Easter Gift Guide 2017


LOUIS XIII Cognac—Harrods, from £575 (miniature) or £2100 (700ml) to £60,000 (Methuselah)

If you’re feeling generous towards the cognac connoisseur in your life this Easter, you couldn’t do much better than Remy Martin’s legendary LOUIS XIII. A century in a bottle, each decanter takes four generations of cellar masters over 100 years to craft, each generation of cellar master selecting up to 1200 of the oldest and most precious eaux-de-vie for the LOUIS XIII blend.

This means current Cellar Master Baptiste Loiseau is setting aside their finest eaux-de-vie sourced from Grande Champagne, the most prized area of the French Cognac region, to be selected for the blend in 100 years, and the current range is sourced from the start of the last century—truly a piece of drinking history!

LOUIS XIII Pop-Up Boutique at Harrods - Image 2

There is style to go with the substance too; the recognisable decanters have been made from fine crystal for generations, mouth-blown by master craftsmen. For the first time in the UK they and their ambrosial contents are available in the entire range, in a dedicated LOUIS XIII boutique at Harrods, from the 5cl ‘Miniature,’ to the 6L ‘Le Mathusalem’ (the largest crystal decanter for Cognac ever made) and the limited edition collector’s item: ‘Time Collection—The Origin: 1874.’

Go on—it’s the sort of splurge that’s made for sharing.


Biscuiteers Easter range—£6 to £45

For a sweet treat that’s a little different from the usual chocolate smorgasbord, the Biscuiteers selection is a surefire winner. Their hand-decorated biscuits and mini chocolates are too pretty to eat—almost!

The range starts from Easter biscuit ‘cards’, such as ‘Jolly George’ the rabbit (£6) and the ‘Easter chick’ (£9) and has personalisation available for that extra thoughtful touch (£22.50). And with themed sets such as the Easter egg mini collection (£35) and the Beatrix Potter Easter collection (£45) you’ll find something for all the family to enjoy together. Biscuiteers will even deliver these delightful goodies to your door—just think of them as the Easter bunny!


Vital Cleanse by Elemental Herbology—£29

If you’re looking for something that’s more about breaking you out of winter hibernation and ready for the sunny months, get a spring clean for your face with Elemental Herbology’s Vital Cleanse formula, which fuses Manuka Honey, Vitamin C and Papaya to smooth and brighten skin and bring out natural radiance.

Containing 10% Manuka Honey with Malic Acid, Vitamin C, Organic Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil, Apple Serum, Green Tea, Grapefruit, Mandarin Seaweed and Papaya Extract, Vital Cleanse stimulates cell turnover with its deep cleanse, dramatically improving the texture and vitality of the skin—the perfect antidote to months of darkness and duvet evenings in front of Netflix.


R Chocolate London Easter Eggs—£4 to £95

But, for the traditionalists, it wouldn’t be Easter without the classic egg. And few do them better than R Chocolate London! Founded by self-confessed chocoholic Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, R Chocolate takes inspiration from the best chocolatiers around the world. Sourced exclusively from award-winning sustainable chocolate makers Original Beans, this is chocolate couverture at its finest.

Popular choices include the Egg Crate (£35.00) a delightful creation containing six eggs, colourful caramel filled mini eggs (£13), or the decadent option; creating your own bespoke giant Easter Egg (from £95), made from a dark chocolate lattice Easter egg containing smaller chocolate caramel eggs inside. The perfect Easter weekend finishing touch!

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