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EASTER GIFT IDEAS: Make a change from chocolate and traditional gifts with Driftwood Designs this Easter Sunday (31st March)

Easter gifts

If you’re looking for an Easter gift with a difference this year, why not take a look at Driftwood Designs? For the family member who is not a fan of chocolate or who really does want to stick to their diet this year, Driftwood has gifts that offer a great twist on Easter traditions – and which work for any budget.

Artist and illustrator Lizzie Spikes’ passion is creating colourful illustrations that can be translated to homewares, cards, prints and so much more. This means her art can be incorporated into people’s everyday lives in the form of practical objects.

Driftwood Designs has grown from a home-based business to three shops across Wales plus an online shop, which is packed to the rafters with great gift ideas. Here are some great offerings for Easter:

Better than bunnies

The Easter bunny needs no introduction, of course, but if the Mad March Hare is more up your street, Driftwood has some lovely gift ideas incorporating stunning depictions of these rare, beautiful animals.

For example, the hares dry wipe board has a beautiful design but is also the ultimate in practicality, with it’s full magnetic back perfect for attaching to the fridge to make notes on shopping that needs topping up, recipe ideas or reminders for things that need to be done this week.

A really cute gift at only £12.50, which would mix and match very nicely with both the Hares Journal Notebook and the Weekly Planner.

If your Easter gift is more about relaxing, why not try a touch of luxury with the Hares Velvet Cushion cover. With hares bounding through flowers at night and a moon sitting low over the rolling hills, this is a feast for both sight and touch. Your loved one can settle down with their cushion, plus a cuppa in a Large Hares Mug on a Three Hares coaster, for a luxurious treat, without a big price tag.

Chickens before eggs

Of course, you know your chicken from your egg, but can you tell one chicken from another? That’s where the Chickens Small Tin Sign comes in. These retro signs are very much back  in vogue and look great on a kitchen wall.  Whether for a serious chicken fan or just for a bit of fun, they will soon know the difference between a Sussex and an Orpington, a Rhode Island Red and a Gingernut Ranger.

chicken tin

For something equally fun but ultimately more practical, the Chickens Chopping Board is also a great choice. They are made from Eucalyptus Hardboard with a bright illustration of chickens wandering a farmyard to the front. They are scratch and cut resistant and add a lovely splash of colour to a kitchen. They’re also stain resistant, and heat resistant to 145°C.

New life hatching

Of course, Easter eggs were around for a long time before they were made of chocolate. There are numerous theories as to how eggs at Easter time became a tradition, citing both Christian and pagan traditions and dating them as far back as the 13th Century. In any event, eggs are a symbol of new or resurrected life and sit perfectly with the time of year when birds return to out shores and start nesting.  If you have a twitcher in the family, a lovely gift is the Driftwood Garden Birds and Their Eggs Poster Print. Beautiful and informative, Lizzie Spikes has illustrated 10 of the most common garden birds and their eggs. Printed on recycled paper, the A3 print is a steal at just £12.00

For a more practical gift for bird lovers, the Adar-Birds Enamel Mug, features illustrations of more popular British birds, this time in flight and labelled with their names in both English and Welsh. Teatime will never be dull again.

With all these wonderful gift ideas available, who needs a chocolate egg to make their Easter special?

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