6 Unusual Irish Gift Ideas from Claddagh Design

Irish Christmas Gift Ideas

The countdown to festivities are well and truly underway! We've been getting loads of questions about our Irish heritage gifts we make here in our workshop. To make it all a little easier for you, I've listed our most popular and unusual pieces with a short and snappy gift guide to help you find your way around. If you've been searching desperately for the ideal gift for your loved one but are feeling a little uninspired, we have lots of amazing pieces guaranteed to please.

Irish Gifts for Her

Irish Family Pendant

Number one on the gift wish list this year is our Irish Family Pendant in sterling Silver. This handcrafted piece allows you to make it personal. You add up to three engravings of family member’s names for us to translate to ancient Ogham writing and engrave for you. Whether that’s the names of your children, her parents or both of your own names and an anniversary date, she is guaranteed to love this stunning handcrafted piece. This exquisite pendant is handmade and engraved here in our workshop in Ireland. Also available - Gold Plated Sterling Silver Family Pendant and Gold Family Pendant.

Family pendant Ogham in silver

Contemporary Claddagh Pendant

Next up, for the lady with an appreciation for her Irish heritage but enjoys a more contemporary style of jewellery, a handmade Contemporary Claddagh Pendant in sterling silver will make the perfect gift for her. This modern design retains the three beautiful symbols of love, loyalty and friendship expressed. The contemporary Claddagh collection of jwellery has been designed and is made in Ireland by jewellery designer Eileen Moylan. This gorgeous best seller has been exported to almost every corner of the world and is bound to be a huge hit for the elegant lady that appreciates timeless jewellery designs. Also available Contemporary Claddagh Pendant in yellow gold

silver Claddagh Pendant

Grá go Deo Pendant

Another recommended gift for your loved one to cherish, the Grá go Deo Pendant handmade in sterling silver. This pendant is created in hallmarked silver and engraved with the words for ‘Love forever’ in Irish Gaelic. A small Connemara Marble bead, sourced directly from the west coast of Ireland, adorns this piece. With this elegant Irish necklace, pay homage to her Irish roots and express your love and commitment for your future together.

Connemara Marble necklace with silver Irish pendant

Irish Gift for Him

Many of the Irish gifts available for men are unusually a little underwhelming. Below we’ve selected three of the best of our Irish men's gift collection, guaranteed to put a smile on his face on Christmas morning.

Coat of Arms Men’s Gifts

Coat of Arm’s cufflinks and tie slide make the ideal Christmas gift for the family man in your life. Your family crest will be researched and then hand engraved into sterling silver before receiving a beautiful polished finish. Ideal for the Irish gent that wears suits every day or simply for an upcoming occasion, he will love this unique and unusual Irish gift that can be passed down through generations of your family in years to come. Prices start at €130 for our hand engraved family crest tie pins.

silver family crest cufflinks Handcrafted Silver Family Crest Cufflinks Available to order through my shop, created by custom order for you! Irish family Crest tie bar

Anam Cara for Men

For your soulmate, choose our handcrafted Men's Anam Cara Pendant

in a hammered finish. This solid sterling silver piece is etched by hand in Ireland’s oldest form of writing Ogham. Ogham inscriptions can be dated back to the 4th century. The literal translation of Anam Cara from the Irish Gaelic language is Soul friend. In ancient times in Ireland, your anam cara was a person that you were destined to meet since before the beginning of time.

Silver anam cara men's pendant-necklace

Contemporary Claddagh Men’s Band

As our name might suggest we love the Claddagh symbolism and what it represents. Give the gift of love, loyalty and friendship with this exquisite Modern Claddagh Ring for men’s in sterling silver. Finished in a subtly matte finish honour his heritage or say how much you care.

Modern men's claddagh ring

We some of these ideas have helped you feel a little more inspired for the festive season. If you'd like to order any of these pieces follow the links above or browse our online Irish jewellery shop for more inspiration. We offer free worldwide delivery so be sure to get your orders in now to ensure we can have your piece made and delivered to you in time for Christmas Day! We'd love to hear other unique ideas you might have for a piece of Irish jewellery. Leave a comment below with your ideas!

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