Best Mother’s Day hampers for foodies 2022
Spoil mum this year with our round-up of the best Mothers' Day hampers to buy in 2022, from afternoon tea and breakfast in bed options, to cheese, chocolate and more
Looking for the best way to spoil mum this Mother's Day (27 March)? Give her a hamper filled to the brim with Mother's Day treats just for her. We've rounded up the best in decadent Mother's Day hampers to give this year, and there is something for everyone and every budget. From luxurious afternoon tea baskets and chocolate for those with a sweet tooth, to cheese boards, Italian feasts and Middle Eastern culinary inspiration, there's sure to be one to suit your mum.
For more inspiration, check out our ultimate Mother's Day gift guide, covering food, drink and pretty new homewares. 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 mum a meal kit from one of her favourite restaurants, or a box of brownies or cookies by post?
Best Mother’s Day hampers at a glance:
- Best hamper for biscuits: Cartwright & Butler The Brew & Biscuit Hamper, £27
- Best boozy Mother’s Day hamper: Harvey Nichols champagne and truffles gift box, £55
- Best blow-out Mother’s Day hamper: Fortnum & Mason Mother’s Day tea hamper, £78
- Best hamper for chocoholics: Hotel Chocolat The Chocolate and Fizz Collection, £29.50
- Best hamper for adventurous cooks: The Zaytoun Collection with Falastin, £50
- Best breakfast hamper: Daylesford Organic Farmhouse breakfast hamper, £50
- Best classic afternoon tea hamper: Gail's Mother's Day afternoon tea hamper, £50
- Best hamper for keen gardeners: M&S gift for the gardener hamper, £50
- Best quirky afternoon tea hamper: Made in Olstead Mother’s Day afternoon tea box, £49
- Best budget Mother’s Day hamper: Yorkshire Flapjack Mother’s Day box, £14.99
- Best Italian hamper: Strazzanti ‘Impress’ hamper, £69.25
- Best hamper for cheese lovers: Snowdonia Mother’s Day cheese & bubbly hamper, £60
- Best niche hamper: Isle of Wight Tomatoes Mother's Day hamper, £90
Best Mother’s Day hampers to buy in 2022:
The Brew & Biscuit Hamper, £27
Best hamper for biscuits
This sweet tin is filled with everything Mum needs for a welcome tea break. Alongside coffee and English breakfast tea, there are four packets of buttery biscuits to choose from. We love the classic demerara shortbread rounds, or indulge in the triple-chocolate chunk biscuits. The simple grey tin can be reused as a biscuit tin in future, too.
Harvey Nichols champagne and truffles gift box, £55
Best boozy Mother’s Day hamper
Keep it simple with this classic gift set from Harvey Nichols. You can’t go wrong with a luxurious bottle of champagne and a box of 12 rich dark chocolate truffles (there’s a milk chocolate truffle option, too, for those with a sweeter tooth). It's the ultimate indulgence.
Harvey Nichols, £55
Fortnum & Mason Mother’s Day tea hamper, £78
Best blow-out Mother’s Day hamper
Bring a touch of luxury to Mother's Day with a Fortnum & Mason wicker basket – the ultimate decadence in the world of hampers. Inside, you'll find five precious products for an afternoon tea, from a tall tin of buttery shortbread to tangy blackcurrant and cassis curd and an extra-pretty box of Fortnum's champagne chocolate truffles.
Fortnum & Mason, £78
Hotel Chocolat The Chocolate and Fizz Collection, £29.50
Best hamper for chocoholics
Hotel Chocolat is a reliable winning choice, and this compact box is filled with a variety of chocolate treats to please anyone with a sweet tooth. We love the moreish salted caramel puddles with crunchy caramel pieces, but there are also champagne truffles, mini chocolate slabs and a taster truffle box (the Billionaire's shortbread truffle is a winner). All of this is topped off with a mini bottle of prosecco that Mum won’t have to share.
Hotel Chocolat, £29.50
The Zaytoun Collection with Falastin, £50
Best hamper for adventurous cooks
This is a hamper for mums who are big Ottolenghi fans or enjoy being adventurous in the kitchen. Zaytoun is a social enterprise founded to support Palestinian farmers through fair trade – 100% of all profits are reinvested into this goal, so this hamper supports a good cause, too. Alongside the brilliant cookbook Falastin is a carefully curated selection of ingredients to get started, from a bottle of organic olive oil to dates, za’tar and almonds.
Marks & Spencer gift for the gardener hamper, £50
Best hamper for keen gardeners
This hamper is perfect for any mum who likes to spend an afternoon in the garden. As well as a brand-new trowel, garden fork and two packs of seeds, there’s everything she'll need for a well-earned tea break: soothing camomile and manuka honey tea, buttery shortbread biscuits and a jar of floral honey for spreading on toast.
Marks & Spencer, £50
Gail's Mother's Day afternoon tea hamper, £50
Best classic afternoon tea hamper
When we tested this hamper, it can only be described as an instant crowdpleaser and would make a great gift for a lucky Mum. Carefully packaged in Gail's signature red boxes, the note suggested it was perfect for a lazy weekend of grazing, but we wolfed it down much more quickly. The avocado and chickpea sandwiches in soft poppyseed buns were an unexpected hit, filled with herbs. The four generously sized scones were deep golden and biscuity, the perfect vehicle for Rodda's clotted cream and runny organic strawberry jam. There's plenty of cake to round off the feast too: classic lemon drizzle cake, fudgy chocolate brownie fingers and a bag of soft, spiced honey cakes to share. A perfect way to spend the afternoon on Mother's Day. Delivery only to select London postcodes.
Daylesford Organic farmhouse breakfast hamper, £50
Best breakfast hamper
A Mother’s Day breakfast in bed just got a bit more luxurious. This hamper is filled with organic treats for a decadent start to the morning, from refreshing orange and apple juice to chewy sourdough with a pot of sweet strawberry jam. The chilled items come securely wrapped in a chill bag, with a quirky pouch of whole milk and package of well-cured streaky bacon. To finish off the hamper is ground coffee to wake you up, and a tin of tea to wind down. There's enough here to feed four people.
Daylesford Organic, £50
Made in Oldstead Mother’s Day afternoon tea box, £49
Best afternoon tea hamper
We love this luxurious compact afternoon tea box with quirky foodie twists. There are plenty of interesting bakes packed in here, from delicate rhubarb and kernel battenberg to boozy lemon thyme and rum truffles. Our highlight is the lemon verbena shortbread – perfectly baked buttery shortbread with a subtle lemon nod. Chicory root is a new flavour to us, appearing in the super fudgy chocolate brownies and striking fudge (alongside equally unfamiliar cicely), but it's one to which we were quickly converted. There's also a jar of apple, blackberry and Douglas fir jam, plus a box of teabags, to keep the experience going for future days. It's expensive, but everything is handmade and offers an elegant compact afternoon snack with a cup of tea.
Made in Oldstead, £49
Yorkshire Flapjack Mother’s Day box, £14.99
Best budget Mother’s Day hamper
Who could resist a box of flapjacks coming through the letterbox? This simple box from Yorkshire Flapjack contains eight flapjacks (individually wrapped, so handy for tucking into pockets on a long Mother’s Day walk), plus a Mother’s Day card. The rich, vegan-friendly flapjacks come in a range of flavours, from banoffee and Biscoff to fiery stem ginger. There's a larger box available too loaded with a whopping 20 bars so you can explore all the flavours, along with buttery slabs of shortbread. The shortbread was actually our favourite thing we tried - from millionaire's shortbread to crumbly chocolate chip.
Yorkshire Flapjack, £14.99
Strazzanti ‘Impress like a Sicilian’ Hamper, £69.25
Best Italian hamper
Deliver a taste of Sicily with this hamper jam-packed with Italian treats. Designed to create the perfect Sicilian night in, start with the jar of caponata Sicilian spread on bread, then use the organic pasta and sugo alla norma sauce (with aubergines and ricotta salata cheese). There’s also Sicilian olive oil, red wine and crunchy almond brittle to round out the night.
Snowdonia Mother’s Day cheese & bubbly hamper, £60
Best hamper for cheese lovers
Give the gift of an ultimate cheese night in. This hamper is laden with everything they could need and is a treat to unbox. The stars of the show are the two wax-sealed cheeses: Black Bomber, a nutty extra-mature cheddar, and Red Storm, a smooth, vintage red leicester. Fruity rhubarb and gin chutney and some plain buttermilk crackers are also included to pair with the cheeses. Round everything off with creamy baked apple biscuits and a glass of English rosé. You'll also get a simple black slate board to serve everything on.
Snowdonia Cheese, £60
Isle of Wight Tomatoes Mother's Day hamper, £90
Best niche hamper
This quirky hamper will keep mum going with tomat0-themed treats for a long time. The beautiful wicker basket is filled to the brim with gourmet products from The Tomato Stall, from tomato juice (including 'sunshine' golden tomato juice) and ketchup to sticky roasted tomatoes, tomato and chilli jam or unique smoked tomato balsamic. It's not just pure tomatoes either – mum can enjoy Mermaid gin, grassy Belazu olive oil and even a tub of black garlic, alongside some all important breakfast tea bags.
The Tomato Stall, £90
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