Tea in Knightsbridge Hamper 2, £50

Best food gifts for Mother’s Day 2018

Need a present for your foodie mum? We've rounded up 21 of the best foodie Mother's Day gifts for 2018, from afternoon tea hampers to delicious macarons and cheese curlers

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 breakfast recipes for Mother’s Day


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Tea in Knightsbridge hamper, Marks and Spencer

There’s no need to go out for afternoon tea this Mother’s Day thanks to this M&S hamper filled with treats. Indulge in cava, scones, jam, tea and cakes in the comfort of your own home. All you’ll need to provide is the crockery! £50, marksandspencer.com

Tea in Knightsbridge Hamper 2, £50

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Brioche Pasquier macarons

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. £12.99, ocado.com

Brioche Pasquier macarons 

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Old Curiosity Distillery gins

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

Curiosity gin set of three gins

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Lyon spoon rest, Anthropologie

We love this floral printed stoneware spoon rest with its delicate gold rim. £12, anthropologie.com

Anthropologie £12 Lyon Spoon Rest

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Milk chocolate oysters, Fortnum & Mason

What a beautiful box. And the chocolate’s not bad, either! Handmade with creamy milk chocolate blended by Fortnum’s, two of your eight shells house a surprise sugar pearl… £15.95, fortnumandmason.com

Milk chocolate oysters, Fortnum & Mason 

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Boska Geneva cheese curler

We once spent a good 15 minutes playing with one of these magical cheese curlers. Just turn the handle and watch the beautiful, paper-thin cheese ribbons fall away.

Ideal for Tete-de-Moine, Petit Basque, Edam and similar cheeses, it comes with a beautiful beech base and can also be used with a great big block of chocolate. Definitely one of our favourite foodie gifts for Mother’s Day! £29.99, tesco.com

Boska Geneva cheese curler

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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

Sea Salted Caramel Billionaire’s Shortbread, Paul A Young

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Hot crossed caramel hot chocolate, Hotel Chocolat

We love hot chocolates, and Hotel Chocolat have taken theres to the next level with this limited edition hot cross caramel drink. The rich cocoa is mixed with caramel and hot cross bun flavours (think almond, orange and cinnamon) before being topped with a milk bunny and a cocao whipped cream. A real Mother’s Day (and early Easter) indulgence. £3.95, hotelchocolat.com

Hotel Chocolat Easter hot chocolate

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Monty Bojangles Taste Adventure truffles

We love these moreish, rich truffles dusted in cocoa that come in an assortment of flavours including Choccy Scoffy; Scrumple Nutty; Berry Bubbly; and Flutter Scotch. £5, sainsburys.co.uk

Monty Bojangles chocolate truffles

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Grow your own coffee gift set

This coffee plant is the perfect Mother’s Day gift for coffee lovers. In time, this plant will grow to produce a harvest of coffee beans. You even get a bag of chocolate covered coffee beans to keep you going while you wait. £44, notonthehighstreet.com


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Biosnacky Germinator

Who wouldn’t want to grow their own seeds at home? With this clever contraption, mum can cultivate three styles of seeds at the same time. The specifically designed drainage siphons ensure a steady flow of water through the germinator and a constant level of moisture. Love it. £17.63, amazon.co.uk

Biosnacky Germinator

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Esprit de Figues

This unusual fruit liqueur, made with fresh Violette de Bordeaux figs, has a lovely rich purple colour, a delicate floral aroma and a flavour that’s fruitily figgy without being too sweet. Enjoy on its own with ice or topped up with soda but for something special add a splash of it to champagne and prosecco for a twist on a classic kir royale. £25.15, thewhiskyexchange.com

Esprit de Figues bottle

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CAKE, by Alysa Levene

If your mum can’t get enough of cake, then this is the book for her. It’s a social history of cake, from King Alfred’s burnt attempts to our 21st Century love for cupcakes and cronuts. You’ll learn all about Queen Victoria’s patriotic sponge, how the spice trade impacted cake, and the rise of celebrity chefs. £18.95, amazon.co.uk

CAKE, by Alysa Levene

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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. £14.99, joeandsephs.co.uk

Joe and Sephs popcorn selection box

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Green and Black’s milk chocolate praline box

These velvety smooth chocolates have a rich truffle centre and a good crunch from the whole nut. It’s hard to stop at one. £4.89, greenandblacks.co.uk

Green and Black's milk chocolate pralines

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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


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Warner Edwards Victoria’s rhubarb gin

We love Warner Edwards gin, especially when it’s rhubarb flavoured. Cheers! £38.00, ocado.com

Warner Edwards Victoria’s Rhubarb Gin

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Nespresso Inissia in sky blue

One of the cutest (and most compact) Nespresso machines we’ve seen. It’s bound to fit in almost any kitchen and comes with its own Aeroccino milk frother. £139 or £89 without the milk frother, nespresso.com/uk

Nespresso Inissia in Sky Blue

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Artisan Coffee courses

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. Starting from £35, artisancoffeeschool.co.uk


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Little Sherry gift set, Ottolenghi

A lovely little sherry hamper gift set, straight from the Ottolenghi stores. Includes two half-sized bottles of sherry (one Fino and one Moscatel Pasas) from a bodega in the Spanish coastal town of Chipiona.

Bodegas Cesar Florido has been family-run since the 18th century and they are one of the oldest producers in the entire region. This is the first time the wines have been seen in the UK since the 1920s, which makes us pretty excited! £29, ottolenghi.co.uk

littlesherryhamper

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Afternoon tipple letterbox gift, Marks and Spencer

We love these letterbox parcels from Marks and Spencer’s, especially when it’s gin that is being delivered. This box includes a bottle of sloe gin, London dry gin as well as shortbread, chocolate and nuts for nibbling on. £18, marksandspencer.com

Afternoon tipple letterbox gift

Nothing take your fancy? Why not take your mother to a fancy afternoon tea destination in London instead. Click here to read our full guide

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