Before you ask, Mother’s Day is on the 14th of March this year. Now you know that, one thing remains: what are you getting your mum for Mother’s Day? Flowers are nice. As is jewellery. But maybe what would make her really happy is a hamper.
In a world obsessed with choice and abundance, hampers are universally good gifts. Even the act of browsing through their contents is enjoyable in itself. If you’re feeling particularly treacherous, however, you might do so yourself before presenting one to your mum. And you’ll still be her favourite child regardless.
Apparently breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Honour this – and your mum – with the Panzer’s Ultimate Breakfast Box. Think caviar, champagne, salted caramel truffles, smoked salmon, cream cheese, fresh bagels, freshly squeezed orange juice and granola.
If there’s one person in your life who deserves a ‘thank you’, it’s probably the one you share a maternal bond with. And so here we have The Thank You Hamper from Harrods. Caramel and sea salt biscuits, red wine, English breakfast tea bags are fine symbols of appreciation.
While we’re sure your mother has experienced lunch before, she might not have experienced a Selfridges lunch. Rectify this with the Selfridges Mother’s Day Experience Box. It contains the following: burrata, marinated tomatoes and seasoned sourdough crumbs to start; chicken with Jerusalem artichoke, Serrano ham and wild garlic potatoes or strozzapreti pasta with aubergine, tomato, ricotta and purple sprouting broccoli for main; raspberry and rose macarons for dessert; and, of course, champagne.
Perhaps your mum is a very particular sort of person with a specific set of dietary requirements. In that case, you may prefer to prepare the contents of her Mother’s Day hamper yourself before placing them all in this empty wicker hamper by Liberty.
There are many ways to tell your mum you love her, but the sentiment will be expressed particularly well with this Harvey Nichols hamper. And its contents will satisfy those who favour savoury treats as much as sweet.
You’ve probably never wanted to give your mum a hug so much as now. But while lockdown is a cruel mistress, Jikoni’s Hug in a Box may well be the next best thing. Hopefully she’ll save some of its contents – from banana ketchup and Jikoni mix to beetroot chutney and cashew fudge – for when you can see her again, but we wouldn’t count on it.
If your mum turns her nose up at a Fortnum & Mason hamper, is she really your mum at all?
‘Her’ is ‘your mum’, obviously. But you will hold onto the hope that she’ll view the chocolates and truffles in this Charbonnel et Walker hamper as for the both of you.
There is so much food in this Mother’s Day hamper from The British Hamper Company that we would be quite concerned if your mother refused to share any of it with you. Personally, we have our eyes on the Mighty Fine dark chocolate coated almonds.
If we are to believe Boris Johnson’s latest announcement, soon our lives will be resplendent in picnics. To prepare both you and your mother for this eventuality, it might be wise to get her the Aysgarth Picnic Hamper from Cartwright & Butler. With any luck, the roquefort cheese melts and chocolate wafer crispies will still be in there when the time comes.
Behold the holy trinity of Things Mums Like: English sparkling wine, biscuits and chocolate truffles. Or are they things we all like? Who knows, but Brixton’s Guzzl have assembled the best.
For the mothers who appreciate their beauty products as much as their edible goods, we present The Mediterranean Hamper by Irene Forte. Not only does it feature the brand’s Vanilla Hand Cream and Pistachio Face Mask, but also spaghetti from Lina Stores and prosecco crafted by the Delevingne sisters. And then there are all its other delights. Divine.
If your mum favours sweet things in pretty packaging, look no further than Feya.
Another DIY option on our list, Summerill & Bishop’s Breakfast for Two tableware set enables you to select the accompanying foodstuff independently. And then she’ll be able to keep the crockery, placemats and napkins forever.
So you can’t take your mum to the Sea Containers London at the moment, but you can get her one of their hampers. And this one features a bottle of wine, a scented candle, essential oils and a bunch of dried flowers from Sage. Lucky her.
Local London honey? Clementine marmalade? Himalayan bath salts? WILDFLOWER SEEDS THAT ATTRACT BEES AND BUTTERFLIES TO URBAN GARDENS? Yes, all within Brixton Cornercopia’s Mother’s Day Hamper.