Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Gift Guide: Easter Alternatives

What do you buy the person who has everything? Well, I can think of a thing or two...
Welcome to my weekly gift-guide; I’m thrilled to be sharing a selection of creative, quirky and downright awesome gifts with you here on Rachael’s blog. This week’s guide features a few alternative Easter gifts.

For me, Easter is the ultimate symbol of spring. Perhaps it’s the pretty pastel colours, the lazy 4 day weekend, dinner with family out on the patio or vases of fresh daffodils on every available surface. Whatever the reason, Easter is truly a special occasion and every special occasion needs gifts, right? I love to celebrate spring and Easter with a few thoughtful gifts for my loved ones. Chocolate eggs are a classic, but they don’t really scream ‘surprise’. If you fancy doing something a little different this year, here are a few suggestions...

I love the idea of hosting a delicious afternoon tea on Easter Sunday. Crumb have put together an amazing selection of afternoon tea hampers, including this one especially for Easter. Get your best gal pals together and treat them to a slice (or two) of cake. 

Afternoon tea calls for delectable chinaware and Anthropologie have just the thing. Available in gorgeous spring hues this little tea cup and saucer will put the special in special occasion. 

J'adore the daffodil fabric of these pocket mirrors. Handmade in the UK by Rebecca Larsen of Edamay.

A more traditional Easter gift, but one that lasts longer than chocolate. This vintage-style tin can be personalised and filled with tasty treats or tiny toys. Handpainted by Chantal Devenport Designs.

The Easter Bunny serves double duty as a delightful egg cup. Available at John Lewis.

The nature theme continues with this beautiful hand painted brooch by Emma Gray of Menagerie.

An adorable character and edible too, this chocolate squirrel by Rumseys Chocolaterie pays homage to the Easter egg tradition - with a twist. 

Oh and what's this? Owl vases in an array of bright colours. I'll take three. 

What do you think? Will you be treating your favourite people to an alternative gift this year or sticking to the tried and tested favourite? 

Have a lovely day, Leonie x

1 comment:

  1. Lovely post, I don't need to be asked twice to have afternoon tea! Love the cup and saucer from Anthropolgie. Beccy


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