Spring is most definitely on its way, and since we are now all allowed to meet one other person – or household – outdoors from March 8th it feels like things are definitely looking up, just in time for Mother’s Day.
Whether you live with your mum, close by, or even on the other side of the country, we’ve got some marvellous celebratory suggestions for making the most of Mother’s Day. We’ve got some drinks ideas and pulled together some gift inspiration from other wonderful local producers from around Devon.
Share a bottle of something fizzy
We never need an excuse to pop open something refreshingly fizzy, and Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to do just that.
If you’ve been sharing the family home with your mum during lockdown, why not treat her to a bottle of our award-winning Lyme Bay Winery Brut Reserve sparkling wine to say thanks for her patience – or reward yourself for yours!
Our fruit-driven sparkling wine has refreshing lemon and green apple notes, with a vibrant and creamy mousse finish, and pairs beautifully with the quality fresh seafood for which the South West is so famous.
For double the delight, order a delicious delivery from family run Devonly Fish, based in the historic port of Teignmouth, who will send restaurant quality, responsibly caught seafood straight to your home in just 48hrs. Choose from their range of fish boxes including lobster, Devon crab and Devon scallops, or create your own bespoke selection box from their range of fresh ingredients.
If your mum is going to be on her own on Mother’s Day our Brut Reserve sparkling also comes in a dinky half bottle, perfect for a couple of dainty flute-fulls of fizz.
Send her a bottle and encourage her to take some well-deserved me time and pamper herself in peace with a glass or two in a leisurely candle-lit bath.
We are fans of the wax wonders created by The Recycled Candle Company in Exeter. This innovative and eco-friendly business collects scrap candle wax, melts it down, cleans, dyes and scents it, ready to be made into new candles. Their indulgent Mother’s Day hamper includes two pillar candles, bath salts, vegan fudge, and a beautiful card which they will hand write for you with a message of your choice.
More mini moments
It’s not just our fizz that comes in treat-sized servings. Gin-loving mums will appreciate our Lyme Bay Mini Gin Gift Box which contains one 5cl bottle of our Dry Gin, Pink Grapefruit Gin, Elderflower & Cucumber Gin, Orange & Thyme Gin and Winter Gin. Serve with a generous splash of Luscombe Devon Tonic Water, which pairs Japanese yuzu with Devon spring water and the distinctive taste of Indian quinine to create a classic tonic.
For mums with a taste for something a little bit different, our Ginger & Sloe Wine Gift Box contains the perfect pair of warm and fruity country wines. Lyme Bay classic Ginger Wine is a sweet, heart-warming wine bursting with smooth ginger and carrying a kick. Best served at room temperature, it makes a great dessert wine and – like our smooth and mellow Sloe Wine – is a perfect accompaniment to cheeses.
The Cheese Shed in Bovey Tracey has a brilliant Devon Cheese Selection made up of a cheddar, a non-cheddar cows cheese, a blue, a goats cheese and a soft cheese, which you can order online and comes wrapped in waxed cheese paper, with a note giving information about the selection and a personalised message if you wish.
Give the gift of choice
For mums who like to make their own mind up, our Lyme Bay Winery e-gift cards are the easy way to make sure she gets exactly what she wants. Starting at just £10, we will email the voucher to an address of your choice so your mum can browse our online store and choose whatever takes her fancy.
Order drinks online in time for Mother’s Day
Order online or you can get in touch with the Winery team by email at [email protected] or by calling us on 01297 551355, and if you order by 2pm we endeavour to deliver within the next two working days.