Best Mother’s Day afternoon teas and food hampers UK 2023
Forget flowers, or a box of bathroom smellies. If you really want to make your mum smile this Mother’s Day, surprise her with one of these gorgeous afternoon tea spreads or food hampers
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Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and if you want to give mum a meal to remember you can’t go wrong with a classic - afternoon tea. An afternoon tea together at home is a fantastic way to enjoy each other’s company - and can prove considerably more cost effective than heading out to local haunts, which often bump up the price on their afternoon tea in time for Mothering Sunday.
What is included in a tradional afternoon tea?
There aren’t any rules when it comes to the food included as part of an afternoon tea, but a standard version is served on a three tier cake stand and has a tier of sandwiches, a tier of cakes and one of scones or teacakes. Some also include pastries, petits fours and biscuits. You can swank it up with some champers, or keep it civilised with lashings of freshly brewed tea.
Frankly, though, we would eschew any concerns about what traditional teas contain and pay closer attention to what food and drinks your mum loves.
Doesn’t like tea? Choose an afternoon tea with a bottle of fizz included, or some delicious coffee. Chooses cheese over chocolate? Plump for some decadent savouries and posh fromage, like this delightful option from Not on the High Street.
For that reason, we’ve cast our net further than a simple round-up of afternoon teas and included some decadent hampers - there’s something here to please every mum’s palate.
When is Mother’s Day?
Mother’s Day in the UK falls on 19 March this year - as ever, it falls three weeks before Easter Sunday.
Before you buy any of these sets you should check the delivery and pick-up information. Some products will have a longer shelf life than others and you need to check that what you buy will last until the big day.