Keep it Local this Mother’s Day with a Gift from One of These Unique Independent Stores

Here at Waterford FYI we’re all about keeping it local and supporting the independent stores dotted around the city. So this Mother’s Day (March 19), choose a gift from one of these unique shops—all owned and run by super creative Waterfordians. They deserve your business and your mum deserves the best.

Harlow Jewellery, 15 Bailey’s New Street

Harlow jewellery

Pick up a beautiful ring or pendant at Harlow Jewellery on Bailys New Street. You’ll find unique pieces to put a smile on any mother’s face.

The Good Wardrobe, 16 Baily’s New Street

Next door at The Good Wardrobe, owner Ancuta stocks mindfully-sourced clothing, old and new. Grab a cool pair of jeans, a dress or a vintage bag.

Nest, 127 The Quay

Nest front

Nest on the Quay is a treasure trove, packed with unique stuff for the house. Candles, mirrors, prints, lamps, tableware—you’ll find eclectic homeware to spruce up any house. Owner Sinead also runs workshops…which would be something special to do with your mother.

Bébhínn, 129 The Quay

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Bébhínn stocks beautiful Irish linen, artwork, handmade clothing and pottery. Pick up one of her colourful handmade cardigans or jumpers. It’s a gorgeous shop to browse and you’re bound to find something your mother will love.

Muse, 92 the Quay

Muse front

Muse have some wonderfully bright and colourful tops in stock—perfect for spring-time.  You’ll also find beautiful jackets, dresses, tops, jeans, knitwear, jewellery and bags—all from the best brands and designers. Take a browse and treat your mam this Mother’s Day.

cc creatives, 87/88 Meagher’s Quay

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At cc creatives you could spend an hour browsing through all the fun stuff they have in store—and end up wanting to buy it all.

Gene O’Shea Jewellery, 11 Henrietta Street

Gene O Shea jewellery 2

Gene O’Shea specialises in quality, handmade pure silver jewellery. He developed his knack for design and creativity as a master craftsman at Waterford Crystal and takes inspiration from his locality in Ireland’s Ancient East. If you pop into him on Henrietta Street you’ll see him designing and polishing right there at his workshop. This year, treat your mum to one of his unique creations.

The Hanger, 25 George’s Street

The Hanger Boutique has been serving the stylish women of Waterford for almost 50 years, so you’re bound to find something your fashion-forward mother will love.   

MC’s Outdoor Store, 46 Merchants Quay

jackets MC Outdoor

Mc’s Outdoor Store is the place to go for the active mum. A snood, hiking socks, waterproof jacket – you’ll find what you need to keep her warm and dry while hiking, boating, walking…whatever the activity. Meindl, Columbia and Helly Hansen are just some of the top brands they carry.

Finders Keepers, 13 Michael Street

finders keepers shop front

Finders Keepers is another gift shop gem. Pop in for prints, vases, candles and diffusers, bags, side tables—all fun and all unique. They also have some funny Mother’s Day cards—with sayings that you’d only hear from an Irish mammy. “You’ll Catch Your Death. Bring a Coat.” will resonate with a lot of us!       

The Vintage Factory, 19 Michael Street

Vintage Factory shop front

The Vintage Factory specialises in ladies vintage apparel—all lovingly handpicked. It’s your go-to for all things cool—from hoodies, sweatshirts and jeans to jackets, t-shirts and dresses.

With so much choice in town to treat your mum for all that she does for you, it would be a crime to look anywhere else for the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Keep it local folks and Shop Waterford!

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