It’s that time of year to show your mom how important she is to you and how much she means to you. Here are some last minute ideas to let her know how sorry you are for the worry lines and gray hair you’ve caused her.
hear your song
Gift your mom a print for her wall with a personal message she can play out loud. Irish printing studio Jando’s Soundwaves series uses a QR code to play the selected sound and costs between €120 and €250.
If your Mam has a Grá for a special place, Jando also has a collection of over 100 prints of various sizes, ready to be sent framed or unframed (€30-300). Jando.ie
Treat your mum to a selection of Irish strawberries hand-dipped in Belgian chocolate from Irish startup Very Berry. The berry creations are topped with everything from vegan chocolate to Kinder Bueno (from €22).
The Berries & Bubbles box is completed with a dash of Bottega Rose Gold Sparkling Rosé (€40). Order by 6pm for next day delivery in Dublin. VeryBerry.ie
Flowers brighten our days, but they shouldn’t be limited to special occasions. Thank your mom for picking up your socks by getting her a flower subscription service from BouquetBox, which delivers weekly, fortnightly, and monthly bouquets right to her door (€28-€30 per bouquet). BouquetBox.ie
scent from heaven
Handmade Soap Company products are made by hand using natural ingredients, packaging and processes that are gentle on the skin and the environment.
Mums will enjoy the soothing scent of the Coriander Seed, Geranium and Vetiver Anam Candle (€34.95) or the Lemongrass and Cedarwood Candle and Diffuser Set (€50). TheHandmadeSoapCompany.ie
hair you go mom
If your poor mom has pulled her hair out, make it up to her by giving her the Remington Hydraluxe Volumising Air Styler ($39.99). She’ll be able to create a bouncy blow dry at home without heat damage and set it in place with the “Cool Shot” feature. Boots.ie
Afternoon tea is always a treat and the Fancy Pants Afternoon Tea at the Morrison Hotel on Ormond Quay (€32 or €39.50 with a glass of Prosecco) is a lovely option. There are also vegan and wheat-free variants. MorrisonHotel.ie.
Further down the country, the Ferrycarrig Hotel in Wexford has launched a brand new Sunday afternoon tea with a vegan option (€25). FerrycarrigHotel.ie
If Mammy is an art lover, book tickets for both of you to visit Van Gogh Dublin: An Immersive Journey. The 20,000 square meter light and sound spectacle runs from May 16 to August 4 in the RDS. You will be surrounded in 360 degrees by the Dutch painter’s most famous works through advanced AI technology. (€28.14 for adults and €25.94 for pensioners). VanGoghDublin.com
Enlighten her life
Moms are tired of telling kids to turn off lights and heat, they can control them from their own smartphones. With the Philips Hue Play Light Bar, she can choose from 16 million colors and sync the lights to movies and music (€64.99). With the TCP Smart Radiator Valve and Wireless Hub (€94.99), she can also take over the heating of the house. Currys.ie
Thank her for the music
If your mum is a fan of the music of The Carpenters, We’ve Only Just Begun screens at 8pm on Mother’s Day at the Bord Gais Energy Theater (from €36, Ticketmaster.ie).
If she likes classical music, father-and-son pianists Frank & JJ McNamara are embarking on The Apple & The Tree’s nationwide tour starting April 23. TheAppleAndTheTree.ie.
Early music fans will enjoy Secret Love: The Doris Day Story Centenary Concert at the Civic Theater on April 10 (€22). CivicTheatre.ie
Pleasure for two
Five-star mums deserve special treats, and the Magic Moments experience at Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate in Galway is a beautiful getaway for two. Receive half a bottle of champagne, handmade sweet treats, and a bouquet of fresh flowers, and she’s free to explore the 138-acre estate or catch a movie in the theater. The experience includes breakfast and costs from €445 per room. Glenlo Abbey Hotel.ie
take them out
If your mother likes to sit in the garden, Aldi’s new range of outdoor furniture and accessories will be available from March 31st. She can read her book on the rattan-look corner sofa (€319.99) and decorate it with terrazzo planters (€319.99) and outdoor cushions €7.99. Keep the patio warm and toasty with the portable outdoor heater for €99.99. Aldi.ie
‘Show’ her that you care
Bring your mum to a fun night out at Shirley Valentine at the Gaiety Theater from 29th March to 2nd April (from €20). The theater is also showing Maeve Binchy’s “Circle of Friends” from April 20 to May 14 (from 16 euros). GaietyTheatre.ie.
There’s more mayhem with the “Very Best Of Gift Grub Live!” feat. Mario Rosenstock, running at the Olympia from April 5th to 9th (from €38). 3olympia.ie
Thank your mum for showing you unconditional love this Mother’s Day with the delicious Desserts collection from Lily O’Brien from Ireland (€10), which includes 18 different chocolates. Or persuade her to share Lily O’Brien’s Exquisite Collection with you, with its delicious almond, cranberry, raspberry and Sicilian lemon chocolates (€8.49). LilyOBriens.ie
She won’t skin you alive
Apologize to your mom for all the extra lines you caused her by giving her some TLC for her skin. Clarins Beauty Flash Balm (€40) and Beauty Flash Peel (€43) ensure that wrinkles and imperfections fade. Clarins.ie.
Then there’s the Nivea Q10 Power 60+ range, which caters to the needs of those over 60, replenishing nutrients while delivering deep nourishment to more mature skin. Nivea.ie
If your mum prefers to choose her gift herself, a gift certificate to the Ballygarry Estate Hotel & Spa in Kerry is ideal. It is a beautiful place for lunch, dinner, a spa treatment or a relaxing weekend. The Nádúr Spa is also the perfect place for some relaxation and beautiful treatments. Ballygarry.com
Immerse her in love
Mammies exhausted from worrying about you will enjoy relaxing in a tub filled with bath salts made with gentle essential oils and natural ingredients from Dublin Herbalists. The naturally gentle skincare brand’s salts are scented with sweet orange and bergamot, combined with Epsom salts (€19.95) for an at-home spa experience. DublinHerbalists.ie
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