This year Easter is going to seem a little different for everyone, no egg hunts, no huge family gatherings sharing food around the table or outdoor picnics. There is no reason though we can’t celebrate in style and maybe choose something other than an egg to celebrate, how about skincare to pamper ourselves, toys to keep the little ones occupied or alcohol to keep the grown ups *sane?! *drink responsibly
Lately I have become a green fingered momma and I am loving all of the new babies my plants are producing. Normally I kill them off within a week of having them but wow something has changed and my green leaved friends are thriving! I recently adopted a ‘Pocket Money Plant’ also known as Ctenanthe Amagris from Root. This is named the pocket money plant because at only £3 it is ideal for young children to buy for mum. With attractive silver green, oval leaves and dramatic green herringbone pattern. It is often called the ‘Prayer Plant’ because the leaves are erect at night and flat throughout the day.
Edible treats are always good in my opinion, whether it be a bouquet of jerky from the Manly Man Company collection or a personalised bar of chocolate. To get a Toblerone with my name on it means I can definitely tell the girls that it is only for me! No more sneaking off to eat my chocolate behind the bathroom door! To get your own personalised version visit Prezzybox RRP: £12.99
Create sp-egg-tacular art this Easter with BLOPENS, My Creative Egg. Each surprise egg contains four mini BLOPENS and six mini stencils – collect them all and make amazing airbrush art on the go! Suitable for children aged 4+ and a great alternative to chocolate! RRP: £5.99 from all good toy retailers
My favourite popcorn has to be hands down Joe & Sephs. This award winning popcorn provider has released the most delicious White Chocolate and Raspberry popcorn bites. An amazing pairing of creamy, melt in your mouth white chocolate with a fruity zing of gourmet raspberry. An exceptional combination with a satisfying popcorn crunch. RRP: £3.50 from Joe & Sephs
Let your little ones get creative this Spring with a gorgeous Play Stuff Dough Picnic Patch. Create your perfect picnic scene using the 3D play board, which is sturdy, non stick and has two beautifully illustrated areas for the dough to be played on. The clever box folds out to reveal the play board, which folds away and clips together when play is finished. RRP: £9.99 from all good toy stockists.
Sending cards right now might be one of the best ways of showing we are thinking of others. Check out Danilo for a huge selection of licensed cards for any occasion. Prices start from £2.25 at Danilo
Eugy are build your own 3D models which are uniquely collectable. Beautifully detailed yet simplified miniature animal figures that kids will love to treasure. Made from environmentally friendly, biodegradable card with eco friendly ink and non toxic glue. RRP: £6.99 from Brainstorm
Something a little special for the honey lovers, and I know we are here so this is like a dream come true! This beautiful tray of the finest Acaia honey still in its honeycomb is presented in a reusable wooden storage box. Spooned straight from the comb, you can almost taste the summer meadows in its floral delicate taste. £50.00 from Cartwright & Butler.
Introducing PAYOT’s all new Mothers Day Gift Set, packed with hydrating, rejuvenating skincare luxury she will love. Suitable for all skin types and perfect for protecting against every day issues including blue light which is emitted from our computer screens and smart phones. The perfect combo for self care! RRP: £50 from PAYOT
A pink, lightly alcoholic (for a wine) fizz made by the aperitif experts at Martini. A great party opener or cocktail topper. Easter lunch just wouldn’t be the same without some prosecco and the Martini prosecco is exquisitely dry, aromatic, and with hints of apple, this is a fresh, crisp sparkling wine with fruit notes that lead into a luxuriously smooth and lasting finish. RRP: £7.00 from Asda
Evolve have created a fabulous Facial in a box which would make the ideal Easter gift for a loved one! Containing 60ml of Gentle Cleansing Melt, 30ml Miracle Mask, 10ml Hyaluraonic Serum 200, 10ml Hyaluronic Eye Complex and 30ml Daily Renew Facial Cream. Priced at £50 this collection would be perfect for anyone right now as we all need a little self love!
Consumer driven desire for a more complex and sophisticated alcohol free alternative drink sparked the creation of Cotswold Green No1. The new premium spirit brand quenches the growing thirst for the health conscious mindful drinking movement which currently has limited options. Zero calories, zero colour and no artificial sweetener this gin, distilled with bark, spices and citrus peels will appeal to not only the designated driver but all who like clean drinking. RRP: £25.00 from Cotswold Green
A quintessentially British gin distilled with unique and rare peppercorns from the Far East. Juniper, Coriander, Cardamom, dried and fresh lemons are expertly distilled with Cubeb, Moudulkiri Red, Vietnamese Long Red and rare Wild Forest peppers. Wonderfully fresh and clean with a twizzle of British honey from their own hives and a sublimely cleansing pepper finish. RRP £39.50 from British Honey
My girls love Hatchimals, which are cute little hard eggs containing a collectible animal which need to be ‘hatched’. This beautiful spring bouquet contains 5 flowers and one already hatched cutie! Gently crack open each flower to reveal a new Springtime friend. RRP: £15.00 from Smyths
Finishing off with my favourite chocolate, Guylian. These little seashells will always be my downfall as far as indulgent chocolate is concerned so to get two mini boxes in with an Easter Egg is my idea of heaven! Launched for Easter 2020 this is a fabulous treat to either share with loved ones or hide away and indulge in once the kids are in bed! RRP: £8.00 from Guylian
For those who prefer a more traditional home-like experience when on vacation, a timeshare can make sense. If you’ve gotten many years of good use out of your timeshare and now want to get rid of it, a timeshare cancellation company like Timeshare Freedom Group or Lonestar transfer may be able to help.