What do you buy the mother who seems to have everything? Alcohol. It’s the perfect way to show your appreciation, will last longer than a bunch of flowers and can be shared. But rather than settling for the cliched bottle of prosecco, choose one of these high-end gift ideas that are sure to delight.
If the lady in your life favours a pure, crisp, refreshing beverage, consider No 3 Gin. Juniper, citrus and spice are the three key flavours (as referenced in its title), contained within a gorgeous sea-green bottle, decorated with an antique-style key. It’s been named World’s Best Gin four times and is the first-ever to gin win the Supreme Champion Spirit. So No 3 is sure to be a winner with mother.
Shroton Fair Gin
If mum has connections with Dorset – or has enjoyed holidaying there – Shroton Fair Gin makes for a thoughtful gift, with a great back story. Zummit Dry is a one-of-a-kind recipe, crafted using botanicals that are hand-crushed with a pestle and mortar, then distilled in micro-batches under an Iron-Age hill fort, before being individually labelled and sealed. The gin was inspired by a Royal Bengal Tiger, once exhibited at Dorset’s Shroton Fair in 1767. And the package can be delivered – ideal if you live further field.
Casamigos Mezcal Joven
For the mum that loves a Margarita, try making it with Mezcal this Mother’s day instead of Tequila. The brainchild of George Clooney and Rande Gerber, Casamigos’ award-winning Mezcal Joven captures a truly authentic taste of Mexico. Made with 100% Agave Espadin, this spirit is balanced and elegant. Marrying flavours of tamarind and pomegranate with herbal undertones, its finish speaks of smoke and black pepper. drink it neat with lime and plenty of ice or mix it up in a cocktail.
Goslings Gold Seal Rum
Goslings Gold Seal Rum is a world apart from traditional amber rums. Robust yet remarkably soft, it is the result of years of sipping and perfecting. The rum’s intricate, luscious character lives up admirably to its impressive lineage. An extremely versatile rum, Gold Seal Rum is delicious on the rocks or neat as well as in classic cocktails.
Eden Mill Love Gin
Make it pink and ethical this mother’s day, with this gin made using a handcrafted blend of botanicals (all local to the distillery’s St Andrew’s base). Ingredients include raspberry leaf, goji berry, rose petal, rhubarb root, elderberry and hibiscus, creating a fruity, spicy and tangy complexity. The bottle itself is sustainably produced and the liquor is vegan-friendly – this is a brand fast working towards becoming carbon neutral.
Charbonnel & Champagne Mini Hamper
A gift she’ll be able to consume as well as re-use in future, this stylish little hamper from Harvey Nichols comes in a sophisticated black wicker hamper, which doubles as a cute picnic basket. It contains a decadent bottle of Premier Cru Champagne and a charming red heart-shaped box of Charbonnel et Walker’s finest chocolates – to let her know how much you love and appreciate her.
Selfridges Selection Old World Wine Gift Box
This minimalist wooden box holds two of the brand’s own high quality wines: Selfridges Selection Sancerre 750ml (Domaine Girault, from the Loire Valley) and Selfridges Selection Côtes du Rhône 750ml (Domaine de l’Espigoutte). Both feature artistic black and white sketched labels and can be delivered to addresses across the UK.
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