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Esther N McCarthy honours the mothers this week with some sweet gift ideas
Aldi’s range of went on sale yesterday, meaning you’ve plenty of time to pick up something and you have no excuse. I like the look of the Luxury Mother’s Day candles, €4.99 each and they come in lovely glass jars, in Divine, Serenity, or Blissful scents.www.aldi.ie/
Check out this gorgeous MOSS Enrich body cream, 200g is €60. The ingredient list is divine, think argan, rosehip, camomile, lavender fine, and green mandarin. Go one better and get mammy a spa treatment incorporatingMOSS of the ISLES products, available at the iconic golf links Old Head of Kinsale. We were tipped off about this by Cork creative brand strategist, Peigín Crowley. This lady knows luxury. She has a passion for spa treatment development and product design, collaborating with partners to deliver high-end retail and professional lines including Well at Cliff at The Cliff House Hotel, MOSS of the ISLES and MINK, Dublin. www.mossoftheisles.com
Chloe have a stunning new scent just landing on shelves, it’s called Nomade Absolu de Parfum and it’s €65 for 30mls and 50ml for €93. Available in Brown Thomas stores nationwide, Arnotts, and selected pharmacies.
Go eco-friendly and have a peek at the beautiful and sustainable gift ideas from White & Green, a brand founded by Irish interior designer Sari Winckworth and her daughters. They use the highest quality grade A charmeuse silk, great for your skin and hair. This is the travel set for €79. Mammy could use on that hotel break you’re after getting her, or as the schools have been cancelled, she can put on the eye mask and ignore everyone, pretending she’s somewhere else. https://whiteandgreenhome.com/
On the Kitchen Shelf this week (or more likely hommed On The Sofa this week) is Lily O’Brien’s Chocolate Desserts Collection, €10. We’re talking an indulgent box of 18 chocolates inspired by the world’s best-loved dessert recipes including Hazelnut Torte, Passion Fruit Posset, and Banoffee Pie. https://lilyobriens.ie/
We’re big fans of Designist cards here in the office. This one is just class. It’s ‘Mama! Ooh Ooh Ooh-Ohh!’, designed by Twisted Doodles (@twisteddoodles) a Dublin-based scientist, author, and cartoonist. All their Mother’s Day cards are €3.50 and are available in-store or at www.designist.ie As well as being designed by Irish designers, artists, and “talented messers” their Mother’s Day cards are produced locally and come with a recycled envelope and biodegradable protective sleeve.
Sarah Walsh is the founder of Baba Box, a new mum gift company, who’ve launched a whole range of self-care gifts for new mums. What a lovely idea! From pampering boxes to chic bespoke gifts, Baba Box has a unique range of Mother’s Day gift boxes designed to delight a new mum by delivering a curated selection of self-care treats straight to her door. A couple of examples that caught our eye — Oxmantown Skincare healing balm, made in Dublin, and coffee and coconut salt and sulphur scrub from The Salt Parlour. It’s €100 plus p&p. See www.bababox.ie for more.
Give your mum a present that will last forever. Cork City based artist Cora Murphy paints unique contemporary landscape paintings inspired by our coastline, like this beautiful piece, Begin again, Daybreak at Down Patrick. For the month of March, Cora is offering 10% off including original oil paintings and limited edition prints. She’s even included her much-in-demand Weekend Painting Workshops, art card gift boxes, and gift vouchers. See more at: www.coramurphy.com
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