The time of new beginnings (the beginning of the end of Covid 🤞) and well… chocolate. If you fancy something a little different – maybe you’re trying to cut down the chocolate or plastic this year, or are keen to shop small and local, then we have some wonderful Devon-made gifts all with an Easter twist that fit the bill nicely.
Little Pineapple Bakery
There will be no missing on sweet treats with Little Pineapple Bakery’s Easter Treat Box. An amazing and delicious (yes Beth kindly sent us a box) selection of all sorts of goodies that will keep you going over the Easter weekend – just make sure your little ones don’t pinch them all first.
Beth is a chef of 15 years and knows what doing – she was the pastry chef at the Magdalen Chapter for 4 years, has worked at the conservatory and Rendezvous and is now head Chef at The Fat Pig. Just under 6 months ago, during lockdown took the plunge and started her own home bakery business on the side. It has grown phenomenally – we can all see why! Little Pineapple Bakery now specialises in Bespoke cakes/ cupcakes, macarons, treat boxes – head over to her instagram or facebook for some cake delights.
The Gift: Easter treat box which includes:
1 x Thick Creme egg brownie
1 x Nutella + Mini egg cookie pie
1 x white choc + raspberry Krispie cake
2 x choc + caramel cupcake
2 x choc shortbread
3 x kitkat bunny
1 x Creme egg
Chocolate eggs/ marshmallows
(Not suitable for nut/ dairy/ egg/ gluten allergies, products cannot be changed.)
The Price: £20 (use LITTLEDEVONEASTER at the checkout for a 15% discount making it £17)
The Deadline date for delivery by Easter: 11am Tuesday 30th March. Free local delivery (within 3 miles) will be on Good Friday, alternatively collections can be on the Friday/ Saturday, no postals.
Little Devon Discount: 15% off using code LITTLEDEVONEASTER at the checkout
Calling all crafters – you have to be introduced to Skull and Cross Buns and their scrumptious stamps from heavenly Devon. Run by Emily and Jon – Emily designs and creates the stamps in her little countryside studio and Jon makes the beautiful wooden mounts by hand up on the family farm nearby, under the watchful eye of Meg the Sheepdog. (I love learning about the people behind these amazing small businesses). They sell stamps for small indie businesses to use on their branding, personalised stamps for unique gifts and a wide range of motifs and sentiment stamps for you to use on your own recyclable cards and gift wrap.
The Gift & the Prices: Easter Fun Rubber Stamp Gift Set £14 which contains three mini Easter themed stamps, ‘easter egg’, ‘bunny’ and ‘spring chick’ and a high quality orange coloured ink pad to get you up and stamping in moments.
The Happy Easter Small Quirky Stamp £7.50 and Small ink pads £2.50 each. The Happy Easter Small Quirky Stamp is a very versatile Happy Easter rubber stamp in two fun fonts, great for your Easter gift tags, cards and gift wrap!
The Price: £2.50 – £14 (use LITTLEDEVON at the checkout for a 20% discount)
The Deadline date for delivery by Easter: Order by 31st March for delivery for Easter (all being well within Royal Mail of course!)
Little Devon Discount: 20% off anything on website using promo code LITTLEDEVON at the checkout valid until 31/12/21.
Top to Bow Boutique
It’s time to accessorise with bunnies and flowers so you can imagine we were delighted to discover these gorgeous hair accessories from Top to Bow boutique – a mum of three (and a big fluffy newfoundland) small business based in Sidmouth.
After making bows and scrunchies for her daughter and her friends, hairdresser Jo, took the plunge to open up my etsy shop and Instagram page and I’m so glad she did. They’re amazing and very cute. All the bows are made by Jo who is always trying to create on trend styles using gorgeous fabrics as well as taking customer requests for something a little different and unique.
Like me, Jo absolutely loves liberty florals ‘they make the prettiest scrunchies and button bobbles’ Yes!
The Gift: Bunny glitter bow & Liberty button bobbles
The Price: £4.50 & £3.50 (use LITTLEDEVON15 at the checkout for a 15% discount on all orders over £10)
The Deadline date for delivery by Easter:
Little Devon Discount: 15% off using code LITTLEDEVON15 at the checkout on all orders over £10
Little crafters prepare for an exciting box jam packed with oodles of crafts! Parents, this is days worth of fun in a box! And continued imaginative play after the craft time – win!
The boxes are designed by Exeter-based crafter and published writer, Geraldine, who is passionate about the link between crafting and child development. During the first lockdown, crafting helped her family all cope with the assorted challenges they faced. Geraldine wanted to create something which was educational, fun and helped with child development and the craft boxes were born! In December, she launched the ’12 Days of Craftmas’ which were a big hit. Since then, she’s created a Secret Agent Box and now the Springaling box, and is bursting with ideas for future craft boxes too! Her daughter is the inspiration and also the final decision-maker for which crafts go into the boxes: if she likes and enjoys them, “then we know we’ve got it right.”
Geraldine tries to ensure each box uses recycled and recyclable materials and strongly believes in buying local. For example, the wool roving in the Springaling kit is from Wool on the Exe.
Each kit comes with two animal face masks with recycled cotton strings Bedtime gets a little more fun with our shadow puppets Practice fine-motor skills and make a beautiful cherry blossom hanger Create fun pictures with our animal stencils A set of stickers printed on recycled paper Practice the Japanese art of origami and make two tulips Little ones will love our colouring sheets and hopefully parents get a hot cuppa Decorate your thraumatrope and be amazed as the butterfly forms when you spin it Big Springaling box (top left) with the Mini (top right) and some of the products
The Gift: Mini Springaling box. It features 8 fun crafts for little people, including animal masks, colouring sheets, stickers, a thraumatrope (great for calming little people down), stencils, a cherry blossom decoration (which helps to develop fine motor skills, shadow puppets (to encourage story-telling) and an origami kit to make tulips. The kit is posted directly to you in a box which can be turned into a theatre for shadow puppets, mini garden, or anything your little person wants!
The Price: £16.50 (use LittlelDevon10 at the checkout for a 10% discount)
The Deadline date for delivery by Easter: Wednesday 31st March to be posted second class on Thursday (or hand-delivered in Exeter – to be combined with the dog walk!)
Little Devon Discount: 10% off any order over £15 using code LittleDevon10 at the checkout
Create & Crayon
These fabulous Easter crayons are such a colourful delight, children will be sure to love them. Imagine faces when little ones find them on an Easter Egg hunt, or at an easter table, or as an Easter gift. I love the mix of bunnies and eggs but they can be all bunnies, all eggs or a mix of both. All are packaged with care and make lovely little unique gifts.
Made by Kate, a local registered childminder in Exeter, who whilst planning activities for the little ones made some beautiful homemade themed crayons for them to use within their play. Soon Create & Crayon was born! And these Easter sets have been a massive hit and life for Kate became a little crazy!!! She’s been flushed with orders and has had bunnies and eggs coming out of her ears!!
The Gift: The colourful Easter set, which contains 6 non toxic crayons. These can be all bunnies, all eggs or a mix of both.
The Price: £4 (use LITTLEDEVON at the checkout for a 10% discount) orders can be placed through my Facebook page @create&crayon.
The Deadline date for delivery by Easter: Tuesday 30th March. Free local delivery in Exeter.
Little Devon Discount: 10% off when you mention LITTLEDEVON
Oakridge Print & Cut
Easter decorations are always nice to have about the house. When we spotted these cute french knitted wire bunnies, we loved them immediately. Zoe also makes window decorations from cling which are easily applied, removed and reused. I know the kids would LOVE these.
Zoe, mum of 4 sons, is from Burlesombe thoroughly enjoys crafting and works from home to produce a selection of different handmade gifts and home decorations since starting Oakridge Print and Cut in August 2020.
The Gift: Easter Bunnies & Window Decorations
The Price: £7.50 & £7.50 or £9.50 (use LITTLEDEVON at the checkout for a surprise gift with each order)
The Deadline date for delivery by Easter: Sunday 28th March 2021
Little Devon Discount: Surprise gift using code LITTLEDEVON at the checkout
Pom Stitch Tassel
There’s got to be crafting at Easter time and Pom Stitch Tassel creates fab craft boxes for preschoolers (with help) and up. Pom Poms are fun and Emma is ingenious at turning them into all sorts of great animals. New for Easter is this super cute pom pom egg with a hatching chick! But i had to also include in this Easter Gift Guide my favourite and their longest and best selling kit – the spring themed pom pom Farmyard Friends: a bunny, chick and sheep. You could even host an Easter Party with the family or virtually with their Easter Party Box – yes i told you Emma is ingenious!
Pom Stitch Tassel is a Devon based craft company specialising in craft kits, party boxes and virtual workshops. Their ethos as a company is to bring old crafts back to life and inspire a new generation of creatives.
The Gift & The Prices: (use LITTLEDEVON at the checkout for a 15% discount)
Pom Pom Easter Egg The perfect alternative to a chocolate version, our Pom Pom Easter Egg! This is an Easter special, exclusive to online and only available for a limited time. This kit involves creating two super cute pom pom hatching chicks.
This kit includes x1 large pom pom maker, 4 balls of coloured wool, orange felt, 4 googly eyes, templates and easy to follow instructions. This kit is aimed at children age 5+ under adult supervision and has been UKCA marked for safety purposes.
£12.00 each + postage (£3.20 second class or click and collect for free if local)
Website link: https://www.pomstitchtassel.com/shop/Pom-Pom-Easter-Egg-Kit-p311117616
Farmyard Friends A lovely Spring themed craft kit, that has been our longest and best selling kit at PST. Create three super cute and fluffy pom pom animals; bunny, chick & sheep.
This kit includes x2 different sized pom pom makers, 5 balls of wool, various colours of felt, 6 googly eyes, 5 pipe cleaners, 2 craft poms, templates and easy to follow instructions.
£16.00 each + postage (£3.20 second class or click and collect for free if local)
Website link: https://www.pomstitchtassel.com/shop/Farmyard-Friends-Craft-Kit-p129119555
Easter Party Box Bring fun for all the family this Easter, with our wonderful party boxes! Host your own Easter party at home for your household with our party box of 5 or virtually with the wider family with our party box for 10.
Our Easter party box includes -*Themed craft activity (choose between 3 options)*All high quality materials and equipment for making (including glue, scissors and pom pom makers if applicable)*Handmade party bags and fillers (bubbles, chocolate eggs, PST pencil – add scissors/pom makers too!)*Everything you need for an Easter Egg hunt at home *Easy to follow instructions on how to set and undertake your party*All packed in a beautifully presented box – we can personalise the tag to your children’s or family name also.
Party box of 5 – £65.00 Party box of 10 – £130.00.
Website link: https://www.pomstitchtassel.com/shop/EASTER-Family-Party-Box-p288880212
The Deadline date for delivery by Easter: Party boxes: Monday 29th. Kits Wednesday 31st. Normally kits are dispatched within 1-3 days plus second class postage (can upgrade to first class).
Little Devon Discount: 10% off using code LITTLEDEVON10 at the checkout
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