Unusual Foodie Gifts for Mother’s Day – 26th March 2017
Mum will always be that special person in your life, however old you are! On Mother’s Day, she deserves a treat to thank her for all the years she has looked after and loved you. But do you scratch your head wondering what to buy? Perhaps the usual shop-bought flowers, chocolates or a meal out have become not so special, and you want to do something different.
Here are some of our unusual foodie gift suggestions:
We don’t just mean taking mum to her favourite Italian pizza place – how about chocolate pizzas? Make a twist on eating pizza by buying her a Chocolate Pizza Kit and you both can have some time in the kitchen together and lots of fun creating your own! This is a particularly great gift if you are on a tight budget (if you are a student or not working and earning lots of money!). You can create half and half pizzas, a dried fruit pizza or a sugar coated pizza for anyone with a sweet tooth, the possibilities are endless. Chocaholics will love it! Available from https://www.iwantoneofthose.com/gift-chocolate-and-sweets/the-gourmet-chocolate-pizza-make-your-own-pizza-kit/10622605.html
Alternatively, and equally as good fun, treat mum to a Chocolate Making Class from one of the great ones on offer at TryMyKitchen. She can enjoy making truffles, taught by a professional chocolatier. Classes start at a very reasonable price, so why not treat one of her friends, or yourself as well? https://www.trymykitchen.com/cookery/london/all/cooking-classes/chocolate-making-class.
At all of the classes, mum gets to take away the ‘fruits’ of her labour, so you can see how well she has done (that’s if she doesn’t eat them on the way home!)
Cheese, Cheese and more Cheese!
If mum loves cheese, get her to try making her own! You can make her cheesy dreams come true with this quirky ultimate cheese making kit from The Big Cheese Making Company! Complete with a full instructional guide and enough equipment to make 40 batches of cheese across 8 different types including Ricotta, Mozzarella, Halloumi, Goat’s Cheese, Scottish Crowdie, Queso Blanco, Labneh and Paneer. All you need to get started is a little milk, a spoon and a pan! http://www.cuckooland.com/dnc/cuckooland/product/46888/ultimate-cheese-making-kit?cat=3267
Cooking with TV Chefs
If mum watches every possible cookery programme on TV, a super idea is to buy her an experience with the experts. Many celebrity chefs offer the opportunity of working in their kitchens for half a day, or a day getting their years of experience first hand. One such course at tremendous value is ‘HH & Co Backstage Bites’, held at the glorious 5-star Lime Wood Hotel. Well-known chef Angela Hartnell is at the helm of this kitchen, with Luke Holder as her partner. Head behind the scenes of the Hartnett Holder & Co kitchen with HH&Co Backstage. You can buy a voucher entitling mum to rub shoulders with the kitchen stars to learn their tricks of the trade.The classes are short, pacey and seriously fun (and you get to eat what you learn!). This experience is so well priced at £65.00, you can afford to let Dad go as well (maybe he would prefer a drink in the bar – who knows!). This experience is highly recommended, and you will be so enraptured by this beautiful hotel, you will want to return. https://limewoodhotel.giftpro.co.uk/vouchers/hh-co-backstage-bites-course/
Does mum love the great outdoors, herbs, plants and getting the most nutritious food out of something you would think of as a weed? She will love this day out with a top class forager, and all of these foraging days are highly recommended by newspapers such as the Guardian, and BBC publications. Gift vouchers are available for ALL of the days and weekends including Gourmet Wild Food / Mushroom Discovery Days, Secret Sunday Forager’s Courses, Champagne Forager’s Picnics, Herbal Learning Weekends and Coracle Building Weekends.
These days are all about what grows in our beautiful countryside under our very noses. So if mum is a secret forager, she will love this special day. http://www.thewildsideoflife.co.uk/page7.htm
So, here are some of our choices. If you want to stay with a bunch of flowers, or a simple meal out, then so be it. But experimenting may give mum one of the most memorable Mother’s Days she has ever experienced.