South Staffordshire Mother’s Day Gift Guide

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, there’s no better time than now to start ordering from the wonderful, independent business that south Staffordshire has to offer! I’ve compiled a short list of my favourite businesses local to Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield that are all offering fantastic gifts to make this years Mother’s Day even more special.

Cakes & Afternoon Tea

Rochers Patisserie


Rochers Patisserie is an artisan patisserie in Sutton Coldfield ran by highly skilled pastry chef Howing, who has previously worked in Michelin star restaurants and 5* hotels. For Mother’s Day Rochers Patisserie are offering a standard and a vegetarian afternoon tea both priced at £25 per person. They both include an array of savoury and sweet offerings, such as ‘chicken with smoked bacon and black truffle mayonnaise in a lardo milk bun’ and ‘lemon and yuzu drizzle gateau opera’.

Update: Rochers Patisserie have now sold out for Mother’s Day but are extending their afternoon tea to 15th March with places still available

The Cake Spa


The Cake Spa, ran by expert baker Laura and located in Lichfield, is offering an array of beautiful baked goods this Mother’s Day. Galaxy ripple marshmallow bars, lemon meringue fluff pies, cupcakes, chocolate cookie boxes, cooking baking boxes, and biscoff fudge making kits are just some of the wonderful things The Cake Spa has to offer! Please visit their website for more information.

Bethel Bakery


Bethel Bakery in Sutton Coldfield is offering delicious Mother’s Day treat boxes and brownie pizzas! The treat boxes come in two different sizes, priced at £30 for the larger gift box and £20 for the smaller box, which box include an array of hand baked goodies. The brownie pizza is a large delicious iced brownie priced at £27.

Ego Mediterranean Lichfield


Ego Mediterranean in Lichfield are offering delicious afternoon teas, as well as gluten free and vegetarian afternoon teas, priced at just £12.95 per person. Each afternoon tea includes a selection of sandwiches, mini ego desserts, and a scone with clotted cream and jam. At just £12.50 it’s great value and great quality!

Mabel’s at The Stable


Mabel’s at the stable, located in Curborough countryside centre are offering three different delicious boxes this Mother’s Day all priced at only £15 per box. First is the afternoon tea box which includes an array of sweet treats and sandwiches. Secondly is their cake box which contains 4 assorted scones, 6 assorted slices of Mabel’s sponge cake, 6 finger slices of tray bakes, biscuits, meringues and additional treats. The last box on offer is the homemade savoury box that contains a delicious array of goods such as quiche, terrines, meatloaf, premium cooked meats, cheese scones, cheese, sausage, free range boiled eggs and chutney. With such delicious offerings, Mabel’s are not one to miss!

Bean Green Kitchen


Bean Green Kitchen is a deli sandwich and salad bar located in Mere Green. This Mother’s Day they are offering a delicious afternoon tea, which includes an extensive sandwich selection, savoury treats, two scones with jam and clotted cream, cakes, tarts, brownies, fresh fruit, chocolates and chocolate coated strawberries. It is such an amazing selection for only £20 per person!

Moor Hall Hotel


The four star country house hotel, Moor Hall Hotel, which is located in Sutton Coldfield is offering delightful afternoon teas for Mother’s Day. The afternoon tea includes an array of sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, an a selection of cakes all made by their patisserie chef. The afternoon tea priced at £18 per adult and £12 per child also comes on a Moor Hall Hotel branded tea caddie. For £26 per adult and £20 per child they’re also offering a 3 course lunch takeaway with some fantastic options if afternoon tea isn’t your thing!

Strawberry Fields Farm


Strawberry fields farm and coffee shop is a delightful outdoor farm shop and takeaway located in Burntwood. They’re offering their standard afternoon tea but with some added goodies, such as quiche, grapes, Italian bread sticks, San pelligrino and a bunch of daffodils or tulips. You can get all this for just £14.50 per person!

Meals & Meal Kits

Dine at Home with TCS


Dine At Home is a Lichfield based business, that brings together the best chefs in the country to create a fine dining experience, in the comfort of your own home. Renowned chef Tom Shepherd, who was previously head chef at Michelin starred Birmingham restaurant Adam’s, each week creates an exquisite three course menu that he prepares. This is then ready for you reheat or bake at home, with clear and easy instructions for each course. Dine At Home will also deliver to the local area of Lichfield for free and can be delivered nationally for an extra charge. This Mother’s Day they’re offering an exquisite 3 course meal, accompanied with a cotswold seceded load and baileys fudge. The price for this is £65 per person, and more information regarding the menu can be found on the website!

Dubberley Delicious


This Lichfield based dining at home experience is ran by chef Jack Dubberley, who has worked previously in a two AA rosette establishment. Dubberley Delicious puts an emphasis on using fresh, local, seasonal produce as well as supporting other local businesses. Their Mother’s Day dine at home boxes consist of an expertly constructed 3 course meal, along with bread and a little treat to end with, priced at just £40 per person! If you fancy treating your mother to a lovely meal to remember then check out their website.

Sticky Beaks


Sticky Beaks are street food traders that specialise in slow roasted meats and worldwide flavours. This Mother’s Day they’re bringing their slow cooked goodness to you with a delicious 3 course menu priced at only £40 for two people. Starting with ‘cheesy garlic mushrooms served on a flatbread’, followed by the main which is a choice of either ‘slow cooked Argentinian spiced lamb with mint chimichurri and Stilton cheese’ or ‘slow cooked beef bourguignon’. Both are served with creamy dauphinois potatoes, roast potatoes and seasonal veg, followed up by homemade chocolate tart and lemon meringue tart served with cream.

Cornerstone Kitchen


Cornerstone kitchen are an independent bespoke catering company, serving restaurant quality food in the comfort of your own home. All the meals are homemade using the finest ingredients that are locally sourced where possible. This Mother’s Day they’re offering a delicious 4 course meal with free delivery within a 20 mile radius of Sutton Coldfield. The menu is priced at £35 per person and they’re also offering a children’s 4 course menu for just £20. For more information on the menus and what else is on offer then visit their website!

55 Wade Street


55 Wade Street, one of Lichfield’s popular eateries, is offering an ‘oven ready’ menu the enjoy at home for Mother’s Day. The menu isn’t set so you can choose whatever you like with starters priced from £5, mains from £12.50 and desserts from £6. You can order as much or as little as you like, but with the guarantee that it will all be delicious! You can find their Mother’s Day menu on their Facebook page.
The Boat Inn


The Boat Inn is a rustic pub located in Lichfield, that has been award 3 AA rosettes and is also mentioned in the Michelin guide. Since being closed due to lockdown they have been offering weekly ‘heat at home’ boxes, where everything is prepared by expert chefs, ready for you to heat up at home. I have had a box myself and I cannot praise them enough! For Mother’s Day they are offering a three course meal (that also features a snack and a treat too) for £31.95, and vegan options for £29.95. This would be the perfect treat for any mother!


Ivison Florist


Established in 1932, Ivison florists currently run by Hannah, has been a long standing business in Lichfield city centre. This Mother’s Day Hannah has made sure to spoil us with plenty of choice with her offerings. Some of the delights on offer are Ivison’s home scent hampers, floral baskets, cake grazing boxes from @rosiescakesx, an array of beautiful bouquets, and a cake box paired with flowers combination offer. With prices starting from just £15 there’s something for everyone’s price range!

Blossom by Kayleigh


Blossom by Kayleigh is an independent floristry business, based in Birmingham, creating floral designs for any occasion. Blossom by Kayleigh has you covered this Mother’s Day with beautiful Mother’s Day bouquets, as well as virtual Mother’s Day bouquet boxes, which contain everything you need to make your own beautiful bouquet of flowers. The boxes also contain shortbread biscuits, fortnum and masons tea, and a keepsake note all for just £35!

Flower Design Lichfield


Flower Design Lichfield, led by Lily, is a Lichfield based florist that is popular throughout Staffordshire. For Mother’s Day they’re offering an array of beautiful bouquets and arrangements of different prices and sizes, with prices starting at just £15. Flower Design Lichfield offers dried flowers as well as fresh to suit whichever you prefer. You can view their full list of offerings on their website.

Prairie Dried Flowers UK


Located in Sutton Coldfield, Prairie Dried Flowers UK specialises in beautiful hand arranged dried flowers to fit all budgets. From small bunches starting at just £15, and bouquets at £35 they make the perfect gift. They have the advantage over fresh flowers due to the fact they can last years if looked after well! For more information about what is available please contact Prairie Dried Flowers UK on Instagram.

Other Gifts

Heaven sent


Heaven Sent is a luxury salon spa located in a beautiful listed building on the scenic cobbled streets of Lichfield. Already having a branch in Sutton Coldfield, Heaven Sent opened the Lichfield branch in December 2019 offering an array of skin and beauty therapeutic treatments. They also offer an array of couples treatments, which is the perfect gift for anyone who needs some R&R. As well as gift vouchers Heaven Sent also boasts a selection high end skincare and beauty products, that can be packaged with a personalised note or tag if you wish. A new addition is their luxury home fragrance collection which includes reed diffusers and soy wax melts.

SHP Aesthetics


Newly opened at the end of 2020, SHP Aesthetics is a dental and facial aesthetics specialist in Lichfield run by Dr Shazia Parveen. Dr Parveen offers cosmetic dentistry, anti wrinkle injections, dermal fillers and medical grade skincare. Highly trained in Zo Skin Health, Dr Parveen can prescribe you a tailored skincare routine, with products containing higher concentrations of active ingredients than shop brought products, so you really see the results. The anti-ageing and daily skin packages are the perfect gift to get your mothers skin glowing this Mother’s Day. For more information regarding treatments and prices, please contact Dr Parveen on Instagram.

Wright balloons


Wright Ballons is custom made balloon company in Lichfield. This Mother’s Day they’re offering these beautiful hot air balloons with high quality artificial flowers that will last forever. The boxes can also be personalised with a message for your loved ones, making the perfect gift. There is limited stock available, so to reserve yours please message them via their Instagram page.

Gift Her Gin


Gift Her Gin is a Midlands based business specialising in gin experience gifts. They offer an array of beautiful gin gift boxes and hampers, with prices starting at just £19.95, delivered straight to your door. Whether you like pink gin, flavoured gins or plain, there’s a box for everyone! They have a great selection of gifts especially for Mother’s Day, so please check their website to see what they have on offer.

Marmalade at The REP

Photo courtesy of Marmalade at The REP

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to the re-opening of Marmalade at The REP theatre in Birmingham. Over the past couple of months Marmalade has been rejuvenated, with the addition of a new outdoor terrace, delicious new menu and a live events programme. Marmalade is situation near the newly redesigned Centenary Square making it the perfect location to pop in for a bite to eat or for your pre-show meal!

Their exciting new menu has been designed to utilise locally sourced ingredients and suppliers where possible, not only promoting local business’ but also reducing the environmental impact sourcing ingredients has!

Firstly, I tried some of their small plate options (which would make perfect starters). I opted for the fava bean patties with a tomatillo chutney and dukka spices as well as the chicken liver paté with onion jam and toasted bread. Both were full of flavour and really morish, I had to stop myself from eating more as to leave room for the mains!

For the main I opted for the battered catch of the day which was served with mushy peas (on the normal menu they are served with triple cooked chips). This dish was cooked to perfection, I couldn’t get enough and the mushy peas were the best I’ve ever tasted.

I also tried the chicken & chorizo jambonette, glazed baby carrots & gooseberry jam. The jam perfectly complimented the succulent chicken and really brought the dish alive!

For desserts I was spoilt for choice but eventually decided on the chocolate & coffee mousse with chantilly cream and pecan praline. The soft airy slice of chocolate deliciousness really hit the spot! My friend opted for the apple & rhubarb crumble with coconut ice cream – the perfect balance between sweet and tart.

After discovering that Marmalade also offer afternoon tea I couldn’t resist trying it. I was also surprised to learn that they do a vegan afternoon tea (which I was greedy enough to try as well). The selection of sandwiches and cakes was perfect- some establishments skimp on what they give you but Marmalade is definitely NOT one of those. I couldn’t decide which was nicer, the standard afternoon tea or the vegan option as they were equally as scrumptious!

To my delight, Marmalade have also revamped their drinks menu. They have set up a new relationship with local brewery company Purity Brewing co. from Warwickshire. The brewery supply their standard beers as well as a fantastic new Marmalade flavoured pale ale (crafted especially for the re-opening of marmalade!). Unfortunately the ‘Marmalade Pale’ was a one off brew, however you can continue to try their other offerings such as Helles lager, Longhorn IPA and Pure cider all year round. If beer isn’t your thing, Marmalade has a fantastic range of cocktails on offer, with an exciting new addition being the Martini Fiero (created through a partnership with Martini!). If you’re teetotal you can find an inviting selection of mocktails or award winning ethically sourced coffee, supplied by the local roasters Iron & Fire. Whatever your taste there’s something for you!

Photo courtesy of Marmalade at The REP

If your looking for somewhere to find fresh locally sourced food at a reasonable price, or to drink some handcrafted beverages whilst relaxing on a terrace, then Marmalade at The REP is the place your place! The full food and drinks menu can be found on their website here.

Disclaimer: The food and drink I received were complimentary, however I was not obligated to do a review, and all opinions in this post are my honest opinions.

Will you be visiting Marmalade at the REP?