It was boxing day last year when I saw my first Easter Egg which is a little bit crazy but as it is now two weeks until the Easter weekend I thought it would be the ideal time to share a selection of gifts that you can give at this time of year. This includes some chocolate but also a look at some other alternatives that would go down well.
Treats for everyone’ tummy
You can’t say Easter and not think of chocolate so the following gifts are ones that will satisfy someone with a sweet tooth.
If you have a dietary requirement or want to cut back on your sugar intake then you don’t have to miss out as Holland and Barrett have you covered with a range of delicious tasting eggs and Easter themed products.
If you are more of a sweet person that a chocolate person then Haribo have a great selection of Easter themed items that not only look good but taste good too. They even have some Easter Hunt mini bags so you can control the amount of sugar your kids (or you) are having too.
Cadbury always have a great selection of Easter treats to choose from and this year is no different. Both of my girls fell in love with the button filled chick and I was very partial to the mini creme eggs which I reckon have the perfect balance of chocolate to filling. The Cadbury mini eggs are perfect for making chocolate nest cakes as an afternoon activity and also a great way of using up excess chocolate.
If you are looking for something a little more indulgent then the Lily O’Brien’s Petit Indulgence collection feature some delicious little pudding treats that give you a lovely treat in a tiny package. I find these are really good when I want something sweet but I don’t want to spoil my diet.
Treats for the body and mind
It is at this time of year that many people start to look after their bodies. They are thinking about summer and having more skin on show and want to look at feel their best. These next gifts help with that.
Lush have an amazing selection of Easter products including a face mask jelly shaped like a bunny and a bunch of carrots you put in the bath. If you are looking for an indulgent treat you are not supposed to eat then Lush is the ideal place to visit.
Not all chocolate is made to be consumed and these chocolate based 7th Heaven face masks look and smell divine whilst nourishing your skin. We had a bit of a fight in our house over who was going to use which one and they went down really well.
Treats for the kids
When I was a kid we were really happy just to get one Easter Egg but it seems that expectations have changed. Here are a set of gifts that any kid would be egg-cited to receive.
This JCB Easter Egg with toy digger gives your recipient the best of both worlds. They get something to eat and a toy to keep afterwards. The digger is really well made and the box looks fabulous too. Available in Asda, Tesco, Morrisons and Waitrose it shouldnt be hard to get your hands on one of these.
This Color’Peps Jungle Innovation pen set from Maped Helix looks really good sat on my daughters desk. It is the ideal gift to keep children entertained throughout the holidays. You can find lots of fun on the MapedHelix website http://www.maped-creatives.
This Shimmer & Shine craft egg from Sambro is a perfect on the go activity. Also available in other designs such as Disney Pixar Cars, the egg contains 10 mini colouring sheets, pens, crayons, stamps, ink and finger paints. These craft eggs are available at Tesco and are great at keeping the kids occupied.
These fabulous boiled egg moulds from Sous Chef allow you to make fabulously shaped boiled eggs that kids will love. These are really easy to use and they produce a great result which my daughters loved.
If your kids are the creative type then this Easter why not get them this adorable Hama beads set which includes 400 beads and a variety of Easter designs.
If your kids are more into collectibles then this gorgeous chocolate rabbit family from Sylvanian Families is the perfect replacement for chocolate. I mean where else will you get rabbits and chocolate together that you cant eat? Let their imaginations run wild as they imagine the Chocolate Rabbit family delivering Easter Eggs all over the world.
If you are looking for something a little more extravagant then Skates.co.uk have the perfect answer with these amazing Unicorn Heelys with a twister tongue giving them a fantastic look. Unfortunately, they don’t do them in my size because they are the coolest thing I have seen in a long time.
I hope you have enjoyed my collection of Easter treats and it has given you some ideas on what you can get to celebrate this time of year.