For The Mum Who Loves All Things Pink (Best Foodie Mother’s Day Gifts)
To kick off the guide we’re talking all things pink…and the mums who love just that! I’ve picked out some of my favourite drinks and foodie bits that just so happen to all be pink.
Mermaid Pink Gin & Mini Trio Set* (Pink Lover)
If you’re a regular reader then I’m sure Isle of Wight Distillery’s Mermaid collection of spirits will already be familiar to you. But for anyone who’s unfamiliar, allow me to introduce them to you…starting with their Mermaid Pink Gin. Infused with fresh Isle of Wight strawberries, IoW Distillery’s Mermaid Pink Gin is the perfect spirit to treat your mum to this Mother’s Day. Slightly less sweet than some of your usual pink gins, Mermaid Pink Gin is ideal for mums who like a fruity twist in their drinks!
As well as their full sized bottles, Isle of Wight Distillery also have a miniature trio set of their Mermaid Gin, Pink Gin and Salt Vodka. I absolutely love a miniature set of drinks, especially when it comes to giving gifts. They’re ideal for giving to someone if you’re not quite sure exactly what their favourite tipple is. Plus, it’s a chance to try a few new drinks without the expense of buying full-sized bottles. All of IoW Distillery’s spirits are both vegan and gluten free, as well as coming packaged in a completely plastic free bottle. Oh, and they’re ALSO a Net Zero company. Pretty epic right?
MOM Love Pink Gin* (Pink Lover)
I mean, it’s in the name really isn’t it? What mum wouldn’t be happy with a bottle of MOM Love Pink Gin this year? If you’ve followed my blog for a little while then you’ll know how sceptical I am when it comes to sweet gins (especially pink gins). In fact, until I tried Mermaid Pink Gin I was convinced that all pink gins were too sweet for me. But as it turns out, there are some really amazing pink gins out there that aren’t all about sweetness. I’ve already mentioned Mermaid Pink Gin above, but I’d also love to recommend MOM Love Gin this Mother’s Day. The smell of MOM Love Pink Gin definitely has a sweetness to it but, on the palette, it’s actually not overly sweet at all. I’d describe it as gin with a hint of delicious sweet strawberries rather than ‘strawberries first, gin second’. Both myself and my mum are ALL for it so hopefully your mum will be too!
Willie’s Cacao Raspberry Truffles* (Pink Lover)
Next up we’ve got a delicious chocolate treat in the form of Willie’s Cacao Raspberry Truffles. Using only natural ingredients, their truffles consist of creamy white chocolate praline filled with a liquid raspberry centre. Not only are they both completely delicious AND completely natural, but they’re also gluten free. Willie’s Cacao pride themselves on their high quality products which are all made in small batches, so you know that you’re getting a really great product when you shop with them. These truffles are absolute, ultimate luxury and are definitely something that every mum deserves this Mother’s Day.
Freixenet Italian Sparkling Rosé (Pink Lover)
Finishing off my ‘all things pink’ picks is, of course, a bottle of Freixenet’s Italian Sparkling Rosé. It’s no secret that this is one of my all-time favourite products so I’m sure it’s hardly a surprise to see it featured in my Mother’s Day Gift Guide this year. Freixenet’s Italian Sparkling Rosé is one of those products that just looks like a celebration drink. It’s got all the glamour of something spectacular and that translates through in its flavour. A delicious dry, sparkling rosé that is sure to make your mum feel really special.
For The Chocolate-Loving Mum (Best Foodie Mother’s Day Gifts)
Next up it’s time to talk about the mum who loves a bit of chocolate (I mean, who doesn’t though?). Here are my top picks for this Mother’s Day.
Hotel Chocolat Velvetised Chocolate Cream Liqueur (Chocolate Lover)
If your mum is someone who loves both her chocolate and her drink then you’re going to be onto a winner this Mother’s Day with Hotel Chocolat’s Velvetised Chocolate Cream Liqueur. Three words: vodka, chocolate, cream. Need I say more? Served over ice as a late night weekend tipple is the perfect way to enjoy this luxurious, velvety drink. I picked up a bottle to drink over Christmas and it went down an absolute treat. I may or may not have picked up another bottle since…*chefs kiss*.
80Noir Ultra Hot Chocolate* (Chocolate Lover)
The drinkable chocolate continues with this next gift idea from 80Noir Ultra. Focusing strongly on the health benefits that can come from high quality dark chocolate, 80Noir Ultra is a chocolate (and hot chocolate) brand bringing a moment of calm in the form of delicious chocolate. This Mother’s Day I wanted to highlight their Drinking Beads and their Chocolate Bars; both of which are 79.3% dark chocolate, vegan, and gluten and palm oil free. What stands out to me about 80Noir Ultra is the versatility of their products, particularly the 80Noir Ultra bars. Not only can they be enjoyed as a chocolate bar but they can actually be used in a hot chocolate as well depending on your mood.
Their founder, Carole Armitage says: “Enjoying a small amount of good quality dark chocolate is not an “indulgence” but a daily dose of greatness that boosts the body and de-stresses the mind”. That’s something that I think really stands out as part of the brand, especially during the current circumstances. 80Noir Ultra’s delicious hot chocolate range are the perfect products to give your mum her much needed daily moment of calm this Mother’s Day.
Ombar Centres Coconut & Vanilla* (Chocolate Lover)
Sometimes you just can’t go wrong with a classic bar of chocolate, which brings me to my next chocolatey gift: Ombar Centres Coconut & Vanilla chocolate bar. Based in Cambridge, Ombar are an organic raw chocolate brand who’s mission is to change the way the world sees chocolate. Their chocolate is all made in their Cambridge headquarters from bean to bar, and uses only the highest quality ingredients. This Mother’s Day I want to highlight their Coconut & Vanilla bar which is made using 60% cacao chocolate.
If your mum is a fan of her chocolate then Ombar should definitely be on her list of chocolate brands to try. Their products are honestly completely unlike any other chocolate on the market, and it’s absolutely incredible. Their Coconut & Vanilla bar is the perfect blend of sweet coconut with a smooth vanilla centre. It’s vegan, organic and fair trade AND ALSO free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar. As an extra little gift for this Mother’s Day you really can’t get much better than this unique and delicious bar!
Popcorn Shed Gourmet Popcorn Tin* (Chocolate Lover)
So we’ve covered boozy, hot and barred chocolate…what’s next? Well, to finish it all off I’m bringing you chocolatey goodness in the form of popcorn. More specifically, Popcorn Shed’s popcorn. This Mother’s Day Popcorn Shed have got the ultimate Gourmet Popcorn Tin, jam packed with delicious popcorn. Inside are three bags of three different flavours of popcorn. What flavours are they? Caramel, Cookies & Cream and, yep you guessed it, Chocolate popcorn. If your mum is a chocolate lover then she’s sure to enjoy this twist on a typical chocolate gift.
For The Wine-Loving Mum (Best Foodie Mother’s Day Gifts)
To finish, I’ve picked out some of my favourite products that are sure to WOW all of the wine-loving mums out there. And starting it all off are my current three favourite wines (all of which have the stamp of approval by my own mum).
Dark Horse Rosé (Wine Lover)
My current top pick in terms of rosé is very much still Dark Horse’s Rosé. I think this is up there with Freixenet’s Italian Sparkling Rosé as one of my most talked about products on here, and there’s a reason why! It’s such a great rosé with a lovely fruitiness to it. Yet it’s still very much on the dry side which, with the fruity flavour, makes for the perfect rosé.
Cono Sur Viogner (Wine Lover)
My Mother’s Day white wine pick has to be Cono Sur Bicicleta Viogner. I have to admit that I’m not much of a white wine drinker. It’s not that I don’t like white wine (because I most definitely do) it’s more so that I usually reach for a rosé or a red instead. But you just can’t beat a glass of white wine alongside a light meal can you? And if there’s one white wine that I’ll reach for when it comes to pairing with food it’s Cono Sur’s Bicicleta Viogner. What makes this such a great wine for me is that it lacks in acidity. White wine can often be way too acidic for me but Cono Sur’s Viogner is full of flavour without being acidic.
Dark Horse Merlot (Wine Lover)
Last but not least I’ve picked out a stunning merlot for the mums who are partial to a glass of red. I’ve gone with the full-bodied, fruity Dark Horse Merlot (which I reviewed for ‘Wine Wednesday’ here). With this merlot Dark Horse have created such a unique wine that any wine lover would enjoy trying. It’s dark, spicy and just absolutely delicious.
WSET Level 1 Award in Wines (Wine Lover)
If you’re looking to go all out and treat your mum to more of an ‘experience’ this Mother’s Day then how about booking her a place on the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines. The WSET (The Wine & Spirit Education Trust) is an established awarding body that offers the opportunity for you to gain qualifications and take courses in wines and spirits. Since its establishment in 1969, WSET has become the global industry leader in wine and spirit qualifications and they offer awards in wine and spirits at all levels.
If your mum is passionate about her wine and would be interested in getting the chance to develop her knowledge and gain a qualification in wine then the WSET Level 1 Award would be such a great place to start. The Level 1 Award focuses on teaching the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell and taste. The course also gives its students the skills to describe wines accurately and make food and wine pairings. A pretty interesting gift for a wine-lover isn’t it? I’m actually hoping to take this course myself as it sounds so interesting. It’s definitely worth looking into if you know that your mum is interested in learning a bit more about wine!
Wine Voucher or Gift Card (Wine Lover)
If you’re not quite sure what wine to choose for your mum then why not consider giving a gift card instead? I know that a lot of people often might think that gift cards are a bit impersonal but I think it’s all down to what the gift card is. If you put thought into the gift card then I 100% think it could be a great gift idea or a little extra to throw in with other gifts this Mother’s Day. It’s more important than ever to support small businesses if you’re able to, so why not treat your mum to a gift card from a local independent wine store?
Here in Liverpool we’ve got some really great options when it comes to independent wine sellers including R&H Fine Wines, Ropes & Twines, and Belzan. R&H Fine Wines and Ropes & Twines offer gift cards starting at £10, and Belzan’s gift cards start at £25. London-based Lady of the Grapes (who I reviewed as part of ‘Wine Wednesday’ here) are another great option, and they offer gift cards starting at £25. Of course there are plenty of great independents across the whole of the UK so I’d definitely recommend checking out what your local independent wine stores are offering in terms of gift cards.
Have you decided what you’re going to get for your mum this Mother’s Day? Are there any foodie Mother’s Day gifts in my guide that you think would be right up your mum’s street? Let me know in the comments.
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50 thoughts on “The Best Foodie Mother’s Day Gifts To Give This Mother’s Day”
I came into this dying to know more about the coconut and vanilla chocolate and the Hotel Chocolat Velvetised Chocolate Cream Liqueur just from the photo! Both sound so, so good! I am officially a chocolate lover, though your delectable selection of gin first, strawberry second drinks and the truffles also sound irresistible.
Thanks for sharing such a beautifully curated gift guide! 🙂
The Hotel Chocolat Liqueur was a revelation haha! It’s so delicious (especially if you’re a chocolate-lover!). Glad you enjoyed the gift guide! x
Ooo such gorgeous and unique ideas for food/drink presents! The mermaid trio set is so cute!
Katie | katieemmabeauty.com
Thank you! It’s such a lovely set isn’t it 🙂 x
Lots of these drinks look fab – my mum is a big gin lover so she’d love a lot of these! I also really like the sound of the Hotel Chocolat liqueur!
Tash – A Girl with a View
The Hotel Chocolat Liqueur is so good! It’s a real treat 🙂 x
I think my mother would like the popcorn chocolate. Thank you for sharing your ideas.
Glad you liked the sound of the popcorn! x
OMG the raspberry truffles and the popcorn made my mouth water. Delicious!! Not a mom yet but this seems like it is my wish list haha Thanks for sharing xx
Hahaha, they’re both so good! Glad you enjoyed x
I love this post! The perfect foodie guide for mum’s – I especially like all the chocolates and the rose wine x
Thank you so much! So glad you liked the chocolate treats and the Dark Horse rosé 🙂 x
These are all great gifts for Mother’s Day – I wish that they were all available here in Canada! Thanks for the ideas.
Thank you! Ahh it’s such a shame that they aren’t available! x
A lovely mothers day gift guide! I know for sure my mum would absolutely love the Sparking Rose and the Dark Horses Rose – it’s my mum’s favourite type of wine so it would be a perfect gift for her. The Raspberry truffles sound delicious too, my mum is also a big chocolate lover. I kind of want to try them out myself too though hehe! Thanks for sharing all these great ideas x
Aw thank you so much! Both drinks are so delicious – some of my all time favourites for sure. Glad you like the sound of the truffles too! 🙂 x
These are all great gift ideas for mums who love food and drink! I love the Mermaid pink gin bottle!
Thank you! The Mermaid bottles are so pretty aren’t they! x
I think I want that mermaid gin !! Love alot. Fab collection of gifts
It’s such a great gin, I’d definitely recommend it if you’re a gin lover! x
I love everything you mentioned here – also a soft spot for the Willie’s Cacao truffles, they are insane! – and omg, a WSET would be so cool! I have never managed to take mine at my previous job and I regret it fully! x
Thank you so much – so glad you like my suggestions! Their truffles are insane aren’t they?! x
I love these foodie gifts for Mother’s Day! I love anything that Hotel Chocolat make, their hot chocolates are seriously THE best! x
Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk
Thanks Lucy! Glad you liked the gift ideas – Hotel Chocolat are the best! x
I really appreciate the commitment to pink alcohol here. So many of these look great. kinda have my eye on the mermaid mini set for myself though. My mum normally tells me what she wants in advance so it’s something she’ll actually use but she’s been silent this year so the gins are sounding like a great option right now x
Hahaha thank you! The Mermaid spirits are all honestly amazing so I don’t blame you for eyeing them up for yourself! x
I feel like I keep commenting this in slightly different ways lately, but I love that the UK has Mother’s Day so “early” as ours isn’t until May! As such, I always get great ideas for gifts months in advance :’) Those truffles–omg, my mouth is def watering now, and I think my mom would enjoy those as well! x
Haha of course – I always forget that their isn’t a universal date for Mother’s Day! The truffles were SO good. Honestly I almost feel emotional at the fact that me and my mum have eaten them all – I need more! x
Oh wow everything here looks so good! I’m curious abou that pink gin. The bottle is so pretty!
Both of the pink gins are lovely! x
Great post! I love the sound of that popcorn and I think my mum would too! Thank you for sharing these gift ideas as they are very helpful!
Thank you so much! Glad I could help with some suggestions – the popcorn is amazing 🙂 x
These Im sure are not only delicious but beautiful!
Thank you! They definitely are x
I really love all these suggestions and you’ve really provided me with some great ideas for Mother’s Day gifts (May in N. America). Thanks for sharing!
Glad I could help with some suggestions! Thank you 🙂 x
I think I would enjoy these gifts more than my mom. Haven’t gotten her anything…I always “last minute shop”.
Hahaha treat yourself! I’m often a last minute gift buyer as well x
Oooh! These picks are perfect for Mother’s Day! Love the Mermaid Pink Gin!! The bottle is just adorable. Wow, the MOM Love Pink Gin is definitely packaged for the special day!! Love all of the different gin cocktails you’ve been sharing on your blog too. Oooh! The gourmet popcorn looks so good too. Thanks for sharing all of these amazing picks!!
Both of the pink gins are beautiful! So glad you’ve been enjoying all the gin cocktails – there’ll definitely be more on the way 🙂 x
I’ve heard such great things about that Ombar and I’m glad about what you’ve said! 🙂
Ana C, http://www.adreamersland.com
It’s such a great chocolate! x
These are fab gift ideas! The Chocolate Cream Liqueur sounds interesting!
Thank you! It’s so delicious x
Some lovely ideas here! I know Mother’s Day has been and gone but I think these are great for most occasions. I love the look of the gin collection.
Thanks Jenny! Yeah for sure, they’re definitely not just seasonal items 🙂 x
These are some great gifts! I’ll definitely be getting some of these all year round!
Thank you! So glad you enjoyed the guide 🙂 x
Love all of these ideas! I used to have Willie’s cacao but never tried the raspberry truffles, they sound amazing! Also, that gin looks great, even if not a huge fan the bottles would make up for it x
Willie’s Cacao’s are insanely good aren’t they! Glad you enjoyed the gift ideas 🙂 x