Our top 5 gifts for mum

02 May 2017

Trying to buy for a mum who has everything? Why try and re-invent the wheel when you can spoil her with these traditional favourites?


1. XO Teas $13.95

Does mum love nothing more than a long hot cuppa? The XO range of gourmet loose leaf teas not only look gorgeous; they taste great too. Made locally in Perth, the XO Tea range includes black, green, white, oolong and herbal varieties, many of which are equally yummy chilled.

For mums, we love the elegant Devonshire tea. Made from Sri Lankan orange pekoe black tea, it’s the perfect accompaniment to scones piled with dollops of cream and jam.

As the temperature drops, embrace the cooler weather with the spicy Autumn Strudel, a leafy black tea blended with cinnamon, apple and almond.

Casablanca is XO Tea’s exotic spin on a traditional Moroccan brew featuring a blend of organic Sencha, aromatic peppermint and strawberry.

And Aurora is a floral night time tea, perfect for those who have trouble relaxing and switching off in the evenings.


2. Assorted cookbooks

For the mum who loves creating in the kitchen, a gorgeous cookbook full of inspiring photography is the perfect gift. The Black Truffle’s carefully curated collection of titles includes the newly released The Cook & The Baker ($50) by Cherie Bevan and Tass Tauroa. This hard-cover cookbook features tried and tested recipes, such as flourless chocolate fudge cake and filled donuts, from Sydney’s famous bakery after which the book is named. High Tea ($40), released by the McGrath Foundation, is filled with essential High tea recipes by Stephanie Alexander, David Herbert, Belinda Jeffery and Nigella Lawson including sandwiches, savoury bites and cakes big and small. It also offers creative hosting tips and ideas.

The Art of the Cheese Plate ($65) by chef and fromager Tia Keenan matches cheese from across the globe with seasonally-inspired accompaniments and offers recipes to elevate your cheese platter to the next level.


3. Fresh bouquets of seasonal flowers from $25

Add colour to mum’s day with a bunch of fresh blooms by local florist, Lime Flowers. Creating stunning bouquets for over 15 years, Lime supplies The Black Truffle with fresh arrangements each week. On Mother’s Day, there will be more choice than

usual so swing past on your way to visit mum.


4. Whistler’s French-wrapped chocolate bars $15.95 each

Has mum got a sweet tooth? These delicate floral-wrapped, fine-quality chocolate bars by Whistler’s are ideal. They’re available in milk and dark (50 percent and 70 percent) chocolate and come in a large choice of pretty French wrappers.


5. Bespoke gift hampers from $30

The ultimate gift for foodie mums is a gourmet gift hamper, crammed full of unique and often
hard-to-find tasty treats. While we have a great range of pre-wrapped hampers available in-store and online, if you have something particular in mind we can create bespoke packages. Speak to our friendly team to put the ideal hamper together for mum.