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February 17, 2023

Going Green in the March Toward Spring

Going Green in the March Toward Spring 

If the month of March was a color, no doubt it would be a shade of green.

Lawns browned by the harshness of winter begin to take on a spring-like hue. Bulb flowers start poking through the ground. And of course, we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with all things green this month.

You don’t have to hail from Ireland to feel Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Share the luck of the Irish with friends and family with these unique gift ideas that represent the true craftsmanship of the Emerald Isle.

This genuine walking stick is handmade in Ireland and bears the same name as the town traditionally known as the source of its origin centuries ago—Shillelagh. Made from blackthorn, the wood species used exclusively to make each shillelagh, this wood is selected for its superior weight-to-hardness ratio. Sold only through Hammacher Schlemmer, no two sticks are identical, so each one made is unique.

You may want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a genteel nip of Irish whiskey. These glasses were designed specifically for tasting whiskey and have a thick, sturdy base that complements the depth of whiskey, thin sides that allow you to clearly see the liquid’s color and a tapered mouth that accentuates aromas. Recognized as the best glasses for tasting, they are used by every whiskey company in Ireland and Scotland for sampling their product.

Perfect for staying warm while curled up with a good book, this fleece lined throw is made in County Cork, Ireland from the softest flannel in the world. The 100% cotton throw features warm flannel on side and a soft sherpa fleece lining on the other.

In the U.S., we’ve made St. Patrick’s Day our own, with parades, parties and corned beef dinners. So don your shamrocks, tuck into a plate of corned beef and cabbage, and raise a toast of Irish whiskey or good stout beer to the Emerald Isle!