With restrictions still likely to be in place, this Mother's day may look a bit different. With this in mind, here are our pick of the best virtual events, gift ideas and meal delivery available from Scottish businesses.
From rum and gin tastings to afternoon tea delivery, there's something for all tastes.
Taking place on Mother's day, Sunday 14 March, from 3-4pm this virtual tasting is ideal for those that love rum or want to find out more about the sector in Scotland from the team at Matugga.
This fun and relaxed virtual event will take attendees through the rum making craft with six drams from Matugga and Liv rum.
The team will also showcase simple serves and rum-inspired recipes.
Tickets are priced at £29.99 and include six 3cl drams from Matugga and Liv collections (Matugga Golden Rum, Matugga Spiced Rum, Liv Navy Strength White Rum, Liv Black Spiced Rum, Liv Honey & Lavender Rum Liqueur, Liv Raspberry & Hibiscus Rum Liqueur), a small branded Glencairn glass and access to the event.
There's also an optional pairing pack that includes cola, ginger beer, cream soda, gourmet flavoured popcorn and organic chocolate.
Spoil mum with a delivery of fresh Scottish seafood and produce from the Ethical Shellfish Company.
The team can deliver live creel caught lobster, langoustine, crab, and hand dived scallops, individually picked up from the seabed - with any that are too small returned to the sea unharmed.
There's also pre-shucked scallops, rope grown mussels, wild venison, Isle of Mull cheeses and smoked halibut. available to order.
For mother's day, they've teamed up with English sparkling wine producer Roebuck Estates to offer disount on their sustainable wines.
Orders close at 10am on Monday 8 March for delivery on Friday 12 March.
Buck & Birch have teamed up with East Lothian Flower Farm, to create a Mother’s Day bundle for those in Edinburgh.
The Say it With Flowers kit (£20, plus £4.95 local delivery) will include a choice of one of mum’s favourite Buck & Birch wildflower inspired cocktails, including Aelder Sour, Dandy Lion, Amarosa Old Fashioned, Thornstar Martini, Espresso Martana or the Atkinson, alongside a mixed pot of flowers with Ranunculus (Amandine) and Anemone.
Each gift set will have pre-sprouted flowers growing in a pot and a leaflet with details on how to care for them.
For those a little further out, or unable to collect, Buck & Birch is also offering a collaborative trio of Limited-Edition Floral Cocktails (£29, plus £4.95 nationwide delivery) that will be the perfect accompaniment to any home-made afternoon tea.
The set consists of The Flowering Currant Cosmo, The Blossom Sour and a Burdock Coffee Martini - all light and refreshing with a lingering floral flavour.
To view the full selection of drinks available for purchase, visit their website.
In time for Mother’s Day on Sunday 14 March, The Storehouse in Ross-shire has launched a new Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea.
All handmade in The Storehouse kitchen, the afternoon tea includes a selection of sandwiches, homemade fruit and plain scones with Caithness jam and clotted cream, homemade quiche, mini meringue, macaron and a selection of Storehouse sweet bites.
The Storehouse Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea is available for collection from The Storehouse or for local home delivery priced at £12.50 per person.
MILK Cafes in Edinburgh have designed a home-made Mother’s Day brunch box for two.
The boxes, which can be made veggie or vegan, are available for delivery or collection on both Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 March.
Flowers from Tupelo Tree can also be added to an order.
Priced from £35 (without flowers) the original brunch box includes: Pan au raisin, almond croissant, Santu Coffee 250g, rhubarb compote with greek yoghurt and pistachio and rose granola, charred corn and Devon ancho chilli cornbread muffins, Heatherfield smoked salmon, seasonal fruit and cold pressed orange, turmeric + ginger juice.
Find out more and order here.
Award-winning Tayport Distillery, Scotland’s premier craft spirits producer has assembled a gift box, perfect for treating Mum this Mother’s Day.
Priced at £39.99, the Tayport Distillery Mother’s Day Gift Box includes: 50cl Bottle of Tayport’s multi-award-winning Wild Rose Gin, six Franklin and Sons Classic Tonic (for a delicious pairing with Tayport’s Wild Rose Gin), one hand-poured Wild Rose scented candle, one hand-poured Gin & Tonic candle and one Chocolate Tree Milk Chocolate Bar.
Find out more and order here.
Edinburgh's Eteaket have created a special one off delivery of their afternoon tea for two on Mother’s Day.
The afternoon tea is priced at £29.95 for two and include: plain and fruit scones, mini patisseries, jam and clotted cream, a range of finger sandwiches, eteaket teabags and a pop up cake stand.
Delivery is available in Edinburgh for postcodes EH1-EH12, and orders are being taken now until Friday 12 March.
Order your mum a meal to remember with the latest menu from Home by Nico - the cook at home kits from the team behind Six by Nico restaurants.
Dishes on the four course menu include: potted hot smoked salmon, sirloin of beef, a cheese course and dessert of dark chocolate mousse.
Priced at £65 for two, pre-orders are being taken now for national delivery on 12 March.
Treat your mum to the gift of good wine this Mother's day, with a delivery from Stem Wine Club.
Set up as part of Home-X, the wine tasting experience is inspired by the wines usually available as part of the Six by Nico tasting menu.
Stem Wine Club offers a monthly selection of carefully selected half bottles of wine, that are delivered nationwide.
The team said: “Whether a novice, or connoisseur (or want to try something new), Stem creates a fun and relaxing way to immerse yourself in wine tasting. From engaging and friendly learning, to the pure enjoyment of drinking wine – there’s really so much to discover and enjoy.”
Priced at £55 including delivery, orders are being taken online now.
Children 1st and Stirling Distillery have teamed up to offer a fun, informative and interactive event that allows families from all over the UK to come together and celebrate Mother’s Day virtually.
Attendees will experience a tour of the distillery and taste some Stirling gins and gin liqueurs, which will be sent in advance in a Mother’s Day Gin Tasting Pack.
The team will talk through each spirit during the tasting and answer any questions. Stirling Distillery is donating £5 from the sale of every ticket to help Scotland’s children.
Tickets for the event, which takes place from 2.30-5pm on Sunday 14 March are £32.17 and available to buy now here.
Contini’s Italian-style Mother’s Day sharing menu for three to four people, as well as a single menu per person is available for collection from Contini, 103 George Street in Edinburgh or home delivery on Sunday 14 March only.
The sharing menu includes homemade focaccia with I’Ciacca Extra Virgin Olive Oil; a selection of Contini antipasto favourites, followed by roast rosemary, lemon and garlic cornfed chicken with Carroll's heritage rosemary roast potatoes and roasted Italian vegetables and Carina’s secret recipe sauce.
For dessert, indulge in Contini’s very special strawberry pavlova.
If your mum is a gin fan then why not treat her to a bottle of organic gin by Speyside’s Eight Lands?
Made at the Glenrinnes Distillery – which has views of the Ben Rinnes mountain, the gin (and vodka) is named after the eight different counties that are visible from the top of Ben Rinnes on a clear day.
The Eight Lands Gin is a London dry gin and is distilled with eleven botanicals, including sorrel and cowberries that grow wild on the Glenrinnes Estate.
Priced at £39 it is available to buy online here.
This independent and family-run Mackays Hotel on the North Coast 500 in Wick has moved away from a traditional three-course meal and created a special afternoon tea with sweet and savoury treats.
Priced at £12 per person, the afternoon tea includes finger sandwiches, sausage rolls, leek and cheddar tart, ham and tomato tart, layered lemon cake, chocolate mousse, scones, coconut date balls, shortbread and caramel filled doughnuts for collection and home delivery for people living in the Wick/Caithness area.
Find out more online or call 01955 602323
The team behind Glasgow’s Eusebi Deli and Restaurant have created two ‘at home’ experiences to make Mother’s Day at home special.
Priced at £25 per person, the five-plate brunch menu is a winner for spending time together at home or makes a great gift if you can’t be there in person.
It requires minimal heating and comes with handcrafted chocolates as an additional surprise gift.
Start with lobster crumpet with avocado puree, followed by garden globe artichoke salad, baked scallop thermidor, burrata, blood orange and honey blossom salad and wild berry panna cotta to finish.
Created exclusively by the Eusebi pastry team, the spring afternoon tea for two is perfect for some at home indulgence.
Priced at £35 for two, enjoy freshly made caprese brioche with tomato and pesto, arancini cacio pepe and asparagus and pea tart for savouries, followed by blackberry and mascarpone choux, scones with jam and clotted cream, earl grey raspberry tea cake, pistachio and olive oil cake and a delicate lemon mousse genoise.
Teapigs Earl Grey teabags are included, and vegetarian options are available for both the brunch and afternoon tea experiences.
The menus are available for local delivery in Glasgow or collection from Eusebi Deli on the 13 and 14 March.
To order, visit the Eusebi website.
Aberlour recently released their 14 Year Old Double Cask, and it's an ideal gift for whisky loving mums.
Matured first in bourbon and then sherry casks, resulting in a sweet and smooth taste with gentle hints of blackcurrant and citrus, it is available to buy now with a RRP of £49.95.
If your mum is a smoky whisky fan then this expression from the Benriach is an ideal gift.
Master Blender for Benriach, Rachel Barrie, describes The Smoky Twelve as “baked orange in a wonderful cake, fired over an open fire, with dark chocolate flavour.”
Priced at £47.95, find out more and buy here.
Iain Burnett, otherwise known as the award-winning Highland Chocolatier, recently launched a chocolate tasting flight.
Available for home delivery and to enjoy via an audio link, chocolate lovers can look forward to a fun and informative insight into the varied tastes and textures of artisan chocolates.
Already popular in the wine and whisky industries, tasting flights offer a unique way to sample a range of different varieties and flavours in one session.
Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier’s Chocolate Tasting Flights can be ordered online to be enjoyed at home for £21.95 based on two people sharing.
This Glasgow cafe is offering a delicious looking cupcake bouquet for Mother's day.
Each cake bouquet has seven handcrafted cupcakes with fillings such as strawberry daiquiri, lemon meringue and French martini.
Priced at £28, find out more and order here.
Popular Edinburgh cafe Honeycomb & Co are offering a tea for two or one to enjoy at home this Mother's day weekend.
All made in-house by the pastry team, there's also an option to include champagne.
On the menu you'll find savoury bites such as butternut squash and ricotta sausage roll, cucumber, cream cheese and fresh mint sandwiches, a honey and bramble infused eclair, lemon posset, scones with jam and chantilly cream and Storm breakfast tea.
Priced from £20 for one and £30 for two, the afternoon tea is available for collection and deliver on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 March.
More information can be found here.
Edinburgh's Independent Wine has a range of virtual wine tastings that are perfect as a gift, but if your mum prefers a glass of wine with chocolates, the retailer has teamed up with the Highland Chocolatier to pair truffles with wines.
Customers can choose from three wines to pair with a box of award-winning chocolates with prices starting from £53.85.
The virtual wine tastings include access to an hour long virtual Zoom call and delivery of three full-size (750ml) bottles of award-winning wine from Italy.
The first two sessions are taking place just before Mother's Day weekend – the 11 and 12 March – and focus on red wines from Northern Italy.
Tickets cost £99 per household, with more information here.
Head chef, Peter McKenna, of Glasgow's The Gannet restaurant has confirmed they'll be offering a cook at home meal kit for Mother's day.
On the menu, which is available to book now, customers will find dishes such as: Wild Garlic potage, tortelloni, Rare breed pork & prune terrine, beet and radish pickles, Crab butter baked hake, curried cauliflower, cider soaked raisins and Lemon polenta cake, sweet cicely, whipped yoghurt.
More information and booking can be found on The Gannet's website.
Mark Greenaway's Further Afield home dining experience is available for pick up and delivery on the Saturday 13 March and can be kept in the fridge ready for Mother's day.
The four course meal is £70 for two and has a menu full of local and seasonal produce.
Find out more and order here.
This Dundee bakery launched what they described as the North East’s first ever takeaway afternoon tea in 2019, and is still offering the sweet treat to be enjoyed at home.
Each classic Afternoon Tea Box may include For Cake’s Sake’s secret recipe strawberry milkshake cake, raspberry and white chocolate cruffins, filled shorties and their handmade, chocolate truffles, as well as a selection of savouries.
The afternoon tea can be delivered in Dundee, postcodes DD1-DD5 or for collection, making it an ideal treat for mother's day.
Boxes start at £18 and include original afternoon tea, birthday, mystery and vegetarian. For more info and to book visit their website.
Mamasan, a Southeast Asian inspired restaurant in Glasgow is offering a Mama Box for Mother's Day.
Available from Thursday 11 March to Sunday 14 March, the Mama Box is ideal for two and includes a selection of canapés created by their award-winning chefs, from Lobster & Prawn Cakes with burnt chilli jam, Confit Duck & Plum Parcels with hoisin dipping sauce to Dressed Crab Katsu Cup, and Thai Chicken & Prawn Wontons.
The box also includes handcrafted cocktails by Mamasan’s executive mixologist and a selection of desserts served on a golden cake stand. As well as a bespoke Mamasan soy wax candle designed exclusively by Vie Candle Company.
The Mama Box can be purchased for £70 plus £5 delivery. Available for delivery or collection from Thursday 11 March to Sunday 14 March in Glasgow; and available for delivery only in Edinburgh for Friday 12 March.
Treat your mum to afternoon tea with a delivery from Almondine.
This Aberdeen coffee shop has an afternoon tea delivery service for those living within 17 miles of the city centre.
Customers can tuck in to picture perfect patisserie miniatures, scones with clotted cream and jams and finger sandwiches, all for £21 per person.
Deliveries are Wednesday-Saturday between 9am-3pm.
More info and booking can be found on their website, here.
McLarens on the Corner in Edinburgh has launched a Mother’s Day family feast priced at £30 per person with minimum order for two people.
As part of the three-course meal, there is a choice of a seafood or veggie sharing platter, including chargrilled chilli squid; crevettes; salmon croquettes; smoked mackerel pâté with lobster aioli; red pepper hummus, smoked aubergine and spinach and feta samosas.
A choice of mains include roast chicken and bacon potpie; beef pot roast; spinach, roasted squash, mushroom and cheddar Wellington; as well as sides.
To finish, desserts include caramel cheesecake lollipops and bubble waffle sticks. There is also the option to add on extra child friendly meals.
McLarens on the Corner is also offering a Mother’s Day gift, including a miniature of Chambord, a Chambord glass, Chambord Macaroons, luxury Scottish Siabann hand cream and a bouquet of flowers from local florist, Quate & Co.
To find out more and order, visit the restaurant's website.
Established by husband and wife, Jamie and Ann Marie Ross, in 2018, The Redshank is a mobile seafood catering trailer (food truck) based in the Highlands capital of Inverness on the North Coast 500.
The Redshank offers a street food approach to freshly cooked, locally sourced seafood and produce making a visit to them an ideal al fresco gift for Mother's day this year.
The team open their hatch at various points around the capital, local towns and villages and have been serving the local community all year round.
Classic dishes include Cullen skink, Shetland scallops and Stornoway black pudding, Kedgeree, Ox cheek in local stout and Orkney crab meat
Menu and locations vary on weekly basis and customers can find where we they be next, along with their latest menu by heading to their website and social channels.
The Fish 'n' Collect Mother’s Day Cook at Home menu is now available online for home delivery.
The ever-expanding offering ranges from fresh fish and shellfish, ready to re-heat home cooked meals, 'Redshank' meal kits, soups, sauces and much more.
The team offer home deliveries around the local area of Inverness and surrounding villages, as well as safe collections from the production unit in Smithton.
Find out more and order online here.
Make Mother’s Day at home a memorable one with the award-winning team at the Seafood Ristorante.
This St Andrews restaurant, situated overlooking the world-famous West Sands beach, is known for its refined dishes with Italian flair.
Priced at £60 for two, the Mother’s Day hamper includes a starter of East Neuk crab risotto with chilli, coriander and lobster sauce, followed by herb crusted fillet of Shetland cod with white bean and mussel chowder.
To finish, enjoy the Seafood Ristorante’s classic tiramisu with coffee cremeaux.
Nationwide delivery is available via DPD on 12 March or collect from the Seafood Ristorante on 11 March.
To order, visit the restaurant's website.
The team at Perthshire farm and cook school have a cook at home meal box for mother's day as well as a gift box - both available to order for delivery from their online shop.
The three course cook at home kits (priced from £80) are available as a meat or veggie option and includes dishes such as: Citrus and Isle of Harris Gin cured salmon, Celeriac, spinach & walnut pithivier, carrot, pickled shallot, cavolo nero, Cardamom panna cotta, forced rhubarb, pistachio.
Treat dram loving mums' to a classic whisky from Elgin's Glen Moray distillery.
The 18 year old has been chosen as a favourite whisky from the distillery's brand ambassador and visitor cente manager Iain Alle, who said: "I love this whisky as it is a Glen Moray which shows off the more traditional style from the distillery.
“Keeping things simple in the process (all first fill bourbons, no chill filtration and a higher abv) produces a whisky that not only highlights the best of Glen Moray but also, I believe, the best of Speyside.”
Contemporary Chinese restaurant group, Tattu has expanded its cook-at-home menu following a sell-out launch of the concept in February.
The Tattu by You cook-at-home meal boxes have been developed by the restaurant group to offer customers a chance to recreate some of Tattu’s signature dishes at home.
This month will see the launch of the Tattu by the Sea box featuring a brand-new dish – Shanghai black cod served with hoisin, ginger and pickled daikon salad, accompanied by a side of special fried sweet potato.
The menu also includes a starter of Lobster and Prawn Toast with sesame, sweet and sour chilli sauce and Tattu’s signature Asian pear sticky toffee pudding for dessert.
Launching in time for Mother’s Day, boxes are priced from £75 and are available to order with or without a wine pairing.
Both come with easy-to-follow preparation and cooking instructions, along with a Sounds of Tattu QR code which diners can scan with their smartphone to bring Tattu’s contemporary ambience directly into their home.
Customers will also be able to purchase a selection of mixed and ready-to-pour cocktails from the Tattu Favourites collection.
For fans of Tattu’s infamous Skull Candy cocktail – a special edition gift set in collaboration with Crystal Head vodka will be available soon for customers to recreate at home.
The latest selection of at-home experiences will be available to pre-order from Friday 5 March for delivery from Friday 12 March.
Treat your mum to a Mexican Mother's Day tasting menu for two to share, prepared by the chefs at this popular restaurant.
Dishes include: Quesdo Fundido - homemade artisan style jack cheese fondue with garlicky roasted peppers, and chorizo served with corn tortilla chips, Crab Ceviche Tostada - two crispy tortillas topped with lime crab and crazy corn - grilled corn on the cob smothered with crumbly cheese and chilli lime butter.
Priced at £39, the meal can be collected from Edinburgh and Glasgow restaurants from Friday 12 - Sunday 14 March.
Find out more and book here.
Celebrate being reunited with mum post-lockdown with a gift of luxury from Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel in Glasgow.
Enjoy a ‘Girl’s Night In’ with one of the hotel’s Superior Twin Rooms, use of Spa at Blythswood’s Square’s Thermal Experience, a bottle of champagne upon arrival and breakfast in the morning from £260.
Customers can also treat your mum to a ‘Mum and Me Spa Day’ from £145pp including a 55 minute treatment with Ishga products and 90 minute thermal experience, followed by two course lunch in the hotel’s restaurant Bo & Birdy.
Each purchase of the ‘Mum and Me Spa Day’ package from Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel comes with a special Ishga Mother’s Day Gift including a candle, bath salts, hand sanitiser and soap bar.
Or if mum has a sweet tooth, then why not indulge in an Afternoon Tea for Two in Bo & Birdy, Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel’s stylish restaurant and brasserie, with a glass of fizz upon arrival for £75?
Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel’s special Mother’s Day packages are available to buy online where you can also discover packages and vouchers for their sister hotel, Kimpton Charlotte Square in Edinburgh.
Glasgow's Chaakoo Bombay Cafe is offering a cook at home meal kit for two or four people for this mother's day, with collection from their city centre restaurant.
Dishes include: chicken and vegetable pakora, butter chicken, lamb rogan josh and chana mushroom curry.
Priced from £39 for two, more info can be found here.
The award-winning distiller has partnered with empowerment artist Yharnna Joseph, who shot to fame on social media over lockdown, to create a range of original and motivational designs, perfect for mother's day.
Inspired by the positivity that mums, or mother figures, can bring us, the three unique artworks feature positive affirmations including ‘The best is yet to come’ and ‘Thank you for being the reason I smile’.
The striking limited-edition A4 prints are available as a free gift with purchase alongside any purchase from the Edinburgh Gin website ahead of Mother’s Day, while stocks last.
To ensure delivery in time for Mother's Day, orders must be placed by 12 noon Wednesday 10 March. Find out more here.
This much loved restaurant in St Andrews is offering nationwide delivery of its cook at home kits.
Treat your mum to a Sunday roast, that's ready to heat up at home.
On the three course menu you'll find beetroot and goats cheese starter followed by striploin of beef served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings and seasonal veg. Dessert is a banoffee pie with toffee banana and cream.
An alternative vegetarian main option of butternut, spinach and gorgonzola Wellington is also available.
Priced at £30 per person, orders are being taken now.
A luxurious hamper containing the finest ingredients from the sea, shore and fields of Scotland has been designed by Great British Menu chef Amy Elles.
For those unable to travel to the beach this Mother’s Day, The Harbour Café at Home delivers a seafood feast to your door for a celebration which includes a lobster sushi canape and crab cakes with saffron mayonnaise.
Optional extras include a delicious Picpoul de Pinet French white wine, chocolates, champagne or a dozen oysters to personalise the delivery.
Priced at £35 per person, including nationwide delivery. All packaging is compostable or fully recyclable.
To order visit the Harbour Cafe website.
Edinburgh’s popular Wedgwood the Restaurant has created a Mother’s Day Celebration Box to treat mums to this month.
The six course menu is priced at £135 for two people and £195 for three people (boxes for one can be arranged by contacting the restaurant).
There’s also a curated wine selection to match the dishes that have been chosen from the Wedgwood wine cellar.
Free national delivery is available on 12th March and free Edinburgh delivery from 12th – 14th March.
Edinburgh’s Bross Bagels has launched a Mother’s Day Deli Delivery Package.
The package includes a selection of freshly baked bagels, and a choice of four bespoke brunch packages to suit any mama’s taste buds.
The bagel bundles include; the ‘meat loving mums’; a mixed selection of 12 bagels, peppered pastrami, chicken and a collection of cheeses, alongside Bross’ brownies, the ‘lox-loving mums’; which comes in small (six bagels) or large
(12 bagels) and includes hot and cold smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers and pickled red onion, or the ‘plant loving mums’; which comes delivered with 12 vegan bagels, facon, vegan cheeses, potato salad, pickles and dressings.
Packages start from £13.25 and for more information and to order, visit the website, choose delivery and select Bross Deli.
Treat your mum to a slap up Sunday roast with a cook at home kit from Glasgow's Porter & Rye.
The kit, which is for two, contains: roast beef, braised ox cheek. bone marrow gravy, beef dripping Yorkshire puddings, honey glazed carrots, charred shallot and buttered tenderstem creamed cabbage with smoked pancetta
beef dripping and rosemary roasted potatoes.
The Sunday roast also comes with a tropical margarita and vodka sour, or an upgrade to a bottle of Prosecco is £15.
Priced at £60, the kits are available to pick up next Friday-Sunday.