Panic not, there are still two full days to go until Mother’s Day and sure it doesn’t matter whether you turn up with petrol station flowers or a voucher for a spa weekend, provided you turn up. All she really wants is to spend time with you. Though I wouldn’t advise banking on that justification if you turn up empty handed.
Don’t take the risk and take some inspiration from the collection of gifts below. I better get shopping myself!
Gift and homeware store designist on South Great George’s Street have a plethora of Mother’s Day goodies including books, candles, cheese boards, note books and photo albums but what I love is their array of hilarious greeting cards (all €3.50). For me it has to be the Mean Girls one, though I highly doubt mumsie has seen it herself.
She can have her cake and store it too with this cute Acacia cake stand from Dickins & Jones for House of Fraser (£50). Its gorgeous floral design printed dome and rustic wooden base make it the perfect display case for that cake you’ve baked for her.
I want these little guys for myself. This pair of glass bird plant waterers (£19.99) from notonthehighstreet.com have a self watering system which means you don’t have to water your flowers everyday. Where function meets fashion! Too late for Sunday delivery but you can tell her your ordered them and then redirect them to your own garden upon arrival.
Even the limpest of petrol station purchased bouquets (which are actually quite nice these days) will look stunning in this Marble Effect Vase (€34) from Next.
Give her a place to relax and put her feet up in this cosy yet extremely funky Jolie Armchair in Baylie Damask Burnt Orange (£449) from Marks & Spencer. *Won’t be delivered in time but you can always print out a photo and put it in the envelope!
I do love a good pun so it’s hard for me not to pick the No Probllama teapot (£18) from Paperchase. In a fresh mint green colour to go with a pot of peppermint tea, I just wish there was a matching tea set.
Finally, you could not find a more fitting art print for your Mother’s Day gift than ‘Cup of Tea’ from graphic design student and illustrator Jessica Rooney Deane. On sale at the wonderful Jam Art Factory with outlets in Temple Bar and on Patrick Street, Dublin 8, you’ll probably find yourself have that age old Lyons vs Barrys debate once unwrapped…. *cough*Lyons*cough*.