Food & Drink

Easter Gift & Celebration Guide

Gorgeous hampers, wines and of course chocolates, here’s a selection of Easter treats to savour or gift to loved ones.

Dukeshill Hampers

There are so many wonderful hampers to choose from. This gorgeous gift box pairs delectable truffles, made by infusing rich, whipped cream chocolate ganache with Marc de Champagne, with a bottle of the Rosé Vino Frizzante. This charming Rosé which is full of soft raspberry fruit, is light and refreshing, initially sweet then perfectly balanced with refreshing acidity. A lovely Easter gift to share. £45 from Dukeshill.

Happy Easter Gift Box from Cartwright & Butler

This is a thoughtful Easter gift for someone special who is rather partial to a nice cup of tea and slice of cake. The Happy Easter Gift Box contains refreshing Lemon Zest Shortbread Rounds, moreish Triple Chocolate Chunk Biscuits, Finest English Breakfast Teabags and of course an Easter Simnel Cake. £25 from Cartwight & Butler.

Gorgeous Bouquets from Floward

We believe the floral gifts are appreciated all year round, so why not treat someone special to a beautiful bouquet from Floward who deliver throughout the UK and have a wonderful choice.

We’re loving their Easter Surprise (top image). A beautiful bouquet of mixed pastel roses and fragrant eucalyptus accompany a tasty Salted Caramel Milk chocolate flavour egg. ​ Colours and sizes may vary depending on season.​ £61 including VAT and free delivery.

And the Pretty in Pink bouquet (image above) is a feminine and fabulous choice. A white ceramic ribbed vase holds and array of pink gypsophila, eucalyptus and bundles of pink spray roses. A beautiful arrangement, perfect as an Easter gift. £166 from HERE.

Marzipan Lover’s Delight from Niederegger

If you or your loved ones are rather partial to marzipan, Niederegger is the marzipan master and has a wide choice of beautifully packaged delights. The ultimate Niederegger marzipan gift is an absolute treat. Here you’ll find a rainbow assortment of all10 flavours of Niederegger’s famous mini loaves – 86 pieces in total. Flavours include plum Armagnac, pineapple orange, classic, apple Calvados, whole milk, Rum-Krokant, Mirabelle, spirit, espresso and pistachio. £55 from John Lewis.

Rita Farhi Bonbonnières

Rita Farhi Bonbonnières are such a lovely Easter gift. They were inspired by a European tradition from centuries ago, where the host of a celebration offered their guests a little box (or a bonbonnière) made from porcelain, crystal or silver, containing delicacies made from sugar. Given out at special events, such as weddings, christenings and birthdays, they were designed to bestow good luck on the guests. Rita Farhi Bonbonnières are made from papier mâché and hand painted in Kashmir, India, creating a beautiful and truly unique gift. Filled with plump, carefully selected almonds, smothered in premium Belgian milk, dark and white chocolate, these stunning boxes make for a stand-out celebratory gift. In a range of elegant designs these beautiful, luxurious keepsake gift boxes will be treasured long after the delicious chocolate is gone. £15 from HERE

Taittinger Prestige Rosé

This wonderful champagne comes in a pretty box and is perfect as a romantic gift as well as to share together on Valentine’s Day. It’s a pretty delicate salmon pink in colour, with fine bubbles and good length. Notes are of freshly crushed wild raspberry, cherry and blackcurrant with white floral hints. On the palate, this is a lovely velvety wine of fine balance and body which pairs wonderfully with berry desserts and the likes of smoked salmon and other seafood delights. £50 from Champagne Direct.

Wild Life Botanicals Sparkling Blush

Wild Life Botanicals have THE perfect celebratory drinks for those who prefer to not have alcohol on Valentine’s Day. Their Wild Life Botanicals Blush is an award-winning refreshing, dry, and sophisticated ultra-low alcohol sparkling wine infused with an uplifting elixir of vitamins, minerals, and active botanicals.

Ultra-low in alcohol yet high in plant-power, feel good with every glass and enjoy the benefits of calming lemon balm, soothing damask rose, mood-boosting ashwagandha, rich-in-antioxidant rosemary, and stimulating damiana. You will also benefit from vitamins B1, B3, B5, B6, B7, B12 and C, perfect for boosting your immune system and metabolism, and treating you to a natural pick-me-up. We love the fact their wines are also vegan friendly and contains 60% fewer calories than Champagne and Prosecco, with every glass delivering a minimum 15% of your daily reference intake of minerals and vitamins. This is the brand that will truly change your mind about alcohol free wines – they are delicious. £15 from HERE. Do try their also excellent Wild Life Botanicals Sparkling Nude too.

Pale Fox Rose Prosecco Limited Edition

Widely hailed as the finest Prosecco’s available, and the most beautifully packaged too.

This Pale Fox Prosecco Rose DOC contains a sumptuous blend of Glera and Pinot Noir that work harmoniously together to create a pale sparkling wine reminiscent of strawberries, pomegranate and white flowers. The bottle is slightly frosted and the wine when poured, a pretty peach pink. £28.95 from HERE.

Codorniu Rosado Brut NV

A delightful dry, pure and bright Rosé sparkling wine, with aromas of raspberry and strawberry. Perfect for Easter celebrations and light lunches sat in the garden when the weather is fine. This sparkling wine is made in the traditional method, in the same way as Champagne, with a secondary fermentation in the bottle. This gives the wine depth of flavour, elegance and long-lasting, fine bubbles. An absolute bargain at just £6.99 from Waitrose.

Chapel Down Rosé Brut

A wonderful example of how how excellent English wines can be these days. This multi award-winning Rosé Brut from Chapel Down is made from 100% Pinot Noir grape and matured on fine lees in tank for six months before a further 18 months ageing on lees in bottle before release. With aromas of wild strawberries, lemon and shortbread, this elegant rosé sparkling has a crisp, fresh palate and fine mousse. One bottle is most definitely not enough, so do opt for a case of six at £222. Buy direct from Chapel Down HERE.

Vida Wines Spring Mixed Case

If you’re hosting family or friends over the Easter break why not order a wonderful box of wine from Vida Wines. Their Spring Mix Case contains a selection perfect to pair with a wide range of seasonal fare. There’s a combination of fresh, light and fruity flavours from all over Central & Eastern Europe. £49 from HERE.

Cartografie Hand Made Fine Chocolates

As chocolate goes, it’s almost impossible to find any as fine as those hand created by Cartografie. There’s a range of beautifully packages selections to choose from, all perfect as an Easter gift.

A good starting point is the Cartografie Collection, single origin chocolate filled with a bespoke ganache

The specific chocolates within each box could change seasonally or on availability, but each box will always come with a full description of each chocolate and the origin country. The fresh filled chocolates also contain lower amounts of sugar and fat than often found in others too. £24 from HERE.

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