Don’t give the gift of a sugar coma this Easter. Instead, opt for a non-chocolate gift that will leave the recipient thoroughly hopped-up and smiling from (bunny) ear to ear.
- Springtime Smellies
Lush has a fizz-tastic range of Easter-themed bath bombs, body scrubs and even a carrot-shaped shower oil. Among others, there’s the sparkly Golden Egg bath bomb (£4.95), the Lamb Bomb Bomb bath bomb (£9.95), the Coco Sugar Scrub in the shape of a rabbit’s face (£4.95), and the Chirpy Chirpy Hop Hop (Bunny) gift set (£29.50). https://uk.lush.com/gifts/easter-gifts
- Fairtrade Flowers
Bright blooms can’t help but brighten someone’s day – and their house. And if you choose a bouquet of Fairtrade flowers, you’ll be brightening a flower farmer’s day, too. The Fairtrade standards guarantee that workers are treated fairly so that they’re able to improve the lives of their families and communities. https://www.serenataflowers.com/en/uk/flowers/next-day-delivery/fairtrade
- A Cheese Easter Egg
It may sound un-brie-lieveable but this Easter you can get your hands on – and your teeth around – an Easter egg made entirely of cheese. Lovely, melty, smelly cheese. Both Asda and Sainsbury’s are stocking the Cheesealicious Cheddar Cheese Egg which, conveniently, is spreadable and comes with a packet of oatcakes and a sachet of chutney. As the mouse on the packaging says, “You cheddar believe it!” £5, https://www.butlerscheeses.co.uk/shop/product/cheesealicious-cheddar-cheester-egg/.
- An Easter Wreath
Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas, you know. If you have a loved-one who wants to give the Easter Bunny the nod to hop through their front door and deliver the goods, look no further than one of these loops of cuteness. The different designs feature fabric flowers, ribbons, pom-poms, and the odd stuffed bird (£25 each). Visit www.facebook.com/pinkblueandlove and send a direct message to order one.
- Donate Chickens
A charitable donation of £20 to Muslim Hands can buy a family in a developing country four chickens. Each one can lay more than 200 eggs a year, which will provide the family with much-needed protein in their diet. Excess eggs can be sold to pay for clothes, medication or schooling. https://muslimhands.org.uk/donate/great-charity-gifts/four-chickens
- An Egg Colouring Kit
Encourage someone to get their mindfulness on with these adorable National Trust egg-shaped pens (£3.50, https://shop.nationaltrust.org.uk/emoji-egg-colouring-pens.html) and Fabergé Eggs Colouring Book (£7.31, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Faberge-Eggs-Colouring-Book-2/dp/1983630527). The book contains 30 pages of intricate Easter egg designs that are just crying out to be coloured.
- Personalised Egg Cup
Buck up someone’s breakfast with a ceramic egg cup with their name on. The inscription and rim are hand-painted and come in a choice of 16 colours. Decisions, decisions… WWHDD (What Would Humpy Dumpty Do?). Whatever hue you choose, it’s sure to be a cracking gift. £18.50 for a pair, https://www.notonthehighstreet.com/gilbertandstone/product/pair-of-personalised-ceramic-egg-cups