Top 5 Celtic Food Gifts Under $25

Dec 4, 2013 by

  • Top 5 Celtic Food Gifts Under $25

  • Looking for a Celtic food stocking stuffer or gift under $25? 

Click the blue links to find treats to satisfy any Celtic gourmand, without putting a dent in your holiday budget


1.  Scottish smoked salmon  St. James Scottish Reserve Gravelox- Unsliced Seasoned Smoked Salmon, Cured with Brandy, Fresh Chopped Dill, Salt & Sugar–smoked salmon with capers, cream cheese and cucumber slices are a New Year’s Eve tradition at our home–simple dee-vine!
2.  Irish Breakfast tea  Bewley’s Irish Breakfast Tea in decorative tin,  30 loose tea bags, no tags or strings.   Bewley’s is an old Irish company that has won numerous awards for its wonderful tea blends.  Their Breakfast Tea  is a deep golden brew that is a long-time favorite of mine.
3. Welsh Sea Salt Jar     Halen Môn Mon Pure Welsh Silver Finishing Sea Salt from Isle of Anglesey, Wales White, crunchy flaky crystals add an extra something to almost any food. Described by Henry Harris (former Head Chef at Harvey Nichols’ Fifth Floor Restaurant) as ‘…tasting of the cleanest oceans’, Halen Môn is a Soil Association Certified Product.
4. Cornish Gingerbread  Furniss Cornish gingerbreads in traditional old tube. These cookies are made to an original recipe from the company’s founder, John Cooper Furniss, dating back to 1886.   Crunchy, spicy and very, very tasty, it’s a gingerholic’s dream.
5.Breton Crepes  Gavottes Crispy Lace Crepes From France covered in Milk Chocolate–delicate, thin Breton lace crepes by Loc Maria are a fine crispy biscuit that has been made following a French traditional recipe handed down since 1920.  These crepes are covered in a fine layer of gourmet milk chocolate.They are perfect with coffee or tea.

5 Foods For Celts

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Supporting through Amazon This Holiday Season

Nov 18, 2013 by

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Beautiful Celtic people, the month of November is flying by and the holiday gift-giving season will be upon us in just a couple of weeks.  Personally, I try to avoid the stress and the crowds by doing my shopping online, usually at places like, where you can find a wide selection of items and prices that often beat brick and mortar retailers, even when you add shipping charges.

If you use one of my widgets on my Support page to click through for all your purchases (now and at any other time of year) you will also be giving a small but still not insignificant gift to WESCelt (every little bit helps, folks), and all without spending any extra money yourself.   You can do your holiday shopping and support our Celtic heritage blog at the same time–win-win!

At you can choose from a wide variety of Celtic items: books on Celtic history, myth and travel, Celtic music CDs and downloads, Celtic jewelry and clothing, DVDs about the Celtic realm, tartans, plaids, crystal glasses for whisky/whiskey fans and much more that I haven’t even thought of yet.
If you are thinking about exploring the Viking links to your Celtic heritage, is a great place to start–they have loads of good books that will help you connect those ancestry dots.

So let me say in advance: Go raibh maith agat(Irish), Tapadh leibh(Scottish) and Diolch(Welsh)–THANK YOU!

While you do your shopping, here’s a funny tune to help you keep the holidays in perspective, Irish style:

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