Forget shamrocks and leprechauns! If you want to avoid the old stereotypes of Ireland, but you still want to give your guests a taste of the country, then think about what stunning produce modern Ireland has to offer.
From artisan chocolates, to chic gin, to candles, seaweed beauty products and everything in between there are so many options to choose from.
Of course, you’ve got to have some of the retro classics in there too and without doubt one of the things people miss if they are living away from Ireland is the food. Favourites like Barry’s Tea, Kerry gold, Brennan Bread and Tatyo Crisps
Equally if you are having your wedding here and want to familiarise your guests with Irish culture, these items are ideal.
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It’s the Irish classic, that might seem a bit odd to overseas guests, but it will be a truly unique favour they sure won’t have had before. Equally if you’re living abroad and coming home for your wedding, what a taste of home this will be! Yes it’s the classic Tatyo sandwich pack with bread, the famed crisps and butter!
Ireland and Tea go together like peas and carrots. We are obsessed with tea and again this could be a really fun favour. Try and track down some retro style tea tins of brand such as Barry’s or Lyons and leave one for each guests.
Ireland’s Seaweed is famed for its skincare benefits and healing properties and indeed on the west coast of the country you can indulge in a luxury seaweed bath. But why not give guests a sample of the product with items such as soaps, bath salts and body lotions. Brands such as Voya are ideal.
A simple, but welcome favour, why not leave a different mini bottle of an Irish drink for each guest? Whiskey is an obvious choice, but think about all the artisan gins, craft beers and non-alcoholic drinks being produced here in Ireland. If you want to get fancy, then you could personalise them and have each on a bundle with a few other items, such as artisan chocolates or mixers.
Irish artisan candles have become huge in recent years. It’s a thriving business and many of them are truly unique with scents such as rainy Irish day or a turf fire to really give your guests something different.