Easter is just around the corner and with it comes lighter nights, the first signs of spring, tempting chocolate indulgences and special times spent with family and friends.
At The Centre you’ll find everything you need to have an Easter to remember as well as a gift or two to brighten their day and yours - from sweet cards, chocolate eggs and decorations to crafts and games to keep little ones amused. Here’s our guide to a few Easter treats all available from retailers in The Centre.
TK Maxx always has a wonderfully eclectic mix of home décor – so if you’re hosting friends and family over the Easter break why not add a few fun pieces to your home - from painted eggs and tiered bunny cake stands to woven egg decorations and cute rabbit dishes ready to hold a selection of chocolatey goodies! Their mint green ceramic Easter Bunny is only £6.99 and has a fairytale Alice in Wonderland-vibe about it! (Image 1)
For home décor that will look good all year round (but fits in nicely with the Easter Bunny theme!) check out British Heart Foundation where they have an adorable rabbit doorstop in heritage twill, complete with pom pom tail for £12.99. (Image 2)
M&S also has a fantastic range of beautiful accessories to refresh your home including decorative vases, planters and frames. We love their new season crockery which includes romantic watercolour options and beautiful wild-flower designs, 12 piece set, £79. (Image 3)
If you’re looking for creative gifts for Easter, TK Maxx has some beautiful floral egg cups in stock for £5.99 which could easily be filled with chocolate eggs. The vintage floral design is perfect for spring and the recipient can use them for Sunday morning breakfast in bed long after the chocolates have been eaten. (Image 4).
While you’re there, don’t forget to pick up a beautiful Easter basket for £6.99. Whether you have a little one who’s off on an Easter Egg Hunt or fill it with spring bulbs and give it as a gift to friends and relatives, this vintage basket is sure to delight. (Image 5)
If you’ve got a new arrival to buy for, you’re sure to find something in the sweet Dumbo range at Primark to suit. Highlights include a Dumbo money bank for £8, a sleeping bag for £10, muslins for £4 and a comforter for £4. Our favourite is the Dumbo starter set - a sleep suit, vest, hat and bib for £9 all featuring the loveable elephant. (Image 6)
With fingers crossed for warm spring days, now’s the time to think about investing in some stylish new garden furniture. Ensure plenty of seating at your Easter gathering with the Richmond six seater wooden patio set. Made from solid wood, this versatile set comes with two benches, two armchairs and a table with a sturdy cross legged design. ( Image 7) Scatter a few outdoor floor cushions to create the ultimate cosy family zone.
If the weather is less than spring-like why not bring a little of the outdoors in and fill your home with the scent of fresh flowers. Showcase them in style in a contemporary bright blue geometric vase from New Look for £9.99. (Image 8)
For fans of the Bake Off, Easter is the perfect time to test out your baking skills on friends and family – we’re sure they’ll be willing taste-testers! Try your hand at hot cross buns, Easter cookies, chocolate nest cakes and traditional Simnel cake. Pop into Wilko where you’ll find a host of baking essentials including cake stands, baking tins and cake decorating supplies. We love their trio of pastel pink and blue cake tins for £8. (Image 9)
Alternatively, indulge your sweet tooth while you’re shopping at The Centre with a trip to Costa Coffee. Opt for an Easter classic – the Cornflake Nest (Image 10), or why not try the Choc-O-Crunch – a ring of crispy rice bound in caramel flavouring and covered in three pastel shades of white chocolate.
Pastels aren’t just tempting in chocolate form, if you’ve got a passion for fashion, indulge your need for sweet shades with a couple of accessories to update your look for spring.
New Look has a host of arm candy in store – from modern bum bags and cute clutches to utility backpacks and stylish straw bags. We like their baguette bag in pastel lemon with on-trend animal-print scarf-wrapped handle for £19.99. (Image 11) Or, if you have a weakness for all things shoe-related check out the spring range at Deichmann which includes a wonderful pair of soft pink leather flats for £34.99. (Image 12)
An Easter get-together is the perfect reason to treat your little one to a gorgeous new wardrobe addition. River Island has made picking an outfit for your baby fashionista easier than ever with two piece sets that are just as stylish as the adult versions! They have an array of cute knits that are perfect for Easter, including a grey knitted cardigan outfit with faux fur pom poms, a baby pink bloomer outfit and a knit jumper and trousers set with decorative bobbles in sweet mint green, £25. (Image 13)
For little girls, look no further than Debenhams for an Easter-themed wardrobe update – from floral appliqué bunny print t-shirts to a sequinned bunny top and leggings set. Opt for a playful polka dot t-shirt which features a cute Easter chick and comes complete with a match chick shoulder bag, priced from £11. (Image 14)
Finally, if you’re looking for a way to keep little ones entertained over the long weekend why not pick up a selection of fun Easter craft sets from Poundland – from a ‘Make your own Tissue Art’ kit to an Easter egg decorating kit. The ‘Pom Pom Pals’ craft kit, £1, includes polystyrene shapes, pom poms, felt shapes, and stick on eyes so that they can create their very own pom pom Easter Bunny and Easter Chick. (Image 15)
Whatever you do this Easter, make it extra special with a little help from The Centre!
Image 1: TK Maxx, £6.99
Image 2: British Heart Foundation, £12.99
Image 3: M&S, 12 Piece Set, £79
Image 4: TK Maxx, £5.99
Image 5: TK Maxx, £6.99
Image 6: Primark, £9
Image 7: Argos, £350
Image 8: New Look, £9.99
Image 9: Wilko, £8
Image 10: Costa Coffee
Image 11: New Look, £19.99
Image 12: Deichmann, £34.99
Image 13: River Island, £25
Image 14: Debenhams, from £11
Image 15: Poundland, £1
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