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Easter Gifts with A Fine Choice

Easter is not far away – time to get some Easter gifts in. A Fine Choice is offering you a 20% discount on all their products from today till Monday.

Use code “EASTER20” to receive a 20% discount on all orders above £ 20 (use view cart section to put code in). Applies to all our products including the SALE products.

Reusable Easter gift ideas for kids:

  • Newly arrived kids stainless steel bottles 350ml in pink, steel or lemon colour
  • Kids glass straw set with a kids straw, a brush and a carrying case
  • Eco-friendly bag for your kids (e.g. for sports or shopping) in appealing kid’s designs
  • Contigo insulated food jar, BPA free
  • BPA free lunch bags and snack packs again in kid’s designs


Reusable Easter gift ideas for adults:

  • Insulted lunch bag for women / for men, eco-friendly and attractive
  • Stainless steel drink bottle to supply enough water throughout the day in lots of appealing designs, BPA free
  • Contigo coffee mug, BPA free
  • Glass straw to sip a healthy juice or smoothie or cocktail straw for an exciting cocktail party
  • Reusable shopping bag by Loqi


Reusable Easter gift ideas for dogs:

BPA free stainless steel bottle with doggie cap. The cap allows your dog to lick the water slowly direct from the bottle

Here is a few of my fave picks;

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What will you choose with your discount code?



Foodie Friday – Eve’s pudding


Eve’s pudding has become a family favourite in our house but I literally fell across it about 8 or so years agony accident when looking for a pastry-less fruit pie ( the husband hates pastry ).

I didn’t know what it was at the time but hearing it combined the awesomeness of a crumble but with a cake top, whats not to love?!

So here’s what you need if you want to give it a try yourself.

Fruit of your choice. (Its traditionally made with apple’s hence the name but any fruit will and does work, its particularly nice with apple and strawberries)

A simple cake recipe, I use a simple one:

100g caster sugar

100g self raising flour

100g butter or margarine

1 large egg or 1 small egg and a splash of milk

Line your cake dish with fruit, if you are using apples sprinkle with brown sugar (white works just as well its just for taking the bite from the fruit)

Mix up your cake recipe as normal then pour on top of your fruit then bake in a pre heated oven at about 160 for around 45 mins or until cooked through.

Leave to cool then cut and serve with a topping of your choice. Custard is always a firm fave but spray cream or ice cream in the summer is always welcome or just as it comes.

What fruit will you use for yours? Share your own versions below.

Alternatives to Chocolate Eggs this Easter

Not another Easter egg?! Give something different this Easter!

We all know that Easter eggs don’t take long for kids to munch through and all the chocolate often leaves little ones tired after a sugar rush. Thankfully, re:creation has the perfect answer for alternative gifts this Easter.

With pocket-sized favourites like Moshi Monsters™ and the all new Dinowaurs™, as well as hot new wheels from the Razor range, there are Easter treats to suit every wallet from 99p to £50!

Moshi Monsters…

Girls and boys alike will love Moshi Monsters wearable accessories, launching in time for Easter. Items in the new range include Moshi Monsters Keychains (SRP £3.99) and the Moshi Monsters Zippsters (SRP £1.49), perfect to hang from any zip on school bags, pencil cases or clothes! Kids can also go back to school with glee with handfuls of Moshling Charmlings to swap, love and attach to their Moshi Monsters Charmling Bands (SRP £2.99). As each pack contains a wristband and 2 Moshling Charmlings, this is one accessory range which is sure not to break the bank! Available from all good stockists.


Boys will love the hottest new playground craze – Dinowaurs (SRP £1.99, Tesco). A unique battle game with a dinosaur figure, information card and battle card in each pack, this game is sure to keep them entertained all Easter! Available from all good stockists.

Ickee Stikeez…

Ickee Stikeez (SRP from £0.99, Amazon, Sainsbury’s) is an amazing collection of squishy, squeezy, wacky miniature creatures that stick to almost anything! Sure to keep your little ones entertained through Easter lunch, kids will love finding places to stick these little critters. Available from all good stockists.

Delight them with LEGO® Lifestyle products…

re:creation’s LEGO® licensed range is sure to be popular this Easter, with a range of fun products including lights and clever decorating solutions.

The hugely successful LEGO® Lights collection would brighten up any child’s Easter, If your little one is a secret Ninja, why not give the LEGO Ninjago keylight (SRP £6.99, John Lewis) this Easter.
Unleash the power of the dark side with the Darth Vader Key Light (SRP £6.99, Tesco) or the Darth Vader Torch with its super detachable lightsaber (SRP £19.99, Smyths). Homework will never be a chore with the spectacular Darth Vader Desk Lamp with LED lightsaber and handy USB power supply (SRP £34.99).
Kids of all ages are sure to love re:creation’s ranges of LEGO Wall Stickers available now. Ready to brighten up bedroom walls everywhere are characters from the LEGO Ninjago (SRP £9.99, Amazon), LEGO Classic (SRP £9.99, Next) and LEGO City ranges (Small – SRP £9.99, Amazon, Large – SRP £19.99, Next). So much easier than a coat of paint or wrestling with wallpaper – these stickers are easy to use, just peel and go!

There seriously is so much out there that is as affordable as a chocolate egg that will last so much longer and wont give you a tummy ache! So think about your purchase this easter ..

L xx