Gift Ideas For Irish Travel Lovers
Wrecking your brains trying to think of a standout gift for someone who loves exploring and loves Ireland? From patches to guide books to prints and vouchers, we've got you covered.
Wild Atlantic Way Patch
Price: €5 ish
Pretty cool right? These patches are handmade and a perfect souvenir for your trip along the Wild Atlantic Way. You could sew them onto your travel bag for a fun and unique look.
Sasha also has patches for Mussenden Temple, The Causeway Coast, The Mourne Mountains, Rathlin Island and Belfast.
We'd love more of these for the attractions on Scratchable Map Ireland. Please Sasha!
You can see these as well as cool stickers on pins and Sasha's Etsy page - SashaFergArt
An Ireland Guide Book
Georgina Campbell's Irish Guide
Georgina Campbell has been a specialist in places to eat, drink and stay in Ireland for 13 years now. This easy to use guide will allow you to choose the very best restaurant, pub or accommodation when you visit any part of the country.
You can also buy guidebooks for food lovers, garden lovers and gardeners.
Order yours here.
John And Sally McKenna's Ireland The Best
John & Sally McKenna have being travel writing since 1991. Their book Ireland The Best will help you to choose the best restaurants, places to stay and things to do in any part of the country.
Ireland The Best will help you to get the most out of any trip in Ireland.
You can pick one up here.
Price: For €30 the guys at hometree will plant 10 trees on your behalf.
Hometree is a charity based in Moy Hill farm in Clare. Their goal is simple - to plant more trees. They're not doing too bad either. They've planted 25,000 native trees so far and they aim to plant 60,000.
We had a very positive response to planting 100 trees this year. Maybe a family member or friend would enjoy having trees planted on their behalf too?
You can pledge trees at hometree.
Scratchable Map Ireland
Scratchable Map Ireland is the first scratchable map of Ireland. It is 100% hand drawn and printed here in Ireland.
It contains 62 of the best attractions across all 32 counties. It is the perfect way to show off all the cool places that you have visited in Ireland. If you're looking for a unique gift this Christmas, look no further.
Order yours on the Scratchable Map Ireland website.
OPW Heritage Card
Price: €40 for an adult. €30 for over 60s / €10 for a student / €90 for a family with up to 5 children under 18.
An OPW Heritage Card allows you free entry into all OPW Heritage Sites for a year. It's a great way to see many of the great attractions that we have around the country, as well as discovering some hidden gems.
We highly recommend a Heritage Card as a great value gift. It the perfect partner to your Scratchable Map Ireland. Read more about why we love the OPW Heritage Card.
Find out more about purchasing an OPW Heritage Card here.
Personalised Framed Scratchable Map Ireland
Some of you asked about a frame. Others looked for the personal touch. We've brought it all together to make the ideal gift. The frames are made to fit your Scratchable Map Ireland perfectly. Your message is added by our skilled wood crafter using laser engraving.
Our your Personalised Framed Scratchable Map Ireland here.
Travel Prints from Studio Inception
Price: €15 - €60
These minimalistic travel prints are pretty cool right? They're designed by Ciaran, an illustrator and graphic designer from Belfast.
All of his prints are 'inspired by travel and nature' and 24 of them are of Irish landmarks. You can choose from brilliant attractions such as Glendalough, Glenveagh National Park and Blarney Castle.
An A4 print will set you back €15, working all the way up to a huge A1 for €60.
You can check out the rest of Ciaran's great work on his Etsy store here.
Landscape Prints from I Have A Dark Soul
Price: €30 - €200
We bet that you've seen this photo before? That's because it has featured on lots on instagram pages and travels websites. It was taken by Max Molloy, or as you may know him, I Have A Dark Soul.
Max's online store has 50 or so photographs, including well known locations such as The Giants Causeway, The Cliffs Of Moher and Carrauntoohill.
You can buy high quality prints of these in a variety of sizes on ihaveadarksoul.com.
How cool would this look hanging on your wall in 2020?
Blue Book Voucher
Price: €100 - €1,000
Ireland's Blue Book 2019 contains 53 unique properties. The properties include castles, country houses and historic hotels. Each one is special in its own right. You can spend anything from €100. The voucher can be used for a stay or meal in any Blue Book House or Restaurant.
Find out more on Ireland's Blue Book.
A t-Shirt From Due South Clothing
Due South are a new Irish ethical after our own hearts. They are clothing company based in Dublin who specialise is simple hand drawn designs of Irish landmarks. T-shirts are available in a variety of colours and you can choose landmarks like Ben Bulben and Croagh Patrick. They also do sweaters, hoodies and a very stylish reusable shopping bag.
Our favourite for Christmas is the smartly named Chair"tees". €8 from every sale goes to Clean Coasts Ireland. Order you cool new t-shirt here.
Have you any ideas or suggestions to add to our list? Let us know in the comments below.
How about a travel guide with all the sights from the map. With details,pics and history on the sights. That would be great.
Kristine Gustavsson on
How about a specially designed backpack + and an associated water bottle, which you can market together with your fantastic map? Then you can sell it as an “Explorer kit” together with the map. Perfect to have when going on a new scrap adventure.
I would buy it immediately 😉