Thursday, 30 March 2017

Easter Gift Ideas

Easter isn't too far off now (16th of April) so you need to get cracking with ideas that will keep the whole family happy.  Here is some products that might help inspire you!

Chocolate

Chocolate always ranks highly in our house, but what if your child has special dietary needs? Fear not Holland & Barrett have some lovely Easter products if you’re after a milk chocolate alternative.

The Plamil Organic Fairtrade Bow-Tie Easter Bunny £3.49 has no milk, no gluten and no nuts but its still quite delicious with its blend of cocoa solids, sugar and rice.  With a pretty gold ribbon and the appealing bunny packaging this will be a popular one for the younger children in the family.

The Moo Free Orange Egg £4.99 aims to be as delicious as milk chocolate but dairy free!  The crunchy orange chips give this cheeky orange egg a wonderful flavour!  I really like how companies are making products like this so no child need go without an egg at Easter.


It is even possible to make your own chocolate gifts if you have a little free time on your hands, this is an activity your children will love and you can make healthier versions of some of the eggs that are available to buy.  I like the recipe below to make Homemade Heavenly Chocolate Eggs.


You can pick up the Agave Nectar from Discount Supplements as that is one ingredient I hadn’t heard of before.  Apparently it’s a syrup that is organic and fat free but still sweetens so the recipe can stay low in sugar.

Or if you would prefer a set that has everything you need in one handy box I can recommend purchasing Indigo Nutrition Pure Raw Chocolate to make your own chocolates.  


Indigo Nutrition kindly share their secret recipe and the end result is very nutritious, full of goji berries and whole brazil nuts (all important superfoods!).  It's quite satisfying using 100% pure botanical ingredients you don't feel so bad when you do eat the chocolates you make!  You can find out more information about making raw chocolate on their site.

Hotel Chocolat have a good choice of Easter chocolate eggs and gifts.  The edible characters Woolliam, Elizapeck and Rabbert are very sweet so children will be delighted receiving them. This pack available to buy for £10 has white, milk and caramel chocolate in it so a nice cross section!  Although I would struggle to bite into chocolate this adorable. 


The GALAXY Golden Eggs Collection looks so luxurious, it is beautifully wrapped and very indulgent, inside is a plastic container full of treats, two bags of GALAXY Golden Eggs, two bags of GALAXY Caramel Mini Eggs, four GALAXY Caramel Filled Eggs and four GALAXY Bubble Filled Eggs. At £8 there is plenty included to share out with all the family.

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Sweets

HARIBO have some appetising sweets available especially for Easter.  The HARIBO Easter Hunt pack is excellent value at £1 containing 11 portion controlled sized packets for children to find! 


If you’re making up an Easter basket then the bigger packets are very affordable (£1 each) so you can offer a mixture of sweets to go alongside any chocolate you might buy.  The HARIBO Chick ‘n’ Mix giftbox at £2 has a good selection of sweets including marshmallows if you need some inexpensive gifts that still look like a nice present.


Beauty

Sweet treats don’t all have to be edible at Easter I really like the new Candy Crush Lip Balms with four tempting flavours Lemonade Lake, Peppermint Palace, Bubblegum Bridge and Chocolate Mountains.  Many children will be familiar with the game so will love the novelty of having the moisturising and fruity lip balm too.  You can pick these up at Primark priced at £1.50 each.


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Red Candy have some playful dinosaur egg cups that you could get if you want to steer away from too much sweets and chocolate over Easter.  Priced at £8 each you can choose from Diplodocus, T-Rex and Triceratops.    


Games

With two weeks to fill over the Easter holidays buying a game or two instead of chocolate can help you keep the children entertained.  University Games have Bunny Jump (£19.99) if you want to keep with the rabbit theme, but Yeti In My Spaghetti (£19.99) caught my eye as its so hilarious.  You have to stop the yeti tumbling into a bowl of spaghetti.  It is simple to play but very addictive as you really don't want to lose!


Word Has it! sees you trying to create the tallest word based on the category card you are all on as fast as you can!  It's a adrenaline pumping speed challenge with the timer going and the fact you need to grab the counters you need before anyone else.  The game is educational as the child is working on their spelling so if you want to help your child with a bit of learning that is still fun over the holidays this is the game for your family.



I have a competition to giveaway Yeti Spaghetti & Word Has it! and also a Pure Raw Chocolate set if you would like to enter please fill out the form below by the 16th of April.

Win two board games & a Pure Raw Chocolate set

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