Mother’s day gift ideas can be a tricky one, but don’t panic. If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift, we’ve got you covered.
Cocktail gifts are becoming more and more popular, so if your Mum likes a drink (or ten!) perhaps consider one of the following cocktail gift ideas to stretch that smile across their face.
Even if they aren’t an avid cocktail drinker, the process of making cocktails is becoming very popular, particularly during recent months. A cocktail gift might seem a bit rogue but trust us when we say, Mum will love it!
When is Mother’s Day this year?
In the United Kingdom, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in Lent.
Lent is the Christian celebration which runs in the six weeks leading up to Easter. That means that Mother’s Day, or Mothering Sunday as it’s sometimes called, falls on Sunday 27th March 2022.
If you’re reading this on or around the 21st or 22nd March, that means you’d better get your skates on and organise a thoughtful gift before it’s too late. Luckily, we’ve got a whole range of options below.
Most Common Mother’s Day Gifts
The most common gift for Mother’s Day is of course flowers. Appealing to look at, fragrant, and scientifically proven to relieve anxiety and reduce stress levels, flowers are a great option if you’re stuck for Mother’s Day gift ideas.
A bottle of fizz (either Champagne, Prosecco, Cava, or English Sparking Wine) is another common option.
However, once you’ve given flowers a few years in a row, you might be wondering if there are alternatives which are slightly more interesting.
Or perhaps you’re looking for a gift to go alongside the beautiful flowers you’ve selected for Mother’s Day this year.
If that’s you, read on for a selection of cocktail gift ideas for Mother’s Day which are guaranteed to put you in the good books.
What to buy Mums who have everything?
We all know that person who’s tried it all. The latest iPhone or Android phone, luxury clothes and accessories, jewellery – there people can be very difficult to buy for.
If your Mum is one of your people, fear not! There are, believe it or not, a range of gifts which are perfect even for those who seemingly have it all.
The secret? It’s all about creating an experience. After all, Mother’s Day is all about celebrating Mums and making them feel fantastic.
This is why spa vouchers are a great option – as who could say no to a day being pampered? Food and drink experiences are also a winner in our books. There’s nothing better than sharing delicious food, surrounded by family.
What’s more, these are really easy to organise, with a range of gifts below which are guaranteed to put a smile on your Mum’s face.
Amazing Cocktail Gifts for Mother’s Day
You and your Mum might love cocktails but hate the idea of having to make them yourself, in fact you long for the day you can sit down in your favourite booth in the bar and order Martini after Martini.
Well, a quality pre-mixed cocktail might be a perfect gift for them. The concept of a pre-mixed cocktail has come a long way since a G&T in a can with brands offering high quality, delicious alternatives to a DIY cocktail.
No shakers, no mixers, no sourcing the best ingredients, these companies have done all that for you, all you need to do is pour into a glass and enjoy in front of the TV or, even better, on a Mother’s Day Zoom.
No hassle, just yummy. What’s more, the popularity of these pre-mixed cocktails means that you can find pretty much every flavour under the sun, bottled and ready for your convenience.
Find out more: Bottled Cocktails
The Three Prosecco Mixers Gift Pack
Who doesn’t like to mark a special occasion with some bubbly?
Every Mum on Earth wants their son or daughter to bring them a glass of Champagne or Prosecco with lunch, afternoon tea, dinner… and then maybe one or two in the evening.
But you can make that glass even tastier. With these three Prosecco mixers, you can turn your Mum’s glass of bubbly into a delicious, simple cocktail that still packs a punch.
What’s more, Champagne and Prosecco cocktails are becoming very trendy, competing with the bar goers’ favourites.
Bringing this experience into you home for Mother’s Day is a great, easy way to pretend you’re living it up in your favourite bar this March.
Find out more: The Three Prosecco Mixers
Mother’s Day Cocktail Hamper
Filled with different flavours and perfect to share (or not!) a cocktail hamper is a brilliant Mother’s Day gift idea.
Luckily there a range of awesome cocktail hampers made with ready-to-drink pre-mixed cocktails. All the fun, and none of the hassle!
Our own martini cocktail hamper comes with two 500ml bottles including the best-selling Espresso Martini and the fabulous Passion Fruit Martini cocktail.
These are ready to drink, so just add ice and you’re ready to go.
Find out more: Martini Cocktail Hamper
Richard Brendon Diamond Mixing Glass
Mixing glasses have the widest price variation of all of these gifts making it perfect for any occasion no matter the importance. From slick chrome metal to crystal glass, this cocktail kit essential will be sure to bring a smile to the face of the recipient.
So, what is a mixing glass? Very simple, a mixing glass is used to rapidly cool a cocktail by mixing it with ice before serving. How is this different to a shaker? Put plainly, it can be a lot down to preference.
As James Bond said regarding his Martini, ‘shaken, not stirred’. Having said that there are some tangible differences to a stirred cocktail and some actively require it to produce the perfect flavour.
By stirring the spirits into the mixers, it allows the body of the drink to stay very much at the forefront, keeping the flavour of the liquor at the heart of the drink.
Shaking a cocktail will often dilute the drink more, mixing it more thoroughly. As such you should never find yourself shaking the likes of an Old Fashioned or a Negroni.
USAGI™ HEAVYWEIGHT COBBLER SHAKER
The cocktail shaker is an absolute essential for any budding cocktail enthusiast’s cocktail kit. Not only is it a fundamental tool for mixing a vast variety of drinks, but it also looks cool!
In every bar you have ever been to buy cocktails, you will find a bartender shaking a drink over his shoulder ready to be poured into a tall glass and served to an excited customer.
There is something intrinsically pleasurable about replicating this action in your own home, and despite its simplicity, it is bound to impress your friends and convince them you know exactly what you are doing.
But what is the shaker for? The process of shaking a drink is similar to mixing but the added force helps to aerate, dilute, and chill the drink faster.
It is always advisable to shake a cocktail when using cream, eggs, or any dairy product. This causes a lovely foam to form on the top of the cocktail when poured.
Gifting a cocktail shaker is a great way to allow the receiver to take their cocktail making to the next level.
ROYAL DRAGON SUPERIOR VODKA WITH GOLD LEAVES
When discussing cocktails, the absolute essential is the spirit. Nearly all cocktails are based around a specific liquor onto which flavours are added.
A staple for a lot of these drinks is the mighty Vodka. However, as I am sure you are aware, one Vodka can be very different to another, and a cheap bottle can ruin even the most basic of cocktails.
The solution? Buy your friend or loved one the correct Vodka and their Martini will be infinitely better.
So how do you know the right Vodka? Well price is a good indication.
When it comes of spirits you really do get what you pay for, but if you know where to look you can find hidden gems without having to spend hundreds of pounds.
While you can buy Vodkas for literally up to over a million pounds, a delicious bottle of Belvedere will set you back just under £30, or if your budget is a bit higher, Royal Dragon will be a fantastic gift, coming in at just under £50.
Our only major piece of advice, leave Tesco’s value for the kids at the house parties.
VIRTUAL COCKTAIL MAKING CLASS
Remember what we said earlier about crafting an unforgettable experience?
A cocktail class is the perfect way to make long-lasting memories with your Mum.
It’s a fun way to learn new skills, enjoy delicious drinks, and switch off!
Whether your Mum is a cocktail novice or budding home bartender, a cocktail making class is the perfect way for them to build on their skills and learn more about this fun, tasty talent.
Not only that, the majority of classes are for more than one person meaning you too get to share in this fun gift, whether that is virtually or in person.
DARTINGTON CRYSTAL LIMELIGHT CUT GLASS MARTINI GLASSES
These are a real favourite of ours.
Cocktail glasses come in all shapes and sizes and are specific for each drink.
The kind of glass you serve a Martini would be different to that of an Old Fashioned, so buying the perfect glass can be tricky.
However, you can buy cocktail sets with multiple different glass types in them.
Alternatively, if you know your Mum’s favourite cocktail you could splash out for a set of a specific type such as a pair of Highball glasses or champagne saucers.
Much like the mixing glass, cocktail glasses retail from a range of prices and quality. Depending on your budget you can gift some crystal glasses or find some quality cheaper versions.
Either way, no cocktail enthusiast should be without the appropriate serving implement.
MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEAS: COCKTAIL KIT
If the person you are looking to purchase for is the kind to try and work things out on their own, rather than be shown, then a cocktail class probably won’t be for them.
But they’re still looking to get into cocktail making and try out this fun new skill? Well cocktail kits are a great gift for them.
Packed full of starter ingredients, equipment, and instructions a cocktail kit can be a great gift for Mum to muddle through by themselves or on zoom with you and her friends.
Cocktail kits are becoming increasingly popular, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic with the trend likely to continue long after we are all free.
Cocktail kits can be very generic, covering a wide range of cocktails and skills.
You could be much more specific and get a specialised cocktail kit for your Mum’s favourite cocktail so the next time they see you they can whip up a perfect Espresso Martini or Old Fashioned.
Find out more: Premium Cocktail Kits
THE JOY OF MIXOLOGY
If your Mum is anything like mine she loves a good book. However, every Mother’s Day I always end up buying her the same type of novel that she opens gratefully and smiles politely.
This year a great variation on this guaranteed crowd pleaser is that of a cocktail book.
The Joy of Mixology is a cocktail enthusiast must have item on the bookshelf, giving the reader an in depth history of the art and fundamental knowledge for growing your skills.
Written by Gary Regan, his imparted knowledge will have your mum sounding like a professional bartender to all her friends in no time.
The perfect gift for Mums who love to read.
What is the best gift for mother’s day?
The best Mother’s Day gift ideas are ones which have a personal connection to your Mum. For example, if your Mum loves cooking but rarely has the time to try new things, then a voucher for a food discovery box subscription service might be a great way to go.
For cocktail lovers like us, a cocktail subscription service is an amazing gift and a great way for Mum to enjoy tasty and delicious cocktails each month, with none of the hassle of having to source ingredients.
Find out more about the best cocktail subscriptions available.
Where to buy Mother’s Day Gifts?
So, there you have it – the ultimate list of cocktail gift ideas to make a very special Mother’s Day.
We have a collection of amazing cocktail gifts, the perfect way to make her feel special on her day. Check out our premium cocktail gifts now.
If you fancy being a bit more personal, why not check out and try these Mother’s day cocktail recipes.