Best Mother’s Day gifts for foodies 2023
Looking for Mother‘s Day present ideas for a food-loving mum? Choose from our selection of favourite foodie gifts for 2023, from chocolate and cookbooks to bakeware and breakfasts
Looking to treat Mum to a foodie gift this Mother’s Day (19th March)? Here are our 15 top picks of the best Mother’s Day gifts for foodies, including a beautiful new salad bowl, an extra special breakfast in bed delivery and a choice of jazzy printed aprons.
Prefer to give something homemade? Choose from our collection of edible gift ideas, including truffles, fudge, biscuits, hot chocolate stirrers, chutneys and more. Or, why not send your mum a box of brownies or cookies by post? For the ultimate personalised gift, you could put together a customised My BBC Good Food cookbook filled with her favourite recipes. And for the lady who likes to keep to learning, treat her to one of our online cookery courses.
Best Mother’s Day gifts for foodies 2023
Oliver Bonas floral ceramic salad bowl
- Available from Oliver Bonas (£39.50)
This pretty salad bowl is the perfect kitchenware gift as we head into spring. The design is hand-painted onto the glazed ceramic, with a cheery yellow exterior and delicate floral design inside.
Oliver Bonas (£39.50)
Anthropologie mezze monogram mug
- Available from Anthropologie (£12)
With a design reminiscent of beautiful antique tiles, there’s a colourful mug for every initial in this ‘mezze’ range from Anthropologie. Perfect for the busy mum who totally deserves her tea breaks.
Snowdonia Cheese Mother's Day sweet and savoury afternoon tea hamper
- Available from Snowdonia Cheese (£59.95)
A luxury cheeseboard meets a sweet afternoon tea in this decadent hamper that has a little bit of everything. An all-rounder sure to please, there are two small truckles of cheddar complete with chutney, buttermilk crackers and a slate board for a refined cheese night. The sweet portion of the hamper comes from shortbread, salted caramel chocolates and strawberry jam. A box of tea to wash it all down completes this generous gift, all delivered in a smart black wicker basket. There's also an option complete with a bottle of prosecco too.
Snowdonia Cheese (£59.95)
Hotel Chocolat Taste: Everything Collection
- Available from Hotel Chocolat (£29.50)
For the lady with a sweet tooth, this chocolate box has, as the name suggests, a little bit of everything to please all choc-loving palates. There’s creamy milk chocolate batons, decadent trillionaire shortbread truffles with hazelnut praline and caramel, a creamy white and milk chocolate slab, plus a whole box of Hotel Chocolat’s most iconic flavours. For more chocolate inspiration, check out our round-up of the best chocolate hampers.
Hotel Chocolat (£29.50)
olive Mother’s Day hamper
- Available from olive shop (£59.99)
Treat Mum to an indulgent hamper this Mother’s Day. Our sister brand olive has curated its very own celebratory hamper full of favourite artisan products to create the cosiest put-the-kettle-on moment. Inside are a trio of Chococo chocolate bars, speciality Yorkshire tea and coffee, Italian biscuits and a beautiful cork and ceramic mug from sustainable Cornish brand Liga.
olive shop (£59.99)
The New Way to Cake by Benjamina Ebuehi
Benjamina, The Great British Bake Off 2016 quarter-finalist, is renowned for her winning ways with flavour combinations; ones you’d never think of but will immediately want to try. Think plum & black pepper cake, peanut butter banana bread or Earl Grey & blueberry teacakes. This is a brilliant gift for the keen baker – plus, you might get to sample the creations they bake! Browse our round-up of the best baking books for more ideas to add to your cookbook collection.
Fortnum & Mason sparkling rosé tea
- Available from Fortnum & Mason (£8.90)
A lovely celebratory fizz, without the booze! This sparkling tea has ripe peach flavours, a subtle green tea grassiness and very slight bitterness which adds complexity. Serve chilled in champagne flutes or saucers. For more low- and no-alcohol drinks inspiration, don’t miss our review.
Fortnum & Mason (£8.90)
The Willoughby Book Club cookery book subscription
- Available from Not on the High Street (£54.99 for 3 months), The Willoughby Book Club (£49.99 for 3 months)
This unique subscription is perfect for the keen foodie you may be struggling to surprise. The lucky recipient gets to fill in their top three favourite cuisines, along with whether they love baking. Then each month they can expect a brand new cookbook tailored to their tastes, ready to inspire some cooking. Plus, for every subscription sold, The Willoughby Book Club donates a book to Book Aid international.
Baked In cookie heart bundle
- Available from Baked In (£17.50)
This sweet gift set is a fun Mother’s Day activity for families with young children. The bundle comes with a large jar of Baked In cookie mixture, a 20cm heart-shaped cake tin and a tube of ‘twisty frosting’ ready to decorate the cookie to your heart’s content. The cookie is available in three flavours – triple chocolate, milk chocolate or oatmeal and raisin: we tested the milk chocolate and enjoyed a super fudgy cookie with rich brown sugar flavour and crispy edges. The jar makes enough dough for one heart cookie and eight extra cookies (we put the dough in the freezer). Get baking with the kids ready to present to Mum or Grandma.
Baked In (£17.50)
Nc’nean organic single malt scotch whisky
- Available from Master of Malt (£46.94, includes 2 beeswax candles), The Whisky Exchange (£46.95, includes 2 beeswax candles), Amazon (£57.48)
Buying for a whisky fan? This single malt, made from organic Scottish barley, has a lovely richness and depth of flavour that’s unusual for such a young spirit. It’s deliciously smooth and clean, with light citrus notes, peachy overtones, a touch of spice and a subtle sweetness which comes from having been matured first in ex-bourbon, then in ex-red wine barrels. For more whiskey reviews, check out our guide to the best whiskies to buy as gifts.
Panzer’s breakfast box
- Available from Panzer’s (£40)
For the ultimate breakfast in bed, Mum will be thrilled with a Panzer’s breakfast box. As well as a pack of the London institution’s crunchy homemade granola and a bottle of freshly squeezed orange juice, it contains two of the deli’s famous chewy bagels, ready to be slathered with generous lashings of luxuriously thick soft cheese and high-quality smoked salmon. There’s even a giant leafy lemon to squeeze over. Check out our best Mother’s Day hampers for more inspiration from Fortnum & Mason, Snowdonia Cheese and more.
Soak Sunday x Edinburgh Gin gift set
- Available from Soak Sunday (£39)
Two classic pampering gift ideas combine in this sweet gift set. Edinburgh Gin and Soak Sunday have collaborated on this limited edition set comprising a bottle of Edinburgh Gin’s aromatic rhubarb & ginger gin and a warming bottle of rhubarb & ginger bath soak, ready for a pampering evening. Looking for more gin ideas? Check out our best flavoured gins review to find the best bottles, from sweet sloe gin to tangy Italian lemon.
Soak Sunday (£39)
Mojave glaze grey mug
- Available from Sass & Belle (£10)
Bring a little joy to your mum’s tea or coffee break with this beautiful ombre-effect glazed mug. It’s generously-sized and both dishwasher- and microwave-safe.
Sass & Belle (£10)
- Available from Joanna Zenghelis (£28)
Bring a bit of zing to the kitchen with a vibrant new apron for Mum in one of three funky patterns. They’re by British designer Joanna Zenghelis.
Joanna Zenghelis (£28)
Coco Chocolatier rhubarb & ginger chocolate bar
- Available from Coco Chocolatier (£5)
For fans of fruity flavours, this beautifully packaged bar of smooth, 40% milk chocolate is flavoured with sweet, floral rhubarb and subtle warming ginger.
Coco Chocolatier (£5)
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