Mother’s Day is on Sunday, March 14th.
Of course, it’s the thought that counts, especially this year, but if you fancy spoiling her with an extra thoughtful doorstep surprise, we’ve got you covered.
From a five-star treat dreamed up by the Hayfield Manor Hotel and Skellig Six18 Gin, to handmade earrings, edible flowers and the most luxurious everyday soaps, our picks come at a variety of price points.
They’re also ideal for self-gifting, so don’t be shy.
Here are ten lovely gifts that will do the trick…
1. FOR TOASTING THE MUMS IN YOUR LIFE
Skellig Six18 Gin has teamed up with Cork’s five-star Hayfield Manor Hotel on a unique treat for Cork mums this Mother’s Day. The collab will see two special gift boxes exclusively available on the Skellig Six18 Distillery online shop. The Deluxe Mother’s Day Special (retailing at €120) includes a voucher for the Hayfield Manor Afternoon Tea for Two, a bottle of premium Skellig Six18 Artisan Pot Distilled Gin 70cl and two premium contemporary glasses.
The Hayfield Manor Experience At-Home (€80) includes a Hayfield Family Collection Natural Wax Candle and Hayfield Family Collection Luxury Handbound Journal, a bottle of premium Skellig Six18 Artisan Pot Distilled Gin 70cl and Poachers Classic Irish Tonics.
Each box is carefully hand-packed in beautiful 100% compostable packaging, complete with a handwritten personalised note to the lucky mamaí.
Get your order in now at skelligsix18distillery.ie
2. FOR THE MUM YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IN A WHILE
The perfect choice during these uncertain times, this ‘Hug in a Card’ is blank inside so you can scribble your own Mother’s Day message. You could also buy a few of them and dish out hugs to everyone you miss.
Individually hand-printed card with gold foil envelope: €3.95 from Shellscafe.com.
3. FOR THE MYSTICAL MAMS
The Practical Witch’s Spell Deck is a charming collection of spells and incantations “for love, joy, prosperity, work, money, health and healing for both beginners and seasoned witches alike.”
The kit includes a 100-card deck, with fully-illustrated cards and a mini-book containing all the necessary introductions to spells and magic.
The Practical Witch’s Spell Deck is €13 from bookdepository.com
4. MOTHER’S DAY FLOWERS WITH A FOODIE TWIST
Why send a bouquet when you could gift your Mum an urban farming kit to grow her own edible flowers?
This cute all-organic kit will add a creative touch to summer salads and other dishes with colourful edible blooms. Among the seeds included are Mexican tarragon, Tagetes lucida, Nasturtium, Tropaeolum majus, Pot Marigold, Calendula officinalis, Borago and Borago officinalis.
Grow Your Own Gourmet Flowers Kit: €22.13, Jiminy.ie
5. FOR FASHION-FORWARD FEMALES
Searching for a gift for the other mums in your life? Lorna Rumley hand makes each pair of her gorgeous Luna Ray earrings at her home right here in Cork City and they make a fabulous present for best mates, sisters, aunts and in-laws.
The statement clay pieces are assembled using nickel-free stainless steel and delivered in eco-friendly, reusable packaging. Lorna also takes custom requests and you can contact her via her Etsy shop with any questions.
Luna Ray Jewellery earrings: €15 on Etsy
6. FOR BRAND NEW MAMAS
A blend of organic carrot pulp, organic shea butter and organic cocoa butter, this gentle Irish-made soap also features calendula, a potent healing herb that works to soothe all kinds of skin ailments.
Wild Sage & Co. Calendula, Chamomile + Olive Oil infusion is hypoallergenic, making it perfect for sharing – even with babies and children with sensitive skin.
Mama & Baby Soap Bar: €7, thekind.co
7. MUMMY AND ME
M.I.O Prints is an Irish lifestyle brand that makes aprons and accessories in gorgeous African prints popularly known as Ankara and Kente.
These adorable crepe satin-lined bonnets help protect the hair from pillowcase friction, helping to limit hair loss, breakage and frizz. The model is wearing the adult large size, perfect for braids, dreads or full hair. The baby size fits newborns up to two years old.
MIO ‘Simple’ Bonnet pair: €29.99 from shop.mouldedinsideout.com
8. FOR THE MUM WHO NEEDS PAMPERING
The new Codex Mother’s Day Pamper Care Kit contains everything your Mum needs to keep her skin hydrated this winter.
You get the nourishing Skin Superfood Hydration Solution for face, hands and body, one Bia Invigorating Soap with Cambrian Blue Clay to nourish and plump skin and a gorgeous skin-softening and comforting heart soap with an uplifting blend of ylang-ylang, grapefruit and geranium, with shea butter and pink clay – it’ll turn her shower into a spa.
Retailing for €60 (with products valuing €85), the Codex Beauty Labs Pamper Care Kit is available here.
9. FOR THE JOURNEY TO MOTHERHOOD
Created by Cork mum Caryn Pick, who was inspired by her own experience in planning and journalling through her fertility treatment, the Courageous Heart journal is ideal for anyone considering IVF, FET, IUI and ICSI.
The pages are un-dated so you can add in notes on medication and appointments, with beautiful affirmations to encourage positive visualisation, gratitude and self-care along the way. There are no references to parents within the pages, so it’s the ideal thoughtful present, whether your giftee is coupled up or going it solo.
The Courageous Heart journal (image @agata.kmuk) is €28.50 here.
10. FOR THE ECO-CONSCIOUS MUM
These beautiful and sustainable Irish linen shopping bags are perfect for green-minded shoppers. A fantastic alternative to cotton and plastic bags, this ‘#WHYLINEN’ shopper is part of McNutt of Donegal’s #WHYLINEN campaign, designed to draw attention to the advantage of linen over other fabrics.
Tote: €39, Granny’s Bottom Drawer, Kinsale