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Mum's Day Off

Author: kim

Mothering Sunday - 31st March 2019

After a completely unscientific study of asking all the mum's we know what they'd like for Mothering Sunday, we've come up with a range of products to help you pamper, spoil or simply make your mum smile. The number one request was for something personalised, so if she's got hayfever don't buy her flowers! We suggest staying away from the more boring household goods also, by all means get your mum baking ingredients if she's a keen baker, but heads have rolled for such gifts as a hoover! Think treats not more work on her plate.

Simnel cake
Simnel Cake for your mum!

So if your mum is an ethical lady; look for Fair Trade products, if she's wheat intolerant; try the gluten free, keen on environmental and health issues - try going organic! Simply search on our home page and use the filters on the left-hand side of the page.

If you're mum is keen on tea, why not try one of Pukka's great range? Try 'Love' tea with Rose, Chamomile and Lavender or see the entire range here.

Of course we stock a huge range of baking ingredients if you want to be truly traditional and bake a simnel cake (here's a link to the traditional recipe) for Mothering Sunday. If you're still undecided, why not pop into one of our shops (Broughton Street, or Brougham Street, Tollcross) and ask one of our lovely shop assistants for some advice. You can find a great range of our tried and tested recipes online here.

There are delicious chocolates, including gluten free, organic, vegan or fairly traded options for you to choose from, available in our chocolate range. We recommend Booja Booja for mouth-watering luxurious truffles (vegan, gluten-free and organic), Willie's Cacao for cooking with (and yes because it's Mothering Sunday, you are doing all the cooking!)


Or if she's keen on chocolate, why not buy the ingredients to make your own? There's a great array of all the ingredients you might need including cacao, cacao butter, lucuma and even cacao paste to make it really easy. Or try the Choc Chick kit for kids to make it really simple!

Or try one of the range of chocolate truffles available. Booja Booja are always popular with the grown-ups!

If she's keen on healthy snacks or raw diets, try these Raw Blissed Chocada truffles instead, organic and tasty, yet still a sweet treat.

Our Health and Beauty range is chock full of enticing goodies. Try some of the range of bath and shower products. Or Weleda's great range of biodynamic and natural products would make a lovely luxury gift. Faith In Nature are always popular. Jason do a fabulous range of goodies and Lavera have organic and natural skincare suitable for everyone.

We also have an Easter shop with a great range of gifts and easter treats. Find it here.

Go on, spoil your mum!

Mothering Sunday dates from at least the 1600s and is always held on the fourth Sunday of Lent. Traditionally it was a day off to attend the 'mother' church (the one in which you were baptised) and to give your mother gifts (flowers and simnel cake were popular) as well as the day off from chores. One theory is that it was adopted from the Roman spring festival celebrating Cybele, their Mother Goddess.