If your holiday shopping experiences are anything like ours, finding that perfect gift for your family and friends can become the nightmare before Christmas.
But never fear! Every day for 12 days, IrishCentral is bringing you gift inspiration and exclusive deals from ShamrockGift.com.
ShamrockGift is a US-based site specializing in authentic, unique gifts from the Emerald Isle and they have a great selection, from Aran sweaters to bags of Tayto crisps, ensuring that you’ll easily find something for all your Irish loved ones – or even for yourself!
Using the code “12 Days” readers will get a 12% discount on either of these lovely Aran cardigans - two of the most popular items from ShamrockGift.
The other deals so far include: Irish knit scarves, gorgeous Aran sweaters, two trendy ways to wear your Irish heritage, the perfect Irish winter attire, all the fixings for a full Irish breakfast, limited edition Celtic design jewelry, classic Irish jumpers for him and for her, other special Irish-designed presents, and fun stocking stuffers.
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Deriving its name from an archipelago off the coast of Ireland, Aran sweaters have a rich history, symbolizing Irish clan heritage and the fishermen and farmers who first wore them. This beautifully textured Cable Knit Sweater Coat is an example of this proud ancestry, displaying multiple cable patterns in keeping with Aran knitwear, each pattern representing a different aspect of Irish culture. The decorative plaited pattern that graces the front of this sweater much like a vertical stripe, for instance, embellishes the sleeves and the capacious patch pockets as well, exemplifying the interwoven strands of life. Meanwhile, the moss stitch, depicting growth and abundance, partners with the blackberry stitch, illustrating nature, to add to the overall beauty of this sweater as well as to its sartorial story.
This mélange of tradition and history blends wonderfully with the contemporary flair offered by this Cable Knit Sweater Coat. With full-length sleeves and its longer length, this sweater provides the look of a coat along with the comfort and ease of a sweater. The wide, flared collar is anchored by a hardwood button on each side, a nod to the Irish tradition of adorning clothing with wooden buttons. Two deep pockets further enhance the look of this sweater and are perfect for warming hands on a chilly day or for providing a hands-free means of transporting small necessities.
Combining the cozy warmth of a sweater with the versatility of a jacket, this Aran cardigan is composed of merino wool for a silky smooth finish against your skin. Available in a natural color that remains true to the famed sheep’s wool, it provides you with a neutral hue that can be mixed and matched with various colors to create chic outfits. Highlighting the traditional designs of Irish knitwear, it includes a cowl neck for added warmth as well as two spacious pockets to protect your hands or hold your must-have items. Timeless and elegant, it would make a stunning addition to any woman’s wardrobe.
Boasting a classic Irish design, it features the beloved Aran cable weave. Closely related to the Aran culture, the cable stitch resembles fishing ropes. As the tradition goes, this cable design conveys warm wishes for a fruitful and rewarding day. While originally designed to tell one’s unique story, the modern-day cable knit is a classic symbol of timeless sophistication.