With the distractions to our normal daily lives at the moment, it's important to invest in some kinds of normality to keep ourselves sane – which is why we want to remind you that next Sunday 10th May, is Mother's Day! Whether you'll be spending it with your mother or stand-in mum, or you're miles apart – it doesn't take too much to remind them that you're thinking of them.
Mums are to be cherished, which is why we want to help you do something a little extraordinary this Mother's Day. Here are five of our favourite food-related presents (which also support local businesses) to surprise mum with this Mother's Day.
Gift Mum the simplest gift of all this Mother's Day – Cupcakes! Petal Cupcakes in particular. The Newmarket shop is known city-wide for their decadent buttercream icing and wide range of fresh, vibrant flavours. Available for pick-up and delivery, Petal Cupcakes make it easy with online ordering for same-day or pre-orders. Select from flavours such as their rich milk chocolate, floral raspberry, sweet ginger kiss, or opt for a variety Mother's Day pack with six or twelve different flavours. Gluten-free and dairy-free available too! Click here for more details.
Beloved by many, there was rejoice amongst Aucklanders when Paris Butter announced their contactless takeaway options available in Level 3. The Herne Bay restaurant additionally added their Mother's Day brunch kit alongside their usual takeaway menu. For $60pp, you'll receive an array of French pastries, spreads, cheese and charcuterie, quiche Lorraine, salmon and cream cheese, baguettes and butter, and orange juice – with the option to add on some fresh flowers too! The kits can be picked up early on Sunday morning, or delivered by one of the Paris Butter team. Click here for all the details!
Little Bird Organics
Teach Mum to treat herself this Mother's Day with Little Bird Organics' range of nutritious, delicious snacks, sweets, treats, and juices. Little Bird Organics' grocer is full of sweet good-for-you treats including their decadent Good Macaroons, Good Cookies, organic granolas, and teas, as well as fresh fruit and vegetable juices. Opt for a few of your favourite products or a hand-selected variety of their most popular combinations to try it all. Additionally, Little Bird's 'fresh' tab is full of ready-made treats from raw cheesecakes to tarts to doughnuts – all gluten-free, vegan, organic, and soy-free. Delivered straight to your door, you needn't lift a finger for this order! Click here for all the details.
La Petite Fourchette
Nothing is more well-received than freshly baked French pastries – and we know the very best spot to get the freshest authentic sweets. La Petite Fourchette is offering pick-up or free delivery for neighbouring suburbs, getting their freshly baked croissants, macarons, pain au chocolat, baguettes, apple turnovers and many more goodies to you. Made daily onsite, a box of colourful macarons could never be a bad idea. Click here for all the details.
My Nourish Kitchen
Get creative this Mother's Day and opt for an activity you can do together. The My Nourish Kitchen boxes combine ready-to-make dishes from four of our favourite Auckland restaurants – Jervois Steak House, Euro Bar & Restaurant, Andiamo, and Soul Bar & Bistro. Offering a weekly changing menu including dishes such as Jervois' Taupo sirloin steak with truffle macaroni and Andiamo's potato gnocchi, you'll be able to easily recreate gourmet dishes in your own kitchen with restaurant-quality ingredients. With orders sent out on Saturdays, it's best to get in early to secure yourself a box. Click here for all the details.