It’s one of our favourite times of year – the Cheltenham Festival, Aintree Grand National and Easter Eggcitement all round! We’ve seleggted some delectable delights and great gifts for a Happy Easter:
Prices correct at time of writing.
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Whether you’re decorating Easter cakes or organising an egg hunt, these small but eggsuberant treats are hugely popular with chocaholics of all ages!
A Quarter Of… has a selection of eggcellent treats including:
Chocolate Speckled Eggs – decorated to look like little birds’ eggs these crisp candy shells are filled with milk chocolate. Available in 250g (8.8oz) for £2.67 or 3kg Bag for £23.60 (save £7.86).
Cadburys Creme Eggs – a British classic and firm favourite for over 50 years. The thick, Cadbury’s milk chocolate shell is filled with a soft fondant centre. Price £2.97 for five eggs.
Haribo Fried Eggs – for those who don’t like chocolate how about this fun alternative? Available in 250g (8.8oz) for £2.27); 3kg Bag for £18.79 (save £7.96) or in a Large Sweetshop Gift Jar (approx 2.5kg–3kg depending on the sweet) with your own PERSONALISED message, price £18.23.
Planning an Easter egg hunt? Find a fabulous selection of Easter baskets on Etsy.
These Handmade Milk Hot Chocolate Stirrers are eggsembled using top quality Belgian Chocolate with KitKat Bunny and micro Easter eggs. Each stirrer weighs around 50 grams and comes wrapped in a clear cellophane bag filled with mini marshmallows and tied with ribbon. There is also the option to add a personalised hand written card.
Price from £2.75. Available from TheChocoMangoBakery via Etsy – pre-orders can be taken for Easter delivery.
If you’re unable to meet family and friends in person this personalised letterbox Easter egg will make an eggstra special Easter surprise! You can add a name and message of your choice to the box alongside the words ‘Happy Easter’. It fits straight through the letterbox and is a delicious Easter gift for a big or little kid.
Price £9.99 from Getting Personal.
Looking to spoil someone this Easter? Order up these special seleggtions for a beautifully presented and delicious surprise.
This fine dark chocolate Easter egg has a uniquely deggorated bird-house design complete with little chick. Containing a selection of four dark chocolates and presented in a gift box with wax seal and ribbon. Also available in milk chocolate.
Price £15.95 from Chocolate Trading Co.
Nothing quite sums up the Easter eggsperience than the audible crack when breaking the shell of a chocolate Easter egg. This Salted Caramel Chocolate Egg will not disappoint! From luxury chocolatiers, Love Cocoa, this eggstravagant Easter Egg Gift also includes a pack of chocolate mini-eggs and a bar of Honeycomb chocolate.
Price £35 from Hampers.com
Looking for a different Easter eggsperience? This Happy Easter Popcorn Gift Tin contains three gourmet popcorn flavours, packed in separate bags and wrapped with a beautiful bow. The popcorn flavours are: Caramel, a classic and smooth butterscotch flavour with a hint of sea salt; Chocolate, a cocoa-infused caramel base is topped with smooth Belgian milk chocolate; and Cookies & Cream, a rich caramel base, topped with white chocolate and chocolate biscuit crumbs.
Price £28. By Popcorn Shed and available from Joules.
EASTER AT HOME
With most travel still off the cards, this year offers a great eggscuse for some Easter tweaks to your home décor.
Iwantoneofthose (IWOOT) has a wide range of Easter cushion designs in soft touch fabric. Bright and cheerful, they provide an instant Easter makeover for sofas, chairs and beds – and simply slip a different cushion cover over them when Easter has eggspired… until next year! Available in sizes 40x40cm or 60x60cm.
Price from £19.99 from IWOOT.
As well as fabulous ceramics, Emma Bridgewater offers a range of felted wool Easter decorations including chicks, eggs in a nest and bunnies. Perfect for eggshibiting in an Easter centrepiece or small enough to post with a card – see also her Pack of 5 Daffodils Happy Easter Cards.
Felted decorations £7.95 each, Pack of 5 Cards £3.75. Available from Emma Bridgewater.
Planning to decorate boiled eggs for Easter? This egg shaped cooker from Swan will boil up to seven eggs at a time, so the whole family can get cracking on their designs at once! It can also poach up to three eggs for an indulgent Easter breakfast. For eggspert results, simply place your eggs into the tray, choose from one of the three settings (soft, medium and hard) close the lid and wait for the buzzer to sound.
Price £19 from La Redoute.
HAPPY HEALTHY EASTER
If your health and fitness regime does not eggstend to the usual chocolate offerings, how about some healthy Easter alternatives?
This organic juice contains beetroot combined with raw cacao for an eggcersise energy boost. While the beetroot is energising, the bean from cocoa is very rich in flavinols (antioxidants that fight free radicals) which help to lower blood pressure and improve blood flow to the brain and heart (as per research from the Cleveland Clinic).
Price £49 for one month supply/pack of 30 shots, from Britts Superfoods.
This powdered nutritional shake comes in a tasty chocolate flavour and contains a range of eggssential nutrients and vitamins to support muscles and boost energy. It helps to maintain muscle mass, normal bones and regular muscle function with Vitamin D, calcium and protein; and helps to stem fatigue and boost energy release with pantothenic acid, niacin and vitamins C, B2, B6 and B12.
Price was £15, now £10 from Boots.
Has all the chocolate given your kids a sugar rush? The LSW Mind Cards: Kids’ Edition makes it fun and easy for you to introduce the power of mindfulness, gratitude and affirmations, and help your child to keep calm, understand their feelings and focus on the present. And eggshale….
Price £8.99 from LSW Mind Cards.
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