A HAPPY HEREFORDSHIRE MOTHERS DAY
We can’t quite believe that it’s Mother’s Day already. But we’re happy that we’ve got a great reason for a celebration to cheer us up. So how best can you show your appreciation for the mother figure in your life? Here’s our tips to make Mother’s Day Extra Special.
Please note that all suggestions will be subject to the supplier’s own covid procedures and opening hours.
Hampers and Tasty Treats
Looking to organise a special foodie treat for Mother’s Day? It’s always nice for Mum to put her feet up on the day. So why not treat her to some amazing food and drink.
The Beefy Boys have a very special DIY box that can be delivered straight to your door. Containing enough delicious burgers for 2 adults and 2 kids. Plus there are 4 x brownies & a bottle of gin from the fantastic Chase Distillery. Sounds great doesn’t it?
Taste Herefordshire also have some lovely choices for foodie gifts from small packages to create-your-own hampers. All products are made in Herefordshire from drinks to confectionery, sauces and ingredients and preserves. Plus there is free delivery for all HR postcodes.
We’ve found some delicious delights from Dunfield House too guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone’s face. Order letterbox brownies, cookies, flapjacks and shortbread gift boxes to show how much you love your Mum this year. Let’s hope you get to try some too.
At Myrtle’s Kitchen they have been busy preparing some great sharing boxes for Mother’s Day. Full of freshly prepared pastries, salads, local cheeses and yummy chocolate treats. If you want to make even more special you can choose to include a bottle of sparkling Rose pinot noir wine from Three Choirs Vineyard. All delivered directly to your door in a pretty Myrtles canvas bag.
The Hop Pocket Food Hall is an emporium of food and drink delights that make great gifts. The choice is vast and rather decadent. With wonderful artisan chocolate, fudge, fresh meats, smoked fish, biscuits, cheeses and other delicious savouries. Who wouldn’t enjoy one of these indulgent treats?
If Mum loves food but you don’t want her to shop or cook then why not order a fantastic food bundle from Colcombe House. You can then get really creative in the kitchen with their amazing fresh local ingredients and serve up a masterpiece.
What about an evening of fine dining with Michelin star restaurant Pensons. They have devised a fabulous Mother’s Day ‘At Home’ menu full of indulgent food, made with local seasonal ingredients. You have the options of including a cocktail aperitif or paired wines if you really want to be decadent.
However if you are looking for a few unique treats to make her day a little more special, Pensons have created a box of delights with some of their favourite indulgent goodies. A Wild Fig scented candle, a 375ml bottle of dessert wine with biscotti, a Molton Brown orange hand wash and a linen towel. How lovely is that?
Grab a tasty tipple or two
Being a county full of fabulous artisan producers there is a plethora of wonderful tipples that you can choose from for a lovely gift. Gorgeous Gattertop Drinks vodkas are just perfect for creating cracking cocktails with some barn-to-bottle botanicals. Silver Circle Distillery not only has some delicious craft gin, spirits, liqueurs and cocktails available in small batch limited editions too, but you can even book a gin-making experience.
Gun Dog Gin have a great range of superb gin liqueurs lovingly created from locally sourced fruit and vegetables steeped in British gin and deliciously moreish. Chase Distillery’s ‘To Mum with Love’ Special edition hamper combines tipples and luxury. This year they have teamed up with Bramley Products to fill this amazing hamper with a choice of wonderful gins and luxury beauty products. What a special combo for Mum to enjoy.
Or how about some refreshing British Cassis, a rich velvety sophisticated liqueur made from locally grown blackcurrants. Perfect to make mum’s Kir Royale extra special. Black Mountain Botanicals are another local favourite. Wonderful award winning gins and liqueurs developed in the shadows of the Black Mountains. Their Hill Billy gin range is a real winner.
Whichever you choose you’re guaranteed some high quality, fantastic tipples from proud local producers.
Rest, relaxation and pampering
So has Mum had a long hard year? Is she looking to escape the rigors of life for a little while? Perhaps she needs some peace and quiet or wants to reconnect with nature. Then you may want to book a spectacular spa day at Lemore Manor. This beautiful spa is one of Herefordshire’s best kept secrets.
Lavish Mum with a day of spa treatments and therapeutic massages, with great food and wonderful service. Leaving her revitalised, rejuvenated and ready for action. Gift vouchers are now available, so you can buy now and book a spa day later when Lemore Manor reopens.
Great Gardening Days Out
We have some beautiful gardens here in Herefordshire and they are always popular places for a day out with Mum. Why not give her an IOU gift to take her for a day out in April. Stockton Bury Gardens, Hergest Croft Gardens and Hellens Manor will all be opening their doors again come April. Brobury House & Gardens are uniquely open all year round. Rhodds Farm Gardens will be back open on weekends this summer and Westonbury Mill Water Garden’s huge Cuckoo Clock is always an amazing sight. So why not buy a voucher to visit and take Mum for a wonderful relaxing day out soon.
For more information about Herefordshire’s glorious gardens tap here
If it’s too long to wait to take Mum to a garden, bring the garden to her, with a beautiful plant or garden accessory gift from specialists Newent Plant Centre, or salvage experts Holloways, who mix modern and recovered items beautifully amid their home furnishings and gift centre.
Sip, Tour and Drink Trails
There are some amazing ‘drink’ trails in Herefordshire we’re sure Mum would enjoy. How about a visit to the wonderful Wythall Estate vineyards where you can see the actual vines that your wines came from. Do a tasting and buy direct from the wine shop or even online. Similarly Frome Valley Vineyard has a lovely choice of classically English still and sparkling wines that would please any wine lover, and will be open again this summer with advice on developing your own vineyard. Or perhaps a brilliant tour of Chase Distillery, where their field to bottle story comes alive with the numerous tastings of their superb single estate potato vodka and gins.
Embracing the great outdoors this spring
Planning a relaxing Mother’s Day this year? Why not head out for a fabulous spring walk in some of Herefordshire’s prettiest locations. Stunning countryside, wonderful woodlands and spectacular views to enjoy. Tap here for our seven sensational spring walks to give you some inspiration and ideas. For instance why not purchase a Herefordshire Wildlife Trust or National Trust membership. It’s a gift that will keep on giving all year round.
Gorgeous, unique and inspirational gifts
Old Chapel Gallery, charmingly located in the centre of “chocolate box village” Pembridge has a fabulous gallery bursting with wonderful gifts that Mum will love. From garden sculptures to objet’s d’art, jewellery to homeware, fine art, prints, woodcraft, ironwork, textiles and ceramics. All crafted by British artists. Head to their online shop and take a look.
The Herefordshire Guild of Craftsmen have some fabulous unique pieces that will make perfect presents this Mother’s Day. All handcrafted with love by talented local artists and creatives. Take a look online here.
The much loved Philip Morris in Hereford has some excellent gifts in their online shop too that will delight any Mum. From cookware to clothing with an abundance of lovely accessories to show off and treasure. See some gift ideas below and view their online shop here.
Whatever you do this Mother’s Day to show your appreciation, make it memorable. We hope we’ve inspired you to make Mother’s Day extra special.