The best last-minute food and drinks gifts to buy this Mother’s Day
This Sunday 19th March is Mother’s Day. Have you thought about a gift? Of course you haven’t, you’ve been far too busy swanning about town forgetting about the woman who birthed you. Or at least that’s what mother dearest will think if you turn up empty handed, or worse, carrying the last, wilted bunch of peonies they had for sale at Esso. Tragic.
But don’t panic, you still have time to save your spot in the family burial plot. Simply select one of our incredibly thoughtful gifts, designed for eating and drinking in the utmost style, from our well curated list and, if necessary, suck it up and pay the next day delivery charge.
Go on, it’ll be worth it for the brownie points, and, more importantly, to maintain your rightful place at the top of the sibling tree.
For La Grande Dame? It has to be a tall, fizzy glass or two of Veuve Clicquot’s brilliant La Grande Dame Rose 2006, obviously. Just make sure you’re around when she pops it.
£200, at Clos19.
Impress at lunch with your knowledge of brilliant british wines. This white ortega from East Sussex, boasts notes of peach, honeysuckle and grapefruit, and is priced at a slightly more modest £25.99 at Selfridges.
Can’t afford a trip to Sicily? This fluffy strawberry & chocolate colomba served with decadent chocolate spread is probably the next best thing. Plus it comes in a tin she can keep her bits and bobs in.
Fiasconaro x Dolce & Gabbana Strawberry & Chocolate Colomba Gift Tin, £61.99 at Sous Chef.
Chef’s Table researcher Ben Mervis’ expertly researched book, The British Cookbook, is a classic deserving of a place on every person’s bookshelf or splattered until unreadable in the kitchen.
£32.79 at Amazon.
This is the biggest box of Charbonnel et Walker Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles known to man. Need we say more?
£58 at Charbonnel et Walker.
Because nothing says I love you like Murano glass, especially when it contains a G&T.
Aquazzura Casa Set of two glasses, £165 at Matches Fashion.
Flowers die, gin lasts for… well, that depends. Probably not too long if you turn up with a bottle of the new Hendrick’s Flora Adora, a fresh, floral take on the classic inspired by wild British gardens.
£31 at Clink.
Spanish chef Mr José Pizarro is a man who can charm a thousand mums, so let him do the legwork with his selection of Iberico ham, Marqués de Vargas Gran Reserva Rioja, chocolate covered figs, Idiazábal sheep’s cheese and much more.
£153 at José Pizarro.
The caffeine fix
The best way to consistently remind mummy that you’re her favourite is with a perfectly brewed cup of coffee each morning. Enter: the sleek Melitta EPour Filter Coffee Machine.
£179 at Harts Of Stur.
Even if she’s not a big fan of the kitchen, the Sage Smart Scoop makes crafting the finest, luxurious gelatos a breeze.
£369 at Sage Appliances.