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Best Mother’s Day gifts 2021

Looking for a special present for your mum? We've rounded up the best foodie Mother's Day gifts for 2021, from baking kits to gin subscriptions and letterbox treats

Looking for the best gifts for Mother’s Day? We’ve got present ideas to make sure that it’s a happy Mother’s Day this year. From afternoon tea hampers for a cream tea at home, to gin boxes with sloe gin and London dry gin.

If you’re going to be cooking a Mother’s Day brunch this year, check out our guide for the best Mother’s Day breakfast recipes. Or why not try one of our Mother’s Day cake ideas.


LOVE liquorice selection box, £38, Lakrids by Bülow 

This stunning gift box of artisan Danish liquorice makes a particularly stylish Mother’s Day gift. It’s beautiful to open on the day, then display on a coffee table so your mum can enjoy a little taste of Scandinavia each day. Each liquorice ball is covered in chocolate, with flavours such as salt and caramel, strawberries and cream, Danish chilli and Kenyan coffee.

A black box with a heart cut out with coloured liquorice balls inside

Brioche Pasquier macarons, £11.99, Ocado

It’s hard to find really good macarons on the high street, but French family bakery Brioche Pasquier has perfected their recipe to a tee. We love the crisp shell and just-right chewy centre, with natural-tasting fillings piped beautifully in the middle.

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This new pâtisserie range, launched just in time for Mother’s Day, includes six flavours of macarons (raspberry, lemon, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and pistachio) and comes in a box of 36 – so plenty for both you and mum.

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Ploughman’s cheeseboard, £24, Fortnum & Mason

Is your mum a cheese fan? This elegantly-carved acacia wood cheeseboard makes the perfect gift for a cheese lover who likes to treat themselves to the finer things in life. Pair with a selection of Fortnum & Mason’s artisan British cheeses, including cave-aged West Country mature Cheddar, crumbly brie-style Baron Bigod or traditional potted Stilton.

https://www.fortnumandmason.com/fortnum-s-ploughman-s-cheeseboard

Stoneware Cafetière, £59, Le Creuset

Is your mum a coffee lover? Let her brew in style with Le Creuset’s on-trend ultra violet coffee pot.


Ceramic Gin Barrel, £59.50, Oliver Bonas

The best way to have gin on tap, quite literally. Give your mum a project to get working on – creating her own gin infusions! Mix gin, sugar and seasonal fruit (sloes, gooseberries and rhubarb all work well) and leave to infuse for a few weeks or months, using the tap to sample. Listen to episode 66 of the olive magazine podcast to learn more about infusing spirits at home.

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Pineapple apron, £20.50, Gifted Boston Spa

Make sure your mum stays stylish in the kitchen with this Thornback & Peel 100% cotton pineapple apron.

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Moominmamma mug, bowl and plate, from £18, Nordic Nest

Tove Jansson, the creator of the Moomins, has said that her mother has been the inspiration for the gentle, clever and resilient Moominmamma character. Show your mum how much you value her with this pretty breakfast set. If you are in a bubble with your mum, you can gift it to her in a Mother’s Day breakfast.

Moominmamma Bowl, plate and mug

Hands up who wants to share six packs of Joe & Seph’s popcorn with mum? Flavours include salted caramel; peanut butter; honey and hazelnut; and orange chocolate.

We can’t get enough of these chunky Willy Wonka-style chocolate bars. With an aim of making 100% slave-free the norm, these bars are not only ethical but moreish too.

Choose between creamy dark milk with crunchy salty pretzels, caramel sea salt, hazelnut and more.

A pile of colourful chocolate bars

Tea pick ‘n’ mix, £17.99, Teapigs

For any tea-loving mums out there, this gift offers them the chance to try a selection of the Teapigs flavours. Pick any 12 teas out of the 31 packs they have to choose from including Chilli Chai; Apple and Cinnamon and Fennel and Liquorice. The perfect Mother’s Day gift to say ‘Put your feet up with a cup of tea’.


Pie delivery service, from £10 for two people, Willy’s Pies

Will Lewis is taking his expertise from cheffing in some of London’s best restaurants such as Brat and Rochelle Canteen to a fresh pie delivery service. The handmade, ready-to-bake pie menu changes weekly but always includes one meat, one veggie, one sweet and the (permanently on the menu) treacle tart. We tried the smoked ham hock chicken and sage pie for two (£10) – crisp pastry packed with generous chunks of roast chicken and smoky ham in a creamy sauce and a slice of the treacle tart (£3) which was deliciously rich, sticky and dense. Pie fans can also sign up to a monthly subscription service for reduced delivery costs.

For more restaurant classics, see the best restaurant meal kits.


Warner Edwards Victoria’s rhubarb gin, £36, Ocado

We love Warner Edwards gin, especially when it’s rhubarb flavoured. Cheers!


Mila Cocktail Glass, £39.95/set of 4, Nkuku

We love the warm tones of these sleek vessels made from recycled glass – they’d make a pretty display on a kitchen shelf or drinks trolley. Use for drinks such as martinis and cosmopolitans.

For more inspiration, see the best cocktail glasses.

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The Sweet Shop Hamper, £40, Harvey Nichols

Keep things sweet this Mother’s Day with this hamper brimming with sugary snacks, from classic lemon sherbets to boozy negroni spritz balls.


Cabbage cake stand, £77, Amara

Want to serve your mum an afternoon tea on Mother’s Day? Make her a selection of cakes and scones from our afternoon tea recipe ideas, and serve in style on this intricate earthenware cake stand. You can slowly build up the full collection (we’re talking bowls, plates and trays, too).

For more show stopping designs, see the best cake stands to buy.

A green cake stand shaped like a cabbage

Choose a regional British gin

Give your mum a gin gift with a personal touch by choosing a craft British juniper spirit from the region that you grew up in or have visited together. From London to Somerset, Sussex to Scotland, Brecon Beacons to Brighton, artisans are making gins with unique botanicals from all corners of the UK.

Click here for our guide to the best.


DIY baking kits, £37 per kit, Hobbs House

By the look of anyone’s Instagram feed, there’s been a lot of sourdough action of late. If your mum wants to give it a try, this handy sourdough baking kit (£37) from West Country family bakery Hobbs House will get her off to a flying start. The 65-year-old sourdough culture and Shipton Mill organic rye flour are joined by a proving basket, so she can get professional results and that trademark spiral in the crust. There’s even a loaf of organic wild white sourdough included, so she can see (and taste) what to aim for.

Hobbs House sourdough kit

Mini bowls, £15, Hudson Home

This set of three vintage-style, distressed, white terracotta bowls with scalloped edges are great for serving nibbles.


Reusable dish towels, £22, Anthropologie

Crafted from thick cotton, this set of six stylish towels can be machine-washed to re-use again and again.


Pasta gift subscription, from £51, Pasta Evangelists

Send tonnarelli straight to your mum’s door. Bellissimo!


Jancis Robinson Set of 6 Wine Glasses, £200, Wolf & Badger

Wine glasses are great for spritzes and this set is worth investing in as they’re designed to be used for everything from wine and port to champagne (it’s often better to drink the latter from a wine glass as you can better appreciate the aromas). Send a set to your mum, and next time you see her you can enjoy a spritz together in style.

Jancis Robinson Set of 6 Wine Glasses