If You Could Have Something From Ireland or Scotland....
....What would it be? My son is traveling through Europe for 2 months and will be spending a few weeks with his best friend who lives in Scotland. They will probably travel to Ireland. Unfortunately, he will be missing my birthday, so I have requested something from Ireland or Scotland, but am not sure exactly how to narrow it down. So if you could splurge and get something from either country, what would it be?
An ISH would be my first choice but if it is something you have to be able to put in a suitcase, it would be a new Irish knit sweater from the Blarney Woolen Mills.
In the dark ages when I was there last, they were gorgeous and not that expensive for what you were getting.
Or some Waterford Crystal
There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.(Churchill)
Definitely a sweater! I have an Irish wool sweater that is my absolute favorite!!! It's beautiful and the warmest sweater I have ever owned. It has also held up longer than any sweater I have ever owned. Maybe a nice scarf.
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I was lucky enough to study abroad in Ireland for a year while I was in college (just graduated in May). He is going to have a blast! I will say that I brought home a few wool sweaters and jackets, but my favorite thing is the wool blanket I brought back. I bought it when I was visiting the Aran Isalnds with friends and although it wasn't cheap (about 70 euro) I use it all the time. Sweaters are great too, just beware some styles size a bit differently and some can be a tad unflattering (of course if you wear it around the house like me that doesn't really matter!).
Good suggestions on the sweater....sorry, horses won't fit in a backpack! My son is going to be traveling to Berlin, Greece, Croatia and then to Ireland and Scotland. I am so envious and yes, he will enjoy himself and have lots of pictures! I am so happy for him. Six months ago he was engaged to a bitch. A week after getting engaged, he discovered she had been cheating on him. Devastated, he packed up and left the house they had built in Atlanta and moved back home, with his engineering firm letting him work here. He has landed his dream job with an international engineering firm and will not have to report for work until June, hence the backpacking trip to Europe. Ah, to be young and single with not ties!
Galaxie Bars...sigh. I think I consumed one a day the whole two months I was there. Assuming you aren't as addicted to chocolate as me, if he can make it to the Horseware Wearhouse in Dundalk there are lots of nice coats, scarves, sweaters etc.