Silly and Cheap St. Patrick’s Day Gift Ideas

Silly and Cheap St. Patrick's Day Gift Ideas

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Saint Patrick’s Day is Sunday, March 17, 2013.  For most people, it’s a lovely excuse to drink to excess and pretend to be Irish.  I myself am Irish… but the wrong type.  St. Patrick’s Day passes without much fanfare in Northern Ireland, or so I’ve been told by my relatives.  If you’d like to read more on the topic, here’s the Wikipedia page.

PS – I have to thank the radio the other morning for giving me several of these gift ideas and inspiring this post.

To mark this generally inauspicious occasion, consider some of the following fun gift ideas for your family or significant other:

  • Irish Spring Soap  (or Gel Douche, as they called it on the radio)
  • Lucky Charms – I wrote a bunch about cereal puns once.
  • Notre Dame Football swag – The Fighting Irish
  • Licorice – What’s a British soldier’s favourite snack? Lick-Irish.  (PunGents)
  • Themed T shirt – ReKixx Recyclable Sneakers makes some good green ones (I have two!), or check out Old Navy.
  • A questionable rock music CD – aka some “sham rock”
  • Baileys – The Dubliner tried to quit drinking, but was Bailey able.  (PunGents)
  • Green Ring-pop “from the Emerald Isle”
  • Guinness – Is a tester of Irish beers a Guinness pig? (PunGents)
  • Green pancakes
  • Gold Coins, or some loonies to be coffee money!
  • Green latte – just add a few drops of food colouring to your milk or milk-alternative.
  • Blame leprechauns for everything all day long.

For fun, consider grabbing one of the things above to make your Sunday a bit out of the ordinary.

Pro Tip: It is probably too late to buy green food colouring already.  If you need some, run out and try to get it now.

Do you have any silly and cheap St. Patrick’s Day Gift Ideas to suggest??

About the Author

Anne spends a lot of time writing about gifts for adults, for all occasions. She comes up with creative ways to add personality to registry gifts and to give gifts when your budget is tight.

Anne – who has written posts on Unique Gifter.

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  1. *love* I wish that I celebrated St. Patrick's Day so that I could give these gifts haha

  2. John S @ Frugal Rules says:

    "•Guinness – Is a tester of Irish beers a Guinness pig" Lol! I'll have to share this with my wife…she LOVES Guinness! My wife's family is part Irish and her Mom usually sends all sorts of little things for us for the Holiday.

    • Anne - Unique Gifter says:

      Oh, that's so much fun! I am definitely not a fan of Guinness, myself.

  3. Ooo green pancakes sound like fun. Maybe I'll make some this weekend.

    • Anne - Unique Gifter says:

      As kids, we always made scrambled eggs with food colouring, too… but that always turned off people outside of my family!

  4. theoutliermodel says:

    I second the green pancakes. Although, at our house it would probably be green waffles.
    My recent post Updates: March 10 – 16

  5. Guinness Pig. Hah! I'll have to share that one. I love Guinness!

    I am fully 1/2 Irish – my mom's family is from the Limerick area, so I always do something special on St. Paddys.
    My recent post Healthy Eating Costs and Food Shame

    • Anne - Unique Gifter says:

      Ohhh fun! I myself do not care for Guinness. I've found it slightly palatable when it has some Ribena in it, but even then, the only stuff I've managed to drink was when I was in Dublin.

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