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Give your mother a thoughtful gift from Wexford this Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day falls on Sunday the 19th of March this year and we have just the thing to help you find the perfect gift for your mother, grandmother, stepmother or any other mothering figure in your life this Mother’s Day. Whether you’d like to see her enjoy afternoon tea on you or treat her to a luxury spa break, or otherwise gift her the perfect gift that she’ll associate with the sunny southeast – you will be sure to find a gift for her in this Wexford gift guide.
The Gift of Wexford
Wexford’s vast and extensive list of never-ending high end food producers, crafters and makers from every corner of the county gives Wexford another ode to be proud of. Why not give the mother in your life a taste of Wexford with a voucher for the online shop or a hamper oozing with a wide range of Wexford’s local produce. Taste Wexford is a sub-brand of Visit Wexford CLG.
Treat her to a subscription of the Bean and Goose Tasting Club which gives her the luxury of having chocolate delivered to her door each month. Subscriptions means it doesn’t just end on Mother’s Day – she’ll thank you for the never-ending chocolate supply. Afterall, who doesn’t love chocolate?!
Buying from small businesses and supporting local producers and crafters is the most sustainable way to protect and maintain the love for Irish made goods. From foods and drinks, to homewares, books, jewellery, and more, the Emerald Isle has so much to be proud about. Wexford’s local producers as well as other Irish brands sit on the shelves of many cafés or lifestyle shops across the southeast, in particular, The Wilds in Enniscorthy or Westgate Design in Wexford town. Why not treat her to a voucher for some of the county’s best lifestyle shops and let her choose!
Give her an adventurous afternoon or let her explore iconic Wexford experiences
Is your mom an adventure seeker or lover of exploring new places? Why not take her for a day out at some of County Wexford’s fun fields. Try quad biking at Quadventure, get her on the water with the Irish Experience or Go Paddle. How about a visit to Wexford’s only wildlife sanctuary at Secret Valley Wildlife Park or a walk with the alpacas at Alpaca Lodge? There’s so much fun to be had in County Wexford. Perhaps she feels happiest in the middle of a garden or with her hiking boots on a walking trail. See Wexford’s garden trail here and walking trails here.
Or take her to some of Wexford’s iconic landscapes, attractions and historic landmarks like Johnstown Castle, Tintern Abbey and Coclough Gardens, Wells House and Gardens, Hook Lighthouse, Enniscorthy Castle, Curracloe beach, Irish National Heritage Park and more. There’s so much to discover. If it’s impossible to make it to the sunny southeast this Mother’s Day, why not buy her a voucher and let her decide when to visit and fall in love with our corner of Ireland’s Ancient East.
Break Away from Reality
For the mother that deserves an escape from reality to relax and rejuvenate with time out to enjoy guided yoga and medititation in the majestic green hills of the Irish countryside at Creacon Wellness Retreat. Book her in here or buy a voucher and let her choose when she’s in need of that much-needed break.
When it comes to mother’s, fine dining is the ultimate way to treat them to dinner dished up to them under candle light. Plan a meal with the most deserving mother and enjoy the atmosphere of The Duck Restaurant in Marlfield House. With the house’s renowned kitchen garden filled with vegetables, soft fruits, a plethora of herbs and beds of blooming roses, the The Duck Restaurant offers a unique relaxed dining experience enjoyed on the grounds of this lovely country house. Book her in here or buy a gift voucher for when she’d like to tickle her taste buds.
Who doesn’t love tea and cake?! Make your mother, grandmother, stepmother and all mothering figures alike feel like a queen over afternoon tea this Mother’s Day. Let her sit back, be spoiled with delicate sandwiches and dainty tea scones as you relive memories from your childhood or recent times. There’s no place like Monart Destination Spa to deliver that ultimate midday escape for the busy mums who refuse to sit back and relax. Book her in here or buy a gift voucher for a time when she could plan an afternoon over tea and cake.
Give her the ultimate treat of a long and slow spa day at Kelly’s Resort Hotel and Spa in Rosslare. Book in for some rejuvenating treatments, sink into the relaxing atmosphere, and feel welcomed in a calm, serene and warm environment with your mom. With healing sea waters, heat and steam experiences, blended with therapeutic lighting and textured surrounds, Kelly’s in Rosslare will help service the body, mind and soul for both you and your lucky mom. Check availability and book in here right away, you won’t regret spoiling her!
Treat her to an experience in nature as you both sleep under the stars in the Wild Rooms at Tara Hill Estate in Gorey. These unique boutique retreat and privately accessed suites in natural surroundings will be sure to give her something to talk about and the urge to relive again. The escape to north of the southeast in the wilds of Wexford will allow her to escape, relax and rewind in luxury glamping pods on the coast. Learn more about the Wild Rooms at Tara Hill Estate here.