Mother's Day is fast approaching this Sunday and if you’re like us you’ll have left it to the last minute to even think about picking up a present. Well it’s time to start thinking! We're given one day a year to let our mothers know just how essential they are to us so don’t mess it up by picking up a thoughtless gift like chocolates or flowers from a garage! Luckily PANDORA is there to help you get it right this year with perfect gifts for all the mums out there with jewellery available at stores nationwide starting at just €29.
Mothers are the unsung heroes in everyone's success story, both on the sporting pitch and off it. Sure coaches and teammates play a role in making heroes, but your mum has been there since day one, encouraging you, giving you confidence when you doubted yourself, telling you anything is possible.
The truth is: behind every success story, there's a mother who was there to drive you to training or wash the uniforms or give you the encouragement you needed.
You shouldn't need any inspiration for getting a memorable Mother's Day gift, but in case you do, take a quick look at the role mothers have played in Irish sports.
Just look at the connection between Joe Canning and his mother Josephine.
"When I was growing up, she brought me everywhere. Dad would bring the older guys to their games but with me, it was always Mam and my sister Deirdre," Canning told the Irish Independent last year.
And think about how proud Geraldine O'Driscoll looked after Brian's last game for Ireland
"He was very good at soccer and people suggested we should send him here, there and everywhere. The advice we got was that he showed promise and that we should send him for extra lessons," Geraldine told the Irish Times before her son's retirement from Leinster.
And take another look at how proud Katie Taylor's mother Bridget was after she won the world title
For these famous athletes, making their mother's beam with pride will count just as much as winning an All-Ireland medal or professional boxing belt.
The vast majority of us will never be able to dedicate an All-Ireland win or Olympic medal to our mothers but that doesn't mean we can't find wonderful ways to declare our love for our mums with gifts.
Now, for the average Irish male, purchasing the perfect Mother's Day gift can admittedly be a struggle. Expressing emotions can be difficult at the best of times and simply put, most of us wouldn't know what to say when walking into a jewellery shop! Well thank God for PANDORA and their teams who can help even the most clueless of sons to pick a truly memorable piece of jewellery this Mother's Day. They know exactly what a mother wants in a piece of jewellery and best of all, they make the whole process incredibly simple.
For the perfect mum
Tell your mum she is perfect with PANDORA’s Mother’s Day charms. The Perfect Mum charm, €45, will help you tell her just how truly perfect you think she is. Or why not gift her PANDORA’s Perfect Home charm, €49, a charm that opens to reveal the saying “Home is where mom is”, you know she’ll shed a happy tear reading that!
For the mum who lives for her family
Reflect the gift of life that your mother has given you with PANDORA's Flourishing Hearts limited edition bangle with a padlock clasp featuring a tree of life design, €69. Engraved with the words “Love makes a family”, this bangle is as stunning as your mum.
Add the Love for Mother charm, €39, and the Part of my Heart charm, €59, to the bangle making it the perfect Mother’s Day gift.
For the mum who deserves it all
To truly thank your mum this Mother’s Day and gift her with a present that will forever remind her of you, treat her to PANDORA’s Flourishing Hearts Gift Set, €99, comprising a beautiful necklace and set of earrings. Crafted from sterling silver these delicate pieces are symbolic of strength, family and protection, all the things a mother gives you.
You'll never be able to properly thank your mother for what she's done for you but one perfect gift from PANDORA can go a long way.
The PANDORA Mother’s Day collection is available in PANDORA stores nationwide now. With prices starting from €29, the new collection has something to suit all tastes and styles for a truly meaningful and unforgettable gift. View the full collection online at www.pandora.net