Thursday, February 03, 2011

Creative Irish Gifts

Creative Irish Gifts
Spring 2011, Volume 2

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Division of NLC Products, Inc.
P.O. Box 8300
Little Rock, AR 72222
Toll Free: 1-800-843-4538

This catalogue is rather a mixed bag...pretty much what one would expect...Aran sweaters a plenty (both for adults and for children), Claddagh rings in silver and gold, shamrock-patterned tea towels, scarves, socks.....well, you get the idea...

There's glassware for pints and Irish coffees, and Belleek mugs, and various and sundry food items, including (of course) Barry's Tea, mustard, preserves, brown bread mix, shortbread, and Irish "fortune cookies" and candies shaped like potatoes. Sods of turf, too, and a tiny turf burner to bring the scent of rural Ireland into your kitchen. Items for men include t-shirts, baseball caps, jewelry, and golf-themed items.

Items for children include this Child's Shamrock Dress (12 month and 24 month sizes) for $23.99, Children's Aran sweaters (crew and cardigan) for $54.99 and $57.99, and a Falling Shamrock Denim Jumper (12 months, 2T, 3T, 4T) for $26.99.

There is also a selection of cute onesies, bibs, t-shirts, baby bracelets in sterling silver, and a "Bedtime Blessing Celtic Cross."

There is also a nice selection of items for wedding gifts (or for yourself!).

(Pictured above) Wild Iris Glass Jug, $69.99
Belleek 2011 Limited Edition Covered Pot, $35.00
Pourrie Bowl, $87.99
Rose Bowl Glass Vase, $69.99
Silver Celtic Necklace (locket), $39.99
Mountains of Mourne Glass Vase, $79.99
Belleek Mugs (set of two), $50.00

Mixed in with all the other items are some which definitely fall into the category of kitsch. Some of these are:

(Pictured Above) Light-Up Bow Tie, $5.99
Irish Tux for the Holidays (T-Shirt), $21.99
Shamrock adorned Irish Socks, $8.99
Irish Dirt and Shamrock Seeds, $15.99
Lucky Irish Penny, $11.99
Happy Hat and (green) Hair, $14.99