10 great IRISH gift ideas for CHRISTMAS

What better present to give someone than the gift of a little piece of Ireland this festive season?

10 Irish gift ideas for Christmas.

The festive season is upon us. Christmas tunes are ringing out from the radio on your drive to work; cities are lit up with sparkly lights and decorations; and Christmas Markets are brightening our evenings.

When it comes to Christmas gifts, it can be a chore deciding what to get each member of your family, friends, colleagues, and more.

So, let us help you make your Christmas shopping a little easier this year with these ten incredible and unique Irish gift ideas for Christmas.

10. A Claddagh ring – a classic Irish gift

A hand wearing a Claddagh ring.

For the people in your life who appreciate Celtic culture, especially wearing it, then why not consider a delicate Celtic ring as one of your Irish gift ideas for Christmas this year?

The classic Claddagh ring is a piece of Irish jewellery that is worn and appreciated by people all over the world. What makes the Claddagh so interesting is that how you wear it reflects your love status.

9. Funny socks from Born & Bred – a unique gift from the north

Funny socks from Born and Bred are one of the best Irish gift ideas for Christmas.
Credit: Born & Bred

If you’re looking for a gift for someone with ties to Belfast and the north, something from Born & Bred is always a good shout.

For example, their hilarious range of socks adorned with Belfastisms and expressions that sure to make the receiver chuckle.

Our favourites are the classic ‘ATS US NAI’ socks, which come in a number of different colours, as well as the ‘ULSTER SAYS YEO’ range. The selection is broad and hilarious, so there’s something for everyone.

8. An Irish American T-shirt – for those proud of their Irishness

T-shirts reading "American grown with Irish roots" and "Irish American".
Credit: Meanwhile in Ireland

The perfect Irish gift for Christmas for the Irish Americans in your life is an Irish American T-shirt from Meanwhile in Ireland’s excellent range.

Give someone the gift of wearing their Irishness proudly on their chests with ‘The 51st State’ T-shirt or the ‘Irish Grown American Roots’ T-shirt, the perfect gift for friends and family living outside the Emerald Isle.

7. Map of Ireland necklace – for lovers of delicate jewellery

A map of Ireland necklace is one of the best Irish gift ideas for Christmas.

Give someone the gift of Ireland around their neck with this beautiful, delicate Map of Ireland pendant necklace in either silver or gold.

This is a great gift for someone who appreciates dainty and delicate jewellery that tells a story. This necklace tells people of an affinity for the Emerald Isle.

6. An Irish City Landmark Mug – perfect for a colleague

A person holding a mug depicting Dublin landmarks.
Credit: Meanwhile in Ireland

A quick and easy gift for a colleague or a Secret Santa present for when you don’t know someone that well, get them an Irish City Landmark Mug for their favourite Irish city.

The Meanwhile in Ireland shop has mugs for Dublin, Belfast, Galway, Cork, and more.

5. A hand-poured Irish candle – fill your house with the smells of Ireland

An hand-poured Irish candle is one of the best Irish gift ideas for Christmas.
Credit: The Bearded Candle Makers

The Bearded Candle Makers make bespoke, hand-poured candles out of their studio in County Down. Their candle creation focuses on personal memories and histories to bring their customers completely original scents.

From ‘A Real Turf Fire’ to ‘Midnight Mass’, these candles will ignite a feeling of nostalgia that’s buried somewhere in your memories.

4. Open Hand Heart Ring – a great alternative to the Claddagh

An open hand heart Claddagh ring and a hand wearing the ring.
Credit: Meanwhile in Ireland

Let’s say the person you want to buy a gift for already has a Claddagh ring. Well, then this beautiful Sterling Silver Open Hand Heart Ring is the perfect alternative.

If you’re looking for Irish gift ideas for Christmas that will bring something a little different, this could be a great choice.

3. A County Guide to Ireland – the perfect gift for someone living away from home

A county guide poster is one of the best Irish gift ideas for Christmas.

If the person you are buying a gift for has links to a particular region or county in Ireland, then these County Guide to Ireland prints from Ireland Before You Die are the perfect choice.

These prints detail the map of Ireland with only the specific region and its county colours coloured in. Available in multiple different sizes, this is a guaranteed hit with your Irish family living abroad.

2. An Irish TV show mug – Father Ted, Derry Girls & more

Born and Bred mugs featuring Sister Michael from Derry Girls and Ted Hastings from Line of Duty.
Credit: Born & Bred

From Father Ted to Derry Girls, these Irish TV show-inspired mugs from Born & Bred are the perfect gift for those who appreciate the hilarity of Irish television.

1. A unique piece of Irish art – something to hold on to forever

A unique piece of Irish art is one of the best Irish gift ideas for Christmas.

Top on our list of Irish gift ideas for Christmas is a unique piece of Irish artwork from Ireland Before You Die’s incredible collection.

This collection of prints includes artwork of Trinity College, Dunluce Castle, Mussenden Temple, the Mournes, and so much more, so you can choose a piece that makes sense for the person receiving your gift.

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