They’re superheroes aren’t they? They carry us for nine months, feed us, water us, clean us, so the least we can do is show them some love in return. This doesn’t mean spending hundreds of pounds, but perhaps a little thought into buying something a bit more unique and wonderful for your lovely parent on Mother’s Day.
This year in the UK, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 31st March. If you haven’t already bought yours something to say ‘thank you’, then hopefully my little food and lifestyle gift guide can give you a gentle nudge in the right direction. As part of this creation, some of the the companies featured sent me samples to try. For transparency, I’ve included a ‘*’ in the bios. Please note, I insist on using the spelling of ‘mom’ in this post. I’m from Birmingham and it’s a normal thing to do. Don’t @ me. Let’s do this…
Togri Bakery – Fancy Cherry Bakewell Cake, £14 – If your mothership has a sweet tooth, Brum-based independant bakery, Togri, has a wide selection of delectable cakes to try. Naturally, you’re bound to find something yours will love. Whether they prefer lemon drizzle, cherry bakewell, or if a more neutral flavour is required – simply a plain Victoria sponge will most certainly do. Owner, Tom hand bakes all cakes and offers free delivery at a time and date that suits you. As a tried and tested fan of Togri, I know their cakes and treats are a million times tastier than anything you’ll buy in a local shop. Order by midnight on Wednesday 27th March to guarantee delivery for Sunday 31st. Take advantage of free delivery in Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield and Walsall only. Alternatively, check out their cakes by post section here.
I Just Love It – Always Be My Partner In Wine*, £19.99 – There’s booze. Then there’s booze with your name on it. Literally. The best kind of relationship is one that includes such a thing, wouldn’t you agree? Treat your mom to her very own personalised bottle that’s bound to make her smile. Pop the cork and let the chat, giggles and good times flow. Cork light also included. Choose either red, white or rosé.
Whittard – Coffees Of The World Gift Set, £25 – Any caffeine lover will know that buying single bags of coffee can become an extensive treat. This unique set includes varieties from India, South America, Africa and the Caribbean. They’ve been extra generous and included a blend from Brazil and Indonesia too. When you spend £40 on the site, you can get £10 off this specific set by using ‘COFFEE GIFT‘ promo code at check out.
Sous Chef – Edible Atlas Cookbook Set*, £35.00 – A recipe box with a difference, the Edible Atlas Cookbook Set is ideal for those who enjoy cooking hearty meals for the family. Each gift set has been adequately paired with Mina Holland’s The Edible Atlas – accompanied by 8 difficult-to-find ingredients. From this, so you can learn to recreate dishes from different global cuisines as soon as you receive it. Don’t leave it all to mom, jump into the kitchen with the family and create a gastronomic experience. UK delivery – £3.50.
Verdure – House Plants, Variable £ – I’m an advocate of supporting small, online independent businesses and I couldn’t not use this opportunity to promote new start up, Verdure. Ran by Emma Miller in Hudderfield, this dominant Facebook business encourages plant lovers and greenfingers alike to decorate the dark corners of the home. Why not help bring your mother’s place to life with an array of beautiful and quirky potted plants? Our favourites being the cacti – Emma hosts pop up shops and is a delight to chat with via Facebook DM. Any questions – be sure to head over to her page to find out more.
Encona – Sweet Chilli Sauce*, £1.65 – You might question why anyone would buy their mom sauce for Mother’s Day. Not very cute, is it? However, I urge you to hold your horses as Encona – renowned for being the UK’s Number 1 best selling range of authentic, versatile, hot and spicy sauces from around the world – showcase an inspiring online recipe range that will completely transform your lunches and dinners for years to come. Treat mama with some gorgeous recipes from the Far East (and more), from a tantalising stir fry to some sticky sweet roasted pecans. For as a little as £1.65, Encona can be found in any local supermarket or bought in bulk (see link). Challenge the concept of boring food and create meals you’ll never forget. Other Encona flavours available.
Simply Trios – 9 Assortment Packs*, £6 – Balls of glory! Some describe them as truffles. Others say they’re more like cookie dough balls. More still think they’re cake batter bites. Tantalise the taste buds with these affordable (and beautiful!) handmade confectionery treats. Providing 10 different varieties (the Artful Dodger is a must-try!) – we guarantee a smile on your mom’s face while munching on them. Moorish and delightful, Simply Trios are an absolute wonder. There’s no going back from this.
Vie – Gourmet Coconut Bowls*, £19.95 – An unusual gift; one that is bound to stir the curiosity pot, what’s not to love about these stunning, handcrafted Thai coconut shells. Each one is 100% natural and 100% unique to each buyer. Step away from the bone china and encourage mom to dive into the depths of culinary diversity. As no two bowls are the same, this unique gift is one that I know you’ll appreciate. I was sent some to try and I’ve already had some great comments on them from visiting friends and family. Not only are they visually pleasing, but they are sustainable, lightweight and durable too. I can’t wait to cook a curry in ours and make tea time fun again. For 10% OFF: use code ‘TKCD9I98‘ which expires 31st March.
Book Therapy – Personalised Prescription, £49.99 – Ideal for those who love a bit of ‘quiet time’, Book Therapy’s collection allows you to create a specific list that you know your mom will enjoy. Simply fill in some questions and the site will curate a special list from your answers. Niches include a variety of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and philosophy depending on preference. Alternatively, there is a wide selection of classics or modern literature, children’s books, best-sellers or little-known, but powerful books readily available from a diverse range of writers. Knowledge is power, and the gift of a book is not something that can be beaten. If you use the code ‘2019 READING‘ using the link above – buyers can receive a brilliant discount.
Rocket Jack – Modern Prints, £19 – Freelancer Amy Robbs creates a gorgeous display of modern art prints for the home. This year, Amy showcases some great designs, perfect for Mother’s Day gifting. Ranging from customisable themes of typography, yoga, gorgeous birds, Gin, as well as lots of personalised prints including music themed and special dates, we guarantee you’ll find something your mom would love. Prices vary from
£19 per A4 print, £29 per A3 and £39 for A2. Use code ‘MBMUM20’ for a whopping 20% off until Mother’s Day.
Lir – Discovery Collection*, £10 – After all of this, are you still unsure what to buy? Let me help you with this gorgeous range of Lir chocolates. Not a brand I’ve personally heard of before, the Discovery Collection contains 16 beautifully hand-crafted luxury chocolates that showcases eight mouth-watering unique flavours – including exotic ingredients such as Persian lime oil, Spanish pistachio and Tahitian vanilla. Each one has been encased in a Belgian chocolate exterior. Available in selected Morrisons, Tesco and Co-op stores for £10, I’ve already eaten my way through a whole box. My goodness, are they sexy! Other collections available on the website.
Ottolenghi – Bag & Prosecco Hamper, £65 – On the higher end of the scale, completely spoil your mom with this gorgeous hamper selection. Think Harrods quality with more value. What’s better, you don’t even have to wrap the gift. Hamper includes: Lavosh, Grissini, Chilli & Coriander Chutney, Rosemary Nuts, Yo-yo Biscuits, Rye and Buttermilk Crackers, Preserved Lemon and Chilli Olives, Ottolenghi Marshmallows and Prosecco from Garbel Adami. Simply deluxe, expect lots of hugs and kisses afterwards.
I’m hoping that my short gift guide gives you some ideas on what to buy your lovely mother this Mother’s Day. Remember, you don’t have to spend a fortune to say ‘I love you’. But I’m hoping I’ve sparked some ideas for you. Some items marked * have been gifted and a small number of affiliate codes also have been used. Let me know if you decide to go with any of the above options, they’re all wonderful.