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Everything you need for a perfect Mother's Day

With Mother’s Day just around the corner we’ve pulled together everything you need to make mum’s day extra special. Whether you’re after some last minute gift ideas or inspiration for what to cook, we’ve got you covered.

Pistachio and strawberry vacherin and other ideas to spoil Mum this Mother's Day.
Pistachio and strawberry vacherin

We know that finding a present for mum that is as amazing as she is can be a daunting task. Our Mother's Day gift guide for 2018 goes beyond the clichés (not that there's anything wrong with flowers and chocolate) with ideas that will be a guaranteed pleasure for mum to unwrap. However she likes to spend her time (and money), we've got a gift she'll love, from top-notch homewares and kitchen utensils to fashion accessories and beauty products.

If you've got the present covered but are stumped for inspiration for what to cook, we've rounded up some brunch favourites to make breakfast in bed a breeze to prepare. Whether you opt for poached rhubarb and French toast or a perfect soufflé omelette, you're sure to make an impact first thing with these recipes in hand.

If high tea's more mum's speed, take a look at the dainty cakes, sandwiches, biscuits and other afternoon tea treats we've rounded up for a spread that's fit for a queen.

Speaking of which, for all the tea-loving mamas out there, we've collected our best tea-infused recipes for a unique take on mum's favourite blends. Channel the aroma and flavour of fragrant leaves into your cooking. If it's green tea she loves, we've got a baked matcha custard with ginger-poached pears, or if she's more of a chamomile kind of gal, try the rhubarb, strawberry and pink peppercorn crumble with chamomile ice-cream.

If tea won't quite cut it on Mum's special day, we've got some gin, whiskey and champagne-infused recipes to give your dish an extra kick. From a gin and lime tart, rum savarin and Champagne jelly to whiskey-glazed ham and cured kingfish with cucumber and gin and tonic granita, this Sunday will go off with a bang.

Want to say it with cake? Any one of these beautiful baked goods, made with care and wrapped up with a thoughtful homemade card, is sure to make mum's day. We've got our eye on the pecan pie and triple-chocolate lamingtons, but there are treats - both savoury and sweet - to suit every taste. Or you could try the pistachio and strawberry vacherin pictured above.

Happy Mother's Day.