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This £20 M&S afternoon tea letterbox gift is perfect for Mother's Day

Celebrate Mother's Day with this extra-special M&S letterbox gift set. (Marks & Spencer / Yahoo Life UK)
Celebrate Mother's Day with this extra-special M&S letterbox gift set. (Marks & Spencer / Yahoo Life UK)

Afternoon tea is practically a rite of passage for us Brits. Nothing pleases us more than a miniature cakes, perfectly executed sandwiches, and several cups of tea.

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And with Mother's Day fast approaching, it's the perfect opportunity to combine the two, and enjoy Marks & Spencer's £20 Afternoon Tea Letterbox.

Great for gifting to a loved one, it comes packaged in a charming letterbox-friendly box bursting with a range of classic baked goods, complete with a sweet personalised message.

Ideal for pretty much any occasion and super affordable in price, there's no wonder it has over 2,000 five-star reviews and counting. Not to mention has sold over 100 times in the last two days.

This letterbox tea gift set will go down a treat with mum. 

£20 at Marks & Spencer

Here's what you can expect to find for £20 and why shoppers are such big fans.

Why we rate it

Inside this letterbox gift you'll find a delicious selection of baked treats sure to satisfy your sugar craving.

Expect to find individually-wrapped jam sandwiches (inspired by the well-loved Victoria sponge), walnut carrot cake slices, millionaire shortbread pieces, shortbread fingers and chocolate dipped biscuits. Accompanied, of course, by 16 delightful bags of tea.

If the contents of this edible care package wasn't enough, it all comes neatly presented in a letterbox-friendly hamper — so if you can't see your mum in person, you can still show your appreciation with a tasty array of treats on her doorstep.

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Who wouldn't love having this arrive on their doorstep? (Marks & Spencer)
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M&S' shortbread go perfectly with a cuppa. (Marks & Spencer)
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It also includes two Victoria sponge cakes and two carrot cakes. (Marks & Spencer)

£20 at Marks & Spencer

Not just that, you can even personalise the box with a sweet message when you head to checkout.

For as little as £20, this charming letterbox gift will no doubt go down a treat with whoever's on the receiving end. Snap it up now while it's still available.

What the reviews say

More than 2,000 M&S shoppers have awarded this gift set five-stars, which certainly has us convinced this is a worthy purchase. Here's what some had to say:

  • "Lovely item which is perfect as a gift as it is just posted through a letter box. I have sent this several times to various friends and family members who have all been delighted with their gift. Would highly recommend."

  • "It is an amazing treat to receive through your letterbox (and good value for money)."

  • "This was the first time I had sent the afternoon tea box and it went down very well. I would sent it again."

  • "Get this if you want to be the best gift giver! My siblings are annoyed with me as my parent thinks I’m the best now. This is a great product and far exceeded my expectations and made my dad very happy!"

  • "Sent this as a gift and the recipient absolutely loved it! It was easy to arrange and was delivered on time."

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More Mother's Day gift inspiration

It's not the only afternoon tea gift to shop this Mother's Day, we've also discovered options from John Lewis, Fortnum & Mason and Not On The High Street. Get your order in quick so you don't miss out on a delivery slot...

If your mum is more of a coffee loving person, this Coffee Morning Letterbox gift could be the one for her. Inside, they'll find three varieties of coffee sachets, which they can enjoy with a sweet treat or two. The box includes carrot cake, chocolate biscuits, indulgent millionaires shortbread, chocolate flapjacks and caramel waffles.

£20 at Marks & Spencer

This luxurious hamper is filled with Fortnum & Mason's finest aromatic teas, jars of preserve, dunkable biscuits, salted almonds, and Champagne truffles. 

£100 at Fortnum & Mason

This John Lewis gift is filled to the brim with afternoon tea classics, as well as delicious accompaniments such as Thursday Cottage Handmade Strawberry Jam, Candy Kittens Eton Mess Sweets, Cartwright & Butler Elderflower Presse and Handmade Shortbread with Rich Dark Chocolate. 

£60 at John Lewis
Not On The High Street

If you can't go out for afternoon tea, bring it home to mum with this special hamper. Inside are two handmade fruit cakes, toffee waffles, shortbread, handmade jams and two Lincoln Teas, all complete with a personalised gift card. 

£60 at Not On The High Street