Easter Egg Gifts

Regarding Easter celebrations, nothing says ‘I care’ quite like thoughtful Easter Egg Gifts. It’s that time of year when we look forward to family gatherings, Easter egg hunts, delicious meals, and gifting! The exchange of Easter eggs represents the joy of new life and the warmth of familial love. Whether you’re after a traditional chocolate egg, a uniquely crafted egg, or an Easter-themed gift, there’s something extraordinary about finding the perfect token for your loved ones. Let’s make this Easter memorable with some of the Best Easter Egg Gift Ideas that will surprise your dear ones and convey your sentiments in a truly festive spirit. So, let’s get cracking and explore the world of fun Easter Egg gifts for your loved ones!

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Top 3 Best Easter Egg Gifts

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2 – Popping Candy Easter Egg – View Best Deals Here

3 – Cadbury’s Mini Egg Tree – View Best Deals Here

Large Easter egg - Thorntons Milk Chocolate Large Easter Egg 265g

Looking for the perfect Easter egg gift for your loved one? Look no further than the Thornton Milk Chocolate Large Easter Egg. This beautifully hand-finished egg comes in a generous size of 265g and is made from the finest quality milk chocolate. What makes this Easter egg even more special is the ability to personalise it with a message of your choice, written in delicious white chocolate. This thoughtful and unique gift will surely bring a smile to your loved one’s face this Easter.

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Surprise and delight a teen this Easter with the Cadbury Mini Eggs® Tree—a delightful and handcrafted sweet tree that transforms the joy of Easter treats into a whimsical and edible masterpiece. This gorgeous tree is the perfect gift for those who love the irresistible taste of Cadbury’s Mini Eggs®. The carefully arranged display of Mini Eggs® creates a stunning and festive centrepiece that captures the spirit of Easter and promises a sweet and memorable experience for the teen. This delectable gift is a treat for the taste buds and a visual delight, making it a perfect Easter present that adds a touch of magic to the celebration.

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Celebrate Easter in a uniquely delightful way with our Personalised Chocolate Easter Egg Vodka – the perfect alternative Easter gift for adults. Indulge in the rich and delicious flavour of chocolate Easter eggs infused into premium vodka, creating a decadent and memorable treat. Customise your gift by entering any text to be printed on the bottle label, adding a personal touch that makes it truly one-of-a-kind. Each bottle is crafted from toughened glass, ensuring durability and comes with a wrapped cork for added protection during transit. This bespoke vodka offers a delightful taste experience, and the sturdy glass bottle also serves as a lovely keepsake, ready to be reused long after the delectable contents are enjoyed.

JOYIN 12 PCS Prefilled Easter Eggs with Hair Bows and Grosgrain Ribbon for Kids Basket Stuffers, Easter Decorations, Easter Dresses for Girls

Looking for a fun and easy way to fill your child’s Easter basket? Look no further than these 12 PCS Prefilled Easter Eggs with Hair Bows and Grosgrain Ribbon. These colourful Easter eggs come prefilled with adorable hair bows and grosgrain ribbon, making them the perfect addition to any little girl’s Easter outfit or hairstyle. These eggs are also great for Easter egg hunts or as party favours for Easter-themed events. Each egg is made from high-quality materials and features a fun and vibrant design that will bring a smile to any child’s face. These eggs are the perfect way to add Easter cheer to your child’s holiday season, so why not order yours today?

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Indulge in the exquisite delight of our Large Flat Dark Chocolate Easter Egg with Hearts, a decadent masterpiece that combines artistry with the rich taste of solid couverture dark chocolate. Handmade with meticulous care, this stunningly beautiful flat Easter egg features a colourful heart design, making it an eye-catching and sophisticated treat for Easter Day. Ideal for those with a refined palate, this large chocolate egg is the perfect adult indulgence, offering a luxurious and satisfying experience.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt Pack - 343g

Get ready for some Easter fun with the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt Pack! This pack includes everything you need to create the ultimate Easter egg hunt, including a selection of delicious Cadbury chocolate eggs and treats. The pack includes Dairy Milk Buttons, Dairy Milk Freddo, Hollow Bunny, and Mini Eggs. These sweet treats are perfect for hiding around the house or garden for children to find. The pack also comes with an Easter egg hunt guide, making it easy to set up a fun and exciting Easter egg hunt for your family or friends. Whether planning an Easter party or just looking for a fun way to celebrate the holiday, the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt Pack is perfect. So why wait? Order yours today and get ready for some Easter fun!

Moo Free Chocolate Easter Eggs Hunt Kit (10 Foiled 'Milk' Choccy Eggs In A Handy Box, | Dairy & Gluten Free | Suitable for Vegetarian & Vegan | 100g

This kit includes ten delicious ‘milk’ choccy eggs in a handy box, making them the perfect addition to any Easter egg hunt. What’s more, these eggs are dairy-free, gluten-free, and suitable for vegetarians and vegans, making them a great choice for anyone with dietary restrictions. Each egg is made from high-quality ingredients and features a rich, creamy flavour that will satisfy your sweet tooth. The handy box makes it easy to take these eggs wherever you go, whether planning an Easter egg hunt with friends and family or just looking for a delicious treat. So why wait? Order your Moo Free Chocolate Easter Eggs Hunt Kit today and prepare for Easter fun!

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Indulge in the ultimate Easter treat with our Popping Candy Easter Egg, an XL Chocolate Egg expertly handcrafted by skilled chocolatiers. This luxurious creation is not only extra thick but also boasts a delightful combination of crunchy chocolate pearls, honeycomb, and popping candy encased in a heavenly white chocolate halo. Elevate your Easter celebrations with this extraordinary chocolate indulgence, a perfect gift for loved ones who appreciate the finest in chocolate craftsmanship. Whether enjoyed as a decadent personal treat or used as the grand prize in an Easter Egg hunt, this Thick Chocolate Easter Egg promises a delightful experience.

Martin’s Chocolatier Luxury Easter Chocolate Assortment Gift | Luxury Easter Eggs, Bunny & Chicken Character Pack for Egg Hunt

Indulge in the ultimate Easter chocolate experience with Martin’s Chocolatier Luxury Easter Chocolate Assortment Family Pack. These Belgian chocolates are the perfect addition to any Easter celebration, with various delicious flavours to satisfy every chocolate lover’s taste buds. Each piece is carefully crafted with the finest ingredients, making them a truly luxurious treat. This family pack is perfect for sharing with loved ones or for Easter egg hunts. Give the gift of chocolate this Easter season and make it memorable with Martin’s Chocolatier Luxury Easter Chocolate Assortment.

Personalised Easter Bag, Custom Easter Gift Bag, Easter Egg Sack, Easter Bunny Treat Bag, Easter Decoration, Kids Easter Egg Hunt Basket, Easter Bunny Rabbit

Get creative in the kitchen this Easter with our 7Pcs Easter Cookies Cutter Set! These stainless steel moulds feature fun and festive designs such as eggs, bunnies, rabbits, carrots, chicks, and butterflies, making them perfect for baking cookies, cakes, biscuits, or chocolate. Whether you’re an experienced baker or just starting, this set will inspire you to make fun and delicious treats that everyone will enjoy. The moulds are easy to use and clean, making your Easter celebration even more special. Add some extra sweetness to your Easter holiday with our 7Pcs Easter Cookies Cutter Set!

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Surprise your loved ones this Easter with the Personalised Good Egg Treat Letterbox Gift – a thoughtful blend of an Easter card and a delightful treat, all in one package. Show them they’re a “Good Egg” with this bespoke letterbox gift that goes beyond the ordinary. Personalise the inside with a special message, making it a unique and memorable Easter greeting. This charming gift includes a choice of either a pack of egg sweets or a pack of delicious chocolate eggs, adding an extra layer of sweetness to your thoughtful gesture. Perfectly designed to fit through the letterbox, this treat is a delightful surprise and a convenient way to spread joy during Easter.

Cadbury Hoppy Easter Box

The CADBURY HOPPY EASTER EGG HUNT BOX is the perfect gift for those who love Easter and chocolate! This beautifully designed box contains a delicious CADBURY milk chocolate Easter egg and a selection of CADBURY Mini Eggs.

But the fun doesn’t stop there! The box also includes a set of bunny ears and a hoppy Easter sign to get you in the season’s spirit. Plus, there’s a fun Easter egg hunt activity sheet to help you plan an egg-citing hunt for family and friends.

This Easter, indulge in the rich and creamy taste of CADBURY chocolate while creating unforgettable memories with loved ones. Get your CADBURY HOPPY EASTER EGG HUNT BOX today!

Dairy Milk Chunky Easter Egg

The CADBURY DAIRY MILK CHOCOLATE CHUNKY EASTER EGG is a deliciously indulgent treat perfect for any chocolate lover! Weighing in at a generous 400g, this egg is made with the finest CADBURY Dairy Milk chocolate and will satisfy even the most giant sweet tooth.

But that’s not all – hidden inside the egg are delicious CADBURY Dairy Milk chocolate chunks, adding a layer of texture and flavour to this already mouthwatering treat.

Whether you’re looking for a unique gift for a loved one or want to treat yourself, the CADBURY DAIRY MILK CHOCOLATE CHUNKY EASTER EGG is the ultimate indulgence this Easter season. Get yours now and experience the creamy, chocolatey goodness only CADBURY can deliver!

Cadbury Fingers Easter Egg

The Cadbury Fingers Easter Egg is a delightful twist on a classic Easter treat. This egg-shaped milk chocolate shell is filled with delicious and crunchy Cadbury Fingers, making it the perfect indulgence for any chocolate lover.

The Cadbury Fingers are made with the same rich and creamy Cadbury milk chocolate that has been loved for generations, making this egg an irresistible treat.

Whether you’re looking for a unique Easter gift or want to treat yourself, the Cadbury Fingers Easter Egg will satisfy your sweet tooth. So go ahead and indulge in the delicious combination of creamy milk chocolate and crunchy biscuit – you won’t regret it!

CADBURY EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA

The Cadbury Easter Eggstravaganza is the ultimate Easter chocolate experience, featuring a selection of delicious Cadbury chocolate treats in one stunning package.

Inside the brightly coloured and beautifully designed box, you’ll find a range of delectable Cadbury Easter treats, including Cadbury Dairy Milk Easter Eggs, Mini Eggs, and Crunchie Rocks.

But that’s not all – the Eggstravaganza also includes a range of fun Easter-themed toys and activities, such as a bunny ears headband and a colouring book, making it the perfect gift for kids and adults alike.

Experience the joy of Easter with the Cadbury Easter Eggstravaganza – the ultimate chocolate and toy combination that will delight everyone this season!

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Make this Easter special with our Personalised Easter Chicks Chocolate Egg Tin, a delightful and customisable treat that adds a personal touch to the holiday festivities—adorned with charmingly painted chicks. This tin can be personalised with a name using stripy or floral font, making it a unique and thoughtful gift. The tin is a festive, reusable container that offers a delightful alternative to a traditional large Easter egg. Share the season’s sweetness with a thoughtful and unique gesture that combines the joy of personalisation with the delectable taste of chocolate.

Cadbury Magic Easter Basket

Easter Egg Basket

The Magic Easter Basket is the perfect gift for those who want to add a touch of excitement and wonder to their Easter celebrations. This beautifully designed basket contains delicious Cadbury chocolate treats, including Dairy Milk Easter Eggs, Mini Eggs, and Dairy Milk Buttons.

Experience the wonder and excitement of Easter with The Magic Easter Basket – the perfect gift for kids and adults who love chocolate and adventure!

Cadbury Easter Egg Hamper

The Cadbury Deluxe Easter Hamper is the ultimate Easter gift for chocolate lovers. This indulgent hamper contains a luxurious selection of Cadbury Easter treats, including the Cadbury Roses Luxury Chocolate Easter Egg, Cadbury Spring Chocolate Share Box, Cadbury Mini Eggs Chocolate Easter Egg, Cadbury Wispa Chocolate Easter Egg, and Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Giant Buttons Easter Egg.

But that’s not all – the hamper includes a range of other delicious Cadbury treats, such as the Cadbury Mini Eggs Chocolate Easter Egg and Cadbury Dairy Milk Orange Mini Filled Eggs Bag.

The Cadbury Mixed Egg 5 Pack lets you enjoy various Easter treats, perfect for sharing with family and friends.

Treat yourself or your loved ones to the ultimate Easter indulgence with the Cadbury Deluxe Easter Hamper – the perfect way to celebrate the season in style!

Chocolate Sharing Hamper

Immerse yourself in a world of decadent delight with our Cadbury Chocolate Sharing Hamper. This exquisite hamper, brimming with your Cadbury favourites, makes the perfect ‘thank you,’ ‘Happy Birthday,’ or ‘well done’ gift, or a magnificent celebration of Easter. The hamper features a delightful assortment of treats, including a Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Bar (180g), a box of Cadbury Milk Tray (180g), a Cadbury Roses Carton (290g), a Cadbury Heroes Carton (290g), a Cadbury Chocolate Eclairs Carton (350g), a bag of Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Buttons (119g), a bag of Cadbury Twirl Bites (109g), Cadbury Drinking Chocolate (250g), a Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel Chocolate Bar (120g), and a Cadbury Dairy Milk Wholenut Chocolate Bar (120g). As a bonus, the hamper includes personalised Easter eggs, bringing a touch of uniqueness to your celebrations. The product dimensions are 20.5cm x 17cm x 8.5cm, providing an abundant share of chocolate indulgence for everyone.

teytoy My First Easter Basket Playset Stuffed, Soft Baby Easter Toys Activity Easter Egg Fillers, Easter Party Decoration for Infants Boys and Girls

The teytoy My First Easter Basket Playset is a delightful Easter gift for infants, carefully designed to engage and entertain little ones during the holiday season. This soft and stuffed baby Easter toy set serves as an interactive and sensory experience, perfect for introducing the joy of Easter to young children. The playset includes a range of plush toys and soft Easter egg fillers, providing a safe and engaging way for infants to explore textures and colours. This playset makes for a charming Easter gift and serves as a delightful party decoration, adding a festive touch to the celebration.

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Unleash creativity and celebrate the joys of Spring with the Paint Your Own Easter Egg Letterbox Craft Kit—a delightful and imaginative gift for children. This attractive boxed kit contains ten wooden Easter egg hanging decorations, leaving the canvas blank for artistic inspiration. A perfect family activity during the holidays, this Easter craft kit offers an ideal gift for both adults and children. The finished hanging decorations, adorned with heart or star cut-outs, add a festive touch to any home—gracing dressers, door handles, coat hooks, or even serving as charming keepsake gift tags.

One Hatching Easter Chick Bath Bomb

Add some Easter fun to your bath time with the One Hatching Easter Chick Bath Bomb! This bath bomb features a cute, colourful design that will brighten your day. As the bath bomb dissolves in the water, it releases a soothing and fragrant aroma that will help you relax and unwind. The bath bomb is made with high-quality ingredients and is gentle on your skin, leaving you feeling soft and smooth after your bath. Plus, the adorable hatching chick design makes it a great gift for friends and family who love Easter or love cute and fun bath products. So why settle for a boring bath when you have a hatching chick bath bomb? Order yours today and get ready to enjoy some Easter fun!

ThinkMax 6pcs Easter Potato Sack Race Jumping Bag with Rabbit Ears Headband for Kids, Easter Theme Party, Easter Egg Hunting games, School party games, Family outdoor games (4-1)

Elevate the Easter festivities with the ThinkMax 6pcs Easter Potato Sack Race Jumping Bag—a delightful and engaging gift that adds a playful twist to Easter celebrations for children. This set includes six potato sack race bags adorned with whimsical rabbit ears headbands, making it perfect for Easter-themed parties, egg-hunting games, school festivities, and family outdoor gatherings. The charming bunny ears add a festive touch, transforming traditional sack races into a joyous, laughter-filled experience.

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Experience Easter indulgence like never before with the Bueno® Loaded Egg – a handmade masterpiece crafted from rich Belgian milk chocolate. Each half of this luxurious egg is generously filled with a creamy white chocolate hazelnut spread. Topped with a medley of delights including Bueno®, Happy Hippo®, Kinder Maxi Pieces®, Belgian white chocolate drops, and golden crunch nuggets, it’s a visual and gastronomic spectacle. For a personal touch, each egg can be adorned with a name handwritten in Belgian white chocolate, adding an extra layer of charm.

Martins Chocolatier Large Pink Rose Easter Egg | Extra Thick Chocolate Family with 9 Pralines and Truffles | Spring Gifts for Adults or Children (300g)

Delight in the decadence of the Martins Chocolatier 300g Extra Thick Giant Pink Rose Chocolate Easter Egg – a luxurious Easter gift that promises to captivate teenagers and sweet enthusiasts alike. This generously sized egg is a visual delight, adorned with an elegant pink rose design, creating a stunning centrepiece for your Easter celebrations. The indulgence continues with a family bundle that includes nine pralines and truffles, adding a variety of exquisite Belgian chocolates to the Easter festivities. Crafted with care and expertise, this Belgian chocolate gift ensures a rich and satisfying taste experience, making it an ideal and elegant Easter gift for teenagers or any chocolate lover in your life.

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Elevate your Easter morning with the exquisite Personalised Porcelain Egg Cup, exceptional addition to your breakfast table. Crafted with care, this beautiful egg cup is functional and customisable with any name, adding a personal touch to the dining experience. Choose from vibrant colours for the spots, including Red, Orange, Green, Blue, or Yellow, or mix and match to create a unique and eye-catching design. Whether a thoughtful Easter gift or a charming addition to your tableware collection, this personalised porcelain egg cup ensures that each morning meal becomes a moment to savour and celebrate. This timeless and personalised piece brings joy and individuality to your breakfast routine.

How to choose the right Easter egg gift

Choosing the right Easter egg gift can be a delightful task when you follow these simple tips:

  1. Know Their Taste: Consider whether they prefer dark, milk, or white chocolate. Some might enjoy a classic taste, while others might lean towards exotic flavours.
  2. Presentation Matters: Look for eggs with attractive packaging. A beautifully wrapped Easter egg can make the gift even more appealing.
  3. Quality Over Quantity: Choose eggs from reputable chocolatiers. High-quality chocolate not only tastes better but also elevates your gift.
  4. Add a Personal Touch: Including a handwritten note or a small additional gift can make your Easter egg gift feel more personal and thoughtful.
  5. Consider Dietary Restrictions: If the recipient has dietary restrictions, look for vegan, gluten-free, or sugar-free options. There’s something for everyone.
  6. Think Beyond Chocolate: For those who might not be chocolate lovers, consider alternative Easter gifts like decorated cookies or Easter-themed toys.
  7. Budget Accordingly: Easter eggs come in all price ranges. Decide on a budget that works for you but remember, it’s the thought that counts.

Following these guidelines will help you select the perfect Easter egg gift, showing your loved ones just how much they mean to you. Happy Easter!

What are fun things to put in easter eggs?

There are many fun things that you can put in Easter eggs, depending on the Age and interests of the person who will be hunting for them. Here are some ideas:

  1. Candy: This is probably the most popular item to put in Easter eggs. Chocolate, jellybeans, and other small candies are perfect for filling plastic eggs.
  2. Small toys: Miniature toys, such as small cars, bouncy balls, yo-yos, or bubbles, are great for kids of all ages.
  3. Stickers: Kids love stickers, and you can find them in various themes, such as Easter, animals, or superheroes.
  4. Temporary tattoos: Another fun item to include in Easter eggs is temporary tattoos. These are available in many designs and are easy to apply and remove.
  5. Miniature puzzles: Small jigsaw puzzles or brain teasers are great for older kids or adults who enjoy a challenge.
  6. Coins: You can include natural or plastic coins for kids to buy prizes or treats.
  7. Coupons: Create coupons for special treats or privileges, such as extra screen time or a day off from chores.
  8. Inspirational messages or quotes: For a non-candy option, you can write uplifting messages or quotes on small pieces of paper to put in Easter eggs.
  9. Seeds: For a more eco-friendly option, you can include flower or vegetable seeds that kids can plant and watch grow.
  10. Play dough or slime: Kids love squishy and tactile toys, and small containers of play dough or slime can be a fun addition to Easter eggs.

What is the tradition of giving Easter Eggs?

Giving Easter eggs is a practice rich in symbolism and history, deeply intertwined with themes of rebirth, renewal, and joy. This custom dates back to ancient times when eggs were seen as symbols of new life and fertility across various cultures. With the advent of Christianity, the egg was adopted as a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, representing the emergence of new life from the tomb.

In the early Christian era, it became customary to decorate eggs and give them as gifts during Easter. This practice was initially linked to the end of Lent, a period of fasting and penance before Easter, during which eggs were traditionally forbidden. The end of Lent thus provided a natural occasion for the consumption and exchange of eggs as symbols of life and celebration.

The decoration of Easter eggs evolved over the centuries, incorporating various techniques and materials to create intricate and beautiful designs. This tradition reached its height with the creation of the Fabergé eggs in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, jewel-encrusted artworks commissioned by the Russian imperial family as Easter gifts.

In modern times, the tradition has expanded to include painted and decorated eggs, chocolate eggs, and those made from other confectioneries. These are often given to children but also exchanged among adults as tokens of friendship, love, and appreciation during Easter. The giving of Easter eggs is now a central part of Easter celebrations worldwide, embodying themes of life, hope, and joy.

What can I give other than chocolate for Easter?

Many fun and creative Easter gift ideas don’t involve chocolate. Here are some ideas:

  1. Easter basket with non-chocolate treats: You can create an Easter basket filled with small toys, stickers, art supplies, books, or other non-candy items.
  2. Easter books: Books about Easter, Spring, or baby animals make great gifts for kids and adults.
  3. Spring-themed home decor: A vase of fresh flowers, a spring-themed wreath, or a cute bunny figurine can be a great Easter gift for someone who loves to decorate their home.
  4. Gift cards: Gift cards to a favourite store or restaurant can be a great Easter gift for adults.
  5. Toys: Small toys, such as puzzles, stuffed animals, or action figures, are always popular with kids.
  6. Seeds and gardening supplies: For a fun and eco-friendly Easter gift, you can give seeds and gardening supplies to someone who loves to garden.
  7. Personalised items: A personalised Easter basket or a customised piece of jewellery can be a thoughtful and unique Easter gift for someone special.
  8. Craft kits: For kids who love to create, craft kits or art supplies can be a fun Easter gift.
  9. Outdoor toys: As spring weather arrives, outdoor toys like kites, bubbles, or sidewalk chalk can be a fun Easter gift for kids.
  10. Games: Board games, card games, or outdoor games like frisbee or cornhole can be a fun Easter gift for families to enjoy together.

How do you gift an Easter Egg?

  1. Choose the Easter egg: Decide on the type of Easter egg you want to give – whether it’s a milk chocolate egg, dark chocolate egg, or one with special fillings or decorations.
  2. Choose the packaging: If the egg comes with its packaging, like a box or foil wrapping, you can leave it as is. Alternatively, you can put the egg in a decorative Easter basket, wrap it in colourful cellophane, or tie a ribbon around it to make it look more festive.
  3. Add a personal touch: Include a handwritten note or Easter card with a message of love and goodwill, or attach a small toy or decoration to the packaging to make it more memorable.
  4. Present the Easter egg: Give the Easter egg to the recipient in person, or if you’re sending it through the mail, make sure it’s packaged securely and send it early enough to arrive on time.
  5. Watch the recipient’s delight: There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing the joy on someone’s face when they receive a thoughtful Easter gift. So sit back and enjoy the smiles!

How many Easter Eggs should a kid get?

The number of Easter eggs a child should get is a personal preference and can vary depending on age, family traditions, and cultural background.

Most parents give their children between one and three Easter eggs and some other small Easter treats. Some families include non-candy items, such as small toys or books, as part of the Easter basket or gift.

It’s important to remember that while Easter eggs and treats are a fun part of the holiday, practising moderation and balance is also essential. Encouraging children to eat a healthy and balanced diet and promoting an active lifestyle can help ensure a happy and healthy Easter celebration.

Why do parents hide Easter Eggs on Easter?

Parents hide Easter eggs on Easter as part of a delightful tradition that merges fun, excitement, and the symbolism of new life and rebirth associated with Easter. People believe this custom originates from the practices of early Christians in Mesopotamia, who dyed eggs in the period leading up to Easter. The Western Church later adopted it, often painting the eggs red to symbolize the blood of Christ.

The egg hunt is a relatively modern addition to Easter traditions, evolving from these ancient customs. The hiding and seeking of eggs mimic the Easter story’s idea, where women discovered the empty tomb on the morning of the Resurrection. In a way, searching for eggs symbolically reenacts the search for Jesus, who is no longer in the tomb, signifying new life and hope.

Furthermore, the Easter egg hunt offers a practical and engaging way for parents to teach their children about Easter’s religious significance in an accessible and enjoyable manner for young minds. It’s a playful activity that encourages children to explore and enjoy the outdoors, fostering a sense of adventure and discovery.

Over the years, communities, organizations, and families have widely embraced this tradition, organizing Easter egg hunts for their Easter celebrations. The act of hiding and finding eggs brings joy and entertainment to children and unites families and communities in a shared experience of celebration and renewal.

What does leaving Easter eggs mean?

Leaving Easter eggs has different meanings depending on the context and culture. Here are a few possible interpretations:

In the context of the Easter holiday, leaving Easter eggs can be a symbol of new life, growth, and fertility. Eggs often represent the rebirth of nature in springtime, which is why people associate them with Easter.

In some cultures, leaving eggs out for a particular person or family member can symbolise hospitality and generosity. For example, in some Middle Eastern countries, it is customary to serve boiled eggs to guests as a symbol of welcome.

In some traditions, such as the Easter egg roll in the United States, leaving eggs in public can celebrate community and togetherness. In this context, eggs are rolled down a hill or slope, and children and families gather to watch and participate.

The meaning of leaving Easter eggs varies depending on the cultural or religious context. However, in many cultures, Easter eggs are seen as a symbol of new life, renewal, and celebration.

Why is it called an Easter egg?

The term “Easter egg” deeply roots in the traditions and symbolism of the Easter Christian festival that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

In many cultures, eggs have long symbolized new life, fertility, and rebirth. These associations make the egg a fitting emblem for Easter, marking the belief in resurrection and the promise of new life.

Early Christian communities started the custom of using eggs in Easter celebrations. They originally painted eggs red to symbolize the blood Christ shed on the cross, and the egg’s hard shell represented Jesus’ sealed tomb. Cracking the egg symbolized His resurrection from the dead.

Over time, the practice evolved, and decorating eggs became more elaborate and colourful. This evolution of the Easter egg tradition has led to the modern custom of giving eggs as gifts during Easter. These gifts range from simple painted eggs to elaborately decorated chocolate and even jewel-encrusted eggs, like the famous Fabergé eggs.

The term “Easter egg” itself, therefore, directly refers to the egg’s symbolic meanings of new beginnings, life, and joy, all of which are central themes of the Easter celebration.

Why do we have rabbits for Easter?

The tradition of the Easter rabbit, or Easter Bunny, has fascinating roots that blend history, culture, and mythology. Originating from pre-Christian fertility lore, the rabbit, known for its remarkable reproductive capacity, has long been a symbol of fertility and new life. This symbolism seamlessly intertwined with the Christian celebration of Easter, commemorating Jesus Christ’s resurrection and the promise of eternal life.

In the 13th century, people in Germany began mentioning the Easter Hare in their writings. They believed the hare laid eggs and brought them to well-behaved children. German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania in the 18th century introduced this folklore to America. They continued the tradition of the “Osterhase” or “Oschter Haws,” an egg-laying hare that would leave coloured eggs as gifts for well-behaved children.

As the tradition spread across the United States, the Easter Bunny became a cherished symbol of Easter, evolving from its original representation of the hare to include the delivery of chocolates, candies, and gifts, much like Santa Claus during Christmas. The Easter Bunny’s role in Easter celebrations highlights themes of rebirth, renewal, and joy, mirroring the essence of the spring season when people celebrate Easter.

This blend of ancient symbolism with Christian beliefs underscores the Easter Bunny’s enduring appeal, making it a beloved figure in Easter traditions worldwide.

Easter Egg Gifts FAQs

Easter is a time of joy and celebration, and finding the perfect Easter egg gifts can make the occasion even more special. To help you navigate the world of Easter egg gifting, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions.

What are some popular Easter egg gifts?

Popular Easter egg gifts include chocolate eggs, personalised eggs, Easter egg hunt kits, Easter-themed toys and games, and Easter home decor items.

Can I customise my Easter egg gifts?

Yes, many Easter egg gifts can be customised with personal messages, names, and even photos. Personalised Easter eggs, mugs, and baskets are great options for those looking to add a personal touch to their gifts.

What are some creative Easter egg gifts for kids?

Some creative Easter egg gifts for kids include egg-shaped sidewalk chalk, Easter-themed colouring books, plush bunnies, and DIY Easter egg decorating kits.

What are some Easter egg gifts for adults?

Easter egg gifts for adults can include gourmet chocolate eggs, wine and cheese baskets, personalised mugs, and home decor items such as Easter-themed candles and tableware.

Are there Easter egg gifts that are suitable for people with dietary restrictions?

Yes, there are many Easter egg gifts that are suitable for people with dietary restrictions. Some examples include vegan chocolate eggs, gluten-free Easter cookies, and nut-free Easter egg hunt kits.

How can I make my Easter egg gifts more environmentally friendly?

You can make your Easter egg gifts more environmentally friendly by opting for eco-friendly packaging, choosing gifts made from sustainable materials, and avoiding single-use plastics.

Can I buy Easter egg gifts online?

Yes, there are many online retailers that offer a wide variety of Easter egg gifts, from personalised eggs to Easter-themed home decor.

We hope these FAQs have helped you find the perfect Easter egg gifts. Happy Easter!

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  • Francesca Kingsley

    I am a seasoned primary school teacher, a dedicated mother of two, and a passionate advocate for children's education. I am a keen gifter and I try to combine my passions to provide the best gifts I can find particularly for Parents, Children and Education.

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