Top Picks – Easter Treats

Not just for Easter, the humble egg provides nourishment and inspiration in equal measure – but this is not a chocolate-free zone


The Antico Castello Milk Chocolate Easter Egg is made of delicious thick milk chocolate and inside each egg is a small toy or gift! Visit Something Italian and if you buy one get the second one half price!

Light as a feather


You’ll always have a handy solution to the ‘no carrier bag’ conundrum with this elegantly rustic tote by Lottie Day. In cotton canvas with leather handles, this pretty spring bag features Lottie’s original ‘Feather & Egg’ illustrations, which are screen-printed by hand to create a unique double-sided design. With generous proportions, it’s roomy enough for
your next shopping expedition. £29. Visit – Lottie Day.

Italian Chocolate Feast

We love the spring-like coloured packaging Carluccio’s have used for their Easter egg! In pure Italian style this show-stopping hollow milk chocolate egg comes with milk chocolate and hazelnut gianduiotti chocolates hidden inside.

The gianduiotti chocolates have a wonderfully creamy texture, this would make a fabulous gift!

£19.95 available in Carluccio’s food shops nationwide

Cup winners

How do you like your eggs in the morning? We like ours in a bucket… Especially when it is one of these little cuties. Made from sturdy powder-coated steel, they come in four soft pastel shades, each one decorated with a chicken motif. The set of four egg cup buckets cost £5.99, ref 45101, visit – Lakeland.

Time’s up

Whether you like ’em runny or hard-boiled, now you can cook your eggs to perfection with this quirky egg-themed kitchen timer, designed by Michael Graves for Alessi. Cracking gift idea too! The 09 kitchen timer in thermoplastic resin with mechanical movement costs £21.50. You can order online here or visit the store at Alessi, 22 Brook Street, London, W1K 5DF,
020 7518 9090.