The tradition of giving Easter eggs has long been a favourite for most of us. Our collection of Christmas chocolate is a distant memory and we need a little something to look forward to in that little slump we get just before the warmer weather arrives.
There are no mentions of bunnies or chocolate eggs in the Bible or linked to the Easter story, but these traditions have been around for centuries nonetheless. The Easter bunny is said to have been introduced to America by German immigrants who brought with them stories of an egg laying hare. Their children would make them nests in which the hare would lay it’s brightly coloured eggs, so over the years this custom developed into an Easter morning delivery of chocolate and gifts in decorated baskets. The traditions vary across countries and cultures, with Switzerland having their Easter eggs delivered by a cuckoo!
The egg is a symbol of new life and fertility, strongly represented in pagan traditions in particular. The Christian faith associate eggs with the emergence of Jesus from his tomb, where they would decorate eggs during Lent when they were refraining from eating chocolate. They would then celebrate the resurrection on Easter Sunday with the tasty treats.
Here are some of our favourite chocolate inspired hampers that are perfect for gifting to your friends and family this Easter.
This hamper contains a selection of rich flavoured indulgences, all produced by Scotland’s most masterful chocolatiers. Full of delicious chocolate treats, this hamper also includes some ‘free from’ alternatives, ideal for someone who has more sensitive tummy.
This hamper basket is a wonderful combination of scrumptious chocolate and traditional raspberry liqueur from Edinburgh Gin. A great treat to share or to gift for Easter, this is a wonderful offering of lovingly handmade chocolates and a deliciously deep, tart liqueur that is distinctively Scottish.
Filled with artisan chocolates, this is the perfect hamper to celebrate Easter. The mixture of handmade chocolates with widely recognised champagne is great for an evening with friends over the Easter weekend or for gifting to someone special as a seasonal treat.
For an Easter gift that displays the very best of Scottish produce, this hamper is perfect. Filled with incredible cider, organic chocolate, handmade tablet and a decadent port and brandy pate, your gift will be greatly appreciated and remembered as the best Easter treat.
This hamper features a magical selection of delights where you can celebrate Easter with the best that Scotland has to offer. Perfect for enjoying over the long Easter weekend, the hamper is filled with cheese, fudge, jam, tablet, salmon, wine and much more.