Relaxing gifts for hardworking mothers


Pretty cards and soothing gifts for mothers that deserve downtime

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We’re sure you have told your mother to ‘just relax!’ weekly, if not daily — they just can’t help themselves. There isn’t an Irish mammy in the country that doesn’t deserve to put her feet up and enjoy a moment of calm, but sometimes they need that little extra nudge. This Mother’s Day (22 March, set the reminder in your phone now!), treat your mum or grandmother to thoughtful presents that will remind her that she deserves a little me-time.

Bathtime must-haves from Penneys

The new Wellness section at Penneys is full of stylish and thoughtful products with a focus on environmentally friendly materials. Encourage your mum to indulge in some guilt-free time in the tub with these handy bits.

Soothing toolkit from Oliver Bonas

Encourage her to indulge her senses more with relaxing scents and the indulgent feel of a nice facial massage and silky eye mask.

Luxurious PJs from M&S

If you’re not quite sure what to get her, PJs will always go down a treat. This set will be lovely for spring and summer, or even to set aside for her next break away.

Indulgent beauty treats

Irish-made skincare company Green Angel has released a limited edition gift set containing the seaweed and collagen face cream and a jasmine-scented hand cream. If her skin needs a little extra TLC, the rose radiance cream from Clarins will replenish all skin types. Fans of Jo Malone will jump at the chance to try brand’s first ever pillow mist in lavender and musk.

Cosy Irish-made pieces for gentle strolls and nights in

If your mother loves to get outside to clear her head, treat her to something warm to wrap up in. Likewise, a wool throw or knee rug is a great gift that provides real warmth and is so much more pleasant than synthetic alternatives.

Inviting garden accessories

Sometimes even the most enthusiastic gardener can forget that a garden is a space to be enjoyed, not just a place to get your hands dirty. These pretty accessories will encourage her to relax and enjoy her hard work.

Buys for bird lovers

Any mammy that spends lots of time looking out the kitchen window at what the birds are up to will adore these lovely gift ideas. The bestselling book Bird Therapy encourages readers to let themselves be captivated by the beauty of birds, with practical tips and insights.

Cards she will love

We can’t resist this pretty floral card from Paperchase, and for those that want to support Irish designers, you can’t go wrong with these lovely buys from Bold Bunny and Lainey K.