As a blogger there are times when I think about what I’m doing and I can imagine my parent’s rolling their eyes, and sometimes there are times when I want to give them a quick call because I know they’ll be impressed. When John Lewis asked me if I’d like to share what I’d include in a Mother’s Day hamper I knew my mum would be impressed because, well, one of the things that she appears to have passed down through her genetics is a shared love for John Lewis and all its general loveliness. As well as shopping there we’ve shared lunch in their restaurants many a time, my mum’s a vegetarian and it’s always been fun trying to find somewhere that offers something more interesting than a cheese sandwich but John Lewis could always be relied upon.
My mum might not sound like a traditional foodie, I didn’t have turkey on Christmas Day until I went to my in-laws and I think I have inherited a mild disdain of the concept of a traditional Sunday lunch from her. But my mum is a great cook. Always one to cook things from scratch, never having to measure things out. As I’ve grown older her crockery set has been a source of much jealousy to me, a fact that she’s well aware of as she sends me cups and plates for my birthday as I try to build a set as impressive as hers. Even if things were a bit tight financially she could always be relied upon to have a tub of decent ice cream in the freezer and woe behold the person who attempts to give her instant coffee.
So a hamper of nice things, of treats. Olives with lemons, nice crackers, fancy chocolates and a gorgeous wooden serving tray and glass bowls for deserts. And of course a bottle of something, as a mother myself I know that all mums deserve a glass of something decent on Mother’s Day, hopefully I’ll get to share a glass with her.
You can check out all of the gift ideas for foodie mums at John Lewis here and view their full range of Mother’s Day gift ideas here.