Mother’s Day in York 2021 – lovely gifts and meals from local businesses

York afternoon tea

How is it Mother’s Day already? Children have done really well to get through the ups, downs and lockdowns of the past year, but parents deserve a medal. With Mother’s Day coming up fast, it’s the ideal time to say thanks to the mums and mother figures in our lives for everything they’ve done in the last 12 months, from cheerleading to homeschooling to making a thousand meals and snacks a day to being on the end of a phone for much-needed moral support. While most of us would be delighted with a lie-in and a homemade card, Mother’s Day is a good opportunity to support a local York business by buying a meal to enjoy together at home, ordering a hamper, getting crafty or enjoying a cake that someone else has made. Here’s our selection of the best gifts and experiences for Mother’s Day 2021 in York.

Wine gifts and experiences from Pairings Wine Bar

Pairings Wine Bar is an award-winning independent wine bar and deli run by sisters who are passionate about pairing wine and food. They have a range of gifts perfect for wine lovers this Mother’s Day. Choose from a wine tasting at home, a wine & food pairing gift box or create lasting memories with a bespoke, private in-house wine tasting once restrictions are lifted. For more information visit the Pairings online shop. Still can’t decide? Gift vouchers can be purchased to redeem in-house and online. For a special lockdown treat, Pairings are offering their outstanding sharing boards and platters to takeaway, featuring the absolute best in locally sourced charcuterie and artisan cheese. Be sure to ask them to pair the perfect bottle of fine wine to complete the experience. Collection and delivery available within a 7 mile radius. To order visit the Pairings website.

Mother’s Day afternoon tea from Plush Cafe

Plush York afternoon tea

Enjoy a freshly made afternoon tea from Plush Cafe, York’s most instagrammable places to eat and drink. Order at least two days in advance and choose from a mouthwatering selection, from an impressive three-tiered option to a boxed version. There’s even a vegan afternoon tea featuring the same delicious sandwiches, cakes and pastries but minus the dairy, and there’s a children’s version too. From £18.95 per person. Visit the Plush website for more info and to book.

Mother’s Day tapas from Ambiente

Mother's Day Ambiente York

Celebrate Mother’s Day with tapas! Choose from two delicious boxes with sharing platters, tapas, paella, desserts and Vilarnau UK Cava! The Mother’s Day Treat for Two box is the perfect way to treat your mum if you can’t see her in person. It includes everything she’ll need for a wonderful Mother’s Day meal for two. She’ll receive a sharing platter to start, five tapas (your choice of her favourites from a selection), a sharing dessert and a bottle of Rosada or Limitada Vilarnau Cava. The Mother’s Day Family Feast for Four provides everything you need to celebrate Mother’s Day as a family and includes a sharing platter for four to start, a main course sharing paella, five tapas from a selection, a sharing dessert for four and a bottle of Rosada or Limitada Vilarnau Cava. Order for collection/delivery on Friday 12th March 2021! Orders close at 5pm on Wednesday 10th March 2021. Visit the Ambiente website for more details and to order.

Mother’s Day hamper from Henshelwoods delicatessen

Henshelwoods York Mother's Day

This looks delicious! Henshelwoods delicatessen will put together a hamper to suit your budget and includes treats like preserves, biscuits, truffles, marshmallow drinking chocolate, Henshelwoods signature Buckingham Palace Garden Party loose tea, organic cheese, sea salt crackers, chocolate and chai tea almonds. DM them on Instagram or email

Mother’s Day box from Wild Things Forest School

Mother's Day York 2021

Little Vikings Award-winning Wild Things Forest School are busy creating a Mother’s Day box, new for 2021! Keep an eye on the Wild Things Facebook page for more information and to order.

Mother’s Day Craft Box from Forest Craft and Play

Mothers Day York 2021

Share a unique experience crafting and making beautiful memories with your children with this lovely craft box from Forest Craft and Play. Gather around the kitchen table and create a willow crown and a mini character each. Everything you need is provided, pre-cut and completely stress-free.

Mother’s Day chocolate hearts from Monkbar Chocolatiers

Mothers day York 2021

Who wouldn’t want one of these gorgeous chocolate hearts from Monkbar Chocolatiers? To order, contact them by email or ring 01904 634999.

Mother’s Day Sweet Gift Box from Shep’s Sugar Shack

For mums with a sweet tooth, these gift boxes from a new York business contain 1kg of pick and mix, a ceramic heart and a card for your message. Order through Instagram.

We’ll continue to update this guide with Mother’s Day ideas from York businesses in 2021, so keep an eye on our website and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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