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Scéal is the Irish word for story pronounced as 'shkale'. This is the place to come to explore what's going on in Dublin plus special offers and announcements from the hotel.

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7 Christmas Presents for Mothers That She Will Love

Nobody deserves more pampering than your mum. But what thoughtful, special, unusual gift can you get her for Christmas this year?

Relax, we’ve done all the thinking for you and here they are – our seven best Christmas gift ideas for mums:

1. The Five Star Treatment

OK so we had to include this: A Christmas gift voucher for a five star lunch, dinner, spa treatment or stay at the Fitzwilliam Hotel.

And, better yet, we’re running a draw all December long. All you have to do is buy any voucher for any amount and we’ll put your name in the top hat to win an overnight stay, dinner and cocktails for two people.

Christmas Gift Vouchers

2. Kilkenny Shopping Day

The Kilkenny Shop still brings the very pinnacle of Irish design to you on Nassau Street, just as it has for over five decades now. Your mum will absolutely LOVE a voucher to spend on one of the new Orla Kiely handbags, Alex and Ani jewelry or a sumptuous lunch for her and her pals.

Take a look at their Christmas gift ideas also.

Kilkenny Shop Gift Ideas

3. Afternoon Tea

We have a very unusual, but contemporary, take on traditional afternoon tea. In fact, ours is arguably the best in Dublin.

There’s a choice of luxury teas, coffees or cocktails, savory foods including hay smoked turkey with cranberry jelly together with chocolates, miniature trifles and then, finally, a dessert cocktail. Heavenly.

Festive Afternoon Tea

4. Flower Arranging Class

The Fitzwilliam Hotel works very closely with Adonis Flower Designers, Dublin’s top florist.

We can organise a flower arranging class for your mum and her friends at their studio on Patrick Street – it’s is not too far from the hotel.

Adonis Flowers Dublin

5. Makeover

You mum might be absolutely perfect as she is, but we’re pretty sure she’d love the opportunity for a fun makeover by an expert.

We’ll organise everything for you with Spirit Beauty Salon here at the hotel where there’s a full range of bespoke beauty therapies. From facials to body wraps, waxing to massage or just your nails, it all starts with a private consultation with your mum.

Health and Beauty Dublin

6. A Day In The Country

How does this sound?

A day trip touring around Glendalough and Powerscourt Gardens in Wicklow for a stroll around some of the finest scenery in Ireland. Then why not come back to the hotel for afternoon tea? Now that’s a wonderful gift idea.

Glendalough Day Trip

7. Chocolate Making Workshop

If, like most people, your mum loves chocolate then this is a gift she’ll adore.

chocolate making workshop where she can spend the whole day learning how to make this delicious delicacy by hand. Watch her eyes light up when you tell here. And wait for the denials…

Chocolate Making Workshop

Made a choice? It’s not easy but whichever one you go for, we’re sure that your mum will know that you think an awful lot of her because you’ve just made her very, very happy this Christmas.