Wednesday 12 April 2017

Last Minute Easter Gift Ideas (And Not A Chocolate Egg In Sight)

I can't quite believe I'm writing this, but it's Easter this coming weekend! Does anyone else feel like it's crept up out of nowhere?! Mike and I have spent quite a lot of time with family lately so it looks like it's going to be a quiet one for us this year, but usually it's a time where we enjoy a big get together, a home cooked roast lamb, and of course, plenty of chocolate eggs.

Chocolate is the usual gift to give at this time of year, and speaking for myself, I'm happy to receive any that is offered! But that's not always the case for everyone. I've often been asked to give anything but chocolate as an Easter gift, perhaps when someone's on a diet, or maybe has kids who are already set to receive about 50,000 tonnes of the stuff from other well meaning relatives. So, just in case you've found yourself in the same boat this year, here are a few last minute Easter Gift ideas that won't involve a massive sugar rush!

Last Minute Alternative Easter Gift Ideas

1. You can't go wrong with flowers, and if you're not into giving extravagant presents at Easter, they would make a great affordable alternative to the usual sweet treats. This beautiful bouquet from Marks and Spencer just screams spring, and would be perfect for brightening up the house for any holiday visitors. Plus, they come in this pretty jug, which you get to keep and re-use afterwards.

2. My fellow bloggers would probably agree that beauty products always make a great gift! When making a present of skincare, I like to go for something a little bit luxurious, so this Rejuvenating Frankincense range from  Neal's Yard Remedies would fit the bill very nicely. I've tried skincare with frankincense as a main ingredient before, and absolutely loved its rich, slightly spicy fragrance and calming properties. The whole range from Neal's Yard looks lovely, but the refining cleanser is an award winning product, so probably as good a place as any to start.

3. OK, I know I said no chocolate, but there's so much more to this sumptuous collection from Regency Hampers and the chocolate only forms a very small part of the overall gift. My husband and I often like to bring something like this when we stay with family over the holidays. It's a way of giving to everyone in one easy package, as there will be something to cater to all tastes inside and the hosts are always grateful for extra supplies!

4. This really does look like a chocolate egg in gold foil wrapping, doesn't it? Well, don't be fooled! it's a Golden Egg bath bomb melt, from Lush's Easter Range. Lush always have the loveliest seasonal products. The Golden Egg contains sweet wild orange oil, uplifting bergamot, and cocoa butter to moisturise the skin, but there's a whole host of other egg shaped bath bombs to choose from, as well as reusable bubble bars that look like brightly coloured carrots. So much fun!

5. Speaking of fun, this Bunny Jump game from John Lewis looks like a great way to keep any little ones entertained over the long weekend! You have to pick the carrots from the field without disturbing the bunny, but if he is disturbed, you have to be ready to catch him when he jumps up. In fact, forget little ones. I want to play this!

6. My last alternative gift is a little on the extravagant side, but it really is lovely! Who needs a chocolate bunny when you could upgrade your charm bracelet instead with this cute little bunny charm from Links of London? He's made of 18kt gold vermeil and his tail is decorated with diamond pave detailing. Too cute.

Will you be buying any alternative Easter gifts this year? And what are your plans for the holiday?

Kate x

This post was in collaboration with Neal's Yard Remedies. All opinions, as always, are my own.


  1. I really thought that bath bomb was a chocolate egg! Great picks here xx


    1. It really does look like it doesn't it?! Thank you! x

  2. Love your amazing post, truly inspiring, thank you for sharing. HAPPY EASTER!!!


  3. Great ideas and how adorable is that bunny charm x

  4. Ah how cute is all this!!! I love it - Easter is such a lovely time of year!!

    I hope you're well lovely - sending you lots of hugs! :)

    Layla xx

  5. Lush's golden egg will forever be the perfect gift! I'm in love with it! x

  6. I agree, flowers are always a good idea. And how cute is that Lush's golden egg.

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  7. Great ideas!!!

  8. Loved this list! I love Neals Yard xx

  9. I always buy alternative Easter gifts for my mum and gran as they don't really eat much chocolate. This year I have gone for flowers as I don't think you can go wrong with a nice bouquet :) The ones you have picked from M&S are so pretty and I love that they come with the jug that you can reuse afterwards. x

  10. Lovely list!!

    Kisses from the Caribbean <3 <3

  11. That bunny charm is cute! I think it would be lovely to get some other gifts like flowers for Easter x


  12. How cute are these items! They definitely would have been great as Easter pressies.

    Hope you had a great Easter.

    Funmi xx


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