26 March 2014 by

Make Your Mothers' Mother's Day With A Homemade Hamper!

[Photography courtesy of Luxe Box London]

Here at Grazia we have found Luxe Box London, a gift box service with a difference. Whether your Mum is a domestic goddess, enjoys an evening chilling out at home or you are looking for a gift for a new mummy there is a box to suit! It all started two years ago when brains behind this amazing service, Lucy Heale was looking for a box of treats that were stylish, thoughtful and unusual. After cherry picking, trend spotting and product testing some of her fav items Lucy began her company. She says, "When I put together our hampers I think about the story behind it, for example when people order our most popular box the Urban Goddess (pictured above); I imagine them cosy on the sofa with the Tweedmill blanket over them, with the Wild Candle lit and their Liptease bone china mug filled with steaming hot cocoa". Ahhh...sounds blissful! 

By Victoria Grier

Twitter @Vic Grier

DIY YOUR OWN HAMPER. CLICK THE GALLERY BELOW FOR TIPS AND TOP BUYS

1. WRAP IT UP!

Wicker baskets can be found online, in charity shops and at garden centres. We also love small vintage apple crates. 

[Photography from [a href="http://www.henandhammock.co.uk" target="_blank">Hen & Hammock[/a]]

2. SHRED SHRED SHRED

Although traditional straw is lovely, colourful tissue or shredded foreign language newspapers add padding and a touch of fun.

[Photography from [a href="http://www.papyrusonline.com" target="_blank">Papyrus Online[/a]]

3. RAINBOW STRANDS

Anyone who loves a bit of crafting loves ribbon. We found [a href="http://www.vvrouleaux.com" target="_blank">VV Rouleaux[/a] who sell all of their strands online.

[Photography from VV Rouleaux]

4. FOODIE FRAGRANCES

With [a href="http://www.jomalone.co.uk" target="_blank">Jo Malone[/a] scents such as: English Pear & Freesia, Blackberry & Bay and Nectarine blossom and honey; you'll be spoilt for choice! Prices start at £22.

[Photography from Jo Malone]

5. BRING ON THE BUBBLES!

When researching a nice bottle we were delighted to find the English Sparking Rosé Wine Nyetimber. Definitely worth every penny, £47.50 at [a href="http://www.harveynichols.com/food-wine/categories/wines-spirits/winesparkling/s415869-nyetimber-rose-08.html" target="_blank">Harvey Nichols[/a].

[Photography from Harvey Nichols]

6. TEA FOR TWO

It isn't Mothers Day without a spot of afternoon tea and where better than [a href="http://www.fortnumandmason.com" target="_blank">Fortnum & Mason[/a]. Their Fortmason blend is a delicious mixture of Indian and Chinese tea which is perfumed with the delicate aroma of orange blossom, comes in the iconic duck egg blue tin, £4.50.

[Photography from Fortnum & Mason]

7. BLOOMING BEAUTIFUL

We are really wild about the fantastic [a href="http://wildatheart.com" target="_blank">Wild At Heart [/a]Florists. Whether you decide to have a bespoke posey put together or choose one of their stunning Mothers Day specials you won't be dissapointed. They even deliver Nationwide which is the cherry on the cake.

[Photography from [a href="http://flowerona.com" target="_blank">Flowerona[/a]]

8.TASTY TITBITS

[a href="http://www.rococochocolates.com" target="_blank">Rococo Chocolates[/a] Heart Box number 2 includes chocolate covered stem ginger, passion fruit fondant creams and a rose raspberry and lycee dark chocolate ganache. At £45 per box there will be plenty to share (with your favourite daughter!!) 

[Photography from Rococo Chocolates]

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