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A guide to Mother's Day hampers, gift packs and lunches

The Forager

Spoil Mum while supporting local businesses with this guide to the best gift packs and hampers bursting with wine, chocolate and delicious feasts to be enjoyed in the comfort of home.

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Hindley Street’s Apoteca bar and restaurant has several options for Mother’s Day, with care packages including a hearty grazing box (pictured). There is also a decadent Mother’s Day three-course lunch to be enjoyed in home comfort for $85. Orders must be placed by noon today (Wednesday, May 6), with delivery within 5km of the CBD or  collection from Apoteca on Saturday. The venue also has an extensive menu of ‘heat and serve’ takeaway dining options. More info


SPARKKE at The Whitmore

Sparkke at The Whitmore is offering curated Brunch Boxes, packed with all the ingredients for a scrumptious Mother’s Day brunch: free-range eggs from Falkai Farm at Finniss, Boston Bay Smallgoods’ smoked leg ham, vine-ripened tomatoes from Kasim Erkoc’s Murray Bridge farm, and Abbotts and Kinney sourdough. There’s also muesli and house-made Belgian chocolate chip cookie dough. And to drink, the packs feature orange juice and a bottle of local Alpha Box & Dice Prosecco. Or, if you’re less hands-on in the kitchen, there are ready-made lunch and dinner meals of either lamb or eggplant moussaka. Limited numbers available, with contactless delivery or pick-up. More info


The National Wine Centre

The National Wine Centre is offering a family lunch of roast lamb with all the trimmings, delivered to customers’ doors in the Adelaide metro area on Saturday. For $120, including delivery, the lunch feeds four people and features slow-roasted lamb shoulder, potato dauphinoise, cauliflower and broccoli with cheese sauce, Vichy carrots, minted peas and red wine jus. The lunch is accompanied by a choice of either Incygnes 2016 Barossa Valley Shiraz or Lambrook ‘Spark’ Sparkling Pinot Noir. Orders will be delivered on Saturday. More info


Woodside Cheese Wrights

Artisan cheesemaker Kris Lloyd of Woodside Cheese Wrights is offering “the ultimate cheese experience”, in the form of the Surprise and Delight box for Mother’s Day. For $95 the package includes a decadent cheese board, with add-on beverage options, bringing together producers such as Woodside Cheese Wrights, Sparkke Change Beverage Company and Kangaroo Island Spirits. Florist Evie Harisson of Evebud has also created a locally grown bouquet. Last orders must be placed today -Wednesday, May 6. More info



Orso in Kensington has put together a Mother’s Day Takeaway Feast for two. The feast consists of a chickpea and lentil salad; fresh, house-made maccheroni pasta; braised beef brisket; crispy brussels sprouts; finished off with a couple of desserts – a slice of baked creamy vanilla cheesecake and a slice of dark chocolate and espresso mousse cake.

The food menu on its own is $110, but if you want to splash out a bit more (she is your mother and you owe her a nice day), you can select from a couple of sparkling wine or champagne options. Food and wine combined prices range from $145—$215. Takeaway orders must be placed by 10pm on Thursday, May 7. More info


Potted Thoughts

Cheltenham’s Potted Thoughts delivers gift packs that combine pot plants and bottles of Adelaide Gin from Australian Distilling Co. For $150 customers can purchase the Gin Flourish, which includes a large potted plant and full-size bottle of gin. Or, for a smaller budget of $60, there is the Little Gin Flourish with a medium potted plant paired with a mini bottle of gin. Next-day delivery is $9.50. More info



Executive chef at 2KW Trent Lymn has put together a special Mother’s Day lunch pack that includes a three-course meal to feed four people. For the main course, choose between whole-roasted koji-marinated Forest Range chicken or SA lamb shoulder with mint caramel, peas, and sugar snaps. Meals will be delivered on Saturday for those close to the CBD, or customers can pick up on Sunday morning. More info


Amadio Wines and FruChocs

For Mother’s Day, Amadio Wines and Robern Menz FruChocs have partnered to create three delicious gift packs available for purchase at Amadio’s Felixstow cellar door, or online. The Deliciously Shiraz Mother’s Day Gift Pack is $20, or $35 for either the Sparkling Crumble Mother’s Day Gift Pack or Ruby’s Delight Mother’s Day Gift Pack. More info


Barossa Chocolate Company

Barossa Valley Chocolate Company is offering a range of Mother’s Day gift packs, featuring some of its most popular products. Options include the Mum’s Heart pack (pictured) for $50. Gift packs can be picked up from the company’s Barossa store. Meanwhile, their online store contains the full range of artisan handmade chocolates, including sugar-free products and those catering for other dietary requirements. More info


Fred Eatery

Aldgate’s Fred Eatery is preparing takeaway heat-and-eat hampers for Mother’s Day, with a three-course meal for two people for $85. The hampers include spiced sweet potato and coconut soup, shredded lamb shank and red lentil pie, and Fred Tira-Tiramisu for dessert. Customers may also add a gnocchi bake to the order. Pre-order before noon on Friday, May 8, and collect Saturday, May 9, from 10am. On Mother’s Day, Fred Eatery will be open for takeaway orders of all-day breakfast and lunch meals. More info


FINO and Seppeltsfield

FINO and Seppeltsfield Wines have partnered to create an indulgent Mother’s Day FINO at Home dining experience. For $110, the feast feeds up to three people, with a shiraz pie with braised Hutton Vale lamb ready to be warmed in the oven. It also includes pickled vegetables and a selection of house-cured salumi, kalamata olives and tomato, with sides of mashed potato and a green salad, and finishing with tiramisu. The dishes are complemented with wines from Seppeltsfield. There are only 100 available, with orders closing today – Wednesday, May 6, at 5pm. More info


The Currant Shed

The Currant Shed’s award-winning chefs have put together a range of delightful three-course lunch or dinner packs full of delicious food made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients – with local wine and some extra indulgent goodies on the side. The packs can be delivered straight to you or your mum’s door, ready to be heated. Orders will be taken until Friday night for delivery on Saturday, in time for Mother’s Day. More info


Mayfair Hotel

The Mayfair Hotel’s High Tea Hamper features a selection of sweets and savouries, with sandwiches, sausage rolls, chicken curry puffs and quiche Lorraine. These savoury options sit alongside desserts such as scones with jam and cream, macarons, chocolate passionfruit cake, and a jar of honey from the hotel’s rooftop apiary. Prices start from $89. More info


Barossa Chateau

Spoil your mum with a bundle of products from Barossa Chateau, including the Pamper Pack (above) for $89. There are several gift packs to choose from, which include wine, skincare and fashion products. Delivery fees may apply, and Barossa Chateau recommends customers place orders today (Wednesday, May 6) for Friday delivery. More info



Pre-order your NIDO Mother’s Day Family Pack, which includes a choice of either lasagne or cannelloni, whipped ricotta, honey and gnocco fritto, plus crab fingers, salad, garlic bread and tiramisu for $98. Add a bottle of wine for $15. Limited numbers are available. Contact info



Melba’s Chocolates has a range of Mother’s Day gift packages, including a DIY hot chocolate pack that includes dark, white and milk chocolate buds, with marshmallows, whisk and mugs. Available for pick up from Melba’s at Woodside. More info


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