Mothering Sunday comes around on March 30th this year, so don’t get caught out and turn up with a rather limp bunch of flowers that, to everyone’s embarrassment, were obviously a last minute petrol station forecourt purchase. Personalised mothers day gifts don’t have to be a big production but will be highly prized by the grateful recipient. Wares of Knutsford has some great material for coming up with your own personalised Mothers Day gifts.
Culinary themed handmade Mothers Day gifts
Start with one of Wares of Knutsford’s 750ml triple bottle in one sets. Three 250ml bottles are shaped to stack perfectly on top of each other, topped with corks. How you fill yours will depend how well you know your audience, but it’s fair to assume that busy mothers might appreciate a triple stack of colourful, flavoured vodkas to wind down with at the end of the day. If that seems inappropriate, how about some flavoured cooking oils or homemade bubble bath and other cosmetics?
Flavoured vodka recipes for handmade Mothers Day gifts
- 250g cranberries, fresh or frozen
- 1litre of vodka
- 175g caster sugar
Prick each cranberry with a pin to burst the skin and allow flavour to infuse. Load the cranberries with the sugar into a large, sterilised jar with an airtight lid. Fill the jar with vodka to the top and allow to infuse in a cool, dark place, giving the jar a quick shake every day. After two weeks, strain the contents and pour through a funnel into one segment of your triple bottle and seal.
Christmas pudding vodka
- 600g mixed dried fruit – raisins, currants and sultanas
- 150g caster sugar
- 4 sticks of cinnamon
- 4 teaspoons allspice
- 10 cloves
- 1 whole nutmeg, finely grated
- Finely grated zest of two oranges and two lemons
- 1.5 litres of vodka
Add the fruit, sugar, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, nutmeg, citrus zests and vodka to a large bowl or jar. Cover the top as tightly as you can and allow to infuse in the fridge for three days, stirring daily. Strain the contents through a sieve lined with muslin and decant into one segment of your triple bottle.
Spiced orange vodka
- Finely grated zest of six oranges
- 1 vanilla pod
- 1 litre of vodka
- 500g caster sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 4 cardamom pods
Add all the ingredients to a large, sterilised, lidded glass jar and shake well to combine. Store in a cool, dark place, shaking every day, for one week or until the sugar has fully dissolved. Strain and decant into your last bottle segment.