5 Irish gift ideas to give your girlfriend after a trip
If you’re planning a trip to Ireland with your friends or family and want to treat the lady in your life to something special, whether it’s your wife, your mom, or your girlfriend, we’ve got you covered. Though you’ll no doubt spend time perusing the many high streets and markets in the country, we’ve rounded up the best gift Irish ideas so you know what to look out for…
You might not have considered clothing when you first step foot in Ireland, but the truth is that the country offers an abundance of options for those who want to wrap up warm. If you know your girlfriend is always cold, why not treat her to a traditional piece of knitwear, like a sweater made using the Irish Aran technique? Shop around and look for a piece that has been made with love – handmade garments are more expensive, but much better quality.
Another popular gift idea to give to your girlfriend is a Claddagh ring. There are a whole host of brands on the market, but the best offer handmade jewelry that has been hallmarked at the Irish Assay Office in Dublin Castle. Again, we recommend doing your research and perhaps even buying your jewelry online to avoid mass-produced jewelry that is designed for tourists. It makes sense to invest in a quality item that will last for years.
If your partner couldn’t make it to Ireland for your latest trip, then consider taking home some traditional Irish food that you can enjoy together. Of course, we’re not suggesting that you take home some coddle or Irish Stew in your hand luggage, but you can take home some of the country’s popular Tayto crisps, Skelligs hand-produced chocolates, and even a fancy Lily O’Briens gift set. Hey; it gives you an excuse to sample some sweet treats before you buy!
We recommend buying alcoholic drinks at the airport or on the airplane to save on your hand luggage allowance and ensure the bottle stays in one piece. Tullamore D.E.W is the original triple distilled, triple blend whiskey, created by Daniel E. Williams. He reportedly worked his way up from a stable boy of the distillery to become the owner, and today his family owns one of the most iconic whiskey brands in the world. Buy a bottle or two to enjoy as a couple.
Finally, why not treat your partner to a traditional good luck charm? Horseshoes are sold everywhere in Ireland and can be hung in gardens, greenhouses, and living rooms to give off some good luck and remind you of your recent trip. Some gift shops will engrave your initials onto a horseshoe for a romantic and thoughtful gift, immortalizing your love for your partner.
There you have it – some great gift ideas for the lady in your life. Let us know your thoughts on these suggestions and check back soon for more amazing content from our website.