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A tasteful edit of Irish gifts for men, the majority of them made in Ireland, for the discerning male in your life.
If you’re searching for Irish gifts for men, you may have already noticed that there are a lot of poor quality, mass-produced items in circulation out there. As an Irish person, this upsets me, as it does little to give credit to many of the wonderful artisanal, and often family run, businesses in Ireland (or those with strong associations with Ireland). I’ve combed through countless products out there and come up with this edit of Irish gifts for him, to help you to find that perfect present that is in good taste.
I’ve done my very best to include as many Irish run companies as possible, with the majority of products featured in this guide made in Ireland. There are, however, a couple that have been produced outside of the Emerald Isle that I have included due to the quality in craftsmanship and/or novel element they bring too. Let it be said now, but there will be no “luck of the Irish” or “if found, return to pub” emblazoned items found in this piece!
This post includes a wide selection of Irish gifts, ranging from things like Irish hats for men, some cool t-shirts and rather unique wooden, hand grafted gift (read on to find out what it is). I’ve stuck with sites that most will be familiar with – Amazon & Etsy – as you’ll likely have experience with and confidence in their shipping and fulfilment processes. If you really are looking for something unique, and especially if you are looking for something that is handcrafted, I would encourage you to lean more to Etsy in your search.
Irish gifts for men – quick picks to help you find what you need
If you’re short on time and are looking for some quick Irish gifts for him options, here are a few to have you covered:
|Irish gift for men||Who to buy for||Price|
|Mucros Weavers Trinity Irish Flat cap||A stylish man who has a contemporary style||$$||BUY HERE|
|Irish fire-scented candle||An Irish man who is away from home||$||BUY HERE|
|Aran Crafts Irish wool sweater for men||A casual dresser looking for a practical item||$$$||BUY HERE|
|Mens Irish Donegal Tweed Slippers||Perfect for your Dad/grandad||$$||BUY HERE|
|Handmade Wooden Razor in Irish bog oak||A man who appreciates craftwork, or who likes unique things||$$||BUY HERE|
|Irish Weather Socks||Someone you don’t know that well, or as a stocking filler||$||BUY HERE|
Irish hats for men
Traditional Irish caps for men come in the form of tweed which is a wool patterned fabric that Ireland (and Scotland) has become famous for. This particular tweed cap is handmade by a small business in Ireland. It comes in a variety of colours but I particularly like this green color with gold checks, which makes it a very smart looking Irish hat with timeless style to add to any stylish gentleman’s wardrobe.
Mucros Weavers is an Irish company that makes some great Irish wool caps for men. Set in the romantic location of the world-famous Muckross House, Mucros Weavers is located in one of Ireland’s most recognized heritage attractions. This beautiful men’s flat cap has been designed by master weaver John Cahill and is made from 100% wool. This particular cap is a modern take on traditional Irish wool caps for men keeping the look more contemporary and less twee, making it the ideal gift for a man with discerning style!
This beanie style hat is an excellent gift if you’re looking for more relaxed Irish hats for men than the traditional flat cap. Made from 100% Merino wool, this hat is seriously toasty, and is made using traditional Irish Aran stiches, which are thought to bring luck, success and health to the wearer. This hat is from the Aran Crafts line of West End Knitwear and is produced locally in Co. Kildare, Ireland.
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Irish jewelry for men: Celtic gifts for him – necklaces and Irish rings for men
Made in Dublin, Ireland these Irish Claddagh rings for men make for a perfect Celtic gift, and are hallmark stamped at Dublin Castle. The ring is crafted from quality silver and has been designed to fit the male hand – women’s Claddagh rings can be a little more slimmer profile – with this ring featuring a thick dimension and a puffed heart.
Gold Irish Claddagh Ring – *perfect if you’re looking for Irish wedding rings for men*
Claddagh rings have, over the years, been used as Irish wedding bands for men. This is because symbolically, the design of the ring represents love, loyalty and friendship, with the classic design of Claddagh rings including two hands (friendship) clasped around a heart (true love) that is topped with a crown (loyalty), therefore making it a very fitting gift to give to your partner. The Irish Celtic rings for men made by this Etsy store are beautiful and unique and come with the option of personal engraving too to include details such as initials or dates on the ring.
It can be tricky to find a ‘cool’ Celtic necklace for men, but I think that this one fits the bill. Just like in the picture, it’s perfect for throwing over a white t-shirt to add an extra little something to a plain outfit. The material used in this necklace is bronze, which gives it a more low key look and the design featured is the traditional Celtic Trinity knot, which has its origins in pagan design and is made to represent unity and eternal spiritual life, in that the design has no beginning and no end. A great option if you’re searching for Celtic gifts for men!
Irish clothing for men
These great Aran Irish wool sweaters for men come in a range of colours, including the traditional ‘natural’, or cream shade – although I think the oat shade in the featured image is a lovely take on the traditional colour. These Irish sweaters for men feature the traditional Irish stitch patterns and are made in Ireland from 100% Merino Irish wool, meaning they are very warm and will last for years if cared for.
As an Irish person, I usually have a strong aversion to the reference of leprechauns but for once, this Leprechaun emblazoned t-shirt did not boil my blood! If the recipient of your gift would prefer Irish shirts for men that are not the usual, cliché ones, then this t-shirt with eye-catching design is a great choice for them.
You may need to tread a little carefully with this one, as the term ‘Paddy’ can sometimes be misconstrued, but if you’re looking for funny Irish shirts for men then I thought that this was quite a witty play on words and couldn’t help but have a titter at it myself! This t-shirt is designed in Belfast and offers something a little different to your typical, overdone “kiss me I’m Irish” t-shirts that feature heavily in the funny gifts category.
These college style sweaters are a nice, retro alternative to Irish hoodies for men. Coming in a range of colours (there are also a couple of other cities available from the store too), it’s a more subtle nod to the Emerald Isle than your average Irish sweaters for men.
Slippers, a timeless classic and the perfect gift for a wide range of men! This pair are handmade in Ireland and are made from Donegal Tweed – Donegal tweed is a distinct flecked pattern that derives from original tweed cloths – and are lined with sheepskin to keep toes extra toasty in colder months. The sole is also durable and is cushioned with foam and lined with leather.
Some more Irish gifts for him
These lovely, masculine scented candles are great Irish made gifts for him. Made to invoke one of the most distinct fragrances of Ireland – the Irish turf fire – these candles contain notes of Amber, Tobacco, Peat, Moss and Birch Tar and are hand poured in small batches in a located in the foothills of the Mourne Mountains, Ireland. Made with 100% natural wax, burn time on these candles is 30-40 hours.
This book is packed with fascinating trivia facts about Ireland, making it a rather interesting one as Irish presents for him go. He’ll learn things that he never knew before, such as why Ireland is called the Emerald Isle, who St. Patrick really was, what happened when the Vikings invaded Ireland, how the Irish got their name, and so much more.
If you’re looking for unique Irish gifts for men, then these handmade wooden razors made from 4,000 year old Irish bog oak make a great present for the discerning gentleman. These creative Irish gifts are made in Ireland and take standard double edge blades which can be bought at any good chemist. This is a gift that is sure to leave a good impression.
If your man is a fan of Irish whiskey, then enamel mugs like this one make great Irish gift ideas for him. Perfect for those occasions when he may fancy a tipple and finds himself wanting a sturdy container, this cup is great for bringing outdoors – so think camping trips, barbeques etc!
Wall art makes for some great Irish gift ideas for men, and this retro travel print is both tasteful and rather cool. It comes in a range of different sizes and also in a range of different formats – including as a more basic poster, framed in wood, or printed onto a stretched canvas.
What can be more Irish than a nod to our changeable weather? Socks like these ones make great funny Irish gifts for him, as they’re likely to please the masses. They also make good Irish Christmas gifts for him too, as they are the perfect item to be used as a stocking filler, or for something like a Secret Santa in the workplace. An extra bonus, is that this is a small Irish business, too.
As Irish gift ideas for men go, then provided that the man you are buying for drinks spirits, then you can’t go too far wrong with a hipflask. This leak-proof, Jameson branded hipflask comes with an integrated steel lid (so he won’t lose it), as well as a handy little funnel and that oh-so-useful collapsible shot glass – making this hipflask very portable! These hipflasks would also make good Irish Christmas gifts for men, as they’re perfect to pop into a stocking or give someone for Secret Santa.
I think most men dream of having their own little bar, snug, or man cave and this retro Guinness sign is a necessity for any Irish loving man who harbours visions of creating his own perfect, dedicated space. Comes pre-drilled for handy fitting.
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