Think of Easter and you will almost certainly begin dreaming of chocolate eggs because, well who doesn’t love a chocolate egg? I love seeing them all lined up on supermarket shelves, from little ones for a Pound up to large personalised ones for upwards of £30. This year for my Easter guide, along side chocolate (no Easter Gift guide is complete without some eggs, let’s face it) I wanted to show some other gifting ideas too. So shall we get stuck in?
Flora the Bunny
As soon as this arrived I took it round to Lily (my 10 month old granddaughter) to see what she thinks of it. She was mesmerised and within minutes was pointing her finger at Flora’s paws trying to make sing again. Flora plays peek-a-boo, with her ears covering her eyes in time to the song, it really is gorgeous. There are two different modes, one is Flora singing and one is her playing/chatting, both of them activated by pressing her feet. Lily sat and played with her over and over again and I can see this becoming a firm favourite. Proof that bunnies are not just for Easter. It requires 3 AA batteries, but comes with them. The RRP is £30 but I saw that John Lewis have them on sale on their website for £27 at the moment.
Breakfast in Bed
Who doesn’t love breakfast in bed? It is the ultimate weekend treat isn’t it? You can organise this with a voucher from Buy A Gift who have vouchers available for all sorts of foodie goodies, including a wooden breakfast tray containing a half bottle of Prosecco, smoked salmon, croissants, jam, coffee and tea ready for you take back to bed for a lazy morning. I have been saving this one for the weekend for sure!
Hampers.com were kind enough to send me a hamper with a beautiful chocolate egg, some mini eggs and a bar of luxury chocolate, all presented in a sturdy cardboard box that would make a gorgeous present and arrive in tip top condition. There are lots of lovely gift ideas on their website, with prices in the Easter section starting at £20.
Easter themed Haribo
I mean, come on, who doesnt love Haribo? And every year they seem to come out with more and more products. There are 10 packs of assorted Haribo in the Eggs Galore multi packs, and the Chick and Mix box makes a perfect Easter gift for anybody who can’t eat chocolate
Egg shaped bath bombs are sure to go down a storm with anyone who is avoiding sweet things altogether, or if you want to send a gift that is just a bit different. There are half a dozen strawberry egg shaped bath bombs in this cute box from Mad Beauty and they smell amazing! I also adore this Bugs Bunny headband, perfect for keeping hair out of your eyes as you do your make up. Both products are £7.99.
When Send Them Cupcakes got in touch to ask if I would like to receive a box of their Easter cupcakes I had no idea they would be so adorable. The photos on their website dont do them justice. I was also a bit dubious about whether they would arrive in one piece. And they did! They were beautifully packaged and each of the six cupcakes (all with different designs) were stuck to the box so there was no chance of them moving about in transit. I was seriously impressed and will definitely be using them again, especially as they do next day delivery. Prices are from £15 for six
If you want to move away from anything edible then how about something lovely for the recipient’s home? ARRAN Sense of Scotland have some adorable gifts including reed diffusers, candles and smellies for the body. Honestly I could get lost on their website for ages. I was sent this diffuser from their “After the Rain” collection which is a heady scent of lime, rose and sandalwood. It is gorgeous. They come in beautiful sturdy tins and are available for £30.
With spring soon to be sprung and the Easter bunny nearly upon us, here’s a way to get equally hoppy… (did you see what I did there?). Perfect for loved ones that Lockdown makes it impossible to see, or just as a treat for yourself, Round Corner Brewing has cornered six of its hoppiest beers into a fantastic Easter gift pack.
The six represent the very best of the brewery – which is based in the country’s oldest market, in the centre of the UK’s ‘rural food capital’, Melton Mowbray. Funnily enough, the town that grew up in, so this really does remind me of home, and dad if you are reading this the next time I see you these will be handed over at a safe distance!
The brewery has created a twelve pack for Spring and Easter featuring two of each beautifully crafted beer for just £30.00.
These make a lovely gift for any foodies in your life, or the perfect accompaniment to your Easter table for six if you are getting together for a socially distanced picnic this weekend. Made from foods that have been rejected from elsewhere in the food chain for being the wrong shape, size or colour, Rubies in the Rubble turn it all into delicious relishes. This pack of three retails for £12 and if you use Easter20 at check out there is currently 20% off.
Who knew you could still find Dinosaur Eggs in Britain?! Well you can thanks to Fruit-Bowl. Made from raisins covered in yummy yogurt these make a tasty snack, perfect pick me up after school, or can be used to decorate home made Easter delights. All the colours are natural and because they come in individual bags featuring a different dinosaur, they are perfect for outdoor egg hunts too! Just £2 for a pack of 5.
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