Whether she loves wine, her dogs, things that shine, or all of the above – there's a perfect gift out there for your mum.
We hate to break it to you but if when on the topic of mother's day you heard the words: "Honestly, don't be spending your money on me. I don't want anything," your mother lied. Because, in truth, mama dearest likes a token of appreciation - everybody does.
It needn't matter if you're shopping last minute, either. Thanks to a wonderful thing called next day delivery, these gifts will make it look like you made all the effort, with no hassle on your end. Although Mother's Day is a whole week away (Sunday, March 22 FYI), so you have plenty of time to get her something special.
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Below, are the best gifts and presents for Mother's Day to keep your mum on your side.
FOR THE Mum WHO ENJOYS A TIPPLE
Every mum likes to pretend she's one of the Monterey Five and indulge in a glass of wine whilst standing on the balcony (read: back door) of their mansion (read: semi-detached house). Treat her to something a bit special and she'll love you forever. A leader in sustainability, innovation and quality, Villa Maria is a family-owned winery that is very much recognised as an icon in the New Zealand wine industry. A superb match with a wide range of cuisine, this wine is intensely flavoured, elegant yet approachable. It has textural richness with subtle spice flavours and red cherry notes.
Villa Maria Cellar Select Pinot Noir with Durrus, €19.99, SuperValu
FOR THE Mum WHO LOVES MUSIC
This cute little rubber Bluetooth speaker won't stick out like a sore thumb in her home. And it sneakily plays FM radio too, so she won't miss Joe Duffy or tuning into the news.
Lexon Tykho 3 FM Radio Bluetooth Speaker, €54, Urban Outfitters
FOR THE SUPER PROUD MUM
Nothing makes her happier than thinking about her children—they’re so pretty! So smart! So sweet! Give this proud mum an opportunity to adore her handiwork every day with a physical print of you and/or your siblings using the Instax Mini Link Smartphone Printer. Easily edit and print photos from your smartphone using the app, swipe up on the image that you would like to print and the photo will come out of the printer using the same motion. She'll never have to spend hours scrolling through her 'WhatsApps' looking for a photo of you to show to her friends at yoga.
Instax Mini Link Smartphone Printer, €119, Harvey Norman
For the mUm who’s very interested in "glowing"
If there's one thing your mum loves more than you, it's her skincare. Restock her #sheflie or introduce her to some new products via the Liz Earle Cleanse & Nourish Skin Saviours Kit. Including the transformative, multi-award-winning facial cleanser alongside its hydrating body double – Cleanse & Polish Body Gentle Mitt Cleanser. To complete her nourishing routine the Skin Replenishing Body Balm, enriched with 8 varieties of plant butter, seed oils and extracts, delivers smooth, soft, hydrated skin for 48 hours.
Liz Earle Cleanse & Nourish Skin Saviours Kit, €43, Boots
FOR the Mum WHO ALWAYS asks for THE TIME
While there's obvious merit in gifting a proper Swiss watch, mum still needs a watch for the everyday. That's where Fossil steps in. With reliable insides and a classic design, its universal appeal will keep things ticking over nicely.
Ladies Fossil Rose Tone Stone Set Bracelet Watch, €169.00, Weirs and Sons
For The Mum Who Needs To Relax
Treat your Mum like the Queen she is with the perfect pampering treat from South William Clinic & Spa. The Signature SkinCeuticals Spa Package offers 90-minutes of pure bliss. The treatment uses various products from the results-driven SkinCeuticals range to pamper the face, and cleanse, exfoliate and massage the entire body. The Mother’s Day Signature Pamper Package includes a delicious herbal tea enjoyed in the luxurious relaxation room on arrival before an invigorating body brush exfoliation, relaxing massage and SkinCeuticals customised facial. The treatment can also be customised to ensure she gets the most from her experience. And hey, why not make it a mummy-daughter date and tag along? The Mother's Day Signature Pamper Package for one is just €99 (save €51) this Mother’s Day or €198 for two (save €102).
The Mother's Day Signature Pamper Package, From €99, South William Clinic & Spa
For the mUm whose baby is a dog
A gift for her pup is a gift she will cherish and this pink quilted dog bed will look nice in her home as well.
Earthbound Classic Morland Bed, €45, Pet Stop
FOR the mum WHO likes TO READ
No matter what your mum is into (or what your relationship is like), buying a book for someone is a lot easier than picking the right colour or size blouse or earrings, and it's much more exciting than a scented candle. If she’s into music, likes to cook, likes to learn new things, or even likes photos more than actually reading, you’ll have options. But for Mums who just like to read, the latest book from one of the most successful Irish novelists of all time, Marian Keyes, is our top pick. A story which begs to ask the question we all prefer to avoid: is it time to – finally – to grow up?
Grown Ups by Marian Keyes, €17.99, Eason
FOR the Mum WHO CAREs ABOUT THE PLANET
For the environmentally-conscious mum with a coffee habit, KeepCup is a slickly designed reusable cup made from durable, toughened glass. This KeepCup features a natural cork band which is made in Portugal using waste product from the wine cork manufacturer. Not only that, but it keeps your coffee hotter for longer and is designed to last for years.
KeepCup Cork Brew, €23.99, Reuzi
for the mum who likes to smell
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. Lancome Idôle is a gentle, refreshing and rose-laced floral perfume. It’s inoffensive, dewy and sparklingly light, with the type of rose that’s wet and apple-crisp. The perfumers created a ‘Clean and Glow’ accord to evoke just-damp laundry drying in the morning sun. And there’s a creamy jasmine note that anchors it down into your skin’s pores, which warms up throughout the day and seeps into your clothes, hair, partner. Combined, these aromas create a happy-splashy perfume that’s soft, safe and easygoing. At just 15mm thick, it is the slimmest bottle in the world to date and doesn’t actually stand up. It’s designed to slip into your back pocket or lay on your bedside table.
Lancôme Idôle Eau de Parfum, €87.50, Arnotts
for mum who prefers words
Pay tribute to the woman herself by bringing it back to basics with a Mother’s Day card. Take the time to write a loving message, show your appreciation, make jokes and say thanks for all she’s done. But in the interest of not giving her a big head, encase those loving words in a card that gives her a subtle reminder.
Wooden't be the same without you card, €3.50, Designist
For the mUm who likes to lounge
If she had the choice, she'd wear her pyjamas 24/7. Amp up her at-home look with this woven, long sleeve animal print pyjama set made from 60% cotton, 40% modal and is trimmed with pink modal for a contemporary finish. The top has a comfy, one-piece collar, a gently shaped hem and fastens at the front with pink, modal-covered buttons. Elasticated at the back waist, with a working drawstring at the front, the trousers have two side pockets.
Amber Animal Print Pyjamas, €54, Cyberjammies
FOR THE MUM WHO COULD DO WITH A BREAK
Literally. Your mum does everything for everyone. Treat her this mother's day with a spa break at Dromoland's Castle where she won't have to lift a finger. The Elemis pro-collagen Defy facial improves skin firmness, tackles fine lines and wrinkles with clinically proven age-defying benefits of marine charged Padina Pavonica and Red Coral. The targeted massage encourages optimum cellular function for nourished, younger looking skin. After her facial, she'll enjoy a glass of Pink Prosecco and a special gift of a Travel Size 15ml Pro-collagen Neck & Décolleté Cream.
Elemis pro-collagen Defy facial - 1-hour Facial Experience, €125.00, Dromoland Castle
For The Mum Who Likes To Be Glam
No matter what age your mum is, you're guaranteed she still fancies herself a bit. They all like to pretend they don't care what they look like and make no effort but in our experience mums are more into their makeup products than any gen-z we know. Help add to her kit by buying any two products from No7 cosmetics or brushes and receive a free gift worth over €49, exclusively at Boots.
Shop No7 products, here.
FOR THE MUM WHO LIKES TO GET PERSONAL
No one knows mum the way you do, so why buy generic jewellery when you could design a unique piece instead? THOMAS SABO’s engravable classics have been re-imagined just in time for Mother’s Day. The necklaces and bracelets, crafted in 925 Sterling Silver and many available in gold plated versions, are now arranged on delicate, length-adjustable Venetian chains and can be engraved with up to six letters to create a beautiful personal gift.
Engraveable Necklace, €98, THOMAS SABO
For the mUm who is on her feet all-day
Never underestimate the healing power of a good pair of slippers after a long day. A hybrid of a sock and a slipper all in one, Moccis are the first and only luxury sewn Swedish moccasins to bring fashion, function, and fun to your footwear wardrobe. Oh, and they come with the Victoria Beckham seal of approval.
Hygge, €45, Moccis
FOR THE MUM WHO DRIVES YOU EVERYWHERE
Every time you went to school, every time you've missed the bus and every time you've come home from the airport, your mum has been there to collect you. Say thanks for all the lifts over these years by making her car smell so good, she won't want to leave.
Car Fragrance, €10, Max Benjamin
FOR THE MUM-T0-BE
Remember: new mums and mums-to-be are sleep deprived. This luxury silk pillowcase makes staying awake feel impossible. Plus, it keeps her hair shiny and her skin looking fresh without her trying.
Pink Pillow Case, €80, Slip
FOR THE MUM WHOSE KIDS LIVE FAR AWAY
If you and your mum are separated by a lot of miles, let her know you're with her in spirit with these long-distance touch lamps. After both lamps are connected via WiFi, a quick touch of the hand will let her know that you miss her. When one lamp is touched, the other gives off the same warm, relaxing glow, regardless of how far away you are from each other. It's like a quicker, cuter version of a goodnight text. And knowing you're thinking of her will help her sleep better (it's a mum thing).
Set of two Long Distance Touch lamps, €119.44, Etsy
For the mUm who talks to her houseplants
Face it, your mum spends more time talking to her plants than she does you. And it's no wonder considering what beautiful condition she keeps them in. Make her gardening routine even more beautiful with this gold watering can.
Velma Water Can, €14, Urban Outfitters
For the mUm who has a sweet tooth
Mums love chocolate. Fact. Sure you can give your mum just any box of chocolates, but we think she’ll appreciate one with your face plastered on it a whole lot more. Luxury chocolatier Lily O’Brien’s has created three assorted chocolate boxes ripe and ready for you to personalise. Simply select the box you want, choose an image layout and upload the image(s) you want to be featured.
Chocolate Personalised Photo Box, €15, Lily O'Briens
For the mUm who could do with some magic
If, like us, there's one product from your mum's vanity you always steal, it's the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream. Tilbury's Magic Cream is incredible for so many different things. First of all, hydration and anti-ageing. The formula houses hyaluronic acid, rose-hip and camellia oils, vitamin E and peptides to support your skin's own natural collagen production, add suppleness, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. On top of that, it's an incredible primer for makeup, serving up dewy, plump, properly moisturized skin before you even begin applying the product.
Tilbury's Magic Cream is incredible for so many different things. First of all, hydration and anti-ageing. The formula houses hyaluronic acid, rose-hip and camellia oils, vitamin E and peptides to support your skin's own natural collagen production, add suppleness, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. On top of that, it's an incredible primer for makeup, serving up dewy, plump, properly moisturized skin before you even begin applying the product.
Magic Cream, €90, Charlotte Tilbury
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