The time to show our appreciation for our mothers has come. Mother’s Day is on Sunday – and you’d better not forget it. Lockdown Level 5 means we can’t celebrate it as we would like to but that doesn’t mean the big day for the Irish mammy should go unmarked. You might not be able to pay your Mams a visit this March 14th, shopping might prove difficult and you might lack of ideas to spoil your mother in the current climate. But luckily, at the Advertiser.ie, we have compiled ten gift and treat ideas to show Mam how much you love her on Mother's Day.
Read on to discover our 2021 Mother's Day gift suggestions such as gorgeous flowers, Mothers' Day gift sets delivered to her front door to family staycation, feasts, online cooking classes, boozy and pampering afternoon and much more! And remember, while shopping for Mother's Day, please make sure to support Galway businesses. Don't forget to Shop Local and Shop Galway!
1. Say it with Flowers
You can't beat it! Giving mums flowers is a classic, but you just can't beat it! If you can't spend Mother's Day with your mum, flowers are the perfect lockdown gift! Make Mother's Day memorable with a pleasant surprise at the door. Why not treat her to a stunning delivery of flowers, and additional delicious Belgian chocolates and even an a bottle of wine – the perfect trio to order online with Flowers.ie. Check out some of our favourite arrangements from Flowers.ie's Mother's Day collection.
2. Gift Mam a day away from the kitchen
It’s time to show Mothers some appreciation for all those home-made dinners! Make sure your Mammy is being looked after this year! You can't let your Mam cook on Mother's Day so let experts do the cooking for you or order a ready meal from some Galway's finest diners! Thanks to Galway businesses you can treat your mother from breakfast to dinner.
If you're living with your mother at the moment, you can wake her to the smell of a full Irish with Collerans' Brunch Box or have her delivered Lough Rea Hotel Brunch boxes filled with Waffles, Pancakes, Pastries and Fruits if you pre-order now.
Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner delivered to her door!
Your mum can also put her feet up at Lunch and Dinner time while you make things easy for yourself by picking a special meal from Collerans' easy cook range, order from Lough Rea Hotel Mammy's Brunch and Cafe Menu, or Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway for a family dinner in the comfort of your home without the hefty price tag. Contact Oranmore Lodge Hotel to order their special Brunch Boxes, Afternoon Tea Boxes or Traditional Sunday Takeaway Lunch, with a gift for mum for each order.
If your Mam misses the five star dining experience and is conscientious about the environment, Phi boxes might do the trick: providing 'haute cuisine' that is sustainable right to her door. Their ready-to-heat dishes are focussed on seasonal plant based food with ethically-sourced meat and dairy produce serving to enhance the fresh local vegetables. Try to win yourself a Luxury Meal Kit for two from Phi on Facebook or Instagram by Thursday! Find out more about Phi.
3. Dads and the Kids Family cook off!
For those in family lockdown, this one promises to be the most family fun ever! Sign up for Cookalicious Dads and Kids Kitchen Takeover where Dads and the Kids get to cookalong with chef Cepta Mahon while Mum gets a well-deserved day off! Cookalicious' Mother's Day three-course meal and cracking cocktail is really worth checking out and is guaranteed to really make sure Mum feels totally and utterly spoiled. The Recipe Pack is emailed on booking with everything Dads and Kids need for the Cookalong, even the ingredients shopping list! Go on our Facebook or Instagram page to win a free seat on this course for your family before Friday.
If Mam is a cookaholic, Cookalicious also offers weekly online cooking class and cookalong so why not also sign her up for the next one? Learn more about Cookalicious.
4. Pamper your Mum - she deserves it!
Indulge your tirelessly dedicated and hard working mothers to a Mother’s Day pampering Day. You know she deserves it!
Your Mam is just the Best, so why not nominating her for Galway's Best Mother? She could win Flowers.ie's Best Mum's Pampering Giveway including a Luxury Bouquet with a bottle of rosé, and chocolates, a Newbridge Silverware Watch from Standun Ireland, Brunch and cocktails for two voucher in the glamorous Hyde Bar Galway and a Kerastale gift set and voucher for a luxury wash and blow dry in Award Winning Barry’s Hairdressers. Enter by Friday 12th.
If luck doesn't shine on you, you can always gift your mother a cocktail for two from Lough Rea Hotel or go all in with an amazing spa day at The Galmont or G Hotel to enjoy when the restrictions are lifted. Offer your mum the gift of self-care with a The G Hotel ESPA Retreat Gift Set Collection, including luxurious products to take care of herself from skincare to relaxation or Spa vouchers including massage, thermal suite experience and detox and unwind packages vouchers. Or make her relax with The Galmont’s What Mom Really, Really Wants...Manicure and Signature Pedicure or Make Mom Glow - Lava Shell Back Massage at Spirit One Spa.
5. The perfect Mammy's Gift
We’re absolutely in love with Standun Mother’s collection! There are loads perfect gift ideas for your beloved mum ranging from Mother’s Day Pamper Gift Sets with candles and slippers to keep cosy at home, soap and self-care gift boxes, the cutest art prints and jewellery and various pieces of fashion and personalised and crystal homeware to add to her collection! Take a look at Standun Mother’s Day Gift Guide! Standun ships worldwide and offers Free Gift Wrapping.
6. 4Allyouroccasions Mum's Gift Boxes
Show Mammy how much she means to you with a beautiful gift box full of delicious treats and gifts. Show her you know her by picking what she likes most from between a Mum’s Pamper Box*, with swanky candles, seaweed bath products and chocolates; Mum’s the Word Box* with luxury chocolates and treats; or Cadbury’s Mother's Day Box from 4AllyourOccasions.
The boxes are all nicely gift wrapped with ribbon, a personalised message card, and delivered nationwide, so you can send it to your Mam even if she lives outside Galway. Make sure to also check out their Girly and Afternoon Tea Boxes!
*These products are now sold out.
7. Keep Mammy well-wrapped!
The last thing you would want for your Mammy is to get a cold during the pandemic. Just wrap Mam up in one of Niamh Daniels' glamorous designer scarves. Niamh Daniels is an award-winning Galway designer with a range of beautiful printed silk fashion accessories and has just launched a new scarf collection, just in time for Mother’s Day! Niamh’s ethos is “Ethical – Sustainable – Slow Fashion.” Each scarf is gift-wrapped by hand, includes a description card and a hand written thank you note from the designer. The perfect Mother’s Day gift! These scarves are collectors’ items, made to last a lifetime, to be cherished and passed down. With prices ranging from €55 to €320, there’s something for everyone, especially those mothers who like to be dapper. Not sure which scarf to choose? Gift cards are now available on Niamh Daniel's website. Learn more about Niamh Daniels.
Photographer Jeff Warde P3B Photography
8. A Young Mother's Gift
Being a new mother during the lockdown can be a bit overwhelming, especially when your loved ones can't come visit and help out! That's why young mothers deserve to be treated more than ever this Mother's Day.
evCushy has many beautiful baby products, starting from small items like blankets and pillow sets, blankets designed for car seats, swaddle blankets, pregnancy and feeding pillows, cot bumpers, bolster pillows, play mats, toys baskets, little bundles like baby pods sets, cot bedding, toddler bed sets, to big bundles of 10 pc's including everything you need when you are new mammy.
You can take part in the designing process of their fabulous baby pieces. Designs can be custom made and personalised. For example, the baby’s name can be embroidered onto the items and different patterns and colours can be mixed and matched to suit their taste. The only limit is your imagination. Learn more about EvCushy.
Gift babies one of these amazing sleeping products so their mammies can get a well-deserved rest on Mother's Day.
You can currently SAVE 15% on all evCushy products this week by using the promotional Code: MOTHER. The offer ends Monday 15 March 2021.
9. Mums love nothing more than a Family Staycation
It’s no secret to anyone, what mothers love best is to spend time with their family. While they suffer in silence until the restrictions are lifted, planning the next family staycation will be sure to excite! Surprise your mother with a booking or voucher for an Air Bnb or Hotel Staycation with the extended family. The Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway for example, is an ideal option for your next family hotel break with family from out of town visiting Galway, as kids go free this Mother’s Day.
10. Put a smile on Mammy's face
Finally, if none of these gift ideas would do, remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. A simple phone call, doing house chores like cleaning the house or tending to the garden might just put a smile on your Mammy's face. Check out a couple more ideas to put a smile on your Mammy's face on Mother's Day during lockdown.