This year, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, 26 March so it’s time to start thinking about how to celebrate the mother in your life.
Traditionally, Mother’s Day is when we show gratitude to our mothers – be it with cards, gifts, breakfast in bed or by whisking them away from home for the day. If you’re in need of some inspiration, we’ve put together some gifts ideas, ranging from cheap and cheerful to more pricey options!
A spa treatment
Treat your mum to some well-deserved relaxation by sending her off for a spa treatment. Many spas have special pamper package deals on offer for Mother’s Day. Surprise her with a facial, a manicure or pedicure or a massage!
Average cost: From €20 upwards
A gift she can use when relaxing at home
If your mum is a home-lover, a pampering gift for when she is lounging around is always a good choice. A throw for her bed, a pair of comfy slippers, a bone china teacup and saucer, or a pretty candle will all do the trick.
Average cost: €20
Stick with the flowers!
If you are stuck for time, a flower bouquet is always a lovely gesture to show how much you care for your mother. Go for a colorful display of her favourite blooms and present them in a pretty vase.
Average cost: €20 upwards
Create a personalised hamper
One unique way of showing your appreciation is by putting together a bespoke hamper for your mum. This could include her favourite chocolates, a book she will enjoy reading, a hand cream or some bath-time treats. The options are unlimited. And the best thing is your mum doesn’t have to leave the comfort of her home.
Average cost: Limit yourself to €30
Make her a home-cooked meal
What better way to both spend time with your mum and show your appreciation by cooking for her on Mother’s Day itself! Impress her with your culinary skills by serving up a special brunch or dinner for her.
Average cost: Set a €30 budget
An Afternoon Tea experience is always sure to go down well. Indulge your mum and a companion of her choice with some delicious cakes and teas at a special destination. Another option is to try your hand at creating your own Afternoon Tea for her at home.
Average cost: €40
Course gift voucher
Surprise her with a gift voucher for a craft course or activity she would really enjoy. Depending on her interests, this could be a painting, jewellery making, interior design, digital photography or pottery course. If your mum is into DIY, a furniture restoration or chalk painting course might also appeal.
Average cost: This will depend on each course provider. Expect to pay €50 upwards
A family portrait experience
Get all of the family together for a family portrait photo shoot with a professional photographer. Your mother is sure to treasure the entire experience with her loved ones, plus she will have the photos to remind her of the day.
Average cost: Prices will vary, depending on the photographer
Personal stylist consultation
A personal stylist gift voucher or a Wardrobe Assessment session could go down a treat. With the latter, a personal stylist will visit your mum at home to discuss her wardrobe and style!
Average cost: Over €100
Crucially, most mothers will simply wish to see their children on this day, so try to pop home to her for a visit if you can. A handwritten card will also let her know how much she is loved!