John Lewis has a charming selection of colourful gifts and delightful characters, to brighten up your home for Easter.
Transform your home into an exciting setting with their fun Easter decorations:
Choose from, Easter Bunting 3mtrs £6, Yellow& Pink bunny £8, Pack of six Spring flower pegs £3.50 Yellow wicker tree £15, Wreath £18, Jug £18, Pack of six Foam eggs £3.50, Polly’s Pantry table-ware from £15, bowls from £5 and Characters from £5.
The Rococo chocolates design team have produced the original idea of enclosing a message in an envelope addressed to MUM, inside a beautiful hand-painted chocolate heart.
Now you can, as well as surprising Mum with a delightfully delicious, decorated chocolate heart, you might include a special greeting inside, or maybe an extra Mother’s Day present!
The Rococo staff will hand write your message on a heart shaped note and fold it with origami, unless you prefer to do it yourself.
Looking for that extra special Valentine’s Day Gift – what could be more appropriate for your Valentine than Rococo’s gorgeous new hand-painted heart design, portraying two love birds?
In ancient folklore birds chose their mate for the year on February 14. Since doves, as well as other birds, mate for life, they symbolize loyalty, fidelity and love.
The Hearts come in an attracive gift box with a clear lid, also containing 3 Ganaches – one each and one to share!
The Hearts retail at: £22.50.
Prestat the chocolatier to Her Majesty The Queen, has launched a clutch of five exquisite Easter Eggs.
The Easter Parade Collection comes in extravagant packaging, designed by the renowned artist and illustrator Kitty Arden – Prestat’s trademark gold swirls and bright pink run riot – while each gold-foiled egg nestles on a bed of fuchsia tissue:
The Rose and Violet Crème Easter Egg is crafted from the finest dark chocolate (71%) and filled with Prestat’s legendary Rose and Violet Cremès, which it has been making for more than 100 years.
Rococo’s ‘prof du choc’ Laurent Couchaux, has created a range of 37 ganaches and pralines in the kitchen of their flagship store in Motcomb Street London using fresh cream, butter and fine chocolate couvertures.
This includes organic chocolate from the Grenada Chocolate Company, made from Trinitario beans grown at Rococo’s own Grococo farm.
Rococo likes to use fresh ingredients, so their seasonal ranges are only available for two months.
The menu in our picture, designed by Chantal Coady, shows the delicious range and these are the flavours:
1 D Sour Cherry.
2 M ‘P’tit punch’ – Lime & Grenada Rum.
3 D Toasted Coconut.
4 D Almond, Coffee & Cardamom Marzipan.
5 D Madagascar House Truffle.
6 D Rose & Cocoa Nib.
7 D Grenadian & Islay Single Malt Ganache.
8 D Crunchy Hazelnut Praline.
9 M Orange Mango & Passion Fruit.
10 D Pistachio, Hazelnut & Almond Praline.
11 M Popping Champagne Truffle.
12 D ‘Plan Bee’ – London Honey Ganache.
13 D Raspberry Madagascar.
14 D Grenada Dark Ganache.
15 M Plain Milk Chocolate Ganache.
16 M Lime & Sesame.
17 D Rose, Lychee & Raspberry.
18 D Jasmine Green Tea.
19 D Blackcurrant & Violet.
20 M Crushed Lemon Praline.
21 M Anglesey Sea Salt Caramel Ganache.
22 D Yuzu, Lemon & Ginger.
23 D Arbequina Olive Ganache.
24 M ‘Mara des Bois’ Wild Strawberry Caramel.
25 M Lemon, Basil & Olive Oil.
26 M Apricot & Almond.
27 D Ceylon Earl Grey Tea.
28 M MaRococo: Pistachio, Saffron & Cardamom.
29 D Hazelnut Coffee Praline.
30 M Walnut and Pear.
31 M Fig & Walnut Praline.
32 D Apple Tarte Tatin.
33 M Christmas Gianduja, Lemon & Pecan.
34 M Caramelised Pumpkin & Lebküchen Spice.
35 D Quince & Honey.
36 M Lychee, Chestnut & Rum.
37 D Perigord Black Truffe au Truffe!
To see this alluring collection of Rococo ganaches and praline chocolates, please visit the website.
Tel: (020) 8761 8456
Spring into action with John Lewis’s delightful ideas for Easter. Have fun decorating your home with charming decorations and be tempted with delicious chocolate gifts.
Portmeirion – Portmeirion has created the colourful Secret Garden range of porcelain tableware exclusively for John Lewis.
Secret Garden Cake Stand, Dia.21cm. Beautifully decorated with birds, plants and flowers. A choice of 11 useful pieces. £29.50.
Looking for alternative gifts this Easter? Whether it’s sweet treats for the little ones or tempting delights for grown ups, John Lewis has something to satisfy every taste and budget this year.
Wanting a twist on the traditional Easter egg? A slab bar is ideal; hand crafted and decorated using only traditional methods select from Belgian white or milk chocolate, £5.
If chocolate isn’t your preference the dipped gingerbread slab is just right, covered in dreamy white chocolate and decorated with pink chocolate buttons, £2.75.
Rococo Chocolates and The Gluttonous Gardener (Chantal and Ned, have been plotting and come up with some wonderful ideas for sumptuous gifts.
Rococo Chocolates is loved by people who appreciate good quality, real chocolate and who want to enjoy life’s little luxuries, while The Gluttonous Gardener has become well known for their imaginative range of gifts that combine high quality edibles and growables, all beautifully hand packed in wooden crates and delivered next day nationwide.
Make Mum feel extra special this Mother’s Day; rather than reaching for the usual flowers or chocolates, take a look at Sendathought’s attractive new website, which has elegant, as well as tongue-in-cheek gift ideas that are beautifully wrapped and sent on your behalf.
They won’t break the bank but they’ll mean the world to Mum.
Favourite gifts include:
Finding themselves in a festive mood, Rococo Chocolates’ resident chocolatiers created a brand new popping Champagne Truffle.
These unique truffles, made from Valrhona Jivara milk chocolate and fine champagne brandy, are coated with captive bubbles that will literally burst in your mouth….
The oval gift box featured here, retails at £13.95, or they can be bought loose for £8.95 per 100g.
The new truffles complement delightfully, the traditional flavours of Christmas already in the three Christmas Artisan Bars; these are available in a special selection:
Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh, Christmas Pudding, and Cranberry & Nutmeg, which is the perfect accompaniment, to those long winter evenings and fire side gatherings.
The bars are £4.25 each or £13.50 for the gift box.