Surly while you are in Dublin, you’ll do some shopping for yourself, but what about your friends and family? It’s always nice to bring back a small gift for those you care about. Sometime’s it can be hard to find the perfect gift for everyone. Here is a list of some ideas for souvenirs to bring back home with you.
Butler’s Chocolates are handmade, which makes them a great gift to bring home. They offer various different sizes and flavors so you can get the perfect option for your loved one. Pick up to 4 different kinds for as little at 3.50€. You can purchase the sweet balls of goodness from the various locations across town and even in grocery stores.
Irish Wool Sweaters or Scarves
Ireland is well known for its warm, wool sweaters. You can find these at various stores within Dublin. These pure wool scarves and sweaters may run on the pricey side, but they are high quality and long-lasting. This would be a great gift for a significant other or a parent. The Aran Sweater Market is located on Grafton Street and they have one of the widest selections of wool products in all of Dublin
From shot glasses to coffee mugs, these are great gifts for anyone who likes to drink out of a fun container. Carroll’s sells all different themed shot glasses, pint glasses, coffee mugs, and tea sets. If you know someone who collects any of these, a special Dublin one would be a great addition to their collection. Also they are rather inexpensive, so get some for multiple people! 3 shot glasses for 5€ or a fun leprechaun mug for 10€.
If you didn’t know, the Irish love symbolism. One of the best examples of this is their famous Claddagh rings. The image of two hands holding a heart in the center stands for the love, loyalty, and friendship of two people. These rings are worn worldwide and the cool thing about them is that they were first created in a small town close to Galway. These are great gifts to bring back your loved ones.
Things like handmade bracelets, glass candy dishes, or artwork. The Market Arcade is the best place to find these types of gifts. Each booth sells different types of crafts which is a great place to look for some unique gifts. You can find painting and photographs, bowls, coffee mugs, and wall decorations. These make for great gifts for people who appreciate art.
If you have a lot of people to buy gifts for it might be a good idea to get a lot of smaller gifts. Things like keychains, postcards, socks, coasters, and hats are all great options people will always appreciate.