No flowers here! 8 gifts your mum would be only DELIRA to receive

Mother's Day is fast approaching, so before you have a meltdown on Saturday evening and panic-buy seven Terry's Chocolate Oranges and a bunch of roses, take a few moments to check out our gift guide.

We've rounded up our fave mum-appropriate pressies for 2016 – things your mum will actually use rather than just relegating to the back of the bathroom cupboard. Promise!

Here goes…

1. A relaxed evening in
Wine, truffles and natural soy candles… talk about luxury. We love this Hampers & Co gift set – find other varieties on their site too, and use the code MUM16 for a 15% discount.

Candle Light Evenings Set, €44, Hampers & Co


2. The perfect night cream
If your mum has sensitive skin or hates overloading with heavily scented products, treat her to some TLC with La Roche Posay's repairing and soothing night cream, Toleraine Ultra Overnight. The Toleraine range is specifically designed for skin that gets dry and tight.

La Roche Posay Toleraine Ultra Overnight, €18.50, pharmacies nationwide


3. Brilliant basics
It might be springtime, but the weather is as wintry as ever, so keep your mum's skin protected from the harsh cold with a Vitamin E boost from The Body Shop. We LOVE the presentation of this simple but spot-on gift set.

Vitamin E Gift Set, €37, The Body Shop


4. A cuppa with a difference
If your mum has a sweet tooth, get her something different than the usual box of chocolates. This Love Bug hot chocolate gift set comes with a teeny grater (for grating chocolate on top, doncha know) and a whisk for frothing. Pair this with a luxury bar of dark chocolate and you're good to go.

Teatime Gift Set, €5.49, Aldi


5. Some arm candy
Jewellery can be a risky gift for mums unless you REALLY know her taste. So keep things safe with this Mother's Day offering from Swatch, which is a twist on the traditional 'flowers for mum' gift idea. Rather than a bouquet, present your mum with this pink Swatch featuring a beautiful rose on the silver dial.

Swatch Only For You Mother's Day Watch, €75, Swatch stores (Grafton St, Arnotts, Dublin Airport)


6. An all over body treatment
While face moisturisers are always packed with top-end ingredients, body creams can sometimes fall short of the mark. That's why we love Vichy's Ideal Body range, full of active ingredients traditionally used in face care, such as hyaluronic acid and a host of luxurious oils. The result? Firmer, smoother and more radiant skin.

Vichy Ideal Body Balm, €22, pharmacies nationwide


7. A touch of sparkle
We love the simple, classic lines of this Newbridge Silverware tealight holder, perfect for cosy evenings by the fire, or even a relaxing candlelit bath.

Tealight Holder (includes three tealights), €45, Newbridge Silverware


8. An uber-glam wallet
This J By Jasper Conran pink and cream wallet is the ultimate spring accessory – if you can bear to give it away!

J by Jasper Conran Purse, €33.50, Debenhams

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