It’s official, the shelves of almost every shop and supermarket are filling with bunnies, chicks and chocolate eggs now. But before you open another pack of mini Easter eggs Cara wants to remind that there is a very important holiday that comes before Easter.

Yeap, it’s Mother’s Day and it’s not too far now on the 19th March. To make gift shopping easier here are some ideas.

Consider Bonbonniere by Farhi filled with a variety of treats. Choose between chocolate covered almonds, raisins, coffee beans, crystalised ginger, £15 & £25.

The Bonbonniere  are inspired by a European tradition from centuries ago, where the host of a celebration offered their guests a little box (or a bonbonnière) made from porcelain, crystal or silver, containing delicacies made from sugar. The Farhi Bonbonnières are made from papier mâché and hand painted in Kashmir, India in a range of elegant designs

Luxury Chocolate Almond, Nougat and Truffle Selection Gift Box, £35. – Indulgent gift for truffle and almond lovers.  Filled with velvety chocolate covered almonds, delicate almond nougat and delicious Marc de Champagne filled truffles

Belgium Chocolate Assorted Fruit Luxury Selection, £60. Packed with fruity goodness and chocolate covered are real pate de fruit raspberries, dark chocolate crystallised ginger sticks, sweet dark chocolate pears, delicious dark chocolate candied orange sticks, juicy dark chocolate amarena cherries, divine dark chocolate covered figs, sweet milk chocolate candied orange sticks and finally tangy lemon slices dipped in dark chocolate. 

Milk Chocolate Praline Hearts Gift Box, £25 – A delicious selection of chocolate heart-shaped pralines, presented in a stylish gift box. Each filled with creamy, crispy hazelnut praline. Presented in their signature chocolate selection gift box and available in two colourways, this is a truly scrumptious gift for any mum, aunt, friend or loved one to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Lakrids by Bülow has a few special treats for mums too. Lakrids by Bülow is a Copenhagen based company specialising in gourmet chocolate fruit coated liquorice. It runs on green energy and offers a few delicious flavours to choose from for Mother’s Day in the Love collection.

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It’s available online and in a few select retailers including Selfridges, Fenwick and Harvey Nichols.

Strawberry & Cream, RRP £15.00 for 295g – a classic combination taken one delicious step further, offering a sweet synergy between tangy red strawberries, white soft cream and sweet heart-shaped liquorice. Brought together with a rich white chocolate coating.

Fruity Caramel, RRP £15.00 for 295g – discover the irresistible combination of salty liquorice smothered in dulce chocolate with layers of  sweet blackcurrant and crunchy pieces of liquorice. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, Fruity Caramel is sure to melt the heart.

Love Selection Box, RRP £39.00 for 435g – if you can’t decide. There’s one with all of the above plus more in this one. The box contains six flavours of LAKRIDS BY BÜLOW’s chocolate coated liquorice, from fruity and fresh to sweet and salty, guaranteed to go down a (very sweet) treat.

The heart-shaped selection is perfect for gifting those with a soft spot for liquorice, and if you hold the same sentiment, it is also made for sharing! Featuring a range of classic favourites and brand new limited editions including ‘MILKSHAKE’, available only within the LOVE SELECTION BOX, it is guaranteed to complement all cravings, whether gifting a grandmother, mother-in-law or aunt.

To accompany the sweets a beverage is of course essential. Tea Heritage a boutique company producing delicious and unusual organic teas, has launched a brand-new Spring collection of beautiful bespoke teas for Mother’s Day and Easter, but that’s for a later guide. 

As always Tea Heritage is all lovingly hand-stitched in the company’s workshop in Lyons by a team of 30 people and includes a Bunny, Cloud, Sheep, Four-Leaf Clover and Flower Tea Bags.

The Tea Heritage Cloud Shaped Tea Bags are the perfect gift for tea lovers this Mother’s Day, designed to help our mums relax and carry them into a blissful dream state high in the clouds.

The clouds are available in a range of mouth-watering flavours including: Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Orange Blossom and Almond Green Tea, Violet and Raspberry Green Tea and Queens Organic Rooibos.

The Tea Heritage Flower Shaped Tea Bags are the perfect gift for tea lovers this Mother’s Day, designed to be enjoyed alongside your Mother’s Day breakfast in bed!

This tea bag shape is available in a range of flavours including: Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Orange Blossom and Almond Green Tea, Violet and Raspberry Green Tea and Queens Organic Rooibos.

The Tea Heritage Four-Leaf Clover Shaped Tea Bags are the perfect gift for tea lovers this Mother’s Day and Easter, designed to bring you luck.

They also come in a wide range of flavours including: Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Orange Blossom and Almond Green Tea, Violet and Raspberry Green Tea and Queens Organic Rooibos.

There is also Bird & Blend Tea to consider when shopping for gifts. The UK based tea brand created a gift box Moment of Calm giftbox, £24. It features four caffeine-free, relaxing, sleepy time teas including Deep Breaths soothing & cleansing blend. Peppy Mint which is peppermint tea with whole leaves and blue cornflowers. Dozy Girl which is nicknames ‘the Parent’s Little Helper’ and ‘The Chillaxer,’ plus, Deckchair dreaming with its calming blend of chamomile and hints of crisp apple.

For the mums who prefer cocktails rather than tea or to throw a cocktail party Funkin Cocktails are offering a special ‘cool mum’ Mother’s Day discounted bundle, featuring their ready-to-drink bartender edition bottles and a cocktail shaker – the perfect gift that can be enjoyed together – simply chill, shake and serve.

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The bundle can be purchased straight from the Funkin Cocktails website with the discount already included at £24 – here. The bundle contains three cocktail flavours Strawberry Daiquiri, Salted Caramel Martini and Passion Fruit Martini.

Funkin Cocktails Strawberry Daiquiri Bartender Edition bottle to hit the sweet spot! (700ml), £9, available at Tesco’sMorrisonsSainsbury’s 

Funkin Cocktails Salted Caramel Espresso Martini Bartender Edition bottle is rich and creamy, (700ml), £9, available at Morrisons and Sainsbury’s

Funkin Cocktails Passion Fruit Martini Bartender Edition bottle, (700ml), £9, available at Morrisons and Tesco’s

To turn up the party, why not also try Funkin’s Nitro Can Cocktail Flavour Multipack, perfect for celebrating.

Funkin Cocktails Nitro Can Cocktail Mixed Pack contains 2x Peach on the Beach, 2x Passion Fruit Martini, 2x Strawberry Daiquiri and 2x Espresso Martini, £13, available from the Funkin website.