When it comes to looking for wedding gifts, you don’t want to give another toaster that will end up either getting returned or collecting dust somewhere. You want to give a gift that will have value and be distinctive—something that stands out from the crowd. When you’re searching for that perfect gift, why not give the gift of Ireland? It’s sure to be unique, distinct, and beautiful as well as useful. Not only that, but your newlywed friends will be blessed with a touch of the luck of the Irish.
We’ve compiled a list here of some amazing Irish-themed wedding gifts that are sure to make an impression and won’t break the bank. Whether you’re looking for something traditional, elegant, durable, or quirky and fun, chances are you’ll find the perfect gift here.
IRISH WEDDING GIFTS TO REMIND THEM OF THE DAY
Wedding Bells Hankie ($19.99)
For a gift that couldn’t be more on the nose, we love this wedding bells handkerchief from renowned Irish weavers Samuel Lamont in partnership with Charles Gallen. The beautiful white linen reflects the purity of the occasion, while the embroidered wedding bells symbolize the enduring bond between the married couple, working in harmony to create a life together. The packaging also comes with a short poem to remind the couple of their special day: “The ringing bells sing out to say, ‘Remember please this wedding day!’”
Mullingar Pewter Claddagh Cake Topper ($49.95)
This clever cake topper can be used for a wedding cake, although it doesn’t have to be. Made from pewter, this unique topper will not tarnish over time the same way that other metals do, which means that it will maintain its shine and appearance over the long-term—perfect for a new family heirloom that can be passed down for generations.
It prominently features the classic Claddagh symbol, with hands representing unity in friendship, a heart representing true love, all topped with a crown representing the loyalty that reigns in loving relationships. Whether it’s used as a wedding cake topper, or a piece of a holiday, birthday, or other party, this piece lends a distinctive touch to any table.
Bronze Plated Irish Wedding Plaque ($31.99)
If you’re looking for a gift that will look nice and offer your heartfelt good wishes all in one go, check out this Irish Wedding Plaque Finished With Bronze. You can’t go wrong with a traditional Irish wedding blessing that wishes the happy couple all kinds of happiness in their marriage.
This plaque measures 15.5 centimeters long (6.1 inches) by 15 centimeters wide (5.9 inches), and features rich bronze plating as a backdrop for a beautifully scripted Irish wedding blessing: “May God be with you and bless you. May you see your children’s children. May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings. May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.” For a couple starting a journey together, this is sure to be a beautiful, touching gift, and a lovely keystone for their new home together.
Mullingar Pewter Claddagh Frame ($49.95)
Of course, after the wedding, the newlyweds will need ways to display their amazing photos. This pewter picture frame made in Mullingar, Ireland, is a beautiful example of how to show off that iconic photo of their perfect day. The frame is crowned with the classic Claddagh symbol, while the bottom corners feature elegant Celtic knots. Because it’s made from pewter, the frame will keep its shine without tarnishing over time. Sized for 6×4 photos, this frame will work perfectly whether it’s displayed on the mantle, hung on the wall, or taken to work for those desk photos.
If you’re willing to spend a little bit more, this frame is also available in a 5×7 size for $64.95—perfect for larger photos and more prominent displays.
IRISH WEDDING GIFTS FOR A NEW HOME
Royal Tara Claddagh Ring Mug Set ($24.95)
The Claddagh design is a favorite among newlyweds, symbolizing love, loyalty, and friendship. These two mugs by Royal Tara feature detailed Celtic knotwork in the style the company is known for, with a large central Claddagh ring comprised of two hands holding a heart and topped with a crown. Even the handle forms a heart shape for an extra bit of clever design that only adds to the sense of love and devotion represented by these mugs.
Royal Tara Irish Blessing Mug Set ($29.95)
Sometimes the sweetest time of the day is sharing a cup of tea (or coffee) with your beloved—and the Royal Tara Irish Blessing Mug Set can make that cup even more sweet. These bone china mugs not only have colorful Celtic knots and traditional-style artwork painted on them, but they also feature a famous Irish blessing that will add a depth of sweetness to each cup. Each mug holds a generous 14 ounces—a truly proper cup of tea.
Belleek Classic Shamrock Ring Holder ($45.00)
If you’ve ever had to work with your hands, you may notice that a good ring holder is often overlooked. It gets risky when you are looking for a safe place to store your rings when you’re washing dishes, cooking in the kitchen, or working with generally messy items.
This ring holder from Belleek’s master artisans provides an elegant and practical addition to any wedding registry. The design reinforces the theme of good luck—not only does the tray itself take the form of a shamrock, but the embossed and hand-painted shamrock details are sure to wish good fortune to anyone who is lucky enough to use it.
Belleek Classic Saint Patrick’s Cross Ornament ($35.00)
If you love Belleek pottery, the Classic Saint Patrick’s Cross Ornament may be a good option for a wedding gift, as well. This beautiful ornament features Belleek’s classic white pottery with subtle hand-embossed detailing that recalls the artwork of ancient Irish brooches (like those St. Patrick may have worn on his travels across the Emerald Isle). Along with the elegant embossing, the ornament also features hand-painted shamrock details, so each ornament is one-of-a-kind and tied closely to Irish heritage and culture.
Celtic Stained Glass Home Blessing ($23.99)
If you’re looking for a gift that offers a little something unusual yet adds a touch of brilliance, a stained glass plaque may be exactly what you’re looking for. The Irish Stained Glass Home Blessing features traditional artwork with Celtic and Trinity knots and the phrase “God bless our home” in calligraphy reminiscent of the script found in traditional Irish manuscripts. With bright shades of green, red, and yellow, it is an eye-catching piece.
Ornate Fáilte Stained Glass ($22.99)
Of course, if the home blessing isn’t quite your newlyweds’ style, there are other stained glass pieces that are just as lovely. The Ornate Fáilte Stained Glass panel features shamrocks in vibrant green against a yellow background, with the Irish word for “welcome”—Fáilte—prominently emblazoned in green. This cheerful glass ornament is more welcoming than a door mat and provides a glowing warmth when it reflects light through its vibrant colored panels, reminiscent of the elegant stained glass windows of classic churches.
Kinsale Shamrock Table Runner ($44.99)
Table dressings like tablecloths and runners add a dash of sophistication to any setting. The Kinsale Shamrock Table Runner also adds a luxurious splash of Ireland to the dining room. Not only will it protect your table from accidental spills and splatters, but it looks great doing it. This lovely neutral runner is accented with embroidered shamrock sprigs at each corner, calling to mind the green hills of Ireland and the story of St. Patrick. It also comes in multiple sizes, so you’re sure to find the right one to fit your table.
Charles Gallen Natural Damask Tea Towels ($28.99)
Tea towels are always a popular choice of wedding gifts, with good reason. They are extremely useful in cleaning up spills, handling hot pots or plates, and (of course) drying dishes. A versatile set of tea towels is always welcome, and these beautiful towels from Charles Gallen are sure to be a hit. This extremely durable set features subtle harps, Celtic crosses, shamrock wreaths, and Celtic knots that shine in the light against the soft matte background. Not only that, but the neutral colors will perfectly complement any color scheme your newlyweds choose for their new home.
If you’re looking to match this as a set of linens, you can pair these tea towels with a set of Damask napkins that match and are just as durable and easy to clean as the towels. These tea towels also pair nicely with the tablecloth below.
Guinness Embossed Gravity Glasses ($19.95)
If you’re not into sharing a cup of tea, you might be into raising a pint—and no one does it better than Guinness. This two-pack of pint glasses features the Guinness logo, designed in a classic, sleek tulip shape. Easily recognizable, quintessentially Irish, these glasses are a perfect addition to any glassware set.
Belleek Classic Shamrock Sandwich Tray ($45.00)
This sandwich tray bears all the hallmarks of a classic piece of Belleek fine china. With scalloped edges, a basket weave motif, and hand-painted shamrocks in the corners, this tray is an exceptional way to display a plate of hors d’oeuvres for a special occasion. It’s also a great starting gift for a couple that wants to build up their china collection, as it matches perfectly with the rest of the Belleek line of shamrock china.
BONUS IRISH WEDDING GIFTS
Claddagh Wedding Flutes with Keepsake Wood Box ($129.95)
A wedding is a big deal—the perfect time to let loose and celebrate the couple’s love and commitment to one another. While we’re popping a little champagne, it’s important to remember the proper flutes for the bubbly. These 100% pewter champagne flutes are the perfect gift to celebrate a wedding—sufficiently stylish, sufficiently Irish. The flutes feature embossed Claddagh symbol—a classic Irish symbol commemorating friendship, love, and loyalty. Although these flutes are outside the price range of the other gifts in this article, they are absolutely stunning and provide a thoughtful, elegant touch of Ireland that “regular” flutes just can’t match.
Claddagh Candlestick Holder Set ($105.99)
This three-piece hand-crafted candle set from Mullingar Pewter may be over budget, but if you’re willing to splurge, it’s sure to be a showstopper. Not only does the set come with the three bases, two for slim candlesticks, and one for a centerpiece, but once the candles are burned through, the bases can be easily used again for any occasion. With the Claddagh motif running throughout, the candles don’t shy away from the theme of the big day. And, in case the betrothed ever forget what the Claddagh means, each candle bears the words “Love, Loyalty, Friendship,” reminding you always of what the Claddagh’s heart, hands, and crown symbolize. Made with lead free pewter by one of Ireland’s leading fine tableware companies, the candlestick set will be a treasured heirloom for generations to come.