Treat your loved one with a special gift this Valentines Day. What better way to show your love, than to give your Valentine a hand crafted and unique piece of Irish heritage.
Sending cards and gifts to loved ones on this special day has long been an Irish tradition. In 1836 the remains of St. Valentine were given to the Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church in Dublin, as a gift from Pope Gregory XVI. A shrine dedicated to the saint still remains there today and has engrained a strong tradition of compassion and love on Valentines Day.
Celebrate this special day by showing your loved one how much you care with an authentic Irish gift. If youre stuck for some inspiration weve rounded up our Valentines Favourites.
The Claddagh ringis a traditional Irish ringgiven as a token of friendship, love, or marriage, making it the perfect Valentines gift. The design and customs associated with it originated in the Irish fishing village ofCladdagh, located just outside the city ofGalway. The ring was first produced in the 17th century, though elements of the design date to the late Roman period.
The Claddagh's distinctive design features two hands clasping aheart, and usually surmounted by acrown. The elements of this symbol are often said to correspond to the qualities oflove(the heart),friendship(the hands), andloyalty(the crown).
A traditional Classic Aran Sweater will definitely make your loved one feel special this Valentines Day. Our Aran Sweater us made in Ireland by traditional crafting families using 100% pure Merino Wool.
The sweater follows all the traditional Irish Aran stitching patterns that have been passed down from generation to generation, which in older days told stories of families and life in Ireland.
An authentic leather bag designed in Ireland, ensures she will always carry your Valentine gift with her. Shop from our range of stylish and practical bags to find the perfect one to suit her. This collection features 100% genuine leather bags with brass fittings and zip pocket details. You can also choose from our range of colourful tapestry shopper bags in various styles, including cream, flower, fashion and sheep designs.
The Sweater Shop range of authentic gloves will keep your Valentine warm on those chilly days. This range is made in Ireland and hand knitted using 100% Merino Wool. They also feature traditional Aran knitting and rib-knit cuffs to seal in warmth. Our gloves are available in small, medium and large ensuring an excellent fit.
Is your Valentine a home bird? Why not treat her with our 100% Merino Wool slippers. Our range features two different styles including our home slippers available in charcoal, pink and green. Or for that extra bit of warmth, our Merino Wool Booties are a great choice, available in either charcoal or light grey.