The countdown to Saint Patrick’s Day has begun! Of course, we know this countdown always begins the day after St. Paddy’s Day at #364, so we’re talking about up to a whole year of preparation. Hopefully that is enough time to plan and pull of a legendary ol’ fashioned Irish bash, but if you’re in need of some inspiration we are here to help. Continue reading
St. Patrick’s Day is an international holiday celebrating all things Irish with an abundance of green, clovers, parades, cabbage, and drink. What began as a religious celebration (a Roman Catholic holiday in remembrance of Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland) has become a general celebration of Irish culture and folklore, enjoyed by thousands if not millions with Irish food, drink, games, parades, and parties – and, of course, for children, a day of pinching or getting pinched depending on whether one is or is not wearing something green.
If you’re planning on celebrating St. Patrick’s day, and would like to give a St. Paddy’s Day gift to a friend or family member, or have a prize at your party, or would like something green and Irishy for yourself, here are 7 great St. Patricks Day gift ideas for your consideration.
A fun and stylish Irish pub sign for the one who just can’t wait til the next St. Paddy’s Day. The solid wood-framed sign comes ready to hang on the wall and includes hanging number tiles for counting down the number of days left until Saint Patrick’s Day. What a cool gift for any Irishman! Adds the perfect touch to anyone’s home, office, game room, Irish themed restaurant or pub, and reads,
CUDTROMACH AIRE ( which is Gaelic for “Important Notice”) Be knowin’ my fine friend, there be only (X number) Days ‘Til the wearin’ O’ the green. ST. PATRICK’S DAY! Sure and B’Geezus – We’ll all have a Grand Time.
This exquisite sign is a nice St. Patrick’s Day gift at $99.95. Also available is a smaller and more affordable version (with a chalkboard for counting down the days) which will fit nicely into your budget at only $29.95.
What could be a greater gift to receive, especially for someone away from family, a near-starving college student, or a single parent overwhelmed with several kids, than receiving a free holiday-themed dinner, already made and piping hot? Here is a fun recipe for the classic St. Patrick’s Day meal from the popular food and recipe site Food.com:
- 4 lbs flat cut corned beef brisket
- 1 (12 ounce) bottle Guinness draught (make sure you use Guinness draught, not stout as it will turn it bitter!)
- 1 medium yellow onion , peeled and cut into wedges
- 3 garlic cloves , minced
- 1 bay leaf
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄8;-¼ teaspoon ground cloves (to taste)
- ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 head cabbage , cut into wedges, rinsed and drained
- 6 medium white potatoes , peeled and quartered
- 1 -2 lb carrot , peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces
Here’s the rest of the directions!
Here are some classic Irish pub signs, made in the USA from furniture grade wood and personalized with the name of your choice by hand. A terrific custom gift for the genuine Irishman! (or the genuine wannabe!)
A healthy variety of Irish pub signs to choose from, ranging from $24.95 and up, and including wonderful old-fashioned designs with hanging name boards, fun quotes, four-leaf clovers, Irish and Celtic sayings, and much more. These signs are also perfect for display in a restaurant, Irish bed & breakfast, pub, home bar, man cave, or anywhere else you may want to display a sign.
Millions to choose from, available anywhere shirts are sold, from green shirts with four-leaf clovers to the classic “Kiss Me I’m Irish” saying, or how about this fun and different design, featuring green suspenders and tie speckled with four-leaf clovers from SpreadShirt.com.
Made from 100% cotton, available in a plethora of sizes and colors, these Irish t-shirts make great gifts for guys or gals!
At Northwest Gifts, we have a great selection of quality USA-made St. Patrick’s Day signs, available with or without a frame, featuring classic, fun, and witty Irish sayings, quotes, and blessings. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with one of these humorous quotes adorning your walls:
…and many more, available in our Irish Signs section.