For the floral fan: Bloom & Wild Easter Lillies
For the chocolate averse, flowers are a safe bet gift. These beautiful lilies, styled with pussy willow and ornamental foliage, will be a chic addition to any home. Even better, they can be posted straight through the letterbox.
For the cocktail lover: The Easter Tipsy Alcoholic Truffles Sleekster
Easter chocolate doesn’t have to be egg-shaped. These mouthwatering boozy truffles will win over alcohol and chocolate fans. Blended with fine rums, warming whiskies, fruity liqueurs and refreshing cocktails, the lucky receiver will be spoilt for choice.
For the traditionalist: Carluccio’s Milk Chocolate Hen
A traditional twist on the classic Easter egg, and less ubiquitous than the beloved Lindt bunny, Carluccio’s chocolate hen is as charming as it is tasty. And it’s incredibly tasty, as I found out when I ate mine. Two weeks early. Whoops. But there’s still time to sstockup before Sunday, and stock up you should!
For the ‘jetting away for Easter’ type: Philip Kingsley Smooth & Shiny Jet Set
Contains all you need to leave hair soft, shiny, smoother and more manageable. The combination of products reduce frizz and deep condition hair, making styling easier and providing more control, even in humid climes. The perfect size – large enough for a week or so away – each product just makes airport liquid carry-on restrictions!
The set contains:
Elasticizer Extreme (75ml)
The ultimate hero product. Used as a pre-shampoo treatment, this cult classic restores life, hydration and strength to lacklustre, over-processed, or beach and pool ravaged hair. One step up from the previous Elasticizer, Elasticizer Extreme does the exact same thing, only more so!
Re-Moisturising Shampoo (75ml)
Perfect for use after beach or pool, this shampoo is effective enough to remove salt and chlorine, but hydrating enough to make up for holiday abuse.
Re-Moisturising Conditioner (75ml)
Ditto this conditioner – fast-absorbing and deeply hydrating, it beats anything you could grab at the airport hands down!
Philip Kingsley Swimcap Treatment
Protect hair during sunbathing and swimming with Philip Kingsley Swimcap Treatment, a water-resistant, protective hair cream that effectively shields against the damaging effects of chlorine, salt water and UV rays. Originally formulated for the US Olympic synchronized swim team, the cult classic is a favourite amongst professionals; it delivers maximum protection against discolouration and dryness associated with chlorinated or salt water, and sun exposure. Infused with sunscreen, the safeguarding formula intensely hydrates whilst helping to prevent colour fading on colour-treated hair. Hair looks healthy and radiant, and blonde hair is protected against turning green.
For the fragrance lover: Jo Malone London Blossoms Collection
The Frangipani Flower Cologne, Jo Malone London’s newest blossom scent, captures the solar warmth and sweet, airy lightness of the frangipani flower in a bottle. Accented by luminous jasmine petals and exotic ylang-ylang and underpinned by creamy sandalwood, all topped off with a fresh twist of lemon.
£49 for 30ml/£98 for 100ml; available at Jo Malone London Boutiques nationwide, as well as Jomalone.co.uk and Selfridges.com
For the undomesticated goddess: Salt Marsh Lamb at The Dining Room, The Goring
For those who don’t fancy slaving over the stove (or the piles of washing up), a lunch out is a much-appreciated gift. The elegant Dining Room at The Goring is serving a delicious-sounding 3-course set menu with Salt Marsh lamb, braised lamb and haggis bun, shallot purée and seaweed tapenade as the star dish.
The Easter menu is available for £85 per person including a glass of Champagne; thegoring.com