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Put a little green in your Christmas with some cool Irish gifts. Photo by: Google Images

An Irish Christmas Gift Guide for 2013

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Put a little green in your Christmas with some cool Irish gifts. Photo by: Google Images

This men’s heavyweight Irish Aran Sweater is a fine example of the sweater’s appeal.  Made to withstand the bracing cold of the harsh island winters, this strong, durable fabric is wrinkle resistant and machine washable. But the defining feature of any Aran sweater is the Irish knit patterns, with each distinctive pattern representing something unique. The honeycomb design featured on this sweater is often associated with the sweet rewards of an honest day’s work. A practical blend of form and function, it’s sure to appeal to the busy bee in your life.

Ladies Irish Aram Cardigan.
Ladies Irish Aram Cardigan.

For something a little more fashionable there’s this Ladies Irish Aran Cardigan.  It wraps around the wearer and is fastened in place by a single hardwood button, which combined with the draped collar offers a casual feel. Despite its loose fit, like all Aran sweaters it is knitted from high quality wool that retains body heat while repelling moisture. Finally, the patchwork arrangement exhibits several traditional Irish knit patterns. With its laid-back look and warm, comfortable fit, it’s no wonder that this sweater is a top seller.

Ladies Aran Cable Hooded Cardigan.
Ladies Aran Cable Hooded Cardigan.   

When looking to give an Irish Aran Sweater as a gift, both the men’s heavyweight sweater and the ladies cardigan are timeless classics. However, because everyone has their own personal tastes, the sweaters are also available in a variety of styles and colors. For those who prefer something a little different, there’s this Irish aran cable hooded cardigan. Much like Aran sweaters are based on clothing worn by fisherman in the British Isles for centuries, this apparel offers a new twist on an old favorite. It’s longer than average and features a zipper instead of the usual buttons, as well as a hood and pockets. A bold charcoal color adds the finishing touch. Despite its somewhat unconventional appearance, the cable knit pattern and high quality wool material clearly indicate that it’s still part of a proud Irish tradition.

As the items featured here have demonstrated, Ireland has served as inspiration for hundreds of terrific gift ideas. From the sister who enjoys winter hikes to the stylish niece to the cousin who spends his weekends cheering on his favorite team, an Irish gift brings joy and happiness to all. So this holiday season, when you’re making a list and checking it twice, remember to think Ireland!

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