The sweetest chocolates, perfect cups of tea and pretty gift bags for Mother’s Day

Tour through store to put a smile on your mum’s face

There’s no denying it – chocolate makes us feel good. It contains tryptophan, an amino acid used by the brain to make serotonin, which can produce feelings of happiness. There are chocs of every type in store that will make sweet gifts for Mother’s Day: Thorntons for all the classics, elegantly presented Charbonnel et Walker for handmade chocolates and truffles.

For something a little different, Fudge Kitchen offers gourmet fudge, decadent pecan and peanut caramel brittle and hot drinking fudge, while the more health-conscious mum will enjoy snacking on Hillier’s chocolate-coated nuts including honey-roasted macadamias, cinnamon apple almonds and sweet chilli cashews.

Sitting down to a cup of tea is one of life’s simple pleasures, but it’s no secret that tea tastes better when sipped from fine china. These pretty floral, yet contemporary, designs would go down really well with any mum – or grandmother – and leave everyone in no doubt as to whose mug it is. For an extra touch, partner the gift with something from the spinneysFOOD tea range – we’ve got delicately perfumed Earl Grey, robust English Breakfast (ideal to get your day off to the perfect start), chamomile for that soothing pre-sleep cuppa and more.

Take things up a notch and present your gift in a pretty gift bag for that extra-special touch. There’s a wide offering in store to suit every mum and every present. Traditionalists will love the pretty delicate flower designs, while the bold and glossy finish will appeal to lovers of glamour and glitz. And, of course, every mother loves to hear expressions of love from her children, so say it loud and clear with these ‘Love you’ tags and glittery, flower-patterned bags.