Spring is almost here and with its arrival hops another joyous holiday – Easter. For those eagerly awaiting a traditional family feast or getting together after Christmas, the arrival of Easter Bunny is a good sign. The warm welcome of Spring and fertility of life brings with it many traditional symbols and rituals like gifts, decorated Easter eggs, egg hunt, a feast with family and friends or a new experience to celebrate a new beginning or rebirth. We have chosen a selection of gifting ideas to help you with Easter gifts and hampers. This year we have taken a detour from the usual with gifting experiences.
Neuhaus: One of the oldest traditional Belgian Chocolatier
Neuhaus has curated the Joyful Abundance Easter Gift Box. Their signature yellow gift box is quite generous with Easter chocolate from Belgium, collection of chocolate Easter eggs, classic pralines, and charming Easter Bunny boxes. The specific contentsin the gift box are Easter Ballotin 1/2 lb – 17 pcs, Easter Ballotin 1/4 lb – 8 pcs, Neuhaus Tin Easter Egg – 18 Eggs, Two Easter Bunny Box- 9 Eggs each. For more details please visit Neuhaus
Fortnum & Mason
We all know that nothing says ‘Ultimate’ like a Fortnum’s hamper and as traditional as their wicker basket the Easter Celebration Hamper is brimming with the best goodies. The hamper includes, Easter Sponge Pudding accompanied with the smooth and creamy Amaretto Butter, a tin of Easter Spiced Biscuits, a Pink Marc de Champagne Truffle Egg, Six Goose Chocolate Eggs, three Chocolate Chickens nestled in a whimsical match box and a bottle of Blanc de Blanc Champagne. And if you wish to add to the hamper although that won’t be necessary Fortnum has a choice of hand decorated dark and milk chocolate eggs. Their classic Easter egg is handmade in England using tempered Tercentenary-blend milk chocolate to ensure a flawless shine. The sugar decorations are made and applied by hand, meaning that every egg is unique and different, and the egg is filled with a selection of handmade chocolate shapes. For more details please visit Fortnum and Mason.
We cannot help but have a Harrods hamper whatever the occasion. This year rather than going the usual route we selected an egg hunt hamper.
Large Easter Egg Hunt Hamper
This hamper helps you create the ultimate Easter egg hunt. The exclusive hamper is overflowing with mini chocolate Easter eggs, chocolate ‘lollies’ and little sheep bags for collecting treasures. It is a dream treat for chocolate-lovers from 6 to 60.
2 x Milk chocolate sheep on a stick (30g)
2 x Chocolate chick lolly (30g)
4 x Harrods mini hanging Easter egg tin (15g)
2 x Harrods Easter chocolate slims (60g)
2 x Harrods Easter foiled egg stick pack (140g)
4 x Harrods Easter sheep bag with chocolate eggs (145g)
Easter Favourites Hamper
The hamper promises ample treats for your insatiable love for chocolate. With gourmet Easter eggs to cocoa-dusted almonds, it makes a charming gift for the holidays.
Harrods milk chocolate Easter egg (350g)
Harrods milk and white chocolate nougatine Easter egg (350g)
Harrods dark chocolate Easter egg with cocoa-dusted almonds (350g)
Harrods pre-packed ballotin (22g)
Harrods chocolate bar (300g)
Harrods cocoa-dusted almonds (325g)
Charbonnel et Walker are known for their absolutely tempting chocolates. In this Easter-egg design box a heady mix of dark and milk
chocolates will have you on a tasteful discovery. There are flavours like ginger marzipan, orange Cointreau, English rose, strawberry, vanilla fudge and coffee. For details please visit Harrods.
This year we shopped a little more and discovered some lovely Easter Eggs by Hotel Chocolat. The Classic Ostrich Egg is well worth the name, as it’s their biggest Easter egg, with two vast and extra-thick half-shells – one made with 40% milk chocolate full of crispy puffed rice and crunchy cookies, the other in 50% milk chocolate finely textured with crisp feuilletine. Hidden in the belly of this beast Egg are 27 chocolates filled with mellow pralines, molten caramels, tangy fruits and other delights.
Chocolate Tasting Adventure: Why stop at gifting hampers and decorated Easter Eggs when you can take a step on the unbeaten path to gift chocolate experiences. Imagine the thrill on the face of your loved one when instead of a selection of chocolates they get to experience and learn about Chocolate in its truest form! Hotel Chocolat’s Chocolate Tasting Adventures have been created especially for chocolate lovers who would like to take the next step in their appreciation of chocolate with insider knowledge and tasting insights. The tasting experience is for about 90 minutes and is available at various locations in Britain and Copenhagen as well. For more details please visit Hotel Chocolat.
Take your Easter traditions through an Imperial route by gifting your beloved a Fabergé Imperial Egg inspired pendant by the House of Fabergé. The heritage collection draws inspiration from the original masterpieces custom designed for the Tsar of Russia. The pendants are encrusted with diamonds and are on 18 karat gold. Please visit Fabergé for details.
Relais & Chateaux
Easter is a great time to travel with kids and explore destinations and their way of celebrating the tradition. If you are thinking of elevating your gift to an experience to remember we have found just the gift card. Relais & Chateaux have curated a vacation gift card a ‘Travel with Time’ accepted in 126 of their resorts. The destinations include Le Parc Victoria in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France, La Villa Spa in Calvi, France, Hotel Orfila in Madrid, Spain, Riad Fes in Morocco, Hermitage Hotel & Spa in Italy. The card entitles for a three night luxury stay at a boutique luxury resort inclusive of breakfast, a bottle of wine, a three course dinner, a lunch / dinner without beverages, and a coffee service. A long weekend well deserved during Easter or a time of your choice. For details please visit Relais & Chateaux.