Category Archives: easter

Chocolate free Easter for the littlies

Not all little people are old enough or enjoy chocolate so family and friends are often stumped at Easter about what to give instead.

Here is my round up on the web’s best chocolate free gifts to give this easter to make any child happy, regardless of age.

CuteHeads is a line of adorable, comfy clothing that both parents and children will love. It can sometimes be a challenge, getting your little one dressed in the morning. We aim to make it as simple as possible by giving your child options he or she can easily ask for. When you hear your little one say, ‘Mom, I want to wear the lion today,’ then we know we’ve done our job. We aim to help you give your child the independence to dress him or herself while looking as cute as can be.

Here is my top 2 gifts from Cuteheads,

headbands1_2_large

 

Gorgeous organic cotton dog paw top knot head band, $12

cuteheads_diaper_cover_3_1_3a999035-1198-44a3-b99e-40deb515471e_large

 

Gorgeous rabbit print organic nappy covers, $20

Born on Bowery, Inc. was established in 2013 with a simple mission of handcrafting beautiful clothing and accessories for children. We debuted with a collection for girls, ages 2 – 6, and plan to offer infant apparel in the near future.
Each piece is handmade in New York City, with special attention paid to garment construction. We employ couture finishes, where possible, to ensure the highest quality and longevity, since we hope each piece will be worn many times, shared with siblings, and become a treasured part in your child’s wardrobe.
Beautiful fabrics, prints and trims inspire us, and we do our best to make each collection special. We produce garments in limited editions, so you are guaranteed to always find new and fresh designs. Many pieces we make are one-of-a-kind, because we like the idea that your child, and your child alone, will be wearing it.
Here is my top 2 from this gorgeous little boutique,
Jewel-Ribbons-A_grande
These gorgeous little jewelled barrettes are adorable, $12
skirt_1_large
I love their little skirts with their funky fabrics and pom pom trim, $86
For beautiful British made clothing and accessories check out Millimanu , all of the garments in this season’s collection are designed and made here in the UK using only the finest natural fabrics. It also allows us to use the skills of talented craftsman and specialist manufacturers here in the UK, while reducing the environmental footprint of each product. With this in mind, we try to source responsibly and are working hard towards ensuring all of the materials we use are produced, fairly, ethically, sustainably and close to home so they positively benefit local economies as well as the environment.
My top 2 are just to die for!
liberty_friendship_bracelet_grande
These beautiful customised friendship bracelets, £29
buster_grande
The gorgeous Buster Bunny, £19 with proceeds going to children’s charity Kids Company to support vulnerable and hungry children in Britain.
The home of beautiful British gifts, Two Ducks.Many of the gifts we offer are not widely found on the high street and are lovingly handmade by talented artisans working from small studios and workshops.

All our products offer the same high quality and exceptional design that demonstrate the huge range of creative talent that exists in this country.

We believe that a good gift should say something about the giver as well as the receiver and that your home, family and friends deserve nothing less than the best of British.

Here is my top 2 gifts,

image_9b1e8eac-2621-44df-87eb-02caa8f87a9e_large
This gorgeous handmade oak pull along duck, £18
image_7f26453b-2eed-46b7-9119-d0910e53e09f_large
I love these adorable little egg cups made from sustainable solid oak, £12.50
I hope you love my Easter egg free round up. Which will you choose for the little people in your life this Easter?

 

Advertisements

Chocolate Free Easter

A few years ago I was asked to write a post about alternatives to chocolate eggs for children, we as a family haven’t received or given chocolate eggs for many years now and I can’t help but wonder if this is more wide spread than I thought so I thought I’d create a showcase of some of the wonderful alternatives to chocolate eggs to give this easter and they aren’t just for kids!

First up is The Calm Gallery selling beautiful prints, postcards and tea towels. My personal favourites are;

lsegg_2

You’re a Good Egg print by Laura Seaby £25

This super print from Laura Seaby has been letterpressed in two colours in a limited edition of 100 signed and numbered prints.

Packed full of intricate and pretty patterns this little print would make a lovely gift for anyone who is a good egg.

Limited edition of 100, Signed & numbered by the artist, Two colour letterpress print, Heavy white textured paper and measures  297mm by 210mm (11¾ by 8¼ in).

tthnstar_1

You are the Brightest Star Tea Towel by Hazel Nicholls £10

‘You are the brightest star’, an absolutely adorable tea towel designed by Hazel Nicholls.

This gorgeous design has been screen printed in midnight blue ink onto a natural cotton tea towel.

The perfect treat for your shining star!

Natural cotton,  Screen printed in midnight blue,  With hanging loop,  and measures 760mm by 480mm (30 by 19 in).

Next up is Atlas and I.  A beautiful and unique gift company that specialises in using antique maps in unsual and exciting ways.

My picks from here are;

Boat_isle_of_wight-1

This stunning Sail boat over the Isle of Wight or personalised with any other location. Available in a black or white frame size 12 x 14 inches.  prices start at £75.

iphone_tab02

This gorgeous genuine leather iPhone 5 case with closing tab and personalised to any location in Great Britain. Handmade at £90.

Next we have some funky jewellery,

amusebysarah068003

This awesome Fish and chips Necklace is by AMuse Fashions and is £25. Something for the young at heart perhaps.

If you are looking for something a little more ‘traditional’ but with a cute twist try this gorgeous Sea Glass Bracelet, also £25.

amusebysarah051003

Clea Silk are another place to stop if your shopping for that jewellery lover, their collections are beautiful and I specifically love their tassel collection, its fun and easy to wear and goes with anything.

Bracelet-5 large-1

These cute bracelets are just £25 and there are matching items available.

Now something for the fashion lover, FSL Clothing.

These gorgeous jumpers come in at £120 but are stunning,

photo (90) FSL5

Perfect for that fussy teenager in your life that is clearly far to old for chocolate eggs!

Or how about nail wraps,

SS13-Chelsea-packshot-510x600

These floral beauties are a mere £6.65, cheaper than a trip to the nail bar! AND look beautiful on something for young or old alike.

Fancy a chilled glass of Rosé, a fresh aromatic Riesling or a smooth Chardonnay but want to cut back on the alcoholic units?

Simply switch your usual bottle of wine for Eisberg non alcoholic wine and experience the real taste of wine, without the alcohol and with only a third of the calories.

New Eisberg range

 Eisberg alcohol-free wine is made in exactly the same way as your favourite wine, but with one difference.  At the end of the process the alcohol is gently removed using one of the world’s most advanced processes, leaving all of the flavours of the wine, but none of the alcohol.

 There are four varietals in the range: A refreshingly aromatic Riesling, a crisp Chardonnay, a juicy succulent Rosé and a fruity red Cabernet Sauvignon.

 Suitable as an accompaniment dining with friends, or enjoying on its own, Eisberg contains 0.05% alcohol and only 34 calories per 125 ml glass, making it a great alternative to calorie laden booze.

 Eisberg’s alcohol-free range of wine can help combat the cravings, so if you fancy the real taste sensation of your favourite wine, you don’t have to go without.

 The full range is available in Morrisons and selected varieties in Asda, Waitrose, RRP £3.50. 

Perfect for the none drinkers or calories conscious, a product review for the wine will be coming soon.

I hope this has inspired some of you to step out their comfort zone and buy something unique and long lasting this Easter.

 

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.

Dinowaurs…

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