The Eggs-tremely Eggs-cellent Easter Gift Guide
No need to give the same old chocolate egg this Easter – we’ve found some eggs-traordinary (sorry) gifts to guarantee a cracking Easter.
Ikea’s Vårkänsla flatpack bunny
The Swedish furniture brand is the master of flatpack furniture and this Easter Ikea has taken self-assembly to a whole new level with the creation of its flatpack milk chocolate bunny. The fun gift comes in three pieces to be assembled before you eat, which should take you less time to slot together than it will for you to devour. Priced at a purse-friendly £2.95, it’s available in store only until Easter Sunday (or while stocks last), so hop to it if you want to indulge. www.ikea.com
Hotel Chocolat’s Egg Sandwich
Chocolate lovers will be hopping with happiness like the Easter bunny itself when they receive this eggs-tra special treat from Hotel Chocolat. The chocolate experts 3D-scanned wholemeal bread to create moulds from which to create the sandwich’s delicious chocolate slices, which sit nestled inside two hollow chocolate shells. This surely has to be the best egg sandwich you’ll ever eat and will definitely perk up your lunchtime meal deal! The Egg Sandwich is priced at £10 and the choice of four is available in store or online at www.hotelchocolat.com
Marmite Easter Egg
Love it or hate it, this Easter – yes, you’ve guessed it – you can get a Marmite flavour Easter egg! Combining the savoury and salty taste of the store-cupboard staple with sweet chocolate, the ‘Yeaster’ egg is guaranteed to divide opinion and, believe it or not, it’s not the latest invention from Heston Blumenthal. The novelty egg is available to buy at www.amazon.co.uk, priced £8.99. Give it a try, you know you want to.
Sainsbury’s Cheesalicious Easter Egg
For those who don’t have a sweet tooth, there is a savoury Easter offering to enjoy. Dubbed the Cheester, Sainsbury’s has launched an Easter egg made entirely from cheddar cheese. Guaranteed to pep up any cheeseboard, the Cheesalicious is spreadable and comes complete with oatcakes and chutney (no port, unfortunately). Priced £5, it will be available in store and online from April 10 and makes the perfect savoury solution for any cheese aficionado this Easter.
Marks & Spencer’s Yoga Bunny egg
This isn’t just an Easter egg, it is a suggestive M&S Easter egg. If you want a gift for someone who is either a yoga fan or has a cheeky sense of humour, then M&S has just the chocolate treat for you. The milk chocolate goody has gone viral on Twitter with shocked and amused reactions. Priced £6, the attention-grabbing chocolate treat will definitely be a conversation starter this Easter.
Borough Market’s Easter Treats
Make the trip to Borough Market for a host of seasonal produce. There is plenty to choose from and aside from the market’s classics you can also expect to find Easter treats such as hot cross buns to organic lamb. Do note that the market’s traders will be closed Easter Sunday and Monday.