March 16, 2022

13 Easter Gift Ideas That Aren’t Chocolate

easter gift ideas

Step aside Lindt bunnies, we’re bringing out the big guns…

If you’re an avid Gritty Pretty reader then you’ll know that, among other things, we love an excuse to give (and receive) gifts. Traditionally reserved for chocolates and hot cross buns, Easter is a time to celebrate new life and spend quality time with loved ones to reconnect and rejuvenate after the busy start to the year.

This year, we think it’s about time we all upped our Easter gift giving game to 1) reduce the chocolate hangovers as much as possible and 2) treat our nearest and dearest to products or experiences that they actually want. Stumped on where to begin? We’re one step ahead of you. Here, our favourite Easter gift ideas that aren’t of the cocoa variety…

Skin

Go-To Repair Shop Mask

Use the four days off to get your skin back to its best self with the Go-To Repair Shop mask. A nourishing barrier repair mask made specifically to rescue, soothe and restore your complexion, this is the perfect way to rejuvenate your skin after a weekend of chocolate eggs.

Buy now: Go-To Repair Shop Mask, $50

 

 

Emma Lewisham Illuminating Brighten Your Day Creme

Falling smack bang in the middle of the transition into the cooler months, Easter is the perfect time to work on maintaining your summer glow into winter. Cue: Emma Lewisham’s Illuminating Brighten Your Day Creme. Providing 72 hours of hydration and working to gently exfoliate the skin, this is the perfect gift for the beauty junkie in your life.

Buy now: Emma Lewisham Illuminating Brighten Your Day Creme, $102

Makeup

Rare Beauty Warm Wishes Effortless Bronzer Stick

Adding warmth to your complexion has never been easier (or prettier) than with the Rare Beauty Warm Wishes Effortless Bronzer Stick. A real Easter treat for the makeup lover in your life, simply swipe this buttery formula over the cheeks to immediately add life and colour back into the face.

Buy now: Rare Beauty Warm Wishes Effortless Bronzer Stick, $40

CHANEL Les Beiges Foundation

You’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t love finding a CHANEL box at the bottom of their Easter basket. So, be the ultimate gift giver this year and opt for the Les Beiges Foundation. Ideal for the transeasonal period, this silky formula will perfect the complexion and maintain radiance with ease.

Buy now: CHANEL Les Beiges Foundation, $95

Hair

Bread Beauty Supply Macadamia Oil For Hair & Body

A multi-purpose product to leave your hair and skin silky smooth, the Bread Beauty Supply Macadamia Oil is a great Easter option for the curly girl (or guy) in your life. Formulated to nourish the hair and skin and protect against environmental aggressors, we think the Easter Bunny would approve.

Buy now: Bread Beauty Supply Macadamia Oil For Hair & Body, $28

Experiences

Tickets To The Ballet

Who doesn’t love a luxe night at the ballet? Answer: no one. Spoil your nearest and dearest with an experience just as decadent as 90 per cent dark chocolate and get some ballet tickets under your belt. You’ll be the favourite family member for sure.

 

Cheese Making Class

Gouda, cheddar, brie, oh my! If you’re more a cheese-platter-over-chocolate person then a cheese making class is the perfect gift for your friends this Easter. Gather your girlfriends and grab a bottle of your favourite bubbly and prepare to create the creamiest ricotta you’ve ever tasted.

 

Hot Air Ballooning

Go big or go home, right? Take Easter to a whole new level (literally) with hot air ballooning. Perfect for the early-riser in your life (start times are generally around 4:30AM), this is perfect for an adrenaline rush and a romantic outlook. 

Lifestyle

Kye Intimates Daily Triangle Bra

Forget the age-old gift of socks and liven up the Easter gift-giving with some ultra-chic, ultra-sustainable lingerie. The Kye Intimates Daily Bra is a particularly good option–a comfortable shape with a sexy twist. We love!

Buy now: Kye Intimates Daily Triangle Bra in Ecru, $90

 

Hyde & Stone Penelope Slip Dress in Chocolate

Sure, not everyone wants actual chocolate for Easter, but what about a slinky chocolate slip that is just as delicious? Designed and manufactured in Byron Bay, this silk Hyde & Stone slip dress is the perfect addition to any wardrobe. Take it from day-to-night with a simple black strappy heel and keep it family lunch appropriate with a simple linen blazer thrown over the top.

Buy now: Hyde & Stone Penelope Slip Dress in Chocolate, $420

Casa Catinella Mini Basket Bag

Everyone still goes on Easter egg hunts, right? Make it chic this year with the Casa Catinella Mini Basket Bag. Whether it’s filled with chocolate eggs or your work-day essentials, adding this hand woven basket to your look will have you looking oh-so Parisienne. 

Buy now: Casa Catinella Mini Basket Bag, $180

Fragrance

Aesop Reverence Aromatique Hand Balm

The perfect Easter gift for the person in your life who does it all, the Aesop Reverence Aromatique Hand Balm is a luxurious and sensorial experience. Containing potassium lactate to soften the skin and provide sustained hydration, this handbag essential will leave smiles on dials.

Buy now: Aesop Reverence Aromatique Hand Balm, $35

Maison Margiela Replica Under The Lemon Tree

A unisex fragrance to transport you to a Spring afternoon in the countryside, the Maison Margiela Under The Lemon Tree EDT will add brightness to your Easter celebrations. With notes of lime accord, coriander essence and green tea extract this citrus swirl is a must-have.

Buy now: Maison Margiela Replica Under The Lemon Tree, $187

Scent Australia Home Easter Scent Pack

Sure, we said there was no chocolate in this article but we couldn’t resist including the Scent Australia Home Easter Scent Pack. With five decadent fragrances to rotate, your home will be smelling oh-so sweet in no time. Just add a freshly toasted hot cross bun and you’ll be in heaven.

Buy now: Scent Australia Home Easter Scent Pack, $160

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