If ever an item represented Ireland right now, it is this, the Harry Allen Pig Bank. I can't think of a more thoughtful gift for the disgruntled (I absolutely could. not. help myself, sorry) pig farmer in your life, and nobody trusts the banks anymore anyway so it's the perfect alternative to stashing your cash under the mattress.
It was designed in 2004 (this Allen guy is like a fucking design Nostradamus), cast from a real, if dead, little piggy.
"The Reality take on the classic Piggy bank takes its form from a real pig. 5% of the proceeds from sales of the bank will be donated to The Humane Society of the United States. The Humane Society is dedicated to creating a world where our relationship with animals is guided by compassion. (They) seek a truly humane society in which animals are respected for their intrinsic value, and where the human-animal bond is strong' (taken from their website). Our pig lost its life from natural causes and we are hoping that his likeness will live on to help prevent cruelty to animals everywhere."
Good man Harry, now to decide between hot pink ($95) and shimmery, shiny gold ($190).
Get it here