I can’t believe it’s been a full year since my last Easter Food Drink and Gift Guide. It’s been a crazy year, and I enjoyed sharing last year’s Easter themed food and drinks gift guide, I knew I wanted to do another this year.
These products I have to share with you would make sweet gift ideas, should you exchange gifts for Easter, or just ideas of treats you can enjoy over the Easter period, if you fancy treating yourself!
Easter Food Drink and Gift Guide 2021
My first product within my Easter Food Drink and Gift Guide 2021, is a treat from Cadbury Gifts Direct which couldn’t be more perfect for Easter. The Cadbury Dairy Milk Easter Cottage Kit is £16, and it includes everything you need to create the cutest Easter chocolate cottage.
This is a self assembly kit which includes Dairy Milk Bars, Dairy Milk Spring Bars, Mini Eggs and Cadbury White Buttons, which you use together to create a chocolate house. On the box there are written instructions as well as a step by step diagram showing you how to construct the cottage. You get everything you need within the box, including a cardboard template to help you cut out the ‘house’ shape from the large Dairy Milk Bars.
You get two Cadbury Dairy Milk Bars 200g, two Cadbury Dairy Milk Bars 95g, two Cadbury Dairy Milk Spring Edition Bars 100g, two miniature packets of Cadbury White Buttons 14.5g and one miniature packet of Cadbury Mini Eggs 38.5g.
Not only do you get a super cute Easter gift, with this DIY chocolate cottage, you’re also getting a huge amount of chocolate to enjoy once you’ve made the cottage. You get a total of 857.5g of chocolate, and it’d be a lovely activity to do over the Easter holidays.
If you appreciate a high quality craft beer, or know someone that does, I have five craft beers from Round Corner Brewing; a Melton Mowbray based brewery as my next gift idea within my Easter Food Drink and Gift Guide 2021.
Round Corner Brewing have cornered six of its hoppiest beers into a fabulous Round Corner Brewing Easter Gift Pack. The six beers within the pack represent the very best of what the brewery have to offer. Each of the beers also have a great background to their names, with four directly inspired by the brewery’s hometown. On the back of each can, there’s a write-up explaining the inspiration, flavours and story behind each beer, and includes the following beers;
- Hopping Spree – After a particularly boisterous day at the horseraces in 1837, legendary rabble rouser the Marquess of Waterford and his party descended on Melton and quite literally painted the town red. Inspired by that notorious spree, this delicious West Coast IPA is a suitable riot of hops, crafted to quench a thirst and quicken the spirit.
- Steeplechase – With a lovely orange hue, here’s a fruity pale ale inspired by a night of horseracing in 1890. Eleven riders took part in a race around Melton dressed in pyjamas – jumping fences and ditches they could barely see, cheered on by a crowd who couldn’t see anything!
- Drovers – Drovers have been moving livestock in and out of Melton’s market since before the Domesday Book. To this day, on Tuesdays when business is done, you can still find them lingering here to talk heifers over a few pints of this smooth-sipping thirst-slaker of an IPA.
- Mackinaw – Named after the heavy American workwear fabric that shares many similarities with Melton cloth (the basis of the classic donkey jacket) this is a classic stylish mid-Atlantic pairing. With nutty and chocolate notes, it’s an American brown ale that’s perfect for those chillier spring nights.
- Gunmetal – An inspired take on classic German ‘schwarzbiers’, Gunmetal’s a clean and crisp British lager. Dark brown in colour with a crema-like foamy head, it’s also something of a modern classic, having won ‘Best Lager’ at the International Brewing Awards!
- 10 Hours In LA – Using very rare Kiwi ‘Riwaka’ hops, this Pacific IPA’s name is a nod to the notorious ten-hour stopover faced by everyone journeying from New Zealand to the UK. A fiesta of hops, this golden orange beer packs a fruity, tropical punch!
My other half loves craft beers, especially discovering niche breweries which offer something a little different and a little more special than something you can pick off the shelf at your local supermarket. The Round Corner Brewing Easter Gift Pack is £30 (and £6.95 shipping) and is available from the Round Corner Brewing website.
Next up in my Easter Food Drink and Gift Guide 2021 is something very cute, and Easter themed for the home. It’s the adorable Dolly Sheep Solar Light from Red Candy. If you don’t want something food or drink based, this sheep is adorable, and it looks amazing in my garden.
It’s a cute little metal sheep, with a mini solar panel on the back which charges up throughout the day, and then when night comes, the light panel glows, lighting up the whole sheep. You can choose whether you want a plain white light, or the colour change function, and the above photo shows only a small selection of colours the sheep turns. They’re such pretty, bright colours, and it looks really striking in the garden.
You can turn the light-up function off should you want to, and the sheep comes with a little stake, so you can position the ‘sheep’ in place, but the head is attached to a spring, so it moves with the wind, and there’s an adorable daisy in the mouth of the sheep too. It’s very cute, and will adds a nice amount of light to the garden, and would make a lovely, unique Easter gift.
I’ve bought multiple items from Choc On Choc over the years, as they’re such a great brand, and their products make great gifts. This Choc on Choc Dippy Chocolate Eggs Set is £14.99 is something I was given as a gift by Feelunique for Easter a few years ago, and I’ve been purchasing it as a gift ever since.
It includes a cardboard egg box, and inside the box there are six Belgian chocolate eggs, with ‘lids’ you can take off, as well as a pack of Belgian chocolate ‘toast’ fingers. Inside the eggs, there’s liquid chocolate sauce, and you break open the eggs to dip the toast into like you would a normal egg. It’s the perfect Easter gift for any chocoholic, and absolutely delicious.
My next recommendation in my Easter Food Drink and Gift Guide 2021 is my number one gift suggestion should you want to buy a chocolate themed gift, but not a conventional Easter egg. The Sweet Tree by Browns Easter Smash Cake is £34.99, and it’s incredible.
I featured Sweet Tree By Browns in my Valentine’s Day Gift Guide, and I raved about them in that post, so I couldn’t wait to feature them again. Their chocolate is seriously delicious, and the Smash Cake is made from Belgian chocolate, and has a hollow centre, which is filled with Maltesers, Cadbury Buttons, and Smarties, which all tumble out as soon as you ‘smash’ the cake. It’s filled to the max, and you get so much chocolate for your money.
On the top of the Smash Cake, there’s a selection of chocolate treats; Malteser Bunny, Cadbury’s Mini Crème Eggs, Foil Eggs, an assortment of Lindor flavours, and Terry’s Chocolate Orange segments and Bueno, finished with gold lustre. They couldn’t have crammed enough chocolatey treats on the top, and it’s amazingly heavy too.
You can even personalise the Smash Cake with a message of your choice, and the smash cake comes wrapped in cellophane, with a satin bow, making it even more special. If you want to purchase a special chocolate gift, I can’t recommend Sweet Tree By Browns enough.
The Isle of Wight Distillery is always featured within my gift guides as they’re such an amazing brand, with very unique and distinctive products which always wow. Their presentation is on point for all of their products, and they’re all small batch blends, which again, makes them special.
I could recommend the brand as a whole within my Easter Food Drink and Gift Guide 2021, but I wanted to highlight one of their most spectacular offerings.
The Isle of Wight Distillery Mermaid Pink Gin is housed within the prettiest pink ombre, mermaid scale effect bottle. I challenge you to find a gin bottle as pretty as this one! The website’s description of the Mermaid Pink Gin does a better job than I ever could;
“MERMAID PINK GIN AT 38% ABV INFUSES THE FLAVOUR AND AROMATICS OF ISLAND STRAWBERRIES WITH THE SMOOTH YET COMPLEX TASTE OF OUR AWARD-WINNING MERMAID GIN, A BLEND OF LEMON ZEST, GRAINS OF PARADISE AND FRAGRANT ROCK SAMPHIRE.“
If you like to reuse bottles, this particular bottle would look gorgeous as a vase for a faux gerbera or flower as it’s too pretty to pop in your local glass bottle bank. It’s a beautiful gin, and one any gin lover would be thrilled to receive as a gift regardless of the occasion.
If you’d like to gift something to someone you perhaps won’t be able to see in person this Easter, I have a perfect gift offering from Buy a Gift. Buy a Gift have lots of wonderful gifts on offer, but I thought the Pink Gin and Treats Hamper would be the ideal gift idea to put a smile on anyone’s face.
So what’s included within this hamper? You can two cans of Manchester Raspberry Infused Gin mixed with Franklin and Sons Premium Indian Tonic, a box of Dean’s Extra Mature Cheddar and Caramelised Onion Bites, Joe & Seph’s Gin & Tonic Premium Popcorn, Radfords Pink Gin Fudge and a bar of Choc Affair Rhubarb Gin Milk Chocolate.
This pretty little treat hamper comes in a shabby chic, wooden crate and is filled with blush pink tissue paper, with treats nestled inside. It would be a lovely gift idea for any occasion, or just to lift someone’s spirits.
In the description it mentions a wire basket, but as you can see, it’s a white wooden crate you get, which I actually think looks a little more luxe, and would be great to repurpose for storing your skincare or nail polishes inside. It’s such a nice gift basket, and if this particular basket doesn’t appeal, Buy a Gift have lots of other options to choose from.
Next up are the Butlers Assorted Chocolate Eggs, which is an assortment of 15 mini filled chocolate eggs in milk, dark and white varieties. They’re individually foil wrapped chocolate eggs, and each egg contains a different filling. Inside the box you get Caramel, Dark Salt Caramel, Dark Lemon, White Raspberry, White Truffle, Milk Truffle, Hazelnut Praline and Dark Truffle.
My last gift idea within my Easter Food Drink and Gift Guide 2021 is the Selfridges Eggcellently Chocolately Biscuits. I don’t think you can ever go wrong with any Selfridges branded food or drink items, but these biscuits are delicious. You get a rose gold coloured metal tin, with nine egg shaped all butter biscuits which have been dipped in bitter dark chocolate.
The chocolate is very thick, and is finished with gold shimmer. As far as biscuits go, they look pretty special and they feel like such a treat. They are a perfect Easter treat, and they taste so good!
So that’s my Easter Food and Drink Gift Guide 2021, I hope it’s given you lots of lovely gift ideas…