If you love jetting off to the Emerald Isles, you’ll know just how beautiful and enchanting the country really is, where legend and reality come together. Often voted as one of the best places in the world to visit, Ireland should be at the top of your bucket list if you’ve yet to visit. And when you do, make sure you pick up these souvenirs to remind you of your trip…
If you love chocolate, then you’ll be spoilt for choice in Ireland. The country is home to some of the world’s most famous chocolate manufacturers, and their bars are super delicious as they use super creamy milk. Head to a local chocolatier for some homemade blocks, or opt for Butlers Chocolate if you buy from a mainstream brand. Extra baggage will be required!
The Aran knitting method dates back hundreds of years, where families would knit clothing for their fishermen and farming husbands. Today, the technique is still as impressive as ever and makes for comfortable, stylish clothing that you’ll want to wear for years to come. Pick up a sweater, scarf, or hat, and you’ll remember the country whenever you’re feeling chilly.
Ireland is home to incredible jewelers and alongside Claddagh rings, we recommend picking up some Celtic cross Jewelry. Every piece is hallmarked by the Irish Assay Office in Dublin Castle and handmade in the country, so you can wear a piece of Ireland wherever you go.
Though Scotland may come to mind first when you think about whiskey, Ireland is also a fine maker of the drink. From Teeling and Jameson to Bushmills, Redbreast, Green Spot and Writers Tears, there’s something for everyone. Pick up a couple of bottles at duty-free before you return home, and experience the difference. And if you’re in the mood for an authentic Irish experience at home, a couple of handmade Irish whiskey tumblers won’t harm, either.
Ireland is home to some truly renowned artists, so if you’re looking for a unique souvenir that you won’t be able to find anywhere else, check out one of the country’s many art galleries or exhibitions where you can pick up a one-of-the-kind canvas that reminds you of the country.
If you’re sick of wearing the same mainstream department store fragrances every day, why not take home an Irish perfume? Head to Howth Market (every Saturday and Sunday throughout the year) and try out a local perfumer to see what they’ve got on offer. You might just find your new favorite scent, and you can have it flown in so you always smell your best.
These six souvenirs are only the tip of the iceberg; whatever you end up buying on your next trip to Ireland, we wish you the very best of luck and hope you have a fabulous time.