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Mother’s Day Inspo!

While we shouldn't need a particular date to treat Mum (hey, lady, she gave birth to you!) Mother's Day is always a good excuse to do something extra special. Cue local gift ideas to show that you care.

Many of us have not seen our loved ones for some time now – and certainly not been able to give them a hug. Give them a virtual cuddle this Mother’s Day with either fine dining box, afternoon tea hamper, stunning flowers or a gift box on local artisan delights….

FOOD | FLOWERS | GIFTS

FOOD

Afternoon Tea Hamper, Macknade

Mother’s Day sorted! Go on spoil your mum with an indulgent Afternoon Tea Hamper from Macknade. Featuring a bottle of acclaimed Langlois sparkling rosé – made by the same winemakers behind Bollinger champagne. Toast with a glass of fizz, paired perfectly with everything you need for an afternoon tea at home. Scones, James and the obligatory clotted cream! Click and collect from Macknade or get it delivered straight to her, last order date to guarantee delivery for Mother’s Day is 8 March.

Mother’s Day Meal, The Old Bank

Treat her to an unforgettable meal from The Old Bank. Each meal is freshly prepared with a handy guide on how to cook and plate each dish, as if you were dining there. Collect your order at a pre-booked time between 12-3pm on Sun 14 March. Enjoy 2 courses for £30 or 3 for £40. Go on! Order yours now.

Meal Boxes, The Curious Eatery

Get in quick before 9 March! The Curious Eatery have some fabulous Mother’s Day meals, treat her to two courses for £28 or three for £36 with special starters of smoked corn-fed chicken terrine, allotment Jerusalem artichoke velouté, or spicy prawn gratin. Next, enjoy a roast of corn-fed chicken supreme, slow-cooked haunch of mutton, topside of beef, or root veg and butternut pithivier, followed by malva pudding, lemon posset, or chocolate hotpot to finish. We’re salivating! Book now.

Teen Virtual Baking Class, The Cooking Apple

Got a teen or older child that likes to cook? Get them to create some delicious bite-sized sweet baking treats in The Cooking Apple’s Mother’s Day Teen Baking Class on the 13 March. This class is for 11-18 year olds going solo or for those slightly younger with an adult helper on hand (9+ is a good starting age). This way all the baking is done the day before so there’s no clearing up on the day – that would SO not be a gift!. Come Sunday afternoon, all your kiddo will need to do is put their delicious bakes on a beautiful plate and make you a cuppa (or glass of bubbles!). Well, here’s to dreaming anyway. Book the class here.

Amano At Home Boxes

Amano are creating limited-edition Mother’s Day boxes filled with beautifully prepared springtime meals and delicious sweet treats. They’ve done all the hard work, so all you need to do is follow some simple instructions to heat, then plate & feast! They are £35pp with a veggie option too including a £15 kids menu. You can even add-on cocktail kits, wines or flowers – if you wanted to! Collect your order from their West Malling restaurant or local delivery is available. Order yours now.

FLOWERS

The Flower Alchemist

We love this magical floristry business, founded by Lucinda Watts, they create opulent and unique bouquets perfect for Mother’s Day! See The Flower Alchemist’s range of bouquets here including flower subscriptions – who wouldn’t love to receive a beautiful bunch of flowers every month? Or treat your mum to a unique heart box of a delicate selection of pink roses and lisianthus for £45, grab the last one here.

The Floral Madam

Order a gorgeous bouquet this Mother’s Day – there’s no fuddy-duddiness at the The Floral Madam! This superb florist, that sits within the Macknade Fine Food hall, now delivers nationally – so you can support local while sending a bunch of these beauties around the UK. They offer a beautiful, modern selection named after their wonderful floristy team – Lucy, Judy and Katie – including dried flower bouquets too. Send to loved ones near and far, just in time for the day! Don’t forget to order them before 8 March for them to arrive in time. Order yours now.

Flower & Glory

If it’s flowers you’re after we also love Sevenoaks florist, Flower & Glory, who specialise in creating bouquets that are as subtle and stylish as they are stunning – all available to buy and order online. We love the Mrs Bouquet, filled with gorgeous hyacinths and tulips mixed with seasonal filler and wild twigs. Or why not order an arrangement of orchids, spring bulbs for the garden or on trend succulents which look great mixed up on a shelf and are long lasting.

GIFTS

First Aid Cocktail Boxes

R+H+U+B+A+R+B Cocktail

Give your mum the gift of award-winning funky cocktails from First Aid Box. Order their classic drinks, new creations, their box, cocktail salts or order bespoke drinks for your next occasion. We love the sound of: Watership Down, Truffle White Chocolate Espresso Martini, R+H+U+B+A+R+B and Blueberry Bees Knees! Oh yes please! Prices start from £14.50. Order yours here.

Beautiful Gift Boxes, Olive & Oak

Build-your-own or choose a Gift box curated from local artisan creators and filled with beautiful products sourced from small local businesses. From candles to make up bags, or chocolates to bottle openers – Olive & Oak have sourced a selection of goodies all produced by artisans and creative folk in the local area – the perfect gift for mum.

In just few clicks you can can buy one of their stylish ready-made gift boxes – or mix and match to create your own unique gift selection to show someone special just how much you care. Shop now.

Jacqui Larsson Fine Jewellery

Whether you’re after a piece that’s timelessly stylish, or playful, we know you’ll love Jacqui Larsson’s exceptional range of jewellery which includes both bespoke and ready to wear collections. Award winning independent jeweller, Jacqui Larsson has been creating personalised and unique fine jewellery since 2006.

We also love her range of accessories which would make for the perfect present for Mother’s Day! These embroidered velvet cases are a very sophisticated way to safeguard your precious pieces and heirlooms on the go or placed safely in a drawer. It’s important to separate each piece to avoid damage so these boxes came with many compartments and ring rolls to do just that. Shop here.

Luxury Silk PJs, Sleepy Wilson

What’s not to love about these PJs that help you sleep better, do their bit towards saving the planet and look gorgeous too? Yes, there is such a thing! We love Sleepy Wilson’s gorgeous range of luxury silk pyjamas including accessories such as silk hairbands, scrunchies and eye masks.

Quite on the spenny side, we know, but it’s something she can treasure for years. Also provides the perfect excuse to stay in your PJ’s all day!

Products for the home, Oast & Rye

Luxury lifestyle brand Oast & Rye will make for the perfect gift. All their products are paraben and palm oil free and vegan friendly. Diffusers, scented candles, room sprays and shampoo and soap all come in beautiful Amber bottles and jars. There are seven core fragrances for the candles, diffusers and room sprays: Bay & Rosemary, Fig & Vetiver, Sandalwood & Black Pepper, Amber & Lavender, Winter Solstice, Black Rye and Ember. Shop here.

Catherine de Crèvecoeur Jewellery

If you haven’t heard of jewellery designer Catherine de Crevecoeur – where have you been? We’re big fans of her range of gorgeous – and affordable – jewellery pieces.

Sustainably sourced and hand-crafted – Cat’s pieces are made from the highest quality leather and hypoallergenic gold-plated metal – meaning they’ll make an impact but are so lightweight you’ll hardly know you’re wearing them (we can attest to this!). 

Take a look at her brand new range ‘Amour Toujours’ perfect for Mother’s Day. Can’t decide? Make the most of her digital gift vouchers OR create something completely unique for your mum through her custom made service (more affordable than you think!). 

Luxury Gift Sets, Chapel Down

For a glorious start to her Mother’s Day, send her luxury wine, spirits and cocktail gifts from award-winning Chapel Down. Like this Tenterden Blush Cocktail Pack with a Gift Box (pictured) and lots more here.

Why not treat her to a Chapel Down’s special Mother’s Day Tasting Trio? She’ll receive three of Chapel Down’s most accoladed sparkling wines, all accompanied by a live virtual tasting session. It will be run via Zoom from 5:30-6:30pm on Sun 14 March with James McLean, Chapel Down’s very own wine expert.

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