As Mother’s Day approaches, consider these vouchers and swerve gifting yet more stuff.

After the last two years, every mother deserves a treat and what better than a gift voucher this Mother’s Day. We’ve all learnt by now that buying presents that aren’t wanted is both a waste of money and always ends up awkward; instead opt for a voucher so that your mother can spend it as she wishes. She spends so long thinking about you, it’s high time to return the favour. Plus, you can order right at the last minute so a digital version can swiftly come to the rescue. Here are ten Mother’s Day vouchers you should be considering this year.

Blooming Gift Card by Dahlia Beach

Over several lockdowns, Instagram sensation Dahlia Beach inspired the masses to grow their own cut flower garden in a box. When Andrea McDowell’s wedding video business ground to a halt due to covid, she launched her own flower growing business, Dahlia Beach. Her cheery nature took social media by storm, drumming up 30,000 followers. Hers was the stand to ogle at Chelsea Flower Show. A £59.99 gift voucher from Dahlia Beach buys a beautifully packaged box of five different premium dahlia tubers and three packets of co-ordinating cut flowers to create your own cut flower garden. It also gains access to the Exclusive Dahlia Beach Club on Facebook, handy for her weekly videos. Buy one here.

Petersham Nurseries

Keen to encourage your mum to get out and explore a little? The beauty of a Petersham Nurseries voucher is the promise of a day trip. The gift card can be used at both Richmond and Covent Garden branches in their swanky (and Instagrammable) teahouse, restaurant, shop, delicatessen and florist. Opt for the special afternoon tea voucher for £45, or choose any amount starting from £25. After two years of cancelled treats, it’s time to pop a date in the diary. Buy one here.

Mon Dessert Three-Month Prepaid Subscription

Got a baker in the family? Or someone needing a gentle prompt to discover their inner chef patissier? Mon Dessert sends out luxury dessert making kits to subscribers. Founder Samina Courtin has worked in Raymond Blanc’s pastry kitchen and the macaroon section in Fortnum & Mason. Her well packaged boxes come with all the dry ingredients needed, equipment and clear instructions. Trending now on the site are kits to make Belgian vegan waffles, Capuccino crème brulée (this kit comes with a blow torch) and macarons. Buy one here.

Create Academy

Is she a budding florist, wannabe interior designer, blockprint novice? Whatever her age, style or maternal status, a Create Academy course will open your mother’s eyes to new learnings and build her confidence across home, food and garden. One of the UK’s fastest growing creative learning platforms, Create Academy hosts creative online courses in interior design, floristry, cooking and decorative arts. Big names Rita Konig, Willow Crossley and Molly Mahon are among those running the online courses. More original than a bunch of flowers, this gift voucher will prompt her to pick up a new skill of her choice. Buy one here.

Farmer Gracy Gift Card

Far more cheering than supermarket chocolates, a gift card for ranunculus bulbs will put a smile on her face. Farmer Gracy has become the go-to site for buying the best rare and unusual bulbs for ranunculus, their equally dazzling cousin anemone, limited tulips and agapanthus. Let your mother have the fun of trawling the site and choosing varieties she won’t have spotted before in garden centres. She will discover remarkable colours and different colour combos from pitch black blooms to peachy pinks. Buy one here.

Michelin Starred Kitchen Table Experience Gordon Ramsay’s Pétrus

Blessed with a discerning mother, or mother-in-law? Even the sniffiest of maternal creatures will be blown away by this extravagant gift. Discover the secrets of Michelin-starred mastery with this voucher (£580) for a seven-course meal for four people at Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant Pétrus. You will sit in the heart of the restaurant, meet the chefs, watch your meal created metres from you creating memories to last a lifetime. Buy one here.

Charlotte Tilbury Make Up Voucher

When was the last time that your mother treated herself? Whether a glamorous granny, a new mother or a mother-to-be, receiving a Charlotte Tilbury make-up voucher will go down a storm. The easy-to-choose website will direct her from skincare to makeup or to a 1-2-1 virtual consultation to master the Tilbury technique and perfect make up shades. You can personalise the award-winning moisturiser by engraving a message for free. Buy one here.

Daylesford Cookery

Does she feed the five thousand? Does she need inspiration? A cooking lesson may be the gift voucher she really wants this Mother’s Day but wouldn’t dream to ask for. Choose from either a full-day, half-day, cookery and spa day or a Chef’s Table supper at Daylesford Cookery School. Set in the heart of their organic farm, the Daylesford Cookery School is a place of sustainable culinary learning. Fruit and vegetables are picked from their Market Garden and artisan cheeses, milk and bread emerges from their award-winning creamery and bakery. Buy one here.

Ruuby Voucher

Nothing quite says I love you like a voucher for a beauty or wellness treatment in the comfort of your own home. Dubbed the Uber for Beauty, Ruuby is London’s on demand beauty bookings app. From manicures, make-up and massages to the latest in luxury facials and blowdrys, your voucher will buy a little home wellness. Order in time for a paper voucher and it will arrive by post in a luxury Ruuby pink envelope. Last minute? An e-voucher to the rescue. Buy one here.

COOK Meal Delivery

Is your mum the main chef in your home? If so, give her the day off with a COOK Meal Delivery voucher. COOK sells award-winning frozen meals and puddings, which are hand-prepared like she would at home and delivered to her door. Winners of the Great Taste Awards include their beef bourguignon, chicken pie, stuffed sea bass and spaghetti bolognese. This is the greatest gift for exhausted mothers or those who don’t have the time, inclination, or talent to cook. Buy one here.

By Annabel Jack
February 2022

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Annabel Jack

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Annabel is a regular contributor to The GWG, with a taste for finest in food, fashion and interiors.