The Easter Edit

From chocolate treats to home comforts, discover an array of luxury gifts to elevate life at home this springtime

02 April, 2020

From beautifully crafted confectionary to stylish home accessories, refined stationery and pampering goods, everything in our Easter gift guide is designed to enhance life at home with a touch of luxury as we adapt to new routines during a festival dedicated to new beginnings.


TEATIME TREATS

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Easter Egg Chocolate Box with Salted Caramel Truffles, £32.95, Rococo Chocolates; Vegan Spiced Filled Easter Egg, £17.50, Cutter & Squidge; Hand-decorated White Chocolate Easter Egg, £33.75, Fortnum & Mason

Easter is synonymous with the gifting of chocolate, and The Royal Exchange retailers have some exceptional options for anyone who revels in receiving their annual egg. All available for home delivery, we’ve highlighted some of our favourites from the wide selection available. Rococo’s gold foiled chocolate box will make a lovely keepsake long after the handmade salted caramel truffles inside have been enjoyed, while Fortnum & Mason’s hand-decorated white chocolate egg looks too pretty to break apart, except you’d miss out on the exciting selection of white chocolates contained within. Those with a plant-based diet will delight in receiving Cutter & Squidge’s indulgent vegan spiced filled Easter egg – a masterpiece that’s layered with caramel sauce, cinnamon spiced digestive crumb and topped with luxurious vegan chocolate ganache.


OBJETS D’ART

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Silver Bunny, £360, Searle & Co.; Elsa Peretti Egg Cup, £470, Tiffany & Co.; 2020 Easter Egg Box, £250, Halcyon Days

With everyone spending more time at home than ever before, objects of beauty and sentimental significance can be a source of inspiration and a reminder of loved ones. Searle and Co.’s silver bunny rabbit reflects new life and will make a delightful addition to any shelf, table or mantlepiece, while Tiffany & Co.’s Elsa Peretti-designed sterling silver egg cup embodies both form and function to brighten up the breakfast table. Enamel specialist Halcyon Days produces a limited edition Easter Egg Box every year, and the 2020 edition pays homage to the decorative ceiling of the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace. Every object tells a story and has the potential to spark the imagination of its beholder.


OFFICE ESSENTIALS

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A5 Journal in Bright Orange Saffiano, £75, Aspinal of London; M Fountain Pen, £515, Montblanc; MB 01 Smart Travel Over-Ear Headphones in Brown, £525, Montblanc

With ‘work from home’ suddenly becoming the new norm, creating an inspiring home office space has shot up everyone’s list of priorities. Whether you are perched at the kitchen table or at a desk in the bedroom, adding a few beautiful accessories will instantly enhance any space. Aspinal of London’s refillable A5 leather journal in vibrant and uplifting orange will make a cheery companion, and can be personalised with embossed initials for an extra special gift. Take notetaking and conference call doodles to the next level with Montblanc’s M fountain pen – designed by Marc Newson – and its range of writing inks, which includes colours such as Oyster Grey and Lavender Purple. Also from Montblanc, its newly released wireless headphones are the ideal work-from-home accessory with an ergonomic lightweight design and active noise cancelling to aid concentration.


HOME COMFORTS

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Panama Travel Backgammon Roll, £425, Smythson; Ritz Black Calf House Slipper, £150, Crockett & Jones; Blenheim Bouquet Bath Oil, £75 for 200ml, Penhaligon’s

Staying at home doesn’t mean we can’t all still enjoy the four-day Easter weekend. Turn the bank holiday into a luxurious staycation with our selection of gifts to encourage a little pampering and relaxation time. A long leisurely soak in the bathtub will mark a change from the quick daily shower, and adding two teaspoons of Penhaligon’s Blenheim Bouquet bath oil will fill any bathing space with the invigorating scent of lemon, black pepper and pine to refresh and revive the body and mind. Upgrade your loungewear with Crockett & Jones’ calf leather house slippers, lined with luxurious quilted red velvet; and unwind over a few games of backgammon on Smythson’s beautiful backgammon roll, crafted from crossgrain and nubuck leathers.

Visit our boutiques page to see a full list of the luxury brands who call The Royal Exchange home, with links to visit their online stores. Customers can continue to order products from our exceptional retailers, for home delivery during this period while the physical stores must remain closed.