Mother’s Day is on Sunday the 27th of March, a special day to celebrate our mums and show them what they mean to us.
One could make a case that we should be honouring our parents 365 days a year, there are no breaks from this most important role, but on this day, we make an extra effort for all the wonderful mothers out there. Maybe that’s with a handwritten card, breakfast in bed, cooking Sunday lunch, time together or time to herself!
There are plenty of ways to let the mum in your life know how much you appreciate her.
Our exclusive Mother’s Day gift sets see our lambswool scarves, designed and woven at our mill in Donegal, paired with one of our luxury candles, handmade in Ireland for Magee 1866 in a natural wax blend and scented with the highest quality essential oils for a long lasting, luxury fragrance. Choose from calming lavender, fresh summer herbs or invigorating citrus.
An unabashed excuse to celebrate love, Valentine’s Day sets a romantic tone to the start of spring and is the perfect opportunity to spoil the one you love.
Tokens of love and devotion, explore our top picks for Valentine’s gifts for your special someone.
The Outdoorsy Type
The daily walkers, weekend wanderers and enthusiastic gardeners, if they’re outside more than in, keep them cosy with a100% lambswool scarf, designed and woven at our mill in Donegal.
The Indoorsy Type
For the fans of movie nights and boxset binging, evenings in are elevated with our selection of Donegal Tweed cushions, filled with luxurious duck-down. Pair with the Irish Wool Oversized Houndstooth Throw for the ultimate in comfort. Designed and woven at our mill in Donegal using wool sourced and spun on the island of Ireland, this is a truly sustainable home accessory.
The Deep Thinker
If they are always doodling or making lists, the Donegal Tweed notebook is the perfect choice. Made in Ireland using tweeds designed at our mill, these unlined notebooks are available in a selection of colours and sizes, depending on the project.
The Lover of Luxury
Crafted at our mill in a super soft cashmere and wool blend, thepashmina is the most versatile accessory. Lightweight, yet warm, this is a piece they will reach for over and over again, no matter the season.
For the person passionate about their surroundings and curating a calming space, our selection of candles and diffusers are made in Ireland using the highest quality essential oils, in the most indulgent scents.
The Ardent Fan
They won’t miss a match, if they can help it, or they’re always found at the finish line. Make sure they look the part with a classicDonegal Tweed cap. Choose from two styles – the flat cap or baker cap – in a range of tweeds, designed and woven at our mill.
If you are planning a wedding this year, book an appointment for our Made to Measure service in one of our three stores. Our tailoring experts are on hand to help you create the perfect look for your big day. Gift Vouchers also available.
Of course, love is all you need, but a gift from Magee 1866 is welcome too! Visit our Valentine’s Gift Guide for more inspiration.
With Father’s Day just around the corner, we have gathered our top gift ideas for every type of dad.
The Outdoorsy Dad
Perfect for layering under jackets for long walks or over a shirt in warmer months, our brown check Cavan Gilet (1.) in hardwearing Donegal Tweed, designed and woven at our mill in Donegal, is a wardrobe essential all year round. Pair with a timeless Donegal Tweed flat cap(2.) for the ultimate in practical, country casual style.
The Dapper Dad
For the dad that shivers at the thought of loungewear, our new season silk and cotton blend Liffey Jacket (3.) in green herringbone offers sleek tailoring in summer-friendly fabrics. Or, you can never go wrong with a classic houndstooth shirt (4.), this season we have three colours to choose from.
Immaculately turned out, even for Zoom calls, top off his accessories collection with a canvas and leather Bredon Belt (5.), handmade in England using the finest bridal quality leather.
The Daring Dad
Not afraid to stand out from the crowd, the bolder the pattern the better for the Daring Dad. The Dunross floral print shirt (6.) boasts rich colours of orange and cobalt blue in a floral and paisley pattern, finished with our signature embroidered Magee 1866 Wolfhound.
For fans of colourful knitwear, our selection of Carn Cotton Jumpers (7.) in a rainbow of colours and three timeless styles will fit the bill.
The Golf Dad
If he’s the type to hit the fairways rain or shine, our Golf Umbrella (8.) with carry pouch makes the ideal practical gift.
The Casual Dad
Nothing says casual summer style like a linen shirt. Our collection of Irish linen shirts (9.) are made with linen from our neighbours in North Donegal, Baird McNutt. Available in a range of colours and styles, this summer wardrobe staple is sure to be a hit.
Or you can introduce a touch of luxury into his day-to-day with our super soft cotton Clogher t-shirts (10.), available in two versatile colours.
The Dad Who’s Full of Ideas
Made in Ireland with tweed designed and woven at our mill, our capsule collection oftweed notebooks (11.) make a unique and thoughtful gift. Available in a number of sizes and colours in the classic Salt & Pepper Donegal Tweed.
And for the picky dad, let him choose his own gift with a Magee 1866 E-gift voucher.
So, whether you are lucky enough to celebrate in person, or are gifting from afar, we have you covered.
It’s been a tough year for everyone. Lockdowns, separated from the ones we love and the dreaded homeschooling!
This Mother’s Day, more than ever, you should take the chance to spoil your mum. We spoke to some of the Magee 1866 team about how they are going to celebrate this year.
Charlotte – Design Director
“As a mum of three young kids, Mother’s Day is usually marked by cuddles and cards in bed – their weekend clock can be pretty early so I am not sure a lie-in is on the agenda! My kids love art and I have some very special cards and pictures from the last few years. Mother’s Day to me means spring, so we try to spend some time outdoors, usually that would include a visit to my parents but this year we’ll FaceTime instead. My ideal Mother’s Day gift would be our Grey Donegal Tweed Lily Jacket, it’s the perfect style for this time of year and looks great paired with skinny jeans and white trainers for an off-duty Sunday.”
Sorcha – Digital Marketing
“I won’t get to see my mum this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make a fuss. My mum loves to accessorize, so I’ve picked one of our gorgeous new Glen Check wide scarves, designed and woven here in Donegal. The neutral grey shade is really versatile and with the Irish weather the way it is I’m confident she will get many opportunities to wear it.”
Daniel – Ecommerce Manager
“With two young boys at home, the greatest gift I could give my wife is the day off! Me and the boys will head out for the afternoon and leave my wife to relax and catch up on her favourite Netflix shows. Our Wigwam throws are ideal for tucking up in on the couch, the boys can buy the chocolates.
Don’t forget – Mother’s Day is Sunday, 14th March 2021. Explore our gift guide here.
Like most things, this Valentine’s Day is going to be a little different, BUT if you are lucky enough to be with your love this year, there are still lots of ways to mark the day and we have some ideas…
A Romantic Walk
Although it’s technically spring, you shouldn’t ditch the layers just yet. Before you head out for a nice romantic walk (withing the restrictions, of course), pop on our Glenveigh Quilted Jacket or wrap up in a warm lambswool pashmina, designed and woven at our mill in Donegal.
Dress for Dinner
OK so you can’t go out, but that doesn’t stop you from dressing for dinner. Go all out in your finest tweed suit, light a candle and break out the table linens. Whether you’re ordering in or cooking from scratch, this will certainly make an impact.
Low-key Picnic for Two
Bring the outdoors in with a picnic (or brave your garden all wrapped up!). Take a throw – our colourful Wigwam Collection, designed and woven in Donegal is a good choice – and a couple of luxurious, duck-down filled tweed cushions, and you have the makings of a charming picnic for two.
Take up Poetry
There is no better time in the year to profess your love than Valentine’s Day, and no better medium to do it than poetry. Our Donegal Tweed Notebooks are made in Ireland and are the perfect vehicle for you to present the fruits of your creative labour.