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Gift Ideas for Saint Patrick's Day

Updated on June 23, 2014

The Shamrock - Great Gift Ideas for Saint Patricks Day

Someone would be green with envy at the very thought of these green and gorgeous shamrock gift ideas for Saint Patrick s Day - straight from the emerald Isle. Who wouldn't be delighted with one of these emerald-green beauties on St Patrick's Day?

Why green? Why the Shamrock? Why is the Shamrock so important for the Saint Patrick's Day celebration?

Both the color green and the three-leafed plant known in Ireland as the Shamrock, have become symbols of Saint Patrick and of Ireland. St. Patrick used the shamrock as a metaphor for the Christian Trinity, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.

I have a very personal interest in Saint Patrick's Day and all things Irish as I've just discovered that my great grandmother and great uncles came from Ireland. A bit of family history to research here!

So celebrate Ireland, the Irish and St Patrick with me by the wearing of these beautiful shamrock-green gifts - the wearing of the green is a great tribute to all things Irish, so if you've got it - flaunt it. If you haven't got it yet - what are you waiting for?

I hope you'll like my shamrock gift ideas for the Saint Patrick s Day holiday celebration and get the green with me.


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Faberge Style Claddagh Green Egg Pendant

Sterling Silver Gold - but this gorgeous green shamrock motif pendant is just perfect for wearing at the St-Patricks-Day holiday celebrations. These holidays you too could be celebrating in luxury with this luxurious Faberge-style egg-shaped pendant - celebrate the wearing of the green!

Clover 3 Leaf Enameled Green Egg Pendant Silver Gold Tone 1 1/8 Inch
Clover 3 Leaf Enameled Green Egg Pendant Silver Gold Tone 1 1/8 Inch

Beautiful, brilliant green shamrock-motif pendant. The leaf center is marked with a brilliant stone.

 

Lovely Faberge Style Egg

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Faberge Style EGG

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Faberge Style EGG

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Do You Know What Shamrock Is?

The shamrock is a bit of a mystery

So what is the shamrock exactly? We know that the shamrock is a low-growing plant with leaves growing in groups of three, but after that things become a little hazy. The name 'shamrock' comes from Irish word seamrog, an Irish word for clover seamair but there has been a long history of confusion. The species of clover normally thought to be Shamrock are Trifolium dubium or Trifolium repens but many other plants with three-lobed leaves have been portrayed as shamrock.

Lets not split hairs though - the clover leaf or shamrock motif is just as pretty whatever the exact species it derives from! After all, we know a shamrock leaf when we see it!

Shamrock Pendant Necklaces - Green shamrock pendants - perfect accessories for St. Patrick's Day

KATGI Fashion White Gold Plated Austrian Crystal Lucky Four Leaf Clover Pendant Necklace
KATGI Fashion White Gold Plated Austrian Crystal Lucky Four Leaf Clover Pendant Necklace

Each petal of the four-leaved clover or shamrock leaf motif is different

 
Shamrock Necklace Gold Plated & Enamel Irish Made
Shamrock Necklace Gold Plated & Enamel Irish Made

An enameled green three leaf lucky Irish shamrock pendant - classically simple

 

Lucky Little Shamrock Leaf Bug Music Box - Perfect to keep you Saint Patrick Day pendants in

I love Limoges porcelain, beautiful but strong and so fine that it's translucent. I also love these little tricket boxes.

My interest in Limoges porcelain began ten years ago when I moved to Limousin, near the great city of Limoges, where Limoges porcelain was, and is still, made. Catch up with this wonderful, collectible and historic porcelain here: White Plates of Limoges, Princess of Porcelain.

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Saint Patrick and the Shamrock

Why green, the colour of shamrock became Saint Patrick's colour

Blue was the first color to be associated with Saint Patrick but slowly the colour green, the colour of the hills and valleys of ireland, took over and now, to celebrate St Patrick's Day green ribbons and the green shamrock plant are worn. This tradition goes back as far as the 17th century.

On the 17th of March, 1798 Irish soldiers came out dressed in full green uniforms to make a public statement - and it's a statement that lives on today. "The wearing of the green" means to pin a shamrock onto you clothing, or, simply to wear this outrageous, rebellious Irish colour.

Image: St. Benin's Church, Kilbennan, County Galway, Ireland - Wikipedia: Courtesy of Author Andreas F. Borchert - Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Germany license

Wearing Of The Green - by Wolfe Tones

The lyrics of this song tell us that the shamrock was outlaxed "on Irish ground" along with the name of

St. Patrick and "His colors" whe a law was passed against "The wearing of the green".

Real Irish Four-Leaved Clover Pendants

Your own, real, four-leaf clover for locked-in luck

Like the shamrock, four leaf clovers are said to bring good luck and the two plants are very similar. These real four leaf clover pendants are so beautiful, they deserve a place alongside the shamrocks.

Chuvora Real Irish Four Leaf Clover, Symbol of Good Luck, Small Square Pendant Necklace

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Chuvora Real Irish Four Leaf Clover, Symbol of Good Luck, Clear Oval Pendant Necklace

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REAL CLOVER 4-LEAF SHAMROCK HEART IRISH LUCK CELTIC SILVER PENDANT NECKLACE GIFT

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Real Irish Four Leaf Clover, Symbol of Good Luck, Diamond-shaped Pendant Sterling Silver Necklace

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Glorious Shamrock Green Heart Shaped Sunglasses - I love Saint Patrick's Day

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Shamrock Gift Ideas for Saint Patrick s Day

Designs from Les Trois Chenes

This is a single leaf shamrock design, so beautifully simple and elegant. The leaf was picked from my own flower garden. I love plants and flowers and I was so pleased to find that a single shamrock leaf was enough to bring together a whole host of very pleasing ideas - green, nature, Saint Patrick, the trinity, love and sheer good design. No wonder it's proved a popular gift for Saint Patrick's Day!

You can customise all these products to make a really special, personal gift for that very special person.

Find this motif on many, many more items - from milk jugs to dartboards - there's something for everyone!

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Shamrock Leaf Designs

Single shamrock leaf with the word 'Shamrock' as part of the design

Find this motif on many, many more items - from milk jugs to dartboards - there's something for everyone! In this design I used the same natural leaf from my garden but added the word 'Shamrock' as part of the design. I like the idea of the image and the word together. A pleasingly simple combination.

I Love Saint Patrick's Day

The language of love on Saint Patrick's Day

In these designs I used the same natural shamrock leaf but replaced one of the three lobes with a red heart.

The one little leaf now expressed true love as clearly as the shamrock expresses love of Ireland and all things Irish.

Find this motif on many, many more items - from milk jugs to dartboards - there's something for everyone!

I Love St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Christmas Ornaments

I Love St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Canvas Bags

I Love St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Drink Pitchers

One Single Shamrock Leaf Says it All ...

I love Saint Patick, I love Ireland and I love you!

Find this motif on many, many more items - from milk jugs to dartboards - there's something for everyone!

Shamrock Heart - I love Ireland Plate

Shamrock Heart - I love Ireland T Shirt

Shamrock Heart - I love Ireland Custom Ties

Shamrock Pattern Designer Gifts

From LouLou Art Designs

In this design the shamrock leaf is combined with the word 'shamrock' written in several scripts and used together to create a classy, tasteful pattern motif, all in soft shamrock shades of green.

Find this motif on many, many more items - from milk jugs to T-Shirts - there's something for everyone!

Shamrock for Saint Patrick's Day Award

Shamrock for Saint Patrick's Day Aprons

Shamrock for Saint Patrick's Day Spiral Note Book

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      Barbara Walton 4 years ago from France

      @Camden1: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this message. I must say I'm only Irish three generations back but I love the shamrock image and all the stories around Saint Patrick.

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      AlleyCatLane 4 years ago

      I love the egg pendants! So pretty!

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      Camden1 4 years ago

      What beautiful St. Patrick's Day gifts! My favorite is the Faberge claddagh egg pendant - very striking!