame these photos after the year is up. Photographer based in Kenmare, Co. Kerry.
- Connemara Marble Worry Stone: Have you heard of the worry stone? It’s a sensory stone that you are rub when you are worried to help reduce anxiety. I think this one is so neat. Made from marble in Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
- Ireland Puzzles: These were 100% sold out last year. Get them early. Made in West Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland
- JJ Corry Whiskey: Female-owned; only whiskey bonder in Ireland. This one is made for the mixed drink high-ball (soda, and lime juice). Yum. Made in Co. Clare, Ireland.
- The Chandler Candle Collections: The names of these candles are so evocative of Ireland. Take the Clare collection–Seasalt and Driftwood; Green Moss and Heather; Seaweed and Waterlily. Take me back. Made in Co. Clare, Ireland.
- Bean and Goose Chocolates: Elevated chocolate for those who really like chocolate. 100% would recommend the three-month subscription box for Christmas. Made in Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Classic Ireland Gifts:
- Belleek Tea Cup Set: Light, beautiful. I call it my Sunday cup because I only get it out when I can sit down and actually appreciate drinking from it.
- Galway Crystal Whiskey Glass Set: I adore Galway Crystal and a few other small producers that still make it on-site in Ireland. And boy, it is beautiful, isn’t it?
- Aran Throw: Cozy. Warm. And, oh so Irish feeling. Nothing like draping this over my lap with a hot cup of tea on a quiet weekend morning.
- Bushmills/Jameson/Bulmers: Can you get any more classic than a wee dram of traditional Irish whiskey? Not a whiskey drinker? Seek out Magners, the American branded Bulmer’s hard cider (ask your local distributors–they may be able to order it special if not already on hand).
Ireland Travel Gifts
- Travel Journal: Do not go to Ireland without a place to write down all your memories and put your keepsakes. How beautiful is this one? It’s like a souvenir in its own right.
- Packing Cubes: Are you a packing cube convert? You should be. This is the best brand–durable, sustainable, and a no-matter-what lifetime guarantee.
- Road Atlas: Beware. This map is huge and amazing. Great for pre-planning/hanging on the wall. Simply fold it up to only view a small area while you’re traveling.
- Adapter: Always go for a universal adapter with USB ports.
Book Lovers Gifts
- DK Eyewitness Ireland: My favorite guidebook to start planning your travels. Great pictures, just enough information so that it isn’t overwhelming, easy to find what you’re looking for.
- Exploring Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way: A travel guide to the west coast of Ireland by David Flanagan: Next level travel guide for the coast of the Wild Atlantic Way from Cork to Donegal. Lots of detail here and some great gems to seek out.
- Ireland’s Ancient East by Neil Jackman: The west of Ireland gets so much love. The east, not so much and it is such a shame. Leave the crowds and explore the other half of the country with Niel–the nicest and smartest archeology expert I know (he’s got another great guidebook about the WAW too).
- What the wind knows by Amy Harmon: Irish history, a bit of love, a lot of drama, a few surprises, and oh so good. My favorite fictional Ireland read this year.
- The best of Irish Soups by Eileen O’Driscoll: A soup book? Yup! Picked up very randomly in a tourism shop on a trip to Ireland years ago–still the best Irish soup recipes I have found. They take me back in an instant (highly recommend the carrot parsnip soup (you may want a kitchen scale if you don’t already have one)).
Ireland Stocking Stuffers Gifts
- Ornament: Isn’t this just the sweetest ornament you’ve ever seen? I want to decorate a whole tree with her ornaments. Made in Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland.
- Key Chain: A dear friend gave me one of these sweet lambkins after her trip to Ireland. I think of her and Ireland every time I head out the door. Such a great gift. Made in Co. Monaghan, Ireland
- Magnet: Let’s get lost in these dreamy fields.
- Tear Away A Day Ireland Calendar: A little bit of Ireland for every day in 2022.
Let’s Reminisce about Our Ireland Trip Gifts
- Barry’s Tea: Classic Irish tea–go for the red box for the best flavor.
- Crisps/Chips: Did you try any of Keogh’s crisps when you were in Ireland? Soooo good.
- Framable Map: I’d love this hanging above my computer in the office.
- My Ireland Box: A little bit of Ireland straight to your mailbox. Curated in Dingle, sourced throughout Ireland, these monthly gift boxes are something to look forward to every single month.
- Irish Turf: A (small) Irish peat fire at home.
Ireland Clothing Gift Guide
- Irish Cap: Joe has one just like this. I think it’s so dashing.
- Connemara Marble Claddagh: A ring meant to represent friendship, love and loyalty made a little more unique with Connemara marble. Gorgeous.
- Aran Sweater: Classic. Cozy. I love the boyfriend feel of this one.
- Rain Jacket: The best rain jacket. The hood has the perfect cinch and little lip that keeps the water off your face, and it rolls up quite small for easy packing.
- Rugby Jersey: Such a great unique gift for the Ireland/spots fan combo.
- Aran Socks: Combine these socks, with a cup of tea and Aran blanket, and boom, I’M IN IRELAND.
* Note: Some of the items in the Ireland Gift Guide ship from Ireland. Please order well in advance. Shipping and duty rates vary. Read terms and conditions from each seller.
Have you ever received a travel or Ireland themed gift?
What would you like to give (or get!?). I’d love to hear in the comments.
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