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.
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.
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. £11.99, ocado.com
This quirky new range of Scottish gins have been distilled using floral botanicals. These tinge the spirits pretty pastel hues that, when you add tonic water to them, change colour again for a highly Instagrammable G&T. Smooth and fragrant, they come in three different flavours: apothecary rose, lavender and echinacea and chamomile and cornflower (our favourite). £42 each, or £23 for a gift set of three miniatures, harveynichols.com
Milk chocolate oysters, Fortnum & Mason
What a beautiful box. And the chocolate’s great, too! Handmade with creamy milk chocolate blended by Fortnum’s, two of your eight shells house a surprise sugar pearl… £15.95, fortnumandmason.com
Sea salted caramel billionaire’s shortbread, Paul A Young
We’re big fans of Paul A Young’s chocolate and have never been disappointed by his bars. We think mothers all over the country will love his sea salted caramel billionaire’s shortbread, complete with award-winning sea salted caramel; dreamy, buttery chocolate shortbread; and a chunky layer of 70% dark chocolate on top. It’s a really pretty bar, too, with lovely gold speckles for decoration.£3.95, Paul A Young
Fill this funky jug with flowers to brighten up your mum’s Sunday. We loved the hand-sponged design, too. £30, habitat
Le Creuset coffee pot
Is your mum a coffee lover? Let her brew in style with Le Creuset’s on-trend ultra violet coffee pot. £57, lecreuset.co.uk
Joe & Seph’s popcorn selection pack
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. £15, joeandsephs.co.uk
Teapigs tea pick ‘n’ mix
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’. £17.99, teapigs.co.uk
Warner Edwards Victoria’s rhubarb gin
We love Warner Edwards gin, especially when it’s rhubarb flavoured. Cheers! £36.00, ocado.com
These South West London coffee shops offer opportunities for keen (coffee) beans to learn the art of coffee brewing and preparing. Courses include Introduction to Coffee, Home Brewing and Latte Art, where you’ll master milk temperature, techniques and perfect your pattern.