Great Gift Ideas
Sometimes a little inspiration is required to let your mother know how special she really is and Northern Ireland offers some distinctive locally crafted presents.
Say it with Flowers
Every mother likes to feel pampered on Mother's Day and there are plenty of ways to pamper her. Flowers are still as popular as ever with numerous florists throughout Northern Ireland with their own special selection of flowers ranging from pretty hand tied bouquets to more exotic and extravagant arrangements.
Of course if you prefer to have flowers to brighten up your garden it might be worthwhile checking the garden centres across Northern Ireland.
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If you need inspiration to find something more stylish and unique then why not explore the stunning collections of locally handcrafted designer jewellery. Designers such as Rachel McKnight, and Fiona Kerr accept commissions for one off pieces with some collections available in a range of craft stores across Northern Ireland such as Space CRAFT in Belfast, The Buttermarket in Enniskillen and Ards Crafts.
Whether it's a contemporary water colour by Marjorie Leonard or decorative Ballydougan Pottery, Northern Ireland has a wealth of creative gift ideas that mums will love!
Of course if you want to keep things simple then there are always chocolates, why not surprise your mum with a box of hand-made, locally produced treats. Bonamargy Chocolates on the North Coast produce high quality chocolates, cakes and speciality products entirely by hand. Chocolate Memories is a wonderfully enchanting little chocolate factory dedicated to producing delicious handmade chocolates. Stop by Aunt Sandras Candy Factory for some mouth watering Old Time Belfast Fudge!
Alternatively, you could treat your mum to a gift with a difference; if cooking is your mum's passion why not take her to see how the 'experts' cook with a cookery course at Belle Isle School of Cookery or to Northern Ireland's first dedicated seafood cookery school - The Mourne Seafood Cookery School, Kilkeel.