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Our Easter recommendations - including grown up eggs, gifts and crafts.

Thursday 24 March 2016

This Easter, I have brought you some of our recommendations for treats, gifts and crafts. I hope you all have a lovely time with your Families!

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The Almondy range is the perfect solution to a delicious yet quick and easy dessert this Easter. As well as being suitable for a whole array of diets - Containing no flour, Almondy cakes are, gluten free and have also been certified as vegetarian, halal and kosher. The the cakes stored in the freezer and defrost, on average, in under 30 minutes.

Choose from new Cadbury’s Chocolate & Hazelnut Cake with its topping of crunchy hazelnuts coated in lashings of Cadbury’s chocolate.

Almondy Toblerone, which features another classic combo of chewy honey nougat pieces wrapped in delicious milk chocolate.

Or maybe you would prefer Almondy Daim, a mouth-watering combination of crunchy caramel pieces smothered in chocolate.

We have tried this one and everyone from the 4 year old to the 65+ year old thoroughly enjoyed it. 

Highly recommended for taste and ease for Mum this Easter!

Available in the freezer aisle in most supermarkets, priced at £3.00

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Eggs for the grown ups!

New for Easter 2016 is Guylian’s ever-popular Opus egg, now available in the form of the Opus Egg! Not only do you get a delicious Belgian chocolate Egg but also a 90g selection of Guylian’s luxurious Opus chocolates.

This is my egg this year and I can't wait to tuck in!

RRP £8.00

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If you are looking for the perfect Easter egg gift for a Liquer lover, then look no further! 

Elizabeth Shaw’s Famous Names Whisky Collection Egg includes 8 of the finest liqueur chocolates from world famous Whisky brands including ‘Grants’, ‘Drambuie’ and ‘Teachers’. An Eggstraordinary gift for those that appreciate a little tipple or two.

This is Daddies Easter egg, he was doubly pleased that the egg was made of dark chocolate and came with liquers - his favourite. He can't wait to tuck in.

Available from Asda, Waitrose and Ocado - RRP £10.00

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For the person with a great sense of humour, how about plating this sweet treat up on Good Friday in place of the traditional fish supper?

Made of finest award-winning chocolate from Dorset-based Chococo. 

Harry the Haddock himself is moulded from delicious 43% Venezuelan trinitario bean milk chocolate, while the white chocolate "chips" - served in a paper cone - are made even more appealing by being drizzled with dark chocolate. The meal is finished off with a side portion of “peas” (lemon and lime jellybeans), to make a complete meal served in a newspaper print takeaway tray.

Available from www.buyagift.co.uk for £12.99

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Something different:

For the very little ones, these Zippy bandana bibs from are just adorable! 

I love the cute bunny design and the duck one is just adorable! Perfect to get into the Easter spirit - and too dirty with chocolate of course!

We used lots of these fun bandana style bibs to when Liv was little. Not only do the accessorize your little ones' outfits but they also keep you little one drier for longer, helping protect against dribble rash.

They are made from a super absorbent fleece, which is topped with 100% soft and comfortable cotton. They also have 2 different size nickel free popper fastenings, so the bib fits your baby well as he/she grows (0-2 years) Washes well. Retains shape. Priced from £3 each

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Keep your Kids active this Easter with LeapBand from Leap Frog.

If like in our house, your Children get far too many Easter eggs, why not consider getting them a small gift? We recently bought Liv this amazing Leapband and she absolutely loves it! 

This "smart" watch for Children is not only great fun but is also an activity tracker. It's aim is to encourage Children to actively move around more and carry out fun tasks in order to look after their virtual pet.

For example they could be asked to hop around like a frog or wiggle like a worm, the idea being the more active they are, the more rewards they get to unlock new levels and activities. 

Progress is shown in the form of an energy bar on screen so the Child can easily see it filling up and their work paying off - this in itself is great fun!

Liv loves hers and plays happily with it by herself. An excellent gift idea!

Suitable for ages 4 - 7 and available in Blue, Green, Pink or Orange.

Priced at £24.99

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Disney’s Frozen Magnetic Board from Clementoni.

This Magnetic board has been a big hit in our house. Simply create a picture and then wipe clean - no mess, no fuss! Complete with a carry handle and three shape stampers, your little ones will have hours of creative fun with this toy. 

Recommended age 4+ Priced at £12.99

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Severin egg boiler.

This egg boiler allows you to cook up to 6 eggs in one go. Simply set the cooking time based in the hardness of the yolk, add the correct amount of water with the provided measuring cup, pierce the bottom of the eggs with the bottom of the measuring cup and you are ready to go! 

The buzzer will sound when the time has run out and your eggs are ready - it really is that simple!

The non-stick coated hotplate makes it easy to clean after you have enjoyed your eggs too. Definitely a hit in our house!

Priced at £29.99, available from www.HomeSpares.co.uk

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Easter LEGO.

LEGO has launched a new set especially for Easter - Painting Easter Eggs.

Perfect to keep Children busy with something that stimulates their imaginations, it will also last a lot longer than chocolate!

Available for £6.99 exclusively from Tesco.

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Yankee candles for Easter.

There is a Yankee candle for all occasions, Easter included!

As always, Yankee have a fantastic range, including a sampler set and a pretty pink jar called Bunny Cake - adorable and obviously they smell amazing too. Prices vary from £10.99 for the sampler set to £17.59 for a large Bunny Cake jar - a price to suit all budgets.
I have my fingers crossed the my Husband has picked up on my not so subtle hints that I am ever so sad my Mother Day candle has come to an end, and buys me a lovely Easter replacement - I can hope right?!

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Easter crafts with Asda.

Asda kindly sent Liv a selection of Easter crafts, including an Easter hat with some decorations like chicks, stickers and ribbons to complete an Easter bonnet. While we haven't had a chance to make it as yet she is very much looking forward to doing it next week.

She has been able to complete the super cute chick glasses however - all by herself too so she was very proud indeed.

The cute little Lamb bag is stuffed with some yellow tissue paper and ready to go for the egg hunt on Sunday.

Thank you Asda!

Disclaimer - some of the above items were sent in consideration for this feature, however all opinion is my own.