20+ Unique and Exciting Irish Gifts for Kids

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

October 17, 2022

Unique and Exciting Irish Gifts for Kids

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Bring a touch of green magic to your Christmas gifting this year with these brilliant Irish gifts for kids. From games to books to puzzles, there is something suitable for all ages with this round up of Irish made items that make fabulous presents.

Whether you are Irish, living in Ireland, planning a visit, or just have an interest in the Emerald Isle, these Irish gifts for kids are a brilliant way to learn more about Irish culture and support Irish businesses at the same time.

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Brilliant Irish Gifts for All Ages

We have picked out over 20 brilliant ideas for Irish gifts for kids for you, if you are talking to the business or if they ask where you heard about them when ordering be sure to tell them you saw it on MyKidsTime!

Lottie Dolls

Lottie Dolls for irish gifts

The popular and portable Lottie girl dolls and Finn boy dolls are an antidote to fast fashion dolls – they are an empowering range of dolls based on children, fun, relatable, and they can stand on their own two feet!

The dolls are small, cute and made with great attention to detail, representing all interests, abilities and styles. Take your pick from dozens of characters, including Stargazer, which is a collaboration with the European Space Agency and comes complete with telescope, tripod, solar system collector cards, and a notable women in astronomy sheet; or Meg, inspired by real-life activist Mari Copeny, aka Little Miss Flint, who wears a ‘Kids Voices Matter’ t-shirt and aims to empower children to believe in themselves.

Rainbow Jigsaw Puzzle as Gaeilge

This beautiful 16-piece rainbow jigsaw puzzle, in Irish, provides the perfect way to teach children their colours as Gaeilge!

Hand painted in all the colours of the rainbow (and more!), the chunky and durable pieces are perfectly sized for little hands to put together. Some of the pieces stand up and can be played with as individual toys.

This handcrafted children’s wooden jigsaw puzzle is designed to encourage dexterity and logic, and will make learning Irish fun!

Irelandopedia by John Burke and Fatti Burke

irelandopedia for irish books for kids

Get ready to go on an exciting adventure around Ireland with Irelandopedia! Unleash your imagination and sense of adventure as you discover Ireland like you’ve never seen it before!

Armchair travellers of any age will be totally absorbed by Fatti Burke’s detailed illustrations and her father John’s fabulous facts, which can be discovered on every page.

Spot the ghosts in Dunluce Castle. Can you find the vanishing lake? Eat a blaa in Waterford and a yellowman in Antrim. Travel to the highest peak and the smallest harbour — even discover which county Elvis Presley’s ancestors were from!

Go fact-hunting and collect knowledge, county by county, until you have an Irelandopedic knowledge yourself!

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Hurlog

Hurlog for irish gifts

Does your child have an interest in learning about hurling, one of the most adrenaline-pumping sports in the world!

Hurlog is designed specifically for children as a beginner pack and includes a soft, light hurl and sliotar. With sizes from 16″ (for up to 2.5 year olds) to 20″ (for over 4.5 year olds), this is a great starter set for kids.

Scratchable Map of Ireland

Scratchable Map Ireland for irish gifts

With 62 of the best places to visit in Ireland, Scratchable Map Ireland is a unique souvenir and an eye-catching talking point when mounted.

The map contains the must-see places to visit throughout the 32 counties of the island. From castles to cliffs and museums to monuments, Ireland has it all.

  • Visit the passage tomb at Newgrange that is older than the pyramids of Egypt.
  • Ride Europe’s largest wooden roller coaster at Tayto Park.
  • Drink a pint of the black stuff at the home of Guinness in its Dublin brewery.
  • Climb the 618 steps of the wild island of Skellig Michael to visit its 6th century monastery.

Scratch off the attractions that you have visited to reveal beautiful hand-drawn pictures, then use the map to plan you next adventure!

The Children of Lir

The Children of Lir for irish books

The four children of King Lear are happy when their father marries again. Aoife, their new stepmother, is very kind to them. But in her heart she is jealous of the children and uses her secret magic powers to cast a spell on them, changing them into swans. They spend long years on lonely lakes and frozen seas, until one day the spell is broken and they are human again. Though everyone they loved is long gone, they know they are home at last.

The Children of Lir is a classic Irish legend that can be enjoyed by all ages.

Irish Fairy Doors

The handcrafted wooden fairy doors from The Irish Fairy Door Company are made and decorated in Ireland, sprinkled with a little magic and ready for your fairy to move in!

Each fairy door comes with a magic key in a bottle, three stepping stones, the Family/Fairy Lease Agreement, a notepad for your fairy and the Fairy Welcome Guide. All you need to help settle your fairy into their new human home, but you can also add a range of accessories and decorations that will transform your fairy’s home!

Croke Park Jigsaw

Are you searching for the perfect gift for a GAA fan? This superb 3D puzzle of Croke Park stadium is a stunning replica for ages 7+ to enjoy.

Croke Park is a Gaelic games stadium in Dublin, Ireland. Named after Archbishop Thomas Croke, it serves as both the principal national stadium of Ireland and headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). Since 1891 the site has been used by the GAA to host Gaelic sports, including the annual All-Ireland in Gaelic football and hurling.

A major expansion and redevelopment of the stadium ran from 1991 to 2005, raising capacity to its current 82,300 spectators.This makes Croke Park the third-largest stadium in Europe, and the largest not usually used for association football in Europe.

The Moon Spun Round

The Moon Spun Round

This book brings the spirit and beauty of the writing of W.B. Yeats to the younger audience. Sumptuous illustrations complement the carefully selected works of Yeats, which includes poems, stories, a letter from his childhood, and an account of the childhood memories of his daughter Anne.

Including unpublished work, The Moon Spun Round draws on Yeats’ preoccupation with magic, fairy lore, place, family and childhood. The mystical and magical tone will entrance younger readers.

Rory’s Story Cubes

rory's story cubes for irish gifts

Discover Rory’s Story Cubes with nine dice from the Classic edition. Throw the dice and tell your story using the illustrations on the faces of the dice.

Their role? To act as a compass, a guide to invent the craziest and most wonderful stories and adventures of all kinds – fantasy, epic, magic, extra-terrestrial and more.

Mix and match the classic set with other sets, including Heroes, Voyages, Primal, Actions, Mystery, Astro, Emergency, Fantasia, and Harry Potter.

The Great Irish Farm Book by Darragh McCullough

The Great Irish Farm Book for irish books

Everything your child needs to know about Irish farms!

Did you know that there are almost 2,000,000 pigs in Ireland? And that sheep have rectangular pupils, which means they have amazing vision? Would you believe only 10 per cent of the milk produced in Ireland is consumed here? And that hens are pregnant for 21 days, but a horse can be pregnant for up to 345 days? How about the fact that despite our love of spuds, grass is Ireland’s top crop, covering 3,700,000 hectares, while potatoes cover only 9,000 hectares?

From the farmer’s day to the changing of the seasons, from animals and crops to machinery and technology, and from ancient times to the modern day, The Great Irish Farm Book will take you on a fascinating journey through life on an Irish farm.

Paper Pet Kit

Cut, score, fold, glue and…ta-dah, you did it! You have your very own paper pet, made in Ireland, to hang or play with! These are a fun, hands-on craft to do that look wonderful plain white or painted/collaged.

Choose from a wide range of animals, including penguin, dolphin, seahorse, tortoise, unicorn head, swan, deer, T-Rex, and more.

The Dead Zoo by Peter Donnelly

The Dead Zoo for irish books

Mr Gray is a very serious man. And he is in charge of a very old, very serious museum, filled to the brim with stuffed animals.

Mr Gray does not like people. He does not like children. In fact, he is most at home with things that are stuffed. So when a real, live mouse decides to move into The Dead Zoo, Mr Gray is determined that she must go. That is, until he needs her help…

Discovering Ireland Game

Discovering Ireland game for irish gifts

Bring the whole family together for a rowdy trip around the Emerald Isle – will you stop for tea and scones, take a wrong turning or meet cows in a narrow lane? Discovering Ireland is a great way to learn about the geography of Ireland.

Should you accept an invitation to the Dublin Horse Show? Has another player cunningly put road works in your way? Will you discover which town is nearest The Giant’s Causeway?

Laughter is guaranteed as everyone from school kids to grandparents are invited to unlock the secrets of this wonderful Island.

Map of Ireland Jigsaw as Gaeilge

map of ireland jigsaw for irish gifts

This beautiful hand-crafted map of Ireland jigsaw puzzle, as Gaeilge, is a brilliant challenge for young and old alike. All 32 counties of Ireland are represented as separate interlocking wooden pieces with the name of each county written in Irish.

Hand-painted in vibrant colours, this jigsaw provides the perfect way for the whole family to learn about the island of Ireland in our native tongue. Though a traditional concept, it really is a modern classic.

Dr Hibernica Finch’s Compelling Compendium of Irish Animals

dr hibernia finch

Giving loving and detailed information about the robins, puffins and owls of the air, seals and basking sharks of Ireland’s waters, and the hedgehogs, otters and deer who share the land, Dr Hibernica Finch’s Compelling Compendium of Irish Animals details 28 of Ireland’s most compelling and iconic birds and animals.

Fifi Flurry and the Sleepy Snowflake

Fifi Flurry and the Sleepy Snowflake

Fifi Flurry and the Sleepy Snowflake is a wonderfully chilly tale of a snow-flurry called Fifi and her family of little snowflakes, wholly created and produced in Ireland, suitable for children from age 3-6.

Wonderfully Weathery Books is an Irish-owned business that publishes children’s picture books about a land called Weatherville, where the weather lives!

The aim of these books is to teach children about the weather by introducing them to different weather characters and showing how they interact together to create different types of weather. There are four books available in the Weatherville series.

Arckit

Arckit is a tangible and hands-on design tool for spontaneously bringing your architectural ideas to life right before your eyes.

Inspired by real, modern building techniques, Arckit opens up the wonderful world of architectural design to users of all ages and levels with an exciting range of kits for beginners through to advanced.

Arckit’s new and enhanced series of kits received the first ever Official STEAM Accreditation Seal of Approval by The Toy Association of America and Dr. Amanda Gummer’s Good Play Guide.

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From crafts and science kits to the latest books and magazines, these subscription gifts for kids and teens will keep them engaged and interested long after the gift has been received. Plus, who doesn’t love to get something fun in the post?!

Linkilonk Activity Tubes

Inspire your child’s creativity and imagination with hands-on activities that help your child discover Ireland’s beautiful landmarks.

A Linkilonk activity tube is perfect for children aged 4+ and celebrates Ireland through creativity, wildlife and beautiful locations in Ireland.  The durable, fully recyclable cardboard tube of fun contains a poster, colouring pages, activity sheets, stickers and plenty of crafty ideas!

Worry Pin

Worry Pin for irish gifts

Float away your worries with an Emily & Eve enamel worry pin.

If your day isn’t going to plan or you feel a little grey, use your special balloon pin and watch your worries float away. A great little gift for children who are dealing with anxiety, worry or separation struggles.

Bainisteoir Board Game

Bainisteoir board game for irish gifts

Bainisteoir is an exciting, family-friendly Gaelic Games board game that will test your managerial skills, as you lead your team to All Ireland glory!

Bainisteoir is the ultimate test of your ability as a Gaelic Games manager. Using the unique Gaelic Games transfer market, can you build a team that will reach All Ireland glory as you battle it out against other counties. You will need to manage your own finances and team selection as you plot your path to victory, overcoming obstacles that will be thrown at you along the way.

Irish Fairy Tales by Edmund Leamy

Irish Fairy Tales for irish books

Irish Fairy Tales is a charming collection of spellbinding tales from Ireland’s Gaelic past. From the story of the dwarf who wins the hand of a beautiful princess, and a white cat who helps a prince defeat a giant, to an enchanted cave that leads to the fairy queen’s lands, and a huntsman who becomes the champion of Tara, the stories in this little book will enchant and entertain readers of all ages.

Unique and Exciting Irish Gifts for Kids

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Published On: October 17th, 2022 / Categories: Lifestyle / Last Updated: November 21st, 2022 / Tags: , , /

About the Author: Emily Manning

Emily Manning
Emily is the coffee-loving Editor of MyKidsTime. Mum of one daughter and two naughty Tibetan Terriers, she is particularly partial to Curly Wurlys and unable to resist pretty stationery and new cookbooks. As an avid foodie and domestic goddess-wannabe, she is most likely to be found in the kitchen.

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