Mother’s Day Treat Boxes and Homemade Gift Ideas

We know how much your mum means to you. Whatever your family structure, whether your mother-figure is an auntie, grandparent or close friend, having someone to celebrate and support you is the best feeling.

Mother’s Day is just one of the many moments we should seize throughout the year to celebrate these wonderful people. We’ve got more than enough Mother’s Day gift ideas to fill the day, if not the week! There’s plenty of time to get planning, buying and baking to create a truly special gift.

What to Get for Mother’s Day

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When it comes to Mother’s Day presents, we can’t tell you what to buy – you know her better than us – but our range is full of treats and coveted products for you to choose from.

Of course, the best gifts for mums, family and friends create lasting memories and reflect our deeply felt emotions. There are so many ways to do this. From the warm embrace of a velvety heated throw when you’re not there to share a hug, to the big treats you know your mum wouldn’t buy herself, like a snazzy new stand mixer.

Pick out unique Mother’s Day gifts that’ll make them feel adored and treasured. Maybe this year it’s time to introduce some new twists on old classics. If you’re thinking of gifting these floral cake tins, first fill them with some surprise luxury chocolates. Or, if you think you’ll be marking the event with a signature drink, our cocktail making set can be part of a truly personalised Mother’s Day gift. Finish it off with an edible pressed flower for the ultimate touch of spring elegance!

Mother’s Day Gift Baskets

It can be hard to find the best way to celebrate our mums. They might claim they don’t want to cause a fuss, or that they only want something small. But deep down, you know they’ll appreciate a thoughtful gesture – and sometimes we just need to indulge in the joy of giving!

Putting together a Mother’s Day hamper is the perfect solution. You can scale it up or down, you can make it a big afternoon tea event or just leave the goodies on the counter to surprise your mum.

Choosing the contents of your mum’s gift basket is something only you can do. But we’ve got some staple suggestions for you to consider:

A taste of luxury: Pink Marc De Champagne Truffles

Famed for their excellence since 1875, Charbonnel et Walker have created these sumptuously decadent, hand-finished truffles. These chocolates really are the height of indulgence, just what your mum deserves!

Champagne Truffles

Improve the everyday: StaySnug Velvety Green Electric Heated Throw

This super-smart storage case will tidy up your mum’s dressing table and turn frantic rummaging into calm collecting. Give the gift of improving the everyday routines and your gesture will be appreciated for years to come.

Green Velvet StaySnug Heated Throws

Buy her florals: Lakeland Summer Meadow Apron

Beat the blossoms and bring a splash of colour to early spring. Our Summer Meadow collection features dainty watercolour flowers, so this apron is perfect for mum’s that appreciate nature as well as good food!

Summer Meadows Apron

Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts

Sure, baking a cake lets your mum know that you care, but baking a whole box of different treats for her to enjoy? Well, that shows real love. A Mother’s Day treat box can be whatever you want it to be – make it an easy win by filling it with a batch of frosted cupcakes or go for something more personal with a range of homemade goodies.

Iced biscuits, chocolates and homemade flower covered cakes make for perfect personalised Mother’s Day gifts. At least, for anyone with a sweet tooth! Pair this selection of treats with a brand new chocolate fountain and turn it into an unbeatable sensory experience!

Freshly baked tartlets and DIY chutney are a more savoury expression of love. With the help of our easy-to-use kits and step-by-step instructions, it couldn’t be easier to make your own Mother’s Day presents!

Let’s have a look at some different ideas for the Mother’s Day Treat Box, from chocolate recipes to savoury snacks. Get ready to roll up your sleeves, gather your ingredients and curate the perfect hamper for a very special someone.

Mother’s Day Treat Box


  1. To make your cakesicle filling, bake your mum’s favourite sponge cake (vanilla, chocolate, carrot – anything you like) and, once it’s cooled, break up into large crumbs. If you’re just making the one cakesicle, a cupcake will be enough for the filling – and if you don’t use it all, you can enjoy the rest yourself as a reward for a job well done.
  2. Mix enough buttercream (again, whatever flavour you want) with the cake crumbs until they stick together, and set aside. You can make your own following our buttercream recipe.
  3. Brush the base and sides of the holes in our 8 Hole Silicone Cakesicle Mould with a thick layer of melted chocolate or candy melts, scrape off any excess, insert a lolly stick into the holes, and leave to set in the freezer.
  4. Remove the mould from the freezer and press your cake mixture into each chocolate shell, filling it to just below the top of each mould.
  5. Melt more chocolate or candy melts and add to fill each mould, again removing any excess, then return to the freezer to set hard. Flex to remove each cakesicle, then decorate them to your heart’s content.
  6. If you’ve used chocolate and want to add some colour, you can paint on some patterns using Cocol Cool Hues Chocolate Colouring Kit, or drizzle on a contrasting colour of melted chocolate. You could also paint on melted chocolate and add decorative sprinkles. There are so many fab ways to decorate them.

Geometric Heart Hot Chocolate Bombes

  1. Take a silicone pastry brush and brush an even layer of chocolate onto each of the holes in our Geometric Heart Silicone Mould, then pop into the fridge to set. Once the chocolate has hardened, carefully turn the heart halves out of the mould.
  2. Add your fillings to a chocolate shell; you’ll need a good spoonful of your favourite hot chocolate. How much you add is up to you, but we recommend Charbonnel et Walker Drinking Chocolate for a little bit of luxury.
  3. One of the best things about chocolate bombes is when the shell melts and mini marshmallows pop to the top, so don’t forget to add them!
  4. To make your chocolate bombe, carefully dip the rim of a chocolate shell into a little melted chocolate, and pop it on top of the filled shell, then leave to set. And if the two halves of your sphere aren’t joined very neatly, who has to know? Pipe around the join, and cover it with sprinkles. Ta-dah!
  5. To decorate, follow step 6 from the cakesicle step-by-steps.

Mother’s Day Cupcakes

Cupcakes have got to be one of the most loved of all hamper treats. Your Mother’s Day gift box could be filled with nothing but cupcakes and you’d have knocked it out of the park!

Make your mum’s favourite flavour cupcake or, if you’re not sure, you can follow one of our many mouthwatering cupcake recipes. And don’t worry if they come out of the oven looking a bit “rustic”. You can gloss over any mishaps when it comes to the toppings. Kit yourself out with a number of cake decorating tools and wow your family with icing flowers or maximalist sparkles and glitter.

Now all that’s left to do is gather your lovingly baked treats and pop them into a presentation box. You could add some sprinkles into the box for an extra-special finish. Once you’ve closed the lid, tie a ribbon (perhaps in your mum’s favourite colour?) around the box and stick on a gift tag with a heart-felt message. Watch your mum’s face light up when she receives this unique Mother’s Day gift!

Mothering Sunday is a very old holiday, and it’s one we’re keen to keep recognising. Whatever Mother’s Day means to you and your family, don’t miss out on this opportunity to share some love – and some homemade sweet treats!

Iced Biscuits


  • 200g butter, softened
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 400g plain flour
  • 2-4 tbsp milk


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C/Gas 4. Line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside.
  2. Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then beat in the egg yolks, sieve in the flour and mix until well combined.
  3. Add enough milk to make a soft dough and bring together with your hands. Wrap in cling film and place in the fridge for 20 minutes to chill.
  4. Remove the dough from the fridge and roll out to approx. 1cm thick. Use round and heart-shaped cookie cutters to cut out as many cookies as possible. Re-roll any leftover dough and stamp more cookies. Transfer to the lined baking sheet.
  5. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until slightly golden, then leave to cool on a wire rack.

To decorate

Roll out your chosen icing to 4-5mm thick and stamp it out using the same cutters you used for the biscuits. Brush the back of the icing with water or edible glue and place on top of the cookies, pressing on gently with your fingers.

Finally, add a personal message – or simply write Mum – using a letter stamping kit. We used PME’s Fun Fonts 66-Piece Letters and Numbers Stamp Set for an authentic handwritten effect. Of course, if you have better calligraphy skills than we do, you can always pipe your own message using royal icing.

Box it up

Now all that’s left to do is gather your lovingly baked treats and pop them into a presentation box. You could add some sprinkles into the box, on and around your bakes, to give the box an extra-special finish. Once you’ve closed the lid, tie a ribbon (perhaps in your mum’s favourite colour?) around the box and stick on a gift tag with a heart-felt message and watch your mum’s face light up when she receives your beautiful gift.