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7 best Mother's Day afternoon tea delivery services to surprise your mum

Show your mum you care with a sweet surprise

Kate Thomas

Mother's Day is always one of the hardest holidays to buy for – not to mention that most of us will be celebrating it apart from our lovely mums this year. While you may not be able to take your mother out to lunch or stop by to surprise her with some flowers, an afternoon tea delivery is the perfect solution for 2021. 

Fuss-free and guaranteed to put a smile on her face, these are some of the best afternoon tea delivery services available to order now for a sweet Mother's Day surprise on March 14.

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Cutter & Squidge afternoon tea


We've tried this and it's divine! Cutter & Squidge's Tea for Two kit comes with brownies, mini lemon drizzle cakes as well as super buttery scones and the obligatory clotted cream and jam. Choose from English Breakfast, Earl Grey or Green Tea. Yum!

Best for? Traditional mums with a sweet tooth

Tea for Two kit, £29.90, Cutter & Squidge


Piglets Pantry afternoon tea delivery


Choose from vegan, vegetarian or classic hampers featuring both traditional and meat-free savoury bites, a selection of cakes, scones, and of course, quintessential tea.

Best for? Mums who love classic pub food – Scotch eggs, pies and sausage rolls

Classic Afternoon Tea for Two, £38, Virgin Experiences


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Lanson afternoon tea delivery


Lanson x Pearl and Groove Mother’s Day Delights is a fancy way to show you care. Each box features lemon syrup cake with edible flowers and a decadent pistachio and rose water cake, which pair perfectly with the fruity and delicate taste of the iconic Lanson Le Rosé. Order by 9 March to guarantee delivery by 14 March.

Best for? Mums who love a posh tipple

Lanson x Pearl and Groove Mother’s Day Delights, £65, Pearl and Groove


Not On The High Street afternoon tea


Packed with classic British cakes, your mum will enjoy these sweet treats for weeks. Each afternoon tea box includes award-winning ginger Yorkshire parkin, biscuits, rich fruit cake, shortbread, millionaire shortbread and a box of Yorkshire Holmfirth Tea Bags.

Best for? Tea-obsessed mums who live for a cuppa and a biscuit

Yorkshire Afternoon Tea Hamper Box, £38, Not On The High Street


Gail's Bakery afternoon tea 


Popular bakery chain Gail's has got everything you need to surprise your mum this Mother's Day. Their afternoon tea for four is a feast for the senses; aside from scones and organic jam and lemon curd, you'll get brownie fingers, honey cakes and a selection of sandwiches. 

Best for? Mums you live with (so you can help her polish it off!)

Afternoon Tea for Four, £42, Gail's 


Morrisons afternoon tea 


Tuck into butter scones, party sandwiches, Bakewell tarts, sparkling lemonade and lightly salted crips. Upgrade with a bottle of prosecco for £5 or an extra £17 for champagne.

Best for? Budget-friendly Mother's Day gifts  

Afternoon Tea Box, £20, Morrisons


Buy a Gift afternoon tea experience


Get planning your big reunion with this afternoon tea gift box, which allows you to enjoy afternoon tea for two at a choice of hundreds of UK venues. The perfect pandemic gift, this will give your mum something to look forward to this summer. Upgrade for bubbles!

Best for? Mums you can't wait to reunite with once the pandemic is all over

Afternoon Tea Experience Box, £34.99, Buy a Gift


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