Whether you’re looking for chocoholic heaven, healthy alternatives or non-edible Easter gifts, we’ve rounded up some of our favourites (and you can enjoy our Easter egg hunt along the way too!)…
This hand-made paper mache Easter egg is created in Kashmir with an eggs-quisitely hand-painted, varnished finish. Topped off with a ribbon bow. Find Booja Booja’s award winning, dark chocolate, almond and sea salt caramel truffles inside.
PRICE: Small, 3 truffles, £9.95 (RRP £11.95); Large, 12 truffles £25.95 (RRP £28.95) from the Chocolate Trading Company.
This huge shell is pure chocolate, thick 65 per cent dark, coated in a thin layer of white, before being hand-sprayed with natural colours to make it look as if it were laid by a giant, chocoholic hen. Inside, pretty blue milk chocolate eggs are filled with sea salt caramel, with a pile of edible ‘soil’ to dip them into, a mix of cacao nibs, freeze dried passion fruit and white chocolate shards. Eggstraordinary!
PRICE: £20 from Waitrose.
Looking for an alternative to chocolate? Try this cheeky flopsy bunny filled with deliciously juicy and very colourful Assorted Gourmet Jelly Beans. And the best bit? Well, after you’ve eaten all the beans, you can eggs-plore ideas for your empty Bunny shell: you can use it as a jelly mould, or you can use it to make sand rabbits at the beach…. or, best of all, you can get more Jelly Beans and start all over again!
PRICE: £4.97 per bunny from A Quarter Of.
Forget flowers: this Chocolate Bouquet includes 18 bars of chocolates, all wrapped and presented to look like a beautiful bunch of flowers… only this bunch is considerably sweeter! Contains 2 x Curly Wurly, 1 x Lion bar, 1 x Bounty bar, 2 x Milky bars, 1 x packet of Maltesers, 1 x Milky Way twin, 1 x Chomp, 2 x Dairy Milk bars, 2 x Ripple, 1 x Boost bar, 1 x Wispa, 1 x Daim, 1 x Caramel bar, 1 x Yankie bar, 1 x Picnic bar and 1 x Crunchie. A truly eggs-tensive selection!
PRICE: £32 from Hamper.com
For a fabulous Easter gift try this attractive wicker trug, eggs-uding treats including a Butlers Assorted Egg Stick Pack, Buttermilk Hot Cross Bun Fudge, Frank’s Luxury Easter Biscuits, Ooh! Chocolata Very Honeycomb Hen, Ooh! Chocolata White Chocolate Bunny, and The Original Cake Company 4″ Round Simnel Cake.
PRICE: £32.50 from Virginia Hayward Hampers.
This eggs-travagant wicker basket is filled with a mix of sweet and savoury goodies plus a crisp white wine. The centrepiece is a hand crafted Belgian chocolate egg from Cottage Delight. You’ll also find a large family sized fruit cake, savoury breadsticks, olives, nuts, biscuits, fruits in syrup, marzipan, fudge and of course a large selection of chocolates. The perfect piece for a racing picnic!
PRICE: Was £75, now £63.25 from Hampergifts.
Been avoiding chocolate and sweets for Lent and don’t want to fall off the wagon now? How about a healthy alternative? The eggs-emplary Rainbow Juice bag contains 8 x 28ml sachets: 2x Wheatgrass Juice, 2x Beetroot Juice, 2x Elixir Vitality and 2x Kale, for all-round health and happiness!
PRICE: £17.50 from Britt’s Superfoods.
Going on an Easter egg hunt? These mini buckets will carry a few mini eggs, or can be used as a quirky egg cup for a (real) boiled egg. Coloured in Vintage Blue with Hens, by Eddingtons, they come packaged in a gift presentation box. Can also be used with a mini tealight candle. Eggs-cellent.
PRICE: £4.99 for a set of four from Selections.com
Crafted from cream coated wirework in the shape of a chicken, this rustic basket will hold up to 12 small or 9 large eggs, and will add eggs-tra country charm to your kitchen work top. Fill it with chocolate eggs for a fun Easter table decoration.
PRICE: £9.99 (You Save: £2.46) from I Want One Of Those.
How many eggs did you count?
Answer: 29 (or 30 including intro).
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