This Mother’s Day, support Irish makers with these local, sustainable gift ideas, including skincare, homewares, jewellery and more
If you’re looking for the perfect gift idea for a special mother figure in your life, these Irish-made creations are really something special. With fine details, quality materials and an element of sustainability, these locally made pieces are something to treasure.
Each piece of jewellery from By Leahy can be personalised to capture her most memorable experiences. The distinctive letter-inspired designs are made in Co Galway.
Foxford Woollen Mills
The stripe pink blanket from Foxford Woollen Mills is a soft blend of 75% mohair and 25% traditional wool, handwoven in Co Mayo.
Illustrator Fab Cow’s new collection for Mother’s Day includes Always Your Child, a limited edition line drawing by Francis Leavy.
Lulu and Belle
This handmade jewellery designed in Rush, Co Dublin, is made in rolled gold or sterling silver. The Mother’s Day collection includes fun designs inspired by a mother’s love, including this sweet necklace.
The Handmade Soap Company
This collection of natural skincare and home fragrances crafted in Co Meath, The Handmade Soap Company leads the way when it comes to sustainability. The Anam diffuser gift set includes the electric black ceramic diffuser and three essential oils – coriander seed, geranium and vetiver; tangerine, lemon myrtle and cardamom; and tarragon, black pepper and oak moss.
Bread and Weather
A female-led business started in lockdown, Bread & Weather is a range of ethically-made candles and soaps from Co Wicklow. Free from synthetic fragrances and packaged in recyclable materials, the soaps are made with organic Irish rapeseed oil which nourishes the skin. The rose geranium soap is made with dried, finely ground bay leaves that act as a natural exfoliant.
Lily O’Brien’s chocolates capture world-class chocolate making in every box, with innovative recipes and award-winning quality. For a truly indulgent gift, the hamper box contains eight luxurious assortments.
Sómas, meaning ‘ease’ or ‘comfort’ in Irish, creates home fragrances in Co Cork, and they have recently unveiled a selection of products for the body. The Black Fig & Vetiver Salt Vitamin-E Scrub contains dead sea salt, shea butter and precious botanical oils to leave skin soft and nourished.
Harnessing the nourishing powers of Irish seaweed, Green Angel’s Mother’s Day gift set includes a cosmetic bag filled with a 200ml cleansing lotion, a 50ml collagen face cream, and a cleansing pad.
The Drift Away gift set is a lavender-infused combination of the True Tranquil body wash and the Pillow Heaven sleep spray. Designed to help busy mums unwind, this set contains natural essential oils and also comes with the lavender, camomile and rose-scented travel candle.