Mother’s day Inspiration 2017

Mother's Day Gifts 2017

With Mother’s day around the corner for Ireland and the UK (and Nigeria), I had a look around some of my favourite shops to come up with a list of 4 gifts that you can give to your mom this year! It wasn’t an easy task though, to come up with my favourites cause every store just had so much to offer! In the end I went for a combination of a gorgeous vase (pro tip: get your mum some flowers at the same time),  a warm and beautifully woven woollen throw, a Chinese teapot and a scented candle.

All of these are for sale in shops you can find all over Ireland: Debenhams, Meadows & Byrne and Dunnes Stores. Hope you all find something great for your mom and to all the mums out there: Happy Mother’s day!

Star by Julien Macdonald Swarovski crystal finished glass vase
From Debenhams exclusive Star by Julien Macdonald collection, this stunning, hand cut glass vase is finished with swirl detailing and sparkling Swarovski crystals. A perfect gifting option, it will add a luxurious touch to any home. It’s the most expensive option on my list, but it’s well worth the money as it’ll stand out in your home as most vases can be quite boring.

Grey Windowpane Throw

Inspired by tradition Meadows & Byrne’s beautifully crafted windowpane throw has been woven from 100% Pure New Wool. The check pattern and subtle shades combine to give a modern yet heritage feel. It might be getting warmer outside, but that doesn’t mean that we have to put our throws in a box for next Autumn/Winter, you can for example keep it with you when you spend the evening outside in your garden enjoying that lovely Spring weather. It’s a perfect keepsake from Meadows & Byrne for your mum.

Chinese Teapot

Next up is Meadows & Byrne’s Chinese Teapot – simple and clean in design. This stylish oriental piece would be the ideal gift for any tea lover. This teapot is made of porcelain and is completely dishwasher safe. It’s of course no secret that Irish people love their tea, which is why I just had to have a tea pot in my gift list for 2017. I love the look of this teapot so much as it’s just so simply yet  not ordinary at all. You can combine this gift with some oriental tea leaves and have her discover some new flavours she may not have tried before.

Carolyn Donnelly Eclectic Soy Candle

Last but not least I’ve picked Dunnes Stores’ scented candle. With an impressive 40 hour burn time, this scented soy blend candle will add some atmosphere to your home. The scents are light and fragrant, each designed to be enjoyed throughout the day. Pictured above is the Ivory one, but the range comes with different options:
Burgundy- Honey almond
Green- Orient
Light blue- Amber wood
Pink- Lily of the Valley
Blue: Midnight
Aqua: Eden
Ivory: Vanilla
Slate: Fleu


1. Star by Julien Macdonald Swarovski crystal finished glass vase – Debenhams
2. Grey Windowpane Throw – Meadows & Byrne
3. Chinese Teapot – Meadows & Byrne
4. Carolyn Donnelly Eclectic Soy Candle – Dunnes Stores

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  • Reply
    March 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Wauw je bent er wel vroeg bij 17 mei is moederdag pas 😉 ik weet nog niet wat ik mn mama ga geven

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      Tine at Home
      March 24, 2017 at 2:06 pm

      In Ireland (and the UK) they celebrate it this weekend – hope this will give you some inspiration for your Mother’s day in May

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    March 24, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    This makes me happy! Especially the throw and the teapot are totally my taste as well. I’ll keep it in mind for Mother’s Day here in May 🙂

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    March 24, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    As a mom (mum, as you say across the Pond), I’d be pleased with any of those gifts for Mother’s Day. Your “pro tip” about putting flowers in the vase almost made me spew my coffee!

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    March 24, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    that window paned throw is gorgeous! expect it wouldn’t last 2 days in my house because my children are disgusting. with mommas you can’t even go wrong with candles, especially the soy one you suggested! i’ve never heard of this brand, but i want to give it a try. yankee candle and bath and body works products are very………overpowering. to the point that i get a headache!

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    March 24, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    The Chinese teapot and the grey blanket are very nice! Also, I really like the chair which the blanket is covering haha. Nice ideas! Thank you! 🙂

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    March 24, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    That throw is perfection! Love the color! You have a really great taste!

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    March 24, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    I really like the vase because I don’t think my mom would buy this by herself. Most of the time I like to give my mom flowers, tea or chocolate, she really likes that.

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    Elizabeth Johnson
    March 24, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    That throw looks so cozy! I am a sucker for a good blanket! These are really great picks!

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    Annemarel - mom on wheels
    March 25, 2017 at 7:45 am

    How sweet! I totally love that little teapot. Simple but perfect. And it is suitable for every occasion

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    March 25, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Oeh dat plaid is echt iets voor mijn moeder!

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    Joandi Loes Tholen
    March 25, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Wauw I didn’t knew Mothersday was on a different day all over the world! I would love every piece on this list 🙂

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    March 25, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Wauw what a nice gifts to give. Every year i do something with my mother toghter. Day at the beach or day in the sauna.

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    Stephanie Lee
    March 25, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    These are all lovely gifts! Perfect ideas for every mom! Thanks for the tips!

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    March 26, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    I love all of these gift ideas! Especially the teapot and the scented candle! xo Saranda

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