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Best Irish Gifts for Graduates

Each level of education completed is worth celebrating. Whether the graduate is your child, a niece, nephew, grandchild or godchild, seeing a young person reach these milestones is wonderful. And everyone who returns to education as a mature student also deserves to have their achievements celebrated. If the graduate in your life has a connection to Ireland, Irish gifts for graduates are a beautiful way to recognize the hard work they’ve put into their academic accomplishments. Here are a few of our favorite gifts for grads for 2024.

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Beautiful Bags

Regardless of what type of degree or certification they’ve bagged, your beloved grad is going places. Maybe they’re embarking on a new career or perhaps it’s time to travel or relocate to a new city. Our stunning briefcases, satchels, laptop bags, backpacks and purses will help them get there in style. Nothing boosts confidence like arriving in a new place feeling organized and looking great, whether it is the first step in their career or the first leg of an around-the-world trip.

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Birthstone Celtic Jewelry

Birthstone jewelry is a perfect memento of a memorable occasion such as a graduation. It’s personal, and even more so when it features a graceful Celtic setting such as the iconic Claddagh design or a timeless Trinity knot. One lovely thing about birthstone jewelry is that there is something to suit everyone’s taste – elegant pendants, pretty earrings, beautiful rings. Whatever you choose, your grad will wear it with pride through the many stages of their life.

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Fabulous Photo Frames

Graduations mean photos, lots of photos. The best of those pictures deserve to be seen – ideally in a stunning frame that sets them off. Everything looks great in Galway Crystal frames, and they go with any décor too. That’s why they are among the most classic Irish gifts. Whether it’s the formal shot of them crossing the stage and receiving their diploma or a more spontaneous snap with their family and friends afterwards, graduation day is full of moments to treasure.

Marvelous Mugs

Mugs aren’t merely something to hold your favorite hot drink. They are such a popular gift for graduations and other milestones for a reason. Mugs are mementos. When we lift a mug we received for a special occasion, we remember the excitement of the day and the well-wishes of our loved ones. When the mug features a symbol rich in meaning such as our family crest or a motif representing our heritage or our future dreams, it means all the more.

Irish gifts for graduates can remind a young person of their roots as they set sail toward their future goals. They can remind us that we start the journey where our ancestors brought us. The Irish who arrived in America, Canada, Australia and other destinations in the 1840s or the1950s didn’t have an easy time. They had to prove themselves. Their grit and determination can inspire their descendants, and a graduation is the perfect time to do that.