Ten delicious Mother’s Day treats for mums with great taste
For many of us, our mums conjure up memories of our favourite food, of mealtimes spent together and family feasts. It only seems fitting, then, to mark Mother’s Day by spoiling your mum with a selection of tasty treats. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite options, from cheeseboards and chutneys to luxury chocolate cake and a heart-shaped brownie box, so that you can return the favour and surprise your mum with a foodie moment to remember on the 14th March.
Chocoholics couldn’t be in safer hands than those of one of Britain’s most trusted department stores, Selfridges. Despite not being able to open its actual doors, the online shop offers a huge range of sweet treats in the Selfridges Collection that are perfect for any palate. For the best all-rounder, we recommend the 25-chocolate assortment box, available for just £29.99 and containing a veritable feast of classic flavours from strawberries and cream to coffee and ginger – this also comes in a smaller box of 18 for £19.99. Alternatively, any vegan mums will be delighted with the Project Earth Vegan Pralines – these dairy-free delights are surprisingly rich and creamy, with a satisfying nutty crunch. Shop the whole collection here.
Mon Dessert are set to make mums very happy this Mother’s Day. Based in London and nationwide delivery, Mon Dessert’s Mother’s Day bundles come with simple recipe guides, video tutorials, ingredients and special tools which can all be used to create some of the world’s most famously difficult desserts while learning professional level pâtissier techniques. With three bundles to choose from, each arriving with a personalised card, housed in a beautiful (and reusable) presentation box complete with a bow, you can’t go wrong this year. Choose from the Mother’s Day Petits Fours Bundle (£55), which includes the madeleine kit and handmade chocolate kit; the Mother’s Day Chef Pâtissier Bundle (£70), including the highly popular crème brûlée kit; and the ultimate Mother’s Day Macaron Bundle (£100). Whether you set a Zoom date to keep your mother company while she has her chef whites on, or you organise a Mother’s Day bake-off Mon Dessert-style, make your mama smile by ordering online here.
Paxton & Whitfield
Saying cheese isn’t just the best way to capture happy moments; it’s also the best way to create them. Set your mum up for an evening of pure dairy delight by ordering her a special spread courtesy of Paxton & Whitfield. London’s oldest Cheesemongers are offering up a celebration of British cheese with the Mother’s Day Cheese & Sweet Treats box, a treasure trove containing three artisan cheeses – the multi-award-winning Tunworth, a creamy soft variety made in Hampshire; the buttery Mrs Kirkhams, from Lancashire; and a tangy goat’s milk Paxton & Whitfield Celtic Capra – along with Cornish buttermilk biscuits and a bag of delicious Sea Salt Cotswold Fudge. There’s even an alcoholic option: try the March Cheese Treats Selection for three different cheese varieties paired with Hyke Gin, a Marc de Champagne Charbonnel & Walker chocolate bar, hand-baked artisan crackers and Paxton & Whitfield’s Sloe Fig & Almond slice. Both boxes are available online.
Pleesecakes Mini Cheesecakes
Cheese doesn’t have to be a savoury treat: spoil the leading lady in your life with a sweet bundle of joy – aka, six mini cheesecakes from Pleesecakes, the UK’s leading no-bake cheesecake brand. Opt for the Mini-Me Bundle or the Mixed Bundle, featuring three of Pleesecakes’ most popular flavours – Salted Caramel, Apple & Elderberry and Lemon & Raspberry, plus three new vegan flavours – Espresso Martini, Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge and Lemon & Raspberry. The boxes are available for nationwide delivery and guaranteed to make her smile! Mini-Me Bundles start from £24. Order online here.
Make your mum feel like the queen she is by surprising her with a Hug In A Box (£29.95), available for nationwide delivery, filled with French fancies including a light and buttery chocolate croissant loaf, 12 jewel-like mini macarons, six all-butter shortbread biscuits, plus Paul’s freshly ground coffee and a one-litre carton of the brand’s indulgent hot chocolate. Those located in London or Oxford can also indulge in a Sweet Treats Box (£39.95) featuring three of Paul’s best-sellers – strawberry fraisier or craquant, carrot and fôret noire cakes – beautifully packaged alongside mini beignets doughnuts and a box of 12 mini macarons. Or, opt for Paul’s limited-edition Meringue Drip Cake (£25.95 serves 6-8, £46.95 serves 10-12) with complimentary personalisation. Pre-order from 25th February with delivery from 8th – 14th March. Order online here.
Treat your mum this Mother’s Day with this delightful range of gift selection boxes packed with some of Rosebud Preserves’ finest products. From the Miniature Classics Gift Box, containing some of the company’s classic products, to the Afternoon Tea Gift Box, with everything you need to treat your Mum to an enjoyable afternoon tea, there’s guaranteed to be a gift box to suit. If you would like something more bespoke, you can always opt for the Create Your Own Gift Box. All the gift boxes are available to order online.
Bombay Sapphire’s Mother’s Day Afternoon G&Tea
We may be apart from our mums this Mother’s Day, but we can be together in spirit! Gift your mum a welcome treat during an afternoon spent apart on Zoom with Bombay Sapphire’s Mother’s Day Afternoon G&Tea set. Expect everything you need to serve up tea for two, with the ingredients for three delicious tea-themed Bombay Sapphire drinks (including garnishes), finger sandwiches, cakes and scones. The spread is accompanied by a hamper that can be sent straight to mum so you can split the treats and both enjoy the experience together virtually. Order your box online here.
Montezuma’s Mum’s The Word truffle box
The extraordinary chocolate company, Montezuma’s, has launched the perfect gift for mums this Mother’s Day: a mouth-watering collection containing 16 milk chocolate salted caramel hearts and dark chocolate hazelnut praline hearts in an eye-catching red box. Montezuma’s delicious chocolate truffles are handcrafted to bring you the very best of luxury truffles, carefully packaged in 100% recyclable packaging. Order online for £14.99.
The Cheese Bar
For London-based cheese lovers, The Cheese Bar have a selection of special gift boxes: Choose from The Mummy’s Boy – which includes a selection of three cheeses, crackers and a bottle of Pago de Tharsys Cava for £35 – or the Mummy’s Little Helper Cheese & Gin Tasting Box (£50) – which includes four cheeses (Driftwood, Baron Bigod, Kirkham’s Lancashire and Cropwell Bishop Stilton) with each individually paired with a different artisan gin. The box comes with tasting and pairing notes from The Cheese Bar’s Head Cheesemonger. Order online to collect in store at Funk on Columbia Road or The Cheese Bar in Camden’s stables. Local delivery is available via a postcode checker on the website.
Lakrids by Bulow Love selection box
For something a little different, treat mum to a range of luxury liquorice treats from the new and exciting confectioner Lakrids by Bülow. The Lakrids by Bülow Love selection box features a range of gourmet chocolate-coated liquorice and makes the perfect gift. The heart-shaped presentation box is packed with a range of popular flavours including classic, salt & caramel, dark & sea salt, as well as limited editions flavours strawberry & cream and fruity caramel. The Love selection box is available onsite now at Lakrids by Bülow for £38.00.
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