Thoughtful gift ideas for mums, aunts or grannies.
With Mother's Day on the near horizon (next Sunday, 14th of March for those who might need some reminding), we've rounded up some special gift inspiration from both Irish and more international brands.
While gifts or celebrations can't quite make up for many of us not being able to hug our mums this year, it's always worth letting her know how much she's loved, whether you’re together or apart.
From beauty treats to foodie favours, scroll on to shop our Mother's Day gift guide....
New Moon Blooms
Dried flowers are not only incredibly trendy right now, but they're also a sustainably-minded gift. When cared for properly, dried bloom bouquets can last years, making them an ideal finishing touch to the interior design of any room.
Handtied dried flower bouquet, €59 – SHOP
Part useful, part aesthetic, this yoga mat from Irish company Holder 8 would make a gorgeous addition to any yogi Mum's practice. At 4mm, it's thick enough to help protect joints, while the serene blue background already feels zen-inducing.
Humming Birds 4mm Yoga Mat, €89 – SHOP
Featuring Foreo's signature T-Sonic pulsations, this facial toning device from the Swedish tech label delivers the results of a microcurrent facial and lymphatic drainage treatment at the same time. Feels like a facial, tones like a workout!
Bear microcurrent device, €299 – SHOP
This innovative waterless diffuser emits a burst of pure, undiluted mist of essential oils, bringing an instant sense of calm to any room and maximising the full therapeutic benefit of the plant essence. Plus, it comes with one of Modern Botany's signature oil blends, carefully crafted to counteract the stresses of everyday life.
Nebuliser and Aroma 5ml Duo, €90 – SHOP
Our go-to restaurant for the tastiest pasta dishes in Dublin is launching a 'Pasta Club', offering nationwide delivery and a menu that changes weekly. If your Mum enjoys her food, why not sign her up for a once-off or an ongoing subscription?
Sign up to register your interest and get first access to Pasta Club HERE
Augustinus Bader at Arnotts
Loved by beauty editors the world over, this intensely luxurious, super hydrator is not cheap. But developed by a world-leading expert in stem cell research, Professor Augustinus Bader, who has spent thirty years unlocking the body’s innate processes to self-heal, what you're getting is seriously high tech stuff.
The Rich Cream, €150 - SHOP
This skincare ritual set has been crafted and designed to nourish, restore and renew not just your skin but your overall well-being and inner balance. Featuring a 100% compostable and biodegradable box made from mycelium technology, this is the perfect gift for sustainable mums. Inside, is Nunaïa's award-winning Nourishing Radiance Serum to restore radiance and hydration to the skin, Superfood Cleansing Balm to deeply cleanse and nourish and a super soft Facial Cleansing Oval to lift away daily impurities.
GROUND & GLOW SKIN RITUAL SET, €125, SHOP
WEEKL.IE X ERICA DRUM
Priced at €155, The Weekl.ie X Erica Drum Mother's Day Gift Box is designed as a shared experience so that both you and your mum can enjoy - no matter how far apart you are. Each box includes all the ingredients you need to make Erica's delicious Mother's Day lunch along with a recipe card, a ticket to Erica's private cook-a-long virtual class, a bunch of stunning dried flowers by The Garden Shop, Cocoa Atelier chocolates, a bottle of prosecco and a Mother's Day card which you can include a personalised message inside. What's more, the boxes are available for delivery nationwide for a small cost and are available to order now. If Weekl.ie's previous Valentine's Day meal kit was anything to go by, you're going to want to act fast as they sold out in record time. Boxes will be delivered before Sunday, March 14 (that's Mother's Day, FYI).
The Weekl.ie X Erica Drum Mother's Day Gift Box, €155, SHOP
Perhaps your mum loves a carefully curated ear, choosing multiple earrings that complement each other, or maybe they have an envious collection of necklaces. Whatever their style, there’s loads of gorgeous options at Maria Tash this Mother's Day, available online at Brown Thomas.
Prices start from €195, SHOP
There are printmakers and then there is Jando. Founded in 2015 by husband and wife Julie and Owen Mc Loughlin, Jando is a multi-award-winning printmaking studio based in Dublin, known for their bold, punchy interpretations of Irish and international landmarks. From iconic Ireland Prints and their acclaimed Concrete Moon series to artwork for those who call Dublin their home with a love for its many landmarks, there is truly something for every mum. Plus! This year, JANDO has also gone the extra mile by branching into Mother's Day greeting cards now offering a great mix of wonderful puns and loving messages with something to reflect every relationship. Included in every purchase is the option of adding a personal message.
'MAM, THANKS FOR ALWAYS LISTENING' Card, €3.50, SHOP
Stillgarden, the Dublin 8 independent and experimental Distillery, has created an array of beautiful gift boxes, especially for Mother's Day. Choose from the Boss Lady Gift Box (€55) which includes a bottle of Stillgarden’s latest curation, Boss Lady Gin, Mum’s Ultimate Cocktail Box (€70) choosing from Cosmo, Spent-spresso Martini, and Raspberry Soiree, you also get two 200ml Stillgarden Signature Mini Cocktails so you can try all three of Stillgarden’s socially sourced, ready-to-pour cocktail creations or the Mother’s Day “Mini” Hampers (€40) includes 3 x 200ml bottles of their delicious Cosmo, Spent-spresso Martini, and Raspberry Soiree cocktails. All of Stillgarden’s Gift Boxes are available to purchase from March 2nd via their online shop. Collection and nationwide delivery options are available. Next day delivery is available in Dublin for orders placed before noon and same-day delivery for Dublin on orders placed before noon on Mother’s Day (Sunday 14th March).
Mum's Ultimate Cocktail Box, €70, SHOP
A leading Irish supplier of small-batch wines and top quality fizz, WineLab has created an offering that includes a choice between one of their outstanding wines, alongside a spectacular Spring Wreath and a JANDO Mother’s Day card. You also have the option to choose some delicious Butler’s Chocolates for €80 or an Airs and Grazes grazing board for €95 to complete the indulgent gift. For the centrepiece of your WineLab gift, choose from either an organic white like their ultra-modern La Soeur Cadette Macon, a super-premium red like their classy Tio Martin Rioja Crianza or opt for the good stuff with grown-up bubbles in the form of their Stocco Prosecco Spumante. For more information on WineLab’s offerings visit their website winelab.ie
'Her Moment' Mother's Day Gift, €80-€95, SHOP
Mother Reusables are earth-friendly thermal bottles made from copper and stainless steel. These stunning artist-designed bottles are the perfect gift for mums who love spending time outdoors and care about their plastic footprint. These gorgeous 500ml bottles keep beverages hot or cold for up to 24 hours and are ideal for busy mums constantly on the go. What's more, for every product sold, Mother Reusables will plant a tree with backup from the Eden Reforestation Project.
Mother Reusable Water Bottle, €35, SHOP
Irish Jewellery designers Seoidín, are launching their new spring edit just in time for Mother’s Day. With the edit including gorgeous fresh and bright pearls and beautiful semi-precious gemstones, the jewellery brand perfectly captures the air of springtime in Ireland. You’ll find some of the brands signature design styles in the collection too, like delicate crochet gold and their contemporary hammered precious metals. Whatever you decide to go for in the collection, one thing's for certain: your mum will love it.
Circle Of Life Necklace, €228, SHOP
MOUNT JULIET ESTATE
If afternoon tea bucket lists were a thing, Mount Juliet Estate would be at the top of our list. Now bringing their traditional afternoon tea experience to you, Mount Juliet has launched three at home experiences to choose from. The traditional Mount Juliet Afternoon Tea for two people is priced at €80 or there's a feed the family option available with Mount Juliet’s Family Afternoon Tea for two adults and two children which is priced at €120. But if you're looking to well and truly indulge, there is the Mount Juliet Afternoon Tea for Two with Henriot Champagne which is priced at €125. Enjoy freshly baked Guinness and treacle brown bread and white soda bread loaves, served with a selection of toppings including Coronation chicken, Duncannon smoked salmon and beef pastrami with all the trimmings. Sweet treats include lemon drizzle cake, coffee opera cake, frangipane tart and freshly baked scones with homemade raspberry jam and lemon curd. Children can indulge in ultimate sweet treats with rocky road pops, Kinder cupcakes, giant cookies, and blondies, along with cheese dips and Nutella bagels, all paired with a delicious bottle of homemade lemonade. Simple and fun to assemble, with no cooking required - each box comes with a menu and a note on how to present, serve and enjoy your Afternoon Tea in the style of Mount Juliet. There is a delivery charge of €10 for delivery in Kilkenny only. Orders can be placed on the Mount Juliet Estate website mountjuliet.ie or by calling (056) 777-3000.
Another popular spot for afternoon tea in the city centre, The Merrion have boxed up their luxury afternoon tea experience so you can enjoy the experience without lifting a finger. Created with love in mind, chef Paul Kelly has created 'Love pastries' which were inspired by Kelly’s favourite flavours and include a vanilla and fresh berry sweet pastry tartlet, milk chocolate and salted caramel mousse and a blackberry macaron filled with cassis ganache and blackberry pate de fruit. The pastries are expertly matched with a selection of teas, delectable sandwiches, tasty scones, carrot cake, traditional Battenberg, The Merrion porter cake and a delicious lemon drizzle cake to create the ultimate afternoon tea experience. Aptly named 'Love Tea', the box is priced at €35 per person with options to upgrade with a Merrion Rose bouquet of flowers or a bottle of Henriot Rosé Champagne for the exclusive price of an additional €55 per item. To order, simply phone 01 603 0600.
It may be another while before we get to whisk our mums away on a luxury getaway but Adare Manor's Mother's Day 'Until We Meet Again' Hamper is the next best thing. Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at Adare Manor is a cherished family ritual that stretches back for generations. To carry on that tradition for this unusual Mother’s Day, the team at Adare Manor have put together this evocative hamper filled with delightful Afternoon Tea treats to enjoy right now, and the promise of a very happy occasion to come. The hamper will be delivered in an Adare Manor presentation box with a matching ribbon and inside is an Afternoon Tea for two gift card (valid for five years), Adare Manor signature 1832 tea, Adare Manor signature preserves, Adare Manor signature scent candle and a recipe for making Adare Manor scones that are served at Afternoon Tea.
Mother's Day 'Until We Meet Again' Hamper, €195, SHOP
codex beauty labs
If there's one thing your mum loves more than you, it's her skincare. This pamper care kit from Codex Beauty Labs keeps skin calm and hydrated - two things we can guarantee your mother's skin is seeking. Inside the kit are the nourishing Skin Superfood Hydration Solution and two energising, skin-softening bar soaps. The selection provides everything you need for soft, hydrated spring skin and costs €60 (with products valuing €85).
Pamper Care Kit, €60, SHOP
If every time you chat to your mum, she comments on the state of her nails and is crying out for a manicure, Mink has just the thing for her. The popular Dublin nail salon has teamed up with Dublin-based flower shop Appassionata to create the ultimate gift this Mother's Day. These very special, limited edition gift boxes have been designed with care, to deliver a moment of luxury and love, in a year where every little thought counts. Inside you will find a beautiful trio of Modern Rose ( Mink's very own collection of elegant bath and body products designed to recreate the salon experience at home), A Mink Manicure Voucher to indulge and experience as soon as they can welcome your mum back to their salon and a posy of fresh flowers, a bespoke creation for Mink by Appassionata, for that special final touch.
Mink loves Appassionata: The Exclusive, Limited Edition Mother’s Day Gift, €185, SHOP
NJO Designs are an Irish owned family business so Mother's Day is one occasion they hold very dear. This year, they have curated a selection of Mother's Day pieces guaranteed to make every kind of mum smile. From their 9ct gold Tree of Life pendants to their Mother Earth, Sun, Moon and Star pieces in sterling silver and gold, there is something for everyone this Mother’s Day. Prices start at just €46, see njodesignsjewellery.com for more information.
9ct Yellow & White Gold Tree of Life Pendant, €170, SHOP
This past year has been tough on us all but perhaps the pandemic has hit mums the hardest. Not only have they had to become school teachers, chefs and entertainers - they've done it all while working from their kitchen tables. This mother's day give your mum the chance to relax with this collection of roll-on oils from Irish brand Yogandha. Each oil is designed to keep you calm, energised and to balance. Apply to your pulse points fo ran instant feeling of calm and self-connection.
All Roll-Ons, €51.99, SHOP
Fragrance, in particular, is one gift that will keep giving all year-round and is a way to treat mum with something pretty luxurious that she wouldn't normally buy for herself. ELLE FLEUR is a bright modern floral, not a shrinking violet but a strong floral with a fearlessly feminine twist. The top notes of the fragrance feature a mix of delicious citrus and fruity floral notes of bergamot and pear, freesia and bamboo. The heart continues with a beautiful balance of jasmine, lily of the valley and orange blossom, tingled with a touch of red apple and raspberry - essentially summertime in a bottle. The fragrance is long-lasting with base notes of delicious plum over elegant patchouli, sandalwood and vanilla blend.
Elle Fleur Eau de Parfum, €55, SHOP
Gourmet Tart Co.
This hamper from Galway’s Gourmet Tart Co. will kick off Mother’s Day in fine style. It includes a bottle of Prosecco, Bell Lane Coffee, handmade granola, Solaris tea and cookies, as well as artisan gifts including a Lara Luxardi Studio illustration and a ceramic keepsake from Dobos Ceramics. Delivery within Ireland is €5 per hamper or collect from the Salthill store for free.
Mother’s Day Luxury Breakfast Hamper, €85, SHOP
The Mother's Day Comfort Kit from Sligo’s Pudding Row is full of Irish-made treats. It includes a diffuser by Flora Lab, macaroons, homemade shortbread, Nutty House Granola, Wall & Keogh Loose Leaf tea and more.
Mother's Day Comfort Kit, €70 including delivery nationwide. SHOP
Co Wicklow’s Max Benjamin has lots of Mother’s Day gift ideas, including this Hand Care Edit. Available in five fragrances (Dodici, French Linen Water, Lemongrass & Ginger, Pink Pepper and White Pomegranate) the set includes a triple-milled natural soap, shea butter hand cream and moisturising hand sanitiser.
Hand Care Edit, €30, SHOP
Craft Cocktail had added a limited-edition set to its cocktails-in-a-bottle collection for Mother’s Day. It features four cocktails created by expert mixologists and made with Regal Rogue vermouth. Each of the four 200ml bottles contains two serves, and each bundle comes with a free tote bag. Mother’s Day cocktail set, €60 including free nationwide shipping from craftcocktails.ie and it’s available from select retailers. SHOP
Because when all else fails, chocolate! And what better chocolates to buy than the irresistible chocolate truffles from LINDOR? A gift of classic LINDOR Milk (€6.99) is sure to brighten her day. Or, for something special, try the Limited Edition LINDOR Strawberries & Cream - we tried a box just the week and trust us, delicious! Lovingly crafted by the Lindt Master Chocolatiers, each LINDOR Strawberries & Cream truffle is surrounded by a shell of luxurious premium white chocolate that once broken, releases an irresistibly smooth melting and deliciously sweet strawberries & cream filling. Priced at €6.99, you'll find a box in supermarkets nationwide.
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