What Is Easter And Why Do We Celebrate It?
Spring has sprung and Easter is on its way! A widely celebrated Christian holiday, Easter is the perfect way to spend time with the family. Christians celebrate Easter due to their belief in Jesus Christ’s resurrection three days after his crucifixion on the Friday - which is now regarded as Good Friday.
Why Do We Celebrate With Easter Eggs?
Originally, eating eggs was not allowed by Church leaders during the week leading up to the Easter holidays. Eggs that were laid during this week were saved and decorated with colour to mark the end of Christians’ period of penance and fasting, before eating them on Easter Sunday.
The first chocolate eggs appeared in France and Germany in the 19th century, but were bitter and difficult to eat due to their texture. As the method of chocolate making improved, hollow and sweeter chocolate eggs were produced - similar to the ones we enjoy today!
The custom of celebrating with Easter eggs and gifts has typically been centred around the Easter bunny and giving to young children. However, the Easter celebrations are an exciting occasion for all ages! Whether you are gifting traditional presents like chocolate eggs or branching out to non-traditional options, we have put together a list of Easter gifts fit for all.
Easter Gift Ideas 2022
Easter Letterbox Gifts
Oatopia’s limited edition Easter gift box is the perfect chocolate egg alternative. Sticking with the traditional chocolate theme, the Easter box contains 1 x Belgian Milk Chocolate flapjack, topped with mini eggs, 1 x White Chocolate & Raspberry flapjack and 1 x Dark Chocolate & Himalayan Salt flapjack.
You can order our Easter box here.
For a limited time only, you can also purchase individual Belgian Milk Chocolate flapjacks, topped with mini eggs. An indulgent treat for your Easter tea break!
Customise your order by adding a personalised note at checkout. Free UK delivery available for all orders over £35. All orders placed before 12pm will be delivered on the next working day.
Hoogly’s Chocolate Brownie Black Tea is the perfect pairing for all of the Easter feasting. Made with Sri Lankan Black Tea, cacao nibs and vanilla pieces, their indulgent blend is a tribute to all of the sweet things in life.
Purchase a box of 5, 15 or 50 pyramid bags here.
Make Your Own Hot Cross Buns
Honeywell Biscuit Co.’s Hot Cross Bunny Baking kit is perfect for the Easter holidays! A great way to keep the kids entertained without all of the chocolate. The kit contains all pre-weighed dry ingredients - just add eggs, butter and milk.
The kit makes 6 Bunnies - perfect for sharing!
You can purchase the kit here.
If you are looking for an Easter egg alternative this year that involves no sugar, Ruby and Bo’s Egg Hunt Plantable Seed Paper Easter Eggs are a great option! The paper eggs have been milled in the UK and embedded with 24 varieties of native British wildflowers. Order them in packs of 6,12 or 24. You can purchase them here.