St. Patrick’s Day originated as an Irish holiday, but in the past century, it has transcended cultural boundaries to become celebrated by people of all nationalities from around the world. Ireland is known as the home of Guinness beer, and enjoying a couple of beers in a responsible manner is a great way to usher in the spring festivities. An even greater way to do so, however, is with Irish beer gifts and St. Patrick’s Day beer gift baskets.
St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, and he is said to have passed on March 17 in the year 493. He is popularly known for ridding the country of snakes, and in 1588, an annual feast day in honor of St. Patrick began on the anniversary of his death. In the centuries that followed, many Irish people immigrated to other countries around the world, but they continued to celebrate the feast of St. Patrick wherever they went.
Today, St. Patrick’s Day is a government holiday in Ireland and Northern Ireland, but in the United States, it is an unofficial holiday that is widely celebrated. As the old saying goes, “Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.” Parades are held and beer is enjoyed as people from all backgrounds regale in all things Irish.
On St. Patrick’s Day, we wear green and listen to Irish folk music, or we join one of the many sing-alongs. What helps those songs get started are a few delicious beverages, and what helps even more is when they are given as gifts. Irish beer gifts for St. Patrick’s Day are thoughtful and show that you appreciate your friends and family.
At BeerGifts.com, we have developed a large selection of Irish beer gift baskets for St. Patrick’s Day or any day of the year. Many of these attractive beer gifts are filled with bottles of Guinness Draught and Guinness Extra Stout, but if you are a fan of Irish red ale, we also have something for you.
In addition to beer baskets for St. Patrick’s Day, you can also enjoy a holiday tee shirt, a set of Guinness tulip glasses and a subscription to our exclusive BeerGifts.com Beer of the Month Club.