“In My Trolley” is a new series to showcase the best, and importantly affordable, products that the UK supermarkets & chains have to offer for seasonal events and holidays. I’ll pick the items that I personally like, and will indicate where I have tried / or seen them. I am sure that most of us shop at one or two supermarkets, and with the popularity of internet grocery shopping many of us never go into store and see what is on offer.
It cannot have escaped notice that Sunday – 3rd April is Mothering Sunday – or Mother’s Day, and who would dare not to get something for their Mum? There is a fantastic range of ideas in the main shops, at very affordable prices.
A chocolate flowerpot cake for £10; with moist light chocolate sponge and fluffy icing, all coated in chocolate. The actual cake is very attractive and would be a great present from a non baker!
And a selection of attractive practical gifts, which are priced well, and affordable by older children. I think that it is a neat range and contains items that children will want to give to their Mum.
Clockwise from top left: Herb set – £5; Tea Pot & Mug - £7; Chocolate fondue Set – £8; Breakfast Tray – £10. I have seen the herb pots which I am looking forward to having in my kitchen, although I wish they had charged a little more and added some dried compost!
Also available is a delightful heart key ring with a choice of messages for Mum at £1.
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Nothing really grabbed me from what I have seen from the M&S range, although I think that the chocolate cake looks lovely.
Clockwise from top left: Tulip gift bags – £10; Mum chocolate truffles – £3.99; Infused with Love, Tea & Biscuit Set – £7; Mother’s Day Cake £9.99.
I love that Morrisons has presents that really are at pocket money prices, and hope that children will be able to enjoy buying some of the gifts below for their Mums.
Their cheapest flowers, the Super Mum Bouquet is £2, I love the cake stand for £5, and a scented candle and jewellery box are both fantastic value at £3 and £3.50 respectively. I honestly think that Mums will love presents that are actually from their children, rather than bought for them to give to Mum.
More flowers are available up to £35 for a luxury Orchid bouquet.
I know Sainsbury’s have lots of lovely items as I have seen them at the press preview, but I cannot locate the CD with the photos to remind myself at the moment. I hope to have an update tomorrow evening! Sorry.
I absolutely adore these gingerbread bears at only 89p each.
Refreshingly Tesco have branched out from pink with some of their range of gifts.
Clockwise from top left; Teapot – £7; Breakfast tray – and who would not love breakfast in bed – £12; Flower cupcakes – £1.20 for 6; Chocolate Chore Wheel – £3.
I think the chore wheel is another sweet offering, chores include tasks such as wash up, cook dinner & give me a cuddle.
Are suggesting seasonal flowers, mini cakes, and bath time treats for Mum.
Again clockwise from top left; The Mother’s Day Jewel Bouquet – £20, Mini Cake – £4.49, Umi White Orchid and Jojoba Shower Oil – £4; Chocolate Selection £12.50.
Again many more gifts in store, attractive chocolate bars from £2 and a selection of cards form £1.50.
There are lots more flowers and floral gifts on their website, prices ranging from £19 – £70 (In store you can get a bouquet for only £6.99). If you buy through the John Lewis Website there is free delivery for flowers even on the Sunday itself. Very useful if you will not be seeing your mum this year.
Next round ups will be Easter and the Royal Wedding.