By Katie Wilson and Jade Braham
Easter equals a lot of chocolate, but if you’re looking for something a bit more upmarket than a supermarket Easter egg, read on.
From luxury chocolate to Easter hampers, here’s our pick of the best Easter eggs and Easter gifts to buy in the UK.
Most of the Easter eggs on this list are for adults only. Think champagne or ruby chocolate Easter eggs filled with decadent truffles. Perfect for gifting or treating yourself.
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Best Easter Eggs and Easter Gifts To Buy In The UK
Easter Egg Tin by The Chocolate Gift Company, £18
If you haven’t heard of The Chocolate Gift Company yet, you need them on your radar. We’ve never seen such beautifully presented chocolates. What started out as a chocolate hamper business has now expanded into a delightful array of cocoa treats. The whole Easter range is worth checking out and prices start from a very reasonable £5.
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Love Cocoa Giant Milk Chocolate Easter Egg with Salted Caramel Truffles, £36
Love Cocoa was founded back in 2016 by the great-great-great-grandson of the Cadbury’s chocolate founder.
Today, the brand is known for using single-origin cocoa which is within the top 8% of the finest chocolate in the world. You can also eat their chocolate knowing you’re helping the environment, as Love Cocoa plants a tree for every single product they sell.
New to their collection is the Giant Milk Chocolate Easter Egg with Salted Caramel Truffles. Perfect for even the biggest chocoholic. The egg is a delectable combination of creamy milk chocolate paired with gooey caramel and comes in pretty pink packaging that is 100% plastic-free.
Shop the Love Cocoa Easter range here
Fortnum & Mason Spring Gift Box, £50
Fortnums pull it out the bag at any time of year, but how lovely is their Spring Gift Box, which you could send before or after Easter.
Packed with an abundance of springtime treats, it features their famous Piccadilly Lemon Curd Biscuits, Pastel Sugared Almonds and Chocolate Praline & Ganache Selection. You also get Earl Grey Classic Loose Leaf Tea and Sweet Orange & Bergamot Marmalade included.
If you’ve got a bigger budget to spend, we love the Easter Breakfast Box (£100) and The Easter Feast Hamper (£250).
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Hotel Chocolat Extra Thick Champagne Easter Egg, £29
This luxury Hotel Chocolat Extra Thick Champagne Easter Egg is definitely just for adults.
Lavishly thick, and made from milk chocolate and strawberry-white chocolate, it’s bursting with champagne truffles inside.
We’re also fans of the Extra Thick Patisserie Easter Egg (£29), which is half brownie, half salted caramel cheesecake. Double Yum!
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Harry Specters Ruby Jewel Egg Combo, £22
Harry Specters make spectacular chocolates, while also creating employment for young people with autism.
Their Easter offerings include this fabulous Ruby Easter Egg, which is hand decorated with natural brush strokes and comes with six of their award-winning Raspberry & Rose filled chocolates.
We also love their Red Speckled Easter Egg Combo (£23), which includes a milk chocolate Easter egg and six maple & pecan chocolates.
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Selfridges Selection Easter Treats Hamper, £65
Easter isn’t only about eggs, and Selfridges likes to find as many ways as possible to add maximum chocolate to the celebrations.
Their Easter Treats Hamper seems to have everything under the sun, from pistachio and lemon white chocolate bars to chocolate brownie egglets. There’s even traditional English breakfast tea and demerara shortbread.
For a luxury Easter gift on a budget, we love the Salted Caramel and Praline Milk Chocolate Slab (£4.99) which is exclusive to Selfridges. The brand is also catering for Vegans, who should try the Vegan Oat Milk Chocolate Easter Egg (£22.99).
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Bettys Easter Selection, from £11.50
If you want to win the prize for the most beautiful Easter gift, then take your pick from Bettys.
The Spring Bloom Egg (pictured, £35) wouldn’t look out of place in an art gallery. A limited edition, its soft pink shell is made with eau de nil coloured white chocolate and hand-decorated with silver shimmer and royal icing flowers. The gold box it comes in looks equally elegant.
Other favourites include A Taste of Easter Hamper (£55). For adults, we recommend the Champagne Truffle Eggs (£13) which are a selection of Swiss milk, dark and white chocolates filled with Moët & Chandon Champagne and Marc de Champagne.
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Fortnum & Mason Hand-Decorated White Chocolate Easter Egg, £50
This stunning Easter egg is almost too beautiful to eat, but we’d give it a go.
Handmade in England, this white chocolate creation is lovingly decorated with delicate sugar flowers.
This is a splurge if you feel like treating yourself. It also comes in Milk Chocolate and deliciously decadent Dark Chocolate.
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Cutter & Squidge Easter Selection, from £21.99
Cutter & Squidge say they’ve gone ‘a little eggs-tra this Easter’ – and we’d certainly agree given this year’s Easter egg range.
Favourites include the Funfetti Filled Easter Egg (£21.99), a half milk chocolate egg filled with gooey caramel and honeycomb pink white chocolate. They also have a Vegan Cookies and Cream Egg option.
For gifting, send the Mini Easter Chocolate Hamper (£34.99) or the Mixed Easter Biskie Box (£23.99). Or go all out and order the Ultimate Easter Hamper (£150).
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Coco Chocolatier Golden Hen Milk Chocolate Eggs, £12.99
This Easter gift wouldn’t look out of place in an art gallery – as the design is the work of talented artist Emer Tumilty.
Tumilty has in fact designed all of Edinburgh-based chocolate brand Coco Chocolatier’s Easter collection.
The Milk Chocolate Eggs have sold out on their own website, but we’ve spotted them still in stock at Selfridges, if you’re quick.
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Dukeshill Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate, £24
This Easter egg looks like a piece of artwork, with hand-painted splashes and flicks decorating its surface.
If you decide to eat – and not just look – you won’t be disappointed as it’s made from caramelised milk chocolate and peppered with shavings of salt caramel.
Even better, inside the egg, there are six mini milk chocolate salted caramels. This Easter egg is the gift that keeps on giving.
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Lindt Easter Bunny (500g), £20
Easter is synonymous with chocolatiers Lindt and their classic gold Easter bunnies lovingly tied with little bells and red ribbons.
This Easter marks the brand’s 70th anniversary. To celebrate they have launched an exclusive Lindt Gold Bunny that is 500g of pure Swiss milk chocolate.
If that isn’t big enough, go all out and buy a show-stopping 1kg Lindt Gold Bunny (£50), which is hand-wrapped and hand-polished in its classic style.
Shop the Lindt Easter collection here
Melt Luxury Easter Eggs, from £24.99
Melt make luxury handmade chocolates in the heart of London’s Notting Hill and we’re loving their Easter offerings this year.
Favourites include the Acorn Easter Egg, which is half milk and half 70% dark chocolate covered by a nutty almond rocher. The egg is designed and hand-crafted in-house, paying homage to how acorns have a special relationship with Great Britain.
There is also a Toast and Marmalade Easter Egg, vegan and sugar-free varieties, plus chocolate experiences which can be booked virtually or in person.
Shop the Melt luxury Easter egg collection here
Ethical Easter Eggs by Chocolarder, from £24.50
Chocolarder’s Easter selection is extensive and we love the Femme Virunga 75% Dark Easter Egg.
The Heather Honeycomb 50% Milk Easter Egg is also worth a try. For something a little more unusual, sample the Wild Gorse Flower 50% Milk Easter Egg, made from the Cornish wild gorse flower and picked by hand.
The cocoa beans are grown by Femme de Virunga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It the first-ever female-led cacao cooperative in the world, which educates and employs women in the Congo, helping them to support their families. As well as being ethically sourced, all products come in plastic-free packaging.
Shop the Chocolarder Easter selection here
Divine Luxury Easter Egg with Mini Eggs, £10
For dark chocolate lovers, this Divine Luxury Easter Egg is a treat. Not only is it made from 70% dark chocolate, but after you’ve finished devouring the shell, you’ll find mini eggs.
If you’re not lured to eating all those yourself, they’ll make great additions to your Easter egg hunt.
There’s no need to feel guilty about eating so much chocolate, as all products for this brand are sustainably sourced from farmers in Ghana and wrapped in recyclable foil.
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Chirp by Anden, £49
Easter isn’t only about chocolate and Easter eggs. It’s also about the dawn of spring and new beginnings. One thing that everyone loves about this time of year is the sweet sounds of birds chirping.
Anden has created an alternative Easter gift that pays homage to a bird’s call by creating Iroko and Maple wood bird sculptures that – when twisted – let out a lively tune.
The birds are handmade in England and you can choose between a dark Iroko top or lighter Maple top. Depending on the speed and direction when twisting the wingnut, you’ll either hear a warble or a whistle, which is meant to mimic how each bird’s call is different.
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