Top 10 cliché Christmas presents Irish people love to buy

There are a certain few Christmas gift ideas that Irish people just never get tired of, and here they are.

Everyone seems to have their go-to Christmas present ideas, and the Irish nation as a whole is no different.

There are quite a few Christmas presents Irish people love to buy, year after year, as if they never go out of fashion.

Most of the time, it takes the hassle out of coming up with new gift ideas, so it makes sense, right?

We are going to break down the ten cliché Christmas presents Irish people love to buy. So, let’s see which ones you are guilty of buying.

10. Scarves – the essence of the winter wardrobe

Scarves will keep you warm and cosy through the Irish winter.
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You can be sure that anything with a winter theme will be a great gift idea in the eyes of the Irish.

Sure, everyone needs to keep warm in Ireland during the festive season, so why not give them the gift of warmth in the form of a lovely woolly scarf?

9. Pyjamas – everyone needs to keep cosy

Pyjamas are one of the Christmas presents Irish people love to buy.
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Yes, we all know how much Irish people love to buy each other pyjamas at Christmastime.

Men always receive those two-piece flannel PJs, while women and kids always get comfy cotton two-pieces and perhaps a fluffy dressing gown for good measure.

PJs are, for sure, a go-to Christmas gift idea for Irish people.

8. Bikes – the ultimate Christmas present

Bikes are the best Christmas present ever.
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Anyone with kids has bought a bike as a Christmas present, and most Irish people received a bike for Christmas when they were young, too.

So, of course the bike is one of the most cliché Christmas presents Irish people love to buy.

7. Funny mugs – there is one to suit everyone

Funny mugs are one of the Christmas presents Irish people love to buy.
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Irish people have a great sense of humour and love to make jokes as much as they like to drink tea.

So, when you can combine the two, you’ve got yourself the ultimate Christmas present – a funny mug!

6. Slippers – well, your feet need to be cosy, too

Slippers will keep you cosy through the cold winter nights.
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The trend for Christmas present ideas in Ireland is generally to buy someone something they will most likely need or use, and slippers definitely fit that description.

Even if someone doesn’t admit to wearing a pair of comfy slippers on a cold evening, you can be sure they will be shamelessly sporting them around the house when no one is watching.

5. Gloves – a very useful present indeed

Gloves are one of the Christmas presents Irish people love to buy.
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The socks for the hands are one of the most cliché Christmas presents Irish people love to buy each other.

Sure, if your feet are being kept warm during an Irish winter, then your hands deserve it too. You just can’t go wrong with this one!

4. Christmas jumpers – to get in the festive spirit

Christmas jumpers are a great gift idea.
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Every Irish person has most definitely bought or at least received a tacky Christmas jumper from a friend or family member over the festive season.

That is because we just cannot resist jumpers with funny things written on them. We’d buy one for everyone reading this if we could.

3. Perfume – the ultimate go-to gift idea

Perfume is one of the Christmas presents Irish people love to buy.
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This can be tricky because you need to know the receiver quite well to know what scent they like.

Generally, however, many Irish people will buy their loved ones their ‘favourite’ perfume year in year out to play it safe. We just love how it is such an easy gift idea!

2. Toiletries – with gift sets, you just can’t go wrong

You can't go wrong with a toiletry gift set.
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Christmas shopping can be a stressful event for most people. Still, within the first few minutes of shopping, you will have walked past hundreds of toiletry sets.

These are the ultimate gift idea for literally anyone in your life, and that is why this is one of the most cliché Christmas presents Irish people love to buy.

1. Socks – a year’s supply of socks

Socks are one of the Christmas presents Irish people love to buy.
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Every Irish person has bought someone a pair of socks at Christmas, and that’s a fact.

Socks are an easy gift idea because in December in Ireland, who isn’t going to need a pair of decent warm socks? It’s a win-win!

Don’t be fooled into thinking this is an old person gift idea. In fact, people of all ages get socks as presents at Christmas, and we are very happy about it too.

So, have these ten cliché Christmas presents Irish people love to buy rang true with you?