Mother's Day, which falls on March 14, is likely to look a lot like it did in 2020.
Celebrations will still have to be lockdown-friendly, despite Brits getting some exciting news about the easing of lockdown restrictions this week.
To help shoppers make the most of the special day, John Lewis has unveiled a first look at its 'Ultimate Afternoon Tea' edit. The collection features everything shoppers may need for a delightful (and delicious) Mother's Day afternoon tea at home.
Show the special lady in your life just how much you appreciate them, with one of John Lewis’ special virtual experiences. The selection includes a Mother's Day baking event where you can both cook along and bake tasty treats that can be enjoyed over a virtual tea party.
The gifting edit at John Lewis also includes indulgent hampers and beautiful floral tableware for an extra special touch.
Below we have picked out some of our favourites for anyone looking to make Mothering Sunday extra special this year.
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What is included in the John Lewis Ultimate Afternoon Tea edit?
John Lewis & Partners Elegant Afternoon Tea Treats Hamper – £100
The perfect, pink-themed Afternoon Tea gift hamper contains a bottle of Brut Rosé, a light and refreshing elderflower and rose pressé and a selection of afternoon tea treats, perfect for this Mother’s Day.
John Lewis Virtual Experience Mother’s Day Sweet Gallette Cookery Class – £20
In this class you will make a simple sweet pastry before moving onto preparing a seasonal fruit filling of your choice.
Once the galette has been assembled, it can be baked straight away or refrigerated/frozen ready for Mother's Day. You'll finish by making a classic crème anglaise to serve alongside.
John Lewis Ixia Flowers Mix Premium Dried Flowers – £39.95
Blue and lavender hues blend with natural tones to create this beautiful dried mixed bunch which includes, dried scented lavender, dried blue phalaris, dried bleached broom, dried blue stipa feather and dried natural gypsophila.
The arrangement is hand tied with twine and packaged with black silk ribbon, in tissue paper, brown paper and our signature ixia Flower Box.
Boxes include information on how to care for your arrangement and as natural products are used, there will be a small variation in shade and height.
John Lewis Exclusive Somerset by Alice Temperley Chintz Floral Dress – £99
Who says florals have to be bland? This dress from Somerset by Alice Temperely showcases a fabulous floral pattern throughout and the accented, tie neckline adds a cute and feminine touch whilst still keeping the look professional enough for smart occasions.
Style yours with a leather jacket and boots for the perfect blend of feminine and edgy.
John Lewis Exclusive V&A Biscuit Selection – £16
Impress your household with this delicious selection of favourites, which includes traditional shortbread, chocolate & hazelnut and sweet oatie biscuits, all presented in a beautiful William Morris "Compton" design keepsake tin.
John Lewis x Spode Exclusive Zoological Gardens 3-Tier Cake Stand – £85
From the John Lewis & Partners + Spode exclusive collaboration, this cake stand features a reimagined print inspired by Spode's archives.
The three tiers are made of strong English earthenware with an elegant metal spindle and handle bringing them together. Celebrating 250 years of craftsmanship, the Zoological Gardens range is a modern melding of Spode's heritage designs, traditionally made in Stoke-on-Trent.
Eleanor Bowmer Time For Tea 1.6L Rainbow Teapot & 2 Mugs Set – £55
A gorgeous, colourful mix of rainbows and animal prints decorate this giftable 'Time for Tea' teapot and pair of mugs. From Eleanor Bowmer, this set is made of bone china and will add a spot of vibrancy at tea time.
John Lewis Vintage Ivory Cake Server – £15
Tuck into a slice of your favourite cake at tea time with the help of this beautiful stainless steel server.
Recreate the elegance of dinner parties from Bridgerton in your own home.
John Lewis Virtual Experience Mother’s Day Eccles Cakes and Fudge Cook Along – £5
This class is about using your hands, you'll learn how to make rough puff pastry, beautifully flavoured with Lincolnshire Poacher, and while it rests you'll move onto making the classic Eccles cake filling.
You will also make a simple chocolate and orange fudge, before rolling, shaping and baking your Eccles cakes, perfect to get the family involved with some baking too.
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