It’s cold out, and Christmas is getting closer and closer. What can you wrap up to show some love to friends and family with Irish roots? Given the cool, wet climate of Ireland, it isn’t really a surprise that so many traditional Irish gifts make great Christmas presents anywhere in the world where December is cold. Who doesn’t love a bit of luxury and pampering in the middle of winter? Here are few ideas for gifts that will be treasured for years to come.
Irish Gifts to Stay Cozy Indoors…
- Is there anything more appealing than curling up in a soft throw blanket on the couch this time of year? A merino wool is both stylish and snuggly without being at all scratchy as some types of wool can be. Marino sheep produce exceptionally soft wool because the fibres are much finer than other wools. A Foxford merino wool throw blanket is a Christmas present that subtly reflects Irish culture while also being very practical. It sends a message that the recipient deserves to relax and indulge in style.
- The Irish are famous for our love of tea, so why not gift someone with a gorgeous Irish tea set or mug? There’s no better way to enjoy a hot cuppa than with a teapot and cup featuring a beautiful Irish design. Whether is it a delicate Belleek piece or a fun and festive mug, it tells the recipient to enjoy the everyday. You can even get personalized mugs with a choice of Irish motifs. A shamrock tea-for-one set is a lovely Irish Christmas gift to remind a busy parent or friend to take a break.
And Outdoors in Any Weather
- For those who enjoy venturing out in the cold, nothing combines heritage and practicality quite like an Aran knit sweater. The distinctive, elaborate patterns provide extra insulation on winter days while also celebrating the rugged spirit of the west of Ireland. These sweaters harken back to the hearty souls who set out on the wild Atlantic in little curragh boats to feed their families, wearing gorgeous sweaters knit by the women who loved them and prayed for their safety at sea. More than just an article of clothing, Aran sweaters reflect love and heritage. Today, you can choose from a dazzling range of Aran knit pullovers and cardigans for men and women as well as hats and scarves.
- Sometimes when you are out on a cold winter day, a wee sip of something to warm your spirits is a real treat. Whether hiking through the snow or cheering on your old school football team, a stunning flask with a little drink of your favorite beverage at hand is just the bit of luxury you want. Premium stainless steel hip flasks make wonderful Irish gifts when personalized with a coat of arms.
This Christmas, celebrate the season by treating your loved ones to luxurious Irish gifts for Christmas. Let them know you want them to enjoy the luxury and indulgence of the holiday season all winter.