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Mother’s Day Edit 1: The Entertainer

Mother’s Day Edit 1: The Entertainer

We all know that Mum who loves to entertain - the Mum who always hosts Christmas, who would usually about now be planning the Mother’s Day lunch for twelve, and whose casual Sunday afternoon drinks always look like something out of a Nancy Meyers film. 

This Mum can often feel difficult to buy for, since it seems like she has everything together. And don’t get us wrong, she does. But we’ve put together the perfect gift guide that will give her table settings an edge and take her get-togethers to the next level. 

Bianca Lorenne Apron

Every kitchen-wizard needs a good quality apron, preferably one that doesn’t say “Kiss The Cook”. That’s where we come in. This linen apron from Bianca Lorenne is available in blue and pine, and features an adjustable neck strap and front pocket for nick nacks. This gift shows you’re thoughtful while also ensuring Mum’s fit to bake your favourite treats. 

Alexander Mills Brass Chefs Pepper Mill


Let’s face it, your Mum deserves the best. And this manual-cast brass pepper mill, handmade in Greece, is just about as good as it gets. Your Mum will wow guests as she offers them pepper with that poached salmon, and while she might pretend she’s had it for years (“Oh this old thing?!”) it will cement you as her favourite child for years to come. 

Laguiole Black Dessert Forks


The entertainer Mum prides herself on knowing her dessert fork from her caviar fork, and this stunning set from Laguiole will last her a lifetime. Crafted from stainless steel with coloured resin handles, they’ll tackle all desserts from Pavs to Panna Cotta.

“Platters + Boards” by Shelly Westerhausen

While your Mum won’t necessarily have Instagram, she definitely wants her platters to look instagrammable. This gorgeous cookbook will give her the tools to create platters that are a feast for the eyes as well as the tummies. It includes forty different arrangements as well as top tips from food blogger and cookbook author Shelly Westerhausen on choosing the right tools and ingredients. YUM!

Botswana Botanical Set of 4 Glasses

Did someone say soda water with lemon? Coming right up. Your Mum will love to impress her guests with these gorgeous glasses, which come gift boxed. In high summer they’ll transform any Kiwi back-garden into a tropical Oasis. 

Cabbage Oval Platter

Any entertainer knows that you can never have too many platters, and this is one your Mum will treasure. Made and designed in Portugal by Bordalla Pinheiro, who are famed for their artistic earthenware, this cabbage design is iconic as well as practical - perfect for serving up some yummy Josh Emmett potatoes. 

Whatever gift you choose, we know your Mum will adore it because it’s from you - but we hope this guide has narrowed down your choices.

x Team Crisp

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