Congratulations on your recent engagement! If you’re looking to buy a gift for your fiancée, whether to celebrate your upcoming wedding, to show your love or for her birthday, knowing what to choose can be tough. If she is of Irish descent or she loves anything that’s from the Emerald Isle, fear not: we’ve put together the best Irish gift ideas to give your loved one…
Originally made for fishermen and farmers, Aran is a traditional Irish stitching technique that is used to this day around the world. Not only is it water repellent, but it can absorb almost 30% of its weight before it starts to feel wet. That’s because the technique requires a natural wool fiber, creating comfortable, breathable garments that draw vapor away from the skin and into the air. Treat your partner to a traditional jumper or cardigan to keep her warm.
There’s nothing better than a piece of traditional jewelry to signify your love for your partner and your commitment to marriage. If you’re a long way off your big day yet, why not treat your fiancée to some Celtic cross jewelry? This can not only be a token of your relationship but bring your partner closer to her religion at one of the most important times in her life.
There’s no better start to the day than a traditional Irish breakfast! If your fiancée loves her food, then she’ll be grateful for an Irish breakfast hamper, packed with all of the necessary ingredients to prepare a tasty Irish breakfast, as well as some authentic Barry’s tea. Better yet, you can prepare an Irish Fry for your loved one, surprising her on a weekend morning.
Celebrate your loved one’s Irish roots with a unique Irish family crest. Such crests can be purchased online, where a researcher will find out more about the family’s surname and display it with a unique crest, offering a meaning of the family name and its heritage.
Your partner can proudly display her maiden or newly married name in her home, or pass into onto her parents and loved ones as a thank you for bringing her up to be so special.
A trip to Ireland
If your loved one is such a big fan of Ireland, why not treat them to a visit? With 100s of flights to Ireland leaving the United States every day, and thousands of hotel rooms, Airbnb rooms and luxury accommodation to choose from, there’s no reason why you can’t take a quick trip to the country before you get married; or, better yet, make it your honeymoon. From the Giant’s Causeway and Titanic Belfast to the breathtaking Ring of Kerry, you’ll be spoiled for choice; plan an itinerary before you get going to make the most of your trip.
There you have it – some of the best traditional Irish gift ideas that you can give to your fiancée. Let us know what you end up buying, and check back soon for more gift guides.