Mother’s Day is fast-approaching, and so we thought we’d give you a little help to find the perfect gift to show your appreciation to your Mum for all that she does. We’ve considered, debated and finally curated a collection of gorgeous Mother’s Day gifts from our favourite Irish artists and designers.
From pretty pottery to unique artwork and everything in between, we’ve gathered together the cream of the crop, all handmade here in Ireland, to make it easier for you to show your Mum how much she means to you this Mother’s Day.
Handcrafted in Greystones, County Wicklow by Maple Tree Pottery, each of these pretty little trinket dishes is unique - impressed with lavender and personalised with “Mum”, “Nana”, “Granny”, “Grandma”....whatever you choose. They make great spoon-rests and teabag holders too!
Kate Kos paints and teaches from her studio in County Wexford, creating positive, beautiful art that’s nostalgic but also of the now.
This gorgeous print depicts childhood memories, sunny days and that special bond between mother and daughter, as they run together through a wild meadow full of dandelions.
Possibly the most colourful person in Ireland, Taryn de Vere creates quirky, unique and sustainable fashion accessories and jewellery, all handmade in Donegal. Her vintage-style, floral stud earrings will put you in the mood for spring and are the perfect pressie for the Mum who’s fond of a pop of colour.
Chocolates are a Mother’s Day staple, but these award-winning treats, handmade by Noo Chocolates on the Wild Atlantic Way take it to the next level. Created with top quality local artisan ingredients (including fresh Irish cream and butter), this luxury chocolate collection features ten mouth-watering combinations, including Connacht Whiskey and Ginger, Bean West Espresso Vanilla, and Salted Caramel, made with Achill Island Sea Salt. (Maybe add an extra box to the order for yourself?)
Danielle from Naturally at the Wren’s Nest grows lavender, calendula, chamomile and lots of herbs in her garden at The Wrens Nest and uses them in her amazing handcrafted soap and skincare products.
For a special Mother’s Day treat, she’s put together this gorgeous collection of natural, aromatherapy and vegan skincare goodies. You’ll find Serenity Body Butter, Geranium and Neroli deodorant, Tutti Frutti lip balm and a bar of sweet-smelling, natural aromatherapy soap, all packed into a stylish, organic, fair trade cotton shoulder tote that’ll be used long after Mother’s Day.
Handmade with love by Kathy Mooney in her Dundrum studio, Freddie is a colourful and quirky ceramic fox made from white, earthenware clay, and glazed with a gorgeous bright, lava-coloured glaze. He’ll stand proudly on a desk, shelf, window-ledge…. or wherever your Mum decides his new home should be.
If you’re thinking of sending flowers this Mother’s Day, why not do it with a twist, courtesy of Bloom in a Box? Bloom in a Box is an innovative, Irish-designed product, created in county Galway with love by Aveline and her team. Select your bloom of choice from a striking collection ( including roses, gerberas, orchids, and sunflowers), add a personal message and it’ll be transported in a beautifully-designed box and vial, to ensure it reaches its destination in perfect condition. Just like every mother, every Bloom is unique, and they’re available for delivery nationwide.
Give your Mum a break from our grey, rainy days and let the fragrance of this 100% natural, organic, soy wax candle surround her with the sweet-smelling flowers and herbs of an Irish garden in bloom.
Each “Canvas to Candle” creation has a story behind the scent, and this one’s no different. Close your eyes, and let your mind wander through and experience the luscious aromas of roses, sweet pea and sweet William. Follow through to the kitchen garden which hosts an array of fresh herbs: basil, sage, mint, and coriander, sneak a raspberry or strawberry or just find a seat under an apple tree and listen to the bees as they delight in the collection of nectar. Bliss!
This unique, abstract piece of beach art is specially-designed by Susan Caplice with Mother's Day in mind. Created with seashells and pebbles collected by Susan and her daughters on Irish beaches, it’s set in a wooden box frame, popped in a gift box, and can be personalised with your own special message for your Mum.
Sometimes it’s hard to find the words...but this gorgeous piece from Orla O Visual Art will help you show your Mum how much she means. These words encapsulate what it means to be a mother. A mother within the family unit is so much more than a 'mother' to the outside world. They are our worlds.
Made from porcelain clay, each letter is hand imprinted into the clay, before being fired to make it solid to withstand the elements. The finished piece is framed with white wood, with space for you to add your own personalised inscription if you choose.
If your Mother loves the moon and loves to work with its magical feminine energy, this is the perfect gift for her. A limited-edition art print from Patricia Fitzgerald of Healing Creations, it’s a reminder to stay connected to your deepest self and to the lunar energies.
The piece is beautifully-mounted, and includes access to an hour-long video in which Patricia discusses the moon and how to work with her energies with eminent Norwegian astrologer, Karianne Stenshagen, finishing with a beautiful and powerful meditation.
Molly from The Wild Felter makes gorgeous Irish gifts from her little cottage in the south of Ireland. Such a pretty present, this is the quintessential mammy jug for everyone’s mammy who insists on not using the carton. Crafted from fine bone china, it’s perfect for milk or a nosegay of spring flowers.
Every mother loves roses, but these last forever. The Rós mo Mháthar set of four, high-gloss coasters is the perfect gift to represent everlasting love - for mothers, grandmothers, or for children to remember their mother's roses.
Designed and printed by Angelina Foster of Angelina’s ArtVentures, with a photo from her own mother’s garden in Co. Kildare, each set is hand-printed in Ireland and beautifully wrapped in ribbon, with an inscription as Gaeilge on the back.
This pretty piece is created by glass designer Eddie Byrne in the studio in Delvin, Co. Westmeath.
With hand-cut white glass petals arranged around a yellow glass nugget, after a first firing in Eddie’s home kiln, the dish is then “slump-fired” to create the distinctive daisy shape. Perfect for rings, trinkets or as a statement piece on Mum's sideboard, it comes gift-boxed and can include a card for you to add your own personalised note.
It’s not time to ditch the scarves just yet, so this luxurious hand-pleated pashmina by textile artist Bernie Murphy is a good shout to keep your Mum cosy, warm and looking fabulous.
Bernie’s pieces capture the beauty and spirit of the natural environment that surrounds her in her homeland of Donegal. This pashmina features Bernie’s signature pleating, is woven from soft Merino lambswool and comes in several colours - pictured is “Cloud”, which we love, but “Mint” is coming a close second.
This pretty pendant is created by Joanna Cronin of Peppermint. With sea green and mint beads on a silver-plated chain, it’s easy to spot the influence of the Wild Atlantic way that runs through all Joanna’s work.
Each piece Joanna creates is carefully considered, and is either limited edition or one-of-a-kind, making them the perfect choice for a special Mum on Mother’s day.
For a Mother’s Day gift with a touch of magic and some added sparkle, a handmade wool fairy from felt artist Stephanie Tenier of Feltastik fits the bill perfectly.
Lovingly created from Stephanie’s home studio in picturesque West Cork, each fairy is made to order - a unique whimsical keepsake to be treasured forever. Made from 100% Merino Wool, simply choose your dress and hair colour, and Stephanie will bring your dream Fairy to life. A little treasure from mom's little Fairy to her magical mom!
This gorgeous print from The Word Bird is a heartfelt and heart-filled expression of all there is to thank our mothers for. From ‘going shopping for you and buying things for me’ to ‘knowing when to stop walking me to school’, this heart encapsulates the many ways in which mothers give love to their children.
Available in an 11” white frame or as a mounted print, it’s a lovely way to show your Mum how much you appreciate everything she does.
Spoil your Mam with a little self-care on Mother’s Day with this luxurious face balm. From the shores of Lough Carra at the foot of the Partry Mountains, Elaine from Hawthorn Handmade Skincare operates with a simple philosophy - create skin-nourishing products using 100% natural ingredients.
Made with rejuvenating Shea Butter and infused with the sweet warm scent of Rose Geranium, this revitalising balm is particularly suitable for dry or mature skin types, and perfect for anyone who prefers the natural approach when it comes to skincare.
This beautifully-designed rotation pendant is handmade with love by Aislinn from Sí Jewellery, who works from her studio in County Kildare to create pieces designed not just to be aesthetically beautiful, but to offer inspiration, comfort and love to those who wear them.
The image on the front of the pendant is a variation of the oldest-known representation of the word “Mother”, found on a stone in the west of Ireland and dating back to the third century BC. The quote on the reverse compliments the image, making it the most beautiful Mother's Day gift.
Choose a thoughtful and highly personal gift for Mother's Day, with this beautiful bespoke embroidery hoop from artist Karena Ryan.
Karena uses free motion embroidery and hand stitching to create a memorable gift for all the inspirational mothers and mother figures in your world. Each handmade piece can be custom-tailored and can include your mother's name, her signature or something personal of hers.
Karena also makes commemorative artworks for those wonderful mothers who are no longer with us, using clothing and personal items in these pieces to honour them.
We close our collection with our own signature donkey “M’asal Beag” apron, the perfect Mother’s Day gift for keen cooks or bakers. Featuring Rachel Dubber’s original artwork of a Connemara donkey, this environmentally-kind apron is made from 100% natural cotton, and hand screen printed with non-toxic water inks for a gorgeously soft finish and vintage feel.
With an adjustable neck strap to make life that little bit easier, this bib apron provides enough space for wiping floury hands and keeping clothes well-protected during all your Mam’s kitchen endeavours.
We can guarantee your Mam will look amazing, however, the outcome of the cooking or baking lies in her hands! We’ll also include a matching M’asal Beag blank greeting card with every apron, for you to add your own personalised Mother’s Day message.
We hope we’ve managed to help you find the perfect present among our handpicked selection of Mother’s Day Gifts. (Be honest - did you decide to treat yourself to something nice along the way as well?)
We wish you a wonderful Mother’s Day, however you choose to spend it. :)