Give one of life's greatest pleasures
We agree with writer Jackie Reeve of the New York Times Wirecutter, that a comfortable blanket is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Jackie distinguishes between a good blanket - one that is warm - and a GREAT blanket, which is also breathable, soft, stylish and should last for years and years. We also agree with that distinction. There is a vast difference between good and great blankets. There is also a vast difference between good and great gifts.
As wedding season approaches, we’d like to encourage you to consider giving one of life’s greatest pleasures - a luxurious, heirloom quality Irish wool blanket or throw as a gift commemorating one of life’s biggest occasions. Premium Irish blankets and throws make a perfect wedding gift for a number of reasons. Because your time is valuable, we’ll give you our top 3 reasons here:
- Unique Gift - Enough already with the toasters, food processors or nonstick cookware. Authentic Irish wool blankets are a unique gift that will stand out as the couple carefully rips through all of those perfectly wrapped gift items. The couple will be impressed that you cared enough to go beyond the standard stuff and gave them a premium Irish wool blanket or throw.
- Heirloom Quality - All of our Irish wool blankets are woven using techniques that have been passed down through generations. When you start with the finest new wool - no seconds or cuts - your finished blanket or throw is made to last a lifetime, or more! It’s a great feeling knowing that you're giving a gift that is something the couple can cherish with every anniversary.
- Usable Every Day - Unlike that China or crystal that gets stored and only sees the light of day on rare, special occasions, our Irish wool blankets and throws are a gift that can be used every day and they won’t break. Unlike that Instant Cooker Pot that’s all the rage, you don’t need a manual to learn how to use a blanket! (And you know he won’t read the manual anyway, which will start a fight, so just don’t go there!)
We offer a wide range of wool and wool-blend blankets and throws at Biddy Murphy that also come in a variety of colors and patterns. We even pulled together this quick reference chart that identifies the softness of each type of blanket. These aren’t your Grandma's old itchy wool blankets. The options start soft and finish with our customer favorite, Cashmere Merino Wool blend that is ultra-soft, just like spreading fresh Irish butter onto your favorite, warm brown bread. Yes, it’s that smooth!
We’re not kidding you when we said that our Irish wool blankets are usable every day. Some may think that they are only great during the colder months but Irish wool blankets are actually great for year round comfort. Wool is active, reactive to your body temperature. The natural wool fibers have wicking properties and the space between the wool fibers allows for air movement which keeps you comfortable in the warmer months as well. Irish wool blankets and throws are also easy to care for, with a protective layer that is resistant to stains. Most issues are resolved with a quick spot clean. And you know how cleaning can be an issue in some marriages, so again, Irish wool blankets as wedding gifts are a no-brainer.
We hope that you’ll step out of the box in which the boring wedding gifts reside and that you’ll consider going with a unique option that will be sure to elicit a heartfelt “thank you” from the new couple. You can relish in the fact that every time the new couple snuggles in their authentic Irish wool blanket you gave them as a gift, that they’ll smile and think of you!