1. GIFT HAMPERS
There is a great choice of Easter gift hampers available online now, which makes it very convenient to pick out a gift basket and have it delivered straight to your recipient’s door.
Great chocolate gift hamper choices include Easter baskets from Sydney based online company Gourmet Basket. Their collection includes the Easter Egg-Straveganza Basket that contains a gold bottle of Prosecco and a multitude of Easter eggs.
Byron Bay Gifts delivers gourmet gift hampers Australia-wide and offers unique chocolate made locally in the Byron Bay area.
Hamper Me sells the aptly named Easter Bubbles basket which contains the perfect combination of Easter bunnies, Green & Blacks chocolate bars and a small bottle of Moet &Chandon champagne.
Many gift hamper companies, including Gourmet Basket also offer a click and collect service if you live in the same city.
Alternatively, make up your own hamper. Invest in a basket from the dollar shop, add your own goodies and wrap in cellophane and ribbon. Or, for ease and speed, you can buy cardboard gift boxes with a lid and add a selection of items to that.
2. BOARD GAMES
Board games are no longer about long drawn-out games of Monopoly. There are some very sophisticated cleverly-designed games that adults and older children can enjoy.
They make a great present if you’re visiting someone as you can unpack the game immediately and have a go.
The other great feature of modern board games is that you can buy add-ons, known as Expansions, to the original game. When present-giving season comes around again you already have the perfect gift idea lined up.
Here are some of the most popular adult board games out there:
- Cards Against Humanity
- Exploding Kittens Card Game
- Ravensburger Labyrinth
Flowers are symbolic of new beginnings which is s key theme at Easter time. You can give a big bouquet or plants, such as hyacinths and mini daffodils in pots, which are easy to look after and give off an amazing scent.
Flowers in season at Easter include:
- Daisy chrysanthemums
If you live far away, it’s easy and straightforward to order online or from your local florist and have a beautiful bouquet delivered for you.
4. SEASON TICKETS
If your recipient has a hobby or passion, you can’t go wrong with buying them a season ticket that allows them to attend their favourite venue or event for free.
Best season tickets or membership cards include:
- Art galleries
Alternatively, if your recipient is a coffee lover, you can buy coffee gift cards from many of the coffee shop chains so that they can enjoy a free coffee whenever they want.
5. EXPERIENCE GIFTS
For the person who doesn’t need any more ‘stuff’ and is not into chocolate, a gift of an experience is always appreciated.
You can buy adrenaline-fueled experiences, including sky diving, gliding, paragliding or quad biking. Or, for a calmer experience, most companies offer wine tasting tours, hot air balloon flights, dinner cruises or weekends away.
Red Balloon offers over 5000 experiences Australia-wide and you can even enjoy a passenger flight in a jet fighter plane.
6. HOLIDAY GIFT VOUCHERS
it’s generally hard to get excited about receiving gift vouchers, but holiday gift vouchers are a great idea and sure to be received with enthusiasm. Your recipient can put the voucher towards any trip they want.
Qantas holidays offers vouchers from $50 upwards so you can still give a useful present without blowing your budget.