Easter, a time of bouncy baby lambs, cute tiny chicks, spring bulbs and… hundreds of calorie’tastic chocolate eggs and warm, buttery hot cross buns!
I do love all of these Eastery elements, but the thought of devouring more chocolate so soon after Christmas feasting, is a little too much for me to bare! Especially when I’ve only just got my body to come to terms with its new year kick-start and a new non-bad food lifestyle!!
Although Easter goes as far back as being a Pagan festival of new life, the gifting of edible chocolate eggs was in fact introduced many, many years later. Chocolate eggs were first introduced in the UK some 140 years ago and since their launch, this Easter past-time has rapidly grown in popularity, with a staggering 80 million chocolate Easter eggs now being sold each year!
Recently though, there has been a trend to towards giving healthier, non-chocolate gifts to celebrate this seasonal festival of life… which this year I think I will opting for too; papier-mache painted eggs, fabric bunting, straw Easter bonnets, an egg-shaped soap which smells just as divine as chocolate!!
Yes, Bronnley have a set of limited edition egg-shaped soaps which, with their hand painted springtime scenes, are a true celebration of Easter.
Designed by Northamptonshire based wildlife artist Christie Lloyd, these keepsake tins feature an adorable lamb, bunny and duckling. Each tin contains a luxuriously triple-milled fragranced Orchid soap, which is enriched with moisturising shea butter.
Why not collect or buy all three as an Easter gift? They’re available in our Spring shop for a limited time only!
Christie, an established wildlife artist, loves to paint the animals she sees on her farm including rabbits, ducklings, lambs and the occasional wood mouse! With such a perfect location to capture the new-born additions of Spring, we though Christie would be the ideal artist to commission our 2018 Easter Eggs designs and we’re absolutely thrilled with the finished paintings. Everyone here at Bronnley has their own favourite character – which is yours?!
If you’re looking for more alternative Easter gifts, our range of spring-inspired fragrances make for the perfect Easter treat. Our RHS Orchard Blossom fragrance is a celebration of apple orchards bursting into bloom, and our Citrus Collection is perfect for adding zing and freshness to your home. For more ideas, click here to shop our Easter Gifts!