History of the Easter Egg

The egg, an ancient symbol of new life, has been associated with Christianity and the celebration of  Spring for hundreds of years. But did you know, the first chocolate Easter egg appeared in France and Germany in the 19th century, however they were solid, very bitter and very expensive. Fry’s was the first company to use a mould to make the hollow inside. This technique was snapped up two years later by Cadbury’s, and well, the rest is history.

Easter Gift Basket - Because Less is Never More

Today, according to a survey carried out by Statista, over 80 million boxed Easter Eggs are sold across the UK and Ireland. And this got us thinking. We know that the humble chocolate egg is the traditional gift of choice at Easter but at Baskets Galore, we say why be predictable when you can be exceptional. We say less, is never more. So why gift an egg when you can gift an egg and then some this Easter. With one of our beautifully presented and completely delicious Easter gift baskets. The perfect Easter statement when the traditional Easter egg just doesn’t quite hit the mark. And let’s be honest, after the past few months we’ve all had, everyone deserves to be absolutely spoiled this Easter.

Easter Gift Basket for Big Children

Easter is one of the only times in the year when we are actually encouraged to throw all diets out of the window and indulge a little. Easter awakens a feeling of nostalgia and allows us to be transported to our childhoods. So with all this in mind. We didn’t want the grown-ups or older children to feel left out. This is why we have created a number of gift baskets that contain slightly more sophisticated Easter goodies, while maintaining a sense of fun. Like the quintessential golden Easter bunny from the Swiss, master chocolatiers of Lindt. Luxurious hazelnut truffles from Butler’s and independent retailers like Naive Chocolate and Skelligs Chocolate from our very own shores. Determined to disrupt traditional chocolate creation methods with new, innovative ideas and flavour combinations. These organic craft chocolates armed with the finest ingredients continuously break the mould with the most unique flavour profiles and distinct tastes and the results are truly luxuriant. Our Easter gift baskets are true showcases of the exquisite taste sensations that the UK and Ireland have to offer.

Easter Gift Basket - Guaranteed to “Wow!”

So whether you choose one of our delightful Easter gift baskets starring freshly baked goods from our local bakery, an assortment of premium chocolate for those with a slightly more expensive taste or decadent, full-bodied wine (wine and chocolate - name a better combination, I’ll wait). You can rest easy in the knowledge that every single basket has got the “wow” factor guaranteed. Trust us, there is no better surprise than expecting a chocolate egg and receiving a basket full of luxuriously delicious treats in a beautifully presented hamper. Hand-tied with a satin ribbon and finished with your personalised Easter gift card. Delivered safely to your lucky recipient's door via contactless delivery. Check out our entire Easter range here.

Easter Gift Basket