The Complete Guide to St. Patrick’s Day Gifts for Everyone
In The Ultimate Gift Guide we bring you all the best advice on gifting, whether you need something to share for the holidays, bring to an event, or gift just because. There’s an old saying that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. This March 17, you don’t need to wear green or eat corned beef and cabbage, or drink a pint of green beer. Freda Hayes of Blarney Woolen Mills, an Irish goods store in Blarney, Ireland, tells us that you can pass on the luck of the Irish by gifting something green. “Shamrock grows freely in the gardens of Ireland,” Hayes says about those little green clovers, “but there is probably a garden center near you that sells shamrock plants.” She also recommends a home celebration that includes “plenty of Irish music and dancing and lots of traditional Irish food on the table.” She suggests serving up heaping amounts of traditional Irish stew and lots of potatoes. To further spruce up your St. Patrick’s Day celebration, we’ve put together a list of gift ideas to get your loved ones in the green spirit. charcuterie board worthy of a spring picnic. You might just get lucky and find a four-leaf clover in the grass! St. Patrick’s Good Luck Pot. IrishCentral and the Irish Tree Council , the Irish Heritage Tree program will plant a tree in County Tipperary, Ireland – in between Limerick and Kilkenny – in that person’s honor and send you a certificate of dedication. “IrishCentral actually launched the Irish Heritage Tree [in 2020],” says Toby McCoy, spokesperson for Irish Heritage Tree. “We reflected on all the Irish around the world who would be unable to make their annual visit and envisioned this endeavor as a way for them to connect with Ireland by planting a tree in honor of a loved one or in celebration of a family occasion or holiday.” The organization hopes to plant 100,000 trees in various locations of Ireland this year.