By Katie Wilson
Easter equals a lot of chocolate, but if you’re looking for something a bit more upmarket than a supermarket Easter egg, read on.
Of course, we couldn’t have an Easter gift guide and not mention Easter eggs.
However, most of the ones on this list are for adults only. Think champagne or ruby chocolate Easter eggs filled with decadent truffles. Go on treat yourself, it’s a Bank Holiday weekend!
Great Easter Egg Hunt Hamper by The Chocolate Gift Company, £45
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.
The whole Easter range is worth checking out, but we especially love The Great Easter Egg Hunt Hamper, which is perfect for the whole family. With 40 eggs and bags to collect them, it’s all you need to be Easter Egg hunt ready.
Fortnum & Mason Spring Gift Box, £50
Fortnums pull it out the bag at any time of year, but how lovely is this Spring Gift Box, which you could even send 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.
Hotel Chocolat Extra Thick Champagne Easter Egg, £29
This luxury Easter egg from the Hotel Chocolat range 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!
Sussex Eggspress Luxury Easter Gift Collection, £34.95
At The Boutique Handbook we love to give a shout out to independent and local businesses, and one which keeps popping up for foodie gifts is Sussex Eggspress.
Based near Lewes, East Sussex, what began as food box deliveries in lockdown has grown to shipping luxury hampers around the UK. Check them out and support local businesses in the process.
Their Easter Gift Collection includes hot cross buns, chocolate bunnies and eggs, a chocolate chick, afternoon tea, butter and jam, all in a luxury gift box with dried flowers and a handwritten message of your choice.
Harry Specters Ruby Jewel Egg Combo, £21
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 (£20), which includes a milk chocolate Easter egg and six maple & pecan chocolates.
Neuhaus Easter Eggs Colour Wheel Box £57.50
These luxury Belgian chocolatiers invented the praline more than 100 years ago, and are still making delicious chocolates today.
Their beautifully presented Easter Eggs Colour Wheel Box is filled with 48 chocolates.
Flavours include Milk Salted Caramel, Milk Almond Praline and Dark Almond & Hazelnut Praline.
Fortnum & Mason Hand-Decorated White Chocolate Easter Egg, £45
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 (which were sold out at the time of writing) but the deliciously decadent Dark Chocolate Easter Egg still appears to be in stock.
The Easter Weekend Gift Box by The Social Supermarket, £43.99
If you want to send an Easter gift that does good things for people and the planet, head to The Social Supermarket website, which only features social enterprise brands.
Their Easter Weekend Gift Box is full of treats, from a dark chocolate Easter egg from Fairtrade pioneers Divine Chocolate, to Refuge Chocolate’s luxury Belgian chocolate spread, whose profits support human trafficking victims.
Farhi Milk Chocolate Praline Eggs, £12.50
Premium chocolate brand Farhi is better known for its chocolate-covered fruit and nuts, but we spotted their Milk Chocolate Praline Eggs and immediately wanted them.
This delicious assortment of foiled milk chocolate eggs comes in a luxury gift box and is one of the more affordable options on this list.
You can also buy their Foiled Hazelnut Pralines in a Gift Box for £17.50.
Coco Chocolatier Golden Hen Milk Chocolate Eggs, £14.99
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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