With spring flowers blooming and Easter fast approaching, the team here at Luxuriate Life have been contemplating the best gifts and ideas for an inspirational Easter 2022.
So hop to it, as we’ve pulled together our pick of the most delicious drinkies, sweet treats, clothing, toys, kitchen gadgets and more to ensure everyone has a happy Easter.
Easter Gifts 2022 – Sweets Treats
When you can’t make up your mind what you will need come Easter Monday, why not let Dukeshill make the decision for you with their Dukeshill Easter Hamper?
This is a choc fest at large – there are plentiful Easter eggs, decadent chocolate quails’ eggs and to top it all, Dukeshill’s famous Simnel Cake, a light fruit cake decorated with eleven marzipan balls with a layer of almond paste baked into the middle, all housed within a beautiful honey wicker basket which can be re-used for stylish summer picnics. If that doesn’t rock your boat, there are a wide selection of Easter hampers and treats available.
From – Dukeshill
Price | £150
If you’re looking for something a little different this Easter, Firetree’s indulgent volcanic chocolate treats are sure to bring an element of surprise to your Easter celebrations this year. Voted as one of the best chocolates in the world by Great Taste Awards, Firetree is disrupting the current luxury Easter egg category by tapping into the demand for a healthier, natural and sustainable alternative to those that are currently on the market.
The newest flavours of Firetree’s Easter Collection contain all seven award-winning single-estate bars, plus five of their new supremely smooth Innovations Collection – a collection of rare cocoa sourced from Firetree’s remote farms and on farmers on The Solomon Islands, Indonesia, Madagascar, Vanuatu, Hispaniola, Papua New Guinea, and the Philippines. Arriving in springtime-inspired gift wrapping ribbon, this luxurious Easter gift is presented in a sustainable jute bag too.
From – Firetree
Price | £84
Lindt Gold Bunny
Can it really be seventy years since a Lindt Master Chocolatier crafted the very first Lindt GOLD BUNNY – the original and much copied Easter staple? Incredibly, it is and to mark this landmark, Lindt has created an exclusive 500g bunny in a recyclable card carrier.
With its golden coat and little bell tied with red ribbon, the Lindt GOLD BUNNY, made with the smoothest Swiss milk chocolate, is now iconic worldwide, heralding spring. It’s perfect for Easter Egg hunts, adding to an Easter Hamper or treating a loved one (or yourself) – no Easter is complete without one.
From – Lindt
Price | £20
Easter Delights from SUPPER London
London’s only luxury on-demand food & beverage delivery service, SUPPER London, has partnered with luxury retailers and restaurants to deliver delicate goodies direct to your door this Easter. SUPPER London’s technology-advanced Japanese bikes guarantee all orders (even the most delicate eggs) arrive in perfect condition.
You can order from the likes of Fortnum & Mason, Charbonnel et Walker and even Hummingbird Bakery. A new partnership with Rococo Chocolates, known for its mix of characterful and sophisticated creations, enables SUPPER London to deliver Easter offerings from multiple stores across London. Examples include a ‘Fluffle’ of cocoa rabbits (£13.95) or a smooth, comforting Dark Whisky Egg (£35.95).
From – SUPPER London
Price | Varies
This year, the BRIK Easter collection has taken them back to their roots; simplicity and aesthetics – the very core of BRIK. Choose from a fruity, light and playful palette to celebrate grace and form in the most authentic, natural and pure style.
In light of BRIK’s goal to contribute to sustainability by reducing food waste at all possible costs, this year the brand has opted for a different experience for the second part of the Easter collection. This trio of ‘Flat Ægs’ explores how ingredients change with different chocolate couverture: dark, ruby and caramel chocolate. For the ingredients, BRIK found some wonderfully fragrant juniper berries, and once ground, infused them with green mandarin oil.
From – BRIK
Price | £28 (collection of three flat eggs)
If you are looking for that extra special egg this Easter then Thorntons have a wide range of large Easter gifts to put a smile on anyone’s face. Choose from either large or statement eggs with the latter available for personalisation for an extra special touch. Loved ones deserve a magnificent Easter egg, so Thorntons have pulled out all the stops to create something truly special with the Marvellous Magnificent Easter Egg (650g).
From – Thorntons
Price | £20 / Easter bunnies from just £7
If you like marzipan, then we’d like to hedge a bet that you know the name of Niedereggar! It was founded by pastry chef Johann Georg Niederegger back in 1806, and obviously named for him. In his day, he was one of the most famous of pastry chefs, regularly supplying the great and the good with the company collecting award after award for the quality of its confectionery.
Today, over 200 years later, this family company is still going strong and this Easter, they have produced a nifty little number – a selection of delicious, flavoured marzipan and mini chocolate eggs in a range of dessert flavours including double chocolate, cheesecake and vanilla toffee.
From – John Lewis
Price | £8
Cadbury’s needs no introduction. Its Easter 2022 range promises an egg-cellent array of new and exciting products that are sure to put a bounce in your step. What about trying a Dairy Milk Hot Cross Bun Bar, an Easter “make yourself” cottage, a Cadbury Spring Share Box, a Cadbury Twirl Orange Easter Egg or a Cadbury Dairy Milk Fingers Inclusion Egg? For Easter treats to share, there are Cadbury Dairy Milk Orange Mini Filled Eggs, Cadbury Oreo White Filled Eggs, Cadbury Dairy Milk Peter Rabbit Mug or Toy and a new line-up of Cadbury Mixed Filled Eggs.
From – Sainsburys
Price | From £1
3D FrischSchoggi Egg
For a showstopper of an Easter Egg, when you really want to make an impact, this limited-edition, brand-new 3D FrischSchoggi Egg is just what you need. Made up of the most popular FrischSchoggi (literally translating as “fresh chocolate”) varieties, there is hazelnut milk chocolate, almonds in dark chocolate, white chocolate raspberry-blackberry, and fruit mix in white chocolate. Made by Läderach, the premium Swiss chocolate company with the reigning World Chocolate Master at its helm, the company is renowned for creating some of the freshest, highest quality, responsibly sourced artisanal chocolates in the world.
From – Läderach in-store only
Price | £39.90
Baileys Chocolate Easter Bundle
The Dublin brand of Lir Chocolates has linked up with another Irish brand, Baileys Original Cream Liqueur, to create a delicious, creamy alco-choc collection ideal for the Baileys lover.
Coincidentally, both brands debuted in Dublin in 1987 with Baileys growing to become the world’s most popular cream liqueur and Lir known as a leading provider of premium chocolates both home and abroad. They have worked with the chocolatiers at Lir Chocolates for the past 12 years and this year, they suggest the new Baileys Sundae Egg bundle which consists of a Baileys Sundae Egg, Baileys Chocolate Luxe Mini Eggs, Baileys Chocolate Collection and Baileys Original Truffles Tube.
From – Lir
Price | €28
Now this is something a little different in the world of the Easter egg – a limited edition range of untraditional eggs, filled with the finest chocolate liquorice. Perfect for the liquorice lover who might have felt left out of the annual Easter Chocfest, Danish confectionery brand Lakrids by Bülow has come to the rescue with a delicious Twisted Banana flavour alongside an indulgent Crispy Caramel new for the 2022 egg.
The Twisted Banana flavour is a combination of sweet banana, salty liquorice and creamy white chocolate infused with raw liquorice powder whilst the Crispy Caramel flavour is coated in a speckled crispy shell dusted by sea salt flakes, met by silky smooth dulce chocolate combined with a soft liquorice core.
From – Lakrids by Bulow
Price | £27
Easter Gifts 2022 – for the home
For statement baking prep, there is nothing so gorgeous as an iconic Artisan KitchenAid Stand Mixer and we’ve got our eyes on the 4.8L version in deep Beetroot – a beautiful rich magenta “Colour of the year” – designed to stand out.
They come in a wide range of hues but this one really caught our eye. Surely cakes will taste better when made with this versatile, tilt-head mixer with its lush satin finish – then the only decision to make is what additional accessories to buy with it for it comes with a flex edge beater, a dough hook, a wire whisk, a pastry beater and extra 3L stainless steel bowl.
From – Kitchenaid
Price | £599
Peugeot Pepper Mill
What use is a car in your kitchen you might ask but a little-known fact is that Peugeot also make salt and pepper mills. Yes, before you ask, it is the same company and they have been innovating since 1810, also producing coffee mills and saws.
So, back to the kitchen and for ease of use, let’s choose the 34 cm tall Paris Electric – available in classic wooden chocolate. Simply touch the top part of the mill to dispense your pepper with ease. You can also select the size of granule too – the perfect way to season that roast this year.
From – Peugeot
Price | £119
Chiswell Fire Lanterns
You never know with our weather, but we may be able to enjoy our Easter Monday lunch en plein air this year so let’s think of a way of lighting up the garden. Well as luck would have it, we spied the gas powered Chiswell Fire Lanterns, which will give you around six hours of flickering light, perfect for added ambiance.
The portable metal and glass lanterns come in three colours – black, ivory and pink. Place on the garden table for subtle lighting for outdoor entertaining (or date nights) or place around the garden in multiples to highlight key features and bring dark corners to light.
From – Arighibianchi
Price | £99
Bunny Ear Cactus
Plants always give life to a room, lending some added depth to your interior design but for many, they are difficult to maintain. Fear not, however, as for the newbie plant parent this Easter, cacti is the easiest option – and these cute little prickly plants are bound to be a big family hit.
The Bunny Ears Cactus Duo will bring some spiky warmth to your Easter home with their cute bunny ear stems styled in green and gold dipped pots to add some bling to your indoor jungle. The pack includes one mini and one medium bunny ear cacti and best of all, they are easy to care for, loving the sun and only needing watering once a month.
From – The Little Botanical
Price | £24.50
Purr & Mutt
Elevate your artworks with a custom pet portrait this Easter and put your pooch centre stage. What living room wouldn’t look better with Rover looking elegant on canvas as an Emperor, a King, an outlaw or even a Peaky Blinder!
All you need to do is to find a suitable picture and upload it, choosing your favourite “look”, and low and behold, you will take delivery of a unique custom pet portrait to please all the family – the furry one most of all. As well as framed portraits of course, take it further this Easter and order a blanket or a cushion with Rover’s mugshot on it – you know it makes sense.
From – Purr & Mutt
Price | From £47.99 framed
Can’t wait to slip into something a little more comfortable after all those chocolate Easter eggs have mysteriously been eaten? Don’t fret! Pretty Polly to the rescue.
Renowned for their hosiery and underwear, the brand also offers some surprisingly super soft loungewear, cosy cable socks, pretty lingerie and seamless sports sets all in soft pastel shades. Better still, their Eco-Wear collection is perfect for eco-conscious warriors everywhere due to their sustainable range of hosiery, seam-free underwear and leggings made from the first biodegradable polyamide in the world.
From – Pretty Polly
Price | varies
For the little ones, Frugi has come up with yet another Easter kiddie clothing spectacular with gorgeous bunny and spring themed clothing for babies right up to grown up twelve year olds. We particularly love the skater dressers in bright golden tones with little bunnies scampering around chasing carrots (also available with flowers and seashell prints) and the sky-blue leggings decorated with carrots, bunnies and puffy clouds.
Frugi is now the UK’s leading ethical and organic children’s clothing brand, using only organic cotton from farmers they trust with outerwear and swimwear made from recycled plastic bottles. They also donate 1% of their annual turnover to charity each year – what’s not to love?
From – Frugi
Price | Spring skater dresses £28
We have not forgotten any newborns arriving this spring. For the youngest members of the family, nothing keeps them entertained more than a comforting soft cuddly toy.
Create a new legacy toy for the family by introducing Pauline the Bunny, made from Nattou’s signature soft and snuggly fabric. If a bunny doesn’t fit the nursery’s décor, then there are a wide range of cuddly characters to choose from including elephants, bears, octopuses and more. Hippychick also stock everything a new baby or toddler might require (and mum too) from bedding to walkers, breast pumps to toys and cot accessories.
From – Hippychick
Price | £27.50 for Pauline the bunny
Easter Gifts 2022 – drinks
Edwards 1902 Vodka
Edwards 1902 is named after the renowned King Edward potato so it’s royal by nature and regal in taste. The ultra-pure vodka is English through and through, born from the grounds of Lincolnshire and made from the finest King Edward potatoes. The founders began their journey eight years ago with a vision to embody a message of Soil to Spirit. This premium single-estate potato vodka is ULTRA smooth and works well in martinis or simply sipped over ice or from a chilled glass.
From – Master of Malt
Price | £34.95
Jaffa Cake Vodka
Our biscuit eating bunnies sighed with delight over the thought of a Jaffa Cake Vodka for yes, the delicious Jaffa Cake (a favourite at Luxuriate Life Towers) is part of the blend alongside pure Grain Vodka, oranges, fresh orange peel and cocoa powder.
A twist on the original you know and love, Jaffa Cake Vodka is one of the latest releases from the makers of Jaffa Cake Gin. This zesty, creamy spirit is filled with cakey and chocolatey notes making it the perfect alternative to eggs this Easter. A delicious cocktail ingredient with the added bonus of using a Jaffa Cake as a garnish (obviously).
From – Master of Malt
Price | £27.95
Another Easter treat might be the velvety Advocaat liqueur, a traditional Dutch alcoholic beverage which is full-bodied, rich and creamy, with aromas of vanilla and a deliciously smooth custard-like flavour.
More commonly associated with Christmas, let’s throw tradition out the window and mix it up with a Warninks Easter Fizz – perfect for Easter Monday cocktails. For an Easter Fizz, take 50 ml of Warninks, 100ml of ginger ale, the juice of a quarter of a lime and shake them all together in a coupe glass, garnished with either a hot cross bun or a chocolate egg.
From – Sainsburys
Price | £12.50
World of Zing
We love this idea – creating a cocktail which is the essence of Easter in a glass – a Hot Cross Bunhattan. Yes, the famous Manhattan has had its come-uppance, morphing into this Easter lovely. The World of Zing, pioneers of bottled cocktails, has transformed this Easter foodie favourite into a high-class cocktail designed by Channel 4 Sunday Brunch cocktail expert Pritesh Mody. No need to mix it up, just buy the bottle and pour into a martini glass or an ice filled tumbler. World of Zing has infused the hot cross bun with Mount Gay Eclipse Rum and Rosso Vermouth to create the Zing Hot Cross Bun Liqueur.
From – World of Zing
Price | £25
Midleton Very Rare 2022 Vintage
The pinnacle of Irish whiskey, the new 2022 vintage expression of Midleton Very Rare is worthy of marking a special Easter. For the 2022 vintage and 39th bottling, this 40% abv limited-edition promises balanced aromas of candied apples and grated nutmeg followed by a palate with decadent waves of crème brûlée and caramelised red apples, delivering a rich, lasting finish with an intriguing medley of fruits and spices. All in a stunning bottle – a natural keepsake.
From – Whisky Shop
Price | £295
If you are a cocktail connoisseur and want to mix up your own little Easter beauty, then Ciroc Vodka has created a special Easter treat just for you.
Take 35 ml of Ciroc Vodka, 15 ml of Crème de Cacao Blanc, 25ml of egg white, 35 ml of condensed milk and four raspberries and muddle together, stir and fine strain. Serve in a martini glass with a skewer of frozen grapes as a garnish, put your feet up and enjoy this cheeky little number this Easter.
From – INKD
Price | £44.99
Brockmans Premium Gin
The gin is an avante-garde twist on the classic English gin. The flavour profile is a vibrant and harmonious combination of the more conventional botanicals often found in gin production including angelica from Saxony, Bulgarian coriander and juniper berries from Tuscany, balanced with Brockmans’ more unusual choice of ingredients such as liquorice root, blueberries and blackberries. This results in an incredibly smooth gin that can be enjoyed neat or in cocktails.
Brockmans is slowly distilled in a 100-year-old copper column still, but prior to distillation Brockmans’ unique recipe of botanicals is steeped in pure grain spirit for up to 24 hours to release their natural oils and aromas, resulting in a complex and distinctive gin.
From – INKD
Price | £34
Champagne and chocolate are, in our humble opinion, a match made in heaven – a touch of fizz and the smooth taste of cocoa is the perfect Easter treat from Danebury Vineyards, known for its delicious, fresh English Sparkling Wine. They’ve teamed up with their favourite local chocolatier, Mokaya Coco, to offer a bottle of Danebury sparkling wine with a Mokaya Coco half chocolate egg filled with delicious hand-crafter Belgian chocolates.
Owned by Libby, Mokaya Coco is a Stockbridge chocolate boutique providing high quality chocolates and confectionery, so this collaboration is a no brainer.
From – Danebury Vineyards
Price | £45
Wynns The Siding Cabernet Sauvignon
You might think that’s a strange name for a wine but no, it actually dates back to the founding of the Wynns Coonawarra Estate Winery and refers to the famous triple-gabled winery and the Coonawarra railway siding which played an important role in establishing the fledgling settlement of Coonawarra back in 1896. Completed two years later, “The Siding” was responsible for transporting around 600 hogsheads of wine a year to Adelaide. And the wine? Well, the winery is located on the world-famous strip of “Terra Rossa” soil that produces fruit of exceptional quality. Now that is a lovely story to relate when pouring this delicious wine on Easter Monday with your leg of lamb, isn’t it?
From – Tesco
Price | £15
Easter Gifts 2022 – Outside the box
Her Majesty The Queen: The Official Platinum Jubilee Pageant Commemorative Album
The Official Platinum Jubilee Pageant Commemorative Album from St James’s House is published early June and authored by royal correspondents Robert Jobson and Katie Nicholl. It will also include exclusive written content by Tom Parker Bowles who will give an insight into the royals’ dining tastes and traditions, and into the history and flavour of royal celebrations past and present.
The only official book published for the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, the title features more than 250 beautiful images from throughout The Queen’s 70-year reign including exclusive content on the Pageant itself. This book is a wonderful souvenir of an exceptional celebration.
From – St James’s House
Price | £49.95
Stonor Park – near Henley on Thames in Oxfordshire
If Easter is more about enjoying experiences, then head to Stonor Park when they reopen their much-loved Easter Trail, along with new additions to its magical adventure playground, Tumblestone Hollow. The historic house’s Easter Trail runs from 9th – 24th April, with clues and puzzles spanning the grounds of the estate with the reward of a delicious Easter chocolate treat at the end.
Included in the price of a ticket is admission is the Easter Trail, access to its adventure playground, Tumblestone Hollow and to the Gardens at Stonor. Meanwhile the 850-year-old historic house is set to open on Easter Sunday, Easter Monday and 24th April. There’s also a range of food and beverage facilities on site including shepherd huts serving pizzas and soft whip ice cream. There are also spaces designated for picnics and seating areas.
From – Stonor Park
Price | From £9 with smaller children under 105cm admitted free.
Give your skin an Easter treat by indulging in Young LDN’s 24K Gold Chocolate Facial, combining Circdia Coco Enzymes with a luxury 24K Gold hydro jelly mask, leaving skin looking and feeling incredible.
The enzyme contains natural antioxidants and a sweet cocoa aroma designed to nourish, protect and boost healing suitable for any skin types. Meanwhile, the 24K Gold mask boosts collagen production while simultaneously brightening and hydrating the skin. This treatment also features a relaxing hand & arm massage, as well as a facial massage.
Young LDN is a skincare and beauty destination located in the heart of London that champions youth and inspires body confidence, created with Gen Z and Millennials in mind.
From – Young LDN
Price | varies
Hug Pet Food
Hug is a new type of pet food for cats and dogs, which is human grade, only using the finest seasonal ingredients and British cuts of meat. Each portion contains super nutrients such as Antarctic Krill – the most effective ingredient to deliver omega-3 and choline which are critical for brain and heart health, strong muscles, joints and help prevent liver disease. This is all topped off with a sprinkle of organic herbs.
So that they don’t miss out this Easter, Hug has made a delicious lamb dish, which can be gently heated on the stove or in the microwave and enjoyed warm. Simply take each dish from the fridge, pop it in the microwave or gently cook on the stove.
From – Hug
Price | 14 dishes x 300g serving £49.56
Featured image courtesy of Thorntons. All other imagery courtesy of the brands featured.