Mother’s Day 2021 gift guide: food, drink, sweet treats and homeware
Spoil your mum and give her the Sunday off on 14 March
Mothering Sunday is just a few days away so that means there’s a little time left to get everything arranged and delivered for 14 March.
From food and drink options to homeware and masterclasses, we pick out some great gift ideas to make the day a memorable one for your mum.
Smeg ECF01 Espresso Machine
Start Mother’s Day off right by making mum a coffee. Whether she prefers an espresso, cappuccino, latte or latte macchiato, the Smeg ECF01 coffee machine can create barista-standard drinks to enjoy at home. The model is available in black, cream, pastel blue, pastel green, red and white.
Sweetheart tea set
For a beautiful bouquet every morning, carefully fill this special Mariage Frères glass teapot with recently boiled water and watch as the whole jasmine flower bud begins to blossom.
Where The Pancakes Are
Pancake and poetry gift box
There’s no better way to say thanks to your mum than breakfast in bed. Inside this pancake and poetry gift box from Where The Pancakes Are you’ll find a stash of ingredients to create the perfect breakfast pancakes, plus a bottle of Bottega Gold prosecco and a pocket poetry book of your choice. Delivery available nationwide.
Sculpd x Bloom & Wild
Dried flower arranging and clay vase making kit
At-home clay pottery kit company Sculpd has teamed up with UK online florist Bloom & Wild to create a pottery and flower arranging kit especially for Mother’s Day. The limited edition kit will include a bunch of dried flowers by Bloom & Wild, as well as a clay pottery kit by Sculpd to make three hand-crafted vases, for the flowers to be placed in. A video tutorial hosted by a Sculpd potter will show mums how to craft the clay vases from scratch. The tutorial will also offer flower arranging tips to make the floral displays look their very best.
Earl of East and The Botanist Gin
Virtual candle making masterclass
If your mum likes candles and gin then why not treat her to a masterclass hosted by Earl of East and The Botanist Gin. Led by one of Earl of East’s expert candle makers, workshop attendees will be guided through the candle making process, whilst also sharing a gin cocktail. Ahead of tuning in to the online workshop via Zoom, viewers will receive a bespoke kit containing all of the tools and botanical oils needed to create their very own Fiche Dó candle. Viewers will also receive a 20cl bottle of The Botanist Gin, highball glassware and cocktail recipe booklet, including ideas for the perfect garnish to add a unique touch to your cocktail. Masterclasses take place on 13 March (4pm), 14 March (2pm) and 20 March (4pm).
The River Cafe
Cornish roast chicken meal box
Mother’s Day will be spent at home as pubs and restaurants remain closed - so this year a meal kit or delivery may be on the menu. Michelin-starred restaurant The River Cafe in London has a range of seasonal Italian meal boxes which will make a delicious option for Sunday lunch. Box set five, the Cornish Roast Chicken, comes with a ready-to-roast-at-home Cornish Red bird which is stuffed with lemon, rosemary and bay, and served with creamy sliced potatoes, braised cime di rapa and cannellini beans. Also included are smashed chickpeas and focaccia, a delicate loaf Pistachio Cake, creamy Taleggio and Grissini, a box of La Molina pralines, and some juicy Sicilian clementines. Delivery available nationwide.
Happy Mother’s Day Sleekster
The Mother’s Day Sleekster (£22.95) is a collection of Hotel Chocolat’s classic, well-loved flavours, and slightly more unique tastes. Varieties include Caramel Cheesecake, Eton Mess, and Champagne Truffle. Another option for 14 March is the Mother’s Day Champagne Collection (£30) which comes with a 200ml bottle of Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore and varieties including Best Mum Pillow Pack milk chocolate nano slabs, Pink Champagne Truffles, Billionaire’s Shortbread, and Florentine Isabelle.
Lanson and Lindt
Rosé champagne and strawberries and cream truffles
Bubbly and chocolate… is there a better combination? This gift set contains a 200ml miniature bottle of Lanson Rosé Champagne and a box of Lindt Lindor Strawberries and Cream Truffles.
Absolut Elyx Boutique
Elyx No. 1921 Scented Candle Gift Set
Absolut Elyx Boutique’s natural wax scented candle is presented in a reusable decorative damask glass jar. Its scent is a complex woody blend of sandalwood, amber and vetiver with top notes of fresh citrus and a twist of star anise.
Victoria + Albert Baths
Tombolo bath rack
The perfect accessory for the mum who deserves a relaxing soak and a glass of plonk. The Tombolo bath rack from luxury British bathing brand Victoria + Albert Baths is exquisitely crafted from solid wood and is available in three finishes - walnut, oak and white.
The Grandest Hamper
Booking a hotel stay gift for your mum is not possible for the Mother’s Day weekend this year. However, The Goring in Belgravia, London has put together all the essentials needed for a luxury staycation at home. Costing £1,100, plus delivery, The Goring’s grandest hamper includes: The Goring Delamain Cognac Magnum, Hospices de Beaune 2013 Magnum Meursault, The Goring Ayala Brut Majeur Centenary Champagne Magnum, luxury Fortnum & Mason Royal Blend tea caddy, The Other Side of the Coin by Angela Kelly, The Goring Bar-Baa-Ra Sheep, selection of Purple Water Asprey London toiletries, The Goring Jam, personalised luxury bathrobe, and luxury slippers.
Aperol A Casa Capsule Collection
Popular Italian apéritif brand Aperol has launched its new Aperol A Casa Capsule Collection. The range of homeware products include limited edition paint, a wall clock, table lamp, candle square and a neon spritz sign. If your mum loves an Aperol Spritz, then these items will make a quirky addition to the at-home bar or add a splash of orange to her favourite room.
Drinks by the Dram
Premium Gin Collection
This Drinks by the Dram collection is perfect for discovering new gins and enjoying old favourites. Containing 12 specially curated drams from some of the top brands in the world, each dram is presented in beautifully wax-sealed 30ml bottles. Gins inside the box are: Bathtub Gin; Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin; Hernö Old Tom Gin; Moonshot Gin (That Boutique-y Gin Company); The London No. 1 Original Blue Gin; Copper Republic Rooibos & Grapefruit Gin; Kyrö Gin; No.3 Gin; Conker Spirit Port Barrel Gin; Hernö Juniper Cask Gin; Bobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin; and Tobermory Gin.
Mr Fogg’s Cocktail Crate
Make afternoon tea or evening dinner much more fun this Mother’s Day with Fitzrovia resident Mr Fogg’s cocktail crate. Each gift box contains five double serving pouches of all five of Mr Fogg’s Airmail cocktails, dried garnishes to make the perfect serve and a sweet stash of Mr Fogg’s strawberry bon-bons. Delivery available nationwide.
Mum’s Prescription Prosecco
Does your mum need a prosecco prescription? This quirky gift (£31.99) features a bottle of prosecco with a label that can be personalised for an extra special touch on Mother’s Day. If bubbles and sweets are more to your mum’s taste, then GiftsOnline4U also has a luxury prosecco and chocolate hamper (£39.99).
No.3 Gin x Wildabout
Gin & Garnish Bouquet
An exclusive collaboration between No.3 Gin and luxury London florist Wildabout, this one-of-a-kind bouquet is a beautiful arrangement of rosemary, mint, lavender, sage and thyme, alongside mimosa and narcissus bridal crown flowers. The limited-edition bouquet has been specially designed with five herbs to help garnish the perfect gin cocktail and is presented alongside a bottle of the award-winning No.3 Gin.
Not Another Bill
Mother’s Day Hamper
This hamper gift from Not Another Bill can be specially curated to suit your mum’s taste. Starting with a beautiful bunch of tulips, other items such as homeware, beauty, breakfast and champagne can also be included. You can finish off the design with a personalised hessian market tote or wicker hamper with a woven strap. Available for UK mainland delivery only, the hampers will be shipped on Thursday 11 March for delivery on Friday 12 March.
Buy a Mother’s Day card and help feed a hungry child
Mary’s Meals, a charity that provides meals to some of the world’s poorest children, has teamed up with well-known mums Lorraine Kelly, Ferne McCann and Nadiya Hussain to create a special Mother’s Day card. Priced at £15.90, this is the same cost of feeding one hungry child for a whole school year with Mary’s Meals. Every print gift card will come with a special recipe from Kelly.