Here are some different gifts, across various price brackets, but any of them will make a very welcome Mother’s Day gift. Don’t forget that many of the online companies will also allow you to include your own personal message or card:
Lindor, from Lindt, must be one of the UK’s favourite mid range chocolate brands, and we’re the first market to try the newest flavour: Lindor Blood Orange truffles…and they’re great! Milk chocolate with a smooth melting blood orange filling. Priced from around £5.50 a box (Tesco) they will even be affordable from a pocket money budget. Hopefully, they’ll soon be available in dark chocolate too, to make them even more irresistible!
Still on the subject of truffles, these new ones are seriously fabulous. Popcorn company Joe & Seph’s take its award-winning salted caramel sauce, encase it in a smooth Belgian chocolate shell and lightly dust with cocoa powder. Available in two flavours: Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel Truffles and Dark Chocolate Caramel Truffles, Priced at £12.99 and available online here
A Coffee Subscription
If she enjoys good quality fresh coffee, Chimney Fire Coffee, the responsible coffee roaster, offers a subscription to its Discovery Coffee (from £9.45) Each month she’ll be sent a brand new coffee, in a grind of her preference, from a unique place, blend, process or origin. It’s such an interesting, delicious and different gift for a coffee loving mum. Chimney Fire Coffee also has a wide range of other gifts you can find here.
A Brilliant Photo Cake!
Talking of coffee, how about a personalised cake to enjoy with it? This Photo Cake from Sponge.co.uk is the ideal sentimental token to give this Mother’s Day. You can customise by uploading a photo, and adding some text, or you can choose a pre-designed topper. Made from either chocolate cake or traditional Victoria sponge, whichever you choose, it’s sure to put a smile on your Mum’s face. And trust me, the cake tastes fabulous too! From £22.50
Sponge.co.uk also has a range of other cakes and bakes that you can choose, but having tried one of the photo cakes myself, and enjoyed the quality of the actual cake, as well as the edible photo icing, it’s fast becoming our ‘go-to’ idea for any celebration or gift occasion.
Indulge with Top Quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil
One of my philosophies about present giving is that you should give something that the person would like, but possibly not justify buying for themselves. This certainly applies to something like top quality extra virgin olive oil.
Italian food specialist Sacla has a really impressive range of products such as this one from the Lamantea family, who’ve turned their olives into some of Italy’s finest olive oil for over fifty years. This lovely Mosaic sleeve, carefully handcrafted by Puglian artisans, makes sure the olive oil appeals to the eyes, as well as the stomach. £18 for 500ml. You can even create your own hamper at the Sacla website
It’s the Thought That Counts the Most
At the end of the day, it’s the thought that counts of course. And with finances being tight for most people at the moment, a card and/or a phone call can be just as welcome as a gift.