With just a couple of weeks to go until the Easter weekend, it’s time to think about your gifting options if you want to treat your nearest and dearest to something that’s not chocolate this year! This Easter Guide highlights some of Roonee’s top picks for gifts at the moment.
For the Homemaker
EcoEgg Laundry Egg
The Ecoegg Laundry Egg is an ingenious invention that has been cleverly designed to replace laundry detergent and fabric softener. The egg itself is a case, and you simply pop Ecoegg pellets inside and then add the egg to your washing machine drum. Every set of pellets should last for about 70 washes, and the egg case comes with a ten year guarantee – just think of how much single use plastic you’ll save by not having to buy bottles of detergent and fabric softener. Delightfully egg shaped, the Ecoegg Laundry Egg would make a fitting Easter gift for any homemaker, as well as a fantastic new home gift!
The Copenhagen Company candles
Candles make wonderful gifts, no matter what the occasion is, and Easter is no exception. The Copenhagen Company offer some delightful options that look the part, and all come in beautiful recyclable packaging. Candles from the Copenhagen Company come in a range of sizes and scents, so there is something wonderful waiting to be added to your basket, no matter what your budget it. At the moment there are a number of candles in the sale, so have a browse and see if you can snag a gift for a loved one at a bargain price! We particularly love the grapefruit and green fig scents. If candles aren’t quite right for your gift recipient, take a look at the reed diffusers!
For the Toddlers
Stabilo Woody 3-in-1
For the toddlers in your life, consider gifting them a pack of Stabilo 3-in-1 crayons. These are so much more than regular crayons, and will provide hours and hours of fun for toddlers, children, and even the adults of the family. These crayons can be used as colouring crayons, watercolours, and wax crayons and are brilliant for mark making on all types of surfaces, including windows! The chunky size of the crayons makes them perfect for little hands to grip, so they can go wild creating all kinds of fun and creative window displays that can easily be wiped clean with a damp cloth.
TOMY – Hide & Squeak Egg® Stackers Set
TOMY is a wonderful brand when it comes to gifts for toddlers and small children. Their Toomies Egg Bus, Jurassic World Spin & Hatch Dino Eggs, and the Hide & Squeak Egg® Stackers Set would all make wonderful Easter gifts that will keep the very youngest members of the family happy. We particularly love the Hide & Squeak set. Not only does the egg theme make it a great Easter themed gift, but there are so many ways to play! The eggs can be stacked, colour matched, sorted by number, by shape, and so much more. Every chick inside each egg squeaks when pushed down, adding an extra sensory delight for little ones to explore.
Grapat Mandala Pieces
Grapat is a Catalonian company ethically crafting loose pieces from wood. While many Grapat products are aimed at children, their mandala pieces are an incredible mindfulness tool for people of all ages. Mandala pieces come in many different shapes and colours, but they are all delightfully tactile, and easy on the eye. Simply start using the pieces to create patterns on the table, floor, or any other flat surface, and see where your imagination takes you. Shut out thoughts for a few minutes and just focus on the pattern you are creating in front of you.
Essential Oils from Made By Coopers
We have featured Made By Coopers before, shouting about their soothing Sleepy Head balm, and now we are giving them another recommendation, but this time for their essential oils! Creating a calm environment can be instrumental to mindfulness, and adding a few drops of your favourite essential oil to an oil burner, or diffuser can help enormously with focus. Made By Coopers offer a range of oil blends, perfect for helping to set your mood. We are big fans of the Calm blend which contains key ingredients of; lavender, bergamot, frankincense, rosemary, and ylang ylang!
For the environmentalist
Zero Waste Shaving Gift Set
A zero waste shaving gift set is a great buy for any adult who shaves – regularly or not! Disposable razors are just one of many areas where households tend to use an unnecessarily large amount of single use plastic. By making a switch to a traditional safety razor, countless bits of plastic will be saved from landfill, and your recipient might well find they actually prefer the feel of a traditional safety razor too! This set comes with a solid shaving soap bar, another area where single use plastic can be eradicate from households!
A Beevive keyring will prepare you for when you next see a tired looking bee struggling to get back up and about. We’ve all seen bees struggling, and many of us have provided our black and yellow friends with a teaspoon of sugar water to help them on their way. A Beevive keyring contains a tiny vial of sugar water, meaning you can help out a grounded bee even if you’re nowhere near home.
For tired new mums
Our Tiny Bees Gift Set
Sometimes new mums just need a bit of a pick-me-up and a pamper. Gift sets from Our Tiny Bees offer exactly that, all within a compact box. There are a few different gift sets available, and they all contain beautifully created skincare products made from Yorkshire beeswax. The lavender set is our favourite, and we recommend the little tin of Our Tiny Bees lip balm if you’re looking for a stand-alone gift that’s both lovely and practical.
New mums are forever making themselves cups of tea and coffee, and then being distracted by something before they have a chance to drink them. A Klean Kanteen flask will keep hot drinks hot for hours and hours, meaning no mum ever has to drink cold coffee or tea that’s been microwaved seven times ever again! There is a huge range available from Klean Kanteen in the way of flasks, and there are also some travel mugs and cups that work beautifully for new mums too.