st patricks day shamrocks

For one tiny island on the edge of Europe, Ireland has made a huge impact all over the world. The rich culture and history of Ireland is legendary, the landscape is unforgettable and the people have left a lasting mark in hearts all over the world. Irish around the world along with all those with Irish ancestry or those who just have a love for Irish people and culture join in the fun on the 17th of March to celebrate the country’s patron saint, St. Patrick, famous for banishing the snakes from Ireland. St. Patrick’s Day is a day like no other.

If you are looking for a great gift idea for someone who has a true appreciation for St. Patrick’s Day, Kilkenny Design is an Irish store where you can get a huge range of Irish brands that showcase the best of Ireland. There are so many great ideas for St. Patrick’s Day gifts from Irish souvenirs to top quality Irish crystal. Here’s our top 10 list of St. Patrick’s Day gift ideas.

pint of guinness

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Why not commemorate the festive atmosphere with merchandise from Ireland’s favourite stout? It’s perfect for the Guinness lover you know to celebrate in style this year! Choose a t-shirt, sweater or super convenient bottle opener.

making a sweater

No trip to Ireland would be complete without a woolly sweater traditional to Ireland due to the cold, rugged Atlantic climate there. Many sweater brands at Kilkenny such as West End Knitwear and Ireland’s Eye are part of Ireland’s heritage with knowledge and skill passed down from generation to generation.

irish paddy cap

Irish caps for men are also known as the ‘Paddy Caps’ meanwhile ladies wear a ‘Flapper Hat’. These two styles have stood the test of time and are loved now throughout the world. Gift a little Irish style this St. Patrick’s Day.

irish pottery

What could be better than drinking a pot of tea out of authentic Irish pottery? We love these Claddagh Mugs from Belleek, you can go all out Irish with a Shamrock Teapot.


Gift someone a very special piece of art from Irish artists so that they can keep a reminder of Ireland in their homes forever more. Choose a beautiful bronzed Irish blessing from Wild Goose or if you know what county they are connected to, gift a BBPapercut county cut out. 

rathbornes candles

Like everything in Ireland, there is a story behind each brand in the Kilkenny Design store. Rathbornes is the world’s oldest candle making company. Set up in 1488, Rathbornes candles have been lighting up Irish streets, lighthouses and homes for hundreds of years. What a great story to be able to share when giving your St. Patrick’s Day gift!


Shop more Irish gifts at the Kilkenny Design online store.