Discover edible and drinkable Easter gifts galore for 2021 in our bumper food and drink inspired gift guide. Luxuriate Life has rounded up the best selection of delicious egg-shaped treats plus plenty more stunning gastronomic treats for Easter 2021.
EASTER GIFTS – CHOCOLATE TREATS
Can you remember the anticipation and excitement when gifted a chocolate and toy treat as a child? PLAYin CHOC’s plastic-free Easter egg alternatives provide the fun with a set of six rabbit puzzle toys, and they deliver on deliciousness with two allergen-free chocolates in every gift box. The chocolate recipe has just three natural and organic ingredients (cacao, vanilla and coconut), and the brand is all about finding joy in everyday moments – including the enjoyment that comes from truly delicious chocolate! A healthier choice for our bodies, minds and the planet, PLAYin CHOC use only the healthiest, highest quality ingredients from only the most ethical sources. And this responsible business looks after the planet as our home, so they are very serious about sustaining it. These zero-waste, 100% recyclable, ethical and sustainable Easter gifts – along with the messaging behind them – are something to be truly proud of passing onto the children and grown ups around you.
Price | £15
Niederegger Marzipan Nostalgic Egg
Founded by the pastry chef Johann Georg Niederegger who was responsible for the company’s rise to fame, the world’s largest marzipan brand, Niederegger, has been using the same marzipan recipe since 1806. In the 200 years since its opening, Café Niederegger is still situated in the heart of the northern German city of Lübeck and has become the secret landmark of this Hanseatic town. This Easter, Niederegger is offering a selection of egg-shaped treats, including classic eggs and marzipan mini eggs with different flavoured fillings. We think the most decadent is the Marzipan Nostalgic Egg – a traditionally decorated egg filled with mini marzipan eggs, which is a perfect alternative to a classic chocolate present. The Marzipan Solid Figures are also brilliant gifts to wake up to – bittersweet chocolate covered marzipan shaped like the Easter Bunny. Niederegger can count us in as marzifans of these luxury alternative Easter gifts.
Montezuma’s Mother Hen
Britain’s greatest little chocolate company, Montezuma’s, has hatched their 2021 Easter gifts collection. The range of bright, sunny products includes chunky, cheeky chocolate chicks – Clucky, Lucky and Plucky – creamy and oh so moreish Peanut Butter Mini Eggs, and a beautiful brood of handmade marbled and speckled hens – Silkie, Orloff and Frizzle. This selection of smooth organic milk chocolate, rich dark chocolate, and creamy white chocolate will bring a smile to your face – as will the cute choccie chicks and hens! We fell head over heels for the delightful Mother Hen: a chocolate marbled hen boxed with gorgeous milk and dark chocolate chicks. Montezuma’s has tasty options to suit all diets with their award-winning milk-chocolate alternative, Like No Udder, and best-selling Absolute Black 100% Cocoa – a sugar-free, vegan option for anyone following a keto diet. All of Montezuma’s packaging is 100% recyclable, biodegradable or compostable, so you can indulge whilst also doing your bit for the planet.
Price | £20
Lakrids by Bülow Crispy Caramel Egg
Born into a family of entrepreneurial spirits, Johan Bülow always knew that he wanted to create something special. He threw his passion into liquorice – a Scandinavian favourite that Johan felt was underappreciated. He put in the hours and learned the craft the hard way, and by 2007 Johan was ready to cook, roll and cut his very first product, which today has developed into premium Danish confectionary brand, Lakrids by Bülow. We think the limited-edition Crispy Caramel Egg is exceptional – a fantastic alternative to a classic Easter Egg. The unconventional ÆGG is filled with crispy, silver speckled mini eggs – each one consists of soft liquorice, silky smooth dulce chocolate and a punch from raw liquorice powder to tickle your taste buds. Small flakes of sea salt complete the sensory experience. This is also available in a Twisted Banana flavour and both are perfect for self-indulgent treats or as special gift.
Price | £25
Mummy Meagz Smoove Moove Easter Egg
Vegans are in for a springtime treat this Easter, thanks to cult vegan chocolatier, Mummy Meagz. Launching three brand new vegan chocolate products, 2021 is the brand’s biggest ever Easter gifts range. This Mummy has made it her mission to take the world’s favourite chocolate snacks and turn them vegan. Our pick is the Smoove Moove Easter Egg – a luxuriously silky blend of mylk chocolate and deliciously dark chocolate. Packaged in an eye-catching gift box and illustrated with loveable lambs, this smaller egg is perfect for gifting for adults and children alike. With a satisfying crack to the shell, chocolate lovers will adore the signature Smoove Moove blend used to craft this egg. Smooth dairy-free mylk chocolate meets deliciously creamy dark chocolate for an irresistible combination that melts in the mouth. Available for next day delivery, Mummy Meagz can also come to the rescue for last minute Easter gifts.
Price | £3.25
Pierre Marcolini Petits Lapins
Capturing the sweetness, joy and promise of the first days of spring, the six recipes of Maison Pierre Marcolini petit praline eggs – featuring Piedmont hazelnuts, Iranian pistachio and Sicilian almonds – will be irresistible to fans of crisp and velvety artisanal pralines. Meanwhile, the Maison’s iconic petit animals and caramel bells are revisited for Easter 2021 with new praline and caramel chocolates. These sublime artisan flavours really took us back to childhood, and for anyone hoping to celebrate Easter with childlike excitement, the smooth caramel of the petit animals will melt the hearts of young and old. Look out Pierre Marcolini’s little eggs and his famous Easter rabbits. A signature Maison creation, the Petits Lapins are all ears for some bouncy Easter fun and come in three varieties of dark, soft milk or white chocolate.
Price | £9.90
Cadbury Dairy Milk Easter Cottage Kit
No doubt inspired by festive gingerbread, making your own Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate cottage sounds like delicious Easter fun. The novelty house-shaped gift box includes all the chocolate components to construct a cottage from Dairy Milk Bars, a Dairy Milk Spring Bar, Mini Eggs and Cadbury white buttons. Cadbury has been inventing, inspiring and investing in a nation of chocolate lovers for nearly 200 years. In 1904, George Cadbury Jr was challenged to develop a milk chocolate bar with more milk than anything else on the market. A customer’s daughter suggested the ‘Dairy Milk’ name, which stuck, and George Jr’s bar was launched in June 1905. By the beginning of the First World War, this was Cadbury’s biggest seller, and having continued to take over the market, Dairy Milk has become the megabrand that we are so familiar with today.
Price | £16
EASTER GIFTS – MEAL KITS
London Stock Restaurant luxury meal kit
London Stock Restaurant have done it again. Championing seasonal British produce with an extra dash of Easter indulgence, the boxes include three courses per person and include starters of duck liver or mushroom parfait served with cherry jelly and a brioche bun. This is followed up by a feast of slow-cooked minted lamb shank or the showstopping wellington of beef or hay-baked celeriac. Each main comes with side dishes of root vegetables including truffled potato dauphinoise and pickled hispi cabbage. Desserts come in the form of bread-and-butter pudding served with a healthy dose of sherry cream and butterscotch sauce.
Collection from the restaurant is available on 3/4 April. and Sunday 4th April. If you are collecting, you will receive a £10 voucher to be redeemed in the restaurant on your next visit. Delivery is limited to a 3km radius from London Stock.
Price | £45 per person
Sumosan Twiga Meal Kits
One of our favourite London hotspots Sumosan Twiga have created an Easter Weekend menu for delivery direct to your door from March 30th – April 5th. Available for two or four people, this exclusive menu features the exquisite and harmonious combination of the finest Italian classics alongside Sumosan’s innovative cuisine, that Sumosan Twiga is known for world-wide. Dishes include finely chopped scallops tartare, Easter Maki roll (prawn in tempura, salmon, avocado and tobiko), Pacchero Gratin alla Primavera filled with burrata cheese, chicken Yakitori and a Billionaire Easter egg, In addition to the above menu, Sumosan Twiga has created three stunning handcrafted luxury easter eggs available for purchase from March 2nd – April 5th.
Price £190 (for two)
The Wahala burger by Chale
This rather special burger celebrates West African flavours and ingredients and to change the way we view African dining. The 35 day aged minced beef blend burger uses Suya smoked brisket, kaanee sauce and yassa relish, cheese and demi brioche buns. The kit also shows you precisely how to put this creation together little by little. The burger (vegan option available) is the beginning of something different and has been paired with a bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne too.
£25 per kit (includes four patties) and delivered across the UK
Romulo Café & Restaurant Nationwide meal kits
Our friends and multi-award winning Romulo Café & Restaurant have now launched a new range of meal kits for restaurant-quality Filipino dishes at home. The exceptional five-course menu will comprise of salmon Sinigang, sustainably sourced salmon in a tamarind broth with moringa leaves and leaf spinach; vegetable spring roll, slow cooked boneless crispy pork hock, garlic fried rice; bok choi and some yummy Ube cheesecake made with purple yams, topped with sweet young coconut. Not forgetting of course a double batch of Romulo’s legendary fluffy Pandesal bread rolls.
Price | £60 plus postage
Lobster Thermidor Kit from Burger & Lobster
This stunning Lobster Thermidor Kit will make a fine centre piece this Easter. The kit includes mountains of luxurious Wild Atlantic lobster meat, lemon, Grana Padano cheese and a rich Thermidor sauce for you to lather all over the lobster.
This clever At Home Kit is available to serve either four or six and comes with either four or six whole lobster tails, which come halved, pre-steamed and prepped by B&L’s experienced lobster chefs, so the hard work has been done for you. All you need to do is assemble, cook and enjoy. Best of all, all of the Burger & Lobster at home kits are available for delivery across the UK.
Price | £70 (serves four)
Sweet and Savoury Afternoon Tea
This is one Easter treat not to miss – a three-way collaboration between Pretty Sweet duo Claire Clark MBE and Sarah Crouchman, the first Indian chef to receive a Michelin star, Atul Kochhar, and Hope and Glory Tea. Together they are offering an exquisite and delicious Easter Afternoon Tea, which includes three different savouries – Lamb Samosa, Chicken Tikka Pie and Dhokla; along with sweeter offerings of fluffy plain scones and fruity Hot Cross Buns with Roddas clotted cream and homemade berry conserve. Five different Easter themed pastries include a milk chocolate mini Easter egg, traditional simnel cake, carrot cake, lemon cupcake and – our favourite – Shaun the Sheep twice baked chocolate cake. Accompanied by Hope and Glory Tea, this simply is the most perfect Luxury Easter lockdown delivery box of delicacies out there.
Price | £99 for two
FOOD AND DRINK GIFTS & EXPERIENCES
Craft & Crumb Easter Egg Bake and Hunt Kit
Despite the unpredictability of the beautiful British weather, we all know how children need constant stimulation and entertainment. Rain or shine, the little ones will be kept eggstatic-ally occupied on receiving their very own Craft & Crumb Easter egg biscuit baking kit, which comes complete with everything to create your own egg hunt activity. Each set contains all the ingredients to bake and decorate a delicious batch of Easter egg-shaped biscuits, plus the crafty necessaries for designing a fun hunt around the garden. This is definitely an activity for adults and children alike to unleash their inner baker – thanks to a variety of innovative kits that are convenient, user-friendly, but most of all, they taste divine.
Price | £19.99
Tanqueray’s flavours range
Tanqueray has been the hallmark for gin quality worldwide and made with the finest ingredients, these naturally flavoured gins still pack a decent punch at 41.3% ABV and a very delicate flavour. Tanqueray Blackcurrant Royale is made with juicy blackcurrants from France, warm vanilla and the exotic floral notes of black orchid. Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla blends the uniquely bittersweet taste of Seville Oranges balanced with the complexity of Tanqueray London Dry Gin. Our favourite, Tanqueray Rangpur Lime is layered with bay leaves and ginger to bring an exciting flavour to the already perfectly balanced botanicals of Tanqueray London Dry Gin.
Available to purchase from Amazon at £20 each
First Aid Box home cocktails
These super original premium cocktail delivery geniuses use top end products in creation of their ultra bespoke cocktails. Creative, imaginative serves, twists on classics and new creations is what you can be expecting from First Aid Box. Their Beets By Wray (think about it) uses El dorado 3 year rum, Wray & Nephew, Maraschino, Green chartreuse, Green apple, Supasawa and INTUNE (CBD drink) Ginger. This long Hemingway daiquiri with roots and all their other creations also come with garnishes from smoked venison jerky, bee pollen, fruit powders, syringes to freeze dried fruit.
If that wasn’t enough, they can also make bespoke cocktails on request (we want to challenge them with something truffle based!), flavoured salts and so much more. To keep you going this Easter, they also have a book of over 50 inventive cocktails to try.
Wine Shop Lanzarote
So we can’t go to Lanzarote this Easter but Lanzarote can come to you. Owner Ollie Horton has mastered the best of the Island’s volcanic wine. Produced from vineyards resembling lunar landscapes, the extraordinary quality and story of Lanzarote’s volcanic wine is one of the Island’s best kept secrets. With a subtropical-desert climate and just 150ml of rainfall per-annum, the Island lies outside the geographic norm for winemaking.
Ollie is now working with the most famous wineries on the Island and has over 20 great value wines for sale including a sparkling (made in the same method as Champagne) from Lanzarote’s native and unique Malvasia Volcanica, a barrel fermented still of the same variety, which is richer (and dry) than many of the other dry whites of the Island.
Boxtails is redefining the ready-to-pour cocktail delivery experience by taking all the unnecessary drama out of creating, serving, and drinking unique cocktails. Reviving the classics, the range of 12 pre-mixed cocktails contain 100% natural flavour and come in pouches of 125ml servings. Boxtails also has seasonal SixMix ranges available. The Crackin’ Cocktails selection for Easter contains a Gold Lychee Martini (with gold flecks too!), Rhubarb Gin, and Chocolate Martini. Boxtails has even curated the perfect party playlists to perfectly pair with each SixMix bundle.
Price | £28.99 (for 6 cocktails)
Sipful Easter for the Grown Ups Box
With a package of joy to cover the big kids this Bank Holiday, Sipful’s Easter for the Grown Ups Box includes three all-natural canned cocktails. Made using natural fruit juice mixed with organic bubbly wine, Orange Mimosa, Blood Orange Mimosa and Peach Bellini feature alongside two scrumptious bars of Tony’s Chocolonely Milk Chocolate with Caramel & Sea Salt. This is dispatched with a personal message on a Happy Easter to the Grown Ups note card, all wrapped up in a letterbox-sized package. Founded by husband-and-wife duo, Emily and Darius Darwell, Sipful offers 250ml, fully recyclable canned wine and canned cocktails with a conscience. The pair of wild-swimming, hill-climbing, festival-going adventurers created these canned drinks to pop in their backpacks – without the beer bloat and minus the sugar and synthetic flavourings of other canned cocktails. Sipful is keeping us sweet at Luxuriate HQ – we’ll look forward to sipping these as the world opens up again, too.
Price | £14.95
Long Shot Drinks
This proudly British hard seltzers brand create delicious drinks made from just four ingredients using only natural fruit and sparkling water plus grain based alcohol in 3 flavours; Strawberry & Rhubarb, Grapefruit, and award-winning Raspberry & Blackcurrant. Nearly all of Long Shot’s ingredients are sourced from within 20 miles of their Herefordshire manufacturer. And because they are made with real fruit juice, they come out the colour of the fruits. Long Shot is 4% ABV, gluten free, suitable for vegans, low sugar, less than 70 calories per can and keto friendly.
Price | £28.50 for 12 cans (250ml per can)
Help 4 Hospitality – Berkmann Wines for the Easter Weekend
Ahead of the Easter weekend, the pop-up online wine shop Help 4 Hospitality that is raising revenue for individuals and businesses within the hospitality sector throughout the several lockdowns. There are two cases to choose from. The Green Shoots case (12 bottles for £115) highlights a selection of wines for the changing seasons including celebratory fizz, aromatic and crisp whites, poised roses and juicy reds. The Spring Reunion case (6 bottles for £77.50) has prosecco from Canevel, a seafood friendly Albariño, a grassy and gooseberry-fruited Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, a pale elegant Rosé from Provence and two reds; a lighter Pinot Noir from Australia and a plummy and violet scented Malbec from Mendoza.
In 2020, Berkmann Wine Cellars introduced the Help 4 Hospitality initiative which saw the company sell its wines direct to consumers through the Help 4 Hospitality pop-up online wine store. The initiative was successful in raising over £75,000 for individuals and businesses at the heart of the crisis through the first national lockdown. The Help 4 Hospitality scheme will remain in place until the full and irreversible opening of the hospitality trade.
Good in Bread Hot Cross Buns
This will be Good in Bread’s first Easter and what better way to celebrate than with the launch of a new product? Founder Emily Caron has introduced the latest seasonal addition to this online bakery: Sourdough Hot Cross Buns. Using only natural leavens and slow fermentation to create that wonderful aroma and texture, Good in Bread bake the way we used to make bread hundreds of years ago. And with only three ingredients to make the dough – flour, water and salt – authentic Sourdough is 100% natural, lasts longer, is full of minerals and lower in gluten. Good in Bread delivers artisan Sourdough loaves straight from the oven to doorsteps around London, and increasingly further afield, too. You can choose to receive loaves sliced, through the letterbox, or whole. Toasted with butter or untoasted with a nut butter and jam, we agree that these hot cross buns are an Easter gift delight.
Price | £6.50
Zymogram Choc-O-Bloc Gin
Gin’s answer to Willy Wonka have outdone themselves with this new delight that is perfect for splashing into cocktails. Creamy and decadent, the cocoa notes hit you straight away and, on the palate, the gin has a touch of sweetness with smooth, chocolate running right the way through. The Zymurgorium name comes from an amalgamation of the word ‘Zymurgy’ (the study of scientific brewing) and ‘Emporium’. They aim to give patrons only the best of taste bud adventure and diversity. This trinket of a bottle is Latin flair in a glass – powerful Madagascan chocolate, subtle vanilla, rounded all spice, pink pepper and light citrus tone. We want this gin with a party on the side! Or for a tamer drinking session, enjoy yours in a Negroni for a little luxury treat. This is a deeply inviting bottle and label design with an indulgent chocolatey paradise inside.
Price | £29.95
Knoops Easter Hot Chocolate
Just in case you’ve not had enough chocolate for the Easter weekend, you could always finish off the Bank Holiday with an expertly crafted hot chocolate. The Knoops seasonal range includes an Easter Spice blend that adds a hint of ‘hot cross bun’ to your hot chocolate, while five delicately flavoured Hot Cross Bunnies made of marshmallows with notes of citrus and spices provide a delightful finishing touch. Gift wrapped and completed with Knoops 34% milk chocolate flakes for sprinkling, this is surely the most elegant of chocolatey Easter presents.
Price | £28.00
St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
Add a touch of ‘joie de vivre’ to the long Easter weekend with a beautiful Spritz kit from ST-Germain. Delivered nationwide, this comes with everything you need to create up to 10 serves of the signature ST-Germain Spritz. This Elderflower Liqueur is the world’s first artisanal French liqueur, made with up to 1,000 fresh, wild, handpicked elderflower blossoms in every bottle. For a classy Bank Holiday sip, combine dry sparkling wine and soda with St-Germain over ice in a Collins glass, stir and garnish with a lemon twist. This kit not only provides the luscious liquids but also a branded Perspex carafe – perfect for picnics and garden entertaining – Spritz glasses and St-Germain stirrers.
Price | £49.95
CÎROC de la Crème
If you love chocolate and a Vodka based cocktail, you’ll be onto a winner with CÎROC’s Easter themed cocktail. The CÎROC de la Crème is enriched with the flavour of cocoa courtesy of the Crème de Cacao Blanc, its shaken together with egg white and condensed milk and finished off with grated chocolate and dried raspberries. This smooth chocolate indulgence makes for an alternative Easter celebration tipple.
Danebury Schonburger, River Test Distillery Gin & Giddy Nibbles
Friends and neighbours in Hampshire, Danebury Vineyards and River Test Distillery Gin have teamed up with Winchester-based, Giddy Nibbles. This Hampshire vineyard specialises in producing dry white wines including the award-winning Schonburger. A perfect pack to top up your Easter drinks trolley includes this refreshing and elegant sip of England from Danebury, River Test Gin served with your favourite tonic and the Giddy Nibbles three-pack of cook-at-home cheese savoury biscuits, with flavours of Harissa & Chilli, Cheddar & Fennel, and Red Leicester & Pink Peppercorn. Amidst the buzz of the Bank Holiday, these tried and tested pairings are ideal for a Zoom – get your English drinks on ice!
Price | £57.45 per pack
All imagery courtesy of the brands featured. Leading image courtesy of Pierre Marcolini.