It’s fair to assume that for your upcoming trip to Ireland that you’ve got everything planned – right? You’ve probably booked some lovely accommodation, picked a few great spots to eat and drink and put together a long list of all the sites you want to visit!
Perhaps one thing you haven’t thought of though is the souvenirs. Whether it’s for you as a nice memento or for someone you’ll be leaving behind, you need to make sure you get something special.
Anyone can wander into a souvenir store and pick up any old t-shirt or fridge magnet, but what if you want something more unique? There are plenty of great items you choose from, so to help, we’ve put together a handy list for you – just make sure you leave some space in your bag.
Make sure you add these stunning Irish souvenirs to your wish list!
Celtic jewelry is steeped in tradition and there are so many different pieces that you can choose from! This means you can buy an authentic piece of Irish culture for anyone – even yourself.
Here are some pieces to consider:
There are few gifts more special, or more traditional, than a Claddagh Ring. An iconic symbol of Irish culture, the Claddagh Ring represents love, friendship, and loyalty. If you’d like to make this gift extra special, why not add your birthstone’?
Celtic Crosses are deeply symbolic pieces of unisex jewelry. They come in a variety of different designs, so you’ll be able to find the perfect one for you.
If you’re looking for something more subtle, why not purchase some Celtic cufflinks? The perfect small memento of your Irish holiday.
Irish Designed Clothing
There are few things worse than a tacky souvenir that takes up space in your suitcase that slowly makes its way into your bin. Why not buy something that’s practical, stylish, and celebrates Irish Culture? Sounds like a great souvenir right?
A Traditional Aran Sweater is as stylish as it is comfortable. In days gone by, these sweaters were once knitted by women living on the three Aran islands for their husbands. A proper Aran sweater can absorb up to 30% of its weight before you begin to feel wet, making it ideal for a rainy day too! They come in a variety of styles to suit any gender or taste.
Alternatively, for something a bit smaller, a locally designed and made Flat Cap is another excellent souvenir. These are always in fashion and can be worn in casual and formal settings. They make both a great souvenir or a nice way to remember your time spent in Ireland.