Florida Gifts for People in Ireland

When we went back and forth to Ireland in 1997, all you had to do was grab some Levi’s paraphernalia, or Nike’s on sale and your family at home was delighted.
In 2003, when I was there last, Gap was really popular and really hard to get.
But now, Ireland has got it all and I am left wondering what gifts will be unique and interesting enough to take back. Oh, and be cheap enough to buy a lot of, and small enough to fit. (I have a lot of family)

Adult-types

Pros Cons
Schenbly Wines. Made in Homestead, Florida, they have local flavors like Lychee and Guava. At $20 a bottle and being wine-sized, I can’t brink them in bulk.
Carl Hiassen books Miami native novelist brings madcap humor to the legendary terrifying antics of South Florida drug cartels and mob bosses. Small and inexpensive. Has to be for the right person….
Tom’s BBQ Sauce Local to Florida, delicious and small. Could be messy!
Forever 21 Cheaper than topshop and only in the US, jewelry and shirts from here are a win for teens and twenties ladies. Small and cheap. Really Cheap. Stupid cheap. Poor quality.
Bath and Body Works 3-2 deals, wide range of flavors, and only in the US these soaps, candles and lotions would be perfect for that Aunt you don’t really know. Could be seen as a lazy gift.

For the kiddies

Pros Cons
Gap Shirts Low priced when on sale, clothes are always a winner for kids. Not as exotic as they used to be.
Heat Stuff The recent publicity is bad for prices but good for street cred. Non-sanctioned tees and hats should be $10-$20 Kid may not like Basketball. But does that matter?
Disney! Apparently my cousins think we live IN Disney, so why not bring home some Magic!? Shop the outlet for more deals. They can get a lot of it in Europe, but you can convince them it came from Disney.
Florida Kitsch Gator pencils and jerky. Dreamcatchers and shells. Sometimes it’s so bad it’s good Florida Kitsch

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