Published On: Thu, Mar 23rd, 2017

Italia! Top Picks for Mother’s Day

In this Mother’s Day round-up, take your pick from stylish travel and homeware and more…

The Perfect Match

Everyone needs a sweet treat from time to time, and this silky spread from Sous Chef is a tempting combo of smooth chocolate and Sicilian hazelnuts.

Add as a final flourish to your desserts, spread it on crusty bread or crêpes, stir into hot chocolate… Or just eat it with a spoon straight from the jar. We won’t tell!

Sicilian Hazelnut Cream, £6.50 from Sous Chef

Let it shine

Think relaxed colonial style with an up-to-date twist, and you’ve got the gist of House of Fraser’s latest Junipa collection of homewares, with everything from tableware to furniture, bedding and other stylish accessories.

We think this artichoke table lamp is a real winner. In subtle, neutral tones, it would sit perfectly in a muted setting or as a foil to a busier, more vibrant colour scheme.

The Junipa Table Lamp costs £120 from From House of Fraser

Juice it up

Lemons are a key ingredient in Italian cooking, the length and breadth of the country.

If you love the citrus snap of fresh lemon juice, you’ll be pleased to know that iconic Italian brand Smeg has brought out a new range of citrus juicers in a quartet of soft pastel shades, plus red and black, just right for any spring kitchen.

The Citrus Juicer CJF01 costs £99.95 from smeguk

Leafy light

Green is the colour of the moment, having been voted the Pantone colour of the year, so this naturalistic tealight holder by Gisela Graham is bang on trend.

Made from individual ceramic leaves in cool, verdant tones, this artichoke accessory has a real retro look – the perfect ornament to add to your spring décor shopping list this month.

The Tealight Holder costs £12 from The Contemporary Home, from tch

Blooming lovely

Treat your settee to this sumptuous Samoa cushion by Missoni Home. We love its subtle chequered detail.

From Amara, £216, From Amara

Travel on the glow

Still keeping the classic lines of the original Cosmolite Curv suitcase, Samsonite brings us its 21st-century incarnation.

Made from lighter materials, it’s just as sturdy, and stylish – a classy choice for your travels this year and in years to come.

The Cosmolite Copper Blush (75cm) costs £349 from Samsonite

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