Alternative Mother’s Day Gifts

Finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift can be difficult. Fear not, we’ve compiled a list of Mother’s Day gifts for all the different mother figures in our lives. From luxury picnics and out-door retreats to personalised bouquets, have a browse of our alternative gifts which are sure to bring them joy!

Grá Picnics is new to the scene since 2020. Based on the west coast of Ireland in Co. Clare. The concept of Grá picnics is that you can dine in any of the glorious locations in Clare along the Wild Atlantic Way with breathtaking views, Grá Picnics takes care of it all for you – just show up, take in all the beauty your location has to offer and feast on a delicious grazing platter while enjoying a glass of bubbles. 

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Clifden Eco Beach – 

A night away is always a relaxing experience, but why not go somewhere unusual? As Ireland’s first eco-certified carbon-neutral premises, Clifden Eco Beach is a great place for those who want to ensure they are taking a sustainable and eco-friendly break. Beside the sand dunes on the shores of Connemara’s Wild Atlantic Way, at Clifden Eco Beach you’ll enjoy breath-taking scenery, seascape views and a private beach.

Pure Joy Beauty –

This Hydro facial uses the latest technology and gentle water abrasion to cleanse and exfoliate your skin. It is infused with carefully chosen acids to gently peel and brighten the skin and it automatically extracts impurities and adds hydration with serums and antioxidants to nourish and protect. What a soothing and enjoyable experience!

Photo Martina Regan
Fallers Jewellers –

Jewellery is a gift that has the potential to be much more than a cliché or quick solution when you buy it from a reputable Jeweller. Fallers Jewellers in Galway know exactly how to help you choose something elegant and unique for your Mum this Mother’s Day. Why not take a look at their collection and go for something a little different? We’re loving this Newbridge Galaxy Pendant for the Mum that is out of this world.

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For Mother’s Day, book a table in Basilico, Oranmore. This original and traditional Italian restaurant is a delectable dining experience with the fresh food and ingredients used coming straight from their own farm. Basilico Oranmore offers something truly unique as it is the only Italian restaurant in Galway to win the prestigious “Eccellenze Italiane” award. This company protects all businesses that proclaim Italian authenticity so you know you will be experiencing original Italian cuisine, what a treat!

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Glenlo Abbey Afternoon

Afternoon Tea at Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate is a truly special experience. The elegant surroundings and presentation make it a memorable occasion aided by friendly, efficient and knowledgeable staff. You’ll enjoy an opulent setting with elegant, welcoming service, transforming tea into an indulgent treat. You can get dressed in your best wear, and enjoy the gorgeous scenery and grounds. How very Bridgerton!

Go Dutch

Flowers are always a gorgeous, uplifting and loving idea. How about choosing your flowers from Go Dutch who can personalise and perfect your bouquet and deliver it for you! The team will create a show-stopping centerpiece or a thoughtful accompaniment to your gifting package.

Kilkenny Design – 

Kilkenny Design is the home of quality Irish design and craft and this Mother’s Day you can select the perfect gift for mum from a beautifully curated selection of Irish gifts with meaningful messages to show you care. Kilkenny Design has gifts to suit all tastes from beautifully inscribed jewellery to heart-felt works of art or luxurious pampering gifts.

The Treasure Chest –

Treasure Chest on William Street is undoubtedly one of the most stylish spaces in Galway’s main shopping thoroughfare and boasts the finest selection of fine china, crystal , crafts and fashion wear in Ireland. The fashion shop on the first floor carries an extensive range of ladies fashions from all the leading Irish and European designers. You’re sure to find something perfect for your Mum inside.

Mountrose Blanket Coat by Eribé Knitwear available at The Treasure Chest
White Gables Restaurant –

A Galway favourite since 1991, White Gables Restaurant has plenty of wonders to treat your Mum with this Mother’s Day. The team has created a fantastic Mother’s Day menu for you to enjoy the White Gables experience at home this year. There is also a wonderfully curated selection of beautiful hampers with something for everyone from ‘Time for Tea’ to the ‘Love You Mum’ favourites. Browse the full range of hampers here

Connemara Blue –

Connemara Blue create fused glass products from their workshop in Clifden, and offer a wide range of beautiful and intricate gifts. Part of the Clifden Arts Festival Limited Collection by Ben Crow, this attractive fused glass clock from Connemara Blue features the backdrop of the Connemara iconic sunrise design (sea, sand, fields and sky) and would make a gorgeous Mother’s Day gift.