Completely unrelated image there guys but my bedroom currently looks like the seventh circle of hell as we have painters in this week and all my stuff is in a mound in the middle of the carpet so I am unable to take any cute Easter related images. Soz.
I do quite like my face in that picture though.
[Maybe because it’s mostly hidden.]
Now before I get cracking (you’re going to get all of the egg puns known to mankind in this post, no yolk) I do want to say that I bloody love Easter eggs. I’m a big fan of chocolate, I’m a big fan of sweets, so any day that rolls around whereby eating both in vast quantities is socially acceptable is a winner by me however in my household we do like to do little Easter gifts too, and I am trying to be a bit healthier this spring and tone up the old tummy area and so forth, so I thought I’d throw a little post together to give you some ideas for an alternative to the traditional sugary gift.
You can thank me later.
- Vouchers: please oh please don’t call me boring here. I know receiving vouchers can be a little old hat nowadays but I quite love them still. You can even be totally unimaginative and get one of those awesome one4all vouchers from the Post Office – I say unimaginative, they really are awesome vouchers because you can use them practically anywhere, but they’re also great if you really can’t decide/can’t be bothered to choose which shop to pick for someone.
- Makeup: admittedly more of a female oriented gift here, but quite often Mum and I have been known to nip to the Mac counter and pick up a little lipstick for each other. Admittedly I’m talking back when they used to be like £12 rather than needing to take out a small mortgage to buy one, but buying someone a makeup item they’ve been after for a while is the perfect Easter gift!
- An experience: OK definitely on the pricier end of things, and I guess really only appropriate if you seriously celebrate Easter, but if you’re feeling generous this year you could always consider gifting an experience day to your nearest and dearest. Whether it be driving their dream supercar, a fashion makeover, or simply an overnight stay somewhere, it’s a thoughtful gift that will mean the world to them.
- Afternoon tea: admittedly this probably falls under the above point but I’m giving it one of it’s own anyway because that’s just how I roll. Easter celebrations have always involved food of some description whether that be the aforementioned Easter eggs or a tasty roast dinner so how about treating the family to afternoon tea somewhere this Easter Sunday to break up the tradition? It doesn’t have to be hugely expensive, work to your budget and I’m sure you’ll find somewhere lovely and oh so sophisticated to enjoy your tasty treats.
- Something personalised: I always love buying my parents personalised gifts so this is probably the route I’ll go down this year. Whether it’s a cute cushion, print for around the house or even some kind of kitchen item (Mum has a personalised chalkboard with ‘Sarah’s kitchen menu’ or something printed on it) it’s guaranteed to go down a treat! For a more tipsy treat however, check out the awesome range of personalised miniature bottles of your favourite tipples including whiskey, vodka and wine at Just Miniatures!
Are you considering an alternative to the traditional Easter treats this year? Let me know in the comments below!
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This post is in collaboration with Just Miniatures, but all questionable Easter traditions and alternative gift ideas are entirely my own.