It’s nearly Easter. Are you looking for alternative Easter gift ideas that don’t involve chocolate? Want to give a special someone a gift that will last more than five minutes? I have been searching the shops and come up with a number of gift ideas that everyone will love. Read on to discover more.
Easter has come round fast this year. Easter normally involves piles of chocolate eggs. While chocolate is always welcome, this year you might want to give a gift that lasts a little longer. Too much sugar is never a good idea and these gifts will bring pleasure to the recipient for longer.
When was the last time you sent a letter or a card to a special friend? Why not pop a card in the post and let them know you are thinking of them? Hallmark have a great range of cards for Easter. From quirky to religious to a celebration of Spring – there is bound to be one you love.
Itty Bittys are Hallmark’s range of small iconic characters. They have a big selection from Star Wars to Marvel Characters to the Peanuts gang and many more. These are great gifts as they make great toys or additions to the desk top. You may find that once you get one you start collecting them all. Perfect for kids or adults. RRP Around £6 depending on the character.
This set of five ceramic chicken measuring spoons from The Contemporary Home would make a perfect gift for a cook. The chicken keeps all the spoons together so you always know where they are. It would also look great in your kitchen adding a quirky focal point to the benches. RRP £25
Cancer Research UK has a new Hare Collection of homeware which is perfect for Easter. The range includes comfy cushions, snuggly blankets and cute doorstops like this one. The collection is available online or in Cancer Reseach UK’s 600 charity shops. Even better all the profits from selling these items is going towards the charity’s
life-sa ving work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all cancers.
The Hare doorstop is a great way to stop doors closing and would also look cute in the corner. (RRP £6.99)
Also from the Cancer Research UK collection are the hare cushions. These are incredibly soft and would add a contemporary look to your sofa. They come in small (RRP £3.99)and large (RRP £5.99). Why not get both?
Looking to add a little light into your life? This white rabbit lamp from Red Candy is perfect. (RRP £33.50). When lit it has a gentle glow which is perfect for a dark corner. It is really unusual and would make a talking point.
Boiled eggs are very much a part of Easter. I love these Sumo egg cups (RRP £10.95) from Red Candy. Eating an egg from these is bound to raise a smile. They are cunningly designed to hold your egg still inside so you can eat it easily. If these are not your style there are plenty of other quirky egg cup designs on the Red Candy site.
Why not encourage your child to get outdoors and get active over the Easter? This will help counteract all the calories that come from chocolate eggs. Skates have a great range of skateboards, scooters and roller skates that will make your child want to get outdoors.
My son has recently been trying out the Enuff Pyro II Complete Skateboard (RRP £44.95)
This skateboard is great for beginners. It comes ready to use and is great quality. The board itself is made from 8 ply Chinese maple which is flexible. The top has a non-grip surface and the underside has a stylish question mark design. My son has really been enjoying trying out his skateboard although he is not quite ready to do tricks.
is a great game to play with your little ones this Easter. The bunny sits atop the game watching the carrot field. The aim of the game is to pull the carrots out of the field without scaring the bunny. If you do he will leap into the air. The game is for 2-4 players aged 5+. It is great fun and will make the kids laugh a lot as they try to catch the bunny. RRP £19.99
What could be nicer than a scented candle to bring the smell of Spring indoors. The Flower Lady Luxury Scented Candle from Chase and Wonder is gorgeous. The candles are made in Britain and the glass jar features a lovely flower lady design. The scent is red rose petals, cassis, wild berries and galbaum which is ideal for Spring.
The candles are made from eco soy and vegetable wax and are hand poured in small batches making them unique. RRP £32
Over Easter I am sure you will be sitting down to afternoon tea with hot cross buns and simnel cake. These chicken and carnation mugs from Annabel James are ideal for serving tea. They are from Thornback & Peel’s new collection and feature blue hens alongside pastel carnations. RRP £12.95
This Easter bunny spotted butter dish makes the perfect addition to your Easter tea table. From Laura Lee designs the dish is hand painted cute white rabbits with little pink cheeks, ears and noses. This would make you smile at any time of year. RRP £28
Is there anything nicer than fresh bedding? Ara living have a new range of luxury linen made from the softest organic cotton. The range includes duvet sets, fitted sheets and flat sheets, pillow cases and throws. Each of the sets take their name and inspiration from areas in India.
I love the Malabar set with its elegant pin tuck pleats. It would really make any bedroom look stylish. A set of pillow cases is RRP £35 so this is a gift for someone really special.
What do you think of my selections? Would you give any of these to someone for Easter? Let me know below.
Some items were gifted for the purposes of this post. My opinions and thoughts are my own