With Mother's Day on the horizon, it's time to get organised and find something nice for Mum.
1) Beer gifts
If your Mum is more into real ales, Adnams Southwold have a range of unusual gifts promoting their various brands, such as Ghost Ship, Copperhouse, Broadside and Blackshore Stout. The range of gifts suits all budgets and include beach towels, tea towels, bar runners, ice buckets, tote bags, t-shirts, mugs, glasses (to drink out of - not beer goggles!) and even cycle jerseys!
Take a look at the Adnams Online shop
2) Wine Society Gift Membership
The Wine Society is the UK's original co-operative wine merchant. Owned by its members, the society sources amazing wines from around the world to sell to its members without the profit margins, meaning you can get delicious quality wines for pocket friendly prices.
There's no commitment to buy at any time - you just become a member and place an order when you like.
Membership costs a one-off lifetime fee of £40, and there's £20 off the first order. Read more about gift memberships on the Wine Society website
3) A visit to a UK vineyard
We love touring vineyards and wineries! Whilst the winemaking process is similar everywhere, you can always learn and see something new each time you visit a different winery. The Buyagift website have a range of places and experiences to choose from - starting from just £15!. Hopefully Mum will choose to take you along too!
Take a look at the experiences on the Buyagift website
4) Real wine gums
The Mother's Day equivalent to a stocking filler, you could get a sweet loving Mum some wine gums... made from real wine! You can choose from various flavours including Chardonnay, rosé, and Merlot. They’re suitable for vegans, veggies, those with nut allergies, lactose intolerance, and even aversions to fat and artificial colourings. Just not tee-totallers.
Currently reduced from £9.99 to just £5.99 for a packet, you can buy them online from the Firefox website.
Gifts if you have deeper pockets!
5) Vine Rental
So, you can't afford to buy Mum a vineyard, but this could be the next best thing - Rent a row of vines that produce Grand Cru wines in the prestigious region of St Emilion. The gift includes a certificate, one bottle from the 2011 vintage (value £39.97), one bottle from the 2012 vintage (value £39.97) and one bottle from the 2015 vintage (value £39.97), all shipped in separate silk lined wooden presentation box with four wine accessories (corkscrew, wine pourer, drip stopper & wine thermometer), a limited edition 'Great First Growths of Bordeaux' Print (worth £49.97) and the chance to buy the latest vintage release at preferential rates.
The offer is available from Vintage Wine Gifts website and costs £149.97.
6) Vine Adoption
There are various UK vineyards that allow you to adopt or lease a row of vines. The perks range from helping with harvest, money off bottles of wine, events for vine adopters and much more. Prices can vary.
7) A stay at a UK wine-y hotel!
OK, so you may have to wait until restrictions are lifted, but there's nothing like something to look forward to.
As an elegant hotel brand that is “far from ordinary”, Hotel du Vin offers 19 City locations, including two in Bristol.
Each Hotel du Vin & Bistro has its own unique character shaped by the architecture, history and location of the building.
From luxurious bedrooms to French cuisine and a fantastic wine list, prices start from only £149 for a night's stay with 3-course dinner and a bottle of Champagne! View the range and deals at Hotel du Vin's website.
8) Special bottles in beautiful gift boxes
If Mum has an affinity for vintage clarets, or port, then Vintage Wine and Port not only have a staggering array of choice, but can send the bottle in beautiful gift boxes. From oak wooden boxes with silk lining, to dark mocha leather boxes, double and triple boxes and a range that include accessories, these are special gifts for your special Mum! All packaging includes tasting notes and a personalised message. UK delivery is free for orders over £100.
Take a look at the range on the Vintage Wine and Port website.