Ten of the best Mother’s Day afternoon teas from UK supermarkets and online stores for Mothering Sunday

Keep it simple, classic and delicious with one of these excellent supermarket afternoon teas for Mother’s Day this year

Eight of the best Mother’s Day afternoon teas from UK supermarketsEight of the best Mother’s Day afternoon teas from UK supermarkets
Eight of the best Mother’s Day afternoon teas from UK supermarkets

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Mother’s Day is the ideal opportunity to spoil your mum, and ideally spend some quality time with her, if she lives near enough.

An afternoon tea together is a fantastic way to enjoy each other’s company - and can prove considerably more cost effective than heading out to local haunts, which often bump up the price on their afternoon tea in time for Mothering Sunday.

What is included in afternoon tea?

There aren’t any rules when it comes to the food included as part of an afternoon tea, but a standard version is served on a three tier cake stand and has a tier of sandwiches, a tier of cakes and one of scones or teacakes.

Some also include pastries, petits fours and biscuits.

Frankly, though, we would eschew any concerns about what traditional teas contain and pay closer attention to what food and drinks your mum loves. Doesn’t like tea?

Choose an afternoon tea with a bottle of fizz included, or some delicious coffee. Chooses cheese over chocolate? Plump for some decadent savouries and posh fromage, like this delightful option from Not on the High Street.

Below you’ll find a selection of hampers and gift sets that contain a variety of sweet and savoury treats.

There’s something to suit every taste, and every budget, and some can be delivered to your door while others require in-store pick up.

When is Mother’s Day?

Mother’s Day in the UK falls on Sunday 27 March this year.

Before you buy any of these six sets you should check the delivery and pick-up information. Some products will have a longer shelf life than others and you need to check that what you buy will last until the big day.

What gift can I buy for mum?

Look no further than our round up some of the best personalised, cheap and unique presents for gift inspiration.

If you have a beauty-loving mum, consider the LookFantastic limited edition Mother’s Day box.

You could also give mum another delicious meal from the comfort of her own home, or yours, with the M&S family dine-in deal 2022 which will feed mum and three other people.