The March Swoon Gift Guide

March is the month of mud. So much of the country has had such a HORRENDOUS winter that we can’t help but dream of spring. Sadly, spring takes some time to get going, so I thought I’d focus on the green you can depend on in March—St. Patrick’s Day!

The year is 1990, and in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland, Neil Byrne plays rugby, keeps up with the in-crowd at his school, and is just a regular guy. A guy who’s gay. It’s a secret he keeps from the wider world as he explores the city at night and struggles to figure out how to reveal his real self–and to whom. First published in Ireland in 1993 and compared to The Catcher in the Rye by critics, Tom Lennon’s When Love Comes to Town is told with honesty, humor and originality.

When Love Comes to Town by Tom Lennon, hardcover $15.99

As previously discussed in this column, I am a tea person. As a tea person, I implore you to try The Republic of Tea. I’ve been drinking their teas for twenty years and every flavor is delicious. I highly enjoy their Lucky Irish Breakfast. You can find this brand more and more in stores, but if you order online you’ll discover that they use leftover tea bags as packaging which has the delightful result of your mail smelling delicious.

Lucky Irish Breakfast Tea by The Republic of Tea, 50 tea bags $11.00

Honestly, you can’t have enough Snoopy t-shirts with a holiday motif. This St. Patrick’s Day entry from Old Navy features everyone’s favorite beagle in a jaunty green hat and bow tie.

Women’s Snoopy St. Patrick’s Day Tee by Old Navy, $14.94

There isn’t a person alive who can look me in the eye and say they don’t love Amy Adams. Did you see her at the Oscars? She looked beautiful. Anyway, this film features both Amy Adams and Ireland with a side of Adam Scott, and is currently being sold on Amazon for the low, low price of $5.48. It is hard to beat $5.48 as a price point, as I’m sure you would agree.

Leap Year, Amazon, $5.48