Easter is nearly here! I’m not religious but I do love to celebrate Easter as a true celebration of the start of Spring. Easter celebrations for me, and probably for you, have usually included chocolate eggs. But this year I’m on a serious mission to lose my baby weight (my littlest is now nearly 6 months old and I was congratulated on my pregnancy a few weeks ago… it was quite embarrassing) so I started to think about little gifts to mark the celebration that didn’t include chocolate.
Flowers, of course, are a wonderful springtime gift. There are still bunches of daffodils in the shops and they’re very inexpensive. I also love tulips, primroses, ranunculus.. any flower is welcome in my home!
For something a little more unique, I was inspired by some of the wonderful makers I follow over on Instagram, who have Etsy shops.
This gorgeous decorative pillow has been hand printed from a vintage postcard, and filled with lavender. It’s by Sarah Benning at The Blueberry Patch.
These adorable blankety bunnies are by Jelly Jam Vintage and Handmade. I actually bought one of these at a Vintage fair last year for
the babies myself!
This mason jar is by Natysha’s Vintage Home. It has been hand painted using chalk paint and then decoupaged. It would make a beautiful vase for your spring flowers, or as Natysha suggests, you could fill it with fairy lights for a lovely glow.
Now believe it or not, I planned this blog post before I knew I’d have my shop open – but wouldn’t these handmade soaps make a lovely Easter gift? These have been handmade by me here at The Sparkle Nest. You can choose from Lavender and Clary Sage, Rose Geranium, Lavender and Patchouli or Vanilla and Shea Butter. Each will arrive gift wrapped in the prettiest paper I could find and hand tied with raffia. You can find my brand new soap shop at Bliss Botanicals over on Etsy.
Also, don’t forget to enter my Easter giveaway, for a chance to win a bundle of Easter goodies from Lush. You can find the giveaway here and it closes at midnight on Sunday 9th April.
And if you do fancy some chocolate after all… why not try making your own raw chocolate? My raw chocolate almond mini eggs recipe is here.
Have a wonderful Easter!