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March 20, 2017

There’s just under a week to go until  UK Mother’s Day, or Mothering Sunday, on Sunday 26 th March. How do you avoid the cliché s and treat your mum, grandmother or other important lady in your life to something special? Here’s our personal pick of the best gift ideas for you to get.

Chateau Rouge Preserves

Good quality jam and a nice pot of tea can make teatime a real treat. Sometimes you want something more than the usual strawberry jam, so why not try the Chateau Rouge Artisanal Organic Fruit Spreads? With interesting taste combinations like walnut and fig, peach and apricot, or blackberry, both sweet and savoury are covered in one fell swoop and they are beautifully packaged with space to write your personal gift message. Why not combine a very classy preserve with a lovely presentation tin of tea?

Or team a sweet preserve with subtle and versatile jar of raw, natural Cheshire honey?

Cheese and wine evening – or day…

Cheese and port or a good bottle of wine make a classic gift and should prove a winner with all the adults in the family! That organic walnut and fig preserve goes great with some cheese (we recommend  stilton, mascarpone, goat cheese or our favourite: Asiago d'Allevo), too…

Hampers.co.uk have some great wine, Champagne of Prosecco gift combinations.

Serenata Flowers have some great value hampers, with luxury options and special themes that cover all bases.

The Cheese Trug would be the perfect complement to some yummy Chateau Rouge preserves.

They also sell flowers…

Flowers – the old favourite (all women love flowers!)

We recommend serenataflowers.com for a wide selection of beautiful blooms, delivered at times that suit you and your loved ones.

Or, for something quite different, how about a flowercard? Flowercard combines a pretty greetings card with fantastic flowers – an original way to send your love to those you won’t be able to see on the day.

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea is a delightful way to spend a special Sunday and Mother’s Day is the perfect time to try it out. Treat the special lady in your life to a top-notch afternoon tea up and down the UK with vouchers from www.afternoontea.co.uk

Or, if you have the time and want to show how much you care, why not roll up those sleeves and make some cakes and scones to treat Mum or Grandma to a homemade afternoon tea?

Simple, scrumptious scones

The simplest and most successful scone recipes we’ve found is on BBC Food. Serve this with a pot of tasty tea (you can find some great ideas  here), some clotted cream and tasty fruit preserves. The perfect Mothers Day afternoon tea!

For the coffee lovers

If your mother figure prefers coffee to tea, brew up a pot of good quality coffee – the Barista Italian Blend always goes down well with coffee lovers.

BBC Good Food also has a great coffee and walnut cake recipe on BBC Good Food, which we can thoroughly recommend - it will complement that coffee very nicely.

Satisfy the sweet tooth

If your mum, grandma or special lady has a sweet tooth, chocolate is the order of the day (always as safe option). Hotel Chocolat has some delicious Mother’s Day specials.

The Mother’s Day Sleekster contains some of their most popular chocolates, or the Prosecco and Chocolate Collection is just right for a Mother’s Day celebration.

You can also find some fabulous chocolate and Champagne combinations at Charbonnel et Walker, a French-inspired English institution after our own hearts!

Delicate, yet deliciously chocolatey truffles are always a hit. Get the best of the best artisanal chocolates from Paul A Young.

Lastly, why not make it an extra indulgent treat, with a nice, big mug of Chateau Rouge 1657 Artisanal Drinking Chocolate?

Thank you to all the wonderful mothers out there, and enjoy your special day!

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