Making the most of Saint Patrick’s day can be a lot of fun: if you have Irish ancestry, why not get into the spirit of things by planning a little gift-giving that celebrates Irish culture?
Finding perfect gifts for Saint Paddy’s Day doesn’t have to cost a lot; there are plenty of creative ways to honor your heritage and still make March 17th feel special.
If you have small children, you can get creative and plan a little Irish party on the big day! Cookies, crafts, and face-painting can be great ways to create an inexpensive celebration that is fun for little ones.
If you’re interested in giving gifts to an older demographic, there are some exquisite Irish jewelry designs available – and they won’t break the bank.
Often, giving a special gift of Irish jewelry to a mother, sister, grandmother (or brother!) can be a wonderful way to embrace the spirit of the occasion.
We’ve put together some fun tips and tricks for gift-giving and celebrating this Saint Patrick’s Day. Add you own ideas to put a personal spin on this joyous (and very Irish) holiday!
Family Fun –
With small children, making it all creative is the best strategy. You can go to the library and find books about leprechauns and other creatures from Irish myth and fable – then have a reading circle where everyone enjoys the stories.
To add more fun to a Saint Patrick’s Day Party for your family, bake cookies in Shamrock shapes and let your children frost them with buttercream icing that you’ve colored bright green; adding little sprinkles and goodies to the cookies will get your children excited about helping!
For gift ideas, consider little “pots of gold” filled with chocolate money wrapped in gold foil – this is an economical way to create a sense of fun. If you worry about too much sugar, print out some drawings of leprechauns and pots of gold and staple them together for an original Saint Patrick’s Day coloring book. Little packs of crayons can round out the gift.
Face-painting (shamrocks, of course) is also a great way to enjoy the holiday with children – it makes for great photos, too.
Grown-Up Gift Ideas –
Ideas For Men…
For men, a six-pack of Guinness Stout or a “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” T-shirt can be perfect gifts (if slightly predictable). If you’re looking for something more sophisticated and long-lasting, consider a stylish piece of men’s jewelry.
Today’s Celtic men’s designs offer handcrafted quality, and they always feature the rugged, masculine symbols of Irish lore and mythology.
For Saint Patrick’s Day, a sleek silver and rubber Celtic bracelet engraved with traditional interlace (knot work) will really capture the Irish spirit.
The symbols of the Celts often illustrate themes of spirituality, eternity, and love…to honor the acheivements of Ireland’s patron saint on March 17th, nothing could be more appropriate…
Saint Patrick’s Day is all about fun; most people associate the holiday with parades, parties, pubs, and funny hats. To find the perfect gift for a woman this Saint Paddy’s Day, look for something as bright and colorful as the holiday itself.
This “100 %” Irish charm is the perfect gift idea for her, and it is surprisingly affordable as well. Crafted of fine silver and shining enamel, it really adds visual impact to any charm bracelet.
The Irish flag is recreated in colorful orange, green, and white on one side of this square charm, which is sure to become a real conversation piece.
On the other side of the charm, the Star and Stripes are represented, along with the words, “Born U.S.”. This is the perfect charm for a proud Irish-American!
For a great gift she’ll be proud to wear on Saint Patrick’s Day (and every day), give her this distinctive piece of jewelry.
If you want to start a new charm bracelet for her and fill it with beautiful, meaningful Irish charms, have a look at our Tara’s Diary Collection. Every piece we offer for sale is handcrafted in the Emerald Isle.