Spoil the mums in your life with a fabulous bouquet for Mother's Day, from pretty roses to trendy dried blooms
Mother’s Day is just around the corner and after such a difficult year, it feels more important than ever to show our mums just how much they mean to us. So, forget any ideas you had to just pick up a card at the supermarket, this Mother’s Day it’s all about thoughtful, meaningful gifts that are truly unique (more on that, here).
But if you haven’t managed to organise something special for your dear mum then don’t worry, there’s still time left to send them a beautiful bunch of flowers from a chic independent florist.
Well, if you’re quick!
Thanks to lockdown, we’ve missed out on celebrating lots of occasions with our favourite people, which has meant that postable gifts have surged in popularity, including flower deliveries. While sending flowers has always been a much-loved way to show someone you’re thinking of them, this year the idea is extra special now that we're spending most of our time inside.
What’s more, we’re seeing lots of stylish, Irish-owned, florists establish themselves online, offering unique arrangements and a personalised service. It’s the perfect opportunity to support a small business and spoil your mum with a fresh bouquet.
We've rounded up 5 of the best online florists in Ireland to make it even easier for you to treat your mum this Mother's Day.
Me Aul Flower
Me Aul Flower is an independent online florist based in Dublin 7 that's run by Eva Lawes. Previously a baker specialising in show-stopping cakes for special occasions, Lawes decided to venture down a new floral path. Each week, she creates a different bouquet so that no two deliveries are the same. With a set price €35, the flowers are then hand-delivered within 5km of Stoneybatter directly to your door. For Mother's Day, Me Aul Flower is offering an extra special bunch that will be delivered on March 14 for €50 or a bigger bouquet for €75. To order, simply DM on Instagram, send a message on Facebook or email [email protected] with your request.
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Grafton Street's flower stalls are legendary. If you've taken a stroll down Grafton Street, you've likely seen Catherine Claffey's stall outside M&S. The stall was set up in the 1940s by her mother, Sally, who at the time sold her flowers from a bicycle. Now, decades later, the stall has expanded and is ran by her daughter Catherine. Relying heavily on footfall traffic, the flower stalls of Dublin City Centre were hit hard by the pandemic with many shutting shop. Determined not to let the pandemic get in the way of continuing her mother's legacy, Catherine decided to take her business online. Just like on Grafton Street, Catherine can make up bespoke bouquets for you as well as offering pre-designed bunches. Prices start at €35, delivery is free across Dublin and can be delivered on the same day you order where possible. There's even the option to add a balloon or gift box to your order. For Mother's Day, Catherine's Flowers are offering a special Mother's Day hamper which includes your choice of bouquet, a box of chocolates, a bottle of prosecco, a teddy bear and a personalised Mother's Day card. To order, simply drop her a message on Instagram.
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Located in County Meath, Elmgrove Farm grows 100ac of outdoor flowers, bulbs, Christmas trees along with a bit of poultry, dairy and cereals. Usually operating its business from their farm shop and selling to larger businesses, Elmgrove Farm were hit by the pandemic when orders were put on pause and a nationwide lockdown meant visitors could no longer take a trip to their farm. They adapted quickly by bringing their business online with the launch of a webshop where they began to sell fresh local flowers across the country with bouquet offerings changing seasonally. For Mother's Day, Elmgrove Farm has two special gift options available. The first, is the 'Mother’s Day Gift Set' is priced at €60 which includes a bunch of fresh tulips and fragrant freesias, a gorgeous set of lotion, cream and shower gel from another independent Irish business, The Handmade Soap Company. Also on offer is 'Mother’s Favourite' bouquet which is priced at €40 and is made up of premium Oriental lilies, complemented by scented foliage and twisted willow, birch and phormium. All the flowers are wrapped in craft paper and hand-tied with ribbon and comes with a personalised message included. The price covers nationwide delivery, including Northern Ireland. To order, simply visit elmgrovefarm.ie
The Crate is an independent online florist run by best friends Claire and Steph. Noticing a gap in the market for styled floral arrangements, the pair set up The Crate to create flower bunches that are on-trend, locally sourced with the aim of making people happy. Their signature style is all about keeping things unique by offering wildflower styled bouquets. The pair handpick seasonal fresh flowers alongside foliage and greenery to bring you a uniquely styled bunch. Their offering changes weekly so you never get the same flowers twice! Each bunch comes with a personalised message and wrapped in recycled paper and string. The Crate's wildflower bunches are available to order online for delivery throughout Dublin with orders placed on Monday to Friday. Or, for nationwide delivery on Tuesday to Friday. For Mother's Day, The Crate have two options available. The single bunch (perfect for a token gift) or a double bunch (for if you're really looking to pull out all the stops this Mother's Day). It's €35 for the single bunch of €55 for the double and each bouquet comes packaged in eco-Kraft paper and string, which is 100% recyclable, and include a personalised fun card thoughtfully designed for your mum. To order, simply visit thecrate.ie
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NEW MOON BLOOMS
Who says flowers have to be blooming to be beautiful? Dried flowers have been a huge trend throughout 2020 and there’s no sign of their popularity slowing down this year either. From the creative mind behind Frog Prince Wedding & Events, Sharon Griffin has set up her own ethical flower factory, New Moon Blooms which was was born as a way to bring the beauty of Sharon's gorgeous creations to your home. New Moon Blooms offer a wide range of bouquets with both fresh and dried flowers on offer. 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 a gift your mum will treasure for years to come. To order, simply visit newmoonblooms.ie
Be sure to bookmark this page as we update it over the coming days and if there are any great florists we've missed, do get in touch on our social channels with your suggestions on who we should feature.
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