The novelty factor is not to be underestimated

You may seen some of the novelty gift shops on a vacation to Ireland while strolling down O’Connell Street in Dublin, St. Patrick’s Street in Cork or the Duty Free stores in one of Ireland’s airports. There are often many stereotypes associated with such stores and the Irish gifts available to purchase in them but […]

Time to start planning those special Christmas gifts

For many it’s a time for ghosts and pumpkins as the ‘frightful’ Halloween season is upon us.  It’s also a time of the year when store fronts and retail areas begin their festive transformation as the busy Christmas period fast approaches. Halloween often signals a time at which  many people turn their attention to the task of Christmas shopping. […]

Commemorate Saint Patrick’s Day with a traditional Irish Gift

The first green shoots of spring time are beginning to emerge across Ireland and this is typically a time of the year when those resident in the Emerald Isle and the vast Diaspora across the globe look forward with eager anticipation for the celebrations to honour the country’s patron saint… St. Patrick. Aside from getting into […]

The allure of jewelry as a gift of choice for many occasions

Christmas may be well and truly over, but shopping for gifts online is a year round activity which isn’t constricted by the day of the week or time of the day. From random acts of generosity, to birthdays, anniversaries (wedding, relationship etc), honouring momentous occasions (moving house) to special events/holidays, there is always time for […]

The benefits of online shopping for Christmas gifts

For many the lead up to Christmas can be a frantic period with the purchase of gifts for family and loved ones paramount on the agenda. To ease one’s anxiety in this regard, online Christmas shopping has become increasingly prevalent with many people choosing to purchase their Irish gifts online as an alternative to the more traditional […]

Holidays: the perfect opportunity to buy that unique gift (Part 2)

As each country has its own rich culture and heritage, much of its individuality can often be seen in the local food, drink, products and crafts. Think of Ireland and the traditional Irish gifts of aran sweaters (traditionally knitted and made in the remote Aran islands), the aforementioned claddagh rings and celtic jewelry (which take […]