Give Mum one of these thoughtful foodie gifts to thank her for all the little things … as well as being, quite frankly, amazing all round!
1. Heart-shaped teabag tags
Because… she’s always there to talk to
Chose a special tea for Mum such as Taste the Difference Earl Grey or rosehip infusion by Sainsbury's and add your own heart-shaped notes to the tea bags – all you need is red paper, scissors, ribbon and glue. Write your message with a silver or gold metallic pen and brew a special cuppa just for Mum.
Craft tip: fold your red paper in half, draw on a heart with a pencil and cut it out to make two heart shapes exactly the same size.
Because... she brightens up your day
Made with ground almonds and cornmeal, this golden yellow cake is a lovely way to tell Mum she's the sunshine in your life! Dust your blueberries lightly with flour before you add them to the mix – it stops them all sinking to the bottom of the sponge.
Because... she loves chocolate
Treat Mum to these gorgeous melt-in-the-mouth coconut truffles, made with creamy white chocolate and coconut extract. Presented in a special new mug, heart-shaped American measuring cups or handy measuring spoons (all available from Sainsbury's), you're sure to have one happy mummy.
Because... she picks you up when you're feeling down
If your mum deserves a little pick-me-up herself, why not make her these tiramisu macaroons? Combining the glorious flavours of coffee and cream, they taste (and look!) as good as anything from a patisserie.
Because... she always cheers you on!
Because... she's the glue keeping everyone together
Now we're not suggesting you make an enormous tower here (though of course you can if you want to) but a mini version of this classic French dessert. Soft choux pastry buns filled with cream and lashings of caramel – what's not to like?
Because... she helps solve all your problems
OK, this recipe isn't for the fainthearted but if anyone's worth the extra effort it's Mum. Plus, once baked, all you need to conquer this puzzle is a fork! Now, even we can manage that.
Because… you need the extra brownie points!
If your mum loves chocolate, bake her a batch of these super-fudgy cheesecake brownies. Or if you'd rather make something together, how about a homemade brownie-in-a-jar kit? With everything weighed out and ready to go, you can both concentrate on chatting rather than following a recipe.
Because… she deserves to put her feet up
If you just want Mum to sit down for once and relax, why not give her a subscription to Sainsbury's magazine? Filled with mouthwatering recipes by all her favourite chefs, top foodie tips and kitchen wisdom, she might forget all about those chores. Plus, you'll probably get something delicious for dinner. Top stuff.
Because… she’s the sweetest thing
Meringues make a gorgeous edible gift and couldn't be easier to flavour with chocolate or rosewater – come to think of it, why not experiment and try both flavours together? Serve in a pretty flower bowl (we got this one from Sainsbury's In Bloom range) and wrap in tissue paper for a stunning Mother's Day gift.