With Mother’s day around the corner for Ireland and the UK (and Nigeria), I had a look around some of my favourite shops to come up with a list of 4 gifts that you can give to your mom this year! It wasn’t an easy task though, to come up with my favourites cause every store just had so much to offer! In the end I went for a combination of a gorgeous vase (pro tip: get your mum some flowers at the same time), a warm and beautifully woven woollen throw, a Chinese teapot and a scented candle.
All of these are for sale in shops you can find all over Ireland: Debenhams, Meadows & Byrne and Dunnes Stores. Hope you all find something great for your mom and to all the mums out there: Happy Mother’s day!
From Debenhams exclusive Star by Julien Macdonald collection, this stunning, hand cut glass vase is finished with swirl detailing and sparkling Swarovski crystals. A perfect gifting option, it will add a luxurious touch to any home. It’s the most expensive option on my list, but it’s well worth the money as it’ll stand out in your home as most vases can be quite boring.
Inspired by tradition Meadows & Byrne’s beautifully crafted windowpane throw has been woven from 100% Pure New Wool. The check pattern and subtle shades combine to give a modern yet heritage feel. It might be getting warmer outside, but that doesn’t mean that we have to put our throws in a box for next Autumn/Winter, you can for example keep it with you when you spend the evening outside in your garden enjoying that lovely Spring weather. It’s a perfect keepsake from Meadows & Byrne for your mum.
Next up is Meadows & Byrne’s Chinese Teapot – simple and clean in design. This stylish oriental piece would be the ideal gift for any tea lover. This teapot is made of porcelain and is completely dishwasher safe. It’s of course no secret that Irish people love their tea, which is why I just had to have a tea pot in my gift list for 2017. I love the look of this teapot so much as it’s just so simply yet not ordinary at all. You can combine this gift with some oriental tea leaves and have her discover some new flavours she may not have tried before.
Last but not least I’ve picked Dunnes Stores’ scented candle. With an impressive 40 hour burn time, this scented soy blend candle will add some atmosphere to your home. The scents are light and fragrant, each designed to be enjoyed throughout the day. Pictured above is the Ivory one, but the range comes with different options:
Burgundy- Honey almond
Light blue- Amber wood
Pink- Lily of the Valley
1. Star by Julien Macdonald Swarovski crystal finished glass vase – Debenhams
2. Grey Windowpane Throw – Meadows & Byrne
3. Chinese Teapot – Meadows & Byrne
4. Carolyn Donnelly Eclectic Soy Candle – Dunnes Stores