25 Mar Easter Gift Guide 2013
I absolutely love Easter- the family get togethers, the children’s Easter egg hunts, the roast dinners and of course the delicious chocolate Easter eggs.
If you want to have an even more special Easter this year and you are looking for some eggs-tra special gifts for your loved ones, keep reading our fantastic Easter Gift Guide.
Cadbury’s Treats to Tempt your Taste buds
Available at www.cadbury.co.uk.
This Easter, Cadbury’s have introduced a number of new treats, created to bring a touch of magic and joy to the Easter weekend.
Brand new this year is Cadbury Egg ‘n’ Spoon. Presented in a purple egg carton, Cadbury Egg ‘n’ Spoon contains four individual milk chocolate eggs – each one generously filled with a tasty, light and fluffy mousse in two flavours; Chocolate Mousse and Milky Mousse.
For an extra special Easter treat, Cadbury have also brought out the Cadbury Thoughtful Gesture Easter Egg. This egg is presented in a beautiful gift box and ribbon finish. They are available in three of Cadbury’s best-loved brands, Cadbury Dairy Milk, Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel and Cadbury Mini Egg.
For those families who are going to enjoy Easter at home, Cadbury have created the ideal gift. The Easter Egg Trail Pack is a fun filled pack that provides everything you need to set your own exciting Easter trails at home. The pack contains ten tasty Cadbury chocolate hollow eggs, cut out trail markers and coloured arrows to guide the way and help plan the trail. There is also a delicious bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs for the winner!
Green and Black’s Delicious Easter Collection
Available at www.greenandblacks.co.uk
Available this Easter from Green and Black are the premium Tasting Collection egg, the classic Large Egg Collection, the classic Medium Egg Collection and the exciting Explorer eggs.
The premium Tasting Collection egg is an ultimate chocolate experience. This includes a large dark chocolate egg accompanied by a mix of 24 miniature bars of Green & Black’s signature flavours. It also contains tasting note cards featuring interesting facts, recipe suggestions and flavour combination ideas.
The classic Large Egg Collection is available in milk or dark chocolate and include two full size bars. The classic Medium Egg Collection is available in milk, dark 70%, mint and butterscotch.
Made for the little explorers in your life, the Green and Black Explorer eggs are available in either pink or blue. Both eggs feature the adventures of George and Bella on their journey to a magical place where cocoa grows on trees. There are also puzzles and games on the back of the box to entertain your little explorers.
Thorntons Easter Treats to Tickle your Taste Buds
Available at www.thorntons.co.uk
Thorntons’ Easter range includes some delicious treats. Thorntons’ Scrummy Eggs are a little bit different; flavours include Tempting Trifle Egg and Black Forest Gateau Egg.
Thorntons also have an extra special egg for sharing with family and friends, the enormous new Marvellously Magnificent Giant Chocolate Egg.
For the ultimate stylish gift this Easter, the limited edition Lace Egg is ideal. With its intricate milk and dark chocolate lace detail, smooth milk chocolate shell and delicate piping, it makes a truly stunning present.
Thorntons haven’t forgotten little ones either this Easter. There’s a wide selection of themed eggs including the new Shining Star Egg and the Footy Fanatic Egg.
Thorntons much-loved Bramble Bunny is also back this year. First there’s the mini Bramble Bunny for that small treat, then 155g Bramble Bunny model, which can be personalised with your loved ones name, and finally the impressive 250g Bramble Bunny model. There are also perfect little treats, costing less than a pound- the Bramble and Lenny Lollies.
Organic Seed and Bean Fabulous Hampers
Available at www.seedandbean.co.uk
Rather than give a chocolate egg for Easter, Organic Seed and Bean chocolate hampers are a special way to show your loved ones you care.
Organic Seed and Bean are the UK’s only 100% ethically accredited chocolate company that has varieties suitable for vegans and vegetarians. All their chocolate is handmade in Northampton and they source the finest cocoa from around the world to create the most exciting and unique flavoured chocolate bars. Flavours include Lavender Extra Dark Chocolate, Lemon & Poppy Seeds Creamy White Chocolate and Chilli & Lime Extra Dark Chocolate.
They offer a range of hamper sizes, filled with delicious delights. The ‘Ultimate’ Box of Chocolate is their biggest hamper containing 30 bars. The ‘Indulge’ Box of Chocolate, ‘Pure’ dark Chocolate Box and the ‘Enjoy’ Gift Box are also available. The ‘Ultimate’, ‘Pure’ and ‘Indulge’ hampers come within a lovely plain wooden box, perfect for keeping all your favourite chocolates.
‘Free From’ Easter Treats for all the Family
Available at www.hollandandbarrett.com
If you are following a ‘free from’ diet, Easter doesn’t have to be cancelled. Holland and Barrett stock a wide range of chocolate Easter goodies that don’t compromise on taste or quality.
Whether you are intolerant to gluten, dairy, egg and wheat or are following a vegetarian or vegan diet there is something for everyone.
Children’s Dairy Free alternative to milk and white chocolate bunnies are available for younger ones. These are new for 2013 and are a deliciously creamy alternative to milk. There is also a creamy dairy free white chocolate egg. Its amazing taste resulted in it being shortlisted for the Freefrom Food Awards 2012.
There are also deliciously chocolaty Easter eggs suitable for adults who follow a dairy free, wheat free, gluten free or egg free diet. The Dairy Free Dark Chocolate Easter egg is one such egg. It’s ideal for those partial to a dark chocolate delight.
Also available are the Caramel Easter Eggs with mouth-watering Caramel Flavoured Truffles.
For chocoholic grown-ups the Booja-Booja Organic Hazelnut Crunch Truffle Eggs are the ultimate Easter gift. Each exquisite egg is handmade and meticulously decorated. Every egg is a unique piece of art which can be treasured long after the gorgeous hazelnut crunch truffles have been eaten.
Guylian’s Divine Belgian Chocolate Easter Gifts
Available at www.guylian.co.uk
Guylian, the world’s favourite Belgian chocolatier, has a delectable range of Easter gifts for 2013. Each Guylian gift is perfect for either sharing or treating yourself.
The Seashell Egg, a premium chocolate egg accompanied by a box of gorgeous Guylian chocolates, is an ideal gift for a loved one.
Or for someone extra special, the Guylian Luxury Egg is available. This gift includes a luxury egg which is perfectly complimented by a box of Guylian’s Luxury Belgian chocolates; a mixture of classic seashells, opus pralines and truffles.
Guylian also have treats for younger ones as well. The Guylian Mini Filled Eggs are ideal for Easter Egg hunts. Each Mini filled Guylian chocolate egg is individually wrapped in a choice of three mouth-watering flavours; milk chocolate truffle, milk chocolate praline and dark chocolate praline.
Krispy Kreme Chocomania Range
Available at www.krispykreme.co.uk
This Easter Krispy Kreme UK is offering a feast of chocolatey delights with Chocomania.
Krispy Kreme’s new delicacies are a White Chocolate and Almond Praline doughnut. This fabulous doughnut is filled with a smooth almond praline kreme and topped with white chocolate icing and roasted almonds. Also available is the Cookie Crunch doughnut which is their signature doughnut topped with chocolate icing and cookie crunch.
As part of the Chocmania range is the popular Chocolate Dreamcake which has been treated with a wonderful makeover. This ultimate chocolate experience is filled with a gooey chocolate sauce, hand dipped in chocolate icing and drizzled in white chocolate.
If that’s not enough, there is also the Chocolate Praline Fudge Cake available and the White Chocolate and Almond Latte, perfect for washing down these delicious treats.
Chocomania is available from 18th March-28th April, so order now before you miss out!
And for something a little different…
The Fabulous Watchshop Watches
Available at www.watchshop.com
As an alternative to chocolate this Easter, the Watchshop have some lovely gifts for young ones.
The attractive Moshi Monster watches with charms are available in lovely vibrant colours which children will absolutely love. The watches have a plastic/resin case and are fitted with a quartz movement. They fasten with a rubber strap, have a white dial and come complete with charms.
The colourful Tikkers watches are also available at the Watchshop. Tikkers watches are made from plastic/resin, are powered by a quartz movement and are fastened with a rubber strap. There are 35 colours and styles available at the Watchshop so you are certain to find a watch to suit your child and that they will love.
Early Learning Centre Easter Crafts
For more information www.elc.co.uk
Rather than buy more chocolate for little ones, Early Learning Centre have some wonderful Easter Crafts available for children aged 3+.
‘Make your own Easter Cards’ are one of the fabulous craft sets available. Children can create six Easter cards featuring sweet spring time animals and Easter eggs.
Little ones can also make their own Easter masks and Easter flowers. Each ‘Make your own…’ kit is easy to put together and contain pre-cut shapes.
To develop their sewing skills the ‘Sew Your Own Easter Puppets’ and ‘Sew Your Own Easter Bag’ are available. Children simply sew together the pre-cut shapes using the plastic needle and the thread provided. They then add details to their finished product.
Early Learning Centre also have a fantastic Easter Egg Hunt Game which is great fun for children. The game includes 15 cardboard eggs, 4 bags and 9 signs. Hide the eggs around the house or garden, leave the signs around as clues and let the children hunt for the eggs. A game they will love to play again and again.
Delightful Egg Cups and Cosies by PO from Gilberts
Available at www.topgourmet.co.uk
If you want a gift to give to a loved one that will last long after Easter, then these fun egg cups and cosies by PO for Gilberts are ideal.
These egg cups and cosies will put a smile on any face first thing in the morning. Made from white porcelain with smart silicone hats, these are definitely a fun, practical, distinctive addition to any breakfast.
There are a range of designs available including a cute smiley chef or a fun smiley clown.
Super Fun Games by Paul Lamond
Games available at www.paul-lamond.com
Paul Lamond has some fantastic games available which will create wonderful Easter Egg Hunt prizes and be a healthy option to all the chocolate that will be eaten.
The first game available is ‘It’s a Chicken’. This game was launched last year and is very popular with both children and adults. Children can put their drawing skills to the test in this fun, fast-paced and exciting game. As players get creative and let their imaginations run wild, other players have to guess what they are drawing.
A chicken timer is pressed as soon as drawing commences and it will cluck when time is running out so there is no time to waste. The winner is the player who has scored the most points after each player has drawn five words.
Also available is a brilliant board game from the hilarious Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series. This game will have players talking and laughing all the way to the finish line. Players choose from one of six characters from the Wimpy Kid series and make their way round the game board. In order to win players will need to avoid the dreaded cheese touch! Players can play four different activities that are designed to help them discover all sorts of things about their fellow players e.g. Has their grandmother ever cheated on an exam? Has their best friend ever fallen asleep in class? A fun game that children will definitely love playing.
New for 2013 is Diary of a Wimpy Kid- Don’t Scramble the Egg Game. From the popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, the aim of this game is not to be caught holding the egg when you hear the crack.
Players toss the egg back and forth whilst thinking of things to say for chosen category cards. Categories include, scary things, breakfast cereals, boys names. If a player is holding the egg when it cracks, they have to keep the card. When a player has collected three category cards, they are out of the game. Play continues until there is only one player left.
This is an extremely fun and amusing game even though it is very challenging, as players are under pressure to try to think of things for a given category before the time runs out and the egg cracks. A fast pace game that all children (and adults) will love. A brilliant addition to Lamond Games.