Shopping for Irish souvenirs is a huge pleasure: not only will you always find something beautiful, meaningful, or even delicious, but it will also be within your budget no matter how little money you have. If you're thinking about going on a trip to Ireland and want to bring back home some souvenirs, or you're just looking for gift ideas for your friends and family, here are a few fun suggestions:

 

Guinness Merchandise

The Guinness Storehouse is a must-see for anyone visiting Dublin. According to Wikipedia, since its opening in 2000, the museum of the legendary Irish brewery has attracted over 20 million visitors. Not only you can learn about the process of making beer, but also buy beer bottles, mugs, t-shirts, caps, and even Christmas decorations. And, just as their slogan says, „Guinness is Good For You”!

An Irish flat cap

If you are not planning to visit Ireland anytime soon but would like to buy Irish Flat caps, go to https://www.exclusivelyirish.com/product-category/mens/irish-flat-caps/ to find a great assortment of Irish flat caps. We all know how difficult it could be to find presents for your male friends.  An Irish flat hat, however, is a timeless classic that fits everybody! Usually made of tweed, wool, or cotton, it keeps the warmth, is trendy, and can be worn with both a relaxed and a formal outfit, making it the ideal gift for someone whose style you are unsure of.  

Aran Sweater

A bit on the pricey side, an Aran sweater is another ageless item that fits everybody regardless of their style. A traditional off-white sweater is indeed expensive, but it is worth every cent since it is hand-knit from sheep’s wool, water-resistant, and simply beautiful. If you visit the Aran Islands (lucky you!), you can purchase an authentic Aran sweater straight from its original source.

A book

Ireland is the homeland of many well-known writers and poets such as James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, W.B. Yeats, and many others. Be it the famous „Ullyses”, „Dubliners”, or  „The Portrait of Dorian Gray” or a less famous novel or poem volume, a book from an Irish publishing house is a great present for your old-soul friends who are passionate about literature.

Milk chocolate

If you're short on cash but still want to get some souvenirs for your loved ones, a Cadbury, Skelligs, or Butlers Irish milk chocolate is unquestionably the best choice.  These chocolates, made with rich local milk, are one-of-a-kind on the market and unlike anything you will ever find in other countries. Be sure to catch a couple of them; you and your friends will not be disappointed.

Whiskey

Last, but not least, a bottle of traditional Irish whiskey is always a good gift for your mates that know to appreciate qualitative alcohol. Not many know that the term „whiskey” originally comes from Ireland and means „water of life”, so it is quite obvious that when it comes to this type of alcohol, the Irish know what they’re doing.  A bottle of Jameson, Teeling, and Bushmills is a go-to choice.

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