Love is in the air everywhere I look around, Love is in the air every sight and every sound 🎶

Valentine’s Day is one week away folks! Yes, one week! Fear not, we’re here to help. Here at The Irish Workshop HQ, we’ve just cranked up Love FM and dreamed up with these alternative gifts for the man in your life to help you tell him how special he is on Valentine’s Day.

1. His Favorite Dublin Haunt

Does he have a favorite pub in Dublin? Maybe it’s the one that served him his best ever pint of Guinness, maybe it’s the one where he made a lifelong friend over some banter, or maybe it’s the one were you met?! Dublin artist Chris McMorrow has captured 40+ of Dublin’s most loved pubs in his atmospheric and colorful paintings. He sells them as limited edition framed prints and ships worldwide.

Limited edition print - Painting of Kehoe's Pub Dublin by Chris McMorrow

2. Jewelry that says “I Love Moo”

Usually it’s the ladies that have a magpie eye for jewelry, but there’s many a man who likes his stylish accessories too. These are cufflinks with character and funk. Handcrafted in Co.Down in Northern Ireland, jewelry designer Avril Manderson etches the cows by hand and then oxidizes the cufflinks to reveal the contrast between the image and the silver.

Handmade silver cow cufflinks

3. Snuggle Time

Love snuggling up on the couch and watching TV with him? Made from 100% lambswool by Ireland’s oldest woolen mills, Foxford Woollen Mills, this blanket is manly yet soft and cozy. Perfect for romantic nights in.

Gray Tartan Throw Blanket by Foxford Woollen Mills

4. Send him an S.O.S.

If you’re looking for a way to tell him how you feel, ask him to marry you (!) or even just remind them of your favorite song lyrics then this message in a bottle is for you (you old romantic you!). Each satin ribbon can be personalized to say whatever it is you want to say and is printed in typewriter font.

Love Message in a Bottle by Little White Dog


5. Dapper Date

A woven silk scarf – this is the ultimate in luxury. Made from 100% silk, designer Brendan Joseph’s scarf collections are inspired by the landscapes of Ireland. This particular one is called Howth Head, and there’s a matching bowtie available too.

Howth Head Scarf by Brendan Joseph

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