Mother’s Day afternoon teas 2022: best tea gift set ideas available for delivery from UK supermarkets

Afternoon tea is a wonderful treat, and there’s no better way to spoil mom this Mother’s Day than to bring home a delicious kit to celebrate.

The best Mother’s Day afternoon teas from UK supermarkets

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and if you want to treat mum to a meal, remember you can’t go wrong with a classic British afternoon tea.

What is included in the afternoon tea?

There are no rules as to what food is included as part of an afternoon tea, but a standard version is served on a three-tier cake stand and has one tier of sandwiches, one level of cakes and one of scones or cakes.

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However, some also include pastries, petit fours and cookies.

Below is a selection of gift baskets and boxes that contain a variety of sweet and savory treats.

There’s something for every taste and budget, and some can be delivered to your doorstep while others need to be picked up in store.

When is Mother’s Day?

Before purchasing any of these six sets, you should check the delivery and pickup 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 mom?

You can also treat Mom to another delicious meal from the comfort of her own home, or yours, with the M&S 2022 Family Dining Deal that will feed Mom and three other people.

Morrisons Afternoon Tea Box – £10

Morrisons Afternoon Tea for 2

The Afternoon Tea Box is made to order from Morrisons and contains enough treats for two people to enjoy a decadent treat on Mother’s Day.

The box, which costs just £10, contains a selection of sandwiches, pork pies, fruit scones, clotted cream, jam and cakes, all of which can be served with a refreshing cup of Yorkshire tea also included .

If you have a sibling joining you for this traditional British treat, or want dad to join you too, you can also order an Afternoon Tea Box for one for £6 which contains the same delicious sweet and savory treats.

The Afternoon Tea Box is only available for in-store pickup.

To order afternoon tea, simply select your local pickup store, a pickup date, and a pickup time. The box should be ordered at least three days in advance so that it can be freshly made to order.


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Marks and Spencer Mother’s Day Afternoon Treats and Flowers – £50

Marks and Spencer Treats and Flowers for Mother’s Day Afternoon

Spoil your mom this Mother’s Day with this box of treats and flowers for the afternoon.

The beautiful bouquet includes white roses, yellow freesias and solidago among pretty foliage.

There’s also a box of M&S Deluxe Golden Tea to enjoy with sweet treats including buttery shortbread and lemon bread cake.

The flowers will arrive in bud, or with fewer blooms open than pictured, but this is to give mum the maximum amount of time to enjoy them in full bloom at home.

Delivery is available on this afternoon tea box from March 21st, but you can pre-order yours now by clicking the link below.

All food will stay fresh for at least 14 days upon delivery, and flowers are also guaranteed for 5 days.


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Harvey Nichols Afternoon Tea Gift Set – £55

Harvey Nichols Afternoon Tea Set

This box contains a variety of essential treats for afternoon tea to enjoy with mom.

Help yourself to a cup of Earl Gray tea or English tea for breakfast to accompany buttery shortbread or our signature cherry-on-top cookies, which have been made to an old family recipe and inspired by the magnificent pie British Bakewell.

There is also a duo of jams to spread on fresh bread and to finish, 6 heavenly little squares of creamy fudge infused with tangy lemon sorbet.


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Fortnum and Mason The Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Basket – £130

The Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Basket

This basket arrives conveniently packed with a variety of goodies for that perfect afternoon tea treat.

From soothing teas and festive drinks to the brand’s crumbest cookies and sweetest jars, you can have this beautiful hamper sent straight to their doorstep if you wish or you can have it sent to you and then surprise mom on Sunday March 27th with this.

Start with a cup of Victoria Gray Loose Tea, a bergamot-based blend that carries an exclusive partnership with the brand’s Victoria Gray Tea Biscuits.

Speaking of cookies, there is also a large box of pistachio butter and clotted cream cookies.

To add to the sweetness there is also a box of rich chocolate flowers and a jar of blackberry jam.

This beautiful wicker basket is complemented by a box of soothing Mother’s Day tea and a milk chocolate and salted almond library bar.

Finish with a glass of Prosecco Rosé from Fortnum.

Standard delivery takes 3-5 days and costs £3.95, or you can opt for next day delivery for £9.95.


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Harrods Mother’s Day Basket – £150

Harrods Mother’s Day Basket

This cute basket contains a combination of the most popular treats from Harrod’s famous food halls that are sure to whet mum’s appetite – and yours.

There are British cookies with strawberry jam and lemon, but also chocolate covered cherries and even a bottle of champagne.

All beautifully presented in a Harrods-branded basket, it’ll be a thoughtful treat that’s sure to put a smile on her face.


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Selfridges Selection Afternoon Tea Gift Box – £45

Selfridges Selection Afternoon Tea Gift Box

This gift set contains a delicious variety of Selfridges treats; Selfridges Selection Salted Caramel Mini Shortbread, Selfridges Selection Butter Mini Shortbread, Selfridges Selection Fruit & Herbal Tea Trio and Selfridges Selection Traditional Tea Trio Mini Carton – all in a small gift box.

The hardest part will be deciding which kind of tea and shortbread you both want to eat first, but since it’s a special occasion, you should definitely have them all.


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Michael N. Clark