Treat your mum to one of these indulgent food gifts for Mother’s Day
By Felicity Carter
If the way to your mum’s heart is through her stomach, this round up is for you. Here are some of the best foodie gifts that can be delivered straight to your mum’s doorstep, from Ottolenghi’s Breakfast in Bed to pasta-making kits by Michelin star chef, Angela Hartnett. Expect all the brownie points from your mum.
Food gifts for Mother’s Day: 12 of the best treats
At Home with Selfridges – The Ultimate Mother’s Day Treat box
Selfridges has launched its ‘At Home with Selfridges’ experience boxes for Mother’s Day, designed to delight whether you’re together or celebrating separately. The ultimate version is priced at £165 and includes a three course meal for two. To add to the decadence, there’s also Selfridges champagne, custom-made candles, menus, and personalised name cards. As for the menu, there’s creamy burrata and marinated tomatoes, a choice of either chicken, Jerusalem artichoke, serrano ham and wild garlic potatoes or Strozzapreti alla Norma, aubergine, pomodoro and ricotta salata. End on a sweet note with an elegant raspberry and rose macaroon.
Cafe Murano’s Four Pasta Meal Kit
Design your own feasting experience thanks to Michelin starred chef Angel Hartnett and her restaurant Cafe Murano. There’s plenty on offer, from hampers and individual dishes through to food kits such as the Four Pasta, where you’ll receive a range of pastas and sauces to create four different dishes — perfect for a pasta-loving mum. The kit is priced at £45, and London-wide delivery is available.
Betty’s Mother’s Day Gift Bag
Who wouldn’t love a bagful of Betty’s sweet treats? This gift is beautifully presented in an embroidered, reusable tote bag (a great alternative to a traditional hamper), and inside expect plenty of springtime deliciousness. There are handcrafted chocolates, super sweet heart shaped biscuits, and of course in true Betty’s style, their classic Yorkshire shortbread.
Wright Brothers Mother’s Day Brunch Box
For mothers who love seafood and brunching, this is the perfect box brought to you by seafood experts, The Wright Brothers. Offered is a whole cooked lobster, Severn and Wye smoked salmon, fresh handpicked white crab meat, and a bottle of Della Vite Prosecco to wash it down with. There’s also free delivery and an option to add a gift message to let your mum know that you’re thinking of her.
Fortnum’s The VIP Hamper
For the ultimate VIP in your life, this is a brand new Fortnum’s hamper. An ideal gift, it arrives readily packed with soothing teas, a celebratory tipple in the form of Fortnum’s Rosé Sparkling Tea, preserves, truffles, crumbly biscuits, and not forgetting the most delicious salted caramel Florentines. A true doorstep delight for your mum.
Bar Douro’s Finish-At-Home Kit
Treat your mum to a Portuguese finish-at-home feast by restaurant and wine bar, Bar Douro. The seasonally-inspired foodie kit, Bar Douro Em Casa serves two and is full of favourites. There’s popular dishes such as Croquetes de alheira (smoked Portuguese sausage), Pata Negra ham (Black pig ham from Alentejo, cured for 24 months), Bacalhau a Bras (Salt cod hash) and for pudding, Toucinho do Ceu, a traditional almond cake. Portuguese wines and white ports are also available for a boozy accompaniment. The Bar Douro Em Casa is priced at £60, with deliveries being made nationwide.
Rococo Fresh Quarterly Boxes
For the gift that keeps on giving, head to award-winning British chocolatier, Rococo. Sign up to the ‘Rococo Fresh’ quarterly box, and your mum will receive a new box of Rococo Fresh every three months for a year. All the chocolates are handmade in small batches in their London kitchen by Head Chocolatier Mireille Discher. This subscription is priced at £139.50. If you’re feeling more generous, they offer more regular boxes too (bi-monthly and monthly).
Breakfast in Bed by Ottolenghi
Start Mother’s Day in style with this breakfast offering by Ottolenghi. The food box features all the ingredients to make Ottolenghi’s famous hearty shakshuka, including the sauce itself, Cacklebean eggs and dusty knuckle focaccia, along with croissants and jam for breakfast pudding. It costs £35 for two.
Sharpham Wine and Cheese Pairing
For mothers who love cheese and wine, this will be a virtual treat! This online cheese and wine pairing, bought to you by Sharpham, allows you to try two English artisan products from the comfort of home. It’s £40 for two people and as part of the experience you’ll receive a bottle of award-winning Dart Valley Reserve wine, 300g square of internationally acclaimed Sharpham Brie, tasting notes, along with a virtual tour by the team of the vineyard, winery, and dairy to learn more about the origins of the produce.
Hawksmoor’s The Roast Box for 4
The Hawksmoor At Home food boxes have been popular during lockdown, so popular their Mother’s Day boxes have sold out, however, their classic Roast Boxes are still available (but hurry!) You can expect all the deliciousness that comes with Hawksmoor, from the 35-Day dry-aged roast rump to the ultimate roast potatoes, their famous bone marrow gravy, Yorkshire puddings, and crumble. The box can come with, or without alcohol. If you opt in, the box will feature their Ultimate Dry Martinis for four, and a bottle of rich and fruity, Quinta da Boa Esperanca, and is priced at £120.
Hotel Chocolat’s Mother’s Day Champagne Collection
Hotel Chocolat have brought a Hbox just for Mother’s Day, and it includes their bestsellers from indulgent pralines and truffles, to smooth and sumptuous caramels. To top it off there’s a 200ml bottle of Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore from their champagne collection. Chocolate and fizz for £30 — you can’t go wrong.
COYA’s Afternoon G&Tea
Purvian restaurant COYA have launched a sweet treat and cocktail delivery with their new and exclusive G&Tea Cocktail, which sees the combining of Bombay Bramble gin, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, hibiscus flower tea, orange, and pimento dram allspice liqueur. It serves four, or one very thirsty mum. This cocktail has been paired with a Tarta de Queso, a vanilla cheesecake with blackberry sauce, and is also designed for four. The price is £40, and delivery is available across London.
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