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04th Mar 2016

11 Oh-My-God-Mother’s-Day-Is-This-Sunday Presents That Will Save Your Life

Trine Jensen-Burke

To stressed out parents and procrastinators everywhere: You now only have ONE day left to shop for a Mother’s Day present for the most important lady in your life.

But fear not, all is not lost yet – there is still time.

If you are really stuck for time (or ideas), we feel pretty certain that any of these presents will be a total winner with mums everywhere:

1. Body Scrub and Hot Stone Massage at The Dawson Spa

Book your favourite mama in for one of The Dawson Spa’s ‘Mother of all mother’s days’ packages and let her enjoy 1 hour 45 Mins of utter bliss.

The treatment starts off by a full body himalayan rose sea salt body scrub followed by a full body warming and relaxing hot stone massage, before she can drift away as the therapists finish with their anti fatique Voya mini facial – topped off with a glass of prosecco and chocolates in the spa’s relaxation suite.

Price: €120 Tuesday – Friday, €140 Saturday – Sunday.

To book, check out

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2. A topped up Starbucks card

Us mums need caffeine (A LOT of caffeine), so a fully loaded Starbucks (or whatever coffee house she prefers) card is an present that will not only be much appreciated, but actually also used. Win/win.


3. A Lomi Lomi Massage at The Marker Spa & Wellness

There is just something about being pampered to within an inch of your life, isn’t there…? Which she will be if you treat mum to voucher from The Marker Spa and Wellness. Let her book herself in for a Loni Lomi massage, one of the spa’s latest offerings.

According to their website, the flowing style of ‘Lomi Lomi’ works powerfully to balance all systems of the body, and this massage technique, which originated in Polynesia, will offer a tired mum the ultimate in relaxation and cleansing.

Now, who wouldn’t love that?!

Price: Midweek treatment for €125 or a weekend treatment for €130.

To book, check out The Marker Spa & Wellness or call 01-6875194.


4. Bring Mum for Brunch at San Lorenzo’s

There is brunch and then there is BRUNCH, and nobody does brunch quite like this little South George’s Street gem. If you really want to go to town, get the Panettone french toast, which is laden with blueberry compote, mascarpone and vanilla whipped cream. Y-UM.

Oh, and did we mention you can wash it down with a vast collection of “Brunch Cocktails”? You’re welcome.

To make reservations: Check out


5 Make it a Family Day out at Airfield

If you are looking to bring your favourite mama for a lovely day out with the family in tow, look no further than the gorgeous Airfield Estate in Dundrum (where mums go free this Sunday, as it happens!)

Forget for a moment that you are in the big city, and wind down in the beautiful gardens, enjoy the farm, winding woodland walkways, children’s play areas, an insightful, interactive heritage experience in the old family home and top it off with a gorgeous meal at the Overends restaurant – that serves food made with ingredients direct from the estate.


6. The Perfect Hamper from PJs and Prose

We are so totally in love with the genius that is the hampers from Irish company PJs and Prose.

Why not put together the perfect “cozy emergency” gift box for mum, complete with a new set of jimjams, a book she has been dying to read and a little treat like a hand cream or a scented candle thrown in too? Perfect to let her relax and press the “pause button” for a little bit. Guaranteed to impress.

Order from here.


7. Eyelash Extensions, Eyebrow Shape & Tint and a Mini Manicure at Blink & Wink

Treat a busy mum to a this great bundle deal at this Dawson Street beauty favourite, and you are guaranteed some brownie points.

Lashes + brows + mini mani =  €130. Alternatively, we are pretty sure she would love the a facial too. Bundle offer for Decleor Facial with Luxury Mani, €55.

To book, check out


8. Mousse Meringue Gift Box from Godiva

Chocolate is always the way to a woman’s heart, but if you really want to show mum how much you appreciate her, you get Godiva. End of.

Available from Brown Thomas for €34

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9. Baking Class for You And Mum at Le Pain Quotidien at Kildare Village

Mum’s know only too well that delicious food is the way to win over hearts, so this weekend, why not bring her along to a baking glass at the gorgeous Le Pain Quotidien at Kildare Village?

Make some memories with your mum, and enjoy yummy tartine canapés and take home the delicious treats that were baked in class, along with a jar of Le Pain Quotidien jam or gourmet spread.

Classes will be taking place on Saturday, 5th of March from 10:30 -12:30 and Sunday, 6th of March from 15:00 -17:00, at a cost of €50 per person. Guests to Saturday’s class will be making Hot Cross Buns as well as Speculoos Cookies with guests on Sunday’s class creating delicious Raw Vegan Chocolate Cake and Five Seeded Bread.

To book, contact Le Pain Quotidien at Kildare Village on 045 499190 to reserve your space.


10. Giorgio Armani Si Rose

A fresh new scent for spring is a winner for Mother’s Day, we think. And given a choice, we would love to be on the receiving end of a bottle of this latest fragrance from Giorgio Armani.

Si Rose is a delicate and romantic interpretation of the original Giorgio Armani Si scent, and is a deeply feminine scent with top notes of freesia, iris and blackcurrant extract with base notes of absolute musk and pure vanilla essence.

Available nationwide for €85.

Rose Signature - Bottle + Side Pack 100ml

11. Canon Selphy CP1200 Printer

iCloud storage issues be gone!

With this clever and compact little gadget mum can print lab quality images on to photo paper directly from her camera or smartphone – no computer needed so all those stellar pics of you and family won’t stay on your camera roll forever. It’s so easy. You can even use it for arts and crafts projects for the kids. Junior shutter-bugs, watch out!

€139.99, at or electrical outlets nationwide.

SELPHY CP1200 With Print WHT FSL