The top 8 food and drink gifts to buy this Mother's Day

With Mother's Day just around the corner (Sunday 31 March), we take a look at some of the best food and drink gifts to treat your mum to.

Published 10th Mar 2019
Updated 18 th Sep 2023

From flowers and gin to special restaurant deals, there's something for all mum's this Mother's Day.

Loch Fyne Makar Gin smoked salmon

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Picture: Loch Fyne

This Mother’s Day, why not treat you mum to the finest Loch Fyne smoked salmon infused with award-winning Scottish gin?

The collaboration between Makar Gin and Loch Fyne smoked salmon has resulted in a distinctive and refreshing taste experience with notes of juniper, black peppercorn and citrus ideal for a mother's day breakfast or brunch at home.

Bloom and Botanics workshops

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Picture: Bloom and Botanics

This Mother’s Day, the UK’s best-loved flower brand Bloom & Wild has partnered with Harvey Nichols and Edinburgh-based gin distillery, The Old Curiosity Distillery to create a series of ‘Blooms & Botanics’ hand-tied bouquet and gin tasting workshops.

More than a simple flower-arranging workshop, the 90-minute masterclass hosted by Bloom & Wild’s expert florists will teach guests how to craft their very own hand-tied bouquet.

The bouquets will be colour-matched and paired alongside The Old Curiosity’s Secret Garden range of pastel botanical gins. These unique flower-arranging and gin-tasting experiences will be hosted in Harvey Nichols Edinburgh on Mother’s Day (Sunday 31 March) at 9.30-11am and 12-1.30pm.

Oro V gin

If your mum loves an G&T then treat her to a new release from award-winning distillery, Oro.

Oro V gin uses French lavender to add a delicate floral note to the original recipe, making it an ideal gin for a spring G&T or cocktail.

Cox & Co chocolate


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Picture: Cox & Co

Cox&Co. the small British chocolate brand that makes farm to bar chocolate in its UK factory using the finest grade “Fino de Aroma” cacao beans  has launched a new range of chocolate “shards” in packs made for sharing - ideal for sweet toothed mums' this Mother's Day.

Available in four flavours all of which are suitable for vegetarians and two perfect for vegans, you can choose from raw cacao nibs, single origin pure cacao, coconut and chia seed and Bee pollen and honey.

Malmaison Mother's Day Brunch

Treat your mum to the Mother's Day brunch at Chez Mal at the Malmaison in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee.

Wow mum with hoards of hors d'oeurves and delicious dishes from the Chez Mal restaurant, such as the traditional roast dinner, the classic Mal burger and the crispy confit duck.

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As well as this, mums' can look forward to a special gift and a glass of Champagne.

Tuk Tuk meal deal

Calling all curry loving mums! Treat your mum this Mother’s Day, with a free meal at popular Indian street food restaurant Tuk Tuk.

On Sunday 31 March, all mums' dining will eat for free at Tuk Tuk’s Edinburgh and Glasgow restaurants.

Mum will be served her choice of starter, curry and rice or naan bread from Tuk Tuk’s menu of Indian street food classics, which include the ever popular butter chicken with creamy sauce and almonds.

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Tables are available to book online now, and free meals can be obtained with the code TUKTUKMAMA.

Borthwick Castle dining events

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Picture: Borthwick Castle

Once home to Mary Queen of Scots, Borthwick Castle near Edinburgh is an ideal spot to spoil your mum this Mother's Day.

For those wishing to give their mum the royal treatment, the castle is offering a range of gift vouchers redeemable against their dining events this month and next.

On 23 March, mums' can enjoy a Mary Queen of Scots banquet, complete with four-courses with wine flight, a tour of the castle, live music and the option of an overnight stay.

Or, the 27 April sees the return of the popular dining club, presented by head chef Derek Johnstone. With five-courses of seasonal delights along with cocktails and wine pairings plus optional bed and breakfast, this is an ideal night out for foodies.

Sunday roast at the Adamson

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Picture: The Adamson

Treat the whole family plus mum to a slap up Sunday roast in St Andrews this Mother's Day.

Consisting of striploin beef, roast potatoes, green beans, carrots and Yorkshire pudding, the Adamson roast is served from 12-5pm and priced at £19.95 per person.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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