John Lewis are delighted to present the ultimate Afternoon Tea edit for Mother’s Day 2021. While your favourite tea room might currently be closed, John Lewis’ handpicked offering allows you to elevate this experience within your own home.
Show your loved ones just how much you appreciate them with one of John Lewis’ special virtual experiences, where you can both cook along and bake tasty treats that can be enjoyed over a virtual tea party. Dress up for the occasion with a Somerset by Alice Temperley exclusive midi dress and if cooking isn’t your thing, the gifting edit at John Lewis includes indulging hampers, luxurious biscuits and beautiful floral tableware, so you can sit back and spend time with your loved ones.
John Lewis, Virtual Experience Mother’s Day Sweet Gallette Cookery Class, £20
In this class, you will make a simple sweet pastry before moving onto preparing a seasonal fruit filling of your choice. Once the galette has been assembled, it can be baked straight away or refrigerated/frozen ready for Mother’s Day. You’ll finish by making a classic crème anglaise to serve alongside.
John Lewis, Ixia Flowers Mix Premium Dried Flowers, £39.95
Blue and lavender hues blend with natural tones to create our dried mixed bunch which includes: dried scented lavender, dried blue phalaris, dried bleached broom, dried blue stipa feather and dried natural gypsophila. As Ixia Flowers use natural products there will be a small variation in shade and height of individual arrangements. The arrangement is hand tied with twine and packaged with black silk ribbon, in tissue paper, brown paper and our signature ixia Flower Box. Boxes include information on how to care for your arrangement.
John Lewis, Virtual Experience Mother’s Day Eccles Cakes and Fudge Cook Along, £5
This class is about using your hands, you’ll learn how to make rough puff pastry, beautifully flavoured with Lincolnshire Poacher, and while it rests you’ll move onto making the classic Eccles cake filling. You will also make a simple chocolate and orange fudge, before rolling, shaping and baking your Eccles cakes.
John Lewis, Emma Bridgewater Pink Roses Side Plate, £17.95
Pretty, pink and giftable, the Pink Roses range of tableware from Emma Bridgewater is decorated with beautiful floral motifs evocative of a country garden in bloom. Made of cream-coloured earthenware in the Emma Bridgewater factory in Stoke-on-Trent, the home of British pottery, this side plate is dishwasher and microwave safe for everyday use.
John Lewis, Somerset by Alice Temperley Floral Dress, £99
Who says florals have to be bland? This dress from Somerset by Alice Temperely showcases a fabulous floral pattern throughout and the accented, tie neckline adds a cute and feminine touch whilst still keeping the look professional enough for smart occasions. Style yours with a leather jacket and boots for the perfect blend of girly and edgy. https://www.johnlewis.com/somerset-by-alice-temperley-chintz-floral-dress-pink/p5299713
John Lewis, V&A Biscuit Selection, £16 *Exclusive to John Lewis
Impress your household with this delicious selection of favourites: traditional shortbread, chocolate & hazelnut and sweet oatie biscuits, all presented in a beautiful William Morris “Compton” design keepsake tin.
John Lewis, Cocktail Coupe Glasses, £18
A set of four cocktail and champagne coupe glasses, inspired by Art Deco design. John Lewis’ couple glasses were up +400% last week as customers look to indulge in their cocktail skills this Mother’s Day.
John Lewis, Eleanor Bowmer Time For Tea Rainbow Teapot & 2 Mugs Set, £55
A colourful mix of rainbows and animal prints decorate this giftable Time for Tea teapot and pair of mugs. From Eleanor Bowmer, this set is made of bone china.
John Lewis, Elegant Afternoon Tea Treats Hamper, £100
The perfect, pink-themed Afternoon Tea gift hamper contains a bottle of Brut Rosé, a light and refreshing elderflower and rose pressé and a selection of afternoon tea treats, perfect for this Mother’s Day.
John Lewis, Bordallo Pinheiro Cabbage Serving Dish, £17
A colourful cabbage-inspired serving dish from Bordallo Pinheiro. Made of earthenware in Portugal using traditional ceramic-manufacturing techniques, the dish is microwave and dishwasher safe for everyday use.
John Lewis, Spode Zoological Gardens 3-Tier Cake Stand, £85 *Exclusive to John Lewis
From the John Lewis & Partners + Spode exclusive collaboration, this cake stand features a reimagined print inspired by Spode’s archives. The three tiers are made of strong English earthenware with an elegant metal spindle and handle bringing them together. Celebrating 250 years of craftsmanship, the Zoological Gardens range is a modern melding of Spode’s heritage designs, traditionally made in Stoke-on-Trent. John Lewis & Partners was fully involved in the research and selection of the Zoological Gardens shapes and patterns.
John Lewis, Vintage Ivory Cake Server, £15
Tuck into a slice of your favourite cake at tea time with the help of this beautiful stainless steel server. Recreate the elegance of dinner parties from Bridgerton in your own home.
John Lewis, Mireille Floral Cotton Napkins, £12
A set of four Mireille napkins with a traditional floral pattern. Made from pure cotton, they’re machine washable for easy cleaning. Team them with the matching Mireille tablecloth.
John Lewis, Eleanor Bowmer Mum Graphics Mug, 300ml, £10
Covered in heart and flower graphics, this mug from designer Eleanor Bowmer is devoted to ‘Mum’. Made of bone china, it’s dishwasher and microwave safe for everyday use.