Treat mum to a special foodie something on Mothering Sunday

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With Mother’s Day just almost upon us maybe it’s time to give mum something other than the usual pot plant! Here’s a guide to five fab foodie gifts to please the most important lady in your life. The English Cheesecake Company make gorgeous luxury cheesecakes with the freshest ingredients and they have created a range decorated with a Mother’s Day message or for an extra charge have one made with a personal note for mum. 

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Hampers aren’t just for Christmas or picnics but also make a perfect gift for Mother’s Day – these beauties from John Lewis are packed with goodies for a delicious afternoon tea, including rose champagne, Assam tea and a rich fruit cake and come in the proper wicker hamper. Available from John Lewis 

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Enjoy an afternoon ‘G and Tea’ at the Langham Hotel just near the busy hub of Oxford Circus. The tea features sandwiches, cakes and teas chosen to complement the classic gin and tonic made with Beefeater 24 – the perfect pick-me-up on a chilly Sunday G and Tea at the langham 

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Get the kids to cook for you with the Splat Cookery cupcake workshop, aimed at getting children aged five to 13 cooking – and learning to make a beautiful bouquet of roses from beautifully iced cupcakes – an ideal treat for you for Mother’s Day! 

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As an alternative to the traditional Mother’s Day flowers, rare flowering teas make a luxurious and delicious alternative. Choose from Thousand Year Red Flowers, Sacred Hearts or stunning Damask Rose teas. Choi Time, the tea-makers, have created a special blend for mother’s day with wild green tea from the Fujian province and Damask rose buds. 

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Pink fizzy is an ideal present to please any mum and the award winning Sirius Rose from the Bolney Wine Estate at Bookers Vineyard is a fine example of the art – and a great way to celebrate Mothering Sunday. Try it with a red berry fruity dessert for a match made in heaven. 

11 MARCH 2010