15 Easter Gift Ideas That Aren’t Chocolate
A curated gift guide with the most stylish basket fillers. Sans Chocolat!
The countdown to Easter is on. While it’s traditionally known as the most sugar-coated season of all—between chocolates, sweets and hot cross buns—there’s an equally tempting selection of beauty and lifestyle treats to shop.
From Byredo’s chocolate-coloured eyeliner to the candy-shaped Maison Balzac incense holder and in between, we take pride in sorting through the seemingly endless choices for you. And no, they’re not all rendered in a sweetly saturated palette, we know, not everyone has a sweet tooth.
Here, we offer you, your guide to gifting a perfectly chic basket filler for a loved one—or yourself. Have a hoppy Easter!
Lesse Regeneration Mist
Easter offers new beginnings—and Lesse’s considered Regeneration Mist provides reparation and replenishment before the winter season arrives. The toning mist is created with active botanicals and antioxidants that work to hydrate, soothe, repair the skin barrier, restore the pH of the skin and fade dark spots. Think ingredients such as aloe vera, turkey tail mushroom, jojoba and tremella combined to make a super smoothie suitable for all skin types. Best of all you can give back as for every bottle sold, a tree is planted.
SHOP NOW: Lesse Regeneration Mist, $75
Go-To Sunday Night Kit
If you’re looking for a relaxing ritual to incorporate into your weekend skincare routine, Go-To’s Sunday Night Kit will offer a reprieve from future Sunday Scaries. First things first! The Removalist takes precedence. It detoxifies, thoroughly cleansing your pores from sebum, excess oil and impurities thanks to Kaolin Clay, a naturally derived clay. Whereas the Repair Shop, infused with a duo of ceramides and provitamin b5, nourishes and calms the skin barrier by reinforcing its ability to retain water.
SHOP NOW: Go-To Sunday Night Kit, $85
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Light Wand
Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Contour Light Wand is for everyone. Period. Whether you’re a contouring pro or a beginner, the application is made easy with this lightweight, creamy contour wand. The applicator itself is a cushion that dispenses colour evenly on the skin and the pigments in the formula make for a more natural sculpt.
Byredo Practical Brown Eyeliner
Easter calls for rich chocolate tones and you can walk that fine line with Byredo’s Practical Brown Eyeliner. The thin marker-like tip makes drawing the thinnest of lines all too easy and it comes with excellent payoff. Not to mention, the formula is 99.2% naturally derived and vegan.
SHOP NOW: Byredo Practical Brown Eyeliner, $59
Aquis Rapid Dry Turban
For the bonafide hair care connoisseur, the Aquis Rapid Dry Turban is great for hands-free drying and a time saver as it cuts drying time by up to 50 per cent. Available in a range of candy-coloured hues, and muted greys—the lightweight towel is secured together by a button and loop that sits at the nape of the neck. It also protects against breakage and frizz.
SHOP NOW: Aquis Rapid Dry Turban, $50
Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-exfoliating Scalp Scrub Shampoo
Clarify and gently exfoliate your scalp with Briogeo’s Micro-exfoliating Scalp Scrub Shampoo. Not only is it extremely effective at removing build-up, dead skin, and excess oil, the peppermint and spearmint oils help to reduce itchiness. The formulation is 95% naturally derived and also contains panthenol that deposits essential nutrients to strengthen the hair root and shaft.
Base Camp Beauty Smoothing Brush
ICYMI, the slick bun is in and your hair tool of choice can elevate your execution. Designed to assist and complete the look, the Base Camp Beauty Smoothing Brush not only sits pretty on your vanity but the dense bristles grip and smoothen from root to tip. You’ll tame frizz and flyaways in mere seconds. In essence, it’s a luxury and daily necessity.
SHOP NOW: Base Camp Beauty Smoothing Brush, $59
PAX Naked Mani Collection
For a strong, nourished nail bed PAX’s Naked Mani Collection will speak to the nail enthusiast in your life. Giving a ‘your nails but better’ feel the collection includes the basics. A treatment base coat, the perfect opaque pink nail polish (universally sheer and breathable), a high shine top coat and cuticle oil. Essentially, you’ll have everything you need to strengthen and take care of your hardworking digits.
SHOP NOW: PAX Naked Mani Collection, $110
By Charlotte Sunrise And Sunset Ring
Easter is a time for new beginnings, and By Charlotte grants us the opportunity to be inspired by the golden hour with the Sunrise and Sunset Ring duo. Wear them separately or stacked this swoon-worthy pair makes for timeless basket filler.
Deiji The 02 Robe
For the homebody, find yourself engulfed in a shade of eggshell blue with Deiji’s full-length Robe. Made from certified stone-washed french linen, it features a wide sleeve for comfortable and breathable movement making lazing and everyday moments très chic.
SHOP NOW: Deiji The 02 Robe in Cornflower, $219
Maison Margiela Springtime In a Park EDT
Add fresh florals to your Easter weekend with Maison Margiela’s Springtime In a Park. Opening with notes of pear, bergamot and blackcurrant, you’ll soon find yourself strolling into a harmony of lily of the valley, royal jasmine and damask rose. The journey doesn’t stop there, it will eventually lead to a woody-vanilla blend.
Ayu Indra Scented Oil
Paying tribute to the ancient sandalwood tree, this oil grounds your olfactory senses, creating a moment and inviting balance, harmony and peace. The blend draws on Australian and Mysore sandalwood that fuses with sweet yet earthy notes of vetiver and vanilla.
SHOP NOW: Ayu Indra Scented Oil, $120
Maison Balzac And Now, Relax Incense Holder & 50 Incense Sticks
Minimalist homeware meets a sprinkle of colour with Maison Balzac’s Pebble Incense Holder and its accompanying 50 Incense sticks. Perfect for the homeware lover who has it all, the glassware is hand blown adding a perfect touch of uniqueness and charm to any well-thought-out space.
Archie Rose Distilling Co. Cocktail Masterclass Experience
Become a pro bartender for the day at Archie Rose’s Alexandria distillery. Here, you can learn the basics with three timeless cocktail recipes that combine exciting flavours to create your cocktail meets work of art.
Vive Cooking School Ravioli Class
Founded by Jean-Luc Tan, the team at Vive can teach you how to cook virtually anything. But why not dive deep into the history of ravioli and get your hands dirty as you learn how to prepare pasta dough from scratch, shape and fill the ravioli—with homemade filling of course.