Gorgeous Easter treats beyond eggs

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From Easter-themed drink and beauty gift sets, to special meal ideas, here are gift ideas for all your loved ones

Not everyone wants to receive an Easter egg at this time of year, but there are lots of other thoughtful gift ideas you can send to mark the occasion. With hampers, favourite treats, hampers and more, here are some ideas you can sort to make the Bank Holiday weekend feel special. Also check out our guide to the best Irish-made Easter eggs to snap up this year. 

 

Pudding Row The Grocer

Sligo’s Pudding Row The Grocer is offering an Easter Comfort Kit (€70 including delivery nationwide) filled with Irish-made treats. With a diffuser from Flora Lab, Noo Chocolates, Nutty House Granola, Wall & Keogh loose leaf tea and a selection of Pudding Row treats including a peanut butter brownie, a chocolate and coconut macaroon, a raw cacao energy ball and a salted caramel square. puddingrow.ie 

MINK Dublin

MINK Dublin has collaborated with Clare Anne Taylor Couture Cakes to create an exclusive gift box (€60)  with a delicate chocolate cake inspired by MINK’s 9-piece retail range, and paired with MINK’s bestselling Modern Rose Parfum candle. Available to pre-order now for delivery in the greater Dublin area on Saturday, 3 April.

 

Stillgarden Distillery

Dublin’s Stillgarden Distillery has a range of three cocktail boxes available for those who want to raise a glass to mark the occasion. The Distiller’s Edition Gin Giftbox (€52.50) contains one 500ml bottle of the dry gin, two premium mixers, two new Nick & Nora glasses filled with chocolate Easter eggs, a greeting card and two garden tour tickets to use at the Stillgarden Distillery in future. Stillgarden’s Easter Gift Boxes are now available to purchase via their online shop. Collection and nationwide delivery options are available.

L’Occitane

For beauty lovers who prefer skincare treats to chocolate, L’Occitane has a beautiful selection of gift eggs. Each reusable aluminium contains mini must-haves from the Almond, Verbena and Cherry Blossom collections. The Verbena or Cherry Blossom eggs (€18 each) contain a 75ml shower gel, 35ml body lotion and 10ml hand cream, and the assorted egg box contains four mini beauty eggs with two scented luxurious hand creams (€28).

 

 

Krispy Kreme

Doughnut shop Krispy Kreme has unveiled three special limited-edition Easter flavours. The Egg-splosion is filled with  a fondant yolk, dipped in a chocolate coating and drizzled with a white and yellow icing. The Egg-streme Berry Pop is a more fruity take, with a raspberry filling and strawberry and orange popping candy topping. The Cracking Honeycomb Crunch has a rich caramel centre, dipped in a white chocolate flavour coating and scattered with honeycomb pieces and swirls of caramel. The doughnuts are €2.95 each, and can be picked up via the Blanchardstown store drive through, pre-ordered via click and serve or delivered in Dublin via Uber Eats. Get an Easter dozen for €23.95.

Nude Wine Co

The Nude Wine Co are offering 10% off all April virtual wine courses until the end of March. And if you want to stock up on wine for Easter weekend, the Ultimate Rioja Box is currently on sale at €145. It contains six bottles of Spanish reds. Another box on special offer is the Malbec Lovers Dream at €95, which has six bottles taking you on a journey from Spain, Portugal, Italy, France and Argentina. thenudewineco.ie 

Luttrellstown’s Easter Weekend Dine at Home Menu

From Friday to Sunday, 2-4 April, Head Chef Nathan Greensmith  at Luttrelstown Castle has created a decadent three course menu. Start with freshly baked breads, cured meats, mixed Italian olives and beetroot hummus. Enjoy a starter of citrus cured salmon, basil mayonnaise, heirloom tomatoes, olive tapenade and sourdough croute. Follow this with slow cooked Wicklow leg of lamb or confit blade of Irish beef, baby onions and pea fricasse, potato fondant and baby carrots. Plus, enjoy a dessert of Easter egg chocolate cheesecake. The menu is €50pp, with delivery from €9.50 within the Greater Dublin area and you can order up to 6pm on Friday. luttrellstowncastle.com

 

Iceland

Iceland has all you need to make the perfect easter dinner, with a classic main and all the trimmings thrown in for free. The Leg of Lamb Meal Deal costs €20 and serves 6-8, and the Turkey Joint Meal Deal costs just €15. We can’t resist a plate of hot cross buns (€1.75 for a six pack).